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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: 7,270 Who?
AVG Level: 19
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: 436 Pound Level: 6 Category: Physical Base Power: 40 PP: 35 Accuracy: 100
ID: 68 Bubble Level: 11 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 30 Accuracy: 100
ID: 298 Hypnosis Level: 16 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 60
ID: 681 Water Gun Level: 19 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 69 Bubble Beam Level: 25 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 138 Double Slap Level: 25 Category: Physical Base Power: 15 PP: 10 Accuracy: 85
ID: 471 Rain Dance Level: 25 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 343 Low Kick Level: 26 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 389 Mud Shot Level: 28 Category: Special Base Power: 55 PP: 15 Accuracy: 95
ID: 56 Body Slam Level: 31 Category: Physical Base Power: 85 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 680 Wake-Up Slap Level: 35 Category: Physical Base Power: 70 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 158 Earth Power Level: 36 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 17 Amnesia Level: 38 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 388 Mud Bomb Level: 41 Category: Special Base Power: 65 PP: 10 Accuracy: 85
ID: 290 Hydro Pump Level: 45 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80
ID: 44 Belly Drum Level: 48 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 140 Double-Edge Level: 54 Category: Physical Base Power: 120 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100

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: 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: 548 Skull Bash TM110 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 10 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: 56 Body Slam TM153 Category: Physical Base Power: 85 PP: 15 Accuracy: 100
ID: 374 Mimic TM159 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 10 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 116 Curse TM164 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 5 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: 46 Bide TM191 Category: Physical Base Power: 130 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
ID: 158 Earth Power TM209 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 100
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: 469 Rage TM251 Category: Physical Base Power: 20 PP: 20 Accuracy: 100
ID: 631 Take Down TM264 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 85
ID: 17 Amnesia TM299 Category: Status Base Power: 1 PP: 20 Accuracy: 1000
ID: 391 Muddy Water TM316 Category: Special Base Power: 90 PP: 10 Accuracy: 85
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: 290 Hydro Pump TM327 Category: Special Base Power: 110 PP: 5 Accuracy: 80
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: 681 Water Gun TM369 Category: Special Base Power: 40 PP: 25 Accuracy: 100
ID: 299 Ice Ball TM461 Category: Physical Base Power: 90 PP: 20 Accuracy: 90
ID: 460 Psywave TM490 Category: Special Base Power: 1 PP: 15 Accuracy: 80
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
L 111: 10,870,000 EXP
L 112: 11,413,000 EXP
L 113: 11,983,000 EXP
L 114: 12,582,000 EXP
L 115: 13,211,000 EXP
L 116: 13,871,000 EXP
L 117: 14,564,000 EXP
L 118: 15,292,000 EXP
L 119: 16,056,000 EXP
L 120: 16,858,000 EXP



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Poliwag (Pokémon)

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Arcanine #059: Arcanine
Pokémon
#061: Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Poliwag (disambiguation).
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 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Weight
27.3 lbs. 12.4 kg
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
Shape
Body07.webp
Footprint
F060.webp
Pokédex color
 Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links
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    • Generation I
    • Generation II
    • Generation III
    • Generation IV
    • Generation V
    • Generation VI
    • Generation VII
  • Artwork on Bulbagarden Archives

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 is a Pokémon resembling a blue, spherical tadpole. It has large eyes and pink lips that can also act as suction cups for rocks. Its skin is very thin, but flexible and difficult to puncture. There is a black and white swirl on its abdomen, which is actually its internal organs showing through its semitransparent skin. The swirl is clearer following a meal and will have a white tinge if the Pokémon is affected by disease. The direction of the belly spiral differs by area; the equator is thought to have an effect on it.

Poliwag has newly developed legs that are poor at walking and no arms. It has a long, thin tail surrounded by a light-blue, semitransparent fin. Its tail makes it a powerful swimmer. It loves to waddle on land despite the dangers. However, it will quickly return back into the water should it see danger. It cannot walk on land well unless trained everyday.

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

Main series

 
Poliwag in the anime

Major appearances

Misty's Poliwag

Misty caught a Poliwag in The Stun Spore Detour, which eventually evolved in The Totodile Duel into a Poliwhirl and then into a Politoed during Outrageous Fortunes.

Other

In Gonna Rule The School, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Poliwag to Max. He used it in a battle against Tommy, who was training with a Magby. It helped defeat Team Rocket later on.

In Like It Or Lup It!, a Poliwag was part of a group also consisting of a Wooper and a Quagsire, and led by a Golduck.

