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Basic Info

Introduced Generation 1
Species Tadpole Pokémon
Type Water
Height 0.6m
Weight 12.4kg
Catch Rate 255
Base Happiness 70
Gender Ratio 50% Female / 50% Male
Pokédex 3D AR AR Marker
Generation 6 Cry

Names

Language Name
Chinese (Cantonese Hong Kong) 蚊香蝌蚪
Chinese (Mandarin Taiwan) 蚊香蝌蚪
English Poliwag
French Ptitard
German Quapsel
Italian Poliwag
Japanese ニョロモ
Japanese (Romanized) Nyoromo
Japanese (Trademark) Nyoromo
Korean 발챙이
Spanish Poliwag

Dex Numbers

Dex #
National Dex #60
Kanto #60
Johto (G/S) #72
Johto (HG/SS) #72
Kalos (Mountain) #33
Alola #149

Abilities

  • Water Absorb: Restores HP if hit by a Water-type move instead of taking damage.
  • Damp: Prevents the use of explosive moves, such as Self-Destruct, by dampening its surroundings.
  • Swift Swim: Boosts the Pokémon’s Speed stat in rain. [Hidden Ability]

Evolutionary Chain

Pokemon
Level 25
Pokemon
Water Stone
Pokemon
Pokemon
Level 25
Pokemon
Trade
Pokemon

Breeding

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Damage Taken

Electric 2x
Fire 0.5x
Grass 2x
Ice 0.5x
Steel 0.5x
Water 0.5x

Base Stats

Gen Type(s) HP ATK DEF SP. ATK SP. DEF SPEED TOTAL
8 Water 40
50
40
40
40
90
300
7 Water 40
50
40
40
40
90
300
6 Water 40
50
40
40
40
90
300

