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Gastrodon (Pokémon)

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Shellos #422: Shellos
Pokémon
#424: Ambipom Ambipom
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Gastrodon (disambiguation).
Gastrodon
トリトドン Tritodon
#423
423Gastrodon-West.png
West Sea art by Ken Sugimori from Diamond and Pearl
Type
Water Ground
Category
Sea Slug Pokémon
Abilities
Sticky Hold or Storm Drain Sand Force
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#061
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-038
Oblivia
R-087
Height
2'11"
Imperial
0.9 m
Metric
Weight
65.9 lbs.
Imperial
29.9 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body14.png
Footprint
 F423.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 and
Amorphous groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 176 Battle Exp.: 1761*

Gastrodon (Japanese: トリトドン Tritodon) is a dual-type Water/Ground Pokémon.

It evolves from Shellos starting at level 30.

Gastrodon have two different appearances: West Sea (pink and brown) and East Sea (blue and green), found on the respective sides of Sinnoh's mountain range.

Biology

Physiology

Gastrodon is a Pokémon based on a sea slug, and appears much the same as its pre-evolution, but it gains six visible but stubby legs and is noticably larger. They both additionally have plain black eyes with white irses, with a third eye in the center of their forehead. Like Shellos, Gastrodon has two forms;

In the West Sea form, the flower-like crest it had as a Shellos has now turned into horns adorning the side of its head, which point directly upwards in a crescent moon shape. Its underside up to the bottom of its mouth is pink, its back and the top of its head is completely brown, and it has two with small protrusions on its back with several pink spots dotted around them. It also has two small protrusions on its neck underneath the horns, and it has a yellow border running down its body from its head, separating the brown and the pink coloration.

In the East Sea form, it retains the horns it had as a Shellos, although now fully colored green which point at a 45 degree angle. Its underside up to the bottom of its mouth is blue, its back and the top of its head is completely green, and it has two yellow "fins" adorned on its back with a third bordering its side and rear, as well as two small blue spots between them. It has a yellow border running down its body from its head, separating the blue and the green coloration.

Gastrodon and its pre-evolution Shellos are examples of allopatric speciation, though they are still able to breed.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

If any part of a Gastrodon's boneless body is ever ripped or torn off, it can grow back in very little time.

Behavior

When its natural enemy attacks, it oozes purple fluid and escapes.

Habitat

Gastrodon live in shallow tidal pools.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

East Sea Gastrodon in the anime

Major appearances

Zoey's Gastrodon

In Last Call, First Round!, Zoey's West Sea Shellos was revealed to have evolved into a Gastrodon. It was used to easily pass the appeals round as well as the first battle round in the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

Other

A West Sea Gastrodon debuted in Double Team Turnover! under the ownership of Cynthia. It appeared again in Aiding the Enemy where it was seen battling Aaron's Beautifly on television.

An East Sea Gastrodon appeared in Familiarity Breeds Strategy! under the ownership of Paul. It battled against Ash's Staraptor and Buizel in their league match before losing against the latter.

Minor appearances

A West Sea Gastrodon belonging to a Coordinator appeared in Old Rivals, New Tricks!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP097 Gastrodon Dawn's Pokédex Gastrodon, the Sea Slug Pokémon and the evolved form of Shellos. Gastrodon inhabits the shallow tidal pools of the ocean, and its sturdy shell serves to protect its body.
DP186 Gastrodon Dawn's Pokédex Gastrodon, the Sea Slug Pokémon and the evolved form of Shellos. A sturdy shell covered Gastrodon's back long ago. Its cells still contain evidence of it today.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

West Sea Gastrodon in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Gastrodon first appears in Volume 31 under the ownership of a news writer who ran the Pokémon News Press.

Later, Jupiter arrives in Lake Acuity and uses her Gastrodon to bury Candice in a pile of mud using Mud Bomb upon ambushing her, Platinum, and Maylene. Her also owning a Sableye and a Tangrowth that knew Natural Gift allowed her to overpower her foes easily.

