0062 Poliwrath

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    90.1
  • Main moves:
    Counter*, Scald, Icy Wind
  • 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:
  • + Dynamic
    Performs well with energy and has fluid, dynamic matchups.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • + Defensive
    Resists attacks from a wide variety of types.
  • - Technical
    Uses complex moves that may have a high learning curve.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive*Unobtainable via TM
No.Move TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
1FastCounter*3.54.82Multipurpose
2FastMud Shot4.51.52Fast Charge
3FastBubble3.673.23Fast Charge
4FastRock Smash2.333.63Low Quality
5ChargedScald50% chance -1 Atk opponent501022.048 - 7 - 7 - 7High Energy Debuff
6ChargedDynamic Punch501082.168 - 7 - 7 - 7General
7ChargedIcy Wind100% chance -1 Atk opponent45601.337 - 6 - 7 - 6Debuff
8ChargedIce Punch40551.386 - 6 - 6 - 5Coverage Spam/Bait
9ChargedPower-Up Punch100% chance +1 Atk self35240.695 - 5 - 5 - 5Boost Spam/Bait
10ChargedSubmission*50721.448 - 7 - 7 - 7General
11ChargedHydro Pump751562.0811 - 11 - 11 - 10Nuke
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
Counter* + Icy Wind and Scald or Power-Up Punch

Counter is the best Fast Attack in the game, and Poliwrath has STAB on it. While Mud Shot and Bubble aren't bad Fast Attacks, Counter is just too good to pass up on most of the time

Various charged attack combinations are viable depending on team needs. Any combination works, except for Power-Up Punch + Dynamic Punch or anything involving Hydro Pump or Submission.

Icy Wind provides coverage against Flying-, Grass-, and Dragon-type Pokemon and provides a guaranteed Attack debuff. Ice Punch provides the same coverage and is cheaper, but is inferior due to the lack of debuffing. Scald benefits from STAB and provides additional coverage against targets that Counter cannot deal significant damage against; it also has a substantial chance of debuffing Attack. Power-Up Punch can ramp up Counter's damage to absurd levels in the long game, but sacrifices coverage and burst. Dynamic Punch can be used to further bolster Poliwrath's Fighting-type damage, although Counter is usually enough. Hydro Pump is generally too expensive. Submission is outclassed.

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 4 / 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. The addition of Counter greatly aids its reliability and coverage

Ultra League: 4.5 / 5

Poliwrath does surprisingly well in Ultra League, countering numerous Steel-, Dark-, and Ice-type Pokemon. Good overall coverage and bulk further helps its role. Although a weakness to Zap Cannon can make its Registeel matchup shaky, Poliwrath will still perform well as a Fighter.

Thanks to Icy Wind, Poliwrath can stand up incredibly well to the omnipresent Giratina-A, despite the latter neutering much of Counter's damage output.

Master League: 0 / 5 

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

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