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'''Misty's Politoed''' (Japanese: '''カスミのニョロトノ''' ''Kasumi's Nyorotono'') was the first and only [[Pokémon]] {{pkmn2|caught}} by [[Misty]] in the [[Orange Archipelago]], and her seventh total. Its Japanese voice actor (as well as that of Poliwag and Poliwhirl) is ''[[Shin'ichirō Miki]]'' and its English voice actor is [[Eric Stuart]]. In English, [[Rachael Lillis]] voiced it as a Poliwag and Eric Stuart voiced it as a Poliwhirl.
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'''Misty's Politoed''' (Japanese: '''カスミのニョロトノ''' ''Kasumi's Nyorotono'') was the only {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} that {{an|Misty}} {{pkmn2|caught}} in the [[Orange Archipelago]], and her seventh overall.
   
==History==
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==In the anime==
[[Image:EP110.png|left|thumb|[[Misty]] with her Poliwag.]]
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===History===
[[Image:Poilwhirl.JPG|left|thumb|As a Poliwhirl]]
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====[[Original series]]====
In the Orange Archipelago, {{Ash}} and {{Tracey}} were paralyzed by a {{p|Vileplume}}'s {{m|Stun Spore}} attack. Misty was left to fetch the cure, [[Salveyo weed]], a special type of aquatic plant found at the bottom of lakes on which {{p|Poliwag}} feed. A friendly {{pkmn2|wild}} Poliwag helped her gather the special plant. Poliwag obviously liked Misty because it insisted on coming along with her, and Misty added it to her team.
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=====Orange Islands=====
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[[File:Misty Poliwag.png|thumb|200px|left|As a Poliwag]]
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[[File:Misty Poliwhirl.png|thumb|200px|left|As a Poliwhirl]]
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In ''[[EP110|The Stun Spore Detour]]'', {{Ash}} and {{Tracey}} were {{status|paralysis|paralyzed}} by a {{p|Vileplume}}'s {{m|Stun Spore}} attack. Misty was left to fetch the cure, [[Salveyo weed]], a special type of aquatic plant found at the bottom of lakes on which {{p|Poliwag}} feed. A friendly {{pkmn2|wild}} Poliwag helped her gather the special plant. Poliwag obviously liked Misty because it insisted on coming along with her, and Misty added it to her team. As a Poliwag, it was rarely used because of how clumsy it was on land.
   
In [[Johto]], Ash and Misty both used [[Poké Ball#Generation II Poké Balls|Lure Balls]] on a wild {{AP|Totodile}}. The balls captured the Pokémon out of sight, so Ash and Misty had a tournament to see who got the toothy {{type2|Water}}. During a battle against {{AP|Bulbasaur}}, Misty's Poliwag [[Evolution|evolved]] into {{p|Poliwhirl}}. Although Misty still lost, she concluded that she preferred the Poliwhirl who was willing to evolve to help her to the Totodile that essentially did whatever it wanted.
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=====Johto=====
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In ''[[EP151|The Totodile Duel]]'', Ash and Misty both used [[Lure Ball]]s on a wild {{AP|Totodile}}. The Balls caught the Pokémon out of sight, so Ash and Misty had a tournament to see who got the {{type|Water}}. During a battle against {{AP|Bulbasaur}}, Misty's Poliwag [[Evolution|evolved]] into {{p|Poliwhirl}}. Although Misty still lost, she concluded that she preferred the Poliwhirl who was willing to evolve to help her rather than the Totodile that essentially did whatever it wanted.
   
Misty also used it in the [[Whirl Cup]].
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In ''[[EP168|Hook, Line, and Stinker]]'', Misty used Poliwhirl in the [[Seaking Catching Competition]]. During the competition, Misty and Poliwhirl formed a rivalry with [[Andreas]] and his {{p|Poliwrath}}. Poliwhirl and Misty managed to hook a {{p|Seaking}} just as time ran out for the competition. Both Andreas and Misty had a 55 kilogram Seaking, meaning they had to battle each other to decide the winner. The battle started with Poliwhirl getting overwhelmed due to battling its evolved form. It lost its confidence and hid behind Misty. [[Misty's Psyduck]], {{TP|Misty|Staryu}}, and {{TP|Misty|Goldeen}} then popped out of their Balls to encourage Poliwhirl and it decided to resume the match. Poliwhirl then beat Poliwrath, winning the competition for Misty.
   
