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Barboach
Water Type
Ground Type
Whiskers Pokémon
Hisuian Pokedex: #097

Pokemon Legends Arceus Barboach is a Water and Ground Type Whiskers Pokémon with a Medium Fast growth rate and a 1 HP EV Yield. Barboach can be found with Oblivious, Anticipation and Hydration as an Ability; we recommend the Naive Nature, based on 288 total combined Base Stats in PLA.

Navigate this Barboach Guide using the links below.

Barboach Stats and Abilities

Based on Barboach Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Barboach Highest IV Stat is Speed (60) and the Lowest being Special Defense (41).

Barboach Stats
Rank Stat Value
F
HP
50
F
Attack
48
F
Defense
43
E
Special Attack
46
F
Special Defense
41
E
Speed
60
F
Total
288
Barboach Details
Barboach Detail
Best Nature
Naive
+10% Speed
-10% Special Defense
Liked Foods
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Catch Rate190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Water 2
Barboach Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Oblivious
Oblivious makes the Pokémon immune to gender-based moves and abilities, specifically Attract, Captivate and Cute Charm.
Ability 2
Anticipation
A Pokémon with Anticipation will shudder upon entering battle, if an opponent has a move that is super-effective against it, or a One-Hit-KO move (Fissure, Horn Drill, Guillotine or Sheer Cold). It only activates when the ability-bearer switches in, not when an opponent switches in.
Hidden Ability
Hydration
A Pokémon with Hydration will cure itself of any status conditions during rain, at the end of each turn. This includes self-inflicted conditions such as from using Rest.

How To Evolve Barboach in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Barboach requires (Level 30) to evolve into Whiscash.

Barboach Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Barboach
Water TypeGround Type
Level 30
Whiscash
Water TypeGround Type
Barboach Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Barboach
288
50
48
46
43
41
60
Stat Change
+180
+60
+30
+30
+30
+30
+0
Whiscash
468
110
78
76
73
71
60

Where To Find Barboach Locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus

List of Locations where you can find and catch Barboach in PLA.

Barboach has 2 spawn locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 35 - 38 Whiscash, within the Wayward Cave location via On Land.

Crimson Mirelands Barboach Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Barboach
Water TypeGround Type
Lv. 19 - 22
Crimson Mirelands
Gapejaw Bog
In Water
Very Common
Whiscash
Water TypeGround Type
Lv. 26 - 36
Crimson Mirelands
Gapejaw Bog
In Water
Very Rare
Barboach
Water TypeGround Type
Lv. 26 - 56
Crimson Mirelands
Lake Valor
In Water
Common
Whiscash
Water TypeGround Type
Lv. 26 - 56
Crimson Mirelands
Lake Valor
In Water
Very Common
Coronet Highlands Barboach Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Barboach
Water TypeGround Type
Lv. 26 - 29
Coronet Highlands
Wayward Cave
On Land
Very Common
Whiscash
Water TypeGround Type
Lv. 35 - 38
Coronet Highlands
Wayward Cave
On Land
Very Common

Pokemon LA Barboach Weakness

Barboach is a Water and Ground Type pokemon. This will cause Barboach to take More Damage from Grass Type Moves, and Less Damage from Steel, Fire, Poison, Rock, Electric Type moves.

Barboach Type Weakness
Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
Grass
2.0x
More Damage
0.5x
Less Damage
Steel
Fire
Poison
Rock
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage
Electric

What pokemon is Barboach Weak Against?

Barboach Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Shaymin Sky
Grass Type
Flying Type
S
Shaymin Land
Grass Type
A
Tangrowth
Grass Type
A
Hisuian Decidueye
Grass Type
Fighting Type
B
Torterra
Grass Type
Ground Type

What pokemon is Barboach Strong Against?

Barboach Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Dialga
Steel Type
Dragon Type
S
Origin Dialga
Steel Type
Dragon Type
S
Heatran
Fire Type
Steel Type
S
Hisuian Goodra
Dragon Type
Steel Type
S
Thundurus
Electric Type
Flying Type

How To Complete Barboach Research Tasks in PLA

Research Task Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Task 6 Task 7
Number caught1241015
Number you've caught without being spotted1251020
Number defeated1241015
Number of you've defeated with Grass-type moves124610
Times you have seen it use Mud-Slap1361225
Times you have seen it use Mud Bomb1361225
Times you've given it food135710

Best Barboach Moves in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Best Moveset for Barboach Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Barboach Best Moves
Level Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
34
Aqua Tail
Physical
135
90 10 The user attacks by swinging its tail as if it were a vicious wave in a raging storm.
43
Earth Power
Special
135
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
25
Zen Headbutt
Physical
80
90 15 May cause flinching.
11
Mud Bomb
Special
97.5
85 10 May lower opponent's Accuracy.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in Bold
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Barboach Level Up Moves in PLA

List of Moves Barboach can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Legends Arceus. Level Requirements within (#) are the Level you (Master) the move at; this allows you to use the move in Agile and Strong Stance.

Barboach Level Up Moves
Level Move Description
1
(10)
Mud-Slap
Ground Type
Power:
30
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

Lowers opponent's Accuracy.
6
(15)
Water Pulse
Water Type
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
11
(20)
Mud Bomb
Ground Type
Power:
97.5
Acc: 85
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Accuracy.
18
(28)
Rest
Psychic Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
25
(35)
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Type
Power: 80
Acc: 90
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
34
(45)
Aqua Tail
Water Type
Power:
135
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

The user attacks by swinging its tail as if it were a vicious wave in a raging storm.
43
(54)
Earth Power
Ground Type
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
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Barboach Move Shop Attacks in PLA

List of Moves Barboach can learn from the Move Shop.

Barboach Move Shop Moves
Move Shop Description
Bulldoze
Ground Type
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
Rest
Psychic Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Type
Power: 80
Acc: 90
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
Water Pulse
Water Type
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
Icy Wind
Ice Type
Power: 55
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Special

Lowers opponent's Speed.
Earth Power
Ground Type
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
Aqua Tail
Water Type
Power:
135
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

The user attacks by swinging its tail as if it were a vicious wave in a raging storm.
Ice Beam
Ice Type
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
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Similar Water Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Origin Palkia-Pokemon-Image
Origin Palkia
WATER-Type DRAGON-Type 680 90 100 150 100 120 120
S
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Palkia
WATER-Type DRAGON-Type 680 90 120 150 100 120 100
S
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Manaphy
WATER-Type 600 100 100 100 100 100 100
A
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Gyarados
WATER-Type FLYING-Type 540 95 125 60 79 100 81
A
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Empoleon
WATER-Type STEEL-Type 530 84 86 111 88 101 60
Pokemon similar to Barboach based on Ground Type
Similar Ground Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Landorus Therian-Pokemon-Image
Landorus Therian
GROUND-Type FLYING-Type 600 89 145 105 90 80 91
S
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Garchomp
DRAGON-Type GROUND-Type 600 108 130 80 95 85 102
S
Landorus-Pokemon-Image
Landorus
GROUND-Type FLYING-Type 600 89 125 115 90 80 101
A
Ursaluna-Pokemon-Image
Ursaluna
NORMAL-Type GROUND-Type 550 130 140 45 105 80 50
A
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Rhyperior
GROUND-Type ROCK-Type 535 115 140 55 130 55 40
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