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Basculin

Class: Rare
Type:
Water
Catch Rate: 25
Level Gain Rate: Medium Fast
Base Reward EXP: 563
Reward EV Point: Speed: 2
Basculin in game: 766 Who?
AVG Level: 37
Gender Ratios:
50% Male
50% Female
Pokemon Id: 550

Base Stats

HP: 70
Attack: 92
Defense: 65
SpAttack: 80
SpDefense: 55
Speed: 98
Total: 460
Default Ability 1: Anger
Default Ability 2: Berserk
Default Ability 3: Bonus Damage
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: armorkingtv21

Basculin's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 100% : 100% : 100% : 200% : 100% : 50% : 100% : 100% : 200%
: 100% : 50% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 50% : 50%

Basculin's Transformation Line

#550 Basculin
Water (Type 1)
Level 56
Use item Mega Gem
#8550 Mega Basculin
Water (Type 1)

Basculin's Other Forms

#2550 Shiny-Basculin
Water (Type 1)
#4550 Basculin-Blue
Water (Type 1)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Basculin Can Learn

ID: 117 Cut HM01 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 30 Accuracy: 95
ID: 294 Hyper Surf HM03 Category: Special Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 689 Whirlpool HM05 Category: Special Base Power: 35 PP: 15 Accuracy: 85
ID: 687 Waterfall HM07 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 133 Dive HM08 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100

Basculin's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 199 Flail Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 626 Tackle Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 50 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 629 Tail Whip Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 642 Thrash Level: 1 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 10 Accuracy: 75
ID: 681 Water Gun Level: 1 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 667 Uproar Level: 4 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 265 Headbutt Level: 7 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 48 Bite Level: 10 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 20 Aqua Jet Level: 13 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 86 Chip Away Level: 16 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 631 Take Down Level: 20 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 113 Crunch Level: 24 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 22 Aqua Tail Level: 28 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 568 Soak Level: 32 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 140 Double-Edge Level: 36 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 513 Scary Face Level: 41 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 264 Head Smash Level: 46 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80
ID: 190 Final Gambit Level: 50 Category: Special Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Basculin Can Learn

ID: 653 Toxic TM006 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 258 Hail TM007 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 278 Hidden Power TM010 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 632 Taunt TM012 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 300 Ice Beam TM013 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 449 Protect TM017 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 471 Rain Dance TM018 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 226 Frustration TM021 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 485 Return TM027 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 139 Double Team TM032 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 179 Facade TM042 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 482 Rest TM044 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 30 Attract TM045 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 504 Round TM048 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 512 Scald TM055 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 617 Swagger TM087 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 90
ID: 556 Sleep Talk TM088 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 608 Substitute TM090 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 94 Confide TM100 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 308 Icy Wind TM116 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 567 Snore TM120 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 517 Secret Power TM129 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 706 Zen Headbutt TM152 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 90
ID: 62 Bounce TM174 Category: Physical Base Power: 85 PP: 5 Accuracy: 85
ID: 614 Superpower TM176 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 621 Swift TM178 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 22 Aqua Tail TM207 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90
ID: 170 Endeavor TM218 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 667 Uproar TM224 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 12 Agility TM230 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 487 Revenge TM236 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 469 Rage TM251 Category: Physical Base Power: 20 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 66 Brine TM288 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 391 Muddy Water TM316 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 85
ID: 389 Mud Shot TM334 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 69 Bubble Beam TM336 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
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Official Pokemon Info from Bulbapedia (Content is available under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5)

Basculin
Hostile Pokémon
????
Bassrao
#550
Basculin
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water
Abilities
Reckless or Adaptability
Red-Striped Form
Rock Head or Adaptability
Blue-Striped Form
Mold Breaker
Hidden Ability
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
25 (3.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 2
Hatch time
10537 - 10793 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Weight
39.7 lbs. 18.0 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#056/#104
Unova
Mountain
#060
Kalos
Browser
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
161
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
Body style
Body03.png
Footprint
F550.png
Pokédex color
 Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Basculin (Japanese???? Bassrao) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it does have two different appearancesRed-Striped Form, which has a red stripe and irises, with a round eye and spiky fins; and Blue-Striped Form, which has a blue stripe and irises, with a slit eye and smooth fins.

