Binacle

Binacle is a Rock/Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 6. It is known as the Two-Handed Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 688
Type Rock Water
Species Two-Handed Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 31.0 kg (68.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sniper
2. Tough Claws
Pickpocket (hidden ability)
Local № 021 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
234 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 61
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 3
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 42
194 288
Attack 52
98 223
Defense 67
125 256
Sp. Atk 39
74 194
Sp. Def 56
105 232
Speed 50
94 218
Total 306 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 Binacle.

Evolution chart

(Level 39)

Binacle changes

Pokédex entries

X
Omega Ruby
Two Binacle live together on one rock. When they fight, one of them will move to a different rock.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
They stretch and then contract, yanking their rocks along with them in bold hops. They eat seaweed that washes up on the shoreline.
Sword After two Binacle find a suitably sized rock, they adhere themselves to it and live together. They cooperate to gather food during high tide.
Shield If the two don’t work well together, both their offense and defense fall apart. Without good teamwork, they won’t survive.

Moves learned by Binacle

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
4WithdrawWaterStatus
8Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
12Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
16Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
20Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
24Rock PolishRockStatus
28SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
32Hone ClawsDarkStatus
36Razor ShellWaterPhysical 75 95
40Shell SmashNormalStatus
44Cross ChopFightingPhysical 100 80

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
SwitcherooDarkStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1Shell SmashNormalStatus
4Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
7WithdrawWaterStatus
10Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
13SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
18Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
20ClampWaterPhysical 35 85
24Rock PolishRockStatus
28Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
32Hone ClawsDarkStatus
37Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
41Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
45Razor ShellWaterPhysical 75 95
49Cross ChopFightingPhysical 100 80

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Helping HandNormalStatus
SwitcherooDarkStatus 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
Water SportWaterStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Binacle 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
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Binacle sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Binacle  sprite from X & Y Binacle  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Binacle Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Binacle

X Route 8, 12, Ambrette Town, Azure Bay
Y Route 8, 12, Cyllage City, Ambrette Town, Azure Bay
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Spots
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Breed Barbaracle
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Bridge Field, Motostoke Riverbank, Galar Mine No. 2

Answers to Binacle questions

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Binacle
Japanese カメテテ (Kametete)
German Bithora
French Opermine

Name origin

bi-
prefix meaning ‘two’
barnacle
marine crustacean, typically attached to ship bottoms