Barbaracle (Kalos Coastal Pokédex. It is a Rock/Water-Type, and is known as the Collective Pokémon.) is the 22nd Pokémon in the
Barbaracle can use one of two Abilities: Tough Claws, which increases the power of moves that make direct contact with its target; or Sniper, an Ability that increases the power of Critical Hits from 50% damage to double damage. Barbaracle's Hidden Ability is Pickpocket, which allows it to steal the Hold Item of an opposing Pokémon that hits it with a move requiring physical contact.
Binacle can evolve into Barbaracle at Level 39.
Barbaracle is in the Water 3 Egg Group. It takes Barbaracle One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Barbaracle's gray, rocky body grows an extra set of arms and a pair of legs after evolving. The top hands have an eye on each palm. Each limb is striped orange-and-brown.
Barbaracle doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.
Barbaracle has yet to appear in a Spin-Off Game as of writing.
Trading Card Game
No Trading Card Game Information as of yet; will be updated once featured in an upcoming TCG Set.
Barbaracle has yet to appear in the Anime as of writing.
Barbaracle has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.
Barbaracle has yet to appear in the Manga as of writing.
Barbaracle resides in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With one of the best boosting moves in the game in Shell Smash and a nice base 105 Attack stat, Barbaracle is a very potent sweeper in the tier. Tough Claws is a great ability that gives essentially a Life Orb boost to moves like Razor Shell and Return. Carracosta, which shares a typing and also has Shell Smash, lacks the Speed of Barbaracle after a boost, which is a major advantage Barbaracle has as it can actually outspeed a large majority of Choice Scarf users. Barbaracle also can run a Choice Scarf set that can cripple certain switch ins to the standard Shell Smash set, such as Vileplume and Gastrodon, with Switcheroo while maintaining great revenge killing prowess. However, Barbaracle is hindered by the common presence of Grass-types in the tier, which can threaten it out and put immense amounts of pressure on it. It also faces competition from Carracosta, which does have its advantages in priority Aqua Jet, a higher Defense stat, and Solid Rock, all of which give it better utility in the early and mid-game phase of the battle.
Barbaracle is also usable in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With Shell Smash, a high base 105 Attack, and Tough Claws, Barbaracle can be a hard hitting sweeper and powerful force to deal with. It has a good Defense stat and can outspeed the entire unboosted tier after a Shell Smash. It does have imperfect accuracy in its STAB attacks in Stone Edge and Razor Shell, and low special bulk can limit some of its set up opportunities. It also faces competition from Omastar as a Shell Smash user, which has strong attacks and the same typing.