Barboach is a dual type Water and Ground Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It evolves into Whiscash starting at level 30. Take a look below for 22 awesome and fascinating facts about Barboach.
1. Barboach is a small, serpentine Pokemon that resembles a loach.
2. The main body is a soft gray with a jagged black line running its length.
3. Its eyes are very small, and it has a round, blue nose.
4. It has several blue barbels that are used as a superb radar in murky water, and can be used for taste as well.
5. These whiskers are left exposed when it hides in the mud to wait for prey.
6. There are two rounded, blue pectoral fins and a single dorsal fin, all of which have black spots.
7. Its tail fin is also rounded and blue, but possesses no spots.
8. A slimy film covers its body, which protects Barboach from bacteria and allows it to easily escape from predators.
9. Barboach remains in its aquatic environment to prevent itself from drying out and becoming weak.
10. Barboach and Whiscash are the only dual-type Water/Ground Pokémon who are not in the Water 1 Egg Group.
11. Barboach seems to be based on the pond loach found in East Asia, which also buries itself to hide from view, uses its whiskers to detect its surroundings, secretes a slimy substance, and encases itself in mud.
12. Considering its evolved form, Barboach may also be based on loach catfish, a family of catfish similar to loaches.
13. Barboach is a combination of barb (referring to the barbs around its mouth) or barbel and loach.
14. Barboach was going to be featured in an episode that would air between Solid as a Solrock and Vanity Affair. However, the episode ultimately never aired anywhere in the world due to an earthquake that occurred in Japan sometime before its scheduled airdate.
15. Barboach officially debuted in The Great Eight Fate!, under the ownership of Juan. It was one of his Pokémon used in the Sootopolis City Water Exhibit. It and Juan’s other Pokémon were captured by Team Rocket, but they all worked together to escape. It reappeared in a flashback in the next episode.
16. Multiple Barboach appeared in On Olden Pond as residents of an old lake.
17. Multiple Barboach appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, under the ownership of Lizabeth and her family. They were among the Water-type Pokémon used for their Marina Underwater Pokémon Show.
18. A Barboach appeared in Strategy Begins at Home! while Team Rocket was fishing in a lake for Goldeen.
19. A Barboach appeared in The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!.
20. Two Barboach appeared in Pikachu’s Exciting Adventure!.
21. Two Barboach appeared in aquariums belonging to Mr. Briney and Team Aqua, both appearing in Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt I.
22. A Barboach appeared in Mind-Boggling with Medicham.