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)
080 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
097 (Legends: Arceus)
168 (Scarlet/Violet)
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.
Brilliant Diamond It coats its entire body with a slimy fluid so it can squirm and slip away if grabbed.
Shining Pearl Its whiskers make a superb radar. They are used to locate prey, even in the murkiest of water.
Legends: Arceus Makes its home in swamps with murky water. The poor visibility hides this Pokémon from predators, and the slime on its body makes grasping it difficult.
Scarlet Its two whiskers provide a sensitive radar. Even in muddy waters, it can detect its prey’s location.
Violet 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 Scarlet & Violet 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 or picnics in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Barboach gen 9 learnset 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 Scarlet & Violet:

Moves learnt by level up

Barboach learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
6Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
11Mud BombGroundSpecial 65 85
18RestPsychicStatus
25Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
34Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
43Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100

Move Tutor moves

Barboach can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
RestPsychicStatus
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Barboach sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
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 Barboach  sprite from Scarlet & Violet
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

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 111, 114, 120, Meteor Falls, Victory Road
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 111, 114, 120, Meteor Falls, Victory Road
Diamond
Pearl
Route 205, 208, 210, 212, 227, 228, Celestic Town, Eterna City, Great Marsh, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Ravaged Path
Platinum Route 205, 210, 225, 227, 228, Eterna City, Great Marsh, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Ravaged Path
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Breed Whiscash
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Route 8, Icirrus City, Moor of Icirrus
X
Y
Route 14, 19
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 111, 114, 120, Meteor Falls, Scorched Slab, Victory Road
Sun
Moon
Seaward Cave, Paniola Town, Poni Gauntlet, Poni Meadow, Vast Poni Canyon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Seaward Cave, Paniola Town, Royal Avenue, Poni Gauntlet, Poni Meadow, Vast Poni Canyon
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
South Lake Miloch, Slumbering Weald, Motostoke, North Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness, Galar Mine No. 2, Brawlers' Cave, Soothing Wetlands, Giant's Bed, Giant's Foot, Roaring-Sea Caves, Ballimere Lake
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Route 205, 208, 210, 212, 227, 228, Celestic Town, Eterna City, Great Marsh, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Ravaged Path, Fountainspring Cave, Swampy Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Bogsunk Cavern
Legends: Arceus Gapejaw Bog, Lake Valor, Wayward Cave
Scarlet
Violet
Tagtree Thicket, Casseroya Lake, North Province (Area One), North Province (Area Two), East Province (Area Three), South Province (Area One), South Province (Area Four), South Province (Area Five), South Province (Area Six), West Province (Area Three), Glaseado Mountain

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