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Poliwrath (Pokémon)

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Poliwhirl #061: Poliwhirl
Pokémon
#063: Abra Abra
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Poliwrath (disambiguation).
Poliwrath
ニョロボン Nyorobon
#062
062Poliwrath.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water Fighting
Category
Tadpole Pokémon
Abilities
Water Absorb or Damp Swift Swim
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#062
Johto
#074
Hoenn
#249
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-054
Height
4'03"
Imperial
1.3 m
Metric
Weight
119.0 lbs.
Imperial
54.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F062.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 185 Battle Exp.: 1851*

Poliwrath (Japanese: ニョロボン Nyorobon) is a dual-type Water/Fighting Pokémon.

It evolves from Poliwhirl when exposed to a Water Stone. It is one of Poliwag's final forms, the other being Politoed.

Biology

Physiology

Poliwrath looks superficially similar to Poliwhirl. However, it has gained more muscle, especially around its arms, which are now quite thick. In addition, it is much larger, standing a foot taller than its pre-evolution. Its eyes have changed from having wide pupils to small ones and it appears to sport a permanent scowl. Its belly also now resembles a gaping mouth rather than being completely circular, but retains the white coloration and spiral it had as a Poliwhirl.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

In addition to the Water-type and hypnotic abilities it had as Poliwag and Poliwhirl, Poliwrath has now gained the powers of a Fighting-type. It can swim for vast distances without tiring, swimming far and fast with minimal breathing, and is adept at such swimming styles as the front crawl and butterfly. With its increased arm and leg strength, it also has the ability to run on the surface of water for a short amount of time. Like Machop, Poliwrath's muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises.

Behavior

With its newly-gained fighting abilities, Poliwrath is more aggressive than its pre-evolutions, and is more willing to pick fights with others.

Habitat

Poliwrath, despite being excellent swimmers, usually live on dry land near the water's edge. They can be found within the range that Poliwag and Poliwhirl can be found.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Poliwrath in the anime

Major appearances

Poliwrath's first non-cameo appearance was in Charizard Chills. An expert Trainer named Tad had one and it defeated Ash's Charizard easily when Ash challenged him. Charizard managed to defeat the Poliwrath in a rematch.

Chuck used a Poliwrath against Ash in his Gym battle in Machoke, Machoke Man. It quickly defeated Ash's Pikachu but lost to his Bayleef.

In Outrageous Fortunes, Misty challenged another Trainer named Delaney whose main Pokémon was Poliwrath. After seeing it in action, Team Rocket tricked Delaney into giving his Poliwrath to them.

Minor appearances

Poliwrath first appeared in The Punchy Pokémon where it competed in the P1 Grand Prix.

A Poliwrath appeared in The Battling Eevee Brothers! and The Breeding Center Secret.

A Poliwrath appeared in Lights, Camera, Quack-tion, as part of the cast for the movie "Pokémon in Love".

A Poliwrath appeared in Marina's fantasy in Bye Bye Psyduck.

Multiple Poliwrath also appeared in The Power of One.

A Poliwrath was seen in a dojo in Wired for Battle!.

Two Poliwrath were among the Pokémon competing in the Fire and Rescue Grand Prix in The Fire-ing Squad!.

In Hook, Line and Stinker, Andreas in a Seaking Catching contest owned a Poliwrath.

A Poliwrath was one of the Pokémon competing in the Pokémon Sumo Wrestling in Ring Masters.

A Poliwrath was one of the inhabitants of an oasis just for Pokémon in Got Miltank?.

In Pop Goes The Sneasel, a fainted Poliwrath appeared with its Trainer. It was knocked up off-screen after training near the place where the Sacred Fire of Ho-Oh was kept.

A Poliwrath was used by a competitor in the Tour de Alto Mare, a water chariot race, in Pokémon Heroes.

A Poliwrath was one of the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Journey to the Starting Line.

