Barbaracle (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Barbaracle
Collective Pokémon
ガメノデス
Gamenodes
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Barbaracle



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Water
Unknown Unknown
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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
20 cycles
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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Weight
211.6 lbs. 96.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
175
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
2
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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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.

A Barbaracle appeared in Narrowing the Chaser Chase!, under the ownership of a Project Mew Challenger.

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

Barbaracle in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Barbaracle debuted in PS595, where one was used by a robot version of Essentia created by Xerosic as a part of its crimes.

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
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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
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
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.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


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)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


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 IX, 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII - IX
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation IX.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Barbaracle's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush689Body.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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


Pokémon GO
GO0689.png 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

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Unevolved
Binacle
 Rock  Water 
Rare Candy
Level 39
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First evolution
Barbaracle
 Rock  Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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HOME
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Menu HOME 0689.png 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
Japan Flag.png Japanese ガメノデス Gamenodes From 亀の手 kame-no-te and death
France Flag.png French Golgopathe From golgoth 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 Geoboksondes From 거북손 geobokson and death
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 龜足巨鎧 / 龟足巨铠 Guīzújùkǎi From 龜足 / 龟足 guīzú, 巨鎧 / 巨铠 jù kǎi, and 鎧茗荷 kǎimínghé
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 龜足巨鎧 Gwāijūkgeuihhói From 龜足 gwāijūk, 巨鎧 geuih hói, and 鎧茗荷 hóimíhnghoh


External links

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