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ニョたろう Nyotaro
Poké Ball
Debuts in Murkrow Row
Caught at Unknown
Evolves in Ampharos Amore
Ampharos Amore
Gender Male
Ability Water Absorb
Nature Quiet
Current location With Gold
Poliwag Poliwhirl Politoed
This Pokémon spent 18 rounds as Poliwag and less than 1 round as Poliwhirl.

Polibo (Japanese: ニョたろう Nyotaro), known as Poltaro in Chuang Yi's translations, is one of the Pokémon owned by Gold in the Pokémon Adventures manga. As of All About Arceus V, he is level 80.


As a Poliwag

As a Poliwag, he was one of the family Pokémon at Gold's home that he grew up with. When the Team Rocket grunts stole Gold's backpack, containing the Poké Balls of his family Pokémon, Polibo's Poké Ball was washed away by the stream and ended up with a wild Granbull, who Gold defeated and got back. After he saw a commemoration picture of Red's party after his victory over the Indigo League, he had hopes to evolving into a Poliwrath, just like how Poli turned out.

As a Poliwhirl

After much training at the Day-Care Center (including fights against a Donphan), when Gold was at the Tin Tower, he evolved into a Poliwhirl when the tower was collapsing due to a Rocket-induced Earthquake and then into a Politoed when he was traded to Silver while holding the King's Rock just before the tower had collapsed entirely. Due to the fact that he was now under Silver's ownership, he followed his commands and loafed around when Gold ordered him, trapping the Rocket-owned Piloswine in a Whirlpool. After the two boys healed their Pokémon, he attempted to attack Silver's Tyranitar with his advantageous water attacks, but is thwarted by Murkrow and is beaten.

He was then used in the Lake of Rage to fight back against the rampaging wild Gyarados there, and used his Dynamic Punch to fight the Masked Man, but failed as he simply froze his fist.

However, the next time he was used, Gold was able to exploit the fact that the only Pokémon the villain carried outside of the ones left at the Pokémon League was his Delibird, and with a Perish Song, Polibo was able to defeat it at the cost of its own health.

In the Emerald chapter, he was seen again in The Final Battle IX where he had teamed up with Poli to destroy Guile Hideout's armor with clever combination that befuddled him.

Moves used

Polibo Whirlpool.png
Using Whirlpool
Polibo Perish Song.png
Using Perish Song
Move First Used In
Whirlpool Ampharos Amore
Water Gun Tyranitar War
Double Slap Raise the Red Gyarados
Dynamic Punch Delibird Delivery - 1
Hypnosis Slick Slowking
Perish Song The Last Battle VI
Bounce All About Arceus VIII*
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Related articles

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

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