Barboach

Barboach is a Water/Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Whiskers Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 339
Type Water Ground
Species Whiskers Pokémon
Height 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight 1.9 kg (4.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Oblivious
2. Anticipation
Hydration (hidden ability)
Local № 127 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
080 (Diamond/Pearl)
080 (Platinum)
040 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
132 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
093 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
113 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
228 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 58
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 2
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 48
90 214
Defense 43
81 203
Sp. Atk 46
87 210
Sp. Def 41
78 199
Speed 60
112 240
Total 288 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 Barboach.

Evolution chart

(Level 30)

Barboach changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby BARBOACH’s sensitive whiskers serve as a superb radar system. This POKéMON hides in mud, leaving only its two whiskers exposed while it waits for prey to come along.
Sapphire BARBOACH’s body is covered with a slimy film. If a foe grabs it, this POKéMON just slips out of the enemy’s grip. This POKéMON grows weak if the slimy coating dries up.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It probes muddy riverbeds with its two long whiskers. A slimy film protects its body.
Emerald Its body is covered with a slimy film. The film acts as a barrier to prevent germs in muddy water from entering the BARBOACH’s body.
Diamond It coats its entire body with a slimy fluid so it can squirm and slip away if grabbed.
Pearl Its whiskers make a superb radar. They are used to locate prey, even in the murkiest of water.
Platinum Its slimy body is hard to grasp. In one region, it is said to have been born from hardened mud.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
BARBOACH uses its whiskers to taste things just as a person uses his or her tongue to taste things.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Its slimy body is hard to grasp. In one region, it is said to have been born from hardened mud.
X It coats its entire body with a slimy fluid so it can squirm and slip away if grabbed.
Y Its whiskers make a superb radar. They are used to locate prey, even in the murkiest of water.
Omega Ruby Barboach’s sensitive whiskers serve as a superb radar system. This Pokémon hides in mud, leaving only its two whiskers exposed while it waits for prey to come along.
Alpha Sapphire Barboach’s body is covered with a slimy film. If a foe grabs it, this Pokémon just slips out of the enemy’s grip. This Pokémon grows weak if the slimy coating dries up.
Sun Its two whiskers provide a sensitive radar. Even in muddy waters, it can detect its prey’s location.
Moon Its slippery body is hard to grasp, so much so that there are festivals where people compete to see how many they can catch barehanded.
Ultra Sun Its entire body is gooey. When pecked at by bird Pokémon, it slips and slides its way to freedom.
Ultra Moon Its whiskers are filled with nerves. They can sense smells and flavors just as a person’s nose or tongue would.
Sword Its slimy body is hard to grasp. In one region, it is said to have been born from hardened mud.
Shield It probes muddy riverbeds with its two long whiskers. A slimy film protects its body.

Moves learned by Barboach

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Mud-SlapGround 20 100
1Water GunWater 40 100
6RestPsychic
6SnoreNormal 50 100
12Water PulseWater 60 100
18AmnesiaPsychic
24Aqua TailWater 90 90
31Muddy WaterWater 90 85
36EarthquakeGround 100 100
42Future SightPsychic 120 100
48FissureGround

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
FlailNormal 100
SparkElectric 65 100
Take DownNormal 90 85
ThrashNormal 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychic
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
27Icy WindIce 55 95
31AttractNormal 100
32SandstormRock
33Rain DanceWater
35HailIce
36WhirlpoolWater 35 85
39FacadeNormal 70 100
45DiveWater 80 100
48Rock TombRock 60 95
52BounceFlying 85 85
53Mud ShotGround 55 95
76RoundNormal 60 100
81BulldozeGround 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Mud-SlapGround 20 100
6Mud SportGround
6Water SportWater
9Water GunWater 40 100
13Mud BombGround 65 85
15AmnesiaPsychic
17Water PulseWater 60 100
20MagnitudeGround 100
25RestPsychic
25SnoreNormal 50 100
28Aqua TailWater 90 90
32EarthquakeGround 100 100
35Muddy WaterWater 90 85
39Future SightPsychic 120 100
44FissureGround

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dragon DanceDragon
Earth PowerGround 90 100
FlailNormal 100
Hydro PumpWater 110 80
Mud ShotGround 55 95
Muddy WaterWater 90 85
SparkElectric 65 100
Take DownNormal 90 85
ThrashNormal 120 100
WhirlpoolWater 35 85

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
BounceFlying 85 85
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
SnoreNormal 50 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Barboach 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
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Barboach sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Barboach  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Barboach  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Barboach  sprite from Black & White Barboach  sprite from X & Y Barboach  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Barboach Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Barboach Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Barboach Shiny sprite from Black & White Barboach Shiny sprite from X & Y Barboach Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Barboach

Other languages

English Barboach
Japanese ドジョッチ (Dojoach)
German Schmerbe
French Barloche

Name origin

barb
a small spike
loach
a species of fish