Competitive Information for Barboach [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Barboach barboach
Base Stats for Barboach

Water / Ground

Abilities:
ObliviousOblivious: This Pokemon cannot be infatuated. Gaining this Ability while infatuated cures it.
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AnticipationAnticipation: On switch-in, this Pokemon shudders if any foe has a supereffective or OHKO move.


Evolutions / Family:
Barboach
Whiscash

Weakness Chart for Water/Ground-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
0x
  
0.5x
  
  
4x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
0.5x
  
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Barboach? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Barboach is a phenomenal Water and Ground-typed Pokemon. Barboach is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Barboach's only type-related weakness is Grass.


Species: Barboach
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Double-Edge / Return
- Spark

Physical Sweeper Barboach (Oblivious)

Barboach is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Barboach from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Oblivious, Barboach cannot be infatuated. gaining this ability while infatuated cures it.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Spark is a physical 65-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Barboach
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Water Pulse
- Earth Power
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
- Snore

Special Sweeper Barboach (Oblivious)

Barboach is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Barboach from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Oblivious, Barboach cannot be infatuated. gaining this ability while infatuated cures it.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dive).
Water Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Barboach must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Barboach? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Barboach
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Aqua Tail / Waterfall
- Double-Edge / Return
- Spark

Doubles Physical Sweeper Barboach (Oblivious)

Barboach is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Barboach from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Oblivious, Barboach cannot be infatuated. gaining this ability while infatuated cures it.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Aqua Tail is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Water-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Waterfall is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Spark is a physical 65-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Barboach
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Water Pulse
- Earth Power
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Snore

Doubles Special Sweeper Barboach (Oblivious)

Barboach is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Barboach from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Oblivious, Barboach cannot be infatuated. gaining this ability while infatuated cures it.

Surf is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dive).
Water Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Barboach must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Barboach learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Future Sight
80
90%
15
Hits two turns after being used.
Hydro Pump
120
80%
5
No additional effect.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mud Bomb
65
85%
10
30% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dive.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Aqua Tail
90
90%
10
No additional effect.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fissure
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Magnitude
--
100%
30
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power varies; 2x on Dig.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Spark
65
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thrash
90
100%
20
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Dragon Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Speed by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mud Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Electric-type attacks to 1/2 their power.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Water Sport
--
--
15
Weakens Fire-type attacks to 1/2 their power.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Barboach can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Barboach

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