Biology

The bodies of both the red- and blue-striped forms are the same. They have a green, ovoid body, tapering off in the rear to a trapezoidal tail fin. A thick black stripe covers the top of their body from mouth to tail and a white, dorsal fin with four protrusions resembling spikes. Their lower jaw juts ahead of their upper jaw, with a small indent near the edges of their mouth. Both forms have three black dots on both sides of their body, behind their pectoral fins.

The main difference between the two forms of Basculin is the color of the stripe that separates the black and green on their body. Both forms of Basculin have fins in the same places, with one on top of their body ahead of the tail fin, one below the body ahead of the tail fin, and two side fins. However, red-striped Basculin have jagged fins that resemble tridents, whereas blue-striped Basculin have smooth fins all around. Red-striped Basculin have circular, red eyes, while blue-striped Basculin have narrower, blue eyes.

Both forms of Basculin are extremely hostile, especially towards their opposite form. Red- and blue-striped Basculin generally start fighting each other on sight. However, on rare occasions, one form may swim with the other's school. Basculin are also consumed by humans and are considered very delicious.

In the anime

 
 
A blue-striped Basculin in the anime
 
A red-striped Basculin in the anime

Major appearances

Both forms of Basculin appeared in A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!Cilan managed to capture a blue-striped one; however, a wild Frillish released it. A few other Basculin appeared during the episode. A red-striped and a blue-striped one were seen being reeled in by two unnamed TrainersIris managed to fish another Blue-Striped one with her bare hands but was penalized for it.

A red-striped Basculin appeared in PK22.

Minor appearances

A photo of multiple Basculin appeared in The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!.

Multiple Basculin made an appearance in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 and Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2.

Multiple blue-striped Basculin appeared in Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice.

Multiple red-striped Basculin appeared in The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo!.

Multiple red-striped Basculin and one Blue-Striped appeared in Going for the Gold!

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW037 Basculin Ash's Pokédex Basculin, the Hostile Pokémon. Basculin can be very violent and red and blue Basculin do not get along well, frequently resulting in battles.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

 
Red-striped Basculin in Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

In The Key to Triple BattlesCheren uses a red-striped Basculin against Monta in a Triple Battle

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

 
Red-striped Basculin in Pokémon Adventures
 
Blue-striped Basculin in Pokémon Adventures

A member of the Shadow Triad used a blue-striped Basculin to attack Lenora at Nacrene City

In the TCG

Main article: Basculin (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V  
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 Red- and blue-striped Basculin are very violent and always fighting. They are also remarkably tasty.
White 2
Generation VI  
X Red- and blue-striped Basculin are very violent and always fighting. They are also remarkably tasty.
Y Red and blue Basculin usually do not get along, but sometimes members of one school mingle with the other's school.
Omega Ruby Red- and blue-striped Basculin are very violent and always fighting. They are also remarkably tasty.
Alpha Sapphire Red and blue Basculin usually do not get along, but sometimes members of one school mingle with the other's school.

 

