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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Bastiodon

Bastiodon
Shield Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Bastiodon is a Rock and Steel Type Shield Pokémon, with a 5.9% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Bastiodon can be found with Sturdy as an Ability and has a Erratic growth rate with a 2 Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Relaxed Nature, based on 495 combined Base Stats.

Shining Pearl Exclusive

Bastiodon Stats and Abilities

Based on Bastiodon Base IVs we consider this pokemon C-Tier choice. Bastiodon Highest IV Stat is Defense 168 and the Lowest being Speed 30.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP60230324
F
Attack5298223
S
Defense168306478
F
Special Attack4789212
B
Special Defense138252412
F
Speed3058174
C
Total495
Bastiodon Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Relaxed
+10% Defense
-10% Speed
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sour
Dislikes: Sweet
EV Yield2 Defense
Growth RateErratic
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsMonster
Egg Cycles30 (7,454–7,710 steps)
Abilities Description
Sturdy
Ability 1
Sturdy allows the Pokémon to survive with 1 HP if attacked at full HP with an attack that would otherwise knock it out. It also prevents One-Hit-KO moves (Fissure, Horn Drill, Guillotine or Sheer Cold).
Soundproof
Hidden Ability
Soundproof grants the Pokémon immunity to all sound-based moves, preventing all damage and effects.

How To Evolve Bastiodon in BDSP

Shieldon requires (Level 30) to evolve into Bastiodon.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Shieldon
Level 30
Bastiodon

Where To Find Bastiodon in BDSP

Bastiodon has 1 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 20 Shieldon, within the Mining Museum location using the Fossil method.

Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Mining Museum
Interact
Shieldon
Lv. 20

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Bastiodon Weakness

Bastiodon is a Rock and Steel Type pokemon. This will cause Bastiodon to take More Damage from Water, Fighting, Ground Type Moves, and Less Damage from Rock, Bug, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, Fairy, Poison, Normal, Flying Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
Fighting
Ground
2.0x
More Damage
Water
0.5x
Less Damage
Rock
Bug
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Fairy
0.25x
Less Damage
Normal
Flying
Immune to Damage
Poison

What pokemon is Bastiodon Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Groudon
S
Garchomp
S
Manaphy

What pokemon is Bastiodon Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Arceus
S
Mewtwo
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
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Best Moves Bastiodon in BDSP

Best Moveset for Bastiodon Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
15
Take Down
Physical
90
85 20 User receives recoil damage.
51
Iron Head
Physical
120
100 15 May cause flinching.
28
Ancient Power
Special
90
100 5 May raise all user's stats at once.
1
Tackle
Physical
40
100 35 A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.

Best Moveset for Bastiodon TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM68
Giga Impact
Physical
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Special
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM14
Blizzard
Special
110
70 5 May freeze opponent.
TM38
Fire Blast
Special
110
85 5 May burn opponent.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Bastiodon Level Up Moves

List of Moves Bastiodon can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Block
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Opponent cannot flee or switch.
1
Tackle
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
1
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
6
Taunt
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Opponent can only use moves that attack.
10
Metal Sound
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 40
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Special Defense.
15
Take Down
Power: 90
Acc: 85
PP: 20
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
19
Iron Defense
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Sharply raises user's Defense.
24
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
28
Ancient Power
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Special

May raise all user's stats at once.
36
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
43
Metal Burst
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Deals damage equal to 1.5x opponent's attack.
51
Iron Head
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
58
Heavy Slam
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

The heavier the user, the stronger the attack.
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Bastiodon TM Moves

List of Moves Bastiodon can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM05
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM12
Taunt
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Opponent can only use moves that attack.
TM13
Ice Beam
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM14
Blizzard
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM23
Iron Tail
Power:
150
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM24
Thunderbolt
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM25
Thunder
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 10
Special

May paralyze opponent.
TM26
Earthquake
Power: 100
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM28
Dig
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM34
Shock Wave
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM35
Flamethrower
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM38
Fire Blast
Power: 110
Acc: 85
PP: 5
Special

May burn opponent.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power:
90
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM41
Torment
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

Opponent cannot use the same move in a row.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM68
Giga Impact
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
TM69
Rock Polish
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
TM71
Stone Edge
Power:
150
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
TM72
Avalanche
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if user took damage first.
TM76
Stealth Rock
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Damages opponent switching into battle.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power:
112.5
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM91
Flash Cannon
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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