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Poliwag
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ニョロモ Nyoromo
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Generation I
Evolutionary line
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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
Alola 149/182
Evolves from None
Evolves into Poliwhirl
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
27.3 lbs. 12.4 kg 2'00" 0.6 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Blue Water 1
Shape Footprint
Shape07
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. The swirl on its belly is its internal organs showing through. If the swirl is tinged, that means it's affected by some disease.

Behavior

Natural abilities

Poliwag will have one of two abilities; either Damp where the foe is unable to use Self-Destruct 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

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) 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
Sun/Moon Brooklet Hill, Malie Garden Common, Uncommon


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
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
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
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.
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.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
40
Attack
50
Defense
40
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
40
Speed
90
Total
300

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Water Sport —% 15 Water Status
5 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
8 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status
11 Bubble 40 100% 30 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 Normal Status
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 VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Water Sport —% 15 Water Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
5 Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Special Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
8 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart ♥♥♥
11 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
15 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal Physical Type Cute 0
18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beauty 0
21 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥
25 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥ ♥♥♥
28 Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
31 Belly Drum —% 10 Water Special Type Cute ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
35 Wake-Up Slap 70 100% 10 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
38 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special Type Beauty 0
41 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
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 Acc. PP Type Cat.
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 Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Water Sport —% 15 Water Status Type Cute ♥♥
5 Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Special Type Cute ♥♥
8 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart ♥♥
11 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Type Cute ♥♥♥
15 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥
18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
21 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
25 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
28 Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special Type Tough ♥♥
31 Belly Drum —% 10 Water Special Type Cute ♥♥
35 Wake-Up Slap 70 100% 10 Fighting Physical Type Smart ♥♥
38 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
41 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special Type Smart ♥♥
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 Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bubble 20 100% 30 Water Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥
7 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥♥
13 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
19 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
25 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough ♥♥
31 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥
37 Belly Drum —% 10 Water Type Cute 0
43 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 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.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. 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 Acc. PP Type
Bubble 20 100% 30 Water
16 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic
19 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
25 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal
31 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
38 Amnesia —% 20 Normal
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.

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
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
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
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
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 ♥♥♥
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 ♥♥ ♥♥♥
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
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
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Type Tough ♥♥ 0
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 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ ♥♥
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM07 Dive 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
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
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
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
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
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 ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
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 ♥♥
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
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
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 ♥♥
HM05 Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Type Beauty 0
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
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
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
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 ♥♥♥
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
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
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
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
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water
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.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM11 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water
TM12 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
TM14 Blizzard 120 90% 5 Ice
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM46 Psywave 80% 15 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM03 Surf 95 100% 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
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 S 060 front 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
RS 060 front E 060 front FRLG 060 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 060 front DP 060 front HGSS 060 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Poliwag BW Poliwag BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Poliwag XY Poliwag XY
Shiny Poliwag XY Shiny Poliwag XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Misty Poliwag

Misty's Poliwag

Main article: Misty's Politoed

Misty caught a Poliwag in Orange Islands.

Petting Spots

  • Favored Spot: Top of head
  • Disfavored Spot: Stomach swirls

Trivia

  • Poliwag is Satoshi Tajiri's favorite Pokémon, as confirmed in an interview on the TV show GameCenter CX in 2004.
  • 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.

Etymology

Poliwag's name comes from "polliwog", an alternate word for "tadpole".

Gallery

See also