Later, on the way to [[Blackthorn City]], Misty fought [[Delaney|a Trainer]] with a {{p|Poliwrath}} and lost. Misty started to consider evolving her own Poliwhirl. Misty took her Poliwhirl to the local [[Pokémon Center]] to be healed. On the way, Poliwhirl picked up the {{DL|Evolution-inducing held item|King's Rock}} that Ash had won in a tournament. Misty did not notice this, and simply gave Poliwhirl to [[Nurse Joy]] for treatment.
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Misty used Poliwhirl in the second and third rounds of the [[Whirl Cup]] in ''[[EP217|The Perfect Match!]]''. In the second round Poliwhirl went up against Ash's Totodile. Ash started the battle by having Totodile use Water Gun, but Poliwhirl dove underwater to evade it. Poliwhirl jumped out of the water and attacked with Bubble, dazing Totodile for a while. Poliwhirl attempted to use {{m|Double Slap}}, but Totodile dodged and headbutted it back into a pillar. However, Poliwhirl kicked off the pillar and dove towards Totodile, using Double Slap again, and [[fainting|knocking Totodile out]]. Ash recalled Totodile and sent out {{AP|Kingler}}. Misty again commanded Poliwhirl to unleash another Bubble, but Kingler used {{m|Crabhammer}} first. An energy sphere was sent across the arena causing whirlpools to form. The attack knocked Poliwhirl into the whirlpools, and another Crabhammer attack knocked Poliwhirl out.
   
Shortly afterward, in a battle against [[Team Rocket]], Misty recovered her Poliwhirl and let it out, surprised to see it evolve into Politoed before her eyes. Misty was thrilled with her newly-evolved Pokémon.
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Misty again started with Poliwhirl in the third round against [[Trinity]] and her {{p|Gyarados}}. Misty told Poliwhirl to use Bubble, but Trinity responded with Gyarados's {{m|Hyper Beam}}. Gyarados quickly charged up and fired the Hyper Beam, knocking the Bubble away and defeating Poliwhirl.
   
Misty's Politoed is very cheerful, enthusiastic, and eager to please. For a while, it took up cheerleading.
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In ''[[EP247|Outrageous Fortunes]]'', on the way to [[Blackthorn City]], Misty fought [[Delaney|a Trainer]] with a Poliwrath and lost. Misty started to consider evolving Poliwhirl. Misty took Poliwhirl to the local [[Pokémon Center]] to be healed, with Poliwhirl picking up the [[King's Rock]] that Ash had won in a tournament on the way. Misty did not notice this, and simply gave Poliwhirl to [[Nurse Joy]] for treatment. Shortly afterward, in a battle against {{TRT}}, Misty recovered her Poliwhirl via transfer machine from another Pokémon Center and let it out. It was summoned wearing the King's Rock, surprising Misty when it evolved into Politoed before her eyes. Misty was thrilled with her newly-evolved Pokémon.
   
Politoed was used fairly often throughout Johto.
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In ''[[EP273|Gotta Catch Ya Later!]]'', Politoed defeated [[Invincible Pokémon Brothers|Kim]]'s {{p|Hitmonchan}} with Bubble, while [[Ash's Pikachu]] and [[Brock's Forretress]] handled the other brothers' Pokémon.
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===={{series|Advanced Generation}}====
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In ''[[SS002|Cerulean Blues]]'', Politoed was sent out of its Poké Ball to calm down a rampaging {{TP|Misty|Gyarados}}.
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===Personality and characteristics===
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[[File:Misty and Politoed.png|thumb|200px|Politoed and Misty]]
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As a {{p|Poliwag}} it was very friendly, cheerful, and liked to help people as shown when {{an|Misty}} first caught it in ''[[EP110|The Stun Spore Detour]]''. After its evolution into a Poliwhirl, Misty began to use it in many of her battles, as it developed more stability on land. Poliwhirl, however, also had a bit of a confidence problem, where it tended to hide behind Misty's legs to avoid confrontation. In ''[[EP168|Hook, Line, and Stinker]]'', Poliwhirl overcame its fears after Misty's other Pokémon offered their support. In its future battles during the [[Whirl Cup]] and against [[Delaney]], Poliwhirl leaped into the rounds with visible determination.
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After evolving into Politoed, it became particularly cheerful. Its habit of clapping, even at inappropriate moments or when being scolded, often irritated Misty. Though its excellent rhythm proved useful in ''[[EP249|I Politoed Ya So!]]'', where it took up cheerleading with {{OBP|Tammy|EP249}}'s Pokémon cheer squad. Tammy rekindled her interests in entertaining audiences with her cheers rather than winning tournaments, while her own Politoed [[nickname]]d Bean learned Misty's Politoed's clap routine.
   
