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Poliwag #021: Poliwag
Pokémon
#023: Poliwrath Poliwrath
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Poliwhirl
Tadpole Pokémon
#022
Poliwhirl.png
Type
Water
Unknown
Unknown
Abilities
Water Absorb or Damp
Hidden Ability
Swift Swim
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Breeding
Egg group
Water 1
Hatch time
5355 steps*
Height
1.0 m 3'03"
m
m
m
Weight
20.0 kg 44.1 lbs
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Base experience yield
131
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Bipedal
Footprint
F022.png
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
Cry


Poliwhirl Water-type Pokémon .

It evolves from Poliwag starting at level 25. It evolves into Poliwrath when exposed to a Water Stone  or Politoed when traded holding a King's Rock.

Pokédex entry

Pokédex entry
Its body surface is always wet and slick with an oily fluid. Because of this greasy covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.

Biology

Physiology

(From Bulbapedia) Poliwhirl is a blue, bipedal Pokémon with a spherical body. It has bulbous eyes that protrude from the top of its head. A black and white swirl covers its belly, which are actually its organs showing through its thin skin. It appears to have white gloves on its hands and rounded, digit-less feet. While Poliwhirl is capable of moving on land, it prefers to stay in freshwater ponds and lakes. When out of water, it sweats to keep its skin moist. It is always covered in an oily fluid that allows it to slip away from enemies. All of its skin feels this way except where its swirl is, which is very smooth. The swirl on its belly undulates slowly, and staring at it induces drowsiness.

Game locations

Availability
None evolve Poliwag
Common
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: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 385   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
1 Bubble Water Special 40 100% 30
1 Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
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
27 Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
32 Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
37 Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
43 Wake-Up Slap Fighting Physical 70 100% 10
48 Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
53 Mud Bomb Ground Special 65 85% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Poliwhirl obtained at level 1
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwhirl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwhirl

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
TMFighting.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TMGround.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
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
TMGround.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TMNormal.png Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TMNormal.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TMDark.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000Varies 100}}100% 10
TMFighting.png Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 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 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TMIce.png Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TMFighting.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
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
TMFighting.png Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
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 Strength Normal Physical 08080 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 Poliwhirl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwhirl

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 Poliwhirl
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwhirl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwhirl

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 022.png 022b.png
Front shiny Back shiny
GenderM.png 022s.png 022sb.png

Trivia

Design origin

(From Bulbapedia) Poliwhirl is based on a glass frog. The spiral pattern on its belly is supposed to represent how the organs of these frogs and other tadpoles can sometimes be seen through their transparent skin. Its evolution is based on a tadpole's metamorphosis.

Name origin

(From Bulbapedia) Poliwhirl may be a combination of polliwog and whirl (referring to the spiral on its stomach).

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