Poliwrath best moveset in Pokémon GO

Moves

Poliwrath's best moveset in Pokémon GO is Counter and Dynamic Punch, with 12.94 damage per second, and it can deal 396.8 damage before Poliwrath faints. This is true when battling in neutral weather. You need an Elite Fast TM to get Counter.

Best moves for Poliwrath are:
DPS12.94
TDO396.82
Score30.5
Boosted by
  • cloudy

All Poliwrath movesets ranked

Here is a complete list of Poliwrath 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.FightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 12.94396.830.5
      2.WaterBubble FightingDynamic Punch 12.29376.828.9
      3.FightingCounter *WaterHydro Pump 12.20374.128.7
      4.GroundMud Shot FightingDynamic Punch 11.81362.127.8
      5.FightingRock Smash FightingDynamic Punch 11.74359.927.6
      6.FightingCounter *FightingPower-Up Punch 11.39349.226.8
      7.FightingCounter *FightingSubmission *11.26345.126.5
      8.WaterBubble WaterHydro Pump 11.19343.226.3
      9.FightingRock Smash WaterHydro Pump 10.76329.925.3
      10.GroundMud Shot WaterHydro Pump 10.68327.525.1
      11.FightingCounter *WaterScald 10.65326.525.1
      12.FightingCounter *IceIce Punch 10.59324.724.9
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      Poliwrath fast moves guide

      Moves

      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
      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%
        • Normal
        • Rock
        • Steel
        • Ice
        • Dark
      • 62.5%
        • Flying
        • Poison
        • Bug
        • Psychic
        • Fairy
      • 39.1%
        • Ghost
      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%
        • Normal
        • Rock
        • Steel
        • Ice
        • Dark
      • 62.5%
        • Flying
        • Poison
        • Bug
        • Psychic
        • Fairy
      • 39.1%
        • Ghost
      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 ↗

      Tabular view

      Fast Move
      Raid Battles
      Trainer Battles
      Name 🔼
      PWR
      DPS
      ENG
      EPS
      CD
      PWR
      ENG
      DPT
      EPT
      CD
      1210.001411.671.2s8112.673.672s
      1213.3388.890.9s874.003.501s
      58.33711.670.6s391.504.501s
      1511.54107.691.3s973.002.332s

      Legend - PWR stands for Power, DPS for damage per second, ENG for Energy generated per use, EPS for energy per second, CD for move duration, DPE for damage per energy point used. DPT and EPT stand for Damage and Energy per turn, and are only applicable in PvP.

      Poliwrath's Fast Moves Type Coverage

      NormalFightingFlyingPoisonGroundRockBugGhostSteelFireWaterGrassElectricPsychicIceDragonDarkFairy
      Ground×1.0×1.0×0.4×1.6×1.0×1.6×0.6×1.0×1.6×1.6×1.0×0.6×1.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0
      Water×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.6×1.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.6×0.6×0.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×1.0×1.0
      Fighting×1.6×1.0×0.6×0.6×1.0×1.6×0.6×0.4×1.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×1.6×1.0×1.6×0.6

      Poliwrath charge moves guide

      Moves

      Poliwrath has access to 7 Charge moves (Ice Punch, Submission, Scald, Hydro Pump, Icy Wind, Dynamic Punch, and Power-Up Punch), which cover Ice, Fighting, and Water-type attacks. When using Submission, Scald, Hydro Pump, Dynamic Punch, and Power-Up Punch you will benefit from STAB (Same-Type-Attack-Bonus), which increases the move damage by ×1.2.

      Moves

      IceIce Punch50Damage33Energy
      Toggle more information for move: Ice Punch
      Type effectiveness chart
      • 160.0%
        • Flying
        • Ground
        • Grass
        • Dragon
      • 62.5%
        • Steel
        • Fire
        • Water
        • Ice
      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%
        • Normal
        • Rock
        • Steel
        • Ice
        • Dark
      • 62.5%
        • Flying
        • Poison
        • Bug
        • Psychic
        • Fairy
      • 39.1%
        • Ghost
      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%
        • Ground
        • Rock
        • Fire
      • 62.5%
        • Water
        • Grass
        • Dragon
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage80
      Energy50
      Weather boost
      • rainRainy
      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%
        • Ground
        • Rock
        • Fire
      • 62.5%
        • Water
        • Grass
        • Dragon
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage130
      Energy100
      Weather boost
      • rainRainy
      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%
        • Flying
        • Ground
        • Grass
        • Dragon
      • 62.5%
        • Steel
        • Fire
        • Water
        • Ice
      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%
        • Normal
        • Rock
        • Steel
        • Ice
        • Dark
      • 62.5%
        • Flying
        • Poison
        • Bug
        • Psychic
        • Fairy
      • 39.1%
        • Ghost
      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%
        • Normal
        • Rock
        • Steel
        • Ice
        • Dark
      • 62.5%
        • Flying
        • Poison
        • Bug
        • Psychic
        • Fairy
      • 39.1%
        • Ghost
      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 ↗

      Tabular view

      Charge Move
      Raid Battles
      Trainer Battles
      Name 🔼
      PWR
      DPS
      ENG
      DPE
      CD
      PWR
      ENG
      DPE
      9033.33501.802.7s90501.80
      13039.391001.733.3s130751.73
      5026.32331.381.9s55401.38
      Special effectsSpecial

      Icy Wind has a 100.0% chance to:

      • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
      6018.18331.333.3s60451.33
      Special effectsSpecial

      Power-Up Punch has a 100.0% chance to:

      • Increase User's Attack by 25.0%
      5025.00330.572.0s20350.57
      Special effectsSpecial

      Scald has a 50.0% chance to:

      • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
      8021.62501.703.7s85501.70
      6027.27501.202.2s60501.20

      Legend - PWR stands for Power, DPS for damage per second, ENG for Energy used, CD for move duration, DPE for damage per energy point used.

      Moves with Special Effects in PvP

      Special effectsSpecial

      Scald has a 50.0% chance to:

      • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
      Special effectsSpecial

      Icy Wind has a 100.0% chance to:

      • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
      Special effectsSpecial

      Power-Up Punch has a 100.0% chance to:

      • Increase User's Attack by 25.0%

      Poliwrath's Charge Moves Type Coverage

      NormalFightingFlyingPoisonGroundRockBugGhostSteelFireWaterGrassElectricPsychicIceDragonDarkFairy
      Ice×1.0×1.0×1.6×1.0×1.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×0.6×0.6×1.6×1.0×1.0×0.6×1.6×1.0×1.0
      Fighting×1.6×1.0×0.6×0.6×1.0×1.6×0.6×0.4×1.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×1.6×1.0×1.6×0.6
      Water×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.6×1.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.6×0.6×0.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×1.0×1.0