Shadow Poliwag

Shadow Poliwag#60Water

Shadow Poliwag is a Water-type Pokémon. Shadow Poliwag is weak to Electric, and Grass-type moves. Shadow Poliwag has a Max CP of 937 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Rainy weather, and it was originally found in the Kanto region. Shiny Shadow Poliwag is not available in Pokémon GO.

Max CP937 CP
Attack101 ATK
Defense82 DEF
Stamina120 STA
Weather Boost
  • rainRainy
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy
Buddy distance3 km
Pokedex informationPokédex information
Height0.6 m
Weight12.4 kg
RegionKanto (Gen 1)
ReleasedYes
Shiny releasedNo
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate50.0%
Base Flee Rate15.0%

Shadow Poliwag type chart

Takes increased damage
ElectricElectric160.0%
GrassGrass160.0%
Takes reduced damage
FireFire62.5%
IceIce62.5%
SteelSteel62.5%
WaterWater62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Shadow Poliwag moves and best movesets

Moves

Shadow Poliwag's best moveset in Pokémon GO is Bubble and Bubble Beam, with 7.58 damage per second, and it can deal 57.4 damage before Shadow Poliwag faints. This is true when battling in neutral weather.

Best moves for Shadow Poliwag are:
DPS7.58
TDO57.41
Score12.6
Boosted by
  • rain

All Shadow Poliwag movesets ranked

Here is a complete list of Shadow Poliwag movesets in Pokémon GO, ranked by their DPS and TDO. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.WaterBubble WaterBubble Beam 7.5857.412.6
      2.GroundMud Shot WaterBubble Beam 7.4556.412.4
      3.WaterBubble NormalBody Slam 7.2254.712.0
      4.GroundMud Shot NormalBody Slam 7.0853.611.7
      5.WaterBubble GroundMud Bomb 6.9752.811.6
      6.GroundMud Shot GroundMud Bomb 6.8551.911.4
      7.WaterBubble NormalFrustration 3.4926.45.8
      8.GroundMud Shot NormalFrustration 3.2624.75.4

      Fast Moves

      • GroundMud Shot5Damage7Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Mud Shot
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • Poison
          • Rock
          • Steel
          • Fire
          • Electric
        • 62.5%
          • Bug
          • Grass
        • 39.1%
          • Flying
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage5
        Energy7
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration0.6s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage3
        Energy9

        Effects
        Mud Shot has no special effects.
        See Mud Shot details page ↗
      • WaterBubble12Damage14Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Bubble
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • Ground
          • Rock
          • Fire
        • 62.5%
          • Water
          • Grass
          • Dragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage12
        Energy14
        Weather boost
        • rainRainy
        Duration1.2s
        Damage window0.8s - 1.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage7
        Energy11

        Effects
        Bubble has no special effects.
        See Bubble details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • WaterBubble Beam45Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Bubble Beam
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • Ground
          • Rock
          • Fire
        • 62.5%
          • Water
          • Grass
          • Dragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage45
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • rainRainy
        Duration1.9s
        Damage window1.4s - 1.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage25
        Energy40

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Bubble Beam has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
        See Bubble Beam details page ↗
      • GroundMud Bomb55Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Mud Bomb
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • Poison
          • Rock
          • Steel
          • Fire
          • Electric
        • 62.5%
          • Bug
          • Grass
        • 39.1%
          • Flying
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage55
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration2.3s
        Damage window1.7s - 2.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage60
        Energy40

        Effects
        Mud Bomb has no special effects.
        See Mud Bomb details page ↗
      • NormalBody Slam50Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Body Slam
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • Rock
          • Steel
        • 39.1%
          • Ghost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage50
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration1.9s
        Damage window1.2s - 1.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage60
        Energy35

        Effects
        Body Slam has no special effects.
        See Body Slam details page ↗
      • NormalFrustration10Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Frustration
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • Rock
          • Steel
        • 39.1%
          • Ghost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.0s
        Damage window1.0s - 1.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage10
        Energy70

