Talk:Basculin (Pokémon)

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Name Origin

Its name is probably a combination of バス Basu, Bass, and バカラオ Bakarao, Bacalhau. - unsigned comment from KurowaSan (talkcontribs)

Thanks. I'll add that. However, anyone is allowed to edit this page, as well as the other two's. Thanks again. I noticed you already added it. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 03:19, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Form differences

Has it been specified which form is in which version? Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 11:52, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

No, but I'm wondering why both forms aren't in the article. --Element03 16:43, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
Done. ht14 21:57, 15 September 2010 (UTC)


Basurao's abilities depend on the forme; the Red version has Reckless and the Blue version has Rock Head Vienna Waltz 15:05, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Are you sure that it's Rock Head and not Adaptability? --SnorlaxMonster 07:15, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
Are you sure that's how it goes? I see no confirmation of that anywhere. In fact, whoever extracted the date for smogon seems to disagree and I have a friend claiming he already has both abilities in both formes. I'll test it myself, if I find it to be untrue, I'll change it. Mr. Charlie(TalkToMe) 22:03, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
OK, and is the ability Adaptability or Rock Head? --SnorlaxMonster 09:58, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Just confirmed. Caught a few Blue Forme Basurao, some had Reckless, some had Adaptability. Mr. Charlie(TalkToMe) 22:09, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
And now, to make an already complicated subject even more complicated, the Basurao obtained in Hodomoe City, through trade, does have Rock Head. So now I have a bunch of Blue Forme Basurao with Reckless, a bunch with Adaptability and one with Rock Head. What do we do now? Mr. Charlie(TalkToMe) 16:43, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
So it has 4 abilities? I'm going to have to play with the template to get that to work. --SnorlaxMonster 07:58, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
I managed to add it in. The Dream World ability is a bit squashed now, but it works. --SnorlaxMonster 08:29, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Rabuta Berry

Really, guys? Only the red one looks like it, and only marginally. I say we remove that. --AndyPKMN 17:48, 6 October 2010 (UTC)


Are different striped Basurao able to breed? If so, should that be in the trivia as they don't get along? It's Turtwig A! My talk or wiki edits 01:39, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

It's Forbidden love and I think they can Ataro 01:42, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
Like how Zangoose and Seviper can breed. --SnorlaxMonster 07:11, 10 October 2010 (UTC)


It might just be me, but other than a fish, couldn't its overall look be based of a submarine? The thing that points to it for me, is the black spots/circles on its body, which might be like the windows of a real submarine? Also its tail reminds a little like the tail of a submarine.--Mattii 00:02, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

  • It's just you. It looks NOTHING like a submarine to me. - 050294 08:01, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
    • Reminds me of my grampa, looks like an old man with few teeth. --Vemoth 00:59, 17 November 2010 (UTC)


Please move, thanks!--immewnitythemew 16:03, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

What's that supposed to be? Some kind of silly fandub? There is no official English translation or so of Pokémon Sunday and Smash!. The real official spelling is Bassrao [1] --nYoo 16:23, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
It is the trademarked romanisation. Despite how crap most of them are (Vanipetti, Baniricci), they are still official. XVuvuzela2010X 00:45, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
He also posted the same thing for Reuniclus's romanized name and guess what happened later? This showed up So it's Bassrao then Ataro 00:58, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
I wouldn't trust those trading cards either Nyoo. They are inconsistent anyway. Not that I agree with this being at Basslao either. Both are unofficial in my eyes.--ケンジガール 01:42, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
My point is that a fansub screenshot of Pokémon Sunday/Smash! is in no way evidence of a correct spelling of the Japanese name in latin letters. And Ataro is the only one who understands that. As for what Kenji-girl says, see here: Talk:Marakacchi_(Pokémon)#Romanization --nYoo 09:21, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
Yeah... I was agreeing with you partially. I know that the screenshot is of one of #PM subs. Which is why I said "Not that I agree with this being at Basslao either". I still find the cards questionable though. Just my opinion. --ケンジガール 10:27, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Rock Head

Shouldnt this be treated as a Hidden Ability, like Hihidaruma's Daruma Mode? XVuvuzela2010X

Hidden Ability is only for those that came from the Dream World. This is not the case. ht14 06:23, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
True, but Hihidaruma with Daruma Mode can only be obtained in the Resort Desert, and Daruma Mode is conidered a Hidden Ability. Could someone confirm if Rock Head can be passed on through Breeding by a female Basslao, as Hidden Abilities may be inherited by the offspring. XVuvuzela2010X 06:57, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
From what I've read, I believe that there is a byte which indicates whether or not the ability is a hidden ability. The ability Rock Head would not be specified anywhere in the Basurao species' data; instead, the ability would be set manually as if the ability were hacked on or an event-exclusive ability (which this would be the first case of). To test this, if Basurao's data was modified so that it evolves into itself, then triggering the evolution, the ability should recalculate (I'm pretty sure that abilities recalculate after evolution) and become one of its other abilities. --SnorlaxMonster 08:22, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
Only problem.... Basslao does not evolve... ht14 16:59, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
Yes, but you could hack it to force it to couldn't you? --SnorlaxMonster 14:05, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Form differences

This article states that red is found in Black and blue is found in White and yet, just 10 minutes ago, I found and caught a Blue stripe in my Pokémon Black. It was on Route 6, just next to the season reasearch place. Just thought I'd let you know, as it seems this article is wrong. Smashman 11:28, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Now that I think about it, it was one of those 'rare bubble' things. Smashman 11:33, 26 January 2011 (UTC)