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Politoed (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Politoed (disambiguation).
Politoed
Frog Pokémon
ニョロトノ
Nyorotono
#186
Politoed

Politoed

Politoed

Politoed
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Water Absorb or Damp Cacophony
Cacophony
Drizzle
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Politoed

Mega Politoed Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
74.7 lbs. 33.9 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#186
Kanto
#075
Johto
#331
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#036
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-055
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-239/N-125
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
185
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
225
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F186.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Politoed (Japanese: ニョロトノ Nyorotono) is a Water-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Poliwhirl when traded holding a King's Rock. It is one of Poliwag's final forms, the other being Poliwrath.

Biology

Politoed is a green, bipedal, frog-like Pokémon with yellow hands, belly, throat, and toes. It has a long, curled hair on top of its head and pink cheek spots that are smaller on the female than on the male. There is a green swirl on its belly. Its legs are well developed and it has bulbous toes and fingers.

Politoed acts as a leader to Poliwag and Poliwhirl, which gather from afar upon hearing its cry. Politoed likes to expand its throat and sing. When three or more assemble, they sing in a chorus with a loud, bellowing voice. The curled hair on Politoed's head is considered proof of its status as a king. The longer and curlier Politoed's hair is, the more it is respected by other Politoed. Politoed lives by the water's edge.

In the anime

Major appearances

Politoed in the anime

Misty's Politoed

Misty's Poliwhirl evolved into a Politoed in Outrageous Fortunes. This Politoed is very cheerful up to the point where it would occasionally lose focus in a battle and start clapping.

Other

Tammy, a young girl who used Pokémon for cheerleading, mistook Misty's Politoed for her own in I Politoed Ya So. She asked Misty to lend it to her for a while since she and her Politoed were angry at each other. Later, they make amends and Tammy gives Misty's Politoed back to her.

A Politoed is owned by a family of traveling circus performers in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.

Another Politoed appeared in A Faux Oak Finish!, where Brock's Croagunk battled it.

Minor appearances

A wild Politoed appears in a flashback in Poetry Commotion!.

May battled against a Politoed in the Wisteria Town Contest in Harley Rides Again.

A Politoed appeared in SS027.

Two Politoed appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Politoed appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!.

A Politoed appeared in Grooming Furfrou!.

A Politoed appeared in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP247 Politoed Ash's Pokédex Politoed, the Frog Pokémon. Politoed likes to expand its throat and sing out, drawing in Poliwag and Poliwhirl from all around.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP139 Politoed Ash's Pokedéx Politoed, the Frog Pokémon. It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Politoed in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Polibo

In Ampharos Amore, Silver borrowed Gold's Polibo in exchange for his Seadra. Due to the effects of the King's Rock Polibo was holding along with the trade between Silver and Gold, Polibo evolved into a Politoed. Later, he was returned to his original Trainer.

In the TCG

Main article: Politoed (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
Silver Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
Crystal When it expands its throat to croak out a tune, nearby Poliwag and Poliwhirl gather immediately.
Stadium 2 If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
Generation III
Ruby The curled hair on Politoed's head is proof of its status as a king. It is said that the longer and more curled the hair, the more respect this Pokémon earns from its peers.
Sapphire
Emerald The curled hair on its head proves its status as a king. It is said that the longer and curlier the hair, the more respect it earns from its peers.
FireRed Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
LeafGreen If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
Generation IV
Diamond It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
SoulSilver Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
Generation V
Black It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.
White
Black 2 It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.
White 2
Generation VI
X Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
Y If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Poliwhirl
Crystal
Evolve Poliwhirl
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Poliwhirl
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Poliwhirl
Platinum
Evolve Poliwhirl
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Poliwhirl
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black White
Route 6 (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Routes 6, 19, and 20, Floccesy Ranch, Lostlorn Forest, Victory Road* (Fishing in rippling water)
Generation VI
X Y
Route 19 (Super Rod)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 61
Forever Level 11
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Poliwhirl
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Lake Afar (B1-B24)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest (during Net mission)
Jungle Relic (during mission)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Canal Ruins
Ice Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Everspring Valley (post ending)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Yamamoto's Tournament Politoed Japanese Japan 50 September 29 to October 6, 2013