Minor appearances

Poliwag debuted in Primeape Goes Bananas.

A Poliwag appeared in a fantasy in the banned episode EP035.

A Poliwag appeared in A Chansey Operation.

A Poliwag appeared as an image in The Ultimate Test.

A Poliwag appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Poliwag were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Poliwag was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Pallet Party Panic, a Poliwag was at a party in Pallet Town.

In Pikachu Re-VoltsCassidy and Butch controlled a Poliwag at Mandarin Island North.

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

In The Joy of Pokémon, a Trainer's Poliwag was treated by the Nurse Joy of an unnamed island.

In The Power of One, multiple Poliwag sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

Multiple wild Poliwag appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In The Fire-ing Squad!, seven Poliwag competed in the Fire and Rescue Grand Prix.

A Poliwag appeared in a fantasy in The Totodile Duel.

In Carrying On!, a sick Poliwag was in Way Away Island's Pokémon Center.

In Got Miltank?, a Poliwag lived at a Pokémon-exclusive oasis.

In Octillery The Outcast and Dueling Heroes, a Trainer's Poliwag competed in the Whirl Cup.

Multiple Poliwag appeared in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

In The Legend of Thunder!, a Poliwag was at a Pokémon Center.

In A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!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. It reappeared in a fantasy in Grating Spaces!.

A Poliwag appeared in The Scheme Team.

Coordinator's Poliwag appeared in The Saffron Con.

A Poliwag appeared in On Olden Pond as a resident of an old lake.

A Coordinator's Poliwag appeared in Harley Rides Again.

In Curbing the Crimson Tide!Hiroshi's Poliwag battled a disguised Scizor known as "Red Lightning". It was defeated and had markings scribbled on its face afterwards.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Seathe Marina Group used a Poliwag for their Marina Underwater Pokémon Show.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Poliwag competed in the Terracotta Contest.

In Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!, a Poliwag was hypnotized and kidnapped by Team Rocket.

In Up Close and Personable!, a Poliwag was living at the lake near the Pokémon Summer Academy.

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

A Poliwag appeared in Bagged Then Tagged!.

In Coming Full-Festival Circle!, multiple Poliwag listened to Nando as he played his music.

A Poliwag briefly appeared in League Unleashed!, under the ownership of a girl.

A Poliwag appeared in The Dream Continues!.

In a flashback in Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!, a Poliwag startled a young Serena, which resulted in her injuring her knee.

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

In The Legend of the Ninja Hero!, a Poliwag was living in the Ninja Village.

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!.

In Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio!, a Poliwag was walking along an island where Ashhis classmates, and Professor Kukui were taking a break from fishing.

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in I Choose You!.

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

Two Poliwag appeared in Alola, Kanto!, with one under the ownership of a Trainer, while the other was in a lake.

Two Poliwag appeared in Dewpider Ascending!, with one appearing at the Pokémon School.

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in Tough Guy Trials!.

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.

Multiple Trainers' Poliwag appeared in The Power of Us.

In I Choose Paradise!, a Poliwag was at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

In Securing the Future!, two Poliwag joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.

A Poliwag appeared in Keeping Your Eyes on the Ball!.

A Poliwag appeared in Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!.

Two Trainers' Poliwag appeared in League Offenders and Defenders!.

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in Z-Move Showdown!.

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in Exhibition Unmasked!.

In From Z to Shining Z!, a Trainer's Poliwag watched the battle between Ash's Pikachu and Tapu Koko.

Multiple Poliwag appeared in Enter Pikachu!.

Five Poliwag appeared in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!.

In Dreams Are Made of These!Goh caught a Poliwag during a Pokémon Orienteering competition. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

In Caring for a Mystery!, five Poliwag battled a wild Riolu after it attacked them.

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in A Festival Reunion!.

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in Toughing It Out!.

Two Trainers' Poliwag appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!.

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in Getting More Than You Battled For!. Another Poliwag was swimming in a swamp at Cero Island.

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in Sobble Spies a Stealthy Strategy!.

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in JN057.

In JN063, a Trainer's Poliwag competed in the Kids Marine Athletics Race.

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in JN070.

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.
Episode Subject Source Entry
EP110 Salveyo weed Ash's Pokédex An effective Stun Spore antidote can be made by boiling the leaves of the Salveyo weed. Salveyo weed is found on clear lake bottoms wherever Vileplume live. Poliwag are also found in the vicinity of this plant.

