~* Politoed *~ ~* The Frog Pokemon *~ ~*~*~*~ ~*~*~*~ ~* Base Stats *~ 90 | 75 | 75 | 90 | 100 | 70 ~* Abilities *~ Damp - Explosion and Selfdestruct cannot be used Water Absorb - Restores 25% of health when hit with a Water type attack Drizzle (Dream World) - Summons permanent rain Full Learnset (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Full Learnset (open) Full Learnset (close) Level Up (Poliwhirl) Lv1: Water Sport Lv1: Bubble Lv1: Hypnosis Lv5: Bubble Lv8: Hypnosis Lv11: Water Gun Lv15: Doubleslap Lv18: Rain Dance Lv21: Body Slam Lv27: Bubblebeam Lv32: Mud Shot Lv37: Belly Drum Lv43: Wake-Up Slap Lv48: Hydro Pump Lv53: Mud Bomb Level Up (Politoed) Lv1: Bubblebeam Lv1: Hypnosis Lv1: Doubleslap Lv1: Perish Song Lv27: Swagger Lv37: Bounce Lv48: Hyper Voice TM/HM TM06 - Toxic TM07 - Hail TM10 - Hidden Power TM13 - Ice Beam TM14 - Blizzard TM15 - Hyper Beam TM17 - Protect TM18 - Rain Dance TM21 - Frustration TM26 - Earthquake TM27 - Return TM28 - Dig TM29 - Psychic TM31 - Brick Break TM32 - Double Team TM42 - Facade TM44 - Rest TM45 - Attract TM46 - Thief TM48 - Troll TM49 - Echo Voice TM52 - Focus Blast TM55 - Boiling Water TM56 - Fling TM66 - Payback TM68 - Giga Impact TM78 - Smooth Over TM87 - Swagger TM90 - Substitute TM94 - Rock Smash HM03 - Surf HM04 - Strength HM05 - Waterfall HM06 - Dive Egg Moves Mist Splash BubbleBeam Haze Mind Reader Water Sport Ice Ball Mud Shot Refresh Endeavor Encore Endure Water Pulse Competitive Movepool (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Competitive Movepool (open) Competitive Movepool (close) Level Up (Poliwhirl) Lv8: Hypnosis Lv21: Body Slam Lv37: Belly Drum Lv48: Hydro Pump Level Up (Politoed) Lv1: Perish Song Lv37: Bounce Lv48: Hyper Voice TM/HM TM06 - Toxic TM10 - Hidden Power TM13 - Ice Beam TM17 - Protect TM26 - Earthquake TM27 - Return TM31 - Brick Break TM52 - Focus Blast TM55 - Boiling Water TM90 - Substitute HM03 - Surf HM05 - Waterfall Egg Moves Encore New Move Details (Move your mouse to reveal the content) New Move Details (open) New Move Details (close) Troll | Special | Normal | 15 | 60 | 100 | Raises BP for each Pokemon in your party with this attack Echo Voice | Special | Normal | 15 | 40 | 100 | Deals more damage used consecutively Boiling Water | Special | Water | 15 | 80 | 100 | May cause a burn (30% chance) Smooth Over | N/A | Ground | X | X | X | (Can't find any details on it) A pokemon who has been banished to UU/NU for it's entire life has finally earned some well deserved notice in the eyes of competitive players. Once an ability reserved for the Ubers-only Kyogre, Politoed has received an awesome gift from the Dream World in Drizzle this generation. This is good news for pokemon who enjoy rain, Swift Swimmers and Rain Dishers alike, because now it is more viable than ever to use a Rain abusing team. For its new amazing ability, its base stats are somewhat lackluster. It has some relative special bulk with 90 HP and 100 Sp.Def. Its low speed and attacking stats make it difficult to hit back after coming in to set up rain, but that won't stop this toad from wreaking some havoc on the early stages of the BW metagame. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ ~ Choice Toad~ Politoed @ Choice Specs/Scarf Timid/Modest Drizzle 252 Sp.Atk / 252 Spe / 4 Def Hydro Pump / Boiling Water / Surf Ice Beam Focus Blast Hidden Power Grass/Electric/Ground An offensive approach to setting up Rain, although it might not be able to hit much very hard. If you Scarf, Hydro Pump would be preferable for the extra power, but on a Specs set, Boiling Water would be more beneficial to make use of the burn effect. The rest of the moves are coverage moves, and all of them do significant damage to opposing weather inducing pokemon. Your water type move will handle Ninetales. Ice Beam takes care of Hippowdon. Focus Blast will deal some decent damage to Tyranitar and Abomasnow. Hidden Power serves as filler, so set its type based on what you need to cover. Politoed will generally be faster than the other weather inducers with and without the scarf, but to outspeed a non-scarf Ninetales, the scarf and +speed nature is required. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ ~ Mixed Defense ~ Politoed @ Leftovers Bold Drizzle 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Sp.Def Boiling Water Substitute Protect / Toxic / Hypnosis Toxic / Hypnosis / Protect Politoed can to an extent play defensively, but it would more than likely require Wish support to stay alive. The EVs and Nature bolster it's lower Defense stat to an acceptable level. Substitute and Protect are crucial to its longevity, but can also be used as tools for scouting. Boiling Water is for an attack to use in between Protects, but also a great asset for its capability of burn, which further increases its ability to take physical hits. The last move is again for extra coverage or support. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ ~ Specially Defensive ~ Politoed @ Leftovers Calm Drizzle 252 HP / 252 Sp.Def / 4 Def Boiling Water Toxic / Hypnosis Protect Encore ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ ~ Anti-Weather Toad ~ Politoed @ Muscle Band/Life Orb Hasty Drizzle 252 Atk / 4 Sp.Atk /252 Spe Brick Break Earthquake Hydro Pump Substitute / Hypnosis / Encore ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ ~ Rest Talker ~ Politoed @ Leftovers Calm Drizzle 252 HP / 252 Sp.Def / 4 Def Boiling Water Encore Rest Sleep Talk Suggested by Upstart. This set has the intention of increasing Politoed's longevity by using RestTalk as a recovery method. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Note: Politoed can run a Belly Drum set, but for the sake of discussing its use as a Rain inducer, I will not list a Drum set because it cuts down on his ability to come back in and re-setup the rain if it is ever interrupted by another weather inducer.