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Poliwag
Poliwag
National Pokédex
Arcanine - Poliwag (#060) - Poliwhirl
Ability Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim (Hidden)
Series Pokémon series
First appearance Pokémon Red and Blue
Created by Game Freak
Designed by Atsuko Nishida

Poliwag(JP) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a Water Pokémon that made its first appearance in the first generation games Red and Blue. It evolves into Poliwhirl at level 25.

Physiology and Behavior

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

Other Pokémon games

Super Smash Bros. series

Trophy descriptions

In the anime

Origin and inspiration

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
First Pokémon generation
Pokémon Red and Blue Its newly grown legs prevent it from running. It appears to prefer swimming than trying to stand.
Pokémon Yellow The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
Pokémon Stadium The spiral on its belly is its internal organs seen through its thin skin. It is better at swimming than walking.
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold Because it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
Pokémon Silver The direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
Pokémon Crystal The swirl on its belly is its insides showing through the skin. It looks clearer after it eats.
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon Ruby Poliwag has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the Pokémon's spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
Pokémon Sapphire Poliwag has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the Pokémon's spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
Pokémon Emerald It is possible to see this Pokémon's spiral innards right through its thin skin. However, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
Pokémon FireRed Its slick black skin is thin and damp. A part of its internal organs can be seen through the skin as a spiral pattern.
Pokémon LeafGreen Its newly grown legs prevent it from walking well. It appears to prefer swimming over walking.
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Pokémon Pearl Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Pokémon Platinum Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Pokémon HeartGold Because it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
Pokémon SoulSilver The direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Pokémon White Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Pokémon Black 2 Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Pokémon White 2 Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X Its slick black skin is thin and damp. A part of its internal organs can be seen through the skin as a spiral pattern.
Pokémon Y The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
Pokémon Omega Ruby Poliwag has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the Pokémon's spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Poliwag has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the Pokémon's spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
Seventh Pokémon generation
Pokémon Sun The swirl on its belly is its internal organs showing through. If the swirl is tinged white, that means it's affected by some disease.
Pokémon Moon It's still not very good at walking. Its Trainers should train this Pokémon to walk every day.


Game locations

Title Location(s)
First Pokémon generation
Pokémon Red and Blue
Routes 4*, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14*, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25 and Pallet Town, Viridian City, Cerulean City, Cerulean Gym, Vermilion City, Vermilion Harbor, Celadon City, Fuchsia City, Safari Zone, Seafoam Islands, Cinnabar Island, Indigo Plateau, Cerulean Cave (Good Rod) Pallet Town, Viridian City, and Route 22(Super Rod)
Pokémon Yellow
Routes 4*, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14*, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25 and Pallet Town, Viridian City, Cerulean City, Cerulean Gym, Vermilion City, Vermilion Harbor, Celadon City, Fuchsia City, Safari Zone, Seafoam Islands, Cinnabar Island, Indigo Plateau, Cerulean Cave (Good Rod) Pallet Town, Viridian City, and Routes 22 and 23(Super Rod)
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold
Routes 22, 28, 30, 31 and 44, Violet City, Ecruteak City, Viridian City, Mt. Silver* (surfing and fishing)
Routes 6, 35, 43, Ruins of Alph, Ilex Forest, Blackthorn City (fishing)
Pokémon Silver
Routes 22, 28, 30, 31 and 44, Violet City, Ecruteak City, Viridian City, Mt. Silver* (surfing and fishing)
Routes 6, 35, 43, Ruins of Alph, Ilex Forest, Blackthorn City (fishing)
Pokémon Crystal
Routes 22, 28, 30, 31 and 44, Violet City, Ecruteak City, Viridian City, Mt. Silver* (surfing and fishing)

Routes 6, 35, 43, Ruins of Alph, Ilex Forest, Blackthorn City (fishing)

Routes 22, 30, 31 and 44Night
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon Ruby
Trade
Pokémon FireRed
Fuchsia City, Safari Zone, Berry Forest (Good Rod) Routes 6, 22, 23, 25, Viridian City, Cape Brink, Cerulean Cave, Four Island, Icefall Cave and Ruin Valley (Good/Super Rod)
Pokémon LeafGreen
Fuchsia City, Safari Zone, Berry Forest (Good Rod) Routes 6, 22, 23, 25, Viridian City, Cape Brink, Cerulean Cave, Four Island, Icefall Cave and Ruin Valley (Good/Super Rod)
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond
Routes 227 and 228 (surfing)
Route 225 (Good Rod)
Pokémon Pearl
Routes 227 and 228 (surfing)
Route 225 (Good Rod)
Pokémon Platinum
Routes 227 and 228 (surfing)
Pokémon HeartGold
Routes 22, 28, 30, 31 and 44, Violet City, Ecruteak City, Viridian City, Mt. Silver* (surfing and fishing)
Routes 6, 35, 43, Ruins of Alph, Ilex Forest, Blackthorn City, Cerulean Cave, Cliff Edge Gate(fishing)
Safari Zone (fishing or surfing)
Pokémon SoulSilver
Routes 22, 28, 30, 31 and 44, Violet City, Ecruteak City, Viridian City, Mt. Silver* (surfing and fishing)
Routes 6, 35, 43, Ruins of Alph, Ilex Forest, Blackthorn City, Cerulean Cave, Cliff Edge Gate(fishing)
Safari Zone (fishing or surfing)
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black
Route 6, Wellspring Cave, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road, Giant Chasm (Super Rod)
Pokémon White
Route 6, Wellspring Cave, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road, Giant Chasm (Super Rod)
Pokémon Black 2
Routes 6, 19, 20, 23, Floccesy Ranch, Relic Passage, Lostlorn Forest, Giant Chasm, Victory Road, Clay Tunnel, Wellspring Cave (Super Rod)
Pokémon White 2
Routes 6, 19, 20, 23, Floccesy Ranch, Relic Passage, Lostlorn Forest, Giant Chasm, Victory Road, Clay Tunnel, Wellspring Cave (Super Rod)
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X
Routes 14, 15, 16, 19, and 21, Laverre City, Frost Cavern, Couriway Town, Pokémon Village, Victory Road (Old Rod)
Pokémon Village (Horde Encounter)
Pokémon Y
Routes 14, 15, 16, 19, and 21, Laverre City, Frost Cavern, Couriway Town, Pokémon Village, Victory Road (Old Rod)
Pokémon Village (Horde Encounter)
Seventh Pokémon generation
Pokémon Sun
Brooklet Hill, Malie Garden
Pokémon Moon
Brooklet Hill, Malie Garden


Evolution

Poliwag
Reach level 25.
Poliwhirl
Use Water Stone Sprite Water Stone.
Poliwrath
PKMN060 PKMN061 PKMN062
Poliwag
Reach level 25.
Poliwhirl
Trade holding
King's Rock SpriteKing's Rock
Politoed
PKMN060 PKMN061 PKMN186


Base Stats

Base Stats
HP 40
Attack 50
Defense 40
Sp. Attack 40
Sp. Defense 40
Speed 90
Average 300

Moveset

Main article: Poliwag/moveset

Gallery

Sprites

Sprites
Red Green
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Red Blue
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Yellow
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Gold
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Silver
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Crystal
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Ruby Sapphire
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Emerald
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Fire Leaf
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Diamond Pearl
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Platinum
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Heart Soul
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Black White
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Black 2 White 2
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X Y
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