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Two Trainers' Poliwhirl appeared in ''[[SM086|I Choose Paradise!]]'', where they were among the Pokémon seen at the [[Pokémon Paradise Resort]].
 
Two Trainers' Poliwhirl appeared in ''[[SM086|I Choose Paradise!]]'', where they were among the Pokémon seen at the [[Pokémon Paradise Resort]].
   
A Poliwhirl appeared in ''[[SM090|Securing the Future!]]'', where it joined the rest of Alola in showering {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Necrozma}} with light so it could return to its {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Necrozma|normal form}}.
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A Poliwhirl appeared in ''[[SM090|Securing the Future!]]'', where it joined the rest of Alola in showering {{DL|Light trio (anime)|Necrozma}} with light so it could return to its {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Necrozma|normal form}}.
   
 
A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in ''[[SM092|Turning the Other Mask!]]''.
 
A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in ''[[SM092|Turning the Other Mask!]]''.

Revision as of 07:19, 16 June 2019

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Poliwag #060: Poliwag
Pokémon
#062: Poliwrath Poliwrath
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Poliwhirl (disambiguation).
Poliwhirl
Tadpole Pokémon
ニョロゾ
Nyorozo
#061
Poliwhirl



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Water Absorb or Damp Cacophony
Cacophony
Swift Swim
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Poliwhirl
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
44.1 lbs. 20.0 kg
Poliwhirl
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Base experience yield
131
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
135
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Poliwhirl
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
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
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F061.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

Poliwhirl (Japanese: ニョロゾ Nyorozo) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Poliwag starting at level 25. It evolves into Poliwrath when exposed to a Water Stone or Politoed when traded holding a King's Rock.

Biology

Part of its internal anatomy, as seen in its conceptual art

Poliwhirl is a blue, bipedal Pokémon with a spherical body. It has bulbous eyes that protrude from the top of its head. A black and white swirl covers its belly, which is actually its organs showing through its thin skin. It appears to have white gloves on its hands and rounded, digit-less feet. When out of water, it sweats to keep its skin moist and healthy. This keeps it covered in an oily fluid that allows it to slip away from enemies. All of its skin feels this way except where its swirl is, which is instead very smooth. The swirl on its belly undulates slowly and staring at it induces drowsiness.

While Poliwhirl is capable of moving on land, it prefers to stay in freshwater ponds and lakes where it has fewer natural enemies. It feeds on both bug and fish Pokémon. While it will leave the water to capture bug Pokémon, it will return and consume them underwater in safety.

In the anime

Major appearances

Poliwhirl in the anime

Misty's Poliwhirl

Misty had a Poliwhirl in The Totodile Duel that she caught as a Poliwag; it eventually evolved into a Politoed during Outrageous Fortunes.

Other

A Poliwhirl appeared in Tie One On!, under the ownership of Vincent. It was used in a battle against Macy, where it was defeated by her Quilava despite having the type advantage.

Minor appearances

Poliwhirl debuted in Primeape Goes Bananas.

A Poliwhirl appeared in The Battling Eevee Brothers, where it evolved into a Poliwrath during the evolution party in Stone Town.

A Poliwhirl appeared in A Chansey Operation.

A Poliwhirl appeared in The Ultimate Test.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Riddle Me This as one of the Fighting-type Pokémon in an exercise Gym that were targeted by Team Rocket.

Multiple Poliwhirl appeared in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, where they were among the Pokémon living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back as one of the Pokémon Mewtwo defeated while serving for Giovanni.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Pikachu's Vacation as one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Theme Park.

A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in Friends to the End, during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo League.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Poké Ball Peril.

A pink Poliwhirl appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy in In the Pink.

Multiple Poliwhirl appeared in The Power of One.

A wild Poliwhirl appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

Two Poliwhirl appeared in Flower Power as parts of Florando's annual Pokémon Exhibition.

Five Poliwhirl appeared in The Fire-ing Squad!, where they were among the Pokémon competing in the Fire and Rescue Grand Prix.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Beauty and the Breeder, under the ownership of a Pokémon Breeder participating in a Pokémon breeding competition.

A Poliwhirl briefly appeared in Pokémon Double Trouble and Dueling Heroes.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Around the Whirlpool as one of the Pokémon stolen from the Pokémon Center of Blue Point Isle.

A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in Octillery The Outcast and Dueling Heroes as one of the Pokémon participating in the Whirl Cup.

Multiple Poliwhirl appeared in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!, where they were among the feuding Pokémon at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy in Nice Pryce Baby.

A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in Pop Goes The Sneasel.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Journey to the Starting Line! as one of the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Gonna Rule The School!, under the ownership of the Pokémon Trainers' School. It was temporarily loaned to one of the school's underage students for use.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Hokey Poké Balls!, where it was one of the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

A Poliwhirl appeared in PK13.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry.

