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Politoed

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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 2 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 2.5 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 3.5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 1.5 / 5

Pokemon Stats

33.90 kg Weight
1.09 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2449
ATK 174
DEF 179
STA 207

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

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PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Bubble is superior to Mud Shot for Politoed’s role as a Fire, Rock, and Ground-type slayer.

  • Surf and Hydro Pump are Politoed’s charge moves of choice; their damage output is close.

  • Blizzard is a fine move, but it has no synergy with Politoed’s fast moves.

  • Earthquake is plainly a bad option.
  • Return is also a bad option.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Bubble is the better defensive fast move for its stronger DPS.

  • Politoed has the greatest chance of successfully using the 2-bar Surf on defense, as it's not too bulky.

  • Blizzard has coverage against Grass-type attackers and Dragonite, common attackers into Politoed.

  • Hydro Pump is the least reactable of Politoed’s charge moves and benefits from STAB.

  • Earthquake can surprise Electric-type attackers, until they dodge it.
  • Return comes out fast and furious, but doesn't have very high damage. That said, it's a perfectly viable option.

PVE Overview

Bad Gyarados, bad Vaporeon, bad Suicune… the list goes on and on. In the main series games, Politoed automatically made it rain, which would’ve been a neat ability in GO.

PVP Movesets Grades

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PvP Moveset Explanation

Mud Shot or Bubble + Surf and Earthquake* or Blizzard

Mud Shot is generally more preferable as it allows Politoed to use its powerful charge moves sooner before fainting, and relies more frequent use of Surf to deal Water-type damage. Bubble can also be viable if more Water-type damage is needed since it also gets STAB, but having slower access to its charge moves may leave Politoed more vulnerable without coverage options. 

Earthquake and Blizzard both cover four typings that Surf doesn't, with the former covering against Politoed's weakness to Electric, and the latter covering Politoed's weakness to Grass. Earthquake generally tends to perform better due to less energy cost and slightly better DPE, but its legacy status limits its availability. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 2.5 / 5

Politoed is an interesting Pokemon for Great League, with well-rounded stats that feature good bulk, and legacy Politoed having access to charge moves that can cover either of its weaknesses to Electric or Grass. Unfortunately for Politoed, Blizzard isn't a terrific option against Grass-types due to its high energy cost, and Politoed gets KO'd quite fast against Razor Leaf users. Against the rest of the meta, Politoed is a decent pick overall with its ability to spam Surf very frequently, but doesn't win against bulkier foes or opponents with stronger moves like Skarmory, Medicham, and Altaria. 

Ultra League: 3.5 / 5

Politoed does well in Ultra League partly due to the numerous Steel-type competitors that are quite common, though it requires legacy Earthquake. Without it, Blizzard causes Politoed to receive more losses against fellow Water-types, which reduces its overall rating, but does pick up a win against Giratina Origin Forme. Narrow wins against Umbreon, Snorlax, and Lucario in the one-shield scenario also makes Politoed a good consideration to cover against Giratina's counters. Overall a good pick for Ultra League that may compete with a likely Hydro Cannon Swampert in the future, just keep in mind Politoed is somewhat expensive as its CP cap of 2449 requires it to be powered to level 40 to reach its full potential. 

Master League: 1.5 / 5

Politoed doesn't have sufficient stats to compete in Master League, consider a possibly likely future Hydro Cannon Swampert instead. 

Fast Moves

5
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.60
0.20
11.67
8.33
10.42
12
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.20
0.25
11.67
10.00
12.50

Charge Moves

130
More Info

Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.30
2.10
0.00
1.30
39.39
49.24
51.21
130
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Ice

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.10
1.40
0.00
1.30
41.94
52.42
54.52
65
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Water

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.70
0.20
0.00
1.30
38.24
47.79
49.71

Legacy Charge Moves

140
More Info

Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.80
0.00
1.40
38.89
48.61
54.44

Exclusive Charge Moves

35
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Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
0.70
0.25
0.00
1.06
50.00
62.50
53.03

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 50
Stardust 50,000

Purification Cost

Candy 3
Stardust 3000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate10.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012934
2001.56171
200292108
2002.5124145
4003155182
4003.5187219
4004219256
4004.5250293
6005282330
6005.5313367
6006345404
6006.5376441
8007408478
8007.5440515
8008471552
8008.5503589
10009534626
10009.5566663
100010597700
100010.5627735
130011657770
130011.5687805
130012717840
130012.5747875
160013777910
160013.5806945
160014836980
160014.58661015
1900158961049
190015.59261084
1900169561119
190016.59861154
22001710161189
220017.510451224
22001810751259
220018.511051294
25001911351329
250019.511651364
25002011951399
250020.512251434
30002112551469
300021.512851504
30002213141539
300022.513441574
35002313741609
350023.514041644
35002414341679
350024.514641714
40002514941749
400025.515241784
40002615541819
400026.515831854
45002716131889
450027.516431924
45002816731959
450028.517031994
50002917332029
500029.517632064
50003017932099
500030.518082117
60003118232134
600031.518382152
60003218522169
600032.518672187
70003318822204
700033.518972222
70003419122239
700034.519272257
80003519422274
800035.519572292
80003619722309
800036.519872327
90003720022344
900037.520172362
90003820322379
900038.520472397
100003920622414
1000039.520762432
100004020912449
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