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Barboach
339
ドジョッチ Dojotchi
339Barboach
Generation III
Evolutionary line
339340
Type(s)
Type Water  Type Ground
Species Whiskers Pokémon
Abilities Oblivious
Anticipation
Hydration (DW)
Pokédex
Solrock ← 339 → Whiscash
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 127/132 Sinnoh 080
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 040
Alola 093/113
Evolves from None
Evolves into Whiscash
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
4.2 lbs. 1.9 kg 1'04" 0.4 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Gray Water 2
Shape Footprint
Shape03
F339
Cry

Barboach (Japanese: ドジョッチ Dojotchi) is a Water/Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

Biology

Barboach is able to use its sensitive whiskers to detect prey. It covers its body in slimy fluid so it's harder to for predators to grasp.

Physiology

Barboach is a blue and gray loach-like Pokémon with a whiskery blue face and three fins. All of its fins are uchiwa fan-shaped (the dorsal, pelvic, anal and tail fins), while only the dorsal, pelvic and anal fins have black spots on them. All across it's side there is a zigzag black line. Barboach does not have any visible pectoral fins though. 

Evolution

Barboach evolves into Whiscash at level 30.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Route 111, 114, 120, Meteor Falls, Victory Road Uncommon
Emerald Route 111, 114, 120, Meteor Falls, Victory Road Uncommon
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Fishing at many places (Good Rod) Common
Platinum Great Marsh Common
HeartGold/SoulSilver Safari Zone Common
Black/White Route 8, Icirrus City, Moor of Icirrus Common
X/Y Route 14, 19 Common


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Ruby
Barboach's sensitive whiskers serve as a superb radar system. This Pokémon hides in mud, leaving only its two whiskers exposed while it waits for prey to come along.
Sapphire
Barboach's body is covered with a slimy film. If a foe grabs it, this Pokémon just slips out of the enemy's grip. This Pokémon grows weak if the slimy coating dries up.
Emerald
Its body is covered with a slimy film. The film acts as a barrier to prevent germs in muddy water from entering the Barboach's body.
FireRed
It probes muddy riverbeds with its two long whiskers. A slimy film protects its body.
LeafGreen
It probes muddy riverbeds with its two long whiskers. A slimy film protects its body.
Diamond
It coats its entire body with a slimy fluid so it can squirm and slip away if grabbed.
Pearl
Its whiskers make a superb radar. They are used to locate prey, even in the murkiest of water.
Platinum
Its slimy body is hard to grasp. In one region, it is said to have been born from hardened mud.
HeartGold
Barboach uses its whiskers to taste things just as a person uses his or her tongue to taste things.
SoulSilver
Barboach uses its whiskers to taste things just as a person uses his or her tongue to taste things.
Black
Its slimy body is hard to grasp. In one region, it is said to have been born from hardened mud.
White
Its slimy body is hard to grasp. In one region, it is said to have been born from hardened mud.
Black 2
Its slimy body is hard to grasp. In one region, it is said to have been born from hardened mud.
White 2
Its slimy body is hard to grasp. In one region, it is said to have been born from hardened mud.
X
It coats its entire body with a slimy fluid so it can squirm and slip away if grabbed.
Y
Its whiskers make a superb radar. They are used to locate prey, even in the murkiest of water.
Omega Ruby
Barboach’s sensitive whiskers serve as a superb radar system. This Pokémon hides in mud, leaving only its two whiskers exposed while it waits for prey to come along.
Alpha Sapphire
Barboach’s body is covered with a slimy film. If a foe grabs it, this Pokémon just slips out of the enemy’s grip. This Pokémon grows weak if the slimy coating dries up.
Sun
Its two whiskers provide a sensitive radar. Even in muddy waters, it can detect its prey’s location.
Moon
Its slippery body is hard to grasp, so much so that there are festivals where people compete to see how many they can catch barehanded.
Ultra Sun
Its entire body is gooey. When pecked at by bird Pokémon, it slips and slides its way to freedom.
Ultra Moon
Its whiskers are filled with nerves. They can sense smells and flavors just as a person’s nose or tongue would.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
50
Attack
48
Defense
43
Sp. Atk
46
Sp. Def
41
Speed
60
Total
288

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beautiful ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ ♥♥
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
HM06 Dive 80 100% 10 Water Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Type Beauty 0
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Type Tough ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Type Tough ♥♥ 0
HM08 Dive 60 100% 10 Water Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 339 front E 339 front RS 339 front Barboach Back III
Barboach RS S Barboach E S Barboach RS S Barboach Shiny Back III
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 339 front Pt 339 front Pt 339 front Barboach Back IV
Barboach DP S Barboach PtHGSS S Barboach PtHGSS S Barboach Shiny Back IV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Barboach BW Barboach BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Barboach XY Barboach XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Juan's Barboach

Trivia

  • Barboach is actually derived from the dojo loach, a type of catfish-relative fish with many characteristics with the genus such as; burying themselves to hide from view, using their whiskers to detect their surroundings, secretion of a slimy substance and the ability to encase themselves in mud.
  • Although, they make look more like the false eel called as 'bichir'. Like loaches, bichirs have barbels and relies on smell replacing its poor eyesight.

Etymolgy

Barboach is a combination of barb (referring to the barbs around its mouth) or barbel and loach.

Gallery

See also