Pokémon Origins

 
Poliwag in Pokémon Origins

Two Poliwag appeared in File 3: Giovanni.

In the manga

 
Poliwag in Pokémon Adventures

Ash & Pikachu

In Do Your Best Bulbasaur!!, a Poliwag was at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Main article: Misty's Poliwag

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

Magical Pokémon Journey

A Poliwag appeared in How Do You Do, Pikachu?.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Two Poliwag appeared in JNM08.

Pocket Monsters HGSS

A Poliwag appeared in PMHGSS01.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Poli
Main article: Polibo

In Bulbasaur, Come Home!, a Poliwag escaped from Professor Oak's Laboratory.

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

In Murkrow RowGold has a Poliwag, which was one of the many Pokémon raised in the house he lived in. He was lost when Team Rocket stole Gold's backpack and his Poké Ball was lost when it 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. He evolved into a Poliwhirl in Ampharos Amore, and then into a Politoed utilizing a trade with his held King's Rock.

In Slugging It Out With Slugma, a Poliwag was at Earl's Pokémon Academy in Violet City.

In Scizor Defends, multiple Poliwag were living at the Pokémon Village. One of them reappeared in Charizard Transforms.

A Poliwag appeared in Malamar Traps.

A Poliwag appeared in Chesnaught Protects.

A Poliwag appeared in a flashback in Yveltal Steals.

A Poliwag appeared in True Identity and the Totem Pokémon of Brooklet Hill.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Trainer's Poliwag appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Shu caught a Poliwag in Catch the Poliwag!.

A Poliwag appeared in GDZ23.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Poliwag appeared in Demanding Tests at the Pokémon School!.

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

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

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

In the TCG

Main article: Poliwag (TCG)

In the TFG

One Poliwag figure has been released.

  • GroundbreakersPoliwag

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: A Poliwag appears on the Blue Table, and earns the player points when it is hit.
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: A Poliwag, along with three Poliwrath, appear as the boss of Poliwrath River.

Pokédex entries

Generation I     Kanto
#060
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     Johto
#072
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   Hoenn
#—
  Kanto
#060
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   Sinnoh
#—
  Johto
#072
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     Unova
#—
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   Kalos
Mountain #033
  Hoenn
#—
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   Alola
SM: #149
  Alola
USUM: #182
  Kanto
#060
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.
Ultra Sun Despite the danger, it wants to come up on land. So it does its best to waddle along, but when an enemy finds it, it rushes back to the water.
Ultra Moon The direction of the swirl on their stomachs differs depending on where they live. Poliwag aficionados can tell them apart at a glance.
Let's Go Pikachu The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII     Galar
Isle of Armor #142
Sword For Poliwag, swimming is easier than walking. The swirl pattern on its belly is actually part of the Pokémon's innards showing through the skin.
Shield In rivers with fast-flowing water, this Pokémon will cling to a rock by using its thick lips, which act like a suction cup.

 

Game locations

Generation I  
Red Blue
Routes 6101112131718192021222324, and 25Pallet TownViridian CityCerulean CityCerulean GymCerulean CaveVermilion CityCeladon CityFuchsia CitySafari ZoneSeafoam IslandsCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau (Good Rod)
Pallet TownViridian CityRoute 22 (Super Rod)
Blue (Japan)
Routes 6101112131718192021222324, and 25Pallet TownViridian CityCerulean CityCerulean GymCerulean CaveVermilion CityCeladon CityFuchsia CitySafari ZoneSeafoam IslandsCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau (Good Rod)
Route 22Pallet TownViridian City (Super Rod)
Trade for Rattata on Route 5
Yellow
Routes 6101112131718192021222324, and 25Pallet TownViridian CityCerulean CityCerulean GymCerulean CaveVermilion CityCeladon CityFuchsia CitySafari ZoneSeafoam IslandsCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau (Good Rod)
Routes 22 and 23Viridian City (Super Rod)
Generation II  
Gold Silver
Routes 22283031, and 44Violet CityEcruteak CityViridian CityMt. Silver exterior (Surfing and fishing)
Routes 635, and 43Ruins of AlphIlex ForestBlackthorn City (fishing)
Crystal
Routes 22283031, and 44Violet CityEcruteak CityViridian CityMt. Silver exterior (Surfing and fishing)
Routes 635, and 43Ruins of AlphIlex ForestBlackthorn City (fishing)
Routes 223031, and 44Night
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Fuchsia CityBerry ForestSafari Zone (Good Rod)
Routes 62223, and 25Four IslandViridian CityCape BrinkCerulean CaveIcefall CaveRuin Valley (Good Rod and 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 22283031, and 44Violet CityEcruteak CityViridian CityMt. Silver exterior (Surfing and fishing)
Routes 63543, and 45Ruins of AlphIlex ForestBlackthorn City (fishing)
Cliff Edge Gate (Good Rod and Super Rod)
Cerulean Cave (Old Rod and Good Rod)
Safari ZoneMt. Moon Square (Surfing and fishing)
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
Beautiful BeachBlue Lake
Generation V  
Black White
Route 6Wellspring CaveChallenger's CaveVictory RoadGiant Chasm (Super Rod)
Black 2 White 2
Routes 61920, and 23Floccesy RanchRelic PassageLostlorn ForestGiant ChasmVictory RoadClay TunnelWellspring Cave (Super Rod)
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI  
X Y
Routes 14151619, and 21Laverre CityFrost CavernCouriway TownPokémon VillageVictory Road (Old Rod)
Pokémon Village (Horde Encounter)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII  
Sun Moon
Brooklet Hill (walking and Surfing)
Malie GardenPoké Pelago*
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Brooklet Hill (walking and Surfing)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 2223 and 25Cerulean Cave (Sea Skim)
Generation VIII  
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Brawlers' Cave (walking and Surfing)
Fields of HonorSoothing WetlandsCourageous Cavern (Max Raid Battle)

