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Pokemon Ratings

Great League PVP Rating See all 2.5 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 3 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

96.00 kg Weight
1.30 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 3,025
Level 40: 2,675
ATK 194
DEF 205
STA 176

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Water Gun benefits from STAB and is the best overall fast move.
  • Fury Cutter provides faster access to charge moves, making it okay if lacking TMs.
  • Mud Slap has good synergy, but lacks STAB and falls behind. 
  • Stone Edge benefits from STAB and suits Barbaracle's role the most. 
  • Grass Knot is the strongest when attacking a neutral opponent, but consider other attackers instead. 
  • Skull Bash lacks STAB and can't be Super Effective vs anything. 
  • Cross Chop is a poor move for offense. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Mud Slap is the best for defense due to its high base damage. 
  • Water Gun and Fury Cutter are very poor for defense, but at least the former gets STAB. 
  • Cross Chop can be used frequently as a 2-bar move, and is hard to dodge, but doesn't hit very hard. 
  • Grass Knot deals significantly more damage as a 2-bar move, but is easier to dodge. 
  • Stone Edge might not be used before Barbaracle faints, but hits hard and fast. 
  • Skull Bash is too slow for defense. 

PVE Overview

Barbaracle as a Rock/Water Pokemon has lots of competition from existing Pokemon already in the game, but unfortunately with only 194 ATK and a suboptimal moveset it falls behind current meta attackers. Its stats would allow it to be a decent defender, if not for its double weakness to- and lack of threat against Grass-type Pokemon. Sharing a typing weakness to Fighting-type attackers is also generally not favorable, as many currently meta gym defenders tend to share this problem. 

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
C

PvP Moveset Explanation

Water Gun or Fury Cutter + Cross Chop and Grass Knot or Stone Edge

Water Gun is an overall well-rounded move that provides a balance of damage output and energy gains. It hits harder with STAB and provides good Water-type coverage. Fury Cutter lacks STAB (and damage output in general), but makes up for this by providing energy quickly, letting Barbaracle access its charge moves sooner. 

Cross Chop costs the least amount of energy, can be used frequently, and its Fighting-type coverage is quite valuable in the meta. Either Grass Knot or Stone Edge can be chosen depending on whether Grass-type or Rock-type coverage is needed, though it should be noted that only the latter benefits from STAB. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 2.5 / 5

Barbaracle is a Rock/Water Pokemon with decent bulk thanks to its relatively high DEF stat, though that quickly becomes irrelevant against Grass-type Pokemon. Barbaracle's access to Fighting-type, Rock-type, and Grass-type coverage is extremely valuable in the meta, and gives it a lot of options to consider, but being a jack-of-all-trades won't bring it to the top of the meta. Losses vs Flying-types like Drifblim (with shields) or Altaria suggests Barbaracle is less consistent than other meta Pokemon. Giving up Stone Edge to pick up Grass Knot as an anti-Water play might leave it too weak against the overall meta, and its strengths against Fire-type Pokemon are not as highly valued due to their uncommon usage. Like many Pokemon in this rating category, Barbaracle would prefer a specific format/cup that limits its weaknesses or competitors to see more usage. 

Ultra League: 3 / 5

Barbaracle's kit gives it some usage in Ultra League, more preferably in Premier Cup to avoid losses against various legendary Pokemon. Grass-types might be anticipated to be the biggest threat, but Barbaracle's fast access to Cross Chop gives it the win against Abomasnow, and Fury Cutter is doubly Super Effective against Exeggutor. As long as Barbaracle avoids Fighting-types, Electric-types, and Swampert, it might be able to hold its own against the meta. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Barbaracle lacks stats for Master League. 

Fast Moves

5
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
10.00
10.00
12.50
18
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.40
0.20
8.57
12.86
16.07
3
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.40
0.30
15.00
7.50
9.38

Charge Moves

130
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Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.10
0.50
0.00
1.30
41.94
52.42
54.52
50
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.50
0.40
0.00
1.00
33.33
41.67
33.33
100
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Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.40
0.00
1.00
43.48
54.35
43.48
90
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.60
0.90
0.00
1.80
34.62
43.27
62.31

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 50
Stardust 50,000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 10.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate20.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
256% damage
160% damage

Resistant

39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013237
2001.56778
2002102118
2002.5136159
4003171199
4003.5206239
4004240280
4004.5275320
6005310360
6005.5345401
6006379441
6006.5414482
8007449522
8007.5484562
8008518603
8008.5553643
10009588683
10009.5623724
100010657764
100010.5690802
130011723841
130011.5756879
130012789917
130012.5822955
160013854994
160013.58871032
1600149201070
160014.59531108
1900159861146
190015.510191185
19001610521223
190016.510851261
22001711171299
220017.511501337
22001811831376
220018.512161414
25001912491452
250019.512821490
25002013151528
250020.513481567
30002113801605
300021.514131643
30002214461681
300022.514791720
35002315121758
350023.515451796
35002415781834
350024.516111873
40002516441911
400025.516761949
40002617091987
400026.517422026
45002717752064
450027.518082102
45002818412140
450028.518742179
50002919072217
500029.519392255
50003019722293
500030.519892312
60003120052331
600031.520222351
60003220382370
600032.520552389
70003320712408
700033.520872427
70003421042446
700034.521202465
80003521372484
800035.521532503
80003621702522
800036.521862542
90003722022561
900037.522192580
90003822352599
900038.522522618
100003922682637
1000039.522852656
100004023012675
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