Pokémon in the Spotlight: Poliwrath!

    Poliwrath is a Water and Fighting type Pokémon, with a unique typing.

    StatRange
    At Lv. 50At Lv. 100
    HP:90
    150 – 197290 – 384
    Attack:85
    81 – 150157 – 295
    Defense:95
    90 – 161175 – 317
    Sp.Atk:70
    67 – 134130 – 262
    Sp.Def:90
    85 – 156166 – 306
    Speed:70
    67 – 134130 – 262
    Total:500  Thanks to Bulbapedia
    • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
    • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
    • This Pokémon’s  Special  base stat in Generation I was 70.

    Poliwrath’s offensive stats let it down, meaning that it usually relies on Super Effectives to deal the most damage.
    Defensively, Poliwrath has a coveted Water immunity and resistances to Dark, Ice, Bug, Steel, and Rock, which is a great advantage.

    Suggested moveset

    • Scald
    • Focus Blast
    • Ice Beam
    • Vacuum Wave

    Scald allows foes to be worn down quicker. Focus Blast is a stab move, that allows Pokémon to be damaged quickly. Ice Beam takes out Grass types, which could be a potential threat to Poliwrath. Vacuum Wave allows Pokémon such as Pyroar to be taken down, as well as being a move with good accuracy and PP.

    Poliwrath is a good Pokémon, however it is let down by its offensive stats.
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