Best moves for Basculegion in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

The Water/Ghost Pokémon.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, moves determine your Pokémon’s potential in battle. Pokémon will naturally learn more powerful ones as it levels up, but you can also visit Zisu in Jubilife Village to have it learn others for a price. This is true for every Pokémon in the game, including Basculegion—Basculin’s Hisuian evolutionary form.

Related: Best Nature for Hisuian Basculin and Basculegion in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Best moves for Basculegion

Basculegion is a bulky Pokémon with a high Attack stat. This means that it’s better off with more physical attacks than special attacks. Given that, below are the best moves it can learn.

  • Shadow Ball (learned at level 25)
  • Wave Crash (learned at level 34)
  • Ice Fang (learned from the Move Tutor)
  • Rest (learned from the Move Tutor)

Moves that are used by Pokémon of the same type have their base damage increased by 50%. We call this same-type attack bonus (STAB). Wave Crash is going to be your Basculegion’s main STAB move.

Basculegion, sadly, doesn’t learn any physical Ghost attacks, so Shadow Ball will do as your STAB move. Plus, it will hit Ghost types, which it’s weak to. Basculegion is also weak to Grass-type Pokémon, which is why we have Ice Fang in the movepool.

Rest is for regening HP, a great move for a high-HP Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. After all, the game doesn’t have the sleep status—only drowsy. Drowsy Pokémon can still move sometimes. It’s no different from being paralyzed and will only last a maximum of five turns. Wave Crash is also a recoil move, so Rest will help keep Basculegion in the game.

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