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How to Evolve Basculin into Basculegion in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Trainers want to know how to evolve Basculin into its brand new regional form, Basculegion, in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
Trainers want to know how to evolve Basculin into its brand new regional form, Basculegion, in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. / Nintendo, The Pokemon Company

Trainers want to know how to evolve Basculin into its brand new regional form, Basculegion, in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

Basculin was originally introduced in Generation V as a piranha-like water-type with no evolutionary form. It was best known for its color variations in which thin stripes of color separate a single black dorsal stripe from the rest of its hunter-green scales. Prior to visiting the Hisui region, it was believed that only two variants existed: red and blue. Now, however, a white-striped variant has been discovered which can evolve into the brand new Pokemon, Basculegion.

Below, we’ve explained how to evolve Basculin into Basculegion.

How to Evolve Basculin into Basculegion

Basculin’s evolutionary method is a bit peculiar, but does tie into its nature and PokeDex description. These Pokemon are known for their savagery and violence making the method to evolve them rather fitting.

For Basculin to evolve into Basculegion, it must take at least 294 points of recoil damage. This can be done by using the move Double Edge which it learns at level 43. However, any damage that knocks it out does not count toward the total. Once this damage has been taken in full, Basculin will be eligible for evolution.

Basculegion is said to arm itself with “the souls of comrades that perished before fulfilling their goals of journeying upstream. No other species throughout all Hisui's rivers is Basculegion's equal.“ Trainers can ride this Pokemon in the water to reach islands and other landmasses without fear of drowning. Its PokeDex number in the Hisui region is #167.

For all other evolution inquiries, make sure to check out our guide for evolving Pokemon in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.