Poliwhirl is the 4-Star Pokemon GO Raid boss on the July 2023 Poliwag Community Day, and beating it could be a challenge.

Like all Community Day Raid bosses, you will need at least three players to win this Raid comfortably. However, you cannot use Remote Raid Passes to enter the battle.

Additionally, every Pokemon trainer battling Poliwhirl should use strong Grass or Electric-type Pokemon to counter it!

What Type is Poliwhirl?

Poliwhirl is a pure Water-type Pokemon, meaning it has four resistances and two weaknesses to consider when battling it.

Poliwhirl Pokemon GO Background

Poliwhirl Weaknesses & Resistances


Electric and Grass-type attacks deal 160% damage to Poliwhirl. Therefore, you’ll want to use Pokemon of these two types when battling in Raids against it.

Meanwhile, Poliwhirl’s resistances to Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water mean that attacks of those types deal just 63% damage to it.

Poliwhirl Pokemon GO Pokedex

Best Pokemon to Counter Poliwhirl in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Poliwhirl in Raids are strong Grass or Electric-types such as Kartana, Xurkitree, Thundurus, and Zekrom.

If you want to boost the attack of your Grass or Electric-types for this Raid, you can use a Mega Pokemon of the same type, like Mega Sceptile, Mega Manectric, or Mega Venusaur.

These are the top 10 Pokemon to use against Poliwhirl and their strongest attacks:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega SceptileMega Sceptile Pokemon GOBullet SeedFrenzy Plant
Mega ManectricMega Manectric Pokemon GOThunder FangWild Charge
Mega VenusaurPokemon GO Mega VenusaurVine WhipFrenzy Plant
KartanaKartana Pokemon GORazor LeafLeaf Blade
XurkitreeXurkitree Pokemon GOSparkDischarge
Therian Forme ThundurusPokemon GO Therian Forme ThundurusVolt SwitchThunderbolt
ZekromPokemon GO ZekromCharge BeamFusion Bolt
ZarudeZarude Pokemon GOVine WhipFrenzy Plant
RaikouPokemon GO RaikouThunder ShockWild Charge
ElectivireElectivire Pokemon GOThunder ShockWild Charge

Pokemon GO Poliwhirl Raid Date & Time

Poliwhirl will be in Tier 4 Raids from 5 PM to 10 PM local time on July 30, 2023. This is part of the Poliwag Community Day event.

Following Poliwag Community Day, Poliwhirl will likely not return as a Tier 4 boss. However, you can often battle its evolution, Poliwrath, in Tier 3 Raids.

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