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Barbaracle (Pokémon)

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Binacle #688: Binacle
Pokémon
#690: Skrelp Skrelp
Barbaracle
Collective Pokémon
ガメノデス
Gamenodes
#689
Barbaracle

Barbaracle

Barbaracle

Barbaracle
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Water
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sniper or Tough Claws Cacophony
Cacophony
Pickpocket
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Barbaracle

Mega Barbaracle Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 3
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
211.6 lbs. 96.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Regional numbers
Pokédex
#689
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#022
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
175
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body11.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
 ?
External Links

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

It evolves from Binacle starting at level 39.

Biology

Barbaracle's body consists of two gray rocks connected by an orange waist. Two Binacle have multiplied into seven, giving Barbaracle two legs, four arms and one head. The arm and leg Binacle are now orange with a single brown stripe, as opposed to a white one, and have brown "hands" with three claws each. The four arms have a single eye in each palm. In place of an eye, each foot has an orange four-pointed star-shape. The head, which resembles a fist, has two eyes, four clawed fingers on top and a fifth clawed "thumb" on its right cheek. Each limb thinks for itself and moves independently, though they usually follow the head's orders.

In the anime

Major appearances

A Barbaracle is set to make its TV debut in XY052.

Minor appearances

A Barbaracle debuted in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

Pokédex entries

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Barbaracle (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Rock)

Stats

Base stats

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


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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 VI
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5 Cool 0   0  
00Start Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100100% 10 Cool 0   0  
00Start Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 —% 15 Cool 0   0  
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35 Cool 0   0  
00Start Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15 Cool 0   0  
044 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25 Cool 0   0  
077 Withdraw Water Status 0000 —% 40 Cool 0   0  
1010 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15 Cool 0   0  
1313 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20 Cool 0   0  
1818 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10 Cool 0   0  
2020 Clamp Water Physical 03535 08585% 15 Cool 0   0  
2424 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —% 20 Cool 0   0  
2828 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5 Cool 0   0  
3232 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —% 15 Cool 0   0  
3737 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20 Cool 0   0  
4444 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15 Cool 0   0  
4848 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 09595% 10 Cool 0   0  
5555 Cross Chop Fighting Physical 100100 08080% 5 Cool 0   0  
6060 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5 Cool 0   0  
6565 Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100100% 10 Cool 0   0  
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Barbaracle obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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 TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • 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 breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Clauncher Helping Hand* Normal Status —% 20
Corphish Switcheroo* Dark Status 100% 10
OmanyteOmastar Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
ClauncherClawitzer Water Sport Water Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Barbaracle in Generation VI
  • 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

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Barbaracle can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Barbaracle cannot be tutored the move 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

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
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 Barbaracle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Barbaracle

Evolution

688Binacle.png
Unevolved
Binacle
 Rock  Water 
Rare Candy
Level 39
689Barbaracle.png
First evolution
Barbaracle
 Rock  Water 

Sprites

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's "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 barbarian 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
Japan Flag.png Japanese ガメノデス Gamenodes From 亀の手 kame no te and death
France Flag.png French Golgopathe Possibly from Golgotha and πάθος pathos
Spain Flag.png Spanish Barbaracle Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Thanathora From Thanatos and Thoracica
Italy Flag.png Italian Barbaracle Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거북손데스 Geoboksondeseu From 거북손 geobokson and death


External links

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