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[[File:Type Water/Fighting.gif|link=Water/Fighting type]]  
Species Tadpole Pokémon
Abilities Water Absorb
Swift Swim (Dream World)
None ← 062 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Poliwhirl]]
Evolves into None
(ニョロボン Nyorobon)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Blue>Blue</font>
Shape Footprint

Poliwrath (Japanese: ニョロボン Nyorobon) is a Water/Fighting-type Pokémon that is said to have the same strength as a Machamp.


Poliwrath appears to have a blue round shaped body with a white belly and a black spiral on it. It also appears to have white fists and its pupil grow smaller than its pre-evolutions.

Special abilities

Poliwrath may have the abilities Water Absorb or Damp or the hidden ability Swift Swim. Water Absorb restores a little of Poliwrath's HP when hit by a Water-type move instead of taking damage while Damp prevents the use of Selfdestruct or Explosion. Swift Swim raises Poliwrath's speed in the rain.

In the anime

Tad had a Poliwrath appearing in OI024: Charizard Chills where it fought Ash's Charizard. A Poliwrath also appeared in JL131: Outrageous Fumes! under the ownership by Delany. Chuck had a Poliwrath in JE093: Machoke Machoke Man!. In IL040: The Battling Eevee Brothers, a Poliwrath appeared. A Poliwrath also appears in the Pokémon Summer Academy in DP091: One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team! and JE052: Hook, Line and Stinker! respectively.

In the manga

Poliwrath and politoad manga

Poliwrath and Poliwhirl in the Pokémon Adventures Manga.

In the Pokémon Adventures Manga, Red has a Poliwrath that evolved from a Poliwhirl. It is also Red's first Pokémon.


Poliwrath is the evolved form of Poliwhirl by use of a Water Stone.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Evolve Poliwhirl None
Yellow Evolve Poliwhirl None
Gold/Silver Evolve Poliwhirl None
Crystal Evolve Poliwhirl None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Evolve Poliwhirl None
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Poliwhirl None
Platinum Evolve Poliwhirl None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Trade None
Black/White Wellspring Cave, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road, Giant Chasm (Fishing ripples) Rare

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 9
Forever Level 58
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Poliwhirl
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Lake Afar (B1F-B24F)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Panula Cave
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach

Pokédex Entries



Poliwrath appears to be based off a tadpole whilst its name comes from poliwog and wrath.


  • Poliwrath, along with Lucario are the only non-dual typed Fighting/Psychic and still have Fighting as a type to learn Psychic.
  • Poliwrath is the first Pokémon in the National Pokédex to evolve from a Water Stone.
  • Poliwrath's Pokédex entries state the Pacific Ocean which means that the Pokémon Universe and the real world are some how connected.
    • This is supported by the fact that in the Mystery Dungeon series that the hero was, on both occasions, a human, and not a Pokémon from the beginning.


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