How to get Binacle in Pokemon Go and can it be Shiny?

Daniel Megarry
Pokemon Go Binacle Barbacle

Binacle made its Pokemon Go debut in 2021 during the Sustainability Week event. Here’s everything you need to know including how to find it, how to evolve it into Barbaracle, and whether a Shiny version of it can be found.

Gen VI creature Binacle entered the world of Pokemon Go during Niantic’s Sustainability Week 2021 event.

The dual Rock/Water-type Binacle first appeared in Pokemon X & Y on the Nintendo 3DS in 2013. Its addition to Go marks the latest in a long line of Kalos ‘mon that have been added into the mobile game since its inception in 2016.

Even though we previously said it has one of the worst designs in Pokemon history, it’s definitely worth catching a Binacle to help you complete your collection. Here’s how you can do just that.

How to get Binacle in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Binacle

Trainers can find Binacle in Pokemon Go through a number of different avenues, including in the wild, in Raids, and even in Field Research.

Binacle can also appear during more frequently during special events. For example, the Sustainability Week 2024 event will feature Binacle as an increased spawn.

How to evolve Binacle to Barbaracle in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Barbacle
Binacle can be evolved into Barbaracle.

Players looking to evolve Binacle into Barbaracle will have to save up 50 Candies for this particular creature, which shouldn’t take too long if you use Pinap Berries to increase the amount of Candy you get.

Can Binacle be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, a Shiny version of Binacle can be found in the mobile game.

This also means that by way of Binacle, trainers can also obtain a Shiny version of Barbaracle simply by evolving the former.

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About The Author

Daniel graduated from university with a degree in Journalism and English Language, before spending five years at GAY TIMES covering LGBTQ+ news and entertainment. He then made the switch to video game journalism where he produces news, features, and guides for Pokemon, Fortnite, Nintendo, and PlayStation games. Daniel also has a passion for any games with queer representation.