A Poliwrath is used by a student of Pokémon Summer Academy in the second leg of the Pokémon Triathlon in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP105 Poliwrath Ash's Pokédex Poliwrath, the Tadpole Pokémon. Poliwrath is an excellent swimmer and its powerful muscles make its attacks extremely effective.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Red's Poliwrath, Poli

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Poli

Poliwrath debuts in Buzz Off, Electabuzz! when Red's Poli evolves into one to save its Trainer from drowning. It's a muscular Pokémon who sends its enemies flying with Seismic Toss. Gold also sees the same Poliwrath in a "Book of Champions", and then tells his Poliwag that it'll also become a Poliwrath. Later, Chuck is seen having a Poliwrath train with him and his Primeape.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Green's Poliwrath debuted in The Big Battle In The Viridian Forest!!.

One of Giovanni's Poliwhirl appeared in The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park! where it evolved into a Poliwrath in order to get rid of Red, Clefairy and Pikachu when they went to the Amusement Park that he built.

In the TCG

Main article: Poliwrath (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red A swimmer adept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
Blue
Yellow Swims powerfully using all the muscles in its body. It can even overtake champion swimmers.
Stadium A strong swimmer, it is faster than a human champ in an individual medley. It can go far and fast with minimal breathing.
Generation II
Gold This strong and skilled swimmer is even capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean just by kicking.
Silver Although an energetic, skilled swimmer that uses all of its muscles, it lives on dry land.
Crystal It can use its well-developed arms and legs to run on the surface of the water for a split second.
Stadium 2 This strong and skilled swimmer is even capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean just by kicking.
Generation III
Ruby Poliwrath's highly developed, brawny muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. It is so tirelessly strong, this Pokémon can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort.
Sapphire
Emerald Its highly developed muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. This Pokémon can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort.
FireRed An adept swimmer, it knows the front crawl, butterfly, and more. It is faster than the best human swimmers.
LeafGreen A swimmer adept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
Generation IV
Diamond With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold This strong and skilled swimmer is even capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean just by kicking.
SoulSilver Although an energetic, skilled swimmer that uses all of its muscles, it lives on dry land.
Generation V
Black With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
White
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
None Evolve Poliwhirl
Blue (Japan)
None Evolve Poliwhirl
Yellow
None Evolve Poliwhirl
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Poliwhirl
Crystal
None Evolve Poliwhirl
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Poliwhirl
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Poliwhirl
Platinum
None Evolve Poliwhirl
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Poliwhirl
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Wellspring Cave, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road, and Giant Chasm (Super Rod)
Black 2 White 2
Unknown Route 23, Relic Passage, Clay Tunnel, Wellspring Cave, Giant Chasm, and Victory Road* (Super Rod)
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Poliwhirl
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 9
Forever Level 58
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Poliwhirl
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Lake Afar (B1-B24)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Panula Cave
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Everspring Valley

