How to get Politoed in Pokemon Go: PvP & PvE performance, best moveset & can it be shiny?

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With the buzz surrounding Politoed and its new exclusive move in Pokemon Go, players can’t wait to discover how good it is in PvP and PvE battles. Here’s everything you need to know, including the possibility of encountering shiny Politoed in the game.

Pokemon Go has put the spotlight on Politoed after a hugely successful Poliwag Community Day. Many players recall using this adorable Gen 2 Pokemon for bringing rainy weather in battles and now, they are pouring in to find out all about it in Pokemon Go.

Trainers will need to know about Politoed’s performance and its best moveset in PvP and PvE battles, as well as whether or not shiny Politoed is available in the game.

Here are all the details about Politoed in Pokemon Go.

How to get Politoed in Pokemon Go

You can get Politoed in Pokemon Go by catching a Poliwag and evolving it into Poliwhirl with 25 Candy. Poliwhirl can then be evolved into Politoed with 100 Candy and by using a King’s Rock.

You can obtain the King’s Rock by spinning PokeStops and Gyms. While items like the King’s Rock aren’t guaranteed from each spin, you can increase your chances of getting one by spinning multiple PokeStops and Gyms.

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We recommend using Pinap Berries to earn bonus Candy from each catch to collect enough Candy to obtain Politoed quickly.

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Politoed acts like a leader to Poliwag and Poliwhirl.

Is shiny Politoed available in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Politoed is available in Pokemon Go. Lucky players can get a shiny Politoed by catching a shiny Poliwag and evolving it all the way to a shiny Politoed.

You should note that shiny Pokemon are rare in the game and the odds of encountering a shiny Poliwag are 1 in 500, or 0.2% chance.

Is Politoed good in Pokemon Go PvP?

Yes, Politoed is excellent in Pokemon Go PvP, particularly in the Great League.

Politoed has balanced stats that lean more towards bulk, making it perfect for the Great League format. In addition, it is a Water-type and so it has weaknesses only to the Electric and Grass-type attacks. This makes it easy to build teams around it as the other two Pokemon can cover its weaknesses. It can also be used as a safe switch to attacks that do neutral damage to Politoed.

Best Politoed Pokemon Go PvP moveset

The best Politoed PvP moveset is Mud Shot as a Fast Move paired with Weather Ball (Water) and Ice Beam as Charged Moves.

Mud Shot is one of the best PvP Fast Moves in Pokemon Go. Even though Politoed doesn’t get STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) from it, the high energy gains from Mud Shot make it perfect for using its Charged Moves quickly. Weather Ball (Water) is Politoed’s most dangerous move, letting it dish out impressive damage at low energy. Ice Beam is the latest addition to Politoed’s moveset and it helps it in dealing with Dragon, Flying, and Grass Pokemon.

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Is Politoed good in Pokemon Go PvE?

No, Politoed is not good in Pokemon Go PvE.

Politoed’s Attack stat is too low to deliver any meaningful damage in Raids or Gym Battles. There are far better Water Pokemon that can put in high damage figures during the Raid.

Best Politoed Pokemon Go PvE moveset

If you still want to use Politoed in Pokemon Go PvE, then you can go with Bubble as a Fast Move combined with Weather Ball (Water) as a Charged Move.

But we recommend using better Water Pokemon in Pokemon Go PvE such as Primal Kyogre, Mega Swampert, or Mega Blastoise. You can even consider using Poliwag’s other evolution, Poliwrath, in PvE battles.

All Politoed Pokemon Go moves

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Politoed can dance to create rainfall on the battlefield.

Here’s the complete Politoed Pokemon Go moveset:

Fast Moves

  • Bubble
  • Mud Shot

Charged Moves

  • Weather Ball (Water)
  • Ice Beam
  • Blizzard
  • Earthquake

Pokemon Go players can teach Ice Beam to Politoed by using an Elite Charged TM.

And there you have it! This is all you need to know about Politoed in Pokemon Go. For more on Pokemon Go, be sure to check out our other guides:

How to connect Pokemon Go to Pokemon Scarlet & Violet | How to heal Pokemon in Pokemon Go | How many Pokemon are there? | Best Pokemon for PvP battles in Pokemon Go | How to get revives in Pokemon Go | How to get the Master Ball in Pokemon Go | How to get different Vivillion patterns in Pokemon Go & Scarlet and Violet

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