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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Poliwrath

Poliwrath
Tadpole Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Poliwrath is a Water and Fighting Type Tadpole Pokémon, with a 5.9% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Poliwrath can be found with Water Absorb, Damp and Swift Swim as an Ability and has a Medium Slow growth rate with a 3 Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Brave Nature, based on 510 combined Base Stats.

National Dex Pokemon

Poliwrath Stats and Abilities

Based on Poliwrath Base IVs we consider this pokemon B-Tier choice. Poliwrath Highest IV Stat is Attack 95 and the Lowest being Speed 70.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
E
HP90290384
C
Attack95175317
D
Defense95175317
D
Special Attack70130262
E
Special Defense90166306
E
Speed70130262
B
Total510
Poliwrath Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Brave
+10% Attack
-10% Speed
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Sweet
EV Yield3 Defense
Growth RateMedium Slow
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsWater 1
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Water Absorb
Ability 1
A Pokémon with Water Absorb heals 1/4 of its maximum HP when hit by a Water-type attack.
Damp
Ability 2
Damp prevents all Pokémon on the field from using the moves Selfdestruct and Explosion. It also prevents damage (to the Damp Pokémon only) from the ability Aftermath.
Swift Swim
Hidden Ability
Swift Swim doubles the ability-bearer's Speed during rain.

How To Evolve Poliwrath in BDSP

Poliwag requires (Level 25) to evolve into Poliwhirl and then (Water Stone) to evolve into Poliwrath or to evolve into Politoed.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Poliwag
Level 25
Poliwhirl
Water Stone
Poliwrath
Poliwag
Level 25
Poliwhirl
Trade with King's Rock
Politoed

Where To Find Poliwrath in BDSP

Poliwrath has 8 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Poliwhirl, within the Fountainspring Cave location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Route 228
5 - 1%
Poliwag
Lv. 20-30
5 - 1%
Poliwhirl
Lv. 40-55
Route 227
5 - 1%
Poliwag
Lv. 20-30
5 - 1%
Poliwhirl
Lv. 10-55
Route 225
5 - 1%
Poliwag
Lv. 10-25
5 - 1%
Poliwhirl
Lv. 30-55
5 - 1%
Poliwhirl
Lv. 40-50
Sunlit Cavern
National
Poliwag
Lv. 16-63
National
Poliwhirl
Lv. 16-63
Still-Water Cavern
National
Poliwag
Lv. 16-63
National
Poliwhirl
Lv. 16-63
Riverbank Cave
National
Poliwag
Lv. 16-63
National
Poliwhirl
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
Poliwag
Lv. 16-63
National
Poliwhirl
Lv. 16-63
Fountainspring Cave
National
Poliwag
Lv. 16-63
National
Poliwhirl
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Poliwrath Weakness

Poliwrath is a Water and Fighting Type pokemon. This will cause Poliwrath to take More Damage from Grass, Electric, Flying, Psychic, Fairy Type Moves, and Less Damage from Steel, Fire, Water, Ice, Rock, Bug, Dark Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Grass
Electric
Flying
Psychic
Fairy
0.5x
Less Damage
Steel
Fire
Water
Ice
Rock
Bug
Dark
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Poliwrath Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Mewtwo
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Dragonite

What pokemon is Poliwrath Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Ho-Oh
S
Dialga
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Tyranitar

Best Moves Poliwrath in BDSP

Best Moveset for Poliwrath Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
1
Double-Edge
Physical
120
100 15 User receives recoil damage.
1
Hydro Pump
Special
165
80 5
1
Dynamic Punch
Physical
150
50 5 Confuses opponent.
1
Earth Power
Special
90
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.

Best Moveset for Poliwrath TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM01
Focus Punch
Physical
225
100 20 If the user is hit before attacking, it flinches instead.
TM68
Giga Impact
Physical
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Special
150
90 5 User must recharge next turn.
TM52
Focus Blast
Special
180
70 5 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
.

Poliwrath Level Up Moves

List of Moves Poliwrath can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Submission
Power:
120
Acc: 80
PP: 20
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
1
Circle Throw
Power:
90
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
1
Mind Reader
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

User's next attack is guaranteed to hit.
1
Dynamic Punch
Power:
150
Acc: 50
PP: 5
Physical

Confuses opponent.
1
Bubble Beam
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May lower opponent's Speed.
1
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
1
Body Slam
Power: 85
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
1
Earth Power
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
1
Hydro Pump
Power:
165
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Special

1
Belly Drum
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User loses 50% of its max HP, but Attack raises to maximum.
1
Double-Edge
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
1
Water Gun
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

1
Hypnosis
Power: —
Acc: 60
PP: 20
Status

Puts opponent to sleep.
1
Pound
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

1
Mud Shot
Power: 55
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Special

Lowers opponent's Speed.

Poliwrath TM Moves

List of Moves Poliwrath can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM01
Focus Punch
Power:
225
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

If the user is hit before attacking, it flinches instead.
TM03
Water Pulse
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
TM07
Hail
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Non-Ice types are damaged for 5 turns.
TM08
Bulk Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Attack and Defense.
TM10
Work Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Raises user's Attack and Special Attack.
TM13
Ice Beam
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM14
Blizzard
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM15
Hyper Beam
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM26
Earthquake
Power: 100
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM27
Low Sweep
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM28
Dig
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM29
Psychic
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM31
Brick Break
Power:
112.5
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power: 60
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM46
Thief
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Also steals opponent's held item.
TM49
Scald
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM52
Focus Blast
Power:
180
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM56
Fling
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power depends on held item.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM60
Drain Punch
Power:
112.5
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

User recovers half the HP inflicted on opponent.
TM66
Payback
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
TM68
Giga Impact
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power: 75
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM84
Poison Jab
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

May poison the opponent.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM95
Surf
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM98
Rock Smash
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM99
Waterfall
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
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