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{{PokémonPrevNext | prev=Arcanine| next=Poliwhirl}}
 
 
{{PokéBox
 
{{PokéBox
|border={{Water}}
 
|backcolor={{Water}}
 
|textcolor=white
 
 
|name=Poliwag
 
|name=Poliwag
|jname=(ニョロモ ''Nyoromo'')
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|jname=ニョロモ Nyoromo
|image=060Poliwag.png
 
 
|ndex=060
 
|ndex=060
|evofrom=None
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|ndexprev=Arcanine
|evointo=[[Poliwhirl]]
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|ndexnext=Poliwhirl
|gen=[[Generation I]]
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|dexkanto=060
|pronun=<math>PAUL-ee-wag</math>
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|dexjohto=072
|hp=40
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|dexmokalos=033
|atk=50
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|evointo=Poliwhirl
|def=40
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|gen=Generation I
|satk=40
 
|sdef=40
 
|spd=90
 
|total=300
 
 
|species=Tadpole Pokémon
 
|species=Tadpole Pokémon
|type={{type|Water}}
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|egg1=Water 1
|height=<span class="explain" title="0.6 m">2'00"</span>
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|body=07
|weight=<span class="explain" title="12.4kg">27.3 lbs</span>
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|type=Water
|ability=[[Water Absorb]]<br>[[Damp]]<br>[[Swift Swim]] (Dream World)
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|imheight=2'00"
|color=<span style="color:blue;">'''Blue'''</span>
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|metheight=0.6 m
|gender=<span class="female">50% ♀</span>/<span class="male">50% ♂</span>
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|imweight=27.3 lbs.
}}'''Poliwag''' (Japanese: '''ニョロモ''' ''Nyoromo'') is a {{type|Water}}-[[Types|type]] [[Pokémon (species)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]].
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|metweight=12.4 kg
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|ability=[[Water Absorb]]<br />[[Damp]]
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|dw=Swift Swim
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|color=Blue
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|male=50
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|evo=[[File:060.png]][[File:061.png|link=Poliwhirl]][[File:062.png|link=Poliwrath]][[File:186.png|link=Politoed]]}}
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'''Poliwag''' (Japanese: '''ニョロモ''' ''Nyoromo'') is a {{type|Water}}-[[Types|type]] [[Pokémon (creature)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]].
   
== Physical Appearance ==
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==Biology==
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.
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===Physiology===
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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.
   
== Special abilities ==
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===Behavior===
Poliwag will have one of two abilities; either [[Damp]] where the foe is unable to use [[Selfdestruct]] or [[Explosion]], or [[Water Absorb]] where {{type|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 [[BubbleBeam]], and that is why it has a small mouth.
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===Special abilities===
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Poliwag will have one of two abilities; either [[Damp]] where the foe is unable to use [[Self-Destruct]] or [[Explosion]], or [[Water Absorb]] where {{type|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==
 
==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]].
 
'''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 ==
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==Game info==
=== Game locations ===
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===Game locations===
 
{{Game Locations
 
{{Game Locations
|backcolor={{Water}}
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|type={{Water}}
|txtcolor=white
 
|pokemon=Poliwag
 
 
|redblue=[[Viridian City]] and [[Kanto Route 22|Route 22]] (Fish)
 
|redblue=[[Viridian City]] and [[Kanto Route 22|Route 22]] (Fish)
 
|rbrarity=Common
 
|rbrarity=Common
|yellow=[[Route]]s [[Kanto Route 16|16]], [[Kanto Route 17|17]], [[Kanto Route 22|22]], and [[Kanto Route 23|23]], and [[Viridian City]], [[Fuchsia City]] (Fish)
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|yellow=Routes [[Kanto Route 16|16]], [[Kanto Route 17|17]], [[Kanto Route 22|22]], and [[Kanto Route 23|23]], and [[Viridian City]], [[Fuchsia City]] (Fish)
 
