Bastiodon (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Bastiodon (disambiguation).
Bastiodon
Shield Pokémon
トリデプス
Torideps
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Bastiodon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Steel
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Soundproof
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Monster
Hatch time
7710 - 7966 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
Bastiodon
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Weight
329.6 lbs. 149.5 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
199
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
173
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 2
Bastiodon
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HP
0
Atk
2
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Atk
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Bastiodon (Japanese: トリデプス Torideps) is a dual-type Rock/Steel Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Shieldon starting at level 30, after it is revived from an Armor Fossil.

Biology

Bastiodon is a Pokémon which appears to be a cross between a ceratopsian such as Zuniceratops and a bulldozer. Its dark gray, square head resembles a castle wall, complete with four cream-yellow, window-like spots with a black outline, three dark gray spikes on the top, and two larger gray spikes in the upper corners. Bastiodon's triangular nose extends from the middle of its shield-like head down over its lips and appears to be pierced by a gray, horizontal spike. Four spikes jut downward and four large, blunt tusks protrude upward from its dark gray lower jaw. Bastiodon's cream-yellow eyes are partially obscured by the nasal spike and spaced-out tusks. Its thick, cream-yellow body is further protected by a gray ridge and dark gray plates on its back, jagged growths on its legs, and a plated tail.

It is from roughly 100 million years ago. Despite its rough, intimidating appearance, Bastiodon is a docile, caring Pokémon that feeds on grass and Berries. Its steel-hard, shield-like face is capable of repelling any attack. When multiple Bastiodon line up, their faces form a wall that nothing can break through; this was how they protected their young. In stark contrast to its impenetrable frontal defense, it is vulnerable from behind. It seems to have lived in the same habitats as Rampardos, as evidenced by their fossils often being found together.

In the anime

Main series

 
Bastiodon in the anime

Major appearances

Byron's Bastiodon

Bastiodon debuted in Ancient Family Matters!, under the ownership of Byron. It was used to battle Roark's Rampardos, but the battle was interrupted by Team Rocket before an outcome could be determined. In Dealing With Defensive Types!, it was used in a Gym battle against Ash. It battled Chimchar and managed to defeat it, but it then lost to Gliscor.

Minor appearances


Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP107 Bastiodon Dawn's Pokédex Bastiodon, the Shield Pokémon and the evolved form of Shieldon. Its massively powerful shield-like face can deflect even the strongest of attacks.

GOTCHA!

Byron's Bastiodon

A Bastiodon briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Byron.

In the manga

 
Bastiodon in Pokémon Adventures

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7

Bastiodon made a minor appearance in Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 under the ownership of Mako. The reporter used the large Shield Pokémon to block the titular thief's progress but did not battle him.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Don

In High-tailing It from Haunter, Diamond's Shieldon, nicknamed "Don", evolved into a Bastiodon fighting several opponents at the Galactic Veilstone Building. Already a sturdy Pokémon before evolving, this solidified his strong defenses even more.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Like in the games, Bastiodon appears alongside Byron. He used it during his training sessions with Hareta in Challenge! The Fortress Of Steel!!.

A Police Officer's Bastiodon appeared in Charon Must Be Stopped!.

In the TCG

Main article: Bastiodon (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#039
Johto
#—
Diamond Any frontal attack is repulsed. It is a docile Pokémon that feeds on grass and berries.
Pearl When attacked, they form a wall with their shield like faces to protect their young.
Platinum When they lined up side by side, no foe could break through. They shielded their young in that way.
HeartGold When attacked, they form a wall. Their rock-hard faces serve to protect them from the attacks.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black When they lined up side by side, no foe could break through. They shielded their young in that way.
White
Black 2 When they lined up side by side, no foe could break through. They shielded their young in that way.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X When they lined up side by side, no foe could break through. They shielded their young in that way.
Y Any frontal attack is repulsed. It is a docile Pokémon that feeds on grass and berries.
Omega Ruby When they lined up side by side, no foe could break through. They shielded their young in that way.
Alpha Sapphire Any frontal attack is repulsed. It is a docile Pokémon that feeds on grass and berries.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #191
Alola
USUM: #238
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun While it can guard against any sort of attack from the front, it is left without recourse when attacked from behind.
Moon It lived in the same environments as Rampardos. Their fossils have been found together—seemingly from after they'd fought to the finish.
Ultra Sun The bones of its face are huge and hard, so they were mistaken for its spine until after this Pokémon was successfully restored.
Ultra Moon This Pokémon is from roughly 100 million years ago. Its terrifyingly tough face is harder than steel.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond
Trade
Pearl
Evolve Shieldon
Platinum
Trade
Evolve Shieldon*
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Shieldon
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Shieldon
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Shieldon
Omega Ruby
Evolve Shieldon
Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun
Trade
Moon
Evolve Shieldon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Shieldon
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond
Trade
Shining Pearl
Evolve Shieldon


