Essentials

Poliwag

Poliwag

Water

Abilities

Water Absorb

Absorbs Water moves, healing for 1/4 max HP.

Damp

Prevents Self-Destruct, Explosion, and Aftermath from working while the Pokémon is in battle.

Hidden Ability

Swift Swim

Doubles Speed during rain.

Damage Taken

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 2
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire ½
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 2
  • Ground 1
  • Ice ½
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water ½

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 1
National
60
Kanto
60 Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen
Original Johto
72 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Updated Johto
72 HeartGold, SoulSilver
Mountain Kalos
33 X, Y

Names

Japanese
ニョロモ (nyoromo)
Official roomaji
Nyoromo
Korean
발챙이
Chinese
蚊香蝌蚪
French
Ptitard
German
Quapsel
Spanish
Poliwag
Italian
Poliwag

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Water 1
Hatch counter
20 Search:
Steps to hatch
5355 / 2805

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
60 Search:
Effort points
  • 1 Speed
Capture rate
255 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium slow Search:

Wild held items

Generation 3 nothing
Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Poliwag Poliwhirl Level up, starting at level 25 Poliwrath Use a Water Stone
Politoed Trade, while holding a King's Rock

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
40
8.9 253 284
Attack
50
19.4 168 199
Defense
40
10.6 148 179
Special Attack
40
15.3 148 179
Special Defense
40
10.5 148 179
Speed
90
75.8 248 279
Total
300
14.3

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯✯☆
Power
★☆
Skill
★✯☆
Stamina
★★✯☆☆
Jump
★★☆☆
Total
7/11/18

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.

Generation 6
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.

Y

The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.

Sprites

Poliwag Poliwag Poliwag Poliwag

Miscellany

Species
Tadpole Search:
Color
Blue Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
water's edge Search:
Footprint
Poliwag
Shape
Crural Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Poliwag
6

1'11.6"
0.6 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Poliwag
124

27.3 lb
12.4 kg

Locations

Red Red
Blue Blue
Yellow Yellow
FireRed FireRed
LeafGreen LeafGreen
Diamond Diamond
Pearl Pearl
Platinum Platinum
HeartGold HeartGold
SoulSilver SoulSilver
Black Black
White White
Black 2 Black 2
White 2 White 2

Pal Park

Area
Pond
Score
50
Rate
30

Moves

Water moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Physical moves better suit Poliwag's higher Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Water Sport Water status 15

Halves all Fire-type damage.

5 Water Gun Water special 25 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

5 5 5 Bubble Water special 30 40 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

16 7 7 8 8 8 8 Hypnosis Psychic status 20 60%

Puts the target to sleep.

11 Bubble Water special 30 40 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

19 13 13 11 11 11 Water Gun Water special 25 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

25 19 19 15 15 15 15 Double Slap Normal physical 10 15 85%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

25 25 18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

31 31 31 21 21 21 21 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

38 Amnesia Psychic status 20

Raises the user's Special Defense by two stages.

25 25 25 25 Bubble Beam Water special 20 65 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

28 28 28 28 Mud Shot Ground special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

37 37 31 31 31 31 Belly Drum Normal status 10

User pays half its max HP to max out its Attack.

35 35 35 35 Wake-Up Slap Fighting physical 10 70 100%

If the target is asleep, has double power and wakes it up.

45 43 43 38 38 38 38 Hydro Pump Water special 5 110 80%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

41 41 41 41 Mud Bomb Ground special 10 65 85%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • Bubble Beam Water special 20 65 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

• • • Encore Normal status 5 100%

Forces the target to repeat its last used move every turn for 2 to 6 turns.

• • • • Endeavor Normal physical 5 * 100%

Lowers the target's HP to equal the user's.

• • Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

• • • • • • Haze Ice status 30

Resets all Pokémon's stats, accuracy, and evasion.

• • • • • Ice Ball Ice physical 20 30 90%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, resetting after five turns.

• • • • • • Mind Reader Normal status 5

Ensures that the user's next move will hit the target.

• • • • • • Mist Ice status 30

Protects the user's stats from being changed by enemy moves.

• • • • Mud Shot Ground special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

• • • • Refresh Normal status 20

Cleanses the user of a burn, paralysis, or poison.

• • • • • • Splash Normal status 40

Does nothing.

• • Water Pulse Water special 20 60 100%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

• • • • • Water Sport Water status 15

Halves all Fire-type damage.

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Defense Curl Normal status 40

Raises user's Defense by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Dive Water physical 10 80 100%

User dives underwater, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endeavor Normal physical 5 * 100%

Lowers the target's HP to equal the user's.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Helping Hand Normal status 20 5

Ally's next move inflicts half more damage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ice Beam Ice special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Icy Wind Ice special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
03 03 03 Water Pulse Water special 20 60 100%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

02 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

03 Curse Ghost status 10

Ghosts pay half their max HP to hurt the target every turn. Others decrease Speed but raise Attack and Defense.

06 06 06 06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

08 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

09 Take Down Normal physical 20 90 85%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

10 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

11 Bubble Beam Water special 20 65 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

12 Water Gun Water special 25 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

07 07 07 07 07 Hail Ice status 10

Changes the weather to a hailstorm for five turns.

10 10 10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

13 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

13 13 13 13 13 13 Ice Beam Ice special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

14 14 14 14 14 14 14 Blizzard Ice special 5 110 70%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

20 Rage Normal physical 20 20 100%

If the user is hit after using this move, its Attack rises by one stage.

16 Icy Wind Ice special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

17 17 17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

18 18 18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

20 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

21 21 21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

27 27 27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

28 28 28 28 28 Dig Ground physical 10 80 100%

User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

29 29 29 29 29 29 29 Psychic Psychic special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

31 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

32 32 32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

42 42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

34 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

35 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

40 Defense Curl Normal status 40

Raises user's Defense by one stage.

34 Bide Normal physical 10 * 1

User waits for two turns, then hits back for twice the damage it took.

40 Skull Bash Normal physical 10 130 100%

Raises the user's Defense by one stage. User charges for one turn before attacking.

44 44 44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

46 Psywave Psychic special 15 * 100%

Inflicts damage between 50% and 150% of the user's level.

45 45 45 45 45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

46 46 46 46 46 46 Thief Dark physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

58 58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

78 78 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

82 82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

55 55 Scald Water special 15 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to burn the target.

87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

50 90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H3 H3 H3 H3 H3 H3 H3 Surf Water special 15 90 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Dive users.

H7 H7 H5 H5 Waterfall Water physical 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

H8 H6 Dive Water physical 10 80 100%

User dives underwater, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

H6 H5 Whirlpool Water special 15 35 85%

Prevents the target from leaving battle and inflicts 1/16 its max HP in damage for 2-5 turns.

H7 H7 Waterfall Water physical 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

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