 

In side games

Generation I  
Snap
River
Pinball
Blue FieldViridian 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 (B5F-B9F), Northwind Field (1F-4F), Waterfall Pond (B1F-B5F)
Ranger
Krokka Tunnel
Generation IV  
MD Time MD Darkness
Waterfall Cave (B1F-B8F), Serenity River (B1F-B7F)
MD Sky
Waterfall Cave (B1F-B8F), Serenity River (B1F-B7F)
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)
Generation VII  
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019Castform SeaLugia SeaBulbasaur SeaCharizard SeaFinal

 

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 (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVsIVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • 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 VIII, 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:
  • If this Pokémon has Water Absorb, the effectiveness of  Water-type  moves is 0×.

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 Water Gun Water Special 40 100% 25
1 Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
6 Pound Normal Physical 40 100% 35
12 Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
18 Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
24 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
30 Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
36 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
42 Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
48 Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
54 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.webp TM15 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.webp TM21 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.webp TM23 Thief Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM24 Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM25 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.webp TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM31 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.webp TM33 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.webp TM35 Hail Ice Status —% 10
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.webp TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 35 85% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM39 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
Bag TM Water VI Sprite.webp TM45 Dive Water Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.webp TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.webp TM76 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.webp TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
Bag TR Water Sprite.webp TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
Bag TR Water Sprite.webp TR04 Surf Water Special 90 100% 15
Bag TR Ice Sprite.webp TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 90 100% 10
Bag TR Ice Sprite.webp TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110 70% 5
Bag TR Psychic Sprite.webp TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 90 100% 10
Bag TR Water Sprite.webp TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR20 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR26 Endure Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
Bag TR Normal Sprite.webp TR30 Encore Normal Status 100% 5
Bag TR Water Sprite.webp TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 90 85% 10
Bag TR Ground Sprite.webp TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
Bag TR Water Sprite.webp TR84 Scald Water Special 80 100% 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MudkipMarshtompSwampertCorphishCrawdaunt Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
WooperQuagsire Haze Ice Status —% 30
Poliwrath Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadLombreLudicolo
WingullPelipperEiscue
Mist Ice Status —% 30
FeebasMiloticClauncherClawitzer Splash Normal Status —% 40
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroSlowkingSlowkingLapras
RemoraidOctilleryMantineMudkipMarshtompSwampert
WingullPelipperMiloticShellosGastrodonSkrelp
DragalgeClauncherClawitzerSobbleDrizzileInteleon
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Poliwag in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical —% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Bubble × Water Special 40 100% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status —% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status —% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Double Slap × Normal Physical 15 85% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status —% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 60 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Ice Ball × Ice Physical 30 90% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status —% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Mud Bomb × Ground Special 65 85% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Psywave × Psychic Special 100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 20 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Refresh × Normal Status —% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 70 100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130 100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 75% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Wake-Up Slap × Fighting Physical 70 100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Water Sport × Water Status —% 15
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for 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.webp Pinani060.webp
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani060.webp
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
  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
MDP E 060.webp Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.webp
Water
Field move: Soak fm.webp
(Soak ×1)
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 20 Max. exp.: 30
Browser entry R-052
If Poliwag spots a Ranger, it becomes startled and dives underwater.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush060Body.webp Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 45  
Base Attack: 67 Base Defense: 45 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT060.webp

