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Poliwag

Class: Common
Type:
Water
Catch Rate: 255
Level Gain Rate: Medium Slow
Base Reward EXP: 77
Reward EV Point: Speed: 1
Poliwag in game: 5,160 Who?
AVG Level: 20
Gender Ratios:
50% Male
50% Female
Pokemon Id: 60

Base Stats

HP: 40
Attack: 50
Defense: 40
SpAttack: 40
SpDefense: 40
Speed: 90
Total: 300
Default Ability 1: Water Shield
Default Ability 2: Speed Novice
Default Ability 3: Natural Heal
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: Nintendo

Poliwag's elemental sensitivity to the enemy attacks:

: 100% : 100% : 100% : 200% : 100% : 50% : 100% : 100% : 200%
: 100% : 50% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 100% : 50% : 50%

Poliwag's Transformation Line

#60 Poliwag
Water (Type 1)
Level 38
#61 Poliwhirl
Water (Type 1)
Level 51
Use item Magic Gem
#62 Poliwrath
Water (Type 1) Fighting (Type 2)
Level 61
Use item Mega Gem
If Pokemon current id is 62
#8062 Mega Poliwrath
Water (Type 1) Fighting (Type 2)
#60 Poliwag
Water (Type 1)
Level 38
#61 Poliwhirl
Water (Type 1)
Level 50
Use item Luna Gem
#186 Politoed
Water (Type 1)
Level 60
Use item Mega Gem
If Pokemon current id is 186
#8186 Mega Politoed
Water (Type 1)

Poliwag's Other Forms

#2060 Shiny-Poliwag
Water (Type 1)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Poliwag Can Learn

ID: 294 Hyper Surf HM03 Category: Special Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 689 Whirlpool HM05 Category: Special Base Power: 35 PP: 15 Accuracy: 85
ID: 687 Waterfall HM07 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 133 Dive HM08 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100

Poliwag's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 685 Water Sport Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 681 Water Gun Level: 5 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 298 Hypnosis Level: 8 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 60
ID: 68 Bubble Level: 11 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 138 Double Slap Level: 15 Category: Physical Base Power: 15 PP: 10 Accuracy: 85
ID: 471 Rain Dance Level: 18 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 56 Body Slam Level: 21 Category: Physical Base Power: 85 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 69 Bubble Beam Level: 25 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 389 Mud Shot Level: 28 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 44 Belly Drum Level: 31 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 680 Wake-Up Slap Level: 35 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 290 Hydro Pump Level: 38 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80
ID: 388 Mud Bomb Level: 41 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 10 Accuracy: 85

