Basculin evolves into the new cool Basculegion, but getting this Pokemon to evolve in Legends Arceus requires some gimmicks.

Fans all around the world are now able to explore Hisui in Pokemon Legends Arceus. Gamers have finally received a good outcome from the feedback raised about the Wild Areas in Sword and Shield.

Legends Arceus brings a lot of openness that no other Pokemon title has offered to date. The world is clearly not a referent to fantastic graphics, but its gameplay compensates for this mishap.

The reception so far has been fantastic, with sales data revealing Pokemon Legends Arceus is the second fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game.

A lot of things have changed with the introduction of Hisui. Thus, leaving players with a lot of questions about many aspects of the game.

For instance, evolving Basculin remained a mystery for many players in Pokemon Legends Arceus.


How to Evolve Basculin into Basculegion in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Evolving Basculin into Basculegion just in Legends Arceus requires this Pokemon to take anywhere between 260 to 300 points of recoil damage.

This method is the easiest way to cause recoil damage to Basculin and get it to evolve into Basculegion in Pokemon Legends Arceus:

  • Make sure Basculin knows Wave Crash or Double-Edge
  • Go to an area with weak Pokemon, under the level of your Basculin
  • Battle Pokemon using Wave Crash or Double-Edge until you get the evolution prompt

You do not need to get all the 300 points of recoil damage in a single battle. Although if Basculin faints, you will need to start the process again.

Some Pokemon require special conditions to evolve; take a look at these guides to master evolution in Hisui!

Following these easy steps should get your Basculin to evolve into Basculegion in no time on Pokemon Legends Arceus!

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If you are wondering what is coming in the future for Pokemon Legends Arceus, we’ve got you covered! Recent leaks suggest that future DLC could add up to 158 Pokemon to Legends Arceus.

Also, a datamine of Pokemon Legends Arceus revealed that Mega Evolution could be coming to the game.

Lastly, if you are planning to shiny hunt as part of your Hisui adventure, here is how to increase your odds to get a shiny Pokemon in Legends Arceus.

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Cristian started his journey in gaming with an NES. Now, he works as a gaming journalist and enjoys the wonders of multi-platform gaming.