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Poliwhirl
061
ニョロゾ Nyorozo
061Poliwhirl
Generation I
Evolutionary line
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Type(s)
Type Water  
Species Tadpole Pokémon
Abilities Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim (DW)
Pokédex
Poliwag ← 061 → Poliwrath
Kanto 061 Johto 073
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 034
Alola 150/183
Evolves from Poliwag
Evolves into Poliwrath/Politoed
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
44.0 lbs. 20.0 kg 3'03" 1.0 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Blue Water 1
Shape Footprint
Shape12
F061
Cry

Poliwhirl (Japanese: ニョロゾ Nyorozo) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Poliwhirl is a large, amphibious froglet-like Pokémon. Poliwhirl has large hands and the hands appear to be like gloves. When a Poliwag evolves, the spiral on its belly reverses direction.

Natural abilities

Poliwhirl can have the abilities Damp and Water Absorb. Water Absorb allows Poliwhirl to recover 1/4 of the HP the attack would perform if the attack is a Water-type. Damp prevents opponents self-destruction. It is capable of living in or out of water; in order to live out of water, it must sweat to keep itself slimy. It prefers to live underwater in ponds where there is less danger. In battle, it uses the spiral shape on its belly to put the foe to sleep. It does this by subtly undulating the spiral, causing drowsiness and eventually sleep. It is also capably of easily escaping the grasp of foes due to its greasy skin.

Evolution

Poliwhirl is the evolved form of Poliwag, as of level 25. Poliwhirl has two choices of evolution - it can evolve into a Poliwrath via a Water Stone, or it can be evolved into a Politoed by trading it with the King's Rock item attached.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Route 10 and Celadon City (Super Rod) Common
Yellow Route 23 (Super Rod) Common
Gold/Silver Routes 22, 28, 30, 31, and 44, Ecruteak City, Violet City, Mt. Silver, and Viridian City (Surf) Common
Crystal Routes 22, 28, 30, 31, and 44, Ecruteak City, Violet City, Mt. Silver, and Viridian City (Surf) Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Routes 6, 22, 23, and 25, Four Island, Cape Brink, Cerulean Cave, Icefall Cave, and Ruin Valley (Fishing) Uncommon
Diamond/Pearl Routes 225, 227, and 228 (Fish with Super Rod or Surf) Uncommon
Platinum Routes 227 and 228 (Surf) Common
HeartGold/SoulSilver Routes 22, 28, 30, 31, and 44, Ecruteak City, Violet City, Mt. Silver, Viridian City, and Cerulean Cave (Surf) Uncommon
Black/White Route 6, Wellspring Cave, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road, Giant Chasm (Fishing) Rare
X/Y Route 14, Laverre City, Route 15, Route 16, Frost Cavern, Couriway Town, Route 19, Pokémon Village, Route 21, Victory Road (Good Rod)
Frost Cavern, Pokémon Village, Victory Road (Surf)
Common
OR/AS Trade None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 11
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Northwind Field (10F-16F)
Waterfall Pond (9F-13F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Lake Afar (B1F-B24F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Panula Cave
Sekra Range
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
It can live in or out of water. When out of water, it constantly sweats to keep its body slimy.
Yellow
Under attack, it uses its belly spiral to put the foe to sleep. It then makes its escape.
Gold
The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
Silver
The skin on most of its body is moist. However, the skin on its belly spiral feels smooth.
Crystal
Though it is skilled at walking, it prefers to live underwater where there is less danger.
Ruby
The surface of Poliwhirl's body is always wet and slick with an oily fluid. Because of this greasy covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
Sapphire
The surface of Poliwhirl's body is always wet and slick with an oily fluid. Because of this greasy covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
Emerald
Its body surface is always wet and slick with an oily fluid. Because of this greasy covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
FireRed
Its two legs are well developed. Even though it can live on the ground, it prefers living in water.
LeafGreen
It can live in or out of water. When out of water, it constantly sweats to keep its body slimy.
Diamond
The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
Pearl
The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
Platinum
The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
HeartGold
The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
SoulSilver
The skin on most of its body is moist. However, the skin on its belly spiral feels smooth.
Black
The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
White
The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
Black 2
The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
White 2
The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
X
It can live in or out of water. When out of water, it constantly sweats to keep its body slimy.
Y
Its two legs are well developed. Even though it can live on the ground, it prefers living in water.
Omega Ruby
The surface of Poliwhirl's body is always wet and slick with a slimy fluid. Because of this slippery covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
Alpha Sapphire
The surface of Poliwhirl's body is always wet and slick with a slimy fluid. Because of this slippery covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
Sun
Although it can live on land, it prefers to stay in the water, where it has fewer natural enemies.
Moon
It marches over the land in search of bug Pokémon to eat. Then it takes them underwater so it can dine on them where it's safe.
Ultra Sun
Although it has become capable of living on land, it spends its time in the water, where its prey, fish Pokémon, are plentiful.
Ultra Moon
Its health suffers when its skin dries out, so be sure to moisturize it diligently.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
65
Attack
65
Defense
65
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
50
Speed
90
Total
385

