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Poliwrath Duo Raid Guide

Tier 4 Raid Boss Guides
Poliwrath
Difficulty:

Requires specific maxed out counters or weather boost

HP9,000 ATK155.63 DEF159.58
CP Range
Lvl 20 1405 - 1477 Lvl 25 1757 - 1847

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Snow, Rain, Cloudy Sunny / Clear, Rain, Windy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Bubble Intermediate
Rock Smash Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Dynamic Punch Intermediate
Hydro Pump Challenging
Ice Punch Easy

Overview

There are no documented duos of Poliwrath in neutral weather from its first run as a boss. While theoretically possible, there were not enough Mewtwo in circulation to put together the teams required at that time. Now that players have a better feel for the EX system, there should be a handful of trainers who are ready for this challenge.

On the other hand, there were successful Poliwrath duos with weather boost during its first run. While windy is the most obvious choice, clear and rain are possible as well.

Approach

Team composition

  • Mewtwo is always viable; weather dictates team members otherwise

  • Raikou and Alakazam are filler in neutral weather; they will hurt win %

Dodging strategy

  • Dynamic Punch, Hydro Pump may require 1-3 dodges to not wipe out

Note: "Good" movesets are not necessarily viable at the level indicated.

Video Guide

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable at level 40
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Last Confusion breakpoint is at L39, but advised to max out at L40

Pros:

  • The only reliable Poliwrath counter, disregarding weather

Cons:

  • Has a low win % vs. Hydro Pump sets in neutral weather

  • Limited EX raid availability and difficult to obtain candy for

Clear weather counters at level 40
Exeggutor Exeggutor
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Venusaur Venusaur
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Rain weather counters at level 35
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Rain weather counters at level 40
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Windy weather counters at level 35
Alakazam Alakazam
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Very fragile; will require re-entry or B team

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Very fragile; will require re-entry or B team

Rayquaza Rayquaza
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