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Basculegion (Japanese: イダイトウ Idaitou) is a Water/Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

Basculegion is a long fish-like Pokémon with green skin and a black streak along its back. It sports white fins with its dorsal fin having three spines. Around its body is a red or teal smoke that forms into facial "hair", eyebrows, and spots on its body. This red or teal smoke also fully engulfs its tail and creates a streak across its body.

Gender Differences

Females are teal, have shorter facial "hair", teal lips, and look less aggressive compared to their male counterparts.

Behavior

Basculegion is a ferocious Pokémon that gets enraged rather easily the moment one senses animosity and will attack its enemies relentlessly until the said enemies are defeated. They fight together with these souls, which attack opponents as if with a will of their own.

Male Basculegion, in addition to their vibrant red coloration, also tend to rush at foes head-on; females, on the other hand, possess a drabber blue pattern and prefer attacking from a distance. During mating season, males become even more vibrant as they attempt to attract mates. Ironically, outside of mating season, Basculegion tend to be solitary, as they require quite a bit of territory to thrive.

This species usually dwells in rivers, lakes, and waterfalls in the Hisui region.

Natural abilities

They are able to swim without tiring due to the souls that possess their body which grant them immense power.

Evolution

Basculegion evolves from White Striped Basculin after losing at least 294 HP from recoil damage, not counting damage that results in its fainting.

Game Info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity

Pokédex entries

  • Legends: Arceus

    Clads itself in the souls of comrades that perished before fulfilling their goals of journeying upstream. No other species throughout all Hisui's rivers is Basculegion's equal.


Stats

Basculegion's Stats
HP
120
Attack
112
Defense
65
Sp. Atk
1
Sp. Def
1
Speed
78
Total
377

Basculegion's Stats
HP
120
Attack
92
Defense
65
Sp. Atk
1
Sp. Def
1
Speed
78
Total
357

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VIII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 (Learn)
10 (Mastery)
Tackle 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
6 (Learn)
15 (Mastery)
Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical
11 (Learn)
20 (Mastery)
Bite 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
11 (Learn)
20 (Mastery)
Hex 65 100% 15 Ghost Special
18 (Learn)
28 (Mastery)
Zen Headbutt 80 90% 10 Psychic Physical
25 (Learn)
35 (Mastery)
Crunch 80 100% 10 Dark Physical
25 (Learn)
35 (Mastery)
Shadow Ball 80 100% 10 Ghost Special
34 (Learn)
45 (Mastery)
Wave Crash 75 100% 10 Water Physical
43 (Learn)
54 (Mastery)
Double-Edge 100 100% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Tutoring

Generation VIII
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
SWSHIoASWSHCTBDSP Ice Fang Type Ice.gif Physical 85 95% 15
SWSHIoASWSHCTBDSP Swift Type Normal.gif Special 60 —% 20
SWSHIoASWSHCTBDSP Ominous Wind Type Ghost.gif Special 60 100% 15
SWSHIoASWSHCTBDSP Calm Mind Type Psychic.gif Status —% 10
SWSHIoASWSHCTBDSP Rest Type Psychic.gif Status —% 10
SWSHIoASWSHCTBDSP Zen Headbutt Type Psychic.gif Physical 80 90% 10
SWSHIoASWSHCTBDSP Water Pulse Type Water.gif Special 60 —% 20
SWSHIoASWSHCTBDSP Icy Wind Type Ice.gif Special 60 95% 20
SWSHIoASWSHCTBDSP Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special 80 100% 10
SWSHIoASWSHCTBDSP Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 120 90% 5
SWSHIoASWSHCTBDSP Aqua Tail Type Water.gif Physical 85 90% 10
SWSHIoASWSHCTBDSP Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 120 90% 5
SWSHIoASWSHCTBDSP Ice Beam Type Ice.gif Special 80 100% 10
SWSHIoASWSHCTBDSP Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Trivia

Origin

Basculegion resembles a bass or salmon with its coloration being similar to the latter. The detail of its spirits originating from fallen Basculin being unable to handle migrating upstream could possibly reference the migration of salmon who often travel upstream to lay their eggs, with many usually not surviving during the migration. As Basculegion is a conglomerate of many restless spirits, it may also be inspired by Gashadokuro.

Basculegion may also be based on the highly endangered Sakhalin taimen, a salmonid freshwater fish native to Hokkaidō waters (the Hisui region is heavily based on the Hokkaidō region of Japan). The fish is also nicknamed the "phantom fish" in Japan.

Their biggest inspiration appears to be the sockeye salmon. This species of salmon usually undergo dramatic sexual dimorphism during reproductive maturity, also called "nuptial coloration". While males become redder, females are normally shown to have become paler. Its size may also be based on a largemouth bass. The two colorations are also slightly reminiscent of the stripe colors found on both types of Basculin.

Etymology

Basculegion comes from Basculin and "Legion" (a group of demons mentioned in the Bible and also a reference to the large amount of spirits that Basculegion holds.).

Gallery

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