Binacle (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Malamar #687: Malamar
Pokémon
#689: Barbaracle Barbaracle
Binacle
Two-Handed Pokémon
カメテテ
Kametete
#688
Binacle



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
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 3
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Binacle
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Weight
68.3 lbs. 31.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
61
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
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HP
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0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Sp.Def
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HP
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Binacle (Japanese: カメテテ Kametete) is a dual-type Rock/Water Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves into Barbaracle starting at level 39.

Biology

Binacle is a Pokémon that resembles a goose barnacle. It also has the appearance of a hand and arm; the “hand” serves as its head. Its head is brown with puffy orange cheeks and an orange marking where a nose would be located. On top of its head are three long claws. Its body is orange with a white band around the middle.

Binacle is always found as a pair living in a single gray rock and needed to cooperate with each other in order to survive. It moves by stretching and contracting its bodies and yanking the rock along in a hopping motion. The pair has a tendency of squabbling with one another. When they do, one of them will move and find a different rock with a different Binacle to live alongside with. Binacle eats seaweed that washes up on the shoreline.

In the anime

 
Binacle in the anime

Major appearances

Binacle made its main series debut in Unlocking Some Respect!, with each of Binacle's two bodies being under the ownership of two people. Locke owned one half, which he calls "Lefty" and his mentor Ed owned the other half, which he calls "Righty".

A Binacle appeared in A Festival Reunion!, where it was among the Pokémon caught by Goh while in Kalos. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Minor appearances

Binacle debuted in Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY111 Binacle Ash's Pokédex Binacle, the Two-Handed Pokémon. Binacle live in pairs, two on the same rock. If they fight, one of them finds a new rock.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN025 Binacle Goh's Rotom Phone Binacle, the Two-Handed Pokémon. A Rock and Water type. Binacle stretch and contract their bodies to pull their rocks along with them. They eat seaweed that they find washed up on shore.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Youngster's Binacle appeared at the Mini-game Corner in PS553.

In PS569, the thief that attempted to steal Diancie used three Binacle to keep Korrina, Gurkinn, and Diantha at bay.

In the TCG

Main article: Binacle (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #021
Hoenn
#—
X Two Binacle live together on one rock. When they fight, one of them will move to a different rock.
Y They stretch and then contract, yanking their rocks along with them in bold hops. They eat seaweed that washes up on the shoreline.
Omega Ruby Two Binacle live together on one rock. When they fight, one of them will move to a different rock.
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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#234
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.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X
Routes 8 and 12, Ambrette Town, Azure Bay (Rock Smash)
Y
Routes 8 and 12, Ambrette Town, Cyllage City, Azure Bay (Rock Smash)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Islands (south of Pacifidlog Town, south of Route 134; both by Rock Smash)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Barbaracle
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Galar Mine No. 2, Motostoke Riverbank, Bridge Field
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat, North Lake Miloch, Rolling Fields, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness, West Lake Axewell (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)


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 359
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Mineral Crust Hollow (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Greninja Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
42
102 - 149 194 - 288
52
51 - 114 98 - 223
67
64 - 130 125 - 256
39
39 - 100 74 - 194
56
54 - 118 105 - 232
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
306
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 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
044 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
088 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
4040 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
4444 Cross Chop Fighting Physical 100100 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Binacle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Binacle
  • 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 
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
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
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
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
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
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR60  TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
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 Binacle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Binacle
  • 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 Binacle 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 Binacle in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Binacle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Binacle
  • 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 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Binacle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Binacle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

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 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 Binacle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Binacle
  • × 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: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 68 Base Defense: 51 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Rock
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#515
 

Hitting Streak
Increases damage when it is triggered in a row.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 123 Base Attack: 96 Base Defense: 120
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: 50
Fast Attacks: Scratch, Mud-Slap
Charged Attacks: Ancient Power, Dig, Cross Chop

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 Binacle images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Binacle is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 306.
  • Binacle is the favorite Pokémon of Tomoaki Imakuni.[1]

Origin

Binacle seems to be based on the goose barnacle, due to their general shape and use of a connective "stalk" to cling to rocks. Considering it survives together with a second Binacle, it may possibly be a reference to the rarer, same species symbiosis. Considering its hand-like body, and its eyes within its "palms", Binacle may have also been based on the hamsa.

Name origin

Binacle is a combination of the prefix bi- (meaning two) and barnacle. It may also refer to the nautical instrument which held a ship's compass known as a binnacle. It may also be derived from knuckle, referring to its hands and making the name a pun.

Kametete may be a combination of 亀の手 kame no te (Japanese goose barnacle), tête (French for head), and 手 te (hand).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese カメテテ Kametete From 亀の手 kame no te, and te
  French Opermine From opercule and vermine
  Spanish Binacle Same as English name
  German Bithora From bi- and Thoracica
  Italian Binacle Same as English name
  Korean 거북손손 Geoboksonson From 거북손 geobokson and son
  Cantonese Chinese 龜腳腳 Gwāigeukgeuk From 龜足 gwāijūk and geuk
  Mandarin Chinese


External links

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