# 060 Poliwag
Ordinary sprites
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Elemental sprites
060 elemental bug icon 060 elemental dark icon 060 elemental dragon icon 060 elemental electric icon 060 elemental fairy icon 060 elemental fighting icon
060 elemental fire icon 060 elemental flying icon 060 elemental ghost icon 060 elemental grass icon 060 elemental ground icon 060 elemental ice icon
060 elemental normal icon 060 elemental poison icon 060 elemental psychic icon 060 elemental rock icon 060 elemental steel icon 060 elemental water icon
Water-Type icon
Base Stats
HP 40
Attack 50
Defense 40
Sp. Atk 40
Sp. Def 40
Speed 90
Water Absorb
Swift Swim
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Arcanine Poliwhirl

Description Edit

Poliwag resembles a blue, spherical tadpole. It has large eyes and pink lips. There is a black and white swirl on its abdomen, which are actually its internal organs showing through its semitransparent skin. The swirl looks clearer after it eats, and the skin is very elastic so that it will not break if the Pokémon is bitten. The direction of the belly spiral differs by area, with the equator being thought to have an effect on this. It has newly developed legs that are poor at walking, and no arms. Its long, mostly transparent tail makes it a powerful swimmer. Because of its ineptitude on land, Poliwag is more likely to be found swimming in small freshwater ponds and lakes. In the anime, Poliwag feeds on salveyo weed, which can only be found on clear lake bottoms.

Location Edit

Evolution Edit

Poliwag Poliwhirl Poliwrath
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Level 25

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Waterstone icon

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Poliwag Poliwhirl Politoed
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Level 25

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Trade with King's Rock

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Ability Edit

  • Water Absorb: Restores HP if Pokemon is hit by Water moves.
  • Damp: Disables any self-destructing moves.
  • Swift Swim: Boost Pokemon's Speed under rainy weather.


For Elemental moves learnable by Elemental Poliwag, refer to this page.
Level up (edit)
Lv Move Name Type Category Pwr. Cldwn. Dur. Acc. Effect % Target
0 Water Sport Water-Type Status move --- 6s Can't Miss --- Ally
0 Bubble Water-Type Special move 20 1.2s --- 100% 33% Single
Might reduce target's Speed by 1.
8 Hypnosis Psychic-Type Status move --- 2.4s 12s 100% 60% Around
May cause target to fall asleep.
11 Water Gun Water-Type Special move 40 1.2s --- 100% --- Single
Normal attack.
15 Double Slap Normal-Type Physical move 15ea 1.2s --- 85% --- Single
Hits target for 2-5 times in each attack.
18 Rain Dance Water-Type Status move --- 60s 60s Can't Miss 100% Weather
Powers up water-type moves, weakens fire-type moves.
Raises accuracy of Thunder and Hurricane.
Changes Weather Ball to be water-typed.
Lowers Synthesis, Morning Sun, Moonlight recovery.
21 Body Slam Normal-Type Physical move 85 1.2s --- 100% 30% Single
Might paralyze the target.
25 Bubblebeam Water-Type Special move 65 2.4s --- 100% 33% Around
Might reduce target's Speed by 1.
28 Mud Shot Ground-Type Special move 55 2.4s --- 95% 100% Around
Reduces target's Speed by 1.
31 Belly Drum Normal-Type Status move --- 60s Can't Miss 100% Ally
35 Wake-Up Slap Fighting-Type Physical move 60(120) 1.2s --- 100% --- Single
Move power will be doubled if target is asleep. But target wakes up when this move hits.
38 Hydro Pump Water-Type Special move 120 1.8s --- 80% --- Beam
Normal attack.
41 Mud Bomb Ground-Type Special move 65 1.2s --- 85% 30% Single
Might reduces target's Accuracy by 1.

Damage Taken Edit

For the type weakness of Elemental Poliwag, refer to this page.
Main article: List of Pokemon Weaknesses
Normal-Type2 Fighting-Type2 Flying-Type2 Poison-Type2 Ground-Type2 Rock-Type2 Bug-Type2 Ghost-Type2 Steel-Type2 Fire-Type2 Water-Type2 Grass-Type2 Electric-Type2 Psychic-Type2 Ice-Type2 Dragon-Type2 Dark-Type2 Fairy-Type2 Shadow-Type2
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