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Poliwhirl (Pokémon GO)

Poliwhirl Pokemon GO

Poliwhirl

#61 (Kanto)

Best moveset for Poliwhirl

The best moves for Poliwhirl are Bubble and Return when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Bubble 12 dps
  Return Purified 50 dps

Defense

  Bubble 12 dps
  Scald Elite TM 25.9 dps

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Pokémon type

Water
Vulnerable to…
Grass deals 160% damage.
Electric deals 160% damage.
Resistant to…
Steel deals 63% damage.
Fire deals 63% damage.
Water deals 63% damage.
Ice deals 63% damage.

Standard game images

Poliwhirl - Male & Female

There is a very low chance that you can get a shiny Poliwhirl, which has the following appearance:

Summary

Poliwhirl is a Water Pokémon which evolves from Poliwag. It is vulnerable to Grass and Electric moves. Poliwhirl's strongest moveset is Bubble & Return and it has a Max CP of 1,419. Poliwhirl evolves into Poliwrath, Politoed.

About

"The 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."

Best moveset for Poliwhirl

The best moves for Poliwhirl are Bubble and Return when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Offense

  Bubble 12 dps
  Return Purified 50 dps

Defense

  Bubble 12 dps
  Scald Elite TM 25.9 dps

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What counters Poliwhirl?

Poliwhirl is a Water type Pokémon, which makes it weak against Grass and Electric moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Poliwhirl are:

  • Xurkitree,
  • Thundurus (Therian),
  • Zekrom,
  • Deoxys (Attack),
  • Deoxys (Normal).
Pokémon Quick move Main move Effective damage
Xurkitree   Thunder Shock   Discharge 100%
Xurkitree   Spark   Discharge 98%
Xurkitree   Spark   Power Whip 96%
Xurkitree   Thunder Shock   Power Whip 96%
Thundurus (Therian)   Thunder Shock   Thunderbolt 93%
Xurkitree   Spark   Thunder 92%
Thundurus (Therian)   Volt Switch   Thunderbolt 91%
Zekrom   Charge Beam   Wild Charge 91%
Xurkitree   Thunder Shock   Thunder 91%
Deoxys (Attack)   Zen Headbutt   Zap Cannon 89%

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Most vulnerable to Poliwhirl

These are the Pokémon most vulnerable to the above moveset.
Pokémon Effective damage

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These moves are calculated using type advantages / disadvantages, and including STAB. Click here for more info »

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