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)


EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate
Base Friendship
Base Exp.
Growth Rate Slow


Egg Groups Water 2
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.

1Aqua JetWater 40 100
1BiteDark 60 100
1Fury AttackNormal 15 85
1PeckFlying 35 100
1Throat ChopDark 80 100
24DiveWater 80 100
32Laser FocusNormal
40CrunchDark 80 100
48LiquidationWater 85 100
56Double-EdgeNormal 120 100

Egg moves

Barraskewda does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

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

Where to find Barraskewda

Name origin

large predatory fish
to impale