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Shieldon #410: Shieldon
Pokémon
#412: Burmy Burmy
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
#411
Bastiodon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Steel
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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
Bastiodon
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
199
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
173
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 2
Bastiodon
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F411.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
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.

Contents

Biology

Bastiodon appears to be a cross between a 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 actually 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

In the 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.

In the GOTCHA! music video

Byron's Bastiodon

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

In the manga

Bastiodon in Pokémon Adventures

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

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 didn't actually battle him.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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 prior to evolving, this solidified his strong defenses even more.

In the 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

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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Bastiodon's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 411.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 1.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist: Steel PA.png
Steel
Field move: Tackle 3 field move.png
(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 Assist.png
Steel
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 4 field move.png
(Tackle ×4)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Steel Assist.png
Steel
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(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
Rush411Body.png Walking Speed: 1.11 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 67 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW411.png 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
PP2411.png Strong: Oshawott icon.png Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He works as a Gatekeeper in the Crag Area. He is proud of his hard face.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP411.png 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: ★★★★★

BT411.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Rock
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#544
Shuffle411.png

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


Pokémon GO
GO411.png 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, Heavy Slam

Evolution

410Shieldon.png
Unevolved
Shieldon
 Rock  Steel 
Rare Candy
Level 30
411Bastiodon.png
First evolution
Bastiodon
 Rock  Steel 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 411.png Spr b 4d 411.png Spr 4p 411.png Spr b 4p 411.png Spr 4p 411.png Spr b 4p 411.png
Spr 4d 411 s.png Spr b 4d 411 s.png Spr 4p 411 s.png Spr b 4d 411 s.png Spr 4p 411 s.png Spr b 4d 411 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 411.png Spr b 5b 411.png Spr 5b 411.png Spr b 5b 411.png
Spr 5b 411 s.png Spr b 5b 411 s.png Spr 5b 411 s.png Spr b 5b 411 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 411.png Spr b 6x 411.png Spr 6x 411.png Spr b 6x 411.png
Spr 6x 411 s.png Spr b 6x 411 s.png Spr 6x 411 s.png Spr b 6x 411 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 411.png Spr b 7s 411.png Spr 7s 411.png Spr b 7s 411.png
Spr 7s 411 s.png Spr b 7s 411 s.png Spr 7s 411 s.png Spr b 7s 411 s.png
Front Back Front Back
411MS6.png 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. 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 or the Bastille and don (from δόντι dónti, Greek for tooth; a suffix in various dinosaur names).

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

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese トリデプス Torideps From toride and Triceratops
France Flag.png French Bastiodon Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bastiodon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Bollterus From Bollwerk and Schilterus (Shieldon)
Italy Flag.png Italian Bastiodon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바리톱스 Baritops From 바리아 barrier or 바리케이드 barricade, and 트리케라톱스 Triceratops
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 護城龍 Wuhsèhnglùhng Same as Mandarin name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 護城龍 / 护城龙 Hùchénglóng From , chéng, and lóng


Related articles

External links


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