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Pokemon Ratings

Great League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 1 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

29.90 kg Weight
0.90 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2324
ATK 169
DEF 143
STA 244

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Mud Slap performs better than Hidden Power, even if the latter would get STAB. 
  • Earth Power pairs well with Mud Slap and fulfills a Ground-type role.
  • Not only is Earthquake a very rare legacy option, but it also performs worse than Earth Power
  • Water Pulse and Body Slam are bad for offense. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Hidden Power can offer some interesting coverage if you get lucky, and also gets slightly more defensive energy gains than Mud Slap.
  • Body Slam is the most difficult to dodge and can be spammed.
  • Water Pulse has an earlier damage window than Earth Power, but doesn't hit as hard. 
  • Earthquake sucks for gym defense since it's very easy to dodge. 

PVE Overview

On April 30, 2019 Niantic released both variations of Shellos into the wild, probably by accident, and then quickly disabled their spawns. A few weeks later on May 17, 2019, Shellos was officially released into the game and Gastrodon no longer was one of the rarest Pokemon. For all this craze and excitement, Gastrodon unfortunately is somewhat of a disappointment for PvE, as it doesn't have the stats needed to perform as well as other options. It could be an okay gym defender, but easily loses to Grass-type attackers. 

PVP Movesets Grades

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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. 

Fast Moves

15
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.40
0.20
8.57
10.71
13.39
15
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Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.50
0.30
10.00
10.00
12.50

Charge Moves

70
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.20
0.70
0.00
1.40
21.88
27.34
30.63
50
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Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.90
0.50
0.00
1.52
26.32
32.89
39.87
100
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.70
0.00
2.00
27.78
34.72
55.56

Legacy Charge Moves

120
More Info

Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.80
0.00
1.20
33.33
41.67
40.00

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy
Stardust

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

256% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012732
2001.55767
200287103
2002.5117138
4003146173
4003.5176208
4004206243
4004.5236278
6005265313
6005.5295348
6006325383
6006.5355418
8007384453
8007.5414489
8008444524
8008.5474559
10009503594
10009.5533629
100010563664
100010.5591697
130011619730
130011.5647764
130012676797
130012.5704830
160013732863
160013.5760896
160014788930
160014.5816963
190015845996
190015.58731029
1900169011062
190016.59291096
2200179571129
220017.59851162
22001810141195
220018.510421228
25001910701262
250019.510981295
25002011261328
250020.511541361
30002111821394
300021.512111428
30002212391461
300022.512671494
35002312951527
350023.513231560
35002413521594
350024.513801627
40002514081660
400025.514361693
40002614641727
400026.514921760
45002715211793
450027.515491826
45002815771859
450028.516051893
50002916331926
500029.516611959
50003016901992
500030.517042009
60003117182025
600031.517322042
60003217462059
600032.517602075
70003317742092
700033.517882108
70003418022125
700034.518162142
80003518302158
800035.518442175
80003618592191
800036.518732208
90003718872225
900037.519012241
90003819152258
900038.519292274
100003919432291
1000039.519572308
100004019712324
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