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Poliwag

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Water
Poliwag
ニョロモ Nyoromo
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Tadpole Pokémon
Pokédex
National
Arcanine
060
Poliwhirl
Johto
Hoenn
Sinnoh
Unova
Kalos
Alola
Ability Gender
Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim (Dream World)
50% ♀
50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Blue Water 1
Weight Height
27.3 lbs 12.4kg 2'00" 0.6 m
Body style Footprint
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Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
40 50 40
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
40 40 90
Total
300

Poliwag (pronunciation: POL-ee-wag) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Physical Appearance

It is so soft its organs are actually visible. It also has trouble walking on its feet due to its lack of arms which causes it to be unbalanced.

Special abilities

Poliwag will have one of two abilities; either Damp where the foe is unable to use Selfdestruct or Explosion, or Water Absorb where Water attacks heal 1/4 of Poliwag's health. With its light blue tail, it can swim very fast. It learns attacks such Bubble and BubbleBeam, and that is why it has a small mouth.

Evolution

Poliwag evolves into Poliwhirl at level 25, which can then either evolve into Poliwrath by Water Stone, or Politoed by trade while holding a King's Rock.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Viridian City and Route 22 (Fish) Common
Yellow Routes 16, 17, 22, and 23, and Viridian City, Fuchsia City (Fish) Common
Gold/Silver Routes 16, 22, 28, 30, 31, 35, 43, and 44, Ruins of Alph, Ilex Forest, Ecruteak City, Violet City, Mt. Silver, Viridian City, and Blackthorn City (Fish) Common
Crystal Routes 16, 22, 28, 30, 31, 35, 43, and 44, Ruins of Alph, Ilex Forest, Ecruteak City, Violet City, Mt. Silver, Viridian City, and Blackthorn City (Fish) Common
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Routes 6, 22, 23, 25, Four Island, Fuchsia City, Viridian City, Berry Forest, Cape Brink, Cerulean City, Cerulean Cave, Icefall Cave, Ruin Valley, and Safari Zone (Fish) Common
Platinum Routes 227 and 228 (Surf) Common
HeartGold/SoulSilver Fishing Common
Black/White Route 6, Wellspring Cave, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road, Giant Chasm (Fishing) Common

Side game locations

Game(s) Location
Pokémon Snap River
Pokémon Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Sub,
Endless Level 22,
Pair Trozei,
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Silent Chasm (5F-9F)
Northwind Field (1F-4F)
Waterfall Pond (1F-5F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Waterfall Cave (B1F-B8F)
Serenity River (B1F-B7F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Pokémon Rumble Shiny Beach


Pokédex entries

Red Blue
Its newly grown legs prevent it from walking well. It appears to prefer swimming over walking.
Yellow
The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
Gold
Because it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
Silver
The direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
Crystal
The swirl on its belly is its insides showing through the skin. It looks clearer after it eats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LeafGreen
Its newly grown legs prevent it from walking well. It appears to prefer swimming over walking.
Diamond
Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Pearl
Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Platinum
Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
HeartGold
Because it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
SoulSilver
The direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
Black
Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
White
Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
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Origins

  • Poliwag's name comes from the word "polliwog."

Trivia

  • Poliwag shares its in-game cry with Ditto.
  • Poliwag shares its species name with Tympole; both are known has the Tadpole Pokémon.

References