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Poliwhirl

Class: Uncommon
Type:
Water
Catch Rate: 120
Level Gain Rate: Medium Slow
Base Reward EXP: 262
Reward EV Point: Speed: 2
Poliwhirl in game: 1,348 Who?
AVG Level: 59
Gender Ratios:
50% Male
50% Female
Pokemon Id: 61

Base Stats

HP: 65
Attack: 65
Defense: 65
SpAttack: 50
SpDefense: 50
Speed: 90
Total: 385
Default Ability 1: Water Shield
Default Ability 2: Speed Expert
Default Ability 3: Regenerator
Concept Artist: Nintendo
Artwork Artist: Nintendo

Poliwhirl'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%

Poliwhirl'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)

Poliwhirl's Other Forms

#2061 Shiny-Poliwhirl
Water (Type 1)

HM (Hidden Machine) Moves Poliwhirl Can Learn

ID: 294 Hyper Surf HM03 Category: Special Base Power: 100 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 601 Strength HM04 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 689 Whirlpool HM05 Category: Special Base Power: 35 PP: 15 Accuracy: 85
ID: 495 Rock Smash HM06 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
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

Poliwhirl's Level-Up Attacks

ID: 298 Hypnosis Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 60
ID: 681 Water Gun Level: 1 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 685 Water Sport Level: 1 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
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: 27 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 389 Mud Shot Level: 32 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 44 Belly Drum Level: 37 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 680 Wake-Up Slap Level: 43 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 290 Hydro Pump Level: 48 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80
ID: 388 Mud Bomb Level: 53 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 10 Accuracy: 85

TM (Technical Machine) Moves Poliwhirl 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: 159 Earthquake TM026 Category: Physical Base Power: 100 PP: 10 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: 65 Brick Break TM031 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 PP: 15 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: 209 Fling TM056 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 73 Bulldoze TM078 Category: Physical Base Power: 60 PP: 20 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: 216 Focus Punch TM113 Category: Physical Base Power: 150 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 304 Ice Punch TM115 Category: Physical Base Power: 75 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: 392 Mud-Slap TM127 Category: Special Base Power: 20 PP: 10 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: 107 Counter TM154 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 364 Mega Kick TM156 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 5 Accuracy: 75
ID: 365 Mega Punch TM157 Category: Physical Base Power: 80 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 372 Metronome TM158 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 374 Mimic TM159 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 521 Seismic Toss TM160 Category: Physical Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
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: 445 Power-Up Punch TM229 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 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: Poliwhirl - Level Gain Rate: Medium Slow - Class: Uncommon
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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Poliwhirl
Tadpole Pokémon
ニョロゾ
Nyorozo
#061
Poliwhirl
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water
Abilities
Water Absorb or Damp Swift Swim
Hidden Ability
Gender ratio
 
 
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Weight
44.1 lbs. 20.0 kg
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#061
Kanto
#073
Johto
Mountain
#034
Kalos
#150
Alola
Browser
R-053
Fiore
Base experience yield
131
Gen. I-IV
135
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
F061.png
Pokédex color
 Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Poliwhirl (Japaneseニョロゾ Nyorozo) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

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.

Biology

 
Part of its internal anatomy, as seen in its conceptual art

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. 

In the anime

Major appearances

 
Poliwhirl in the anime

Misty's Poliwhirl

Misty had a Poliwhirl in The Totodile Duel that she caught as a Poliwag; it eventually evolved into a Politoed.

Other

Several Poliwhirl were among the Water-type Pokémon feuding with the Grass types in Bulbasaur...the Ambassador.

In Tie One On!Vincent used a Poliwhirl in his battle with Macy.

Minor appearances

Poliwhirl first appeared in Primeape Goes Bananas.

A Poliwhirl appeared in The Battling Eevee Brothers, where it evolved into a Poliwrath.

A Poliwhirl appeared in A Chansey Operation.

A Poliwhirl was seen in a Pokémon Lab in Riddle Me This.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

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

A Poliwhirl under the ownership of an unknown Trainer, appeared in Friends to the End, during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo League.

Poliwhirl appeared in Poké Ball Peril.

pink Poliwhirl appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy in In the Pink.

Multiple Poliwhirl also appeared in The Power of One.

Two Poliwhirl were part of an exhibition in Flower Power.

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

A Poliwhirl appeared in Beauty and the Breeder where it participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

A Poliwhirl made a brief appearance in Pokémon Double Trouble and Dueling Heroes.

A Poliwhirl was among the Pokémon stolen from the Pokémon Center of Blue Point Isle in Around the Whirlpool.

A Poliwhirl was under the ownership of a Trainer who was waiting in line to register for the Whirl Cup in Octillery The Outcast.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy in Nice Pryce Baby.

A Poliwhirl was one of the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Journey to the Starting Line!.

A Poliwhirl was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

A Poliwhirl was owned by a family of traveling circus performers in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

Another Poliwhirl appeared in A Faux Oak Finish!.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Poliwhirl appeared in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!.

Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in a fantasy in Battling Into the Hall of Fame!.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in SM013, where it participated in the Pancake Race.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP151 Poliwhirl Ash's Pokédex Poliwhirl, the Tadpole Pokémon. Its highly developed muscles allow Poliwhirl to move efficiently on land, plus it is even more agile in water.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

 
Poliwhirl in Pokémon Adventures

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Misty's Politoed

Misty's Poliwhirl makes a cameo in To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That is the Question!. Misty wishes she could evolve her Poliwhirl into a Poliwrath, however, she is unable to, because evolutionary stones are too expensive.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Poli
Main article: Polibo

Poli was Red's first Pokémon. It debuted in the first round of the Red, Green & Blue chapterA Glimpse of the Glow as Poliwhirl, however was captured before the start of the chapter as a Poliwag. It gained more importance in Lt. Surge's story arc, in fact it evolved in Buzz Off, Electabuzz! while saving Red from drowning in the sea due to the specks of Water Stone present in the water.

Another Poliwhirl appeared in Red's explanation of Pokémon to the children of Pallet Town in A Glimps of the Glow.

Another Poliwhirl appeared as a silhouette when Green explains about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

Gold's Poliwag, Polibo, evolved into Poliwhirl in Ampharos Amore when Gold and Silver were trapped inside the Tin Tower. With Silver's knowledge of Pokémon trading, Gold temporarily traded Poliwhirl to Silver via their Pokédexes, prompting Poliwhirl to evolve into Politoed when the effects of its King's Rock activated from the trade, triggering the evolution.

Another Poliwhirl appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Skirting Around Surskit I as a rental Pokémon that Guile Hideout stole.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Poliwhirl is seen with Green during the baseball match that took place in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!.

A Poliwhirl is seen with Green during the curry cooking competition that went on in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious?.

Lt. Surge also owns a Poliwhirl.

Giovanni's first Poliwhirl appeared in The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park! where it evolved into a Poliwrath in order to get rid of RedRed's Clefairy and Pikachu when they went to the Amusement Park that he built. Giovanni has another Poliwhirl that appeared in Get The Last Badge!! where it was used in the Gym battle against Red.

In the TCG

Main article: Poliwhirl (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Poliwhirl only appears as a random trophy.

Trophy information

Poliwhirl is a Tadpole Pokémon able to live on either land or in the water. When on dry land, it's constantly sweating to keep its skin nice and slimy. When in danger, it spins the whirlpool marking on its stomach to put enemies into a deep sleep, then it runs away. It evolves into either Poliwrath or Politoed.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I  
Red Capable of living in or out of water. When out of water, it sweats to keep its body slimy.
Blue
Yellow Under attack, it uses its belly spiral to put the foe to sleep. It then makes its escape.
Stadium Capable of living on land, but prefers to stay in water. If it is out of water, it sweats to keep its skin moist.
Generation II  
Gold The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
Silver The skin on most of its body is moist. However, the skin on its belly spiral feels smooth.
Crystal Though it is skilled at walking, it prefers to live underwater where there is less danger.
Stadium 2 The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
Generation III  
Ruby The surface of Poliwhirl's body 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.
Sapphire
Emerald 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.
FireRed Its two legs are well developed. Even though it can live on the ground, it prefers living in water.
LeafGreen It can live in or out of water. When out of water, it constantly sweats to keep its body slimy.
Generation IV  
Diamond The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
SoulSilver The skin on most of its body is moist. However, the skin on its belly spiral feels smooth.
Generation V  
Black The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
White
Black 2 The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
White 2
Generation VI  
X It can live in or out of water. When out of water, it constantly sweats to keep its body slimy.
Y Its two legs are well developed. Even though it can live on the ground, it prefers living in water.
Omega Ruby The surface of Poliwhirl's body 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII  
Sun Although it can live on land, it prefers to stay in the water, where it has fewer natural enemies.
Moon It marches over the land in search of bug Pokémon to eat. Then it takes them underwater so it can dine on them where it's safe.

 

Game locations

Generation I  
Red Blue
Route 10 and Celadon City (Super Rod)
Blue (Japan)
Route 10 and Celadon City (Super Rod)
Yellow
Routes 22 and 23 (Super Rod)
Generation II  
Gold Silver
Routes 22283031, and 44Violet CityEcruteak CityViridian CityMt. Silver* (Surfing)
Crystal
Routes 22283031, and 44Violet CityEcruteak CityViridian CityMt. Silver* (Surfing)
Routes 28 and 44Mt. Silver* (tall grass)Night
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Routes 62223, and 25Four IslandViridian CityCape BrinkCerulean CaveIcefall CaveRuin Valley (Super Rod)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl
Route 225 (Super Rod)
Routes 227 and 228 (Surfing)
Platinum
Routes 227 and 228 (Surfing)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 22283031, and 44Ecruteak CityMt. SilverViolet CityViridian CityMt. Silver*(Surfing)
Cerulean Cave (Super Rod)
Safari Zone (Fishing or Surfing)
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
Sightseeing
Generation V  
Black White
Route 6Wellspring CaveChallenger's CaveVictory RoadGiant Chasm (Fishing)
Black 2 White 2
Routes 61920, and 23Floccesy RanchRelic PassageWellspring CaveClay TunnelLostlorn ForestGiant ChasmVictory Road (Fishing)
Pinwheel Forest (Hidden Grotto)
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI  
X Y
Routes 14151619, and 21Laverre CityFrost CavernCouriway TownPokémon VillageVictory Road (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Pokémon VillageFrost CavernVictory Road (Surfing)
Friend Safari (Water)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Trade Zubat in Konikoni City
Malie Garden (SOS Battle in rain)

