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Poliwhirl (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Poliwag
Pokémon
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Poliwhirl
ニョロゾ Nyorozo
#061
061Poliwhirl.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Water '
Category
Tadpole Pokémon
Abilities
Water Absorb or Damp
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#061
Johto
#073
Hoenn
#248
Regional Browser numbers
Height
3′03″
Imperial
1.0 m
Metric
Weight
44.1 lbs.
Imperial
20.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F061.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Water 1 group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 131 Battle Exp.: 1311*

Poliwhirl (Japanese: ニョロゾ Nyorozo) is a Water-type Pokémon.

Biology

The swirl on Poliwag's abdomen reverses when it evolves.

Physiology

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Behavior

Habitat

Poliwhirl live in small freshwater ponds and lakes, usually ones that have an abundance of lily pads.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Hook, Line and Stinker.jpg
Poliwhirl with its evolved form, Poliwrath.

Misty had a Poliwhirl that she caught as a Poliwag; it eventually evolved into a Politoed.

A Poliwhirl was one of the Water Pokémon feuding with the Template:Type2s in Bulbasaur...the Ambassador.

In Tie One On!, Vincent used a Poliwhirl in his battle with Macey.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Special manga

Nyoro was Red's first Pokémon. It debuted in the first round of the Red, Green & Blue chapter, A Glimpse of the Glow as Poliwhirl, however was captured before the start of the chapter as a Poliwag. It gained more importance in Lt. Surge's story arc, in fact it evolved in Buzz Off, Electabuzz! while saving Red from drowning in the sea due to the specks of Water Stone present in the water.

Gold's Poliwag evolved into Poliwhirl in Template:PSV when Gold and Silver were trapped inside Tin Tower. With Silver's knowledge of Pokémon trading, Gold temporarily traded Poliwhirl to Silver via their Pokédexes, prompting Poliwhirl to evolve into Politoed when the effects of its King's Rock activated from the trade, triggering the evolution.

In the TCG

Main article: Poliwhirl (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Poliwhirl only appears as a random trophy.

Trophy information

Poliwhirl is a Tadpole Pokémon able to live on either land or in the water. When on dry land, it's constantly sweating to keep its skin nice and slimy. When in danger, it spins the whirlpool marking on its stomach to put enemies into a deep sleep, then it runs away. It evolves into either Poliwrath or Politoed.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red It can live in or out of water. When out of water, it constantly sweats to keep its body slimy.
Blue
Yellow Under attack, it uses its belly spiral to put the foe to sleep. It then makes its escape.
Stadium Capable of living on land, but prefers to stay in water. If it is out of water, it sweats to keep its skin moist.
Generation II
Gold The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
Silver The skin on most of its body is moist. However, the skin on its belly spiral feels smooth.
Crystal Though it is skilled at walking, it prefers to live underwater where there is less danger.
Stadium 2 The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
Generation III
Ruby The surface of Poliwhirl's body is always wet and slick with an oily fluid. Because of this greasy covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
Sapphire The surface of Poliwhirl's body is always wet and slick with an oily fluid. Because of this greasy covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
Emerald Its body surface is always wet and slick with an oily fluid. Because of this greasy covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
FireRed Its two legs are well developed. Even though it can live on the ground, it prefers living in water.
LeafGreen It can live in or out of water. When out of water, it constantly sweats to keep its body slimy.
Generation IV
Diamond The spiral pattern on its belly subtely undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
Pearl The spiral pattern on its belly subtely undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Rare Routes 9, and 10 (Fishing)
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Rare Route 23 (Fishing)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Routes 22, 28, 30, 31, and 44, Ecruteak City, Violet City, Mt. Silver, and Viridian City (Surfing)
Crystal
Common Routes 22, 28, 30, 31, and 44, Ecruteak City, Violet City, Mt. Silver, and Viridian City (Surfing)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Uncommon Routes 6, 22, 23, and 25, Four Island, Viridian City, Cape Brink, Cerulean Cave, Icefall Cave, and Ruin Valley (Fishing)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Uncommon Routes 225, 227, and 228 (Fish with Super Rod or Surf)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei Secret Storage 11
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Northwind Field (10F-16F)
Waterfall Pond (9F-13F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Panula Cave
Sekra Mountain Range

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 385   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 50.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Note: if Poliwhirl has Water Absorb, the effectiveness of Water attacks will be 0.

