Theres an error on the Politoed picture(anime shot). The top half of its belly is green instead of cream. I was wondering what ep. that was so I can put it in. Mooites 02:23, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
It is likely based on a tree frog? Are you kidding me? It's obviously based on either a toad or just some sort of not-tree frog. It's a water frog pokemon, if it was based on a tree frog it'd probably be grass. Even it's japanese name doesn't have anything to do with tree frogs. How is it in any way based on a tree frog? evidence please? [[Derian]]
Choice of words in the name trivia.
In Pokémon Crystal, just outside the Celadon Pokémon Center there is a male person who wonders if his Poliwrath will ever evolve into a frog Pokémon; "This POLIWRATH is my partner. I wonder if it'll ever evolve into a frog POKéMON." Is this trivia-worthy? MasterZeroFlash (talk) 15:06, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
Politoed is likely based on the 'Frog Prince' fairy tale - a frog that becomes a prince.
This explains the King's Rock needed to evolve it. The trade itself could mean the kiss or the rejection (Grimm version) that broke the spell.
Also explains why he looks so different from its pre-evolutions.