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)
137 (The Isle of Armor)
060 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
6RestPsychicStatus
6SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
12Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
18AmnesiaPsychicStatus
24Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
31Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
36EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
42Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
48FissureGroundPhysical 30

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.
FlailNormalPhysical 100
SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
27Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
31AttractNormalStatus 100
32SandstormRockStatus
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
35HailIceStatus
36WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
45DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
48Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
52BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
53Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
81BulldozeGroundPhysical 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-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
6Mud SportGroundStatus
6Water SportWaterStatus
9Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
13Mud BombGroundSpecial 65 85
15AmnesiaPsychicStatus
17Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
20MagnitudeGroundPhysical 100
25RestPsychicStatus
25SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
28Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
32EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
35Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
39Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
44FissureGroundPhysical 30

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 DanceDragonStatus
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
Muddy WaterWaterSpecial 90 85
SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 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 TailWaterPhysical 90 90
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 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-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWaterPhysical 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 Barboach  sprite from Sword & Shield
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

Other languages

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

Name origin

barb
a small spike
loach
a species of fish