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Politoed
186
ニョロトノ Nyorotono
186Politoed
Generation II
Evolutionary line
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Type(s)
Type Water  
Species Frog Pokémon
Abilities Water Absorb
Damp
Drizzle (DW)
Pokédex
Sudowoodo ← 186 → Hoppip
Kanto N/A Johto 075
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 036
Alola 152/185
Evolves from Poliwhirl
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
74.7 lbs. 33.9 kg 3'07" 1.1 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Green Water 1
Shape Footprint
Shape12
F186
Cry

Politoed (Japanese: ニョロトノ Nyorotono) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

Biology

Physiology

Politoed is a green, bipedal, frog-like Pokémon with yellow hands, belly, throat, and toes. It has a long, curled hair on top of its head and pink cheek spots that are smaller on the female than on the male. There is a green swirl on its belly. Its legs are well developed and it has bulbous toes and fingers.

Gender differences

Male Politoed have larger cheeks than the females.

Evolution

Politoed is the evolved form of Poliwhirl by trading Poliwhirl while holding King's Rock.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold/Silver Evolve Poliwhirl None
Crystal Evolve Poliwhirl None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Evolve Poliwhirl None
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Poliwhirl None
Platinum Evolve Poliwhirl None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Trade None
Black/White Route 6 Rare
OR/AS Trade None
Sun/Moon Trade, SOS Poliwag/Poliwhirl None, Rare


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 61
Forever Level 11
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Poliwhirl
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Lake Afar (B1F-B24F)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest*
Jungle Relic*


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Gold
If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
Silver
Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
Crystal
When it expands its throat to croak out a tune, nearby Poliwag and Poliwhirl gather immediately.
Ruby
The curled hair on Politoed's head is proof of its status as a king. It is said that the longer and more curled the hair, the more respect this Pokémon earns from its peers.
Sapphire
The curled hair on Politoed's head is proof of its status as a king. It is said that the longer and more curled the hair, the more respect this Pokémon earns from its peers.
Emerald
The curled hair on its head proves its status as a king. It is said that the longer and curlier the hair, the more respect it earns from its peers.
FireRed
Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
LeafGreen
If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
Diamond
It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.
Pearl
It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.
Platinum
It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.
HeartGold
If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
SoulSilver
Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
Black
It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.
White
It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.
Black 2
It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.
White 2
It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.
X
Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
Y
If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
Omega Ruby
The curled hair on Politoed's head is proof of its status as a king. It is said that the longer and more curled the hair, the more respect this Pokémon earns from its peers.
Alpha Sapphire
The curled hair on Politoed's head is proof of its status as a king. It is said that the longer and more curled the hair, the more respect this Pokémon earns from its peers.
Sun
They gather on moonlit nights to form a large chorus. Their cries sound angry and not at all pleasant, but they are certainly distinctive.
Moon
It's the leader of Poliwag and Poliwhirl. When Politoed roars, they all cower in fear.
Ultra Sun
Although its cries sound like screams, a composer created a beautiful ballad that was influenced by the sounds.
Ultra Moon
The longer and more luxurious the curled hair on its head, the greater the number of Poliwag and Poliwhirl that will obey it.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
90
Attack
75
Defense
75
Sp. Atk
90
Sp. Def
100
Speed
70
Total
500

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water Special
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status
1 DoubleSlap 15 85% 10 Normal Physical
1 Perish Song —% 5 Normal Status
27 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
37 Bounce 85 85% 5 Normal Physical
48 Hyper Voice 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beautiful ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 10 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ ♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
HM06 Dive 80 100% 10 Water Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Type Beauty 0
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Type Tough ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 0
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Type Tough ♥♥ 0
HM08 Dive 60 100% 10 Water Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM01 DynamicPunch 100 50% 5 Fighting
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM16 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Ice Punch 75 100% 15 Ice
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
HM06 Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 186 front S 186 front C 186 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 186 front E 186 front RS 186 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 186 front DP 186 front HGSS 186 front
DP 186f front DP 186f front HGSS 186f front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Politoed BW Politoed BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Politoed XY Politoed XY
Politoed Shiny XY Politoed Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Misty owns a Politoed after evolving from a Poliwhirl who wears the King's Rock owned by Ash. Politoed appears as a happy-go-lucky Pokémon and it was later shared by Brock's Ludicolo. In the XY series, it was later followed by Tierno's Politoed whose personality has a combination between both Misty's and Brock's Ludicolo due to Tierno rhythmic dance training and its battles.

Manga

In the Pokémon Adventures Manga, Gold has a Politoed.

Trivia

  • Politoed's shiny in Generation II was a dark green color with the yellow being replaced with lavender. Today, it was blue-skinned and the yellow is replaced with pink.

Gallery

See also