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Evolve Shieldon
MD Sky
Evolve Shieldon
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Highlands, Chroma Ruins
Rumble
Fiery Furnace
PokéPark Wii
Cavern Zone
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: World Axle - B2F
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
Conquest
Evolve Shieldon
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: Spike Ball Alert!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 4
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 380
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Rock Chasm (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2020, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
168
155 - 242 306 - 478
47
46 - 108 89 - 212
138
128 - 209 252 - 412
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
495
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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/2 ★★
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
1/3 ☆☆
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/17 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ¼×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ¼×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ¼×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ¼×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

Bastiodon is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Block Normal Status 0000 —% 5
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 —% 10
011 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
Evo.Evo. Block Normal Status 0000 —% 5
066 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
1010 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
1515 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
1919 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
2424 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
2828 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3636 Endure Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4343 Metal Burst Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
5151 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
5858 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bastiodon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bastiodon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM05  TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12  TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM13  TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM23  TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM24  TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM26  TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM35  TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM37  TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM38  TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM41  TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM69  TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM71  TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM72  TM72 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83  TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM91  TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bastiodon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bastiodon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
       Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
      
   
Counter* Fighting Physical 100% 20
       Curse Ghost Status —% 10
      
  
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
  Fissure* Ground Physical 30% 5
      
 
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
    Guard Split* Psychic Status —% 10
      
    
Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
    Rock Blast Rock Physical 25 90% 10
      
      
  
Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
      
      
      
 
Screech Normal Status 85% 40
    Wide Guard* Rock Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Bastiodon in Generation VIII
  • 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 Bastiodon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bastiodon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bastiodon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Bastiodon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bastiodon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 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 Bastiodon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Bastiodon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 1.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist:  
Steel
Field move:  
(Tackle ×3)
Browser entry R-182
It rams with its rock-hard head. It also makes stones drop to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Steel
Field move:
(present)
 
(Tackle ×4)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Steel
Field move:
(past)
 
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-179/N-100
It attacks by making iron balls fall.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.11 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 67 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
He likes tough words, Bastiodon does. He's also the Attraction Chief of Bastiodon's Block Barrage in the Cavern Zone!
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
  Strong:   Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He works as a Gatekeeper in the Crag Area. He is proud of his hard face.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★ Move: Rock Slide
Attack: Ability 1: Shield
Ability 2: Last Bastion
Ability 3: Sturdy
Defense: ★★★★★
Speed:
Evolves from Shieldon when its Defense is 113 or higher
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Bokuden, Kazumasa, Keiji, and Ujiteru
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Rock
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#544
 

Last-Ditch Effort
Increases damage when things are looking desperate.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 94 Base Defense: 286
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Smack Down, Iron Tail
Charged Attacks: Stone Edge, Flamethrower, Flash Cannon

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Shieldon
 Rock  Steel 
 
Level 30
 
First evolution
Bastiodon
 Rock  Steel 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Bastiodon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Bastiodon is likely based on a ceratopsian dinosaur. Its protective growth resembles a castle wall or fortress. Its head resembles that of Chasmosaurus. The spike through its nose is reminiscent of the nose bones from various indigenous tribes.

Name origin

Bastiodon is a combination of bastion and don (from δόντι dónti, Greek for tooth; a suffix in various dinosaur names). It may also come from Bastille, a French fortress that was built in the 14th century.

Torideps is a combination of 砦 toride (fortress) and Triceratops.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese トリデプス Torideps From toride and Triceratops
  French Bastiodon Same as English name
  Spanish Bastiodon Same as English name
  German Bollterus From Bollwerk and Schilterus (Shieldon)
  Italian Bastiodon Same as English name
  Korean 바리톱스 Baritops From 바리아 barrier or 바리케이드 barricade, and 트리케라톱스 Triceratops
  Cantonese Chinese 護城龍 Wuhsèhnglùhng Same as Mandarin name
  Mandarin Chinese 護城龍 / 护城龙 Hùchénglóng From , chéng, and lóng


Related articles

External links


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