Basculegion (Pokémon)

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Basculegion
Big Fish Pokémon
イダイトウ
Idaitou
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Basculegion



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Ghost
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Swift Swim or Adaptability Cacophony
Cacophony
Mold Breaker
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 2
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
9'10" 3.0 m
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Weight
242.5 lbs. 110.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
265
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Basculegion
2
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
50
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Basculegion (Japanese: イダイトウ Idaitou) is a dual-type Water/Ghost Pokémon introduced during Generation VIII, in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

It evolves from White-Striped Basculin when leveled up after losing at least 294 HP from recoil damage without fainting.

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Evolution data for these details.)

Biology

Basculegion is a large, green, fish-like Pokémon. It has a jagged mouth with pointed teeth. Its spine is aligned with a dark gray line, with colored stripes that flank it on either side and extend around its gills, along with spots scattered across its body. These accents are red in male Basculegion, and light blue in female Basculegion. Their eyes also match the appropriate color, and they look fierce on males and drowsy or sad on females. It has a pair of white pectoral fins, a three-spiked dorsal fin, and a two-spiked ventral fin. Additional smoke-like features cover Basculegion's face in a manner resembling barbels; female Basculegion sport shorter ones and lack the two small fins that the males have on their chin, instead having more blue markings around their lips and eyes.

Basculegion's evolution is achieved by a White-Striped Basculin being possessed by the souls of other Basculin in its school who did not survive their harsh journey swimming upstream. These souls wrap around Basculegion's body, particularly along its rear half. They are colored red on male Basculegion, said to be caused by the souls' rage; and light blue on female Basculegion, whose paleness resulted from the sadness within the souls. When it senses danger, Basculegion will turn hostile and attack along with its souls until the enemy is defeated. The souls within Basculegion are said to have a will of their own and provide Basculegion with the power needed to swim on without tiring.[1] Male Basculegion are known for their powerful jumps, while female Basculegion can conjure and control terrifying illusions against its opponents. Basculegion is said to have no equal in the rivers of the Hisui region. In the present day, it's only known to be found in Kitakami's Timeless Woods along with its pre-evolved form.

A special male Basculegion is worshiped in Hisui due to him being a descendant of one of the 10 ancient Pokémon who received a blessing from Arceus. In particular, he is one of the Ride Pokémon who resides in Cobalt Coastlands and assists humans. This ride Basculegion can dash and can leap over anything by jumping up twice.

Evolution

Basculegion evolves from White-Striped Basculin.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Basculin
White-Striped Form
 Water 
 
Male
 
First evolution
Basculegion
Male
 Water  Ghost 
 
Female
 
First evolution
Basculegion
Female
 Water  Ghost 

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#167
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl.
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.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#195
Blueberry
#—
Male
Scarlet This Pokémon is cloaked in the souls of its comrades who perished during a punishing journey to the river of their birth.
Violet It can jump with incredible power. Parts of its body are tinged red by the rage of its fallen friends.
Female
Scarlet The souls of its comrades cloak its body and propel it effortlessly through even raging rapids.
Violet It can afflict a target with terrifying illusions that are under its control. The deeper the sadness in its friends' souls, the paler Basculegion becomes.


 
Basculegion in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Cobalt Coastlands: Massive Mass Outbreaks
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Trade
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)



Held items

Games Held items
Legends: Arceus
  Normal
  Pop Pod (35%)
Grit items by level
  Alpha
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Due to the different way stats are calculated in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, exact minimum and maximum stats are not shown in these tables.

Male Basculegion
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
120
180 - 227 350 - 444
112
105 - 180 206 - 355
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
78
74 - 143 144 - 280
Total:
530
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Female Basculegion
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
120
180 - 227 350 - 444
92
87 - 158 170 - 311
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
78
74 - 143 144 - 280
Total:
530
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
011 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100100% 10
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
044 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
088 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
1212 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
1616 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2020 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2424 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2828 Soak Water Status 0000 100100% 20
3232 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3636 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4040 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
4444 Wave Crash Water Physical 120120 100100% 10
4848 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
5252 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
5656 Head Smash Rock Physical 150150 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Basculegion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Basculegion

