549 #549 Lilligant #551 Sandile 551

Basculin Basculin #550 - Hostile Pokemon

Hear Basculin's Cry
type Water
gender 50.0% Male50.0% Female
height 3'3" 1.0 m
weight 39.7 lb. 18.0 kg
National: #550 | Unova: #056

Family Family

#550 - Basculin


Egg Groups Steps to Hatch
Water 2 10,200

Moves Moves


RecklessStrengthens recoil moves to 1.2× their power.
AdaptabilityIncreases the same-type attack bonus from 1.5× to 2×.

Level-up Moves

1FlailNormalPhysical115100%Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.
1TackleNormalPhysical5035100%Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.
1ThrashNormalPhysical12010100%Hits every turn for 2-3 turns, then confuses the user.
1Water GunWaterSpecial4025100%Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.
1Tail WhipNormalNone--30100%Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.
4UproarNormalSpecial9010100%Forced to use this move for several turns. Pokemon cannot fall asleep in that time.
7HeadbuttNormalPhysical7015100%Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.
10BiteDarkPhysical6025100%Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.
13Aqua JetWaterPhysical4020100%Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.
16Chip AwayNormalPhysical7020100%Ignores the target's stat modifiers.
20Take DownNormalPhysical902085%User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.
24CrunchDarkPhysical8015100%Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.
28Aqua TailWaterPhysical901090%Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.
32SoakWaterNone--20100%Changes the target's type to Water.
36Double-edgeNormalPhysical12015100%User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.
41Scary FaceNormalNone--10100%Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.
46FlailNormalPhysical115100%Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.
50Final GambitFightingSpecial15100%Inflicts damage equal to the user's remaining HP. User faints.
56ThrashNormalPhysical12010100%Hits every turn for 2-3 turns, then confuses the user.


TM6ToxicPoisonNone--1090%Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.
TM7HailIceNone--10--Changes the weather to a hailstorm for five turns.
TM10Hidden PowerNormalSpecial115100%Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.
TM12TauntDarkNone--20100%For the next few turns, the target can only use damaging moves.
TM13Ice BeamIceSpecial9510100%Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.
TM17ProtectNormalNone--10--Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.
TM18Rain DanceWaterNone--5--Changes the weather to rain for five turns.
TM21FrustrationNormalPhysical120100%Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.
TM27ReturnNormalPhysical120100%Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.
TM32Double TeamNormalNone--15--Raises the user's evasion by one stage.
TM42FacadeNormalPhysical7020100%Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.
TM44RestPsychicNone--10--User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.
TM45AttractNormalNone--15100%Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.
TM48RoundNormalSpecial6015100%Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.
TM55ScaldWaterSpecial8015100%Has a 30% chance to burn the target.
TM87SwaggerNormalNone--1590%Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.
TM88Sleep TalkNormalNone--10--Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.
TM90SubstituteNormalNone--10--Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.
TM100ConfideNormalNone--20--Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.
HM1CutNormalPhysical503095%Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.
HM3SurfWaterSpecial9515100%Inflicts regular damage and can hit Dive users.
HM5WaterfallWaterPhysical8015100%Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

Egg Moves

BubblebeamWaterSpecial6520100%Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.
AgilityPsychicNone--30--Raises the user's Speed by two stages.
RageNormalPhysical2020100%If the user is hit after using this move, its Attack rises by one stage.
SwiftNormalSpecial6020--Never misses.
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial351585%Prevents the target from leaving battle and inflicts 1/16 its max HP in damage for 2-5 turns.
RevengeFightingPhysical6010100%Inflicts double damage if the user takes damage before attacking this turn.
Muddy WaterWaterSpecial951085%Has a 30% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.
Mud ShotGroundSpecial551595%Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.
BrineWaterSpecial6510100%Has double power against Pokemon that have less than half their max HP remaining.

Stats Stats

at level 100 Base Hindering (90%) Neutral (100%) Beneficial (110%)
250 - 344250 - 344250 - 344
170 - 254189 - 283207 - 311
121 - 206135 - 229148 - 251
Sp. Attack80
148 - 233165 - 259181 - 284
Sp. Defense55
103 - 188115 - 209126 - 229
180 - 265201 - 295221 - 324

Other Stats

Base Experience Max Experience Catch Rate Happiness EV Yields
161 1,000,000 25 70 Speed: 2 points

Images Images


Flavor Text Flavortext

Black 2Red- and blue-striped Basculin are very violent and always fighting. They are also remarkably tasty.
White 2
BlackRed and blue Basculin get along so poorly, they'll start fighting instantly. These Pokemon are very hostile.
549 #549 Lilligant #551 Sandile 551