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060MS #060: Poliwag
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#062: Poliwrath 062MS
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Poliwhirl (disambiguation).
Poliwhirl
ニョロゾ Nyorozo
#061
061Poliwhirl
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water Unknown
Species
Tadpole Pokémon
Abilities
Water Absorb or Damp Swift Swim
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#061
Johto
#073
Hoenn
#248
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-053
Height
3'03"
Imperial
1.0 m
Metric
Weight
44.1 lbs.
Imperial
20.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Body style
Body12
Footprint
 F061 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
2
Base Exp.: 131 Battle Exp.: 1311*

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

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

Physiology

Poliwag undergoes a dramatic change when it evolves to Poliwhirl. The most notable difference is that it has become bigger and gained arms with gloved hands while losing its tail. The eyes have moved to the top of its head and it apparently loses its visible mouth. Its nostrils are now visible. The direction of the swirl on its abdomen, created by its internal organs showing through the skin, reverses from the clockwise pattern of its pre-evolution, to counterclockwise. The skin on most of Poliwhirl's body is moist, due to an oily fluid; however, the skin on its belly spiral feels smooth.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

In addition to the abilities it had as Poliwag, Poliwhirl can now walk and swim even better than before. 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. Staring at the swirl on Poliwhirl's belly may gradually cause drowsiness, a property that Poliwhirl puts to use when performing the move Hypnosis. As a Water-type, Poliwhirl can learn Water-type moves such as Bubble and Water Gun and, using its glove-like hands, moves like DoubleSlap and Wake-Up Slap. It can also learn Mud Shot and Mud Bomb, which can help it defend itself against Electric-types.

Behavior

Poliwhirl is skilled at walking and thus is capable of living on land, but prefers to stay in water, where there is less danger. If it is out of water, it sweats to keep its skin moist. If it hears the echoing cries from its evolution, Politoed, it shall respond by gathering from far and wide.

Habitat

Watersedge

Water's-edge Pokémon

Poliwhirl live in small freshwater ponds and lakes, usually ones that have an abundance of lily pads. They can be found in Kanto and Johto.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Its two legs are well developed. Even though it can live on the ground, it prefers living in water.
Generation II
Johto
The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Uncommon Routes 6, 22, 23, and 25, Viridian City and Cerulean Cave (Fishing)
Generation II
Johto
Uncommon Routes 30, 31, and 44, Ecruteak City, Mt. Silver, and Violet City (Surfing)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 385   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • 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 V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Water Sport Water Status 0000 —% 15
00Start Bubble Water Special 02020 100100% 30
00Start Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
055 Bubble Water Special 02020 100100% 30
088 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
1111 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1515 DoubleSlap Normal Physical 01515 08585% 10
1818 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
2121 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
2727 BubbleBeam 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 06060 100100% 10
4848 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
5353 Mud Bomb Ground Special 06565 08585% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Poliwhirl obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM07 Hail Ice Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 95 100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM28 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM46 Thief Dark Physical 40 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite TM55 Scald Water Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite HM03 Surf Water Special 95 100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 80 100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite HM06 Dive Water Physical 80 100% 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 breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
060MS061MS062MS186MS116MS117MS
230MS183MS184MS222MS223MS224MS
226MS
BubbleBeam Water Special 65 100% 20
086MS087MS Encore Normal Status 100% 5
140MS141MS Endure Normal Status —% 10
194MS195MS Haze Ice Status —% 30
062MS Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
131MS194MS195MS Mist Ice Status —% 30
060MS061MS062MS186MS138MS139MS
140MS141MS194MS195MS
Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
222MS Refresh Normal Status —% 20
183MS184MS Splash Normal Status —% 40
007MS008MS009MS054MS055MS079MS
080MS199MS131MS223MS224MS226MS
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
054MS055MS086MS087MS Water Sport Water Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Poliwhirl in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black 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 V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
060MS Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 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 moves from other generations

Evolution

060
Unevolved
Poliwag
 Water 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 25


061
First evolution
Poliwhirl
 Water 
Bag Water Stone Sprite
Water Stone


062
Second evolution
Poliwrath
 Water  Fighting 
Bag King's Rock Sprite
Trade
holding King's Rock


186
Second evolution
Politoed
 Water 

060MS #060: Poliwag
Pokémon
#062: Poliwrath 062MS

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