Another week, another brand new Pokemon GO event from Niantic.
This time is a little different from the others, however, as the game celebrates Sustainability Week – an event designed to help the planet.
As with every Pokemon GO event, Sustainability Week adds a bunch of new Pokemon and bonuses to the game. This time out, the event debuts the Two-Handed Pokemon Binacle and its evolution, Barbaracle.
With that, let’s take a look at Barbaracle, its best moveset, max CP and how it fares across the different Pokemon GO PVP leagues.
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Barbaracle Max CP and Other Details.
Barbaracle has a dual Rock/Water-typing, like other Pokemon including Kabuto, Omanyte and Relicanth.
Unfortunately, this means it has a range of weaknesses including a 4x weakness to Grass-type moves and then a double weakness to Electric, Fighting and Ground types.
While Barbaracle does have a handful of weaknesses, it also has a decent range of resistances, including Fire, Flying, Ice, Normal and Poison-type moves.
The Pokemon has a max CP of 2675 when at level 40, however, when powered up to level 50 using XL Candies, Barbaracle hits a respectable 3025 CP.
Barbaracle Best Moveset
Regardless of which league you plan on using Barbaracle in, its optimum moveset remains exactly the same. You can find it below:
- Fury Cutter
- Stone Edge
- Cross Chop
How does it do in PVP?
Like Dragalge, Barbaracle doesn’t do too well in any of the PVP GO Battle Leagues.
When placed in the GREAT LEAGUE, Barbaracle is the 162nd most useful Pokemon according to PVPoke.
While it can pick up key wins against some popular Pokemon including Skarmory, Alolan Marowak and Abomasnow, it is outclassed by many of the league’s most popular Pokemon. These include Azumarill and Galarian Stunfisk.
In the ULTRA LEAGUE, it doesn’t fare any better, coming in at 190th. Again, it can beat a few decent Pokemon including Articuno and Togekiss, however, it suffers losses to the majority of the most popular choices.
As you’d expect, if it struggles in the other two leagues, it’s definitely going to struggle in the MASTER LEAGUE.
It’ll take on Ho-oh, Articuno and Moltres and win, however, put it up against almost all of the other Legendary Pokemon you’re likely to encounter and you’ll suffer a loss.