A Coordinator's Poliwhirl appeared in Deceit and Assist.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, under the ownership of Lizabeth and her family. It was among the Water-type Pokémon used for their Marina Underwater Pokémon Show.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!.

A Poliwhirl appeared in A Faux Oak Finish!, where Professor Oak spotted it shortly before he was captured by a wild Quagsire.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Bagged Then Tagged!.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Poliwhirl appeared in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!.

A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in a fantasy in Battling Into the Hall of Fame!.

A Poliwhirl appeared in The Legend of the Ninja Hero! as a resident of the Ninja Village.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in Racing to a Big Event!, where it participated in the Pokémon Pancake Race.

A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

Two Poliwhirl appeared in Alola, Kanto!, with one belonging to a Trainer and the other appearing in a lake.

A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in Smashing with Sketch!, where it participated in the Pokémon Ping-Pong tournament.

Two Trainers' Poliwhirl appeared in I Choose Paradise!, where they were among the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Securing the Future!, where it joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.

A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in Turning the Other Mask!.

A Poliwhirl will appear in SM126.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP151 Poliwhirl Ash's Pokédex Poliwhirl, the Tadpole Pokémon. Its highly developed muscles allow Poliwhirl to move efficiently on land, but it is even more agile in water.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Poliwhirl in Pokémon Adventures

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Misty's Politoed

Misty's Poliwhirl made a cameo in To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That is the Question!. Misty wished she could evolve her Poliwhirl into a Poliwrath, but she was unable to because evolutionary stones are too expensive.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Poli
Main article: Polibo

Poli was Red's first Pokémon. He debuted in A Glimpse of the Glow as Poliwhirl, but was caught before the start of the chapter as a Poliwag. He gained more importance in Lt. Surge's story arc, and evolved in Buzz Off, Electabuzz! while saving Red from drowning in the sea due to the specks of Water Stone present in the water.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Red's explanation of Pokémon to the children of Pallet Town in A Glimps of the Glow.

A Poliwhirl appeared as a silhouette when Green talks about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

Gold's Poliwag, Polibo, evolved into Poliwhirl in Ampharos Amore when Gold and Silver were trapped inside the Tin Tower. With Silver's knowledge of Pokémon trading, Gold temporarily traded Poliwhirl to Silver via their Pokédexes, prompting Poliwhirl to evolve into Politoed when the effects of his King's Rock activated from the trade, triggering the evolution.

A Poliwhirl appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Poliwhirl appeared as a Battle Factory Pokémon in Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming.

The Battle Factory rented a Poliwhirl, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Skirting Around Surskit I.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Scizor Defends and Charizard Transforms as a resident of the Pokémon Village.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Chesnaught Protects.

A Poliwhirl appeared in a flashback in Yveltal Steals.

A Poliwhirl appeared in Xerneas Gives.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Poliwhirl is seen with Green during the baseball match that took place in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!.

A Poliwhirl is seen with Green during the curry cooking competition that went on in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious?.

Lt. Surge also owns a Poliwhirl.

Giovanni's first 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, Red's Clefairy and Pikachu when they went to the Amusement Park that he built. Giovanni has another Poliwhirl that appeared in Get The Last Badge!! where it was used in the Gym battle against Red.

In the TCG

Main article: Poliwhirl (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Poliwhirl only appears as a random trophy.

Trophy information

Poliwhirl is a Tadpole Pokémon able to live on either land or in the water. When on dry land, it's constantly sweating to keep its skin nice and slimy. When in danger, it spins the whirlpool marking on its stomach to put enemies into a deep sleep, then it runs away. It evolves into either Poliwrath or Politoed.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#061
Red Capable of living in or out of water. When out of water, it sweats to keep its body slimy.
Blue
Yellow Under attack, it uses its belly spiral to put the foe to sleep. It then makes its escape.
Stadium Capable of living on land, but prefers to stay in water. If it is out of water, it sweats to keep its skin moist.
Generation II Johto
#073
Gold The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
Silver The skin on most of its body is moist. However, the skin on its belly spiral feels smooth.
Crystal Though it is skilled at walking, it prefers to live underwater where there is less danger.
Stadium 2 The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#061
Ruby The surface of Poliwhirl's body is always wet and slick with an oily fluid. Because of this greasy covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
Sapphire
Emerald Its body surface is always wet and slick with an oily fluid. Because of this greasy covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
FireRed Its two legs are well developed. Even though it can live on the ground, it prefers living in water.
LeafGreen It can live in or out of water. When out of water, it constantly sweats to keep its body slimy.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#073
Diamond The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
SoulSilver The skin on most of its body is moist. However, the skin on its belly spiral feels smooth.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
White
Black 2 The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #034
Hoenn
#—
X It can live in or out of water. When out of water, it constantly sweats to keep its body slimy.
Y Its two legs are well developed. Even though it can live on the ground, it prefers living in water.
Omega Ruby The surface of Poliwhirl's body is always wet and slick with an oily fluid. Because of this greasy covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #150
Alola
USUM: #183
Kanto
#061
Sun Although it can live on land, it prefers to stay in the water, where it has fewer natural enemies.
Moon It marches over the land in search of bug Pokémon to eat. Then it takes them underwater so it can dine on them where it's safe.
Ultra Sun Although it has become capable of living on land, it spends its time in the water, where its prey, fish Pokémon, are plentiful.
Ultra Moon Its health suffers when its skin dries out, so be sure to moisturize it diligently.
Let's Go Pikachu Under attack, it uses its belly spiral to put the foe to sleep. It then makes its escape.
Let's Go Eevee