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Black 2 White 2 King's Rock King's Rock (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 500   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 70.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start BubbleBeam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
00Start Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
00Start DoubleSlap Normal Physical 01515 08585% 10
00Start Submission Fighting Physical 08080 08080% 25
3232 DynamicPunch Fighting Physical 100100 05050% 5
4343 Mind Reader Normal Status 0000 —% 5
5353 Circle Throw Fighting Physical 06060 09090% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Poliwrath obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwrath
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwrath
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwrath
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwrath
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedHorseaSeadra
KingdraMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctillery
MantineLotadLombreLudicoloSurskitMasquerain
CorphishCrawdauntPiplupPrinplupEmpoleonTympole
PalpitoadSeismitoadDucklettSwanna
BubbleBeam Water Special 65 100% 20
SeelDewgongSphealSealeoWalrein Encore Normal Status 100% 5
MudkipMarshtompSwampert Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
KabutoKabutopsStunfisk Endure Normal Status —% 10
WooperQuagsireSurskitMasquerain Haze Ice Status —% 30
SphealSealeoWalrein Ice Ball Ice Physical 30 90% 20
Poliwrath Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadLombreLudicolo
WingullPelipperSurskitMasquerainPiplupPrinplup
Empoleon
Mist Ice Status —% 30
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedOmanyteOmastar
KabutoKabutopsWooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampert
TympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
CorsolaMilotic Refresh Normal Status —% 20
MarillAzumarillFeebasMilotic Splash Normal Status —% 40
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraidOctilleryMantine
WingullPelipperMiloticHuntailGorebyssShellos
ShellosGastrodonGastrodonDucklettSwannaAlomomola
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckSeelDewgongLombreLudicolo
PelipperSurskitMasquerainMiloticPiplupPrinplup
EmpoleonBuizelFloatzelDucklettSwannaAlomomola
Water Sport Water Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Poliwrath in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Poliwrath in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwrath
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwrath
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Poliwrath can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Poliwrath cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwrath
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwrath
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
060061 Bubble Water Special 20 100% 30
060061 Water Gun Water Special 40 100% 25
060061 Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
060061 Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
060061 Wake-Up Slap Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
060061 Hydro Pump Water Special 120 80% 5
060061 Mud Bomb Ground Special 65 85% 10
060 Sleep TalkBW Normal Status —% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwrath
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwrath
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 42+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box XD 062.png Helping Hand Normal
Shadow Sky Shadow Hydro Pump Water
Shadow Storm Shadow Rain Dance Water
-- Brick Break Fighting

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin062.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani062.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP062.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Tadpole Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP My swimming is world class!
26%-50% HP Half my HP's gone. This feels unpleasant.
1%-25% HP Do something... I don't have the energy left to swim...
Level up I leveled up! What a glorious feeling it is!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up! What a glorious feeling it is!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP062.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Soak fm.pngSoak fm.pngSoak fm.png
(Soak ×3)
Loops: 11 Min. exp.: 60 Max. exp.: 90
Browser entry  
Poliwrath blasts surging jets of water with tremendous force.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Poliwag
Unevolved
Poliwag
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 25


Poliwhirl
First evolution
Poliwhirl
 Water 
Water Stone
Water Stone


Poliwrath
Second evolution
Poliwrath
 Water  Fighting 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 062.png Spr 1y 062.png Spr 1g 062.png Spr b g1 062.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 062.png Spr 2s 062.png Spr 2c 062.png Spr b 2g 062.png
Spr 2g 062 s.png Spr 2s 062 s.png Spr 2c 062 s.png Spr b 2g 062 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 062.png Spr 3e 062.png Spr 3f 062.png Spr b 3r 062.png
Spr 3r 062 s.png Spr 3e 062 s.png Spr 3f 062 s.png Spr b 3r 062 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 062.png Spr 4d 062.png Spr 4h 062.png Spr b 4d 062.png
Spr 4d 062 s.png Spr 4d 062 s.png Spr 4h 062 s.png Spr b 4d 062 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 062.png Spr 5b 062.png Spr b 5b 062.png
Spr 5b 062 s.png Spr 5b 062 s.png Spr b 5b 062 s.png
Poliwrath For other sprites and images, please see Poliwrath images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Poliwrath's early design, Nyosuka

Origin

Poliwrath is based on a tadpole. The spiral pattern on its belly is supposed to represent how the organs of tadpoles can sometimes be seen through their transparent skin. It may also be based on amphibian neoteny, as it stays in tadpole form and does not metamorphose into a frog.

Name origin

Poliwrath is a combination of polliwog and wrath (anger).

Nyorobon is a combination of ニョロニョロ nyoronyoro (the sound of slithering) and an alternate reading of 洪 (deluge or flood) is hon (relative to bon).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ニョロボン Nyorobon From ニョロニョロ nyoronyoro and which can also be read as hon or bon
France Flag.png French Tartard From tartarin and têtard
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poliwrath Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Quappo From Kaulquappe
Italy Flag.png Italian Poliwrath Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 강챙이 Gangchaengi From gang and 올챙이 olchaengi. 강 also means strong.



External links

Notes


Poliwhirl #061: Poliwhirl
Pokémon
#063: Abra Abra


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