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V  
Black
Routes 13611, and 14Striaton CityWellspring CavePinwheel ForestDragonspiral TowerChallenger's CaveVictory RoadVillage BridgeGiant ChasmAbundant Shrine, and Lostlorn Forest (Surfing or fishing)
Blue-Striped Form are only found in rippling water.
White
Routes 13611, and 14Striaton CityWellspring CavePinwheel ForestDragonspiral TowerChallenger's CaveVictory RoadVillage BridgeGiant ChasmAbundant Shrine, and Lostlorn Forest (Surfing or fishing)
Red-Striped Form are only found in rippling water.
Black 2
Routes 136111314192022, and 23Aspertia CityFloccesy RanchRelic PassageClay TunnelDragonspiral TowerStriaton CityWellspring CavePinwheel ForestUndella TownHumilau CityVictory RoadVillage BridgeGiant ChasmAbundant ShrineNature Preserve, and Lostlorn Forest (Surfing or fishing)
Blue-Striped Form are only found in rippling water.
White 2
Routes 136111314192022, and 23Aspertia CityFloccesy RanchRelic PassageClay TunnelDragonspiral TowerStriaton CityWellspring CavePinwheel ForestUndella TownHumilau CityVictory RoadVillage BridgeGiant ChasmAbundant ShrineNature Preserve, and Lostlorn Forest (Surfing or fishing)
Red-Striped Form are only found in rippling water.
Dream World
Sparkling Sea*
Generation VI  
X
Routes 15 and 16Laverre CityCouriway Town (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Blue-Striped Form requires Good Rod, and Red-Striped Form requires Super Rod.
Route 21 (Good Rod or Super Rod - Red-Striped Form only)
Y
Routes 15 and 16Laverre CityCouriway Town (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Red-Striped Form requires Good Rod, and Blue-Striped Form requires Super Rod.
Route 21 (Good Rod or Super Rod - Red-Striped Form only)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank

 

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Lake: Soothing Shore (Blue-Striped)
Lake: Shimmering Lake (Red-Striped)
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Make a Big Splash! (both fins)
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 2 (Red fin)
Island of Haste: Stage 4 (Blue fin)
Rumble World
Black Realm: Soothing Shore (All Areas)

 

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White DeepSeaTooth DeepSeaTooth (5%)* DeepSeaScale DeepSeaScale (5%)*
Black 2 White 2 DeepSeaTooth DeepSeaTooth (5%)* DeepSeaScale DeepSeaScale (5%)*
X Y Deep Sea Tooth Deep Sea Tooth (5%)* Deep Sea Scale Deep Sea Scale (5%)*

In-game trades

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70  
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 92  
87 - 158 170 - 311
Defense: 65  
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 80  
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 55  
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 98  
92 - 165 180 - 324
Total: 460   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:  
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Psychic
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
Weak to:
Grass
Electric
Immune to:
None
Resistant to:
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Ice ½×

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Tail Whip Normal Status 100% 30
1 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 35
1 Water Gun Water Special 40 100% 25
3 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
5 Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
7 Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
9 Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
11 Chip Away Normal Physical 70 100% 20
14 Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
17 Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
20 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
23 Soak Water Status 100% 20
26 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
30 Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
34 Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
38 Final Gambit Fighting Special 100% 5
42 Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
46 Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Basculin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Basculin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

 
Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 100% 20
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 90 100% 15
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM98 Waterfall Water Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Basculin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Basculin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GoldeenSeakingCarvanhaSharpedoLuvdisc Agility Psychic Status —% 30
QwilfishWailmerWailordAlomomolaWishiwashi Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
ChinchouLanturnRemoraidOctillery Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
RemoraidRelicanth Mud Shot* Ground Special 55 95% 15
BarboachWhiscash Muddy Water Water Special 90 85% 10
CarvanhaSharpedo Rage Normal Physical 20 100% 20
Qwilfish Revenge Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
Remoraid Swift* Normal Special 60 —% 20
WailmerWailordFinneonLumineonAlomomola Whirlpool Water Special 35 85% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Basculin in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Basculin in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Basculin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Basculin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Basculin can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Basculin cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Basculin
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Basculin
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ???
Defense ??
Speed ???
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2550.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He likes the water where he lives, but he sometimes swims to another Area for fun.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ?????

BT550.png

 
 
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ?????