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Poliwag Can Learn

ID: 653 Toxic TM006 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 258 Hail TM007 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 278 Hidden Power TM010 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 300 Ice Beam TM013 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 52 Blizzard TM014 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 70
ID: 449 Protect TM017 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 471 Rain Dance TM018 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 226 Frustration TM021 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 485 Return TM027 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 452 Psychic TM029 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 139 Double Team TM032 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 179 Facade TM042 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 482 Rest TM044 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 30 Attract TM045 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 639 Thief TM046 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 504 Round TM048 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 512 Scald TM055 Category: Special Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 617 Swagger TM087 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 90
ID: 556 Sleep Talk TM088 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 608 Substitute TM090 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 94 Confide TM100 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 140 Double-Edge TM103 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 381 Mist TM107 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 396 Natural Gift TM108 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 308 Icy Wind TM116 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 567 Snore TM120 Category: Special Base Power: 50 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 683 Water Pulse TM122 Category: Special Base Power: 60 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 79 Captivate TM124 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 265 Headbutt TM126 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 517 Secret Power TM129 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 169 Encore TM132 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 100
ID: 374 Mimic TM159 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 171 Endure TM182 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 375 Mind Reader TM184 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 170 Endeavor TM218 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 123 Defense Curl TM225 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 129 Dig TM228 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 480 Refresh TM244 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 276 Helping Hand TM246 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 262 Haze TM248 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 30 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 685 Water Sport TM321 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 585 Splash TM323 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 40 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 389 Mud Shot TM334 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 69 Bubble Beam TM336 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 299 Ice Ball TM461 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 90
Pokémon: Poliwag - Level Gain Rate: Medium Slow - Class: Common
This level gain rate Pokémon required total EXP amounts for each level
L 1: 0 EXP
L 2: 54 EXP
L 3: 342 EXP
L 4: 576 EXP
L 5: 810 EXP
L 6: 1,074 EXP
L 7: 1,416 EXP
L 8: 1,884 EXP
L 9: 2,514 EXP
L 10: 3,360 EXP
L 11: 4,452 EXP
L 12: 5,838 EXP
L 13: 7,566 EXP
L 14: 9,672 EXP
L 15: 12,210 EXP
L 16: 15,210 EXP
L 17: 18,720 EXP
L 18: 22,788 EXP
L 19: 27,450 EXP
L 20: 32,760 EXP
L 21: 38,748 EXP
L 22: 45,462 EXP
L 23: 52,950 EXP
L 24: 61,248 EXP
L 25: 70,410 EXP
L 26: 80,466 EXP
L 27: 91,464 EXP
L 28: 103,452 EXP
L 29: 116,466 EXP
L 30: 130,560 EXP
L 31: 145,764 EXP
L 32: 162,126 EXP
L 33: 179,694 EXP
L 34: 198,504 EXP
L 35: 218,610 EXP
L 36: 240,042 EXP
L 37: 262,848 EXP
L 38: 287,076 EXP
L 39: 312,762 EXP
L 40: 339,960 EXP
L 41: 368,700 EXP
L 42: 399,030 EXP
L 43: 430,998 EXP
L 44: 464,640 EXP
L 45: 500,010 EXP
L 46: 537,138 EXP
L 47: 576,072 EXP
L 48: 616,860 EXP
L 49: 659,538 EXP
L 50: 704,160 EXP
L 51: 750,756 EXP
L 52: 799,374 EXP
L 53: 850,062 EXP
L 54: 902,856 EXP
L 55: 957,810 EXP
L 56: 1,014,954 EXP
L 57: 1,074,336 EXP
L 58: 1,136,004 EXP
L 59: 1,199,994 EXP
L 60: 1,266,360 EXP
L 61: 1,335,132 EXP
L 62: 1,406,358 EXP
L 63: 1,480,086 EXP
L 64: 1,556,352 EXP
L 65: 1,635,210 EXP
L 66: 1,716,690 EXP
L 67: 1,800,840 EXP
L 68: 1,887,708 EXP
L 69: 1,977,330 EXP
L 70: 2,069,760 EXP
L 71: 2,165,028 EXP
L 72: 2,263,182 EXP
L 73: 2,364,270 EXP
L 74: 2,468,328 EXP
L 75: 2,575,410 EXP
L 76: 2,685,546 EXP
L 77: 2,798,784 EXP
L 78: 2,915,172 EXP
L 79: 3,034,746 EXP
L 80: 3,157,560 EXP
L 81: 3,283,644 EXP
L 82: 3,413,046 EXP
L 83: 3,545,814 EXP
L 84: 3,681,984 EXP
L 85: 3,821,610 EXP
L 86: 3,964,722 EXP
L 87: 4,111,368 EXP
L 88: 4,261,596 EXP
L 89: 4,415,442 EXP
L 90: 4,572,960 EXP
L 91: 4,734,180 EXP
L 92: 4,899,150 EXP
L 93: 5,067,918 EXP
L 94: 5,240,520 EXP
L 95: 5,417,010 EXP
L 96: 5,597,418 EXP
L 97: 5,781,792 EXP
L 98: 5,970,180 EXP
L 99: 6,162,618 EXP
L 100: 6,359,160 EXP
L 101: 6,677,000 EXP
L 102: 7,010,000 EXP
L 103: 7,360,000 EXP
L 104: 7,728,000 EXP
L 105: 8,114,000 EXP
L 106: 8,519,000 EXP
L 107: 8,944,000 EXP
L 108: 9,391,000 EXP
L 109: 9,860,000 EXP
L 110: 10,353,000 EXP
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Poliwag
Tadpole Pokémon
ニョロモ
Nyoromo
#060
Poliwag
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water
Abilities
Water Absorb or Damp Swift Swim
Hidden Ability
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Weight
27.3 lbs. 12.4 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#060
Kanto
#072
Johto
Mountain
#033
Kalos
#149
Alola
Browser
R-052
Fiore
Base experience yield
77
Gen. I-IV
60
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Body style
Body07.png
Footprint
F060.png
Pokédex color
 Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Poliwag (Japaneseニョロモ Nyoromo) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

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

Biology

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 lakesIn the anime, Poliwag feeds on salveyo weed, which can only be found on clear lake bottoms.

