0423 Gastrodon



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Mud Slap, Body Slam, Earth Power
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 24.5 1/15/14CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
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  • Stamina:
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More Detail Properties Introduction

Key Wins

Key Losses




Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Bulky
    Takes hits well.
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • - Low Shield Pressure
    May struggle to draw shields because of its weaker or slower attacks.
  • - Volatile
    Susceptible to one or more double weaknesses.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive*Unobtainable via TM
No.Move TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
1FastMud Slap34.43Heavy Damage
2FastHidden Power (Ground)2.673.63Low Quality
3FastHidden Power (Water)2.673.63Low Quality
4FastHidden Power (Ice)2.6733Low Quality
5FastHidden Power (Rock)2.6733Low Quality
6FastHidden Power (Flying)2.6733Low Quality
7FastHidden Power (Fire)2.6733Low Quality
8FastHidden Power (Grass)2.6733Low Quality
9FastHidden Power (Electric)2.6733Low Quality
10FastHidden Power (Fighting)2.6733Low Quality
11FastHidden Power (Dark)2.6733Low Quality
12FastHidden Power (Ghost)2.6733Low Quality
13FastHidden Power (Psychic)2.6733Low Quality
14FastHidden Power (Dragon)2.6733Low Quality
15FastHidden Power (Steel)2.6733Low Quality
16FastHidden Power (Bug)2.6733Low Quality
17FastHidden Power (Poison)2.6733Low Quality
18ChargedBody Slam35601.714 - 4 - 4 - 4Neutral Spam/Bait
19ChargedEarth Power10% chance -1 Def opponent551081.967 - 6 - 6 - 6High Energy Debuff
20ChargedWater Pulse60841.47 - 7 - 6 - 7High Energy
21ChargedEarthquake†651322.038 - 7 - 7 - 7Nuke

Character Introduction


Gastrodon (West Sea) is a Water & Ground Pokémon which evolves from Shellos. It is vulnerable to Grass moves. Gastrodon's strongest moveset is Mud-Slap & Earthquake and it has a Max CP of 2,324.


"Their shape and color change, depending on their environment and diet. There are many of them at beaches where the waves are calm."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Hidden Power or Mud Slap + Body Slam and Earth Power

Hidden Power and Mud Slap have identical stats for PvP, but the former has the potential of offering random coverage that can take the opponent by surprise. Of the 16 possibilities of Hidden Power, consider a typing that can cover Gastrodon's only weakness to Grass-type opponents. It should be noted that if you end up with an unfavorable Hidden Power typing, Mud Slap can perform better since it has STAB. 

Body Slam is Gastrodon's cheapest charge move energy-wise and can be used to bait shields and apply pressure. Earth Power takes advantage of STAB to deal big damage if unresisted. Water Pulse is underwhelming in PvP due to its low 1.17 DPE (Damage Per Energy) and expensive 60 energy cost. The legacy Earthquake is Gastrodon's most powerful move, but not only does it require more energy than Earth Power, but it's also incredibly rare due to its removal right before the official release of Shellos and Gastrodon. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2 / 5 

Gastrodon is an interesting candidate for Great League, and takes advantage of its typing to avoid vulnerabilities to everything except Grass. A high stamina stat gives Gastrodon good bulk, and a wild card Hidden Power moveset can possibly catch opponents by surprise. Unfortunately even the randomness of Hidden Power isn't enough to carry Gastrodon to the top ranks, as the slow energy generation from either of its fast moves limits its use of its stronger charge moves. Overall a decently bulky pick that abuses Ground-type weaknesses, and almost has enough bulk to tie with Cresselia. 

Ultra League: 1 / 5

Gastrodon has more issues in Ultra League, and a max CP of only 2324 is one of them. The increased presence of powerful Dragons and bulkier Psychic-types doesn't give Gastrodon much breathing room, and our colorful slug finds itself with a lower rating in Ultra League. Ground-type attacks rewards wins against the common Steel-types in this league, but unfortunately it doesn't get too much better. 

Master League: 0 / 5

You might be from the west side or you might be from the east side, but Gastrodon is definitely on the losing side. 

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