062 Poliwrath

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    79.8
  • Main moves:
    Mud Shot, Dynamic Punch, Ice Punch
  • Type
    WATER
    FIGHTING
  • Level:
    20-23.5
  • Rank:
    Lvl 22 0/14/15CP 1498
  • Buddy Distance:
    3km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    116.5
  • Defense:
    119.6
  • Stamina:
    138
  • Overall:
    1925

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • + Defensive
    Resists attacks from a wide variety of types.
  • - 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 Fast Rock Smash 2.33 3.6 3 Low Quality
4 Charged Dynamic Punch 50 108 2.16 6 - 6 - 5 General
5 Charged Scald 30% chance -1 Atk opponent 50 96 1.92 6 - 6 - 5 High Energy Debuff
6 Charged Ice Punch 40 55 1.38 5 - 4 - 5 Coverage Spam/Bait
7 Charged Power-Up Punch 100% chance +1 Atk self 35 24 0.69 4 - 4 - 4 Boost Spam/Bait
8 Charged Submission* 50 72 1.44 6 - 6 - 5 General
9 Charged Hydro Pump 75 156 2.08 9 - 8 - 8 Nuke
Weaknesses
electric
x1.6
fairy
x1.6
flying
x1.6
grass
x1.6
psychic
x1.6
Resistances
water
x0.625
steel
x0.625
rock
x0.625
ice
x0.625
fire
x0.625
dark
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Poliwrath is a Water & Fighting Pokémon which evolves from Poliwhirl. It is vulnerable to Flying, Grass, Electric, Psychic and Fairy moves. Poliwrath's strongest moveset is Bubble & Dynamic Punch and it has a Max CP of 2,586.

About

"Poliwrath's highly developed, brawny muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. It is so tirelessly strong, this Pokémon can swim back and forth across the ocean without effort."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Mud Shot + Dynamic Punch and Ice Punch or Scald

Mud Shot features 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 and Flying-types. Hydro Pump is more viable with this moveset's fast energy gains, and can possibly OHKO opponents when shields are down. Scald offers a more consistent option to deal Water-type damage due to its lesser energy cost, though the potential of applying a debuff should be considered as gravy on top instead of a consistently reliable strategy. 

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

This moveset is similar to the previous one, but provides more consistent Water-type damage from Poliwrath's fast move. Bubble 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 its fast move), 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: 4 / 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 

Poliwrath lacks sufficient stats to compete comfortably in the Master League. 

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