Byron's Bastiodon

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Byron's Bastiodon
トウガンのトリデプス Tougan's Torideps
Poké Ball
Byron Bastiodon.png
Byron's Bastiodon
Debuts in Ancient Family Matters!
Caught at Unknown
Evolves in Prior to Ancient Family Matters!
Prior to Ancient Family Matters!
Gender Male*
Ability Sturdy*
Current location With Byron
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This Pokémon spent unknown number of episodes as Armor Fossil and unknown number of episodes as Shieldon.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Armor Fossil N/A
As Shieldon N/A
As Bastiodon Unshō Ishizuka Marc Thompson

Byron's Bastiodon (Japanese: トウガンのトリデプス Tougan's Torideps) is Byron's main battling Pokémon in the anime, manga, and games.

In the anime

In the main series

Bastiodon and Rampardos

Histoy

Prior to the start of Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, Byron revived Bastiodon from an Armor Fossil and evolved Shieldon into a Bastiodon.

Bastiodon first appeared in Ancient Family Matters!, where Byron used it to battle against his son Roark and his Rampardos. Roark started the fight by having Rampardos repeatedly using Zen Headbutt, which was counted by Bastiodon's Iron Defense. Bastiodon then went on the offense and used Flamethrower, which was dodged. Rampardos attacked with a powerful Head Smash, which Bastiodon combatted with Iron Head. At a standstill, the two attacked with Flamethrower and Flash Cannon. Rampardos began to show signs of fatigue, but an alarm went off in the Gym, causing the battle to be called off.

The alarm was revealed to be caused by Team Rocket, who had stolen the Fossils from the Gym. Byron and Roark teamed up and had Bastiodon and Rampardos attack the mecha Team Rocket was using, but the attacks caused no damage. Meowth begans to throw chunks of earth at them, causing the two to retreat. Bastiodon stepped in and took the attacks, allowing Rampardos to attack the machine. Worried that they may not survive much more, Team Rocket attempted to flee, only to be hit by Bastiodon and Rampardos. The attack created an opening for Ash's Pikachu to use Thunderbolt, destroying the machine.

Bastiodon and Byron

In Dealing With Defensive Types!, Bastiodon was used as Byron's last Pokémon in his Gym battle against Ash, fighting against his Chimchar. Wanting to end the battle quickly, Ash had Chimchar use Flamethrower. Bastiodon stand its ground and used Iron Defense to handle the attack and then used Metal Burst to send the damage back, knocking Chimchar out. Next, it faced Gliscor, who started the battle with Steel Wing from behind, which Bastiodon countered with Iron Defense. It then tried Fire Fang, only to be countered by Flash Cannon. While recovering, Bastiodon went on the offense and striked with Iron Head multiple times. Although weakened, Gliscor managed to get close enough to Bastiodon to grab on to it from behind, allowing it to use consecutive Fire Fangs. Bastiodon shaked it off and attacked with Flash Cannon, but it missed when Gliscor used its tail to knock Bastiodon over. Bastiodon managed to hit the Fang Scorpion Pokémon with another Iron Head, but was finally defeated when Gliscor got behind it again and used Fire Fang.

Bastiodon also appeared alongside Byron during the credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Personality and characteristics

Like most of its species, Bastiodon is incredibly defensive, able to withstand many attacks, even having the upper hand in battle against Rampardos, a highly offensive Pokémon. It is Byron's favorite Fossil Pokémon and as a result is his most trusted teammate.

Moves used

Byron Bastiodon Flamethrower.png
Using Flamethrower
Move First Used In
Iron Defense  Ancient Family Matters!
Flamethrower Ancient Family Matters!
Iron Head  Ancient Family Matters!
Flash Cannon  Ancient Family Matters!
Metal Burst  Dealing With Defensive Types!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the GOTCHA! music video

Byron's Bastiodon briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the games

Bastiodon has appeared in every game that Byron has appeared in, and is Byron's main Pokémon in each of those games.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Pokémon Platinum
Gym battle Rematch
Spr 4d 411.png
Types:
Rock Steel
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Chesto Berry
Bastiodon Lv.39
Flash Cannon
Steel Special
AncientPower
Rock Special
Iron Defense
Steel Status
Rest
Psychic Status
Spr 4p 411.png
Types:
Rock Steel
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Bastiodon Lv.41
Metal Burst
Steel Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Iron Defense
Steel Status
Taunt
Dark Status
Spr 4p 411.png
Types:
Rock Steel
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
None
Bastiodon Lv.63
Metal Burst
Steel Physical
AncientPower
Rock Special
Iron Defense
Steel Status
Rest
Psychic Status
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Pokémon World Tournament
Sinnoh Leaders Tournament Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament
Spr 5b 411.png
Types:
Rock Steel
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Shuca Berry Sprite.png Shuca Berry
Bastiodon/ Lv.50
Metal Burst
Steel Physical
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Iron Defense
Steel Status
Stealth Rock
Rock Status
Spr 5b 411.png
Types:
Rock Steel
Ability:
Sturdy
Held item:
Bag Air Balloon Sprite.png Air Balloon
Bastiodon/ Lv.50
Metal Burst
Steel Physical
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Iron Defense
Steel Status
Stealth Rock
Rock Status

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Don
Byron's Shieldon in Pokémon Adventures

Byron had a Shieldon that first appeared in A Big Stink Over Stunky. Due to his stubborn nature Byron was unable to bond with him. He eventually gave him to Diamond due to Shieldon liking the Trainer. Shieldon has since evolved into Bastiodon and been nicknamed Don.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Bastiodon in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Bastiodon first appeared in Challenge! The Fortress Of Steel!!, where it was sent out to finish off Hareta's Piplup during Hareta and Byron's Gym battle. In The Legendary Pokémon, Captured, Bastiodon took on Saturn's Bronzong where its Take Down was blocked by Reflect and was finished by Bronzong's Earthquake. In Bonds Connect Across Space-Time..., Bastiodon was seen along with the Gym Leaders's other Pokémon where they were battling with Palkia in order to protect Hareta. However, Palkia canceled out their attacks.

Moves used

Byron Bastiodon Take Down DPA.png
Using Take Down
Move First Used In
Take Down Challenge! The Fortress of Steel!!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Byron's Bastiodon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Byron's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Bastiodon Pokémon GL Metal Rising Rivals Rare Holo 2/111 Bonds to the End of Time Rare Holo 067/090
 

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Shieldon and Bastiodon.


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