Barbaracle

Barbaracle is a Rock/Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 6. It is known as the Collective Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 689
Type Rock Water
Species Collective Pokémon
Height 1.3 m (4′03″)
Weight 96.0 kg (211.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sniper
2. Tough Claws
Pickpocket (hidden ability)
Local № 022 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
235 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 175
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 3
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 72
254 348
Attack 105
193 339
Defense 115
211 361
Sp. Atk 54
101 227
Sp. Def 86
159 298
Speed 68
126 258
Total 500 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Barbaracle.

Evolution chart

(Level 39)

Barbaracle changes

Pokédex entries

X
Omega Ruby
When they evolve, two Binacle multiply into seven. They fight with the power of seven Binacle.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Barbaracle’s legs and hands have minds of their own, and they will move independently. But they usually follow the head’s orders.
Sword Seven Binacle come together to form one Barbaracle. The Binacle that serves as the head gives orders to those serving as the limbs.
Shield Having an eye on each palm allows it to keep watch in all directions. In a pinch, its limbs start to act on their own to ensure the enemy’s defeat.

Moves learned by Barbaracle

Moves learnt by level up

Barbaracle learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
1WithdrawWaterStatus
12Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
16Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
20Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
24Rock PolishRockStatus
28SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
32Hone ClawsDarkStatus
36Razor ShellWaterPhysical 75 95
42Shell SmashNormalStatus
48Cross ChopFightingPhysical 100 80
54Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80

Egg moves

Barbaracle learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Barbaracle egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
SwitcherooDarkStatus 100

Move Tutor moves

Barbaracle can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Meteor BeamRockSpecial 120 90

Moves learnt by TM

Barbaracle is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Barbaracle is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Barbaracle learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1Shell SmashNormalStatus
1Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100
1Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
4Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
7WithdrawWaterStatus
10Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
13SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
18Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
20ClampWaterPhysical 35 85
24Rock PolishRockStatus
28Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
32Hone ClawsDarkStatus
37Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
44Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
48Razor ShellWaterPhysical 75 95
55Cross ChopFightingPhysical 100 80
60Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
65Skull BashNormalPhysical 130 100

Egg moves

Barbaracle learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Barbaracle egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Helping HandNormalStatus
SwitcherooDarkStatus 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
Water SportWaterStatus

Move Tutor moves

Barbaracle can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Laser FocusNormalStatus
LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100
Low KickFightingPhysical 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Barbaracle is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Barbaracle can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Barbaracle sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Barbaracle  sprite from X & Y Barbaracle  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Barbaracle Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Barbaracle

X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Binacle
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 9, Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Barbaracle
Japanese ガメノデス (Gamenodes)
German Thanathora
French Golgopathe

Name origin

barbaric
uncivilized, brutish
barnacle
marine crustacean, typically attached to ship bottoms