Also known as the “Whiskers Pokémon”, Pokemon GO Barboach and Pokemon GO Whiscash (Max CP: 1991) are water ground types, being actually the third Pokemon family to have this dual type alongside Marshtomp (Gen III) and Quagsire (Gen II).
Whiscash is a low end Ground and Water type whose best moveset is Mud Shot with Mud Bomb that can be used as a Fire type counter.
Whiscash in the Pokémon GO meta
Average stats, unremarkable moves and no clear advantage over any of the meta-defining Pokemon make Whiscash a disappointing addition to the game. On the other had Whiscash can give a really good beating to fire and rock type opponents, but that’s about it.
Whiscash does not have any further evolution.
Where to find Barboach and Whiscash?
You can encounter Barboach and Whiscash on small and large bodies of water. Keep an eye on park ponds, lakes, the beach, medium to large size canals as they are most likely to spawn there.
Pokémon GO Whiscash Moves
Best moveset: Mud Shot with Mud Bomb or Water Pulse
Although Whiscash’s move pool looks interesting at first glance, its super simple – Mud Shot generates more Energy than Water Gun and is a better fit for most matchups.
Charge moves are a mess, with Blizzard having no real matchups – go for Mud Bomb or Water Pulse, depending on the Whiscash role on your team.
Whiscash move pool:
- Mud Shot ground (quick)
- Water Gun water (quick)
- Water Pulse water (2 bar, charge)
- Mud Bomb ground (3 bar, charge)
- Blizzard ice (1 bar, charge)
Shiny Barboach and Shiny Whiscash in Pokemon GO
A normal Barboach has a grey body, with a jagged black line on its side. It has a blue snout whiskers, and blue colored fins. A normal Whiscash has a dark blue body with a yellow underbelly. It has a light blue lip, and light blue top and rear fin. It also has a yellow marking on its forehead looks like the letter “W”.
A shiny Barboach has a white body, with a jagged black line on its side. It has a yellow snout whiskers, and yellow colored fins. A shiny Whiscash has a maroon body with a dark grey underbelly. It has a light blue lip, and light blue top and rear fin. It also has a dark grey marking on its forehead looks like the letter “W”.
In the anime
Barboach made its television debut on the 384th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 110) titled, “The Great Eight Fate!”. Whiscash made its major appearance on the 349th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 75) titled, “Whiscash and Ash”.