Poliwhirl (Base Set 38)

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Poliwhirl LV.28
ニョロゾ Nyorozo
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage
Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Poliwag
Card name Poliwhirl
Type Water
Hit Points 60
retreat cost
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 38/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Uncommon
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 57/130
Card GB set Laboratory
Card GB ID D17
Card GB 2 set Sky Flying Pokémon
Card GB 2 ID F13
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Poliwhirl.

Poliwhirl (Japanese: ニョロゾ Nyorozo) is a Water-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Base Set.

Card text

WaterWater Amnesia
Choose 1 of the Defending Pokémon's attacks. That Pokémon can't use that attack during your opponent's next turn.
WaterWaterColorless Doubleslap
Flip 2 coins. This attack does 30 damage times the number of heads.

Pokédex data

Poliwhirl - Tadpole Pokémon
No. Height Weight
061 3'4" (1 m) 44 lbs. (20 kg)
Pokédex entry
Capable of living in or out of water. When out of water, it sweats to keep its body slimy.

Release information

This card was included in the Base Set, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack. It was reprinted in the Base Set 2 expansion.



Amnesia is a move in the Pokémon games that Poliwhirl can learn. Double Slap, formatted on this card as Doubleslap, is also a move in the games that Poliwhirl can learn. The Japanese name uses the Hiragana びんた rather than the Katakana ビンタ used in the video games. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, though it is slightly reworded. The Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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