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:Maractus_(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)
Has anyone had the chance to check this yet? XVuvuzela2010X 15:32, 16 February 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)


Sorry if I have missed this in the artical or talk page; but I did not see it and I was wondering since Basculin have their colour set by the gamecard they are caught in. When they breed is the colour chosen at random, by the mothers colour, or by the game card itself?

  (Forgot to sign)--011284mm 20:16, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Just a thought....

What if part of it's origin was based on the two families from Romeo and Juliet? It's probably no but I thought might explain why they quarrel so much. Smashbrother101 02:11, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

And how exactly is Basculin related to the Montagues and the Capulets in any way? Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 02:13, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
Well in the movie based in the same time period as the play, the Capulets wore red and the Montagues wore blue. --Sapphowako 01:20, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
So? Team Fortress 2 also has Red vs Blue. Red vs Blue is extremely common. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 02:46, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Basculin is based on a bass.

The developer examined the ecosystem of New York. The source is Nintendo Dream vol.205.Sawamular101 01:03, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Possible Origins in Street Gangs

As blue and red Basculin do not get along and will fight each other on sight, could this be a reference to street gangs, reflecting how members of a gang identify themselves by wearing certain colors and will attack those wearing colors that identify them as rival gang members? Draconium 01:48, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Species name

Should it be noted that, although these two Pokémon are completely unrelated, that Basculin shares the same species name as Zweilous (Hostile)? Just a thought.--Starman125 18:42, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Its noted on every other relevant page, so when trivia is allowed to be added again, why not:
  • Basculin shares its species name with Zweilous. They are both known as Hostile Pokémon.
  • Zweilous shares its species name with Basculin. They are both known as Hostile Pokémon.
XVuvuzela2010X 19:31, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
Done. --P S Yライダー 00:15, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

It dosen't matter if your red or blue

I see the blue-striped Ken Suigomi art, but I see the red-striped anime pic. I can't figure out what is wrong with the switchy thing but I bet somone smart can Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 23:46, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

It should be fixed now. XVuvuzela2010X 07:34, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
But now I see pics of the blue one, but red stripe still apears in the evolution box Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 16:57, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
I've edited that bit I missed, should be fixed when the hour comes (since theyre all red now). XVuvuzela2010X 17:12, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

EV yeild?

I was EV training my Weavile and the EVs given out by a Macho Brace seems to be 2, as I reseted my stats with the stat reducing berries, and found out that I needed 124 more EVs, can someone explain why? --Sapphowako 00:46, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Ability glitch

Blue-Striped Basculin now have Rock Head as their first Ability, as the data in the games said in Black and White. According to Serebii, there was a glitch in Black and White that made wild and hatched Blue-Striped Basculin use Red-Striped Basculin's Ability list, hence only the in-game trade one had the correct Ability. I can confirm that this is now fixed, but I can't work out how to add a note to the Ability Reckless to this effect. Could someone with better knowledge of wiki markup make this alteration? Seafarer (talk) 01:00, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

"According to Serebii" - You know that Serebii is not too reliable? I don't add anything from Serebii, unless I can confirm it in-game (such as Glameow appearing in Hidden Grotto during a special Funfest Mission, which is true as I witnessed that). Marked +-+-+ (talk) 14:04, 19 October 2012 (UTC)
Confirming it, just found a Blue Striped Rock Head Basculin in Floccesy Ranch (Then caught one with Adaptability to remove any doubt for people in denial). Go nuts. - Blazios talk 14:46, 19 October 2012 (UTC)
I don't know how to change the Ability thing in the table to reflect multiple forms; that's why I didn't just change it. And I know Serebii's not considered a reliable source; if you'd read what I said, I had actually confirmed this before posting.Seafarer (talk) 02:53, 20 October 2012 (UTC)