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.
Poliwag will have one of two abilities; either Damp where the foe is unable to use Selfdestruct or Explosion, or Water Absorb where 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.
|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|
|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|
|Black/White||Route 6, Wellspring Cave, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road, Giant Chasm (Fishing)||Common|
Side game locations
|Pokémon Channel||Secret Cove|
|Pokémon Trozei!|| Phobos Sub,|
Endless Level 22,
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|
- 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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- Serebii.net Pokédex data
- Legendary Pokémon data
- The Pokémon Database
- Pokémon Dream Pokédex data
- Psypokes Psydex data