Barraskewda

Barraskewda is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 8. It is known as the Skewer Pokémon.

Evolution of Arrokuda.

Barraskewda artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 847
Type Water
Species Skewer Pokémon
Height 1.3 m (4′03″)
Weight 30.0 kg (66.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swift Swim
Propeller Tail (hidden ability)
Local № 181 (Sword/Shield)
097 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 172
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 61
232 326
Attack 123
225 379
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 136
249 408
Total 490 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 Barraskewda.

Evolution chart

(Level 26)

Pokédex entries

Sword This Pokémon has a jaw that’s as sharp as a spear and as strong as steel. Apparently Barraskewda’s flesh is surprisingly tasty, too.
Shield It spins its tail fins to propel itself, surging forward at speeds of over 100 knots before ramming prey and spearing into them.

Moves learned by Barraskewda

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1Throat ChopDarkPhysical 80 100
18AgilityPsychicStatus
24DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
32Laser FocusNormalStatus
40CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
48LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100
56Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AcupressureNormalStatus
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Flip TurnWaterPhysical 60 100
Scale ShotDragonPhysical 25 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Barraskewda sprites

Type Generation 8
Normal Barraskewda  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny

Where to find Barraskewda

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Barraskewda
Japanese カマスジョー (Kamasu jō)
German Barrakiefa
French Hastacuda

Name origin

barracuda
large predatory fish
skewer
to impale