|yrarity=Common
 
|yrarity=Common
|goldsilver=[[Route]]s [[Kanto Route 16|16]], [[Kanto Route 22|22]], [[Route 28|28]], [[Route 30|30]], [[Route 31|31]], [[Route 35|35]], [[Route 43|43]], and [[Route 44|44]], [[Ruins of Alph]], [[Ilex Forest]], [[Ecruteak City]], [[Violet City]], [[Mt. Silver]], [[Viridian City]], and [[Blackthorn City]] (Fish)
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|goldsilver=Routes [[Kanto Route 16|16]], [[Kanto Route 22|22]], [[Route 28|28]], [[Route 30|30]], [[Route 31|31]], [[Route 35|35]], [[Route 43|43]], and [[Route 44|44]], [[Ruins of Alph]], [[Ilex Forest]], [[Ecruteak City]], [[Violet City]], [[Mt. Silver]], [[Viridian City]], and [[Blackthorn City]] (Fish)
 
|gsrarity=Common
 
|gsrarity=Common
|crystal=[[Route]]s [[Kanto Route 16|16]], [[Kanto Route 22|22]], [[Route 28|28]], [[Route 30|30]], [[Route 31|31]], [[Route 35|35]], [[Route 43|43]], and [[Route 44|44]], [[Ruins of Alph]], [[Ilex Forest]], [[Ecruteak City]], [[Violet City]], [[Mt. Silver]], [[Viridian City]], and [[Blackthorn City]] (Fish)
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|crystal=Routes [[Kanto Route 16|16]], [[Kanto Route 22|22]], [[Route 28|28]], [[Route 30|30]], [[Route 31|31]], [[Route 35|35]], [[Route 43|43]], and [[Route 44|44]], [[Ruins of Alph]], [[Ilex Forest]], [[Ecruteak City]], [[Violet City]], [[Mt. Silver]], [[Viridian City]], and [[Blackthorn City]] (Fish)
 
|crarity=Common
 
|crarity=Common
 
|rubysapphire=[[Trade]]
 
|rubysapphire=[[Trade]]
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|emerald=[[Trade]]
 
|emerald=[[Trade]]
 
|erarity=None
 
|erarity=None
|fireredleafgreen=[[Route]]s [[Kanto Route 6|6]], [[Kanto Route 22|22]], [[Kanto Route 23|23]], [[Route 25|25]], [[Four Island]], [[Fuchsia City]], [[Viridian City]], [[Berry Forest]], [[Cape Brink]], [[Cerulean City]], [[Cerulean Cave]], [[Icefall Cave]], [[Ruin Valley]], and [[Safari Zone]] (Fish)
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|fireredleafgreen=Routes [[Kanto Route 6|6]], [[Kanto Route 22|22]], [[Kanto Route 23|23]], [[Route 25|25]], [[Four Island]], [[Fuchsia City]], [[Viridian City]], [[Berry Forest]], [[Cape Brink]], [[Cerulean City]], [[Cerulean Cave]], [[Icefall Cave]], [[Ruin Valley]], and [[Safari Zone (Kanto)|Safari Zone]] (Fish)
 
|frlgrarity=Common
 
|frlgrarity=Common
 
|diamonpearl=[[Route 225|Routes 225]], [[Route 226|226]], and [[Route 228|228]] (Good Rod)
 
|diamonpearl=[[Route 225|Routes 225]], [[Route 226|226]], and [[Route 228|228]] (Good Rod)
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|blackwhite=[[Unova Route 6|Route 6]], [[Wellspring Cave]], [[Challenger's Cave]], [[Unova Victory Road|Victory Road]], [[Giant Chasm]] (Fishing)
 
|blackwhite=[[Unova Route 6|Route 6]], [[Wellspring Cave]], [[Challenger's Cave]], [[Unova Victory Road|Victory Road]], [[Giant Chasm]] (Fishing)
 
|bwrarity=Common
 
|bwrarity=Common
}}
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|xy=[[Kalos Route 14|Route 14]], [[Laverre City]], [[Kalos Route 15|Route 15]], [[Kalos Route 16|Route 16]], [[Frost Cavern]], [[Couriway Town]], [[Kalos Route 19|Route 19]], [[Pokémon Village]], [[Kalos Route 21|Route 21]], [[Kalos Victory Road|Victory Road]] ([[Old Rod]])<br />[[Pokémon Village]] (Horde)
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|xyrarity=Common
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|omegarubyalphasapphire = [[Trade]]
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|orasrarity = None}}
   
==== Side game locations ====
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====Side game locations====
 