 
===Moves used===
 
===Moves used===
{{anmu/h|water|row=8|align=center|row=8|move={{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 4}}|0|1=Water Gun|2=DoubleSlap|3=Swagger}}|pic={{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 4}}|0|1=Politoed Water Gun.png|2=Politoed Doubleslap.png|3=Politoed Swagger.png}}}}
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{{anmov/h|water||Misty {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 7}}|0=Poliwag Double Slap|1=Poliwhirl Body Slam|2=Poliwhirl Mega Punch|3=Poliwag Water Gun|4=Poliwhirl Double Slap|5=Poliwhirl Water Gun|6=Poliwhirl Headbutt}}.png|Using {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 7}}|0=Double Slap<br>as a Poliwag|1=Body Slam<br>as a Poliwhirl|2=Mega Punch<br>as a Poliwhirl|3=Water Gun<br>as a Poliwag|4=Double Slap<br>as a Poliwhirl|5=Water Gun<br>as a Poliwhirl|6=Headbutt<br>as a Poliwhirl}}|image2=Misty Politoed {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 5}}|0=Swagger|1=DoubleSlap|2=Headbutt|3=Water Gun|4=Bubble}}.png|caption2=Using {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 5}}|0=Swagger|1=Double Slap|2=Headbutt|3=Water Gun|4=Bubble}}}}
{{anmu|normal|DoubleSlap|EP110|The Stun Spore Detour}}
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{{anmov|water|Water Gun|EP110|The Stun Spore Detour|rec=yes}}
{{anmu|water|Water Gun|EP113|Viva Las Lapras}}
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{{anmov|normal|Double Slap|EP110|The Stun Spore Detour|rec=yes}}
{{anmu|water|Bubble|EP120|Roll On, Pokémon!}}
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{{anmov|water|Bubble|EP120|Roll On, Pokémon!|rec=yes}}
{{anmu|normal|Body Slam|EP151|The Totodile Duel}}
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{{anmov|normal|Body Slam|EP151|The Totodile Duel}}
{{anmu|normal|Mega Punch|EP168|Hook, Line, and Stinker}}
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{{anmov|normal|Mega Punch|EP168|Hook, Line, and Stinker}}
{{anmu|normal|Tackle|EP213|A Corsola Caper}}
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{{anmov|normal|Tackle|EP177|Wings 'N' Things|x=yes}}
{{anmu|normal|Swagger|EP247|Outrageous Fortunes}}
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{{anmov|normal|Headbutt|EP205|The Kecleon Caper|rec=yes}}
{{anmu/f|water|no|c=a}}
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{{anmov|normal|Swagger|EP247|Outrageous Fortunes}}
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{{anmov/f|water|x=yes}}
   
 
==In the games==
 
==In the games==
===[[Pokémon Stadium 2]]===
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===In the {{pkmn|Stadium series}}===
====Round 1====
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[[Misty]] uses a Poliwhirl during Pokémon Stadium 2's Round 1, and a Politoed during Round 2.
{{Pokémon|gen=1|ndex=061|pokemon=Poliwhirl
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|level=50|gender=female|type1=Water
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{|
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! colspan="2" | [[Pokémon Stadium 2]]
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|-
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! Round 1
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! Round 2
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|-
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|{{Pokémon/2
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|ndex=061
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|pokemon=Poliwhirl
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|level=50-100
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|gender=female
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|held=Focus Band
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|type1=Water
 
|move1=Rain Dance|move1type=Water
 
|move1=Rain Dance|move1type=Water
 
|move2=Earthquake|move2type=Ground
 
|move2=Earthquake|move2type=Ground
 
|move3=Hydro Pump|move3type=Water
 
|move3=Hydro Pump|move3type=Water
 
|move4=Body Slam|move4type=Normal}}
 
|move4=Body Slam|move4type=Normal}}
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|{{Pokémon/2
====Round 2====
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|ndex=186
{{Pokémon|gen=1|ndex=186|pokemon=Politoed
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|pokemon=Politoed
|level=50|gender=female|type1=Water
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|level=50-100
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|gender=male
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|held=Focus Band
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|type1=Water
 