Dex Flavor Text

Game Dex Flavor Text
United States Pokémon Stadium2 Because it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
United States Pokémon Red Its newly grown legs prevent it from running. It appears to prefer swimming than trying to stand.
United States Pokémon Blue Its newly grown legs prevent it from running. It appears to prefer swimming than trying to stand.
Japan Pokémon Stadium おなかの うずまきは ひふが うすくて ないぞうが すけて いるため。 あるくより およぐほうが とくい。
United States Pokémon Stadium The spiral on its belly is its internal organs seen through its thin skin. It is better at swimming than walking.
United States Pokémon Yellow The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
United States Pokémon Gold Because it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
United States Pokémon Silver The direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
United States Pokémon Ruby Poliwag has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the Pokmeon's spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinnes, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
United States Pokémon Sapphire POLIWAG has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the POKeMON's spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
United States Pokémon Emerald It is possible to see this POKeMON's spiral innards right through its thin skin. However, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
United States Pokémon FireRed Its slick black skin is thin and damp. A part of its internal organs can be seen through the skin as a spiral pattern.
United States Pokémon LeafGreen Its newly grown legs prevent it from walking well. It appears to prefer swimming over walking.
United States Pokémon Pearl Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
United States Pokémon Diamond Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
United States Pokémon Platinum Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
United States Pokémon HeartGold Because it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
United States Pokémon SoulSilver The direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
United States Pokémon White Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Japan Pokémon White ないぞうが すけて みえるほど ひふが うすい。はえたばかりの あしは あるくことが にがて。
United States Pokémon Black Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Japan Pokémon Black ないぞうが すけて みえるほど ひふが うすい。はえたばかりの あしは あるくことが にがて。
United States Pokémon Black 2 Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Japan Pokémon Black 2 ないぞうが すけて みえるほど ひふが うすい。はえたばかりの あしは あるくことが にがて。
United States Pokémon White 2 Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Japan Pokémon White 2 ないぞうが すけて みえるほど ひふが うすい。はえたばかりの あしは あるくことが にがて。
South Korea Pokémon Y 배의 소용돌이 방향은 태어난 지방에 따라 다른 듯하다. 걷기보다 헤엄치기를 잘한다.
Italy Pokémon Y La spirale che ha sulla pancia varia da zona a zona. È molto più bravo nel nuoto che nella corsa.
Spain Pokémon Y La dirección de la espiral en el vientre cambia según el área. Prefiere nadar a correr.
France Pokémon X Sa peau est humide, lisse et surtout très fine. La forme en spirale sur son ventre est en fait une partie de ses organes internes que l’on peut apercevoir.
France Pokémon Y Le sens de la spirale sur son ventre diffère selon son origine. Il préfère la nage à la marche.
Germany Pokémon Y Dieses Pokémon kann sehr schlecht laufen. Sein Bauchmuster ist unterschiedlich, je nach Region.
Japan Pokémon Y うずまきの むきは うまれた ちほうに よって ちがうらしい。 あるくより およぐほうが じょうず。
South Korea Pokémon X 매끄럽고 검은 피부는 얇고 축축하다. 내장 일부가 비쳐서 소용돌이 모양으로 보인다.
Italy Pokémon X Dalla pelle nera, lucida, umida e sottile si intravedono gli organi interni, che formano una spirale.
Spain Pokémon X Tiene una piel extraordinaria, fina y húmeda, que deja entrever las vísceras que tiene dispuestas en espiral.
Germany Pokémon X Seine glatte, schwarze Haut ist dünn und feucht. Teilweise sind seine Innereien als spiralförmige Muster sichtbar.
Japan Pokémon X スベスベした くろいひふは うすく しめっている。ないぞうの いちぶが すけて うずまきじょうに みえる。
United States Pokémon X Its slick black skin is thin and damp. A part of its internal organs can be seen through the skin as a spiral pattern.
United States Pokémon Y The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
Italy Pokémon Omega Ruby Poliwag ha una pelle molto sottile, attraverso cui è possibile intravedere i suoi organi interni spiraliformi. Nonostante il suo esiguo spessore, la pelle è molto elastica. Anche le zanne più affilate non riescono a lacerarla.
South Korea Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 소용돌이 모양인 내장이 비칠 정도로 얇은 피부이지만 날카로운 이빨을 튕겨내는 탄력을 지니고 있다.
Italy Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Poliwag ha una pelle molto sottile, attraverso cui è possibile intravedere i suoi organi interni spiraliformi. Nonostante il suo esiguo spessore, la pelle è molto elastica. Anche le zanne più affilate non riescono a lacerarla.
Spain Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Poliwag tiene una piel muy fina. Tanto que es posible entrever a través de la misma las vísceras en espiral que tiene. La piel, aunque fina, tiene la ventaja de ser flexible y hacer rebotar hasta los colmillos más afilados.
France Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Ptitard a une peau très fine. On peut même voir les entrailles en spirale de ce Pokémon à travers sa peau. Malgré sa finesse, cette peau est aussi très élastique. Même les crocs les plus acérés rebondissent dessus.
Germany Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Quapsel hat eine sehr dünne Haut. Durch sie hindurch kann man sogar sein spiralförmiges Inneres sehen. Obwohl seine Haut so dünn ist, ist sie sehr elastisch. Selbst scharfe Reißzähne können sie nicht durchdringen.
Japan Pokémon Alpha Sapphire うずまき もようの ないぞうが すけてしまうほど うすい ひふだが するどい キバを はねかえす だんりょくを もっているのだ。
United States Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Poliwag has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the Pokémon’s spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
South Korea Pokémon Omega Ruby 소용돌이 모양인 내장이 비칠 정도로 얇은 피부이지만 날카로운 이빨을 튕겨내는 탄력을 지니고 있다.
Spain Pokémon Omega Ruby Poliwag tiene una piel muy fina. Tanto que es posible entrever a través de la misma las vísceras en espiral que tiene. La piel, aunque fina, tiene la ventaja de ser flexible y hacer rebotar hasta los colmillos más afilados.
France Pokémon Omega Ruby Ptitard a une peau très fine. On peut même voir les entrailles en spirale de ce Pokémon à travers sa peau. Malgré sa finesse, cette peau est aussi très élastique. Même les crocs les plus acérés rebondissent dessus.
Germany Pokémon Omega Ruby Quapsel hat eine sehr dünne Haut. Durch sie hindurch kann man sogar sein spiralförmiges Inneres sehen. Obwohl seine Haut so dünn ist, ist sie sehr elastisch. Selbst scharfe Reißzähne können sie nicht durchdringen.
Japan Pokémon Omega Ruby うずまき もようの ないぞうが すけてしまうほど うすい ひふだが するどい キバを はねかえす だんりょくを もっているのだ。
United States Pokémon Omega Ruby Poliwag has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the Pokémon’s spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
United States Pokémon Sun The swirl on its belly is its internal organs showing through. If the swirl is tinged white, that means it’s affected by some disease.
United States Pokémon Moon It’s still not very good at walking. Its Trainers should train this Pokémon to walk every day.
United States Pokémon Sword
United States Pokémon Shield

