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Type(s)
Type Water  
Species Tadpole Pokémon
Abilities Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim (DW)
Pokédex
Arcanine ← 060 → Poliwhirl
Kanto 060 Johto 072
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 033
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Poliwhirl
Poliwag
060
ニョロモ Nyoromo
060Poliwag
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
060061062186
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
27.3 lbs. 12.4 kg 2'00" 0.6 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Blue Water 1
Body Style Footprint
Body07
F060
Cry

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

Biology

Physiology

It is so soft its organs are actually visible. It also has trouble walking on its feet due to its lack of arms which causes it to be unbalanced.

Behavior

Special abilities

Poliwag will have one of two abilities; either Damp where the foe is unable to use Selfdestruct or Explosion, or Water Absorb where Water attacks heal 1/4 of Poliwag's health. With its light blue tail, it can swim very fast. It learns attacks such Bubble and Bubble Beam, and that is why it has a small mouth.

Evolution

Poliwag evolves into Poliwhirl at level 25, which can then either evolve into Poliwrath by Water Stone, or Politoed by trade while holding a King's Rock.

Game info

Game locations

Poliwag Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Viridian City and Route 22 (Fish) Common
Yellow Routes 16, 17, 22, and 23, and Viridian City, Fuchsia City (Fish) Common
Gold/Silver Routes 16, 22, 28, 30, 31, 35, 43, and 44, Ruins of Alph, Ilex Forest, Ecruteak City, Violet City, Mt. Silver, Viridian City, and Blackthorn City (Fish) Common
Crystal Routes 16, 22, 28, 30, 31, 35, 43, and 44, Ruins of Alph, Ilex Forest, Ecruteak City, Violet City, Mt. Silver, Viridian City, and Blackthorn City (Fish) Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Routes 6, 22, 23, 25, Four Island, Fuchsia City, Viridian City, Berry Forest, Cape Brink, Cerulean City, Cerulean Cave, Icefall Cave, Ruin Valley, and Safari Zone (Fish) Common
Platinum Routes 227 and 228 (Surf) Common
HeartGold/SoulSilver Fishing Common
Black/White Route 6, Wellspring Cave, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road, Giant Chasm (Fishing) Common
X/Y Route 14, Laverre City, Route 15, Route 16, Frost Cavern, Couriway Town, Route 19, Pokémon Village, Route 21, Victory Road (Old Rod)
Pokémon Village (Horde)
Common
OR/AS Trade None


Side game locations

Poliwag Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Snap River
Pokémon Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Sub,
Endless Level 22,
Pair Trozei,
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Silent Chasm (5F-9F)
Northwind Field (1F-4F)
Waterfall Pond (1F-5F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Waterfall Cave (B1F-B8F)
Serenity River (B1F-B7F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Pokémon Rumble Shiny Beach


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Its newly grown legs prevent it from walking well. It appears to prefer swimming over walking.
Yellow
The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
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.
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
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.
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.
Diamond
Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Pearl
Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Platinum
Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
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.
Black
Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
White
Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Black 2
Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
White 2
Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
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
Alpha Sapphire


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Water Sport —% 15 Water Status
5 Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Special
8 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status
11 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
15 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal Physical
18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
21 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical
25 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
28 Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special
31 Belly Drum —% 10 Water Special
35 Wake-Up Slap 70 100% 10 Fighting Physical
38 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
41 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground 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.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Water Sport —% 15 Water Status
5 Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Special
8 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status
11 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
15 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal Physical
18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
21 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical
25 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
28 Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special
31 Belly Drum —% 10 Water Special
35 Wake-Up Slap 70 100% 10 Fighting Physical
38 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
41 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground 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.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Cat. Appeal
Water Sport —% 15 Water Status
5 Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Special
8 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status
11 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
15 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal Physical
18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
21 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical
25 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
28 Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special
31 Belly Drum —% 10 Water Special
35 Wake-Up Slap 70 100% 10 Fighting Physical
38 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
41 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground 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.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bubble 20 100% 30 Water
7 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic
13 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
19 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal
25 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
31 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
37 Belly Drum —% 10 Water
43 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 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.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Bubble 20 100% 30 Water
7 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic
13 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
19 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal
25 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
31 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
37 Belly Drum —% 10 Water
43 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 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.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
R B Y Bubble 20 100% 30 Water
R B Y 16 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic
R B Y 19 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
R B Y 25 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal
R B Y 31 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
R B Y 38 Amnesia —% 20 Normal
R B Y 45 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 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
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 060 front Y 060 front GR 060 front Poliwag Back I
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 060 front Poliwag S C 060 front Poliwag Back II
Poliwag Shiny G Poliwag Shiny S Poliwag Shiny C Poliwag Back Shiny II
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back

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Appearances

Anime

Max Poliwag

Misty's Poliwag

Main article: Misty's Politoed

Misty caught a Poliwag in Orange Islands.

Trivia

  • Poliwag shares the same in-game cry/sound with Ditto's.
  • Poliwag shares the same species name with Tympole, they're both known has the Tadpole Pokémon.

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Sources


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