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset introMoves in Italics aren't STAB for Poliwhirl, but are for some/all evolutions.

By leveling up

Level Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
26 DoubleSlap
27 Rain Dance Rain Dance BubbleBeam
32 Mud Shot
33 Body Slam
35 Body Slam Body Slam
37 Belly Drum
41 Amnesia
43 Belly Drum Belly Drum Wake-Up Slap
48 Hydro Pump
49 Hydro Pump
51 Hydro Pump Hydro Pump
53 Mud Bomb

By TM/HM

# Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM01 Mega Punch Focus Punch Focus Punch
TM02 Headbutt
TM03 Curse Water Pulse Water Pulse
TM05 Mega Kick
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM07 Hail Hail
TM08 Body Slam Rock Smash
TM09 Take Down
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 BubbleBeam
TM12 Water Gun
TM13 Ice Beam Snore Ice Beam Ice Beam
TM14 Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard Blizzard
TM16 Icy Wind
TM17 Submission Protect Protect Protect
TM18 Counter Rain Dance Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM19 Seismic Toss
TM20 Rage Endure
TM21 Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM26 Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake
TM27 Fissure Return Return Return
TM28 Dig Dig
TM29 Psychic Psychic Psychic Psychic
TM31 Mimic Mud Slap Brick Break Brick Break
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM34 Bide Swagger
TM35 Sleep Talk
TM40 Skull Bash Defense Curl
TM42 Facade Facade
TM43 Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45 Attract Attract Attract
TM46 Psywave Thief Thief Thief
TM50 Substitute
TM56 Fling
TM58 Endure
TM78 Captivate
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Natural Gift
TM87 Swagger
TM90 Substitute
HM03 Surf Surf Surf Surf
HM04 Strength Strength Strength Strength
HM06 Whirlpool Rock Smash Rock Smash
HM07 Waterfall Waterfall Waterfall
HM08 Dive

By breeding

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl only:

TCG-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

Template:EvoChart Box

Template:EvoChart Box

Template:EvoChart Box

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 061.png Spr 1y 061.png Spr 1g 061.png Spr b g1 061.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 061.png Spr 2s 061.png Spr 2c 061.png Spr b 2g 061.png
Spr 2g 061 s.png Spr 2s 061 s.png Spr 2c 061 s.png Spr b 2g 061 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 061.png Spr 3e 061.png Spr 3f 061.png Spr b 3r 061.png
Spr 3r 061 s.png Spr 3e 061 s.png Spr 3f 061 s.png Spr b 3r 061 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 061.png Spr 4d 061.png Spr 4h 061.png Spr b 4d 061.png
Spr 4d 061 s.png Spr 4d 061 s.png Spr 4h 061 s.png Spr b 4d 061 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 061.png Spr 5b 061.png Spr b 5b 061.png
Spr 5b 061 s.png Spr 5b 061 s.png Spr b 5b 061 s.png
Poliwhirl For other sprites and images, please see Poliwhirl images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

The spiral pattern on its belly is supposed to represent how the intestines of tadpoles can sometimes be seen through their transparent skin.

Name origin

Poliwhirl appears to be a combination of polliwog and whirl, referring to the spiral on its stomach. Its Japanese name may come in part from ニョロニョロ nyoronyoro, the sound of slithering.

In other languages

  • German: Quaputzi
  • French: Tetarte - Têtard means tadpole. The remainder likely comes from arte, meaning art.
  • Korean: 수륙챙이 Suryukchaengi

Related articles

External links

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