Poliwrath

Pokemon Rating:
8.5
Poliwrath
54.00 kg Weight
1.30 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2441
ATK 182
DEF 187
STA 180
Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

Offensive Moves Explanation
  • Rock Smash puts Poliwrath into a rare Fighting-type attacker niche, despite being a fairly mediocre fast move. 
  • Bubble is a wonderful fast move, but there are better Water-type attackers out there.
  • Mud Shot lacks STAB and doesn't cover many types that Poliwrath should be attacking into. 
  • Dynamic Punch's small dodge window and quick charge time along with its Fighting typing make it the optimal charge option. Submission is just flat out worse than Dynamic Punch
  • Hydro Pump pairs well with Bubble, but again, there are better Water-type attackers out there.
  • Ice Punch is not a great charge move in a vacuum and lacks STAB to boot.
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 for effective damage, and it fires frequently due to having 3 bars.
  • Dynamic Punch is a great defensive option with high power, STAB, and 2 bars. Submission is strictly worse.
  • Hydro Pump is a solid move that punishes attackers who fail to dodge, but it fires predictably.
Rating Explanation:

Poliwrath's stats are fine, but its typing is what puts this Pokemon into the tier list. Pokemon GO doesn't have many viable Fighting-types in the game, so Poliwrath ekes out a living doing what Machamp does despite being much less hard hitting. Its advantage is in its notably higher bulk.

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 now a much different (i.e., worse) Pokemon on defense.

Fast Moves
+ 12.00
12
True DPS:
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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
1.20
0.25
11.67
10.00
12.50
+ 13.85
15
True DPS:
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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
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
1.30
0.25
7.69
11.54
14.42
Charge Moves
+ 47.27
130
True DPS:
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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
3.30
2.10
0.00
-100
39.39
49.24
+ 31.58
50
True DPS:
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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 EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
1.90
0.30
0.00
-33
26.32
32.89
+ 40.00
90
True DPS:
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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
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.70
1.50
0.00
-50
33.33
41.67

Legacy Fast Moves
+ 10.00
5
True DPS:
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
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
0.60
0.20
11.67
8.33
10.42
Legacy Charge Moves
+ 32.73
60
True DPS:
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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
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.20
0.20
0.00
-50
27.27
34.09
Raid Boss Counters
SupremeOverall best counter always. Almost always top in DPS and very high in survivability. The Pokemon you want for the job.
GoodThe next best if you don’t have Supreme Pokemon.
TankWhen you’re down to your 5-6th Pokemon and need to hold the line and not suck while doing it. Tanks always have more survivability than Supreme, but less DPS than Good.
GlassMore DPS than Good with significantly less survivability. Note: Less DPS than Supreme.
Supreme Counters
Good Counters
Fast Move Charge Move
Thunder Shock Wild Charge
Fast Move Charge Move
Charge Beam Thunderbolt
Glass Counters
Other
Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate12.5 %
Pokemon Weakness/Resistance Chart

Fighting/Water

.714x .714x -
1.4x 1.4x -
.714x 1.4x -
1.4x - .714x
- - 1.4x
.714x .714x .714x

.714x Resists Type 1.4x Weak to Type
.51x Double Resists Type 1.96x Double Weak to Type

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, and its maximum level is equal to your trainer level + 1.5.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012934
2001.56071
200292108
2002.5123145
4003155181
4003.5186218
4004218255
4004.5249292
6005281329
6005.5312366
6006344403
6006.5375439
8007407476
8007.5438513
8008470550
8008.5501587
10009533624
10009.5564661
100010596697
100010.5625732
130011655767
130011.5685802
130012715837
130012.5744872
160013774907
160013.5804942
160014834976
160014.58641011
1900158931046
190015.59231081
1900169531116
190016.59831151
22001710121186
220017.510421221
22001810721255
220018.511021290
25001911321325
250019.511611360
25002011911395
250020.512211430
30002112511465
300021.512811500
30002213101534
300022.513401569
35002313701604
350023.514001639
35002414301674
350024.514591709
40002514891744
400025.515191779
40002615491814
400026.515791848
45002716081883
450027.516381918
45002816681953
450028.516981988
50002917282023
500029.517572058
50003017872093
500030.518022110
60003118172128
600031.518322145
60003218472163
600032.518622180
70003318772197
700033.518912215
70003419062232
700034.519212250
80003519362267
800035.519512285
80003619662302
800036.519812319
90003719962337
900037.520112354
90003820252372
900038.520402389
100003920552407
1000039.520702424
100004020852441
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