186 Politoed



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Mud Shot, Weather Ball (Water), Earthquake*
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 23.5 0/15/11CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
  • Defense:
  • Stamina:
  • Overall:


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More Detail Properties Introduction

Key Wins

Key Losses




Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Bulky
    Takes hits well.
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Low Fast Move Pressure
    Deals low Fast Move damage. It may struggle to bring down weakened opponents.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Mud Shot 4.5 1.5 2 Fast Charge
2 Fast Bubble 3.67 2.8 3 Fast Charge
3 Charged Weather Ball (Water) 35 66 1.89 4 - 4 - 4 Spam/Bait
4 Charged Surf 40 78 1.95 5 - 4 - 5 Spam/Bait
5 Charged Earthquake* 65 120 1.85 8 - 7 - 7 Coverage Nuke
6 Charged Blizzard 75 140 1.87 9 - 8 - 8 Coverage Nuke
7 Charged Return† 70 130 1.86 8 - 8 - 8 Neutral Nuke
8 Charged Hydro Pump 75 156 2.08 9 - 8 - 8 Nuke

Character Introduction


Politoed is a Water Pokémon which evolves from Poliwhirl. It is vulnerable to Grass and Electric moves. Politoed's strongest moveset is Bubble & Weather Ball and it has a Max CP of 2,449.


"The curled hair on Politoed's head is proof of its status as a king. It is said that the longer and more curled the hair, the more respect this Pokémon earns from its peers."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Mud Shot or Bubble + Weather Ball (Water) and Earthquake* or Blizzard

Mud Shot is generally more preferable as it allows Politoed to use its powerful charge moves sooner before fainting. 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. 

Weather Ball (Water) costs slightly less energy than Surf and is slightly more efficient in terms of Damage Per Energy (DPE). Earthquake and Blizzard both provide valuable coverage, with the former covering against Politoed's weakness to Electric, and the latter covering Politoed's weakness to Grass. Either move can work depending on coverage needed. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 4 / 5

Politoed is an interesting Pokemon for Great League, with well-rounded stats that feature good bulk, and 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 Weather Ball consistently, but may struggle in neutral fights. 

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 Earthquake to take down Registeel. 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. Overall a good pick for Ultra League thanks to its consistent Weather Ball damage output, though to achieve optimal performance XL candy is needed. 

Master League: 0 / 5

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

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