Bastiodon is a rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go. If you are lucky enough to catch this Pokémon, you probably hope IVs are what you are looking for because it is advantageous in the Grand League. Bastiodon can be a great Pokémon with the correct stats, but you also need to make sure it has a solid move set. In this guide, we will detail the best moveset for Bastiodon.
Bastiodon is a Rock and Steel type Pokémon. It will be weak to Fighting, Ground, and Water-type moves, but is resistant to Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, and Rock-type moves. In the Great League, it can be difficult to defeat a Bastiodon in the role of Closer. However, it doesn't do well in any other PvP competition.
These are all the moves Bastiodon can learn.
- Iron Tail (Steel type) - 9 damage and 2 energy per turn (3 damage per turn) - 3 turns
- Smack Down (Rock type) - 12 damage and 2,6 energy per turn (4 damage per turn) - 3 turns
- Flamethrower (Fire type) - 90 damage and 55 energy
- Flash Cannon (Steel type) - 110 damage and 70 energy
- Stone Edge (Rock-type) - 100 damage and 55 energy
You don't have too many options when it comes to any of Bastiodon's move sets, which is a good thing. For the quick move, we highly recommend going smack down. Not only does it have more energy per turn each time you use it, but it does more damage and both take the same amount of turns. It's an easy decision between iron tail and slap.
For loaded moves, you have another option to consider. Honestly though, you can fire flash cannons. It does a good amount of damage, but does almost the same as Stone Edge and Flamethrower, but these two attacks require 15 less energy. You don't want to take forever for Bastidon to use his charged moves, which means that flamethrower and stone ledge are your best choices.
What makes Bastiodon good is how defensive he is. It will be difficult for most Pokémon to break through its defenses in the Grand League, making it a solid Pokémon in this Battle League category.
The best moveset to teach Bastiodon is the quick attack hitting and the flamethrower and stone edge charged moves.