Basculin

Basculin is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Hostile Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 550
Type Water
Species Hostile Pokémon
Height 3′03″ (1.0 m)
Weight 39.7 lbs (18.0 kg)
Abilities Adaptability
Reckless
Mold Breaker (hidden ability)
Local № 056 (Black/White)
104 (Black 2/White 2)
060 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
188 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 25 (3.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 161
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (base 10,240 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 92
170 311
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 80
148 284
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 98
180 324
Total 460 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Basculin.

Pokédex data

National № 550
Type Water
Species Hostile Pokémon
Height 3′03″ (1.0 m)
Weight 39.7 lbs (18.0 kg)
Abilities Adaptability
Rock Head
Mold Breaker (hidden ability)
Local № 056 (Black/White)
104 (Black 2/White 2)
060 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
188 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 25 (3.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 161
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (base 10,240 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 92
170 311
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 80
148 284
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 98
180 324
Total 460 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Basculin.

Evolution chart

Basculin changes

Pokédex entries

Red-Striped Form

Black Red and blue Basculin get along so poorly, they’ll start fighting instantly. These Pokémon are very hostile.
White Red and blue Basculin usually do not get along, but sometimes members of one school mingle with the other’s school.
Black 2
White 2
Red- and blue-striped Basculin are very violent and always fighting. They are also remarkably tasty.
X
Omega Ruby
Red- and blue-striped Basculin are very violent and always fighting. They are also remarkably tasty.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Red and blue Basculin usually do not get along, but sometimes members of one school mingle with the other’s school.
Ultra Sun Savage, violent Pokémon, red and blue Basculin are always fighting each other over territory.
Ultra Moon When a school of Basculin appears in a lake, everything else disappears, except for Corphish and Crawdaunt. That’s how violent Basculin are.

Blue-Striped Form

Ultra Sun Even Basculin, which devours everything it can with its huge jaws, is nothing more than food to organisms stronger than itself.
Ultra Moon Some people call it “the thug of the lake.” Whether the differences in color are meaningful is not yet known.

Moves learned by Basculin

Moves learnt by level up

Basculin learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
3UproarNormal 90 100
5HeadbuttNormal 70 100
7BiteDark 60 100
9Aqua JetWater 40 100
11Chip AwayNormal 70 100
14Take DownNormal 90 85
17CrunchDark 80 100
20Aqua TailWater 90 90
23SoakWater 100
26Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
30Scary FaceNormal 100
34FlailNormal 100
38Final GambitFighting 100
42ThrashNormal 120 100
46Head SmashRock 150 80

Egg moves

Basculin learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Basculin egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
BrineWater 65 100
Bubble BeamWater 65 100
Head SmashRock 150 80
Mud ShotGround 55 95
Muddy WaterWater 90 85
RageNormal 20 100
RevengeFighting 60 100
SwiftNormal 60
WhirlpoolWater 35 85

Move Tutor moves

Basculin can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
BounceFlying 85 85
EndeavorNormal 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
LiquidationWater 85 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
UproarNormal 90 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Basculin is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Basculin can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Basculin learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
3UproarNormal 90 100
5HeadbuttNormal 70 100
7BiteDark 60 100
9Aqua JetWater 40 100
11Chip AwayNormal 70 100
14Take DownNormal 90 85
17CrunchDark 80 100
20Aqua TailWater 90 90
23SoakWater 100
26Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
30Scary FaceNormal 100
34FlailNormal 100
38Final GambitFighting 100
42ThrashNormal 120 100
46Head SmashRock 150 80

Egg moves

Basculin learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Basculin egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
BrineWater 65 100
Bubble BeamWater 65 100
Mud ShotGround 55 95
Muddy WaterWater 90 85
RageNormal 20 100
RevengeFighting 60 100
SwiftNormal 60
WhirlpoolWater 35 85

Moves learnt by TM

Basculin is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Basculin can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Basculin sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Basculin  sprite from Black & White Basculin  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Basculin Shiny sprite from Black & White Basculin Shiny sprite from X & Y

Other languages

English Basculin
Japanese バスラオ (Bassrao)
German Barschuft
French Bargantua

Name origin

bass
a species of fish
masculine
tough, bold