Finding and catching water Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet is surprisingly challenging. You have to find them, use specific buttons to target them without running into the water, and then battle and catch the Pokemon you’re looking for. It’s a slightly harder process than typical ground Pokemon. Barboach is no exception, especially since it spawns in a few particular spots. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to discover where to find and catch Barboach in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
Where to Catch Barboach in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Barboach is a Pokemon that lives exclusively in the water! However, you typically won’t find it in the northern regions of Paldea. Instead, you’ll want to focus on South Province’s Areas One, Four and Five. You can also find some spawn spots east of Cascarrafa and in East Province Area Three. In other words, look in bodies of water in the southern parts of the map for your best chances at finding Barboach.
Since Barboach is a water Pokemon, you have two options to initiate a battle with it. Your first is to use the ZL and ZR buttons on your joycons to aim and throw your Poke Ball. Doing this starts a fight on the water, where you can weaken and catch Barboach. Alternatively, you can swim with Koraidon/Miraidon to achieve the same goal.
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Barboach’s Evolution in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
At level 30, Barboach will evolve into Whiscash. This evolution doesn’t require you to equip any items, increase friendship or fight specific Pokemon. You can either engage in battles to passively raise its EXP or feed your Barboach Candy for instant boosts.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available on Nintendo Switch through the official website. If you’re interested in learning more, be sure to check out How to Hyper Train Your Pokemon and Best Way to Farm Gimmighoul Coins in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.