Sprite List

Gen/Game Normal Shiny
First Generation
Red and Green (Japan) Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Red and Blue (US) Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Yellow Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Back Picture Front Picture
Second Generation
Gold Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Silver Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Crystal Back Picture Front Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture Front Picture
Third Generation
Ruby/Sapphire Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Emerald Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture Front Picture
Fire Red / Leaf Green Back Picture Front Picture Back Picture Front Picture
Fourth Generation
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Fifth Generation
Black/White anim anim
Sixth & Seventh Generation
XY
Sun/Moon

anim anim

anim anim
Eighth Generation
Sword/Shield shiny

Character Appearances

Character Thumbnail
  • United States Misty's Poliwag
  • Japan カスミのニョロモ
  • Japan Kasumi no Nyoromo
  • Japan Kasumi's Nyoromo
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Hiroshi's Poliwag
  • Japan ひろしのニョロモ
  • Japan Hiroshi no Nyoromo
  • Japan Hiroshi's Nyoromo
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Lola's Poliwag
  • Japan ミズホのニョロモ
  • Japan Mizuho no Nyoromo
  • Japan Mizuho's Nyoromo
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Goh's Poliwag
  • Japan ゴウのニョロモ
  • Japan Go no Nyoromo
  • Japan Go's Nyoromo

Episode Appearances

Ep # Title
SL 25
SL 35
SL 47
SL 57
SL 67
OI 1
OI 6
OI 12
OI 30
OI 33
GS 4
GS 14
GS 16
GS 17
GS 18
GS 19
GS 29
GS 31
GS 33
GS 35
GS 48
GS 91
GS 100
AG 15
AG 133
AG 144
AG 153
AG 161
AG 167
AG 178
AG 192
DP 7
DP 10
DP 38
Movie 5
PSFC 1
PSFC 2
SPH 7
DP 89
SP 3
DP 147
DP 176
DP 183
Movie 15
BWS2DA 20
XY 7
XY 84
XYZ 6
XYZ 32
XYZ 42
SM 1
SM 5
SM 2
Movie 20
SM 30
SM 40
SM 42
SM 71
SM 74
SM 81
SM 86
SM 90
SM 110
SM 126
SM 128
SM 140
SM 141
SM 144
PM2019 1
PM2019 2
PM2019 3
Movie 23
PM2019 20
PM2019 21
PM2019 23
PM2019 25
PM2019 27
PM2019 31
PM2019 33
PM2019 46
PM2019 47
PM2019 53
PM2019 54
PM2019 57
PM2019 62
PM2019 63
PM2019 70
PM2019 73
POKETOON 3
POKETOON 4
PM2019 94
SP 12
PM2019 107
PM2019 112
PM2019 120

TCG Cards

#59: Poliwag
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
40
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#87: Misty's Poliwag
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
50
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#89: Misty's Poliwag
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
50
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#62: Poliwag
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
40
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#125: Poliwag
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
50
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#87: Poliwag
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
40
Weakness
Type
#75: Poliwag
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
50
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#67: Poliwag
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
50
Weakness
Type
Retreat Cost
Energy
#114: Poliwag
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
40
Weakness
Type
+10
Retreat Cost
Energy
#58: Poliwag
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
50
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy
#15: Poliwag
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
60
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy
#23: Poliwag
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
60
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy
#30: Poliwag
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
60
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy
#30: Poliwag
Rarity
Common
Type
Type
HP
60
Weakness
Type
x2
Retreat Cost
Energy

Event Pokemon

Title
Pokémon Center Japan - Egg Move Event #2 - Nyoromo
Country: Japan
Pokémon: Thumbanil Poliwag
Started: 2004-03-24
Ended: 2004-04-04
Note: Move names that have a colored checkmark beside the name receive a Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB) when used by this Pokémon

