Poliwrath

Official artwork of PoliwrathWater Fighting Shiny Pokémon icon

Poliwrath has a Max CP of 2923 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Rain and Cloudy weather, and it was originally found in the Kanto region. Shiny Poliwrath is available in Pokémon GO.

Poliwrath is a Water and Fighting-type Pokémon. Poliwrath is weak to Electric, Fairy, Flying, Grass, and Psychic-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Bug, Dark, Fire, Ice, Rock, Steel, and Water-type moves.

Stats

Max CP2923 CP
Attack182 ATK
Defense184 DEF
Stamina207 STA
Weather Boost
  • rainRain
  • cloudyCloudy
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedPoliwrath can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#62
Height1.3 m
Weight54 kg
RegionKanto Generation 1
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
10 Candy
500 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy

Poliwrath type chart

Takes increased damage
ElectricElectric160.0%
FairyFairy160.0%
FlyingFlying160.0%
GrassGrass160.0%
PsychicPsychic160.0%
Takes decreased damage
BugBug62.5%
DarkDark62.5%
FireFire62.5%
IceIce62.5%
RockRock62.5%
SteelSteel62.5%
WaterWater62.5%

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

Poliwrath's best moves and move sets

Moves

Poliwrath's best Pokémon GO moveset is Counter and Dynamic Punch, with 12.94 DPS (damage per second) and 396.8 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Cloudy weather.You need an Elite Fast TM to teach Poliwrath Counter.

Best Poliwrath moves
DPS12.94
TDO396.82
Score25.8
Weather Boost
  • cloudy
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Poliwrath with its best moveset, we recommend to use Bubble/Dynamic Punch. You will lose around 5.1% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Poliwrath's strongest moveset (Counter/Dynamic Punch).

Poliwrath moves comparison

The following chart shows Poliwrath's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Poliwrath'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.FightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 12.94396.825.8
      2.WaterBubble FightingDynamic Punch 12.29376.824.5
      3.FightingCounter *WaterHydro Pump 12.20374.124.4
      4.GroundMud Shot FightingDynamic Punch 11.81362.123.6
      5.FightingRock Smash FightingDynamic Punch 11.74359.923.4
      6.FightingCounter *FightingPower-Up Punch 11.39349.222.7
      7.FightingCounter *FightingSubmission *11.26345.122.5
      8.WaterBubble WaterHydro Pump 11.19343.222.4
      9.FightingRock Smash WaterHydro Pump 10.76329.921.5
      10.GroundMud Shot WaterHydro Pump 10.68327.521.3
      11.FightingCounter *WaterScald 10.65326.521.3
      12.FightingCounter *IceIce Punch 10.59324.721.2
      1 of 3

      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 ↗
      • FightingRock Smash15Damage10Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Rock Smash
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • NormalNormal
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • IceIce
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • BugBug
          • PsychicPsychic
          • FairyFairy
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage15
        Energy10
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration1.3s
        Damage window0.6s - 0.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage9
        Energy7

        Effects
        Rock Smash has no special effects.
        See Rock Smash details page ↗
      • FightingCounter *12Damage8Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Counter
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • NormalNormal
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • IceIce
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • BugBug
          • PsychicPsychic
          • FairyFairy
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage12
        Energy8
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration0.9s
        Damage window0.7s - 0.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage8
        Energy7

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

      Charged Moves

      • IceIce Punch50Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Ice Punch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • GroundGround
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • IceIce
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage50
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration1.9s
        Damage window1.3s - 1.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage55
        Energy40

        Effects
        Ice Punch has no special effects.
        See Ice Punch details page ↗
      • FightingSubmission *60Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Submission
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • NormalNormal
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • IceIce
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • BugBug
          • PsychicPsychic
          • FairyFairy
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage60
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration2.2s
        Damage window1.8s - 2.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage60
        Energy50

        Effects
        Submission has no special effects.
        See Submission details page ↗
      • WaterScald80Damage50Energy
        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 ↗
      • WaterHydro Pump130Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Hydro Pump
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
        • 62.5%
          • WaterWater
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage130
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration3.3s
        Damage window0.9s - 3.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage130
        Energy75

        Effects
        Hydro Pump has no special effects.
        See Hydro Pump details page ↗
      • IceIcy Wind60Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Icy Wind
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • GroundGround
          • GrassGrass
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • IceIce
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage60
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration3.3s
        Damage window2.0s - 2.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage60
        Energy45

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Icy Wind has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
        See Icy Wind details page ↗
      • FightingDynamic Punch90Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Dynamic Punch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • NormalNormal
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • IceIce
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • BugBug
          • PsychicPsychic
          • FairyFairy
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage90
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration2.7s
        Damage window1.2s - 2.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage90
        Energy50

        Effects
        Dynamic Punch has no special effects.
        See Dynamic Punch details page ↗
      • FightingPower-Up Punch50Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Power-Up Punch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • NormalNormal
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • IceIce
          • DarkDark
        • 62.5%
          • FlyingFlying
          • PoisonPoison
          • BugBug
          • PsychicPsychic
          • FairyFairy
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage50
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration2.0s
        Damage window1.7s - 1.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage20
        Energy35

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Power-Up Punch has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Increase User's Attack by 25.0%
        See Power-Up Punch 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 Poliwrath has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Poliwrath Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

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

      Max CPMax CP2923 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch1054 CP - 1108 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1405 CP - 1477 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids1405 CP - 1477 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • rainRain
      • cloudyCloudy
      1757 CP - 1847 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 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.

