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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Gastrodon

Gastrodon
Sea Slug Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Gastrodon is a Water and Ground Type Sea Slug Pokémon, with a 9.8% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Gastrodon can be found with as an Ability and has a Medium Fast growth rate with a 2 HP EV Yield. We recommend the Quiet Nature, based on 475 combined Base Stats.

Gastrodon Stats and Abilities

Based on Gastrodon Base IVs we consider this pokemon C-Tier choice. Gastrodon Highest IV Stat is Special Attack 92 and the Lowest being Speed 39.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
D
HP111332426
D
Attack83153291
E
Defense68126258
C
Special Attack92170311
E
Special Defense82152289
F
Speed3974194
C
Total475
Gastrodon Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Quiet
+10% Special Attack
-10% Speed
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Dry
Dislikes: Sweet
EV Yield2 HP
Growth RateMedium Fast
Catch Rate75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsAmorphous, Water 1
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Ability 1

How To Evolve Gastrodon in BDSP

Shellos requires (Level 30) to evolve into Gastrodon.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Shellos
Level 30
Gastrodon

Where To Find Gastrodon in BDSP

Gastrodon has 10 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Shellos, within the Fountainspring Cave location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
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
Valley Windworks
5 - 1%
Shellos
Lv. 7-9
Route 213
5 - 1%
Shellos
Lv. 20-22
Route 222
5 - 1%
Gastrodon
Lv. 40-42
Route 205
20 - 5%
Shellos
Lv. 11
Route 221
20 - 5%
Gastrodon
Lv. 29-30
Route 221
20 - 5%
Shellos
Lv. 28
Route 218
20 - 5%
Gastrodon
Lv. 29-30
Route 218
20 - 5%
Shellos
Lv. 28
Fuego Ironworks
20 - 5%
Gastrodon
Lv. 29-30
Fuego Ironworks
20 - 5%
Shellos
Lv. 28
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Route 224
100 - 20%
Shellos
Lv. 23
Route 224
5 - 1%
Gastrodon
Lv. 52-53
Route 230
100 - 20%
Gastrodon
Lv. 51
Fountainspring Cave
Start
Gastrodon
Lv. 16-63
Fountainspring Cave
Start
Shellos
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Gastrodon Weakness

Gastrodon is a Water and Ground Type pokemon. This will cause Gastrodon to take More Damage from Grass Type Moves, and Less Damage from Steel, Fire, Poison, Rock, Electric Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
Grass
2.0x
More Damage
0.5x
Less Damage
Steel
Fire
Poison
Rock
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage
Electric

What pokemon is Gastrodon Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Celebi
A
Tangrowth
A
Exeggutor
A
Sceptile
B
Venusaur

What pokemon is Gastrodon Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Ho-Oh
S
Dialga
S
Tyranitar
S
Metagross
S
Heatran
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Best Moves Gastrodon in BDSP

Best Moveset for Gastrodon Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
39
Earth Power
Special
135
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
33
Muddy Water
Special
135
85 10 May lower opponent's Accuracy.
25
Body Slam
Physical
85
100 15 May paralyze opponent.
20
Ancient Power
Special
60
100 5 May raise all user's stats at once.

Best Moveset for Gastrodon 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.
TM26
Earthquake
Physical
150
100 10 Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
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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Gastrodon Level Up Moves

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

Lvl Move Desc
1
Water Gun
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

1
Mud-Slap
Power:
30
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
1
Harden
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Raises user's Defense.
1
Recover
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User recovers half its max HP.
15
Water Pulse
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
20
Ancient Power
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Special

May raise all user's stats at once.
25
Body Slam
Power: 85
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
33
Muddy Water
Power:
135
Acc: 85
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Accuracy.
39
Earth Power
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
46
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
53
Memento
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

User faints, sharply lowers opponent's Attack and Special Attack.
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Gastrodon TM Moves

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

TM Move Desc
TM03
Water Pulse
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
TM07
Hail
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Non-Ice types are damaged for 5 turns.
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.
TM26
Earthquake
Power:
150
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM28
Dig
Power:
120
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.
TM36
Sludge Bomb
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

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

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power: 60
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
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.
TM49
Scald
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM55
Brine
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Power doubles if opponent's HP is less than 50%.
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.
TM70
Flash
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
TM71
Stone Edge
Power: 100
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power: 75
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:
90
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.
TM95
Surf
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

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

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM99
Waterfall
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
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