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Water Sport —% 15 Water Status
Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic 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
27 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
32 Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special
37 Belly Drum —% 10 Normal Status
43 Wake-Up Slap 70 100% 10 Type Fighting
48 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
53 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 ♥♥♥♥
27 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥ ♥♥♥
32 Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
37 Belly Drum —% 10 Water Special Type Cute ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
43 Wake-Up Slap 70 100% 10 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
48 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special Type Beauty 0
53 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
27 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
32 Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special
37 Belly Drum —% 10 Water Special
43 Wake-Up Slap 70 100% 10 Fighting Physical
48 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
53 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 ♥♥♥
27 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
32 Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special Type Tough ♥♥
37 Belly Drum —% 10 Water Special Type Cute ♥♥
43 Wake-Up Slap 70 100% 10 Fighting Physical Type Smart ♥♥
48 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
53 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 ♥♥
27 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
35 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥
43 Belly Drum —% 10 Water Type Cute 0
51 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
Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic
Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal
27 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
35 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
43 Belly Drum —% 10 Water
51 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
Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic
Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
26 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal
33 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
41 Amnesia —% 20 Psychic
49 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
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 Type Fighting
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
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark 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 ♥♥♥
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
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
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 Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret Power 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 Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting 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
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 Type Fighting
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
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark 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 Type Fighting
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 ♥♥
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
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough
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 ♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM05 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
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
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Type Fighting
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
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.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM01 Mega Punch 80 85% 20 Normal
TM05 Mega Kick 120 75% 5 Normal
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
TM17 Submission 80 80% 25 Type Fighting
TM18 Counter 100% 20 Fighting
TM19 Seismic Toss 100% 20 Fighting
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Fissure 30% 5 Ground
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM35 Metronome —% 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
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
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 061 front Y 061 front GR 061 front PoliwhirlBack GenI
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 061 front S 061 front C 061 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 061 front E 061 front FRLG 061 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 061 front DP 061 front HGSS 061 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Poliwhirl BW Poliwhirl BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Poliwhirl XY Poliwhirl XY
Shiny Poliwhirl XY Shiny Poliwhirl XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

In the TCG

Poliwhirl appears several times in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. More specifically, it appears in the Base Set, Base Set 2, Gym Heroes (as Misty's Poliwhirl), Neo Discovery, Expedition, Skyridge, EX Fire Red & Leaf Green and EX Unseen Forces.

Manga

Red starts his journey with a Poliwhirl and a Bulbasaur, the former being his friend for a long time, and had evolved into Poliwhirl from Poliwag to save him from drowning. It later evolves into Poliwrath to save Red from drowning a second time. Poliwhirl was the only Pokémon of Red's that fought against Lt. Surge to free all of the captured Pokémon.

Trivia

  • The spiral on its belly changes direction after evolving from Poliwag.
  • The spiral on its stomach is based on of a real tadpole. A tadpole's skin would be see-through, thus allowing someone to see the inner intestines.
  • Strangely, Poliwhirl's hands are sometimes depicted as finger gloves (like in its Generation II sprites) and sometimes depicted as gloves (like in most of its modern sprites).

Gallery

See also