      Poliwrath Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      136 CP2114 CP3192 CP
      4270 CP5348 CP6426 CP
      7504 CP8583 CP9661 CP
      10739 CP11812 CP12886 CP
      13960 CP141034 CP151108 CP
      161182 CP171256 CP181330 CP
      191403 CP201477 CP211551 CP
      221625 CP231699 CP241773 CP
      251847 CP261921 CP271995 CP
      282069 CP292142 CP302216 CP
      312253 CP322290 CP332327 CP
      342364 CP352401 CP362438 CP
      372475 CP382512 CP392549 CP
      402586 CP412618 CP422652 CP
      432685 CP442718 CP452752 CP
      462786 CP472820 CP482854 CP
      492889 CP502923 CP

      Poliwrath evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Thumbnail image of PoliwagPoliwag
      • Candy Icon25 Candy
      Thumbnail image of PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
      Thumbnail image of PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
      • Candy Icon100 Candy
      Thumbnail image of PoliwrathPoliwrath
      Thumbnail image of PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
      • Candy Icon100 Candy
      • Special Item: King's Rock
      Thumbnail image of PolitoedPolitoed
      • Poliwag evolves into Poliwhirl which costs 25 Candy.
      • Poliwhirl evolves into Poliwrath which costs 100 Candy.
      • Poliwhirl evolves into Politoed which costs 100 Candy. You need to use a King's Rock to evolve.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Poliwrath

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

      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 BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega Blaziken
      FireFighting
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega Swampert
      WaterGround
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega MedichamMega Pokémon iconMega Medicham
      FightingPsychic
      Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
      Water
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega Lopunny
      NormalFighting
      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.

      Poliwrath Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Poliwrath in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

      CogConfigure
                NormalNiceGreatExcellent
                No Berry
                -24.03%27.09%33.78%39.85%
                Curve37.32%41.56%50.38%57.86%
                Razz BerryRazz Berry
                -33.78%37.75%46.11%53.35%
                Curve50.38%55.33%65.04%72.65%
                Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
                - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
                Curve56.87%61.98%71.67%78.89%
                Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
                - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
                Curve68.90%73.89%82.65%88.47%
                InfoMore information

                Catch probability with multiple throws

                In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Poliwrath, 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 Poliwrath costumes

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                A list of Poliwrath costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Poliwrath high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

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

                Poliwrath Pokédex entries

                Kanto
                VersionsPokédex entry
                Red, BlueAn adept swimmer at both the front crawl and breast stroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
                YellowSwims powerfully using all the muscles in its body. It can even overtake champion swimmers.
                GoldThis strong and skilled swimmer is even capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean just by kicking.
                SilverAlthough an ener­ getic, skilled swimmer that uses all of its mus­ cles, it lives on dry land.
                CrystalIt can use its well-developed arms and legs to run on the surface of the water for a split second.
                Ruby, SapphirePOLIWRATH’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 Pacific Ocean without effort.
                EmeraldIts highly developed muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. This POKéMON can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort.
                FireRedAn adept swimmer, it knows the front crawl, butterfly, and more. It is faster than the best human swimmers.
                LeafGreenA swimmer adept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
                Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
                HeartGoldThis strong and skilled swimmer is even capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean just by kicking.
                SoulSilverAlthough an energetic, skilled swimmer that uses all of its muscles, it lives on dry land.
                XWith its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
                YA swimmer adept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
                Omega Ruby, Alpha SapphirePoliwrath’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.
                SunPoliwrath in the Alola region are strong swimmers that use the breaststroke. Many children learn to swim by imitating Poliwrath.
                MoonIts percentage of body fat is nearly zero. Its body is entirely muscle, which makes it heavy and forces its swimming prowess to develop.
                Ultra SunIt’s quite a gifted swimmer, even among Water-type Pokémon, but it normally spends its time on land.
                Ultra MoonThe muscles it has developed through swimming are thick and powerful. When it lands a square punch, it can turn huge boulders to dust.
                Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!Swims powerfully using all the muscles in its body. It can even overtake world-class swimmers.
                SwordIts body is solid muscle. When swimming through cold seas, Poliwrath uses its impressive arms to smash through drift ice and plow forward.
                ShieldPoliwrath is skilled at both swimming and martial arts. It uses its well-trained arms to dish out powerful punches.