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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 3 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 3 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 3 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

54.00 kg Weight
1.30 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2586
ATK 182
DEF 184
STA 207

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Poliwrath needs Rock Smash for Fighting-type offense, though it is a so-so fast move.

  • Bubble pairs well with Hydro Pump, but there are better Water-type attackers out there.

  • Mud Shot lacks STAB, power, and coverage.

  • Dynamic Punch is one of the best charge moves out there, period, and strictly outclasses Submission.

  • Ice Punch is not a great charge move in a vacuum and lacks STAB to boot.
  • Return has no use on an offensive Poliwrath.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Rock Smash does slightly more damage on defense than Bubble does, but has lower energy gain.

  • Mud Shot is useless on defense due to its low power.

  • Ice Punch hits many of Poliwrath's counters effectively, and it fires frequently due to having 3 bars.

  • Dynamic Punch is a great option with high power, STAB, and 2 bars. Submission is strictly worse.

  • Hydro Pump punishes attackers who fail to dodge, but it may not be used at all.
  • Return is a good move on defense, but it's generally inferior to Ice Punch.

PVE Overview

Poliwrath's stats are disappointing, but its typing puts this Pokemon into consideration. Poliwrath tries to make a living doing the same thing that Machamp and Hariyama do, but worse. Its advantages are in its higher bulk and resistances to Iron Tail and Fire Blast, which can prove useful in Tyranitar raids.

On defense, Poliwrath formerly outdid its stats by virtue of Bubble's defensively oriented move parameters. Bubble is now a much different move, and thus Poliwrath is no longer remarkable on defense.

PVP Movesets Grades

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PvP Moveset Explanation

Mud Shot* + Dynamic Punch and Ice Punch or Hydro Pump

Mud Shot is a legacy move featuring the best energy generation in the game. Due to the nerf of Power-Up Punch (PUP) from the September 2019 rebalance, the strategy of spamming PUP is no longer viable, and Dynamic Punch is more preferred for Fighting-type damage. Ice Punch is valuable for its lower energy cost and coverage, including against Poliwrath's weakness to Grass-types. Hydro Pump is more viable with this moveset's fast energy gains, and can possibly OHKO opponents when shields are down. 

Bubble + Ice Punch and Power-Up Punch or Dynamic Punch

This moveset is similar to the previous one, but provides more consistent Water-type damage from Poliwrath's fast move. Bubble, 2.66 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 3.66 EPT (Energy Per Turn), is also more efficient at farming opponents with low HP, since Mud Shot has poor damage output. Power-Up Punch (PUP) can be useful for ramping up damage of Poliwrath's other moves (including Bubble), though Dynamic Punch has seen increased usage following the nerf of PUP. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 3 / 5 

Poliwrath is a solid Pokemon for the Great League, featuring good bulk and a unique Water/Fighting typing. Weaknesses to common typings is a major risk for using Poliwrath in open formats, which makes Poliwrath more dependent on restricted formats to limit its vulnerabilities. Without a Fighting-type fast move, Poliwrath relies on its charge moves to deal Fighting-type damage, which can be less efficient than other picks who fulfill this role. 

Ultra League: 3 / 5

Poliwrath does surprisingly well in Ultra League, countering numerous Steel-types and Dark-types, while also resisting most of Lapras's movesets due to its Water-typing. Poliwrath however, will still struggle against any typings it is weak to, in addition to losing to Giratina despite having access to Ice Punch. 

Master League: 0 / 5 

With a max CP of 2586, Poliwrath lacks sufficient stats to compete comfortably in the Master League. 

Fast Moves

12
More Info

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
15
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.30
0.25
7.69
11.54
14.42

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
50
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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
1.90
0.30
0.00
1.52
26.32
32.89
39.87
90
More Info

Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.70
1.50
0.00
1.80
33.33
41.67
60.00
50
More Info

Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.00
0.20
0.00
1.52
25.00
31.25
37.88

Legacy 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

Legacy Charge Moves

60
More Info

Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.20
0.00
1.20
27.27
34.09
32.73

Exclusive Charge Moves

35
More Info

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

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate12.5 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

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

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Fighting Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Water Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

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
20013136
2001.56475
200298114
2002.5131153
4003165192
4003.5198231
4004232270
4004.5265309
6005299348
6005.5332387
6006366426
6006.5399465
8007433504
8007.5466543
8008500583
8008.5533622
10009567661
10009.5600700
100010634739
100010.5665776
130011697812
130011.5729849
130012760886
130012.5792923
160013824960
160013.5855997
1600148871034
160014.59191071
1900159501108
190015.59821145
19001610141182
190016.510451219
22001710771256
220017.511091293
22001811401330
220018.511721366
25001912041403
250019.512351440
25002012671477
250020.512991514
30002113311551
300021.513621588
30002213941625
300022.514261662
35002314571699
350023.514891736
35002415211773
350024.515521810
40002515841847
400025.516161884
40002616481921
400026.516791958
45002717111995
450027.517432032
45002817742069
450028.518062105
50002918382142
500029.518692179
50003019012216
500030.519172235
60003119332253
600031.519492272
60003219652290
600032.519802309
70003319962327
700033.520122346
70003420282364
700034.520442383
80003520602401
800035.520752419
80003620912438
800036.521072456
90003721232475
900037.521392493
90003821552512
900038.521702530
100003921862549
1000039.522022567
100004022182586
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