Barbaracle (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Barbaracle
Collective Pokémon
ガメノデス
Gamenodes
#689
Barbaracle



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Water
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Tough Claws or Sniper Cacophony
Cacophony
Pickpocket
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 3
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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Weight
211.6 lbs. 96.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
175
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Barbaracle (Japanese: ガメノデス Gamenodes) is a dual-type Rock/Water Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves from Binacle starting at level 39.

Biology

Barbaracle is a bipedal Pokémon with a body that consists of two gray rocks connected by an orange, segmented waist. It has four orange arms connected to the upper rock. Its head is brown and resembles a left fist; there are four clawed fingers on top and a clawed thumb on its right cheek. Its face is orange with two eyes but no other distinguishable features. Each arm has a brown hand with a single eye in the center of the palm, four long claws, and a brown band around the middle. Its legs are also orange but have two brown bands and brown feet with four claws and a four-pointed star on the soles.

Through evolution, two Binacle have multiplied into seven. Each limb thinks for itself and moves independently, though they usually follow the head's orders. Since each limb has an eye, it is able to see in all directions at once.

In the anime

Main series

 
Barbaracle in the anime

Major appearances

Barbaracle made its main series debut in A Stealthy Challenge!, under the ownership of Saizo. Saizo used it to battle Ash's Froakie and Sanpei's Greninja in order to stop Sanpei from reaching its goal. This same Barbaracle was seen in a flashback in The Legend of the Ninja Hero!. It physically reappeared with its Trainer in A Festival of Decisions!, where it defeated Heidayu's Bisharp.

Minor appearances

Barbaracle debuted in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY052 Barbaracle Ash's Pokédex Barbaracle, the Collective Pokémon. Barbaracle's limbs can move independently on each other, but they usually follow the head's commands.

GOTCHA!

A Barbaracle briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Siebold.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Barbaracle (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #022
Hoenn
#—
X When they evolve, two Binacle multiply into seven. They fight with the power of seven Binacle.
Y Barbaracle's legs and hands have minds of their own, and they will move independently. But they usually follow the head's orders.
Omega Ruby When they evolve, two Binacle multiply into seven. They fight with the power of seven Binacle.
Alpha Sapphire Barbaracle's legs and hands have minds of their own, and they will move independently. But they usually follow the head's orders.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#235
Sword Seven Binacle come together to form one Barbaracle. The Binacle that serves as the head gives orders to those serving as the limbs.
Shield Having an eye on each palm allows it to keep watch in all directions. In a pinch, its limbs start to act on their own to ensure the enemy's defeat.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Rock)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Binacle
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Water World)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 9, Dusty Bowl
Rolling Fields, West Lake Axewell, Giant's Seat, Stony Wilderness, Giant's Mirror, Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Blade-and-Shield Path: Stage 4
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 366
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Mineral Crust Hollow (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Greninja Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
72
132 - 179 254 - 348
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
54
53 - 116 101 - 227
86
81 - 151 159 - 298
68
65 - 132 126 - 258
Total:
500
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100100% 10
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
011 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1212 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
1616 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
2020 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2424 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00——% 20
2828 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3232 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
3636 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 09595% 10
4242 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
4848 Cross Chop Fighting Physical 100100 08080% 5
5454 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Barbaracle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Barbaracle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM37  TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM54  TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM83  TM83 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 095}}95% 10
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR07  TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR45  TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR47  TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR60  TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR78  TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98  TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Barbaracle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Barbaracle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
       Sand Attack Ground Status 100% 15
   Switcheroo* Dark Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Barbaracle in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Barbaracle in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Barbaracle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Barbaracle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Barbaracle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Barbaracle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Barbaracle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Barbaracle

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Clamp × Water Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Dual Chop Dragon Physical 04040 090}}90% 15
VI VII Embargo × Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
VI VII Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VI VII Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
VI VII Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
VI VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VI VII Tickle Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
VI VII Water Sport × Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Barbaracle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Barbaracle
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Rock
  Attack Power: 70 - 110   5

#516
 

Crowd Control
Increases damage when there are more Barbaracle in the puzzle area.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 176 Base Attack: 194 Base Defense: 205
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Water Gun, Mud-Slap, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: Skull Bash, Cross Chop, Stone Edge, Grass Knot

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Binacle
 Rock  Water 
 
Level 39
 
First evolution
Barbaracle
 Rock  Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Barbaracle images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Barbaracle seems to be based on the goose barnacle, due to their general shape and use of a connective "stalk" to cling to rocks. Considering one "main" Barbaracle survives together with others, it may possibly reference to the rarer, same species symbiosis, in particular conjunctive symbiosis due to their fusion into a single body. Considering its hand-like limbs and bodies, and its eyes within its many hands' "palms", it may have also been based on the hamsa. Its limbs having minds of their own may be a reference to alien hand syndrome.

Name origin

Barbaracle may be a combination of barbaric and barnacle.

Gamenodes may be a combination of 亀の手 kame no te (Japanese goose barnacle) and death.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ガメノデス Gamenodes From 亀の手 kame no te and death
  French Golgopathe Possibly from Golgotha and πάθος pathos
  Spanish Barbaracle Same as English name
  German Thanathora From Thanatos and Thoracica
  Italian Barbaracle Same as English name
  Korean 거북손데스 Geoboksondeseu From 거북손 geobokson and death
  Cantonese Chinese 龜足巨鎧 Gwāijūkgeuihhói From 龜足 gwāijūk and 巨鎧 geuihhói, and 鎧茗荷科 Hóimíhnghoh-fō
  Mandarin Chinese 龜足巨鎧 Guīzújùkǎi From 龜足 guīzú, 巨鎧 jùkǎi, and 鎧茗荷科 Kǎimínghé-kē


External links

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