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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
Tadpole Pokémon
ニョロボン
Nyorobon
#062
Poliwrath

Poliwrath

Poliwrath

Poliwrath
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Fighting
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Water Absorb or Damp Cacophony
Cacophony
Swift Swim
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Poliwrath

Mega Poliwrath Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
119.0 lbs. 54.0 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
#062
Kanto
#074
Johto
#249
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#035
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-054
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
185
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
225
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
3
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F062.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

Poliwrath is a blue, bipedal Pokémon with muscular arms. It has bulbous eyes that protrude from the top of its head. Its belly is covered by a white and black swirl. There appear to be white gloves on its hands, and it has rounded, digit-less feet. It has powerful muscles in its arms and legs that never tire. When it swims, it uses all the muscles in its body, and is able to swim vast distances with minimal breathing. It is even capable of briefly running on the water's surface. Poliwrath, despite being an excellent swimmer, usually lives on dry land near the water's edge.

In the anime

Major appearances

Poliwrath in the anime

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.

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

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!.

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!.

A Poliwrath appeared in a flashback/fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

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

Poliwrath in Pokémon Adventures

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. Its evolution wasn't explained until the Yellow chapter where it was revealed there were four evolutionary stones that could be used without any limit.

A Poliwrath appeared in Gold's fantasy after seeing Polibo evolved into Politoed in Ampharos Amore.

Much later, Chuck, Blue's own master, owns a Poliwrath, seen in Scrappy Skarmory training with him and his Primeape. Together with Primeape, it used DynamicPunch to reveal Suicune's presence in the ocean off the Cianwood coast, but the Gym Leader was defeated in the end, even after being joined by a friend.

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

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 With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
White 2
Generation VI
X With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
Y A swimmer adept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Poliwhirl
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Poliwhirl
Yellow
Evolve Poliwhirl
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Poliwhirl
Crystal
Evolve Poliwhirl
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Poliwhirl
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Poliwhirl
Platinum
Evolve Poliwhirl
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Poliwhirl
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black White
Wellspring Cave, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road, and Giant Chasm (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Route 23, Relic Passage, Clay Tunnel, Wellspring Cave, Giant Chasm, and Victory Road* (Fishing in rippling water)
Generation VI
X Y
Victory Road (Super Rod)

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)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Emerald* King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
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%)

Stats

Base stats

Generation I-V
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.


Generation VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
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: 510   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
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 VI, 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×
Fairy
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×
Fairy
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×
Fairy
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×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Circle Throw Fighting Physical 06060 09090% 10
00Start Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
00Start Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
00Start Double Slap Normal Physical 01515 08585% 10
00Start Submission Fighting Physical 08080 08080% 25
3232 Dynamic Punch 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - 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
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 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 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 06060 095}}95% 15
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 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 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 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 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
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - 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 Poliwrath 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 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

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

060Poliwag.png
Unevolved
Poliwag
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 25
061Poliwhirl.png
First evolution
Poliwhirl
 Water 
Water Stone
Water Stone
062Poliwrath.png
Second evolution
Poliwrath
 Water  Fighting 

Sprites

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

Trivia

Poliwrath's early design, Nyosuka
  • In Generation II and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, a man in Celadon City has a Poliwrath in hope that it will evolve into a frog Pokémon one day. Although the Pokémon he was thinking of is most likely Politoed, it is too late, as it is Poliwhirl that evolves into Politoed when holding a King's Rock, not Poliwrath.
  • An early design of Poliwrath revealed on Game Freak's official Japanese website circa 1997 depicts it wearing a crown, similar to the King's Rock which is necessary to evolve Poliwhirl into Politoed.
  • Poliwrath shares its species name with Poliwag, Poliwhirl, and Tympole. They are all known as the Tadpole Pokémon.

Origin

Poliwrath is based on a glass frog. The spiral pattern on its belly is supposed to represent how the organs of these frogs and other 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 Gangchaeng'i From gang and 올챙이 olchaeng'i



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Notes


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