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%)
X Y King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Events* Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Defense: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
16/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 3 ♥♥♥
00Start Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20 Clever 1 3 ♥♥♥
00Start Double Slap Normal Physical 01515 08585% 10 Cute 1 0  
00Start Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5 ???  ?  ?
2727 Swagger Normal Status 0000 09090% 15 Cute 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
3737 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5 ???  ?  ?
4848 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10 Cool 2 ♥♥ 2 ♥♥
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Politoed obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Politoed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Politoed
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Politoed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Politoed
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedHorseaSeadra
KingdraMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctillery
MantineLotadLombreSurskitCorphishCrawdaunt
PiplupPrinplupEmpoleonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoad
DucklettSwannaClauncherClawitzer
Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
SeelDewgongSphealSealeoWalrein Encore Normal Status 100% 5
MudkipMarshtompSwampert Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
KabutoKabutopsCorsolaStunfisk Endure Normal Status —% 10
WooperQuagsireSurskitGreninja 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
PoliwagPoliwhirlOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutops
WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertTympolePalpitoad
SeismitoadStunfisk
Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
CorsolaMilotic Refresh Normal Status —% 20
FeebasClauncherClawitzer Splash Normal Status —% 40
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowbroSlowkingLaprasRemoraidMantineWingull
PelipperMiloticHuntailGorebyssShellosGastrodon
DucklettSwannaAlomomolaFroakieFrogadierGreninja
SkrelpDragalgeClauncherClawitzer
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
PsyduckGolduckPoliwagPoliwhirlSeelMarill
AzumarillLombrePelipperSurskitMasquerainMilotic
PiplupPrinplupBuizelFloatzelDucklettSwanna
AlomomolaClauncherClawitzer
Water Sport Water Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Politoed in Generation VI
  • 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 Politoed in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Politoed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Politoed
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Politoed can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Politoed cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Politoed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Politoed
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
060061 Bubble Water Special 40 100% 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 70 100% 10
060061 Hydro Pump Water Special 110 80% 5
060061 Mud Bomb Ground Special 65 85% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Politoed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Politoed
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani186.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP186.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Tadpole Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP I like to sing in a big chorus for a good time~♪
26%-50% HP Already~♪ Half my HP~♪ Has gone away~♪ From me-ee-ee-eeh~♪
1%-25% HP I'm gonna croak... Because I can't sing anymore...
Level up Level uh-uh-uh-up~♪ My singing skills went up, lalalalala~♪
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 Level uh-uh-uh-up~♪ My singing skills went up, lalalalala~♪
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP186.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
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: 7 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
Politoed rhythmically hops about and squirts water vigorously.
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:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Soak 3 field move.png
(Soak ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting bubbles that makes Pokémon Slowed.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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

060Poliwag.png
Unevolved
Poliwag
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 25
061Poliwhirl.png
First evolution
Poliwhirl
 Water 
King's Rock
Trade
holding King's Rock
186Politoed.png
Second evolution
Politoed
 Water 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 186.png Spr b 2g 186.png Spr 2s 186.png Spr b 2g 186.png Spr 2c 186.gif Spr b 2c 186.png
Spr 2g 186 s.png Spr b 2g 186 s.png Spr 2s 186 s.png Spr b 2g 186 s.png Spr 2c 186 s.gif Spr b 2c 186 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 186.png Spr b 3r 186.png Spr 3e 186.gif Spr b 3r 186.png Spr 3r 186.png Spr b 3r 186.png
Spr 3r 186 s.png Spr b 3r 186 s.png Spr 3e 186 s.gif Spr b 3r 186 s.png Spr 3r 186 s.png Spr b 3r 186 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
186MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Politoed images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Japanese sprites

Spr b 2g 186 jp.png
Spr b 2g 186 s jp.png
Gold and Silver back sprites

Trivia

  • Politoed has the smallest level-up learnset of all Pokémon who evolve by trading.

Origin

Politoed is likely based on a tree frog, possibly the European tree frog. The swirl on its stomach may represent visible internal organs, like those of a glass frog.

Name origin

Politoed is a combination of polliwog and a corruption of toad. It may be a play on the phrase 'poly-toed', meaning 'possessing toes' (the feet were digitless as Poliwhirl).

Nyorotono may be a combination of ニョロニョロ nyoronyoro (the sound of slithering) and 殿 tono (lord). This is possibly inspired by the トノサマガエル tonosamagaeru (dark-spotted frog), whose name literally means lord-frog in Japanese.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ニョロトノ Nyorotono From ニョロニョロ nyoronyoro, 殿 tono, and トノサマガエル tonosamagaeru
France Flag.png French Tarpaud From têtard and crapaud
Spain Flag.png Spanish Politoed Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Quaxo From quaken, Qua-, and Ach so!
Italy Flag.png Italian Politoed Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 왕구리 Wangguri From wang and 개구리 gaeguri


Related articles

Notes

External links

Sudowoodo #185: Sudowoodo
Pokémon
#187: Hoppip Hoppip


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