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Pokemon Sword and Shield Basculin

Pokemon Sword and Shield Basculin is a Water Type Hostile Pokémon, which makes it weak against Grass, Electric type moves. You can find and catch Basculin in Motostoke Riverbank with a 65% chance to appear during Normal Weather weather. The Max IV Stats of Basculin are 70 HP, 92 Attack, 80 SP Attack, 65 Defense, 55 SP Defense, and 98 Speed.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Basculin
Regular
Shiny
Basculin Galar Pokedex ID: 154

List of Basculin Max IV Stats in Pokemon SW SH.

StatAmountBar Graph
Total460
HP70
Attack92
Defense65
Special Attack80
Special Defense55
Speed98

Based on this pokemon's stats we consider the best nature for Basculin to have is Naive, this will increase it's Speed and decrease it's Sp. Def stats.

Basculin Abilities

Ability Type Effect
RecklessNormal
AdaptabilityNormal
Mold BreakerHidden

Sword Pokedex Entry

Anglers love the fight this Pokémon puts up on the hook. And there are always more to catch— many people release them into lakes illicitly.

Shield Pokedex Entry

In the past, it often appeared on the dinner table. The meat of red-striped Basculin is on the fatty side, and it's more popular with the youth.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Basculin Evolutions

How do i evolve Basculin in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Currently Pokemon Sword and Shield Basculin does not have an evolution form in Generation 8.

Basculin Locations in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Where do i find and how to get Basculin?

A popular spawn location you can find Basculin is in the Motostoke Riverbank area with a 65% chance to spawn during Normal weather.

Overworld Spawns (Visible in-game)

Pokemon Location Weather Spawn Lvl
Motostoke Riverbank
65%40 - 43
Motostoke Riverbank
50%40 - 43
Motostoke Riverbank
55%40 - 43
Motostoke Riverbank
30%40 - 43
Motostoke Riverbank
70%40 - 43
Motostoke Riverbank
30%40 - 43
Motostoke Riverbank
10%40 - 43
Motostoke Riverbank
35%40 - 43
Motostoke Riverbank
50%40 - 43

Non Overworld Spawns (NOT Visible - Randomly found in tall grass)

Pokemon Location Weather Spawn Lvl
Hulbury
10%20 - 24
Motostoke Riverbank
35%26 - 28
North Lake Miloch
2%14 - 16
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Pokemon Sword and Shield Basculin Raids

Where do i find Basculin Raids?

You can find Basculin raids in the following locations: Bridge Field, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Giant's Mirror, Lake of Outrage, North Lake Miloch, South Lake Miloch, West Lake Axewell.

You can Click/Tap the links below to view where to find Basculin Raid Spawn Locations in Pokemon Sw and Sh.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Basculin Weakness

Basculin is a Water Type pokemon. This will cause it to take More Damage from Grass, Electric Type Moves and will take Less Damage from Steel, Fire, Water, Ice type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
Damage
2.0x
Damage
Grass
Electric
0.5x
Damage
Steel
Fire
Water
Ice
0.25x
Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Basculin Weak Against?

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What pokemon is Basculin Strong Against?

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Pokemon SW and SH Basculin Moves List

What moves can Basculin learn from TMs, TRs, and Leveling?

Basculin can learn the rock type move Head Smash at level 56. This Physical move User receives recoil damage. Bolded Pow numbers are adjusted for this pokemon's Water type +50% STAB damage.

Basculin Level Up Moves

Lvl Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
01Water GunSpecial6010025
01Tail WhipStatus10030Lowers opponent's Defense.
04TacklePhysical4010035
08FlailPhysical10015The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
12Aqua JetPhysical6010020User attacks first.
16BitePhysical6010025May cause flinching.
20Scary FaceStatus10010Sharply lowers opponent's Speed.
24HeadbuttPhysical7010015May cause flinching.
28SoakStatus10020Changes the target's type to water.
32CrunchPhysical8010015May lower opponent's Defense.
36Take DownPhysical908520User receives recoil damage.
40Final GambitSpecial1005Inflicts damage equal to the user's remaining HP. User faints.
44Aqua TailPhysical1359010
48ThrashPhysical12010010User attacks for 2-3 turns but then becomes confused.
52Double-EdgePhysical12010015User receives recoil damage.
56Head SmashPhysical150805User receives recoil damage.

TM Moves Basculin can learn

TM Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TM21RestStatus10User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM24SnoreSpecial5010015Can only be used if asleep. May cause flinching.
TM25ProtectStatus10Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM26Scary FaceStatus10010Sharply lowers opponent's Speed.
TM27Icy WindSpecial559515Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM31AttractStatus10015If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM33Rain DanceStatus5Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM35HailStatus10Non-Ice types are damaged for 5 turns.
TM36WhirlpoolSpecial52.58515Traps opponent, damaging them for 4-5 turns.
TM39FacadePhysical7010020Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM40SwiftSpecial6020Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM42RevengePhysical6010010Power increases if user was hit first.
TM45DivePhysical12010010Dives underwater on first turn, attacks on second turn.
TM52BouncePhysical85855Springs up on first turn, attacks on second. May paralyze opponent.
TM53Mud ShotSpecial559515Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM55BrineSpecial97.510010Power doubles if opponent's HP is less than 50%.
TM58AssurancePhysical6010010Power doubles if opponent already took damage in the same turn.
TM67Ice FangPhysical659515May cause flinching and/or freeze opponent.
TM76RoundSpecial6010015Power increases if teammates use it in the same turn.

Basculin TR Moves

TR Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TR03Hydro PumpSpecial165805
TR04SurfSpecial13510015Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
TR05Ice BeamSpecial9010010May freeze opponent.
TR12AgilityStatus30Sharply raises user's Speed.
TR16WaterfallPhysical12010015May cause flinching.
TR20SubstituteStatus10Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TR21ReversalPhysical10015The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
TR26EndureStatus10Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TR27Sleep TalkStatus10User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TR32CrunchPhysical8010015May lower opponent's Defense.
TR35UproarSpecial9010010User attacks for 3 turns and prevents sleep.
TR37TauntStatus10020Opponent can only use moves that attack.
TR39SuperpowerPhysical1201005Lowers user's Attack and Defense.
TR45Muddy WaterSpecial1358510May lower opponent's Accuracy.
TR69Zen HeadbuttPhysical809015May cause flinching.
TR84ScaldSpecial12010015May burn opponent.
TR97Psychic FangsPhysical8510010The user bites the target with its psychic capabilities. This can also destroy Light Screen and Reflect.
TR98LiquidationPhysical127.510010The user slams into the target using a full-force blast of water. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.

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