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 70 (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)

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-SlapGround 20 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
4WithdrawWater
8Water GunWater 40 100
12Fury CutterBug 40 95
16Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
20Ancient PowerRock 60 100
24Rock PolishRock
28SlashNormal 70 100
32Hone ClawsDark
36Razor ShellWater 75 95
40Shell SmashNormal
44Cross ChopFighting 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 SlashDark 70 100
Sand AttackGround 100
SwitcherooDark 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 AttackGround 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1Shell SmashNormal
4Water GunWater 40 100
7WithdrawWater
10Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
13SlashNormal 70 100
18Mud-SlapGround 20 100
20ClampWater 35 85
24Rock PolishRock
28Ancient PowerRock 60 100
32Hone ClawsDark
37Fury CutterBug 40 95
41Night SlashDark 70 100
45Razor ShellWater 75 95
49Cross ChopFighting 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 HandNormal
SwitcherooDark 100
TickleNormal 100
Water SportWater

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 ChopDragon 40 90
EndeavorNormal 100
Helping HandNormal
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron DefenseSteel
LiquidationWater 85 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Water PulseWater 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
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Binacle sprites

Type Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Binacle  sprite from X & Y
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
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword
Shield
Bridge Field, Motostoke Riverbank, Galar Mine No. 2

Answers to Binacle questions

Other languages

English 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