Barboach's Ability when it was introduced in Generation III is Oblivious. This Ability prevents it from becoming Infatuated with an opposing Pokémon of the opposite gender. Its second Ability was introduced in Generation IV, the Anticipation Ability, which alerts itself to when the opponent knows an attack that will be Super-Effective against it, or if the foe knows one of the four One-Hit KO moves. A third Ability is available to Barboach from the Dream World, the Hydration Ability. This Ability heals all Status problems when it is raining.
Barboach gain the opportunity to evolve into Whiscash once it reaches Level 30.
Barboach is listed in the Water 2 Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Whiscash One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Barboach takes on the appearance of a gray eel with a blue face, fins, and whiskers.
Barboach doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
Barboach can be found at Routes 205 (North), 208, 210 (North), 212 (South), 227 & 228, along with Oreburgh Gate B1, Ravaged Path, Eterna City, Mt Coronet's Route 207 Entrance, B1 & 4F, and throughout the Great Marsh in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum when Fishing with the Good Rod. Barboach appears at the Safari Zone's Marshland area in Heart Gold and Soul Silver after 4 Water Objects have been placed in the area, but the Super Rod is the only way to find it in this area.
In Black, White, Black 2 and White 2 Barboach appears at Route 8, Icirrus City and the Moor of Icirrus by Fishing with the Super Rod. In the Dream World, Barboach appears at Sparkling Sea, unlockable after acquiring 5000 Dream Points.
Barboach appears at Secret Storage 10, Endless Level 14, Forever Level 9 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Barboach appears at Waterfall Pond 1F-5F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Barboach appears at Waterfall B1-B8 and Serenity River B1-B7. Barboach is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Exciting Meadow 1F-11F and Final Island 1F-3F.
Barboach has yet to appear in a game in the Pokémon Ranger series as of writing.
Barboach can be found at Soothing Shore Lake 2-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Barboach appears in only four sets, listed as a Common Card in the EX Dragon, EX Deoxys, EX Holon Phantoms and Mysterious Treasures sets.
Wild Barboach were featured predominantly in an episode that never aired anywhere in the world, titled Shaking Island Battle! Barboach vs Whiscash! in Japan. This episode did not air due to major earthquakes in the area, and due to the episode featuring multiple Whiscash using Earthquake at the same time, the episode would have been in poor taste.
Another trainer's Barboach was part of a Water Pokémon show in the episode The Great Eight Fate!, a show that took place at an outdoor amphitheater.
Barboach has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.
Barboach's Manga info is unknown at this time.
Barboach is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
Via Dream World
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
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