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM010  TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM017  TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM032  TM032* Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM042  TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM047  TM047* Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052  TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM059  TM059* Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM063  TM063 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM077  TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM110  TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM123  TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM142  TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM151  TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156  TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM191  TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM196  TM196 Flip Turn Water Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM200  TM200 Scale Shot Dragon Physical 02525 090}}90% 20
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM208  TM208 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM209  TM209 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Basculegion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Basculegion

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
Last Respects Ghost Physical 50 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Basculegion
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Basculegion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Basculegion

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Basculegion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Basculegion

Side game data

Male Basculegion

Pokémon GO
File:GO902.png Base HP: 260 Base Attack: 217 Base Defense: 144
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Female Basculegion

Pokémon GO
File:GO902f.png Base HP: 260 Base Attack: 199 Base Defense: 144
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Evolution data

Basculegion evolves from White-Striped Basculin when leveled up after losing at least 294 HP from recoil damage. This can be spread across multiple battles and is not affected by the use of recovery items. Fainting will reset progress.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, White-Striped Basculin does not need to level up after losing at least 294 HP from recoil damage in order to evolve.

 
Unevolved
Basculin
White-Striped
 Water 
  +   +  
Level up
after losing at least 294 HP
from recoil damage
(male)
 
First evolution
Basculegion
Male
 Water  Ghost 
  +   +  
Level up
after losing at least 294 HP
from recoil damage
(female)
 
First evolution
Basculegion
Female
 Water  Ghost 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Legends: Arceus
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Basculegion images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

 
A male Basculegion in the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

A male Basculegion appeared in a fantasy in The Arceus Chronicles (Part 1).

In the TCG

Main article: Basculegion (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Basculegion's appearance and evolutionary background may be based on salmon, as some species are found in Hokkaidō (where Hisui is based on) and its surrounding waters, and many of them don't survive when they migrate upstream. Specifically, it may be based on the itou or the Sakhalin taimen (also nicknamed the "phantom fish" in Japan), a large, critically endangered species that belongs in the Salmonidae family and lives in rivers in Hokkaidō. It also appears in Ainu folklore as a giant, powerful creature named Ciray that could devour deer or boars. Like its pre-evolution, Basculegion also shares some similarities with the largemouth bass, as well as other predatory fish such as the snakehead and the goliath tiger fish.

The male and female colorations of Basculegion may be inspired by the nuptial coloration of some salmon species, such as the sockeye or the coho, during mating season. While both male and female salmon change colors during this period, the males usually become redder and more vibrant, while the females are paler in comparison.

Basculegion's lower jaw and pectoral fins may also be inspired by an Itaomacip, an enlarged boat with side plates built by the Ainu people for seafaring and trading purposes. In real life, the Ainu created an extensive maritime network surrounding the Sea of Okhotsk with this vessel. This could also have inspired Basculegion's role as a Ride Pokémon on water in Hisui.

The amount of recoil damage required for White-Striped Basculin to take to evolve into Basculegion, 294 HP, could be goroawase for 憎し nikushi, archaic Japanese for hatred.

Name origin

Basculegion may be a combination of Basculin and legion (an army or a vast amount of people) or Legion (a Biblical demon or group of demons).

Idaitou may be a combination of 偉大 idai (great), 哀悼 aitou (mourning), and イトウ itou (Sakhalin taimen).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese イダイトウ Idaitou From 偉大 idai, 哀悼 aitou, and イトウ itou
  French Paragruel From Parahucho, paranormal, cruel, and Pantagruel, a powerful giant in French literature
  Spanish Basculegion Same as English name
  German Salmagnis From salmo and magnis
  Italian Basculegion Same as English name
  Korean 대쓰여너 Daesseuyeoneo From 대 (大) dae, bass, and 연어 yeoneo
  Mandarin Chinese 幽尾玄魚 / 幽尾玄鱼 Yōuwěixuányú From 幽玄 yōuxuán, 幽靈 / 幽灵 yōulíng, wěi, and 魚 / 鱼
  Cantonese Chinese 幽尾玄魚 Yāuméihyùhnyùh From 幽玄 yāuyùhn, 幽靈 yāulìhng, méih, and yùh


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References

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