In the TCG

Main article: Gastrodon (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond It has a pliable body without any bones. If any part of its body is torn off, it grows right back.
Pearl It apparently had a huge shell for protection in ancient times. It lives in shallow tidal pools.
Platinum Long ago, its entire back was shielded with a sturdy shell. There are traces of it left in its cells.
HeartGold When its natural enemy attacks, it oozes purple fluid and escapes.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Long ago, its entire back was shielded with a sturdy shell. There are traces of it left in its cells.
White
Black 2 Long ago, its entire back was shielded with a sturdy shell. There are traces of it left in its cells.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Routes 218 and 221, Fuego Ironworks (tall grass; West Sea)
Route 205 (surfing; West Sea)
Routes 222, 224 and 230 (tall grass; East Sea)
Platinum
Uncommon Route 218, Fuego Ironworks (tall grass; West Sea)
Routes 205, 218, Canalave City, Valley Windworks, Fuego Ironworks (surfing; West Sea)
Route 230 (tall grass; East Sea)
Routes 212, 213, 224, and Pastoria City (surfing; East Sea)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Pokéwalker Shellos
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Evolve Shellos
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
West Sea: Brine Cave (B1-B9)
Lower Brine Cave (B1)
East Sea: Craggy Coast (B6-B9)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Marine Cave
Volcano Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Faldera Island
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
Pokémon Rumble Blast Desert: Rugged Flats (West)
Beach: Sunny Seashore (East)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 111
171 - 218 332 - 426
Attack: 83
79 - 148 153 - 291
Defense: 68
65 - 132 126 - 258
Sp.Atk: 92
87 - 158 170 - 311
Sp.Def: 82
78 - 147 152 - 289
Speed: 39
39 - 100 74 - 194
Total: 475   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/17 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
00Start Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —% 15
00Start Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
00Start Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
022 Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —% 15
044 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
077 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
1111 Mud Bomb Ground Special 06565 08585% 10
1616 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100100% 15
2222 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
2929 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
4141 Muddy Water Water Special 09595 08585% 10
5454 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Gastrodon obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gastrodon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gastrodon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gastrodon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gastrodon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduckSlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooper
QuagsireSlugmaMagcargoGulpinSwalotGorebyss
BidoofBibarel
Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
SeelDewgongHorseaSeadraKingdraLapras
OmanyteOmastarHuntailPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon
TirtougaCarracostaFrillishJellicentAlomomola
Brine Water Special 65 100% 10
KoffingWeezing Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
Wobbuffet Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingGastlyHaunterGengar
ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirBidoof
BibarelSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusTirtougaCarracosta
LitwickLampentChandelure
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Stunfisk Fissure Ground Physical —% 5
GrimerMukKoffingWeezingSpiritombLitwick
LampentChandelure
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
WobbuffetCorsola Mirror Coat Psychic Special 100% 20
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadLombreLudicolo
WingullPelipperSurskitMasquerainPiplupPrinplup
Empoleon
Mist Ice Status —% 30
GrimerMukKoffingWeezingGulpinSwalot Sludge Poison Special 65 100% 20
PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Spit Up Normal Physical 100% 10
PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
PelipperGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Swallow Normal Status —% 10
Slowking Trump Card Normal Special —% 5
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireSlugma
MagcargoKingdraGulpinSwalotChimechoRelicanth
BidoofBibarel
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Gastrodon in Generation V
  • 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 Gastrodon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gastrodon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gastrodon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Block Normal Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Gastrodon can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Gastrodon cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gastrodon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gastrodon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
422 Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gastrodon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gastrodon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP423.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Soak 2 field move.png
(Soak ×2)
Browser entry  
It spits orbs of water and hunks of dirt to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Soak 3 field move.png
(Soak ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting bubbles that make Pokémon Slowed.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

West Sea

West Sea
Shellos
Unevolved
Shellos
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 30


West Sea
Gastrodon
First evolution
Gastrodon
 Water  Ground 

East Sea
Shellos
Unevolved
Shellos
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 30


East Sea
Gastrodon
First evolution
Gastrodon
 Water  Ground 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 423.png Spr 4p 423.png Spr 4p 423.png Spr b 4d 423.png
Spr 4d 423E.png Spr 4p 423E.png Spr 4p 423E.png Spr b 4d 423E.png
Spr 4d 423 s.png Spr 4p 423 s.png Spr 4p 423 s.png Spr b 4d 423 s.png
Spr 4d 423E s.png Spr 4p 423E s.png Spr 4p 423E s.png Spr b 4d 423E s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 423.png Spr 5b 423.png Spr b 5b 423.png
Spr 5b 423E.png Spr 5b 423E.png Spr b 5b 423E.png
Spr 5b 423 s.png Spr 5b 423 s.png Spr b 5b 423 s.png
Spr 5b 423E s.png Spr 5b 423E s.png Spr b 5b 423E s.png
GastrodonGastrodon For other sprites and images, please see Gastrodon images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Beta back sprite of Gastrodon
  • According to an interview in Nintendo Power with Ken Sugimori, Shellos and Gastrodon were originally designed for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, but were not implemented in the final design.
    • Both Shellos and Gastrodon have a beta back sprite in the game data; however, there are no front sprites for these forms, and neither can be captured in this form.
    • These beta forms both are similar to the pink, West Sea variations of Shellos and Gastrodon, possibly meaning that they were developed from the Generation III versions.
  • In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, no in-game Trainer uses East Sea Gastrodon in battle, even if the Trainer's current location is east of Mt. Coronet. This changes in Pokémon Platinum.
  • Gastrodon's Platinum Pokédex entry states that "long ago, its entire back was shielded with a sturdy shell." Interestingly, the same beta backsprite mentioned above depicts it with a rock-like shell, covering its entire back.
  • Gastrodon is classified as a purple Pokémon in the Pokédex, which is fitting, as purple is the color that results from mixing the primary colors of both its forms, pink and blue.

Origin

Gastrodon is based on a sea slug, perhaps specifically that in the order, Opisthobranchia. The East Sea Gastrodon seems to be based on a Sea Hare.

Name origin

Gastrodon is a combination of gastropod and don (Spanish for lord). It may also derive from Gastropteron, a species of sea slug.

Tritodon is a combination of from Tritoniidae or Triton (referring to either the aquatic Greek god or the common name of the gastropod genus Charonia) and don. It may also involve the word torito (Spanish for little bull, refering to its appearance).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese トリトドン Tritodon From Tritoniidae or Triton (referring to either the aquatic Greek god or the common name of the gastropod genus Charonia) and don. May also involve the word torito (Spanish for little bull)
France Flag.png French Tritosor From Triton and saurus
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gastrodon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Gastrodon Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Gastrodon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 트리토돈 Tritodon Transliteration of Japanese name


External links

Shellos #422: Shellos
Pokémon
#424: Ambipom Ambipom


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