In the anime

In the main series

 
Poliwag in the anime

Major appearances

Misty's Poliwag

Misty had a Poliwag that eventually evolved into a Poliwhirl and then a Politoed.

Other

One of the Pokémon used at the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School was a Poliwag. Max used it in a battle. It helped defeat Team Rocket later on.

A Poliwag also made an appearance in Like It Or Lup It!.

Minor appearances

Poliwag first appeared in Primeape Goes Bananas.

Poliwag also appeared in the banned episode EP035.

A Poliwag appeared in A Chansey Operation and The Breeding Center Secret.

Multiple Poliwag were among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

Poliwag also appeared in Pallet Party Panic, at a party among other Pokémon.

A Poliwag was among the Pokémon controlled by Cassidy and Butch in Pikachu Re-Volts.

A Poliwag appeared in Marina's fantasy in Bye Bye Psyduck.

A Poliwag under the ownership of an unnamed Trainer was treated by Nurse Joy in The Joy of Pokémon.

Multiple Poliwag also appeared in The Power of One and Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

Four Poliwag were among the Pokémon competing in the Fire and Rescue Grand Prix in The Fire-ing Squad!.

A Poliwag was one of the inhabitants of an oasis just for Pokémon in Got Miltank?.

A Poliwag was seen in Octillery The Outcast, under the ownership of an unknown Trainer.

A Poliwag made a brief appearance in Dueling Heroes.

A Poliwag was seen at a Pokémon Center in The Legend of Thunder!.

Lola has a Poliwag as seen in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!. In that episode, Flint revealed that the reason he had fallen in love with Lola was the precision of her Poliwag's Hydro Pump against his Graveler, now a Golem.

A Poliwag appeared in The Saffron Con as a Pokémon owned by a Coordinator.

A Poliwag appeared in Curbing the Crimson Tide!, and another in Up Close and Personable!.

Multiple Poliwag were owned by a family of traveling circus performers in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

A Poliwag also appeared in One Big Happiny Family! in Jessie's fantasy.

A Poliwag appeared in The Scheme TeamBagged Then Tagged!, and The Dream Continues!.

Multiple Poliwag made a brief appearance in Coming Full-Festival Circle!.

A Poliwag made a very brief appearance in League Unleashed!.

A Poliwag appeared in a flashback in Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!.

Trainer's Poliwag appeared in Adventures in Running Errands!.

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in A League of His Own!.

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in Rocking Kalos Defenses!.

Two Poliwag appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer and the other being wild.

A Poliwag appeared in The Guardian's Challenge!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP110 Poliwag Ash's Pokédex Poliwag, the Tadpole Pokémon. It has no arms, but its tail makes it a strong swimmer.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
 
Poliwag in Pokémon Origins

In Pokémon Origins

Two Poliwag appeared in File 3: Giovanni

In the manga

 
Poliwag in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Poli
Main article: Polibo

Poliwag makes a cameo in Bulbasaur, Come Home! as one of the Pokémon that escapes from Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Danger: High Voltorb, a flashback shows Red's Poliwhirl, Poli, as a Poliwag. It has since evolved into Poliwrath.

Gold has a Poliwag in Murkrow Row, one of the many Pokémon raised in the house he lived in. It was lost when Team Rocket stole Gold's backpack and its Poké Ball was lost when fell into the water. Gold eventually retrieved Poliwag at the Famous Fishing Zone from a wild Granbull that was stealing to draw attention so that it could get its jaw healed. It evolved into Poliwhirl in Ampharos Amore and then evolved straight into Politoed utilizing a trade with its held King's Rock.

In Volume 8 the previous illustrator Mato, had used Polibo with a King's Rock as a self-portrait.

