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Pokémon
#022: Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
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Poliwag
Tadpole Pokémon
#021
Poliwag.png
Type
Water
Unknown
Unknown
Abilities
Water Absorb or Damp
Hidden Ability
Swift Swim
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg group
Water 1
Hatch time
5355 steps
Height
0.6 m 2'00"
m
m
m
Weight
12.4 kg 27.3 lbs
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Base experience yield
77
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Head and legs
Footprint
F021.png
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
Cry


Poliwag Water-type Pokémon .

It evolves into Poliwhirl starting at level 25 which evolves into Poliwrath when exposed to a Water Stone or into Politoed through unknown method possibly requiring King's Rock.

Pokédex entry

Pokédex entry
It is possible to see this Pokémon's spiral innards right through its thin skin. However, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.

Biology

Physiology

(From Bulbapedia) Poliwag resembles a blue, spherical tadpole. It has large eyes and pink lips. There is a black and white swirl on its abdomen, which are actually its internal organs showing through its semitransparent skin. The swirl looks clearer after it eats, and the skin is very elastic so that it will not break if the Pokémon is bitten. The direction of the belly spiral differs by area, with the equator being thought to have an effect on this. It has newly developed legs that are poor at walking, and no arms. Its long, mostly transparent tail makes it a powerful swimmer. Because of its ineptitude on land, Poliwag is more likely to be found swimming in small freshwater ponds and lakes. In the anime, Poliwag feeds on salveyo weed, which can only be found on clear lake bottoms.

Game locations

Availability
None This Pokémon cannot be obtained.
Common Route 2(day)
Uncommon
Fossil
Rare
One

Held items

Held item(s)
None This Pokémon cannot be found holding an item.
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Always

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 300   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions, this Pokémon is:
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Doubly resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Damaged normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Doubly weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Moves

By leveling up

By leveling up
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
1 Water Sport Water Status —% 15
5 Bubble Water Special 40 100% 30
8 Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
11 Water Gun Water Special 40 100% 25
15 Double Slap Normal Physical 15 85% 10
18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
21 Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
25 Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
28 Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
31 Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
35 Wake-Up Slap Fighting Physical 70 100% 10
38 Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
41 Mud Bomb Ground Special 65 85% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Poliwag obtained at level 1
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwag
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwag

By TM/HM

By TM/HM
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TMNormal.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TMIce.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TMNormal.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMGround.png Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TMWater.png Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TMNormal.png Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TMNormal.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMIce.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TMNormal.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMIce.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMIce.png Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TMNormal.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMPsychic.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TMWater.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TMPsychic.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TMWater.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png Secret Power Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMNormal.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMNormal.png Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TMWater.png TM94 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TMNormal.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
TMDark.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TMPoison.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TMWater.png Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TMWater.png Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwag
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwag

By breeding

By breeding
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Poliwag
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwag
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwag

Evolution

Poliwag.png
Unevolved
Poliwag
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 25
Poliwhirl.png
First evolution
Poliwhirl
 Water 
Water Stone
Water Stone
Poliwrath.png
Second evolution
Poliwrath
 Water  Fighting 

King's Rock
Unknown method
Politoed.png
Second evolution
Politoed
 Water 


Sprites

Front Back
GenderM.png 021.png 021b.png
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM.png 021s.png 021sb.png

Trivia

Design origin

(From Bulbapedia) Poliwag is based on a tadpole. The spiral pattern on its belly is supposed to represent how the intestines of tadpoles are sometimes seen through their transparent skin.

Name origin

(From Bulbapedia) Poliwag is a corruption of polliwog (outdated term for tadpole). Wag may refer to its long tail, although it is worth noting that polliwog literally means "head-wiggle."

Seaking #020: Seaking
Pokémon
#022: Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
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