        Effects
        Frustration has no special effects.
        See Frustration details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Moves can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Shadow Poliwag has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Poliwag Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Shadow Poliwag's Max CP is 937 at Level 50. Shadow Poliwag Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP937 CP
      Level 50,
      15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch324 CP - 355 CP
      Level 15,
      10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs433 CP - 473 CP
      Level 20,
      10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids402 CP - 473 CP
      Level 20,
      6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather boost
      • rainRainy
      502 CP - 592 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25,
      6/6/6 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 👿 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 👿 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Pokémon encountered in Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Shadow Poliwag Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Shadow Poliwag Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      111 CP236 CP361 CP
      486 CP5111 CP6136 CP
      7161 CP8186 CP9211 CP
      10236 CP11260 CP12284 CP
      13307 CP14331 CP15355 CP
      16379 CP17402 CP18426 CP
      19450 CP20473 CP21497 CP
      22521 CP23544 CP24568 CP
      25592 CP26615 CP27639 CP
      28663 CP29686 CP30710 CP
      31722 CP32734 CP33746 CP
      34758 CP35769 CP36781 CP
      37793 CP38805 CP39817 CP
      40829 CP41839 CP42850 CP
      43860 CP44871 CP45882 CP
      46893 CP47904 CP48915 CP
      49926 CP50937 CP

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Poliwag

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      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Poliwag's Water-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Shadow Poliwag.

      Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega Blastoise
      Water
      Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega Slowbro
      WaterPsychic
      Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega Gyarados
      WaterDark
      Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega Swampert
      WaterGround
      Mega SharpedoMega Pokémon iconMega Sharpedo
      WaterDark
      Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
      Water
      Pokedex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid Bonus – Mega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch Bonus – While a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Shadow Poliwag Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Poliwag in Pokémon GO is 55.65%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 87.43% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 95.54%.

      CogConfigure
              NormalNiceGreatExcellent
              No Berry
              -55.65%60.75%70.47%77.78%
              Curve74.90%79.60%87.43%92.25%
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              -70.47%75.41%83.95%89.53%
              Curve87.43%90.79%95.54%97.84%
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 76.86%81.42%88.87%93.33%
              Curve91.69%94.28%97.61%99.00%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 86.90%90.35%95.26%97.67%
              Curve96.84%98.12%99.44%99.83%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Shadow Poliwag, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

              To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

              Catch rate formula

              Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

              • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
              • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

              There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

              Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

              Catch rate multipliers

              The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

              MultiplierAmount
              Razz Berry1.5
              Silver Pinap Berry1.8
              Golden Razz Berry2.5
              Curveball1.7
              Nice Throw1.15
              Great Throw1.5
              Excellent Throw1.85
              PokéBall1.0
              Premier Ball1.0
              Great Ball1.5
              Ultra Ball2.0
              Bronze medal1.1
              Silver medal1.2
              Gold medal1.3

              Shadow Poliwag Pokédex entries

              Kanto
              VersionsPokédex entry
              Red, BlueIts newly grown legs prevent it from running. It appears to prefer swimming than trying to stand.
              YellowThe direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
              GoldBecause it is in­ ept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
              SilverThe direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
              CrystalThe swirl on its belly is its insides showing through the skin. It looks clearer after it eats.
              Ruby, SapphirePOLIWAG has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the POKéMON’s spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
              EmeraldIt is possible to see this POKéMON’s spiral innards right through its thin skin. However, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
              FireRedIts slick black skin is thin and damp. A part of its internal organs can be seen through the skin as a spiral pattern.
              LeafGreenIts newly grown legs prevent it from walking well. It appears to prefer swimming over walking.
              Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
              HeartGoldBecause it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
              SoulSilverThe direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
              XIts slick black skin is thin and damp. A part of its internal organs can be seen through the skin as a spiral pattern.
              Y, Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
              Omega RubyPoliwag has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the Pokémon’s spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
              Alpha SapphirePoliwag has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the Pokémon’s spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
              SunThe swirl on its belly is its internal organs showing through. If the swirl is tinged white, that means it’s affected by some disease.
              MoonIt’s still not very good at walking. Its Trainers should train this Pokémon to walk every day.
              Ultra SunDespite the danger, it wants to come up on land. So it does its best to waddle along, but when an enemy finds it, it rushes back to the water.
              Ultra MoonThe direction of the swirl on their stomachs differs depending on where they live. Poliwag aficionados can tell them apart at a glance.
              SwordFor Poliwag, swimming is easier than walking. The swirl pattern on its belly is actually part of the Pokémon’s innards showing through the skin.
              ShieldIn rivers with fast-flowing water, this Pokémon will cling to a rock by using its thick lips, which act like a suction cup.

              Shadow Poliwag high resolution sprites

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              A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Shadow Poliwag. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.