A Poliwag appeared in Slugging It Out With Slugma where it is seen as one of the Pokémon at Earl's Pokémon Academy in Violet City .

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Shu has a Poliwag in the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Misty's Poliwag

Misty is shown with a Poliwag in Clefairy Tale. It later evolved into a Poliwhirl.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Ruby has a Poliwag at his house as seen in Something Happened!! Let's Go After Pikachu!!.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

A Poliwag is one of Totodile's friends.

In the TCG

Main article: Poliwag (TCG)

In the TFG

One Poliwag figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: A Poliwag appears on the Blue Table, and earns the player points when it is hit.

Pokédex entries

Generation I  
Red Its newly grown legs prevent it from running. It appears to prefer swimming than trying to stand.
Blue
Yellow The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
Stadium The spiral on its belly is its internal organs seen through its thin skin. It is better at swimming than walking.
Generation II  
Gold Because it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
Silver The direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
Crystal The swirl on its belly is its insides showing through the skin. It looks clearer after it eats.
Stadium 2 Because it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
Generation III  
Ruby Poliwag has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the Pokémon's spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
Sapphire
Emerald 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.
FireRed Its slick black skin is thin and damp. A part of its internal organs can be seen through the skin as a spiral pattern.
LeafGreen Its newly grown legs prevent it from walking well. It appears to prefer swimming over walking.
Generation IV  
Diamond Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Because it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
SoulSilver The direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
Generation V  
Black Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
White
Black 2 Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
White 2
Generation VI  
X Its slick black skin is thin and damp. A part of its internal organs can be seen through the skin as a spiral pattern.
Y The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
Omega Ruby Poliwag has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the Pokémon's spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII  
Sun The swirl on its belly is its internal organs showing through. If the swirl is tinged white, that means it's affected by some disease.
Moon It's still not very good at walking. Its Trainers should train this Pokémon to walk every day.

 

Game locations

Generation I  
Red Blue
Pallet TownViridian CityCerulean CityCerulean GymCerulean CaveVermilion CityVermilion HarborCeladon CityFuchsia CitySafari ZoneSeafoam IslandsCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau, and Routes 4*61011121314*1718192021222324, and 25 (Good Rod)
Pallet TownViridian City, and Route 22 (Super Rod)
Blue (Japan)
Pallet TownViridian CityCerulean CityCerulean GymCerulean CaveVermilion CityVermilion HarborCeladon CityFuchsia CitySafari ZoneSeafoam IslandsCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau, and Routes 4*61011121314*1718192021222324, and 25 (Good Rod)
Pallet TownViridian City, and Route 22 with (Super Rod)
Trade for Rattata on Route 5
Yellow
Pallet TownViridian CityCerulean CityCerulean GymCerulean CaveVermilion CityVermilion HarborCeladon CityFuchsia CitySafari ZoneSeafoam IslandsCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau, and Routes 4*61011121314*1718192021222324, and 25 (Good Rod)
Viridian City and Routes 22 and 23 (Super Rod)
Generation II  
Gold Silver
Routes 22283031 and 44Violet CityEcruteak CityViridian CityMt. Silver* (surfing and fishing)
Routes 63543Ruins of AlphIlex ForestBlackthorn City (fishing)
Crystal
Routes 22283031 and 44 Violet CityEcruteak CityViridian CityMt. Silver* (surfing and fishing)
Routes 63543Ruins of AlphIlex ForestBlackthorn City (fishing)
Routes 22303144 (tall grassNight)
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Fuchsia CityBerry Forest and Safari Zone (Good Rod)
Routes 6222325Four IslandViridian CityCape BrinkCerulean CaveIcefall Cave and Ruin Valley (Good/Super Rod)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Route 225 (Good Rod)
Routes 227 and 228 (surfing)
Platinum
Routes 227 and 228 (surfing)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 2228303144Violet CityEcruteak CityViridian CityMt. Silver* (fishing and surfing)
Routes 63543Ruins of AlphIlex ForestBlackthorn City (fishing)
Cliff Edge Gate (Good/Super Rod)
Cerulean Cave (Old/Good Rod)
Safari Zone (fishing or surfing)
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
Beautiful Beach and Blue Lake
Generation V  
Black White
Route 6Wellspring CaveChallenger's CaveVictory RoadGiant Chasm (Super Rod)
Black 2 White 2
Routes 6192023Floccesy RanchRelic PassageLostlorn ForestGiant ChasmVictory RoadClay TunnelWellspring Cave (Super Rod)
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI  
X Y
Routes 14151619Route 21Laverre CityFrost CavernCouriway TownPokémon VillageVictory Road (Old Rod)
Pokémon Village (Horde Encounter)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Brooklet HillMalie Garden

