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.

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.

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 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, possibly because it is cuter then Poliwrath.

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

Misty used it fairly often throughout Johto.

Moves used


  • Poliwag was the first of Misty's Pokémon to be seen evolving in the anime. Others may speculate that Misty had previously once evolved her own Starmie rather than catching one already evolved in the wild.

Related articles

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