|1′4″ (0.4m)||4.2 lbs. (1.9kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NFE||1 HP Point|
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.
 Gender Differences
Barboach doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
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.
 Spin-off Games
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.
 Anime/Manga Information
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.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Barboach is listed in the NFE, or Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
 Area Location
|Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald||Common (Fish with Good Rod)||Route 111|
Victory Road B2
|Diamond/Pearl||30% (Fish with Good Rod)||Great Marsh|
|Diamond/Pearl||35% (Fish with Good Rod)||Route 208|
Route 212: South
|Platinum||35% (Fish with Good Rod)||Route 225|
|Diamond/Pearl/Platinum||35% (Fish with Good Rod)||Route 205: North|
Route 210: North
Oreburgh Gate: B1
Mt. Coronet (B1 & 4F)
Mt. Coronet: Route 207 Entrance
|Heart Gold/Soul Silver||Unknown% (Fish with Good Rod)||Safari Zone: Marshland (Place 4 Water Objects, 0 Day Wait)|
|Black/White||60% (Fish with Super Rod) at Shaking Spots||Route 8|
Moor of Icirrus
|Black/White||70% (Fish with Super Rod)||Route 8|
Moor of Icirrus
|Black 2/White 2||60% (Fish with Super Rod) at Shaking Spots||Route 8|
Moor of Icirrus
|Black 2/White 2||70% (Fish with Super Rod)||Route 8|
Moor of Icirrus
|Dream World||Unknown%||Sparkling Sea|
 Pokédex Entries
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon 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.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||It probes muddy riverbeds with its two long whiskers. A slimy film protects its body.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||It probes muddy riverbeds with its two long whiskers. A slimy film protects its body.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||It coats its entire body with a slimy fluid so it can squirm and slip away if grabbed.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||Its whiskers make a superb radar. They are used to locate prey, even in the murkiest of water.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||Its slimy body is hard to grasp. In one region, it is said to have been born from hardened mud.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||Barboach uses its whiskers to taste things just as a person uses his or her tongue to taste things.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||Barboach uses its whiskers to taste things just as a person uses his or her tongue to taste things.|
|V||Pokémon Black||Its slimy body is hard to grasp. In one region, it is said to have been born from hardened mud.|
|V||Pokémon White||Its slimy body is hard to grasp. In one region, it is said to have been born from hardened mud.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||Its slimy body is hard to grasp. In one region, it is said to have been born from hardened mud.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||Its slimy body is hard to grasp. In one region, it is said to have been born from hardened mud.|
|VI||Pokémon X||It coats its entire body with a slimy fluid so it can squirm and slip away if grabbed.|
|VI||Pokémon Y||Its whiskers make a superb radar. They are used to locate prey, even in the murkiest of water.|
|VI||Pokémon Omega Ruby|
|VI||Pokémon Alpha Sapphire|
 Pokéthlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 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 TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
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