Misty's Politoed

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Misty's Politoed
カスミのニョロトノ Kasumi's Nyorotono
Poké Ball
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 first and only Pokémon 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.


Misty with her Poliwag.
As a Poliwhirl

In the Orange Archipelago, 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.

In Johto, Ash and Misty both used Lure Balls on a wild Totodile. The balls captured the Pokémon out of sight, so Ash and Misty had a tournament to see who got the toothy Template:Type2. 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 to the Totodile that essentially did whatever it wanted.

Misty also used it in the Whirl Cup.

Later, on the way to Blackthorn City, Misty fought a Trainer with a 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 King's Rock that Ash had won in a tournament. 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 and let it out, surprised to see it evolve into Politoed before her eyes. Misty was thrilled with her newly-evolved Pokémon.

Misty's Politoed is very cheerful, enthusiastic, and eager to please. For a while, it took up cheerleading.

Politoed was used fairly often throughout Johto.

Moves used

Using Water Gun Move First Used In
DoubleSlap The Stun Spore Detour
Water Gun Viva Las Lapras
Bubble Roll On, Pokémon!
Body Slam The Totodile Duel
Mega Punch Hook, Line, and Stinker
Tackle A Corsola Caper
Swagger Outrageous Fortunes
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.

In the games

Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1

Water Unknown
Poliwhirl Lv.50
Rain Dance
Hydro Pump
Body Slam

Round 2

Water Unknown
Politoed Lv.50
Rain Dance
Ice Beam

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.

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Misty's Poliwag Water 15 Common Gym Heroes 87/132
Misty's Poliwag Water 16 Common Gym Challenge 89/132
Misty's Poliwhirl Water 37 Uncommon Gym Heroes 53/132
Misty's Politoed Water - - 5th Movie Half Deck (no English release) 3/18


Related articles

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

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