Can Barboach be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

How to get a Shiny Barboach in Pokémon GO.
How to get a Shiny Barboach in Pokémon GO. / Photo by GAMEFREAK and Niantic

Can Barboach be Shiny in Pokémon GO? If you're looking to add a powerful Water and Ground-type Pokémon to your GO Team, you might want to bling it out. Here's how to get a Shiny Barboach in Pokémon GO.

Can Barboach be Shiny in Pokémon GO?

Barboach itself isn't strong, but it does evolve into the phenomenal Whiscash. Find a Shiny Barboach and get yourself a nice looking fish.

Shiny Pokémon don't appear on the map as Shiny. You have to engage each Barboach you find, but you'll only get a Shiny roughly once every 450 encounters. If you're hunting during Spotlight Hours, you will not get a boosted rate. Look for Barboach near bodies of water. You'll know you got a Shiny when the signature sparkle appears by the Pokémon and by its name.

A Shiny Barboach has a striking color scheme. The Shiny has yellow accents instead of blue. A Shiny Whiscash is dark blue with dark orange accents, looking like a saturated version of the regular variety.

In battle, Whiscash is a monster of a Pokémon. It has the same strengths as Swampert and even shares the same typing. Whiscash dominates the Great League, and puts up a good fight in Ultra League despite lower than average CP.