Pokemon Go: How To Catch Bastiodon, Movesets, Counters, Evolution Guide

How to get Bastiodon?

  • In the wild.
  • Farms, Cities, Car Parks, Nature Reserves
  • You have a small chance of catching a Shiny Bastiodon


  • Shieldon evolves to Bastiodon for 50 Candies.

Best Moveset

When attacking Pokémon in Gyms, Bastiodon’s best moves are Iron Tail and Stone Edge. This moveset has the highest total DPS and is also the most effective in PVP battles.

  • Iron Tail
    • 16.4 DPS
  • Stone Edge
    • 52.2 DPS
  • Smack Down
    • 16 DPS
  • Flamethrower
    • 31.8 DPS
  • Flash Cannon
    • 44.4 DPS

Counters and Strategy

  • Type: Rock and Steel-type Pokémon
  • Vulnerable to: Ground, Fighting, and Water-type moves
  • Resistant to: Dragon, Ice, Psychic, Fairy, Bug, Rock, Flying, Normal, and Poison-type moves
  • Top 5 Pokemon Counters:
    • Lucario
      • Counter / Aura Sphere
    • Therian Landorus
      • Mud Shot / Earthquake
    • Conkeldurr
      • Counter / Dynamic Punch
    • Breloom
      • Counter / Dynamic Punch
    • Excadrill
      • Mud Slap / Earthquake

Pokemon Bastiodon Trivia

  • It dates back about 100 million years. Bastiodon is a peaceful, compassionate creature that eats on vegetation and berries, belies its rugged, frightening look. Any assault will deflect back by its steel-hard, shield-like face.
  • Bastiodon first appeared in Ancient Family Matters!, when he was with trainer Byron. It was employed to fight Roark’s Rampardos, but the fight was cut short by Team Rocket before the result could be known.
  • Bastiodon was utilized in a Gym fight against Ash in Dealing With Defensive Types! It fought Chimchar and defeated it, but it was defeated by Gliscor.
  • Bastion and don (from v dónti, Greek for teeth; a suffix in several dinosaur names) are combined to form Bastiodon. It could also be a reference to the Bastille, a 14th-century French castle.
  • Bastiodon is thought to have been inspired by a ceratopsian dinosaur. Its defensive growth mimics a fortress or castle wall. It possesses a face that looks like that of Chasmosaurus. The spikes through its nose are evocative of numerous indigenous tribes’ nasal bones.

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