BT550B.png

 
 

Evolution

Red-Striped

Red-Striped
Basculin
Does not evolve
Basculin
 Water 

 

Blue-Striped

Blue-Striped
Basculin
Does not evolve
Basculin
 Water 

 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 550.png Spr b 5b 550.png   Spr 5b 550.png Spr b 5b 550.png
Spr 5b 550B.png Spr b 5b 550B.png   Spr 5b 550B.png Spr b 5b 550B.png
Spr 5b 550 s.png Spr b 5b 550 s.png   Spr 5b 550 s.png Spr b 5b 550 s.png
Spr 5b 550B s.png Spr b 5b 550B s.png   Spr 5b 550B s.png Spr b 5b 550B s.png
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 550.png Spr b 6x 550.png   Spr 6x 550.png Spr b 6x 550.png
Spr 6x 550B.png Spr b 6x 550B.png   Spr 6x 550B.png Spr b 6x 550B.png
Spr 6x 550 s.png Spr b 6x 550 s.png   Spr 6x 550 s.png Spr b 6x 550 s.png
Spr 6x 550B s.png Spr b 6x 550B s.png   Spr 6x 550B s.png Spr b 6x 550B s.png
Front Back   Front Back
550MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Basculin images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Black and White, blue-striped Basculin have the same two standard possible Abilities as red-striped Basculin—Reckless and Adaptability (and is listed as such in Pokédex 3D); however, the blue-striped Basculin that can be obtained via in-game trade in White has the Ability Rock Head. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, wild blue-striped Basculin's two standard possible Abilities are Rock Head and Adaptability, while red-striped Basculin's stay the same (and are listed as such in Pokédex 3D Pro). However, blue-striped Basculin bred in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 have Reckless and Adaptability as their two standard Abilities. When a blue-striped Basculin with Reckless is transferred from Generation V to Generation VI, its Ability is changed to Rock Head.
  • Basculin shares its category with Zweilous. They are both known as the Hostile Pokémon.
  • Basculin's Pokédex entries in Pokémon Black 2, White 2X, and Omega Ruby describe the species as being very tasty, one of the rare instances that hint at Pokémon being used for food.

Origin

Basculin were most likely inspired by a bass or piranha, the latter of which has historically been viewed as violent.

According to interviews with Ken Sugimori in Nintendo Dream, Basculin was made up late in development when they realized there were few new 'standard' fish-like Pokémon in Unova, the only others being AlomomolaStunfiskFrillish and Jellicent. It was given two forms to make up for the small amount of fish in the region, and based on a bass since there are wild bass in New York state.

Name origin

Basculin is a combination of bass and masculine.

Bassrao may be a combination of bass and ?? masurao (warrior, referring to its bold, violent nature) or ???? bakarao (bacalhau).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ???? Bassrao From bass and ?? masurao or ???? bakarao
France Flag.png French Bargantua From bar and Gargantua, a powerful giant in French literature
Spain Flag.png Spanish Basculin Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Barschuft From Barsch and Schuft
Italy Flag.png Italian Basculin Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean ???? Bessnai From bass and ??? sana'i; may also be based on ????? sana'ida'um or ????? sana'ida'un.
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese ???? Yéhmàahnlòuhyú*
???? Yúhngsihlòuhyú*
From ?? yéhmàahn and ?? lòuhyú
From ?? yúhngsih and ?? lòuhyú
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese ???? / ???? Yemánlúyú*
???? / ???? Yongshìlúyú*
From ?? yemán and ?? lúyú
From ?? yongshì and ?? lúyú
 
 

 

Red-Striped Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ???????? Red-Striped Form
Chinese Cantonese ?????? Hùhngtìuhmàhn-dik Yeuhngjí *
Mandarin ?????? / ?????? Hóngtiáowén-de Yàngzi *
?? Hóngxiàn *
France Flag.png French Motif Rouge
Germany Flag.png German Rotlinige Form
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Linearossa
South Korea Flag.png Korean ???? ?? Red-Striped Form
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Raya Roja
 

Blue-Striped Form

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ???????? Blue-Striped Form
Chinese Cantonese ?????? Làahmtìuhmàhn-dik Yeuhngjí *
Mandarin ?????? / ?????? Lántiáowén-de Yàngzi *
?? Lánxiàn *
France Flag.png French Motif Bleu
Germany Flag.png German Blaulinige Form
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Lineablu
South Korea Flag.png Korean ???? ?? Blue-Striped Form
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Raya Azul
 
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