Level Up Moves

Water Sport
Type Icon Status 15 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Bubble
Type Icon Special 30 40 100 11 11 11 5 5 5 5 5 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Water Gun
Type Icon Special 25 40 100 5 5 5 11 11 11 11 11 11 13 13 13 13 13 19 19
Hypnosis Type Icon Status 20 60 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 16 16
Double Slap Type Icon Physical 10 15 85 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 19 19 19 19 19 25 25
Rain Dance
Type Icon Status 5 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 25 25 25 25 25
Body Slam Type Icon Physical 15 85 100 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 31 31 31 31 31 31 31
Bubble Beam
Type Icon Special 20 65 100 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
Mud Shot Type Icon Special 15 55 95 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28
Belly Drum Type Icon Status 10 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 37 37 37 37 37
Wake-Up Slap Type Icon Physical 10 70 100 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35
Amnesia Type Icon Status 20 38 38
Hydro Pump
Type Icon Special 5 110 80 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 43 43 43 43 43 45 45
Mud Bomb Type Icon Special 10 65 85 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41

TM/HM Moves

Confide Type Icon Status 20
Hail Type Icon Status 10
Rain Dance
Type Icon Status 5
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
Attract Type Icon Status 15 100
Swagger Type Icon Status 15 85
Protect Type Icon Status 10
Substitute Type Icon Status 10
Rest Type Icon Status 10
Double Team Type Icon Status 15
Toxic Type Icon Status 10 90
Captivate Type Icon Status 20 100
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Curse Type Icon Status 10
Defense Curl Type Icon Status 40
Mimic Type Icon Status 10
Facade Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Frustration Type Icon Physical 20 100
Return Type Icon Physical 20 100
Thief Type Icon Physical 25 60 100
Waterfall
Type Icon Physical 15 80 100
Dive
Type Icon Physical 10 80 100
Secret Power Type Icon Physical 20 70 100
Dig Type Icon Physical 10 80 100
Natural Gift Type Icon Physical 15 100
Headbutt Type Icon Physical 15 70 100
Skull Bash Type Icon Physical 10 130 100
Bide Type Icon Physical 10
Rage Type Icon Physical 20 20 100
Double-Edge Type Icon Physical 15 120 100
Take Down Type Icon Physical 20 90 85
Body Slam Type Icon Physical 15 85 100
Scald
Type Icon Special 15 80 100
Round Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Hidden Power Type Icon Special 15 60 100
Psychic Type Icon Special 10 90 100
Blizzard Type Icon Special 5 110 70
Ice Beam Type Icon Special 10 90 100
Surf
Type Icon Special 15 90 100
Water Pulse
Type Icon Special 20 60 100
Whirlpool
Type Icon Special 15 35 85
Icy Wind Type Icon Special 15 55 95
Snore Type Icon Special 15 50 100
Psywave Type Icon Special 15 100
Bubble Beam
Type Icon Special 20 65 100
Water Gun
Type Icon Special 25 40 100

Egg Moves

Water Sport
Type Icon Status 15
Refresh Type Icon Status 20
Encore Type Icon Status 5 100
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Mind Reader Type Icon Status 5
Splash Type Icon Status 40
Haze Type Icon Status 30
Mist Type Icon Status 30
Ice Ball Type Icon Physical 20 30 90
Endeavor Type Icon Physical 5 100
Water Pulse
Type Icon Special 20 60 100
Mud Shot Type Icon Special 15 55 95
Bubble Beam
Type Icon Special 20 65 100

Move Tutors

Helping Hand Type Icon Status 20
Sleep Talk Type Icon Status 10
Substitute Type Icon Status 10
Mimic Type Icon Status 10
Swagger Type Icon Status 15 85
Endure Type Icon Status 10
Defense Curl Type Icon Status 40
Endeavor Type Icon Physical 5 100
Dive
Type Icon Physical 10 80 100
Headbutt Type Icon Physical 15 70 100
Double-Edge Type Icon Physical 15 120 100
Body Slam Type Icon Physical 15 85 100
Water Pulse
Type Icon Special 20 60 100
Icy Wind Type Icon Special 15 55 95
Snore Type Icon Special 15 50 100
Ice Beam Type Icon Special 10 90 100