So in order to derail the ceaseless arguments flying around, what is you guys' take on Poliwrath? This quote from Grim Gregg pretty much says most of what I could say on it. His was a suggestion on Poliwrath for C-Rank which I agree with, though it doesn't seem anybody really replied, so I'm taking the liberty of bringing it back up. I've used the Sub Bulk Up set, though I customized the EVs a bit to make sure I outspeed Blastoise (and Sub up on a Toxic), and honestly I can say it's been able to net some kills, sometimes even sweep, especially with good paralysis support. Poliwrath's got the niche of being one of the few Pokemon in the UU Metagame with Water Absorb who also has the movepool to abuse it (Sub, Encore, Focus Punch) against the things it switches in on. It's a nice shutdown to CroCune and it likes to take on a good few bulky waters in the tier (Choiced Azumarill, Empoleon lacking Grass Knot, Milotic, etc.) and proceed to do business as it sets up. Only thing is, even though it can setup on Bulky Waters, it still takes a lot of power before it can start getting kills on them, and Slowbro just laughs at Poliwrath's efforts. Not only that but just as with other waters in the tier, it attracts Raikou, Roserade, Shaymin, and Zapdos very easily, so it usually has trouble finding a spot as a water-type on most teams, especially if it's partnered with other Waters who compound the team's weaknesses. Its speed is also a bit of a letdown, and the only things it can really affordably set up on are bulky Pokemon/walls who it threatens, otherwise it's going to be taking a nice hit or being deadweight. As I said, I did use this Poliwrath with a bit of paralysis support, so the speed issue was mitigated, but I honestly think it's solid C-Rank material.