Barraskewda (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Barraskewda
Skewer Pokémon
カマスジョー
Kamasujaw
#847
Barraskewda



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
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Abilities
Swift Swim Cacophony
Cacophony
Propeller Tail
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 2
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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Weight
66.1 lbs. 30.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
172
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
50
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Barraskewda (Japanese: カマスジョー Kamasujaw) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Arrokuda starting at level 26.

Biology

Barraskewda is a fishlike Pokémon with a long body and tapered head. Its head is colored brown and has small eyes with beady black pupils and no visible irises. Its mouth has a noticeable under-bite, and two teeth on each side of its lower jaw can be seen when Barraskewda has its mouth closed. At each corner of its mouth are two dark spiral markings. Barraskewda's head has four protrusions extending backward from its sides, with a spike extending from the upper and lower part of each side. Its main body is tan in color, and across each side of its midsection it has a white line running down most of its length, with other white markings branching off, resembling fish-bones. A similar branching brown marking can be found running down the length of Barraskewda's dorsal side. It has two pairs of ventral fins and one dorsal fin located near the back of its body, along with four tail-fins that can rotate like a propeller, allowing Barraskewda to swim at high speeds. All of Barraskewda's fins are colored red. Its tail fins are attached to a white hub that connects to the brown rear section of its body, and the spines in its other fins are brown as well.

Barraskewda's jaws are said to be as sharp as a spear and strong like steel. It propels itself up to speeds of 100 knots by spinning its tail, and uses that speed to ram into its prey, spearing it. The flesh of Barraskewda is surprisingly tasty.

In the anime

Main series

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Barraskewda appeared in Early-Evening Waves as a resident of a lake where Nessa was doing a photo shoot.

In the manga

 
Barraskewda in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

A Barraskewda first appeared in the Sword & Shield chapter, under the ownership of Nessa.

In the TCG

Main article: Barraskewda (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#181
Galar
Isle of Armor #097
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
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.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 2, Motostoke Riverbank, Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage
South Lake Miloch, North Lake Miloch, Bridge Field, Lake of Outrage (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Training Lowlands (Wanderer)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable



Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
61
121 - 168 232 - 326
123
115 - 192 225 - 379
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
136
126 - 206 249 - 408
Total:
490
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
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
011 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1818 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
2424 Dive Water Physical 08080 100100% 10
3232 Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
4040 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4848 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100100% 10
5656 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Barraskewda
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Barraskewda

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   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
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36  TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM52  TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM67  TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR03  TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR16  TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR87  TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TR95  TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR97  TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TR98  TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Barraskewda
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Barraskewda

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
  Acupressure Normal Status —% 30
    Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
    Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
    Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Barraskewda 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 Barraskewda in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Barraskewda
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Barraskewda

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Flip Turn Water Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Barraskewda
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Barraskewda

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 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 Barraskewda
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Barraskewda

Side game data

Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 156 Base Attack: 258 Base Defense: 127
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Waterfall, Peck, Bite
Charged Attacks: Close Combat, Crunch, Aqua Jet

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Arrokuda
 Water 
 
Level 26
 
First evolution
Barraskewda
 Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Barraskewda images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Barraskewda seems to be based on a barracuda, but also resembles other large predatory fish such as the gar, the houndfish, the northern pike, and some sturgeon species. It may also be based on skewers and spears, drawing some inspiration from spearfishing. In addition, it shares traits with torpedoes, such as its spinning propeller-like tail. The barracuda and torpedo elements together could be a reference to the Fairey Barracuda, a bomber aircraft built in Britain (the region Galar is based on) during World War II. It carried and deployed large torpedoes that could travel up to 100 knots, Barraskewda's top speed.

Name origin

Barraskewda may be a combination of barracuda and skewer.

Kamasujaw may be a combination of 梭子魚 kamasu (barracuda) and jaw.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese カマスジョー Kamasujaw From 梭子魚 kamasu and jaw
  French Hastacuda From hasta and barracuda
  Spanish Barraskewda Same as English name
  German Barrakiefa From Barrakuda and Kiefer
  Italian Barraskewda Same as English name
  Korean 꼬치조 Kkochijo From 꼬치고기 kkochigogi and jaw
  Mandarin Chinese 戽斗尖梭 Hùdǒujiānsuō From 戽斗 hùdǒu, jiān, and 梭魚 / 梭鱼 suōyú
  Cantonese Chinese 戽斗尖梭 Fudáujīmsō From 戽斗 fudáu, jīm, and 梭魚 sōyú


Related articles

External links

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