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Route 10 and Celadon City (Super Rod)
Blue (Japan)
Route 10 and Celadon City (Super Rod)
Yellow
Routes 22 and 23 (Super Rod)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 6, 22, 28, 30, 31, 35, and 44, Violet City, Ecruteak City, Viridian City, Mt. Silver*, Blackthorn City, Ilex Forest, Ruins of Alph (Surfing)
Crystal
Routes 6, 22, 28, 30, 31, 35, and 44, Violet City, Ecruteak City, Viridian City, Mt. Silver*, Blackthorn City, Ilex Forest, Ruins of Alph (Surfing)
Routes 28 and 44, Mt. Silver* (tall grass)Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Routes 6, 22, 23, and 25, Four Island, Viridian City, Cape Brink, Cerulean Cave, Icefall Cave, Ruin Valley (Super Rod)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 225 (Super Rod)
Routes 227 and 228 (Surfing)
Platinum
Routes 227 and 228 (Surfing)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 22, 28, 30, 31, and 44, Ecruteak City, Mt. Silver, Violet City, Viridian City, Mt. Silver* (Surfing)
Cerulean Cave (Super Rod)MorningDay
Safari Zone (Fishing or Surfing)
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
Sightseeing
Generation V
Black White
Route 6, Wellspring Cave, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road, Giant Chasm (Fishing)
Black 2 White 2
Routes 6, 19, 20, and 23, Floccesy Ranch, Relic Passage, Wellspring Cave, Clay Tunnel, Lostlorn Forest, Giant Chasm, Victory Road (Fishing)
Pinwheel Forest (Hidden Grotto)
Generation VI
X Y
Routes 14, 15, 16, 19, and 21, Laverre City, Frost Cavern, Couriway Town, Pokémon Village, Victory Road (Good Rod or Super Rod)
Pokémon Village, Frost Cavern, Victory Road (Surfing)
Friend Safari (Water)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade Zubat in Konikoni City
Malie Garden (SOS Battle in rain)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Malie Garden
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 22, 23 and 25, Cerulean Cave (Sea Skim)

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Poliwag
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 11, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Northwind Field (10F-16F), Waterfall Pond (9F-13F)
Ranger
Krokka Tunnel, Panula Cave, Sekra Range
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Lake Afar (B1-B12)
MD Sky
Lake Afar (B1-B12)
Rumble
Bright Beach (Normale Mode C & A)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Let's Sing a Song
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Sa
Shuffle
Blau Salon: Stage 447
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Purifying Pond (All Areas), Plasma Tundra: Misty Moor (All Areas)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver King's Rock King's Rock (2%)
Crystal
Diamond Pearl King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver 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%)
Sun Moon King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon King's Rock King's Rock (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
385
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 50.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Bubble Water Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
044 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
088 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
1212 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1616 Double Slap Normal Physical 01515 08585% 10
2121 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
3030 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
3939 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
4848 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwhirl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwhirl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
By TM/HM
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM03Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM03 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM05Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM05 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM07Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM07 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM10Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM10 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM12Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM12 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM13Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM13 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM15Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM15 Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM25Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM25 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM27Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM27 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM29Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM29 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM40Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM40 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM41Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM41 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM47Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM47 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM51Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM51 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM55Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM55 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwhirl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwhirl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
By a prior evolution
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwhirl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwhirl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

