Binacle < Barbaracle > Skrelp
Collective Pokémon
Rock.gif Water.gif
4'3" (1.3m)
211.6 lbs (96kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Barbaracle (ガメノデス) is the 22nd Pokémon in the Kalos Coastal Pokédex. It is a Rock/Water-Type, and is known as the Collective Pokémon.

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.

Gender Differences

Barbaracle doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Barbaracle can be obtained by evolving a Binacle or at Friend Safari in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

Spin-Off Games

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.

Anime/Manga Information


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.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
X/Y None Evolve Binacle
X/Y %TBD Friend Safari

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
VI X When they evolve, two Binacle multiply into seven. They fight with the power of seven Binacle.
Y Barbaracle's legs and hands have minds of their own, and they will move independently. But they usually follow the head's orders.
Omega Ruby When they evolve, two Binacle multiply into seven. They fight with the power of seven Binacle.
Alpha Sapphire Barbaracle's legs and hands have minds of their own, and they will move independently. But they usually follow the head's orders.


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 254 348 .
193 215 309 339
211 235 329 361
Sp. Atk
101 113 207 227
Sp. Def
159 177 271 298
126 141 235 258


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
Skull Bash Normal.gif 130 100 Physical.png
Start Shell Smash Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Sand-Attack Ground.gif N/A 100 Other.png
4 Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
7 Withdraw Water.gif N/A N/A Other.png
10 Fury Swipes Normal.gif 18 80 Physical.png
13 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
18 Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
20 Clamp Water.gif 35 85 Physical.png
24 Rock Polish Rock.gif N/A N/A Other.png
28 Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
32 Hone Claws Dark.gif N/A N/A Other.png
37 Fury Cutter Bug.gif 40 95 Physical.png
44 Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
48 Razor Shell Water.gif 75 95 Physical.png
55 Cross Chop Fighting.gif 100 80 Physical.png


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM34 Sludge Wave Poison.gif 95 100 Special.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM54 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Special.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM96 Nature Power Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM03 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Switcheroo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
Tickle Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Water Sport Water.gif -- -- Other.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 39

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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