Shadow Poliwhirl

Shadow Poliwhirl has a Max CP of 1604 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Rain weather, and it was originally found in the Kanto region. Shiny Shadow Poliwhirl is available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Poliwhirl is a Water-type Pokémon. Shadow Poliwhirl is weak to Electric and Grass-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water-type moves.

Stats

Max CP1604 CP
Attack130 ATK
Defense123 DEF
Stamina163 STA
Weather Boost
  • rainRain
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedShadow Poliwhirl can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#61
Height1 m
Weight20 kg
RegionKanto Generation 1
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate25%
Base Flee Rate7.000000000000001%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy

Shadow Poliwhirl type chart

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.

Shadow Poliwhirl's best moves and move sets

Moves

Shadow Poliwhirl's best Pokémon GO moveset is Bubble and Bubble Beam, with 9.16 DPS (damage per second) and 130.1 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Rain weather.

Best Shadow Poliwhirl moves
DPS9.16
TDO130.15
Score11.0
Weather Boost
  • rain
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Poliwhirl with its best moveset, we recommend to use Mud Shot/Bubble Beam. You will lose around 3.6% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Poliwhirl's strongest moveset (Bubble/Bubble Beam).

Shadow Poliwhirl moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Poliwhirl's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Poliwhirl's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.WaterBubble WaterBubble Beam 9.16130.111.0
      2.GroundMud Shot WaterBubble Beam 8.84125.510.6
      3.WaterBubble WaterScald *8.83125.510.6
      4.WaterBubble WaterWater Pulse 8.69123.510.4
      5.GroundMud Shot WaterScald *8.54121.410.2
      6.WaterBubble GroundMud Bomb 8.45120.010.1
      7.GroundMud Shot WaterWater Pulse 8.37118.910.0
      8.GroundMud Shot GroundMud Bomb 8.16115.99.8
      9.WaterBubble NormalFrustration 4.2760.75.1
      10.GroundMud Shot NormalFrustration 3.8955.34.7

      Fast Attacks

      • GroundMud Shot5Damage7Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Mud Shot
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • PoisonPoison
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • ElectricElectric
        • 62.5%
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 39.1%
          • FlyingFlying
        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%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage12
        Energy14
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration1.2s
        Damage window0.8s - 1.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage8
        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%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage45
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        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%
          • PoisonPoison
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • ElectricElectric
        • 62.5%
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 39.1%
          • FlyingFlying
        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 ↗
      • WaterWater Pulse70Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Water Pulse
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration3.2s
        Damage window2.2s - 2.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage70
        Energy60

        Effects
        Water Pulse has no special effects.
        See Water Pulse details page ↗
      • WaterScald *80Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Scald
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration3.7s
        Damage window1.3s - 3.4s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage85
        Energy50

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Scald has a 50.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
        See Scald details page ↗
      • NormalFrustration10Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Frustration
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        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 Attacks 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 Poliwhirl has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Poliwhirl Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

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

      Max CPMax CP1604 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch568 CP - 608 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs757 CP - 811 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids716 CP - 811 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • rainRain
      895 CP - 1013 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.
      • 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 Poliwhirl Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      120 CP262 CP3105 CP
      4148 CP5191 CP6234 CP
      7277 CP8319 CP9362 CP
      10405 CP11446 CP12486 CP
      13527 CP14567 CP15608 CP
      16648 CP17689 CP18729 CP
      19770 CP20811 CP21851 CP
      22892 CP23932 CP24973 CP
      251013 CP261054 CP271095 CP
      281135 CP291176 CP301216 CP
      311236 CP321257 CP331277 CP
      341297 CP351318 CP361338 CP
      371358 CP381378 CP391399 CP
      401419 CP411437 CP421455 CP
      431473 CP441492 CP451510 CP
      461529 CP471547 CP481566 CP
      491585 CP501604 CP

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Poliwhirl

      Photobomb

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

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega Blastoise
      Water
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega Slowbro
      WaterPsychic
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega Gyarados
      WaterDark
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega Swampert
      WaterGround
      Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
      Water
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega 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 BonusWhile 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 Poliwhirl Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Poliwhirl in Pokémon GO is 29.68%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 59.26% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 74.00%.

      CogConfigure
              NormalNiceGreatExcellent
              No Berry
              -29.68%33.30%41.03%47.87%
              Curve45.04%49.76%59.26%66.96%
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              -41.03%45.53%54.72%62.36%
              Curve59.26%64.39%74.00%81.01%
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 46.95%51.76%61.36%69.04%
              Curve65.96%71.04%80.14%86.38%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 58.54%63.67%73.30%80.38%
              Curve77.61%82.11%89.41%93.73%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Shadow Poliwhirl, 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

              List of Shadow Poliwhirl costumes

              Photobomb

              A list of Shadow Poliwhirl costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Shadow Poliwhirl high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

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

              Shadow Poliwhirl Pokédex entries

              Kanto
              VersionsPokédex entry
              Red, BlueCapable of living in or out of water. When out of water, it sweats to keep its body slimy.
              YellowUnder attack, it uses its belly spiral to put the foe to sleep. It then makes its escape.
              GoldThe swirl on its belly subtly un­ dulates. Staring at it may gradual­ ly cause drowsi­ ness.
              SilverThe skin on most of its body is moist. However, the skin on its belly spiral feels smooth.
              CrystalThough it is skilled at walk­ ing, it prefers to live underwater where there is less danger.
              Ruby, SapphireThe surface of POLIWHIRL’s body is always wet and slick with an oily fluid. Because of this greasy covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
              EmeraldIts body surface is always wet and slick with an oily fluid. Because of this greasy covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
              FireRedIts two legs are well developed. Even though it can live on the ground, it prefers living in water.
              LeafGreenIt can live in or out of water. When out of water, it constantly sweats to keep its body slimy.
              Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
              HeartGoldThe swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
              SoulSilverThe skin on most of its body is moist. However, the skin on its belly spiral feels smooth.
              XIt can live in or out of water. When out of water, it constantly sweats to keep its body slimy.
              YIts two legs are well developed. Even though it can live on the ground, it prefers living in water.
              Omega Ruby, Alpha SapphireThe surface of Poliwhirl’s body is always wet and slick with a slimy fluid. Because of this slippery covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
              SunAlthough it can live on land, it prefers to stay in the water, where it has fewer natural enemies.
              MoonIt marches over the land in search of bug Pokémon to eat. Then it takes them underwater so it can dine on them where it’s safe.
              Ultra SunAlthough it has become capable of living on land, it spends its time in the water, where its prey, fish Pokémon, are plentiful.
              Ultra MoonIts health suffers when its skin dries out, so be sure to moisturize it diligently.
              Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!Under attack, it uses its belly spiral to put the foe to sleep. It then makes its escape.
              SwordStaring at the swirl on its belly causes drowsiness. This trait of Poliwhirl’s has been used in place of lullabies to get children to go to sleep.
              ShieldThis Pokémon’s sweat is a slimy mucus. When captured, Poliwhirl can slither from its enemies’ grasp and escape.