Competitive Information for Barboach [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire 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.


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 Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Barboach is a sensational 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 / Mud-Slap
- Double-Edge / Return
- Protect
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Barboach (Oblivious)

Barboach is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Barboach from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Barboach's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. 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).
Mud-Slap is a physical STAB-boosted 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
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).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Barboach this turn).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




Species: Barboach
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Waterfall
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
- Spark
- Future Sight

Special Sweeper Barboach (Oblivious)

Barboach is a stupendous Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Barboach from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Barboach's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. 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 foes. power doubles against dive).
Waterfall is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
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).
Spark is a special 65-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Future Sight is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (hits two turns after being used).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Barboach? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Species: Barboach
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Mud-Slap
- Double-Edge / Return
- Protect
- Toxic

Doubles Physical Sweeper Barboach (Oblivious)

Barboach is a notable Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Barboach from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Barboach's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. 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).
Mud-Slap is a physical STAB-boosted 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
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).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Barboach this turn).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




Species: Barboach
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Oblivious
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf / Waterfall
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Spark
- Future Sight

Doubles Special Sweeper Barboach (Oblivious)

Barboach is an interesting Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Barboach from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Barboach's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. 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 foes. power doubles against dive).
Waterfall is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
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).
Spark is a special 65-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Future Sight is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (hits two turns after being used).



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).
Dive
60
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Future Sight
80
90%
15
Hits two turns after being used.
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.
Spark
65
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Surf
95
100%
15
Hits foes. Power doubles against Dive.
Water Gun
40
100%
25
No additional effect.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Whirlpool
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
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.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Magnitude
--
100%
30
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power varies; 2x on Dig.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
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)
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Thrash
90
100%
20
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness 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 Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Barboach

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