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I really want this Pokemon bad. I keep fishing but only come up wit magikarp.


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Unfortunately the only way to get wild Barboach is by fishing.
However, Barboach encounter rates can be as high as 40% (compared to Magikarp's 50%), meaning it is not rare and you should be able to find one easily.

You can also obtain Barboach from breeding another Barboach or a Whiscash, or trading.

Note that if you are looking to evolve your Barboach into Whiscash, you can find Whiscash through SOS encounters from Barboach, skipping the needed level up(s) for it to evolve.

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If you're fishing in Poni Gauntlet, Poni Meadow or B1F of Vast Poni Canyon, Barboach has a 40% chance of encounter through normal and special means so I don't know what's taking you so long.

If you're fishing in Paniola Town or Seaward Cave, Barboach has a 1% chance encounter so I assume that is where you're fishing. You should try fishing in the bubbling spots instead of just fishing normally; Barboach has a 50% chance of encounter in these bubbling spots so you should make an effort to fish in those spots instead.

Hope I helped. :)