Binacle 100% perfect IV stats, shiny Binacle preview in Pokémon Go

This week’s Featured Hour is all about two-handed Pokémon, which really narrows it down… We’re not going to count how many Pokémon have a total of two hands, but we will tell you that this is a great opportunity. to search for a perfect Binacle and a shiny Binacle in Pokémon Go.

The obviously Barnacle Pokémon (FIFY, Pokémon Company) is a cool Pokémon to see in Spotlight Hour, as its use in left field in Ultra League is really interesting, unlike the Water/Rock type seen last week. It’s second only to Relicanth in its type pool, and Relicanth is still a Pokémon that many trainers miss, thanks to the way February’s Pokémon Go Hoenn Tour was designed.

Even if you’re not into PvP, you should still try to catch as many Pokemon as you can during this week’s Featured Hour due to the double candy catch bonus being offered along with the event.

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Binacle IV Stats 100% perfect in Pokémon Go

This week’s Featured Hour is a great opportunity to catch a Binacle with perfect IV stats.


“Perfect” means two things in Pokémon Go, depending on how you plan to use a given Pokémon. First, there’s the max build, 100% IV, which is the 15/15/15 you’re looking for for your Pokédex 4*, raids, and Master League. However, because of how CP is calculated using three stats, a perfect Pokemon IV is usually just the best version of itself in Master League.

Of course, you can’t see a Pokemon’s IV without catching it first, but with a bit of research beforehand, you can quickly spot a perfect Binacle based solely on CP.

If you’re at level 30 (or higher), you’ll ideally be looking for the following CPs for a perfect Binacle 15/15/15:

  • Level 30 (Max Wild CP) – 811 CP
  • Level 35 (maximum wild CP boosted by weather) – 878 CP
  • The wild CP value aligns with your trainer level until you reach level 30, and since the majority of the player base is now above this level, we’ve kept these values ​​for the sake of simplicity. However, these values ​​will be different if you are currently below level 30.

    Is Barbaracle good at PvP?

    Actually, he’s not bad in the lower leagues, although his double weakness against grass can be a bit of a problem. Where it will really shine will most likely be in a limited meta/special cup where Grass-types are restricted. Beyond that, the weaknesses to Fighting, Electric, and Ground are the only thing that really slows it down. That said, some move updates wouldn’t hurt to make the five-handed Pokémon (no, it’s the collective Pokémon in a way) a little more meta-relevant.


    Barbaracle Fury Cutter (fast), Stone Edge (charged), and Cross Chop (charged). Stone Edge is its only STAB move, but Fury Cutter charges up quickly and Cross Chop is an excellent anti-Abomasnow tech. All told, this is an agile, spammable Pokémon that can apply decent shield pressure.

    In Great League, this means easy wins against Alolan Ninetails, Trevenant, Sableye, Walrein, and Noctowl. Meanwhile, losses will come from the meta-relevant Galarian Stunfisk, Lanturn, Swampert, Medicham, and Altaria.

    Ultra League offers equally reasonable wins and losses against a good chunk of the meta. Talonflame, Charizard, and Pidgeot will drop like a ton of feathers (after all, it weighs the same as a ton of bricks), as will Alolan Muk and Umbreon. It’s not all advantages, though: Swampert, Giratina, Cresselia, Cobalion, and Walrein will cause you pain.

    The Master League is practically a no-go option for Barbaracle, thanks to his lack of volume in the big leagues. It will beat most Flying types, especially Legendaries, but not all. Dragonite and Gyarados are losses to consider, along with Metagross, Dialga, and Mewtwo.

    The Season of Adventure Abundance is almost here! Before it arrives, try to complete the Fascinating Facets and Sky High special research missions. You can also complete a route and fight in Go Battle League. Be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, use Daily Adventure Incense for a chance to encounter Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. This incense can also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

    Is there a shiny Binacle in Pokémon Go?

    Yes, although it is a bit strange. Shiny Binacle launched during Water Festival 2022, making this its first anniversary in the game and, as a result, a great opportunity to go shiny hunting!

    Binacle evolution line. (Image credit:

    What does the shiny Binacle look like?

    As you can see below, the Binacle Glossy is pretty simple, swapping out the orange for pink, the brown for a greenish brown, and the ivory for light green. It sure looks shiny and attractive, and looks a bit like it picked up some moss during its stay on the side of a rock at low tide.

    Shiny Barbaracle simply copies Binacle’s task, the same colors are exchanged for slightly more pastel versions of the same colors. You can see a preview of both below.

    Brilliant Binacle Family Comparison by u/TopAssistance2 on TheSilphRoad To view this content, please enable targeting cookies. Manage cookie settings

    Thanks to Reddit user TopAssistance2 for the literally helpful preview.

    Other tips for this hour of attention

    In addition to trying to catch a shiny Binacle in Pokémon Go, there are a couple of other good reasons to participate in this week’s Featured Hour:

    • The best reason is of course the double catch candy bonus that runs for the whole hour. This gives you the opportunity to collect candy twice as fast as usual, and each Binacle captured will give up to 13 candy if you use a Pinap/Silver Berry with a Mega Evolved Pokémon of the same type, instead of the basic three.
    • This bonus also extends to research rewards. Remember, you don’t need to catch these Pokémon when you complete the task; if you run away, you can “stack up” up to 200 Pokemon for times like this, or whenever you want to max out a Star Piece or Lucky Egg bonus.
    • If you’re a newcomer, this Featured Hour is the perfect time to collect enough Binacle Candy to fully evolve this Pokémon and add its evolution to your Pokédex.
    • Since Binacle is a Water/Rock type, catching a bunch during this Featured Hour will add progress to your respective Capture Bonus medal.

    Spotlight Hour events only last one hour: 6 pm to 7 pm (local time). Next week’s featured hour shows Sunkern bringing back the Candy double transfer bonus. Be sure to start tagging which Pokémon you want to transfer now!

    Good luck finding a perfect Binacle!

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