This Poliwrath is a Water/Fighting-type Pokémon owned by Tad.


Orange Islands

When Tad challenged Ash to a battle, he sent Poliwrath against Ash's Pikachu. Poliwrath carried a belt, since Tad and Poliwrath won a championship by defeating many trainers. Pikachu tried to attack Poliwrath, but was defeated quickly by Hypnosis and Water Gun. Ash sent Charizard, who did not obey Ash, allowing Poliwrath to strike it easily using Ice Beam. This hurt Charizard a lot, who got frozen. Tad left with Poliwrath, since he did not want to fight a trainer that cannot handle their own Pokémon. Charizard learned his bond towards its trainer Ash and decided to finally obey him. Later, Charizard and Ash both defeated Tad's Poliwrath using Seismic Toss.


Tad Poliwrath Best Wishes

Tad's Poliwrath in Ash's memory in BW Adventures of Unova

Ash remembered Tad's Poliwrath battling Charizard when he retrieved him in Unova.

Known moves

Move Episode/Chapter
Tad's Poliwrath Water Gun
Double Team (move) Charizard Chills
Hypnosis Charizard Chills
Water Gun Charizard Chills
Ice Beam Charizard Chills
Mega Kick Charizard Chills
Body Slam Charizard Chills
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.