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Type
Water  Fighting
Species Tadpole Pokémon
Abilities Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim (DW)
Pokédex
Poliwhirl ← 062 → Abra
Kanto 062 Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 035
Evolves From Poliwhirl
Evolves Into None
Poliwrath
062
ニョロボン Nyorobon
062Poliwrath
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
060061062186
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
119.0 lbs 54.0 kg 4'03" 1.3 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Blue Water 1
Body Style Footprint
Body12
F062
Cry

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.

Biology

Physiology

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.

Evolution

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

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
X/Y Victory Road (Super Rod) Uncommon


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

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
A graradept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
Yellow
Swims powerfully using all the muscles in its body. It can even overtake champion swimmers.
Gold
This strong and skilled swimmer is even capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean just by kicking.
Silver
Although an energetic, skilled swimmer that uses all of its muscles, it lives on dry land.
Crystal
It can use its well-developed arms and legs to run on the surface of the water for a split second.
Ruby
Poliwrath's highly developed, brawny muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. It is so tirelessly strong, this Pokémon can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort.
Sapphire
Poliwrath's highly developed, brawny muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. It is so tirelessly strong, this Pokémon can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort.
Emerald
Its highly developed muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. This Pokémon can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort.
FireRed
Its highly developed muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. This Pokémon can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort.
LeafGreen
A swimmer adept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
Diamond
With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
Pearl
With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
Platinum
With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
HeartGold
This strong and skilled swimmer is even capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean just by kicking.
SoulSilver
Although an energetic, skilled swimmer that uses all of its muscles, it lives on dry land.
Black
With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
White
With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
Black 2
With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
White 2
With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
X
Y
A swimmer adept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.

Appearances

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.

Trivia

  • 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.

Origins

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

References

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