Poliwag Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Poliwag counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Poliwag Pokémon GO counters are Mega Sceptile, Mega Rayquaza, Kartana, Therian Forme Thundurus, Zekrom, Shadow Zapdos, and Shadow Raikou. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Poliwag in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Bullet Seed / Frenzy Plant
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #2
          Official artwork of KartanaKartana
          Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
          #3
          Official artwork of Therian Forme ThundurusTherian Forme Thundurus
          Volt Switch / Wildbolt Storm
          #4
          Official artwork of ZekromZekrom
          Charge Beam / Fusion Bolt
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ZapdosShadow Zapdos
          Thunder Shock / Thunderbolt
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RaikouShadow Raikou
          Thunder Shock / Wild Charge
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *73.365006.6052s172.6
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 63.676007.1059s160.1
          3.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 69.833376.1156s153.1
          4.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme ThundurusTherian Forme ThundurusElectricVolt Switch ElectricWildbolt Storm *66.993322.0159s147.6
          5.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *63.623704.4061s144.9
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 65.083361.6160s144.6
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RaikouShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 67.572784.3159s143.3
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *60.034386.9064s143.2
          9.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 67.852588.0159s141.7
          10.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 68.722452.0159s141.6
          11.Thumbnail image of ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 56.495091.1067s140.7
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ElectivireShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 69.982185.2159s140.3
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SceptileShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *63.423033.9162s138.7
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TangrowthShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 59.033884.6065s137.8
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan ExeggutorShadow Alolan ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 58.263595.4166s134.2
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VenusaurShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *60.743057.5164s134.2
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 58.963355.4166s133.6
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagnezoneShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 66.362088.9162s133.2
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TorterraShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *59.023214.8166s132.6
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExeggutorShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 59.073149.7166s132.1
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LuxrayShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 65.392057.1163s131.3
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 60.242827.7165s131.3
          23.Thumbnail image of DecidueyeDecidueyeGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *53.554238.6071s129.9
          24.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 54.233899.1071s128.9
          25.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 58.502656.1167s126.6
          26.Thumbnail image of RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 57.422767.3168s125.8
          27.Thumbnail image of Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 53.433631.2072s125.6
          28.Thumbnail image of ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 54.083285.2171s124.2
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 59.582210.9167s123.7
          30.Thumbnail image of MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 54.843011.2171s123.4
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Poliwag in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Poliwag CP range from Raids

          Poliwag can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 433 CP to 473 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 541 CP to 592 CP with Rain weather boost

          Poliwag weaknesses

          Poliwag type chart

          When fighting Poliwag, keep in mind the that Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric and Grass type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          ElectricElectric160.0%
          GrassGrass160.0%
          Takes decreased 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.

          Best move-types and weather for Poliwag Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Grass188.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Electric130.0%
          • rainRain
          Dragon30.0%
          • windyWindy
          Psychic16.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal10.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Dark8.0%
          • fogFog
          Flying4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fairy4.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Bug4.0%
          • rainRain
          Ghost4.0%
          • fogFog
          Ground2.0%
          • sunnySunny

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Poliwag in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Poliwag down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge attacks, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used. Reddit

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.