|move1=Rain Dance|move1type=Water
 
|move1=Rain Dance|move1type=Water
 
|move2=Surf|move2type=Water
 
|move2=Surf|move2type=Water
 
|move3=Ice Beam|move3type=Ice
 
|move3=Ice Beam|move3type=Ice
 
|move4=Earthquake|move4type=Ground}}
 
|move4=Earthquake|move4type=Ground}}
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|}
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==In the manga==
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[[File:Misty Poliwag EToP.png|thumb|200px|left|As a Poliwag]]
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[[File:Misty Poliwhirl EToP.png|thumb|200px|Poliwhirl in The Electric Tale of Pikachu]]
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===In the Ash & Pikachu manga===
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Misty's Politoed appears as a Poliwhirl in ''[[SP10|The Grand Rhydon Plan]]''.
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===In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga===
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Misty was first shown with a Poliwag in ''[[ET03|Clefairy Tale]]''. Later, in ''[[ET06|To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That is the Question!]]'', Misty was shown expressing interest in evolving her Poliwhirl into a {{p|Poliwrath}}. However, she was unable to do so, because [[evolutionary stone]]s were too expensive.
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{{-}}
   
 
==In the TCG==
 
==In the TCG==
 
Politoed was featured in the TCG as one of [[Misty]]'s Pokémon. The following is a list of cards named '''Misty's Poliwag, Poliwhirl, and Politoed'''.
 
Politoed was featured in the TCG as one of [[Misty]]'s Pokémon. The following is a list of cards named '''Misty's Poliwag, Poliwhirl, and Politoed'''.
{| {{bluetable}}
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|- style="background: #DDDDFF;"
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{{cardlist/header|Misty's Poliwag|Water|char=yes}}
!Name
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Misty's Poliwag|87}}|type=Water|enset=Gym Heroes|enrarity=Common|ennum=87/132|jpset=Hanada City Gym}}
!Type
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Gym Challenge|Misty's Poliwag|89}}|type=Water|enset=Gym Challenge|enrarity=Common|ennum=89/132|jpsetlink=Gym Heroes|jpset=Leaders' Stadium|jprarity=Common}}
!Level
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{{cardlist/div|Misty's Poliwhirl|Water}}
!Rarity
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Misty's Poliwhirl|53}}|type=Water|enset=Gym Heroes|enrarity=Uncommon|ennum=53/132|jpsetlink=Gym Heroes|jpset=Leaders' Stadium|jprarity=Uncommon}}
!Set
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{{cardlist/div|Misty's Politoed|Water}}
!Set no.
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Theater VS Pack|Misty's Politoed|3}}|type=Water|jpset=Theater Limited VS Pack|jpnum=003/018}}
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{{cardlist/footer|Water}}
| {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Misty's Poliwag|87}} || {{e|Water}} || 15 || {{rar|Common}} || {{TCG|Gym Heroes}} || 87/132
 
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| {{TCG ID|Gym Challenge|Misty's Poliwag|89}} || {{e|Water}} || 16 || {{rar|Common}} || {{TCG|Gym Challenge}} || 89/132
 
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| {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Misty's Poliwhirl|53}} || {{e|Water}} || 37 || {{rar|Uncommon}} || {{TCG|Gym Heroes}} || 53/132
 
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| {{TCG ID|5th Movie Half Deck|Misty's Politoed|3}} || {{e|Water}} || - || - || {{TCG|5th Movie Half Deck}} (no English release) || 3/18
 
|}
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Poliwag was the first of Misty's Pokémon to be seen evolving in the {{pkmn|anime}}.
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* Poliwag was the first of Misty's Pokémon to be seen evolving in the {{pkmn|anime}}.
* Politoed is the only Pokémon that Misty currently owns that is not in the [[List of Pokémon by Hoenn Pokédex number|Hoenn Pokédex]].
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** Politoed is the only Pokémon owned by Misty in the anime that has evolved twice.
* Poliwag was the last Generation I Pokémon that a main character captured in the original series, excluding those caught and released in the same episode ([[Casey's Beedrill|Ash's Beedrill]] and [[Ash Ketchum#Temporary|Seaking]], [[Misty#Temporary|Misty's Seaking]], and [[List of Pokémon temporarily owned by Team Rocket#Victreebel|James's second Victreebel]]).
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* Poliwag was the last [[Generation I]] Pokémon that a main character captured in the original series, excluding those caught and released in the same episode ([[Casey's Beedrill|Ash's Beedrill]] and {{DL|List of Pokémon temporarily owned by the Team Rocket trio|Victreebel|James's second Victreebel}}).
   
