Hey Trainers,

Shieldon will be a Rock and Steel type T1 raid boss during part 2 of the Brillant Diamond and Shining Pearl event. Shieldon evolves into Bastiodon. It can be shiny.

Shieldon

Shieldon is a T1 boss, but it still has a lot of bulk. It has multiple very exploitable weaknesses though.

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It’s a Rock and Steel type, so it’s very weak to Ground and Fighting type attacks, with an average weakness to Water. It’s resistant to a ton; Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Ice, Psychic, and Rock, with an extra strong resistance to Flying, Normal, and especially Poison.

Top Counters

Shadows and Megas won’t be listed. They’re not necessary to take down a T1 in good time, and Shadow Pokémon are incredibly expensive to power up. However, if you have any of the listed Pokémon as shadow forms, they’re of course better.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Lucario Counter Aura Sphere 82.52s 0.33
2. Conkeldurr Counter Dynamic Punch 88.40s 0.33
3. Excadrill Mud-Slap Earthquake 89.00s 0.33
4. Machamp Counter Dynamic Punch 91.10s 0.50
5. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Earthquake 95.20s 0.33
6. Garchomp Mud Shot Earthquake 96.14s 0.33
7. Groudon Mud Shot Earthquake 95.39s 0.33
8. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Earthquake 87.43s 1.00
9. Breloom Counter Dynamic Punch 89.79s 1.17
10. Blaziken Counter Focus Blast 92.96s 1.00
11. Hariyama Counter Dynamic Punch 99.68s 0.67
12. Haxorus Counter Earthquake 97.00s 1.00
13. Landorus Mud Shot Earth Power 99.14s 1.00
14. Heracross Counter Close Combat 100.78s 1.00
15. Sirfetch'd Counter Close Combat 96.32s 1.33

Stats and Catch CP

Shieldon RockSteel
Max CP at Level 40 890 | Max CP at Level 50 1007
ATK 76
DEF 195
HP 102
Weak to Strong Against
Groundx2 Fightingx2 Water Bug Dragon Fairy Ice Psychic Rock Flyingx2 Normalx2 Poisonx3

 

Shieldon is boosted by Partly Cloudy and Snow weather.

  • CP range on catch (L20): 465 – 509
  • Weather Boosted CP range on catch (L25): 581 – 636

Moveset

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Iron Tail Steel
  • Tackle Normal
  • Rock Tomb Rock
  • Ancient Power Rock
  • Heavy Slam Steel

Shieldon has some alright attacks, but it’s attack stat won’t make them sting.

Conclusion

Bastiodon is one of Great League’s strongest walls, beating most flying types cleanly. It needs a lot of XL candy to reach it’s full potential, so raiding a few Shieldon before Shinx Community Day, which has a 4x higher transfer XL rate, wouldn’t be the worst idea.

Stay safe, trainers!

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