{{Side Game Locations
 
{{Side Game Locations
|backcolor={{Water}}
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|type={{Water}}
 
|txtcolor=white
 
|txtcolor=white
 
|Pokemon=Poliwag
 
|Pokemon=Poliwag
 
|Snap=River
 
|Snap=River
 
|Channel=Secret Cove
 
|Channel=Secret Cove
|Trozei=Phobos Sub,<br>Endless Level 22,<br>Pair Trozei,<br>Mr. Who's Den
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|Trozei=Phobos Sub,<br />Endless Level 22,<br />Pair Trozei,<br />Mr. Who's Den
|PMD1=[[Silent Chasm]] (5F-9F)<br>[[Northwind Field]] (1F-4F)<br>[[Waterfall Pond]] (1F-5F)
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|PMD1=[[Silent Chasm]] (5F-9F)<br />[[Northwind Field]] (1F-4F)<br />[[Waterfall Pond]] (1F-5F)
|PMD2=[[Waterfall Cave]] (B1F-B8F)<br>[[Serenity River]] (B1F-B7F)
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|PMD2=[[Waterfall Cave]] (B1F-B8F)<br />[[Serenity River]] (B1F-B7F)
 
|Ranger1=[[Krokka Tunnel]]
 
|Ranger1=[[Krokka Tunnel]]
 
|Rumble=[[Shiny Beach]]
 
|Rumble=[[Shiny Beach]]
 
}}
 
}}
   
=== Pokédex entries ===
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===Pokédex entries===
{{GenIPokédex
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{{Pokédexentries
|backcolor={{Water}}
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|type={{Water}}
|txtcolor=white
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|gen=I
 
|redblue=Its newly grown legs prevent it from walking well. It appears to prefer swimming over walking.
 
|redblue=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.
 
|yellow=The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
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|black=Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
 
|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.
 
