Barboach Raid Guide

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Barboach

Barboach is available in raids as a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO, and it can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 427 – 468 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 534 – 585 CP at Level 25 with Rainy or Sunny weather boost

It is a Water & Ground type, which makes it only weak to Grass (x2) type moves. It is available as a full odds shiny.

Barboach Raid Counters

Barboach best raid counters are listed below:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Xurkitree Spark Electric Power Whip Grass 5.60s 0.00
2. Tangela Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 6.20s 0.00
3. Carnivine Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 6.20s 0.00
4. Tangrowth Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 6.20s 0.00
5. Zarude Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 6.20s 0.00
6. Breloom Bullet Seed Grass Grass Knot Grass 6.30s 0.00
7. Roserade Bullet Seed Grass Grass Knot Grass 6.30s 0.00
8. Tapu Bulu Bullet Seed Grass Grass Knot Grass 6.30s 0.00
9. Victreebel Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 6.40s 0.00
10. Shiftry Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 6.40s 0.00
11. Leafeon Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 6.40s 0.00
12. Leavanny Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 6.40s 0.00
13. Sceptile Bullet Seed Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 6.70s 0.00
14. Simisage Vine Whip Grass Grass Knot Grass 6.70s 0.00
15. Venusaur Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 7.10s 0.00
16. Meganium Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 7.10s 0.00
17. Tornadus Air Slash Flying Grass Knot Grass 7.90s 0.00
18. Tornadus (Incarnate) Air Slash Flying Grass Knot Grass 7.90s 0.00
19. Serperior Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 7.95s 0.00
20. Porygon2 Lock-On Normal Solar Beam Grass 8.00s 0.00
21. Porygon-Z Lock-On Normal Solar Beam Grass 8.00s 0.00
22. Chesnaught Vine Whip Grass Energy Ball Grass 8.00s 0.00
23. Lurantis Fury Cutter Bug Leaf Storm Grass 8.05s 0.00
24. Weepinbell Razor Leaf Grass Power Whip Grass 8.19s 0.00
25. Sirfetch'd Fury Cutter Bug Leaf Blade Grass 8.30s 0.00
26. Ivysaur Razor Leaf Grass Power Whip Grass 8.50s 0.00
27. Whimsicott Razor Leaf Grass Grass Knot Grass 8.90s 0.00
28. Exeggutor Bullet Seed Grass Seed Bomb Grass 8.98s 0.00
29. Gourgeist (Super) Razor Leaf Grass Seed Bomb Grass 9.00s 0.00
30. Sunflora Bullet Seed Grass Leaf Storm Grass 9.00s 0.00
31. Celebi Charge Beam Electric Leaf Storm Grass 9.00s 0.00
32. Exeggutor (Alola) Bullet Seed Grass Seed Bomb Grass 9.00s 0.00
33. Torterra Razor Leaf Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 9.17s 0.00
34. Bellossom Bullet Seed Grass Leaf Blade Grass 9.26s 0.00
35. Grovyle Bullet Seed Grass Leaf Blade Grass 9.35s 0.00

Whenever the shadow variant of a Pokémon listed below is available in the game, it is strongly recommended to use it over its regular/purified counterpart. However, since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to TM away Frustration, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article.

Barboach only has one weakness but the list of Pokémon that can take advantage of its double weakness to grass type moves is almost endless. If you don’t have any of the Pokémon listed above powered up, you can always use:

  • Generalist” Pokémon such as Psycho Cut + Psystrike* Mewtwo
  • Other heavy-hitting megas

Barboach shouldn’t take more than a couple of seconds to beat if you’re using the right counters, but don’t worry too much if you don’t have strong grass type attackers powered up.

Stats and Max CP

Barboach WaterGround
Max CP at Level 40 819 | Max CP at Level 50 925
ATK 93 DEF 82 STA 137
Weak to Strong Against
Grass (x2) Fire Ground Electric Rock Poison Steel

Moveset

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Mud Shot Ground
  • Water Gun Water
  • Ice Beam Ice
  • Mud Bomb Ground
  • Aqua Tail Water

Barboach is a decent option to consider in Little Cup, as it functions more or less as its evolution (Whiscash). It’s basically a “baby Whiscash”, so basically a Mud Boy with access to an ice type move to cover its only weakness especially when shields are down. Barboach gets access to Ice Beam instead of Blizzard, so it’s not really a nuke, but a move their counters will probably want to shield. If you want to try it out, I’d recommend running it with Mud Shot, Mud Bomb/Aqua Tail and Ice Beam.

Whiscash on the other hand is one of the best Mud Boys to use in Great League, thanks to its great (and spammy) Mud Shot, Mud Bomb and Blizzard moveset. Whiscash doesn’t really want to see Pokémon with access to grass type moves, but even then it can defend itself thanks to Blizzard.

We hope you found this raid guide useful, happy hunting!

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