How to get Basculegion in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet The Teal Mask
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How to Get Basculegion in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Basculegion is back in the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Teal Mask DLC. Unfortunately, you aren’t able to catch it in the wild; you’ll need to find and evolve a special form of Basculin first. Here is what you need to know to obtain a Basculegion yourself.

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Where to Catch Basculin in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet The Teal Mask

Before you can get the Water and Ghost-type Basculegion from Pokemon Legends Arceus in The Teal Mask, you’ll need to get a Basculin first. And not just any Basculin, either, but the White-Striped Basculin that is surprisingly available in Kitakami.

To get it, head to the Timeless Woods area in the northeastern corner of Kitakami and look for it in the water. When you catch it, make sure this is the White-Striped version and none of the previous ones from Generation 5. You can also farm for a shiny version this way and pick whether you want it to be male or female; there is a gender difference for Basculegion.

How to Evolve Basculin Into Basculegion in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Once you have a Basculin in hand, the evolution method for obtaining Basculegion is the same as in Pokemon Legends Arceus. Your Basculin has to, unfortunately, receive 294 or more recoil damage and then level up to evolve into Basculegion.

There are a couple of ways to do this since Basculin learns the following recoil-centric moves:

  • Take Down: Learned at level 36
  • Wave Crash: Learned at level 44
  • Double Edge: Learned at level 52

Have your Basculin run around Kitakami using those moves on every Pokemon you find. You can heal it in between battles with Potions and the like until it has taken enough recoil damage. Then level it up however you want—be it through candies or battles—and it will now evolve into your brand new Basculegion.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s The Teal Mask DLC is available for Nintendo Switch. The Indigo Disk DLC will release in Winter 2023.


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