By leveling up
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Water Sport Water Status 0000 —% 15
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
055 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
088 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
1111 Bubble Water Special 04040 100100% 30
1515 Double Slap Normal Physical 01515 08585% 10
1818 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
2121 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
2727 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
3232 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
3737 Belly Drum Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4343 Wake-Up Slap Fighting Physical 07070 100100% 10
4848 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
5353 Mud Bomb Ground Special 06565 08585% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwhirl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwhirl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
By TM/HM
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM07Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM29Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM94Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM94 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM98Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM98 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwhirl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwhirl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
By breeding
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrathPolitoedHorseaSeadra
KingdraMarillAzumarillCorsolaRemoraidOctillery
MantineLotadLombreSurskitCorphishCrawdaunt
PiplupPrinplupEmpoleonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoad
DucklettSwannaClauncherClawitzerPopplioBrionne
PrimarinaDewpiderAraquanid
Bubble Beam Water Special 65 100% 20
SeelDewgongSphealSealeoWalreinPopplio
BrionnePrimarina
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
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadWingullPelipper
SurskitPiplupPrinplupEmpoleon
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
GorebyssPiplupPrinplupBuizelFloatzelDucklett
SwannaAlomomolaClauncherClawitzerDewpiderPyukumuku
Water Sport Water Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Poliwhirl in Generation VII
  • 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 Poliwhirl in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwhirl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwhirl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
By tutoring
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M US UM Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
S M US UM Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
S M US UM Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
S M US UM Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
S M US UM Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
S M US UM Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
S M US UM Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Poliwhirl can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Poliwhirl cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwhirl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwhirl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
By a prior evolution
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwhirl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwhirl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Double Kick Poliwhirl (Skyridge 88)
Energy Ball Poliwhirl (EX Unseen Forces 68)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Tackle  Normal  Wings 'N' Things

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin061.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani061.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP061.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Tadpole Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP Ground or water, I'm good for both!
26%-50% HP Hate to say this, but I'm down to half HP.
1%-25% HP I'm about done... There's no power left...
Level up Yup! Leveled up! Let me at them!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP061.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: Soak fm.pngSoak fm.png
(Soak ×2)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 35 Max. exp.: 55
Browser entry R-053
Poliwhirl attacks with jets of water. Beware--it attacks repeatedly.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT061.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#592
Shuffle061.png

Sleep Combo
Increases damage done by combos if the foe is asleep.


Pokémon GO
GO061.png Base Stamina: 130 Base Attack: 130 Base Defense: 130
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:
PoliwrathPoliwag Candy 100
PolitoedPoliwag Candy 100 + GO King's Rock.png 1
Fast Attacks: Bubble, Mud Shot
Charged Attacks: Scald*, Water Pulse*, Mud Bomb, Bubble Beam

Evolution

Poliwag
Unevolved
Poliwag
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 25


Poliwhirl
First evolution
Poliwhirl
 Water 
Water Stone
Water Stone


Poliwrath
Second evolution
Poliwrath
 Water  Fighting 
King's Rock
Trade
holding King's Rock


Politoed
Second evolution
Politoed
 Water 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
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Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Spr 2g 061 s.png Spr b 2g 061 s.png Spr 2s 061 s.png Spr b 2g 061 s.png Spr 2c 061 s.png Spr b 2g 061 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Spr 3r 061 s.png Spr b 3r 061 s.png Spr 3e 061 s.png Spr b 3e 061 s.png Spr 3f 061 s.png Spr b 3f 061 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Spr 4d 061 s.png Spr b 4d 061 s.png Spr 4d 061 s.png Spr b 4d 061 s.png Spr 4h 061 s.png Spr b 4d 061 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Front Back Front Back
061MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Poliwhirl images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Poliwhirl in the original Tokyo Pokémon Center logo
  • The logo for the Pokémon Center in Tokyo featured Poliwhirl until it was replaced by Piplup in July 2007.
  • Poliwhirl was also featured prominently on the center of the November 22nd, 1999 issue of Time Magazine.
  • Poliwhirl's sprites and artwork are inconsistent with respect to its gloves. Sometimes they are depicted as mittens, while other times they have separate fingers.
  • Poliwhirl shares its category with Poliwag, Poliwrath, and Tympole. They are all known as the Tadpole Pokémon.

Origin

Poliwhirl 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. Its evolution is based on a tadpole's metamorphosis.

Name origin

Poliwhirl may be a combination of polliwog and whirl (referring to the spiral on its stomach).

Nyorozo is derived from ニョロニョロ nyoronyoro (the sound of slithering).

In other languages

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Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ニョロゾ Nyorozo From ニョロニョロ nyoronyoro
France Flag.png French Têtarte From têtard and tarte
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poliwhirl Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Quaputzi From Kaulquappe and putzig
Italy Flag.png Italian Poliwhirl Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 슈륙챙이 Shuryukchengi From 수륙(水陸) su'ryuk and 올챙이 olchaeng'i
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 蚊香蛙 Mānhēungwā From 蚊香 and
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 蚊香蛙 Wénxiāngwā From 蚊香 and


Related articles

External links

Notes


Poliwag #060: Poliwag
Pokémon
#062: Poliwrath Poliwrath


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