|white=Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
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|black 2=Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
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|white 2=Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
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|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.
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|y=The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
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|or=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.
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|as=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.}}
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===Learnset===
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====Leveling====
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<tabber>
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Generation VI=
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{{Movessettop|type=Water|gen=VI}}
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{{Movessetmid|—|[[Water Sport]]|—|—|15|Water|Status|Cute|2|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|5|'''[[Bubble]]'''|20|100|30|Water|Special|Cute|4|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|8|[[Hypnosis]]|—|60|20|Psychic|Status|Smart|1|3}}
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{{Movessetmid|11|'''[[Water Gun]]'''|40|100|25|Water|Special|Cute|4|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|15|[[Double Slap]]|15|85|10|Normal|Physical|Cute|1|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|18|[[Rain Dance]]|—|—|5|Water|Status|Beauty|1|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|21|[[Body Slam]]|85|100|15|Normal|Physical|Tough|1|4}}
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{{Movessetmid|25|'''[[Bubble Beam]]'''|65|100|20|Water|Special|Beauty|2|3}}
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{{Movessetmid|28|[[Mud Shot]]|55|95|15|Ground|Special|Tough|4|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|31|[[Belly Drum]]|—|—|10|Water|Special|Cute|6|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|35|[[Wake-Up Slap]]|70|100|10|Fighting|Physical|Tough|3|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|38|'''[[Hydro Pump]]'''|110|80|5|Water|Special|Beauty|1|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|41|[[Mud Bomb]]|65|85|10|Ground|Special|Cute|2|3}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Water}}
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|-|
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Generation V=
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{{Movessettop|type=Water|gen=V}}
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{{Movessetmid|—|[[Water Sport]]|—|—|15|Water|Status}}
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{{Movessetmid|5|'''[[Bubble]]'''|20|100|30|Water|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|8|[[Hypnosis]]|—|60|20|Psychic|Status}}
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{{Movessetmid|11|'''[[Water Gun]]'''|40|100|25|Water|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|15|[[Double Slap]]|15|85|10|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|18|[[Rain Dance]]|—|—|5|Water|Status}}
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{{Movessetmid|21|[[Body Slam]]|85|100|15|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|25|'''[[Bubble Beam]]'''|65|100|20|Water|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|28|[[Mud Shot]]|55|95|15|Ground|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|31|[[Belly Drum]]|—|—|10|Water|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|35|[[Wake-Up Slap]]|70|100|10|Fighting|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|38|'''[[Hydro Pump]]'''|110|80|5|Water|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|41|[[Mud Bomb]]|65|85|10|Ground|Special}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Water}}
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|-|
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Generation IV=
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{{Movessettop|type=Water|gen=IV}}
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{{Movessetmid|—|[[Water Sport]]|—|—|15|Water|Status|Cute|2}}
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{{Movessetmid|5|'''[[Bubble]]'''|20|100|30|Water|Special|Cute|2}}
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{{Movessetmid|8|[[Hypnosis]]|—|60|20|Psychic|Status|Smart|2}}
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{{Movessetmid|11|'''[[Water Gun]]'''|40|100|25|Water|Special|Cute|3}}
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{{Movessetmid|15|[[Double Slap]]|15|85|10|Normal|Physical|Tough|2}}
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{{Movessetmid|18|[[Rain Dance]]|—|—|5|Water|Status|Tough|2}}
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{{Movessetmid|21|[[Body Slam]]|85|100|15|Normal|Physical|Tough|3}}
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{{Movessetmid|25|'''[[Bubble Beam]]'''|65|100|20|Water|Special|Beauty|2}}
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{{Movessetmid|28|[[Mud Shot]]|55|95|15|Ground|Special|Tough|2}}
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{{Movessetmid|31|[[Belly Drum]]|—|—|10|Water|Special|Cute|2}}
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{{Movessetmid|35|[[Wake-Up Slap]]|70|100|10|Fighting|Physical|Smart|2}}
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{{Movessetmid|38|'''[[Hydro Pump]]'''|110|80|5|Water|Special|Beauty|2}}
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{{Movessetmid|41|[[Mud Bomb]]|65|85|10|Ground|Special|Smart|2}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Water}}
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|-|
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Generation III=
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{{Movessettop|type=Water|gen=III}}
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{{Movessetmid|—|'''[[Bubble]]'''|20|100|30|Water||Cute|2|2}}
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{{Movessetmid|7|[[Hypnosis]]|—|60|20|Psychic||Smart|1|3}}
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{{Movessetmid|13|'''[[Water Gun]]'''|40|100|25|Water||Cute|4|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|19|[[Double Slap]]|15|85|10|Normal||Tough|2|1}}
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{{Movessetmid|25|[[Rain Dance]]|—|—|5|Water||Tough|1|2}}
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{{Movessetmid|31|[[Body Slam]]|85|100|15|Normal||Tough|1|4}}
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{{Movessetmid|37|[[Belly Drum]]|—|—|10|Water||Cute|1|0}}
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{{Movessetmid|43|'''[[Hydro Pump]]'''|110|80|5|Water||Beauty|4|0}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Water}}
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|-|
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Generation II=
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{{Movessettop|type=Water|gen=II}}
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{{Movessetmid|—|'''[[Bubble]]'''|20|100|30|Water|}}
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{{Movessetmid|7|[[Hypnosis]]|—|60|20|Psychic|}}
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{{Movessetmid|13|'''[[Water Gun]]'''|40|100|25|Water|}}
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{{Movessetmid|19|[[Double Slap]]|15|85|10|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|25|[[Rain Dance]]|—|—|5|Water|}}
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{{Movessetmid|31|[[Body Slam]]|85|100|15|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|37|[[Belly Drum]]|—|—|10|Water|}}
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{{Movessetmid|43|'''[[Hydro Pump]]'''|110|80|5|Water|}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Water}}
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|-|
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Generation I=
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{{Movessettop|type=Water|gen=I}}
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{{Movessetmid|—|'''[[Bubble]]'''|20|100|30|Water|}}
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{{Movessetmid|16|[[Hypnosis]]|—|60|20|Psychic|}}
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{{Movessetmid|19|'''[[Water Gun]]'''|40|100|25|Water|}}
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{{Movessetmid|25|[[Double Slap]]|15|85|10|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|31|[[Body Slam]]|85|100|15|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|38|[[Amnesia]]|—|—|20|Normal|}}
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{{Movessetmid|45|'''[[Hydro Pump]]'''|110|80|5|Water|}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Water}}
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</tabber>
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===Sprites===
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{{GenIPokéSprites
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|type={{Water}}
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|border={{Water}}
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|rbspr = RB 060 front.png
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|yspr = Y 060 front.png
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|grnspr = GR 060 front.png
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|gldspr = G 060 front.png
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|gldsprs = Poliwag Shiny G.png
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|slvspr = S 060 front.png
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|slvsprs = Poliwag Shiny S.png
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|cryspr = C 060 front.gif
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|crysprs = Poliwag Shiny C.gif
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|rbysapspr = RS 060 front.png
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|rbysapsprs =
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|emeraldspr = E 060 front.gif
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|emeraldsprs =
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|frlgspr = FRLG 060 front.png
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|frlgsprs =
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|dpspr = DP 060 front.png
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|dpsprs =
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|ptspr = DP 060 front.png
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|ptsprs =
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|hgssspr = HGSS 060 front.png
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|hgsssprs =
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|Iback = Poliwag Back I.png
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|IIback = Poliwag Back II.png
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|IIbacks = Poliwag Back Shiny II.png
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|IIIback =
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|IIIbacks =
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|IVback =
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|IVbacks =
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|bwspr = Poliwag BW.gif
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|bwsprs =
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|Vback =
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|Vbacks =
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|xyspr = Poliwag XY.gif
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|xysprs =
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|VIback =
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|VIbacks =
 