 
 
Pokémon Shuffle
None.webp
Water
None.webp Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.webp 5

#591
Shuffle060.webp

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

 

Pokémon GO
GO060.webp Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 101 Base Defense: 82
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Poliwag Candy 25
Fast Attacks: BubbleMud Shot
Charged Attacks: Bubble BeamMud BombBody SlamFrustrationReturn

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 

 

  • Poliwhirl cannot evolve into Politoed in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen before player obtaining National Pokédex as its evolution will be interrupted.

Sprites

Generation I  
Red Blue   Yellow   Red Green
Spr 1b 060.webp Spr b g1 060.webp   Spr 1y 060.webp Spr b g1 060.webp   Spr 1g 060.webp Spr b g1 060.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation II  
Gold   Silver   Crystal
Spr 2g 060.webp Spr b 2g 060.webp   Spr 2s 060.webp Spr b 2g 060.webp   Spr 2c 060.webp Spr b 2c 060.webp
Spr 2g 060 s.webp Spr b 2g 060 s.webp   Spr 2s 060 s.webp Spr b 2g 060 s.webp   Spr 2c 060 s.webp Spr b 2g 060 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation III  
Ruby Sapphire   Emerald   FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 060.webp Spr b 3r 060.webp   Spr 3e 060.webp Spr b 3r 060.webp   Spr 3f 060.webp Spr b 3f 060.webp
Spr 3r 060 s.webp Spr b 3r 060 s.webp   Spr 3e 060 s.webp Spr b 3r 060 s.webp   Spr 3f 060 s.webp Spr b 3f 060 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation IV  
Diamond Pearl   Platinum   HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 060.webp Spr b 4d 060.webp   Spr 4d 060.webp Spr b 4d 060.webp   Spr 4h 060.webp Spr b 4d 060.webp
Spr 4d 060 s.webp Spr b 4d 060 s.webp   Spr 4d 060 s.webp Spr b 4d 060 s.webp   Spr 4h 060 s.webp Spr b 4d 060 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back   Front Back
Generation V  
Black White   Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 060.webp Spr b 5b 060.webp   Spr 5b 060.webp Spr b 5b 060.webp
Spr 5b 060 s.webp Spr b 5b 060 s.webp   Spr 5b 060 s.webp Spr b 5b 060 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VI  
X Y   Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 060.webp Spr b 6x 060.webp   Spr 6x 060.webp Spr b 6x 060.webp
Spr 6x 060 s.webp Spr b 6x 060 s.webp   Spr 6x 060 s.webp Spr b 6x 060 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
Generation VII  
Sun Moon   Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 060.webp Spr b 7s 060.webp   Spr 7s 060.webp Spr b 7s 060.webp
Spr 7s 060 s.webp Spr b 7s 060 s.webp   Spr 7s 060 s.webp Spr b 7s 060 s.webp
Front Back   Front Back
060MS8.webp For other sprites and images, please see Poliwag images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

 

Trivia

  • Poliwag is Satoshi Tajiri's favorite Pokémon.[1]
  • 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 in 1997.

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.[2]

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

050Diglett.webp This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: needs Icelandic meaning
Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.webp Japanese ニョロモ Nyoromo From ニョロニョロ nyoronyoro and 子供 kodomo
France Flag.webp French Ptitard From petit and têtard
Spain Flag.webp Spanish Poliwag Same as English name
Germany Flag.webp German Quapsel From Kaulquappe
Italy Flag.webp Italian Poliwag Same as English name
South Korea Flag.webp Korean 발챙이 Balchengi From 발 bal and 올챙이 olchaeng'i
Hong Kong Flag.webp Cantonese Chinese 蚊香蝌蚪 Mānhēungfōdáu From 蚊香 and 蝌蚪
China and Taiwan Flags.webp Mandarin Chinese 蚊香蝌蚪 Wénxiāngkēdǒu From 蚊香 and 蝌蚪
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related articles

  • Misty's Poliwag
  • Poli
  • Polibo

Notes

  1.  Interview with Satoshi Tajiri on Game Center CX (Japanese TV) 2004
  2.  TIME - The Ultimate Game Freak
Arcanine #059: Arcanine
Pokémon
#061: Poliwhirl Poliwhirl

 

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