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Type
Water  Ground
Species Whiskers Pokémon
Abilities Oblivious
Anticipation
Hydration (DW)
Pokédex
Solrock ← 339 → Whiscash
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 127 Sinnoh 080
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 040
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Whiscash
Barboach
339
ドジョッチ Dojoach
339Barboach
Generation III
Evolutionary Line
339340
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
4.2 lbs. 1.9 kg 1'04" 0.4 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Gray Water 2
Body Style Footprint
Body03
F339
Cry

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

Biology

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 fin), 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

Barboach Locations
Version(s) Location 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.

Sprites

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Barboach RS Barboach E Barboach RS Barboach Back III
Barboach RS S Barboach E S Barboach RS S Barboach Shiny Back III
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Barboach DP Barboach PtHGSS Barboach PtHGSS 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 Back V
Barboach BW S Barboach Shiny Back V
X Y Back


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.

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