}}
 
}}
   
== Trivia ==
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==Appearances==
* Poliwag shares the same in-game cry/sound with [[Ditto]]'s.
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===Anime===
* Poliwag shares the same species name with [[Tympole]], they're both known has the '''Tadpole Pokémon.'''
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[[File:Max_Poliwag.png|thumb|Misty's Poliwag|100px]]
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{{main|Misty's Politoed}}
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[[Misty (anime)|Misty]] caught a [[Misty's Politoed|Poliwag]] in Orange Islands.
   
{{References|poliwag|060}}
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==Trivia==
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*Poliwag shares the same in-game cry/sound with [[Ditto]]'s.
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*Poliwag shares the same species name with [[Tympole]], they're both known has the '''Tadpole Pokémon.'''
   
{{Family|[[File:060.gif|link=http://pokemon.wikia.com/wiki/Poliwag]][[File:061.gif|link=http://pokemon.wikia.com/wiki/Poliwhirl]][[File:062.gif|link=http://pokemon.wikia.com/wiki/Poliwrath]][[File:186.gif|link=http://pokemon.wikia.com/wiki/Politoed]]}}
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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060Poliwag_OS_anime.png
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060Poliwag_OS_anime_2.png
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060Poliwag_AG_anime.png
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060Poliwag_Dream.png
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060Poliwag_Pokemon_Stadium.png
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</gallery>
   
{{PokémonPrevNext | prev=Arcanine| next=Poliwhirl}}
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{{References|poliwag|060}}
[[Category:Water Pokémon]]
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{{GenInav}}{{Family|[[File:060.png]][[File:061.png|link=Poliwhirl]][[File:062.png|link=Poliwrath]][[File:186.png|link=Politoed]]}}{{PokémonPrevNext|prev=Arcanine|next=Poliwhirl}}
[[Category:Generation I Pokémon]]
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[[Category:Pokémon that are part of a three-stage evolutionary line]]
[[Category:Pokémon]]
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[[Category:Small Pokémon]]
[[Category:Basic Pokémon]]
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[[Category:Light Pokémon]]
[[Category:Kanto Pokémon]]
 
[[Category:Single Type Pokémon]]
 
[[Category:Body style 07 Pokémon]]
 
[[Category:Blue Pokémon]]
 
[[Category:Water 1 group Pokémon]]
 

Latest revision as of 02:28, February 20, 2015

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
Shape Footprint
F060
Cry

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

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

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.

BehaviorEdit

Special abilitiesEdit

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.

EvolutionEdit

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 infoEdit

Game locationsEdit

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 locationsEdit

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 entriesEdit

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.


LearnsetEdit

LevelingEdit

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.

SpritesEdit

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
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Poliwag XY

AppearancesEdit

AnimeEdit

Max Poliwag

Misty's Poliwag

Main article: Misty's Politoed

Misty caught a Poliwag in Orange Islands.

TriviaEdit

  • 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.

GalleryEdit

SourcesEdit


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