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Poliwhirl vs Poliwrath?

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I would use Poliwrath but it has 4 weaknesses. However, a Poliwhirl with Evoilite only has 2 weaknesses and is pretty strong. Which one?

asked Jan 20, 2013 by Justice SwordsMaster
Poliwrath doesn't have a x4 weakness.
No, but it has four weaknesses: Grass, Electric, Flying and Psychic.....

1 Answer

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It's obviously Poliwrath, because remember, Stats don't mean everything. Poliwhirl has awful offensive stats, and even with an Eviolite, many water-Pokemon make a better wall, such as Slowking, Slowbro or even Alomomola. On the other hand, Poliwrath has some nice moves for your team, such as Circle Throw. He also gets Belly Drum, and other cool stuff. Poliwrath also has a lot of useful resistances, and he has Water Absorb to get a full immunity vs Water type moves.

Here's a set:

Poliwrath @ Leftovers
Trait: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Relaxed Nature
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Circle Throw
- Scald

The set gives him a very solid niche in the RU metagame, as it can take on Crawdaunt, Kabutops, Aggron and Feraligatr, to name a few.

answered Jan 20, 2013 by JirachiCelebiMew