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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.


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

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.

Game info

Game locations

Poliwrath Locations
Version(s) Location 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

Poliwrath Locations
Game(s) Location
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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