 
==Related articles==
 
==Related articles==
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[[Category:Stadium 2 characters]]
   
 
[[de:Mistys Quaxo]]
 
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[[fr:Tarpaud d'Ondine]]
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[[zh:小霞的蚊香蛙皇]]

Latest revision as of 03:49, 24 September 2019

Misty's Politoed
カスミのニョロトノ Kasumi's Nyorotono
Poké Ball
Misty Politoed.png
Misty's Politoed
Debuts in The Stun Spore Detour
Caught at An island between Kumquat Island and Pummelo Island
Evolves in The Totodile Duel
Outrageous Fortunes
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Cerulean Gym
Poliwag Poliwhirl Politoed
This Pokémon spent 41 episodes as Poliwag and 96 episodes as Poliwhirl.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Poliwag Shin'ichirō Miki Rachael Lillis
As Poliwhirl Shin'ichirō Miki Eric Stuart
As Politoed Shin'ichirō Miki Eric Stuart

Misty's Politoed (Japanese: カスミのニョロトノ Kasumi's Nyorotono) was the only Pokémon that Misty caught in the Orange Archipelago, and her seventh overall.

In the anime

History

Original series

Orange Islands
As a Poliwag
As a Poliwhirl

In The Stun Spore Detour, Ash and Tracey were paralyzed by a Vileplume's Stun Spore attack. Misty was left to fetch the cure, Salveyo weed, a special type of aquatic plant found at the bottom of lakes on which Poliwag feed. A friendly wild Poliwag helped her gather the special plant. Poliwag obviously liked Misty because it insisted on coming along with her, and Misty added it to her team. As a Poliwag, it was rarely used because of how clumsy it was on land.

Johto

In The Totodile Duel, Ash and Misty both used Lure Balls on a wild Totodile. The Balls caught the Pokémon out of sight, so Ash and Misty had a tournament to see who got the Water-type. During a battle against Bulbasaur, Misty's Poliwag evolved into Poliwhirl. Although Misty still lost, she concluded that she preferred the Poliwhirl who was willing to evolve to help her rather than the Totodile that essentially did whatever it wanted.

In Hook, Line, and Stinker, Misty used Poliwhirl in the Seaking Catching Competition. During the competition, Misty and Poliwhirl formed a rivalry with Andreas and his Poliwrath. Poliwhirl and Misty managed to hook a Seaking just as time ran out for the competition. Both Andreas and Misty had a 55 kilogram Seaking, meaning they had to battle each other to decide the winner. The battle started with Poliwhirl getting overwhelmed due to battling its evolved form. It lost its confidence and hid behind Misty. Misty's Psyduck, Staryu, and Goldeen then popped out of their Balls to encourage Poliwhirl and it decided to resume the match. Poliwhirl then beat Poliwrath, winning the competition for Misty.

Misty used Poliwhirl in the second and third rounds of the Whirl Cup in The Perfect Match!. In the second round Poliwhirl went up against Ash's Totodile. Ash started the battle by having Totodile use Water Gun, but Poliwhirl dove underwater to evade it. Poliwhirl jumped out of the water and attacked with Bubble, dazing Totodile for a while. Poliwhirl attempted to use Double Slap, but Totodile dodged and headbutted it back into a pillar. However, Poliwhirl kicked off the pillar and dove towards Totodile, using Double Slap again, and knocking Totodile out. Ash recalled Totodile and sent out Kingler. Misty again commanded Poliwhirl to unleash another Bubble, but Kingler used Crabhammer first. An energy sphere was sent across the arena causing whirlpools to form. The attack knocked Poliwhirl into the whirlpools, and another Crabhammer attack knocked Poliwhirl out.

Misty again started with Poliwhirl in the third round against Trinity and her Gyarados. Misty told Poliwhirl to use Bubble, but Trinity responded with Gyarados's Hyper Beam. Gyarados quickly charged up and fired the Hyper Beam, knocking the Bubble away and defeating Poliwhirl.