 

In side games

Generation I  
Pinball
Evolve Poliwag
Generation II  
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III  
Trozei!
Secret Storage 11Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Northwind Field (10F-16F), Waterfall Pond (9F-13F)
Ranger
Krokka TunnelPanula CaveSekra Range
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Lake Afar (B1-B24)
MD Sky
Lake Afar (B1-B24)
Rumble
Bright Beach (Normale Mode C & A)
Generation V  
Rumble Blast
Lake: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Let's Sing a Song
Generation VI  
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Sa
Shuffle
Blau Salon: Stage 447
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Purifying Pond (All Areas)Plasma Tundra: Misty Moor (All Areas)

 

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver King's Rock King's Rock (8%)
Crystal
Diamond Pearl King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Black White King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Black 2 White 2 King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
X Y King's Rock King's Rock (5%)

Stats

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 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 50.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
13/18 ★★

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
1 Water Gun Water Special 40 100% 25
1 Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
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
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
  • 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
  • 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 Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
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 Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
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 Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
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 Poliwhirl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwhirl
  • 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 Poliwhirl 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 Poliwhirl in that game.
  • 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
  • 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 Poliwhirl can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Poliwhirl cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Double Kick Poliwhirl (Skyridge 88)
Energy Ball Poliwhirl (EX Unseen Forces 68)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Tackle  Normal  Wings 'N' Things

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin061.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani061.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP061.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend AreaTadpole Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP Ground or water, I'm good for both!
26%-50% HP Hate to say this, but I'm down to half HP.
1%-25% HP I'm about done... There's no power left...
Level up Yup! Leveled up! Let me at them!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP061.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: Soak fm.pngSoak fm.png
(Soak ×2)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 35 Max. exp.: 55
Browser entry
Poliwhirl attacks with jets of water. Beware--it attacks repeatedly.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT061.png

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

#592
Shuffle061.png

Sleep Combo
Boosts damage done by combos if the foe is asleep.

 

Pokémon GO
GO061.png Base Stamina: 130 Base Attack: 130 Base Defense: 130
Egg Distance: N/A Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 100
Fast Attacks: BubbleMud Shot
Special Attacks: ScaldMud BombBubble Beam

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
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Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
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Spr 2g 061 s.png Spr b 2g 061 s.png   Spr 2s 061 s.png Spr b 2g 061 s.png   Spr 2c 061 s.png Spr b 2g 061 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
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Spr 3r 061 s.png Spr b 3r 061 s.png   Spr 3e 061 s.png Spr b 3e 061 s.png   Spr 3f 061 s.png Spr b 3f 061 s.png
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
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Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
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Spr 5b 061 s.png Spr b 5b 061 s.png   Spr 5b 061 s.png Spr b 5b 061 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Spr 6x 061 s.png Spr b 6x 061 s.png   Spr 6x 061 s.png Spr b 6x 061 s.png
Front Back   Front Back
061MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Poliwhirl images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

 
Poliwhirl in the original Tokyo Pokémon Center logo
  • The logo for the Pokémon Center in Tokyo featured Poliwhirl until it was replaced by Piplup in July 2007.
  • Poliwhirl was also featured prominently on the center of the November 22nd, 1999 issue of Time Magazine.
  • Poliwhirl's sprites and artwork are inconsistent with respect to its gloves. Sometimes they are depicted as mittens, while other times they have separate fingers.
  • Poliwhirl shares its category with PoliwagPoliwrath, and Tympole. They are all known as the Tadpole Pokémon.
  • As of Generation VI, Poliwhirl is the only Pokémon with a branch evolution with unequal base stat totals.

Origin

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

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

Nyorozo is derived from ニョロニョロ nyoronyoro (the sound of slithering).

In other languages

 

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ニョロゾ Nyorozo From ニョロニョロ nyoronyoro
France Flag.png French Têtarte From têtard and tarte
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poliwhirl Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Quaputzi From Kaulquappe and putzig
Italy Flag.png Italian Poliwhirl Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 슈륙챙이 Shuryukchengi From 수륙(水陸) su'ryuk and 올챙이 olchaeng'i
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 蚊香蛙 Mānhēungwā From 蚊香 and 
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 蚊香蛙 Wénxiāngwā From 蚊香 and 
 
 


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