 

In side games

Generation I  
Snap
River
Pinball
Pallet TownViridian City
Generation II  
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III  
Channel
Secret Cove
Trozei!
Phobos Submarine, Endless Level 22, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Silent Chasm (5F-9F), Northwind Field (1F-4F), Waterfall Pond (1F-5F)
Ranger
Krokka Tunnel
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Waterfall Cave (B1-B8), Serenity River (B1-B7)
MD Sky
Waterfall Cave (B1-B8), Serenity River (B1-B7)
Rumble
Bright Beach (Normal Mode C)
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Lake: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Let's Sing a Song
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Sa
Shuffle
Blau Salon: Stage 425
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Purifying Pond (All Areas)Plasma Tundra: Misty Moor (All Areas)

 

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Growth Poliwag English United States 5 June 8 to 21, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Lovely Kiss Poliwag English United States 5 February 7 to 13, 2003
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Sweet Kiss Poliwag English United States 5 February 7 to 13, 2003
FRLG Egg Pokémon Present Poliwag Japanese Japan 5 March 21 to April 4, 2004

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

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 EVsIVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 40.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
1/2
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
2/4 ★★☆☆
Total
11/18 ★★

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Water Sport Water Status —% 15
5 Water Gun Water Special 40 100% 25
8 Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
11 Bubble Water Special 40 100% 30
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
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110 70% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 90 100% 15
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM98 Waterfall Water Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status —% 20
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedHorseaSeadra
KingdraMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctillery
MantineLotadLombreSurskitCorphishCrawdaunt
PiplupPrinplupEmpoleonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoad
DucklettSwannaClauncherClawitzerPopplioBrionne
PrimarinaDewpiderAraquanid
Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
SeelDewgongSphealSealeoWalreinPopplio
BrionnePrimarina
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
MudkipMarshtompSwampert Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
KabutoKabutopsCorsolaStunfisk Endure Normal Status —% 10
WooperQuagsireSurskitGreninja Haze Ice Status —% 30
SphealSealeoWalrein Ice Ball Ice Physical 30 90% 20
Poliwrath Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadWingullPelipper
SurskitPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon
Mist Ice Status —% 30
PoliwagPoliwhirlOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutops
WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertTympolePalpitoad
SeismitoadStunfisk
Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
CorsolaMilotic Refresh Normal Status —% 20
FeebasClauncherClawitzer Splash Normal Status —% 40
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraidMantineWingull
PelipperMiloticHuntailGorebyssShellosGastrodon
DucklettSwannaAlomomolaFroakieFrogadierGreninja
SkrelpDragalgeClauncherClawitzer
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckPoliwagPoliwhirlSeelMarill
AzumarillLombrePelipperSurskitMasquerainMilotic
GorebyssPiplupPrinplupBuizelFloatzelDucklett
SwannaAlomomolaClauncherClawitzerDewpiderPyukumuku
Water Sport Water Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Poliwag in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Poliwag in that game.
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Poliwag can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Poliwag cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Rollout Poliwag (Neo Discovery 62)
Poliwag (Expedition 125)
Tackle Poliwag (Legends Awakened 114)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin060.png Pinani060.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani060.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP060.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.1%
Friend AreaTadpole Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP It's easier for me in the water!
26%-50% HP I only have half my HP left...
1%-25% HP No more, please... I'm nearly fainting... Help...
Level up Yippee! I leveled up! I'm so happy!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP060.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: Soak fm.png
(Soak ×1)
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 20 Max. exp.: 30
Browser entry
If Poliwag spots a Ranger, it becomes startled and dives underwater.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT060.png

 
 
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 70 Raise Max Level.png 0

#591
Shuffle060.png

Cheer
Increases the chance that the next match's skill is triggered.