In Outrageous Fortunes, on the way to Blackthorn City, Misty fought a Trainer with a Poliwrath and lost. Misty started to consider evolving Poliwhirl. Misty took Poliwhirl to the local Pokémon Center to be healed, with Poliwhirl picking up the King's Rock that Ash had won in a tournament on the way. Misty did not notice this, and simply gave Poliwhirl to Nurse Joy for treatment. Shortly afterward, in a battle against Team Rocket, Misty recovered her Poliwhirl via transfer machine from another Pokémon Center and let it out. It was summoned wearing the King's Rock, surprising Misty when it evolved into Politoed before her eyes. Misty was thrilled with her newly-evolved Pokémon.

In Gotta Catch Ya Later!, Politoed defeated Kim's Hitmonchan with Bubble, while Ash's Pikachu and Brock's Forretress handled the other brothers' Pokémon.

Advanced Generation series

In Cerulean Blues, Politoed was sent out of its Poké Ball to calm down a rampaging Gyarados.

Personality and characteristics

Politoed and Misty

As a Poliwag it was very friendly, cheerful, and liked to help people as shown when Misty first caught it in The Stun Spore Detour. After its evolution into a Poliwhirl, Misty began to use it in many of her battles, as it developed more stability on land. Poliwhirl, however, also had a bit of a confidence problem, where it tended to hide behind Misty's legs to avoid confrontation. In Hook, Line, and Stinker, Poliwhirl overcame its fears after Misty's other Pokémon offered their support. In its future battles during the Whirl Cup and against Delaney, Poliwhirl leaped into the rounds with visible determination.

After evolving into Politoed, it became particularly cheerful. Its habit of clapping, even at inappropriate moments or when being scolded, often irritated Misty. Though its excellent rhythm proved useful in I Politoed Ya So!, where it took up cheerleading with Tammy's Pokémon cheer squad. Tammy rekindled her interests in entertaining audiences with her cheers rather than winning tournaments, while her own Politoed nicknamed Bean learned Misty's Politoed's clap routine.

Moves used

Misty Poliwhirl Water Gun.png
Using Water Gun
as a Poliwhirl
Misty Politoed Bubble.png
Using Bubble
Move First Used In
Water Gun  The Stun Spore Detour
Double Slap  The Stun Spore Detour
Bubble  Roll On, Pokémon!
Body Slam The Totodile Duel
Mega Punch Hook, Line, and Stinker
Tackle × Wings 'N' Things
Headbutt  The Kecleon Caper
Swagger Outrageous Fortunes
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

In the Stadium series

Misty uses a Poliwhirl during Pokémon Stadium 2's Round 1, and a Politoed during Round 2.

Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 1 Round 2
061.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Held item:
Focus Band
Poliwhirl Lv.50-100
Rain Dance
Water
Earthquake
Ground
Hydro Pump
Water
Body Slam
Normal
186.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Held item:
Focus Band
Politoed Lv.50-100
Rain Dance
Water
Surf
Water
Ice Beam
Ice
Earthquake
Ground

In the manga

As a Poliwag
Poliwhirl in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Misty's Politoed appears as a Poliwhirl in The Grand Rhydon Plan.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Misty was first shown with a Poliwag in Clefairy Tale. Later, in To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That is the Question!, Misty was shown expressing interest in evolving her Poliwhirl into a Poliwrath. However, she was unable to do so, because evolutionary stones were too expensive.

In the TCG

Politoed was featured in the TCG as one of Misty's Pokémon. The following is a list of cards named Misty's Poliwag, Poliwhirl, and Politoed.

Misty's Poliwag
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
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Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Misty's Poliwag Water Gym Heroes Common 87/132 Hanada City Gym    
Misty's Poliwag Water Gym Challenge Common 89/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
Misty's Poliwhirl
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Misty's Poliwhirl Water Gym Heroes Uncommon 53/132 Leaders' Stadium Uncommon  
Misty's Politoed
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Misty's Politoed Water       Theater Limited VS Pack   003/018
 

Trivia

  • Poliwag was the first of Misty's Pokémon to be seen evolving in the anime.
    • Politoed is the only Pokémon owned by Misty in the anime that has evolved twice.
  • Poliwag was the last Generation I Pokémon that a main character captured in the original series, excluding those caught and released in the same episode (Ash's Beedrill and James's second Victreebel).

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Poliwag, Poliwhirl, and Politoed.


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