 

Pokémon GO
GO060.png Base Stamina: 80 Base Attack: 101 Base Defense: 82
Egg Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 25
Fast Attacks: BubbleMud Shot
Special Attacks: Bubble BeamMud BombBody Slam

Evolution

Poliwag
Unevolved
Poliwag
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 25


Poliwhirl
First evolution
Poliwhirl
 Water 
Water Stone
Water Stone


Poliwrath
Second evolution
Poliwrath
 Water  Fighting 
King's Rock
Trade
holding King's Rock


Politoed
Second evolution
Politoed
 Water 

 

Sprites

Generation I  
Red Blue   Yellow   Red Green
Spr 1b 060.png Spr b g1 060.png   Spr 1y 060.png Spr b g1 060.png   Spr 1g 060.png Spr b g1 060.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 060.png Spr b 2g 060.png   Spr 2s 060.png Spr b 2g 060.png   Spr 2c 060.png Spr b 2c 060.png
Spr 2g 060 s.png Spr b 2g 060 s.png   Spr 2s 060 s.png Spr b 2g 060 s.png   Spr 2c 060 s.png Spr b 2g 060 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 060.png Spr b 3r 060.png   Spr 3e 060.png Spr b 3r 060.png   Spr 3f 060.png Spr b 3f 060.png
Spr 3r 060 s.png Spr b 3r 060 s.png   Spr 3e 060 s.png Spr b 3r 060 s.png   Spr 3f 060 s.png Spr b 3f 060 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 060.png Spr b 4d 060.png   Spr 4d 060.png Spr b 4d 060.png   Spr 4h 060.png Spr b 4d 060.png
Spr 4d 060 s.png Spr b 4d 060 s.png   Spr 4d 060 s.png Spr b 4d 060 s.png   Spr 4h 060 s.png Spr b 4d 060 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 060.png Spr b 5b 060.png   Spr 5b 060.png Spr b 5b 060.png
Spr 5b 060 s.png Spr b 5b 060 s.png   Spr 5b 060 s.png Spr b 5b 060 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 060.png Spr b 6x 060.png   Spr 6x 060.png Spr b 6x 060.png
Spr 6x 060 s.png Spr b 6x 060 s.png   Spr 6x 060 s.png Spr b 6x 060 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
060MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Poliwag images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Poliwag is the favorite Pokémon of Satoshi Tajiri.
  • In its FireRed Pokédex entry, it is stated Poliwag has black skin. The Ruby and Sapphire Pokédex entry for Poliwhirl states that Poliwhirl's skin is covered in oily fluid—if the same applies to Poliwag, it might be a case similar to the common bilberry: the berry itself is black but covered in a wax-like coating that makes it look blue.
  • In The Official Pokémon Handbook, published by Scholastic, the back cover says "Did you know that the swirls on Poliwhirl's stomach changes direction when it evolves into Poliwag?" However, Poliwhirl evolves from, not into, Poliwag.
  • Generation V changed Poliwag's base Experience yield from 77 to 60, making it the only Pokémon whose base Experience yield is the same as its National Dex number.
  • Poliwag shares its species name with PoliwhirlPoliwrath, and Tympole. They are all known as the Tadpole Pokémon.
  • Prior to Generation VI, Poliwag and Ditto had the same cry.
  • prototype design of Poliwag was shown on Game Freak's official Japanese website.

Origin

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.[1]

Name origin

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."

Nyoromo may be a combination of ニョロニョロ nyoronyoro (the sound of slithering) and 子供 kodomo (child).

In other languages

 

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ニョロモ Nyoromo From ニョロニョロ nyoronyoro and 子供 kodomo
France Flag.png French Ptitard From petit and têtard
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poliwag Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Quapsel From Kaulquappe
Italy Flag.png Italian Poliwag Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 발챙이 Balchengi From 발 bal and 올챙이 olchaeng'i
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 蚊香蝌蚪 Mānhēungfōdáu From 蚊香 and 蝌蚪
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 蚊香蝌蚪 Wénxiāngkēdǒu From 蚊香 and 蝌蚪
 
 


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