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#060 Poliwag

official Poliwag artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Poliwag
Type Water
Species Tadpole Pokémon
Height 0.6 m (2' 0")
Weight 12.4 kg (27.3 lbs)
Catch rate 255

Poliwag's description

Poliwag is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 1 and has the National Dex number #060. The Pokédex classifies it as the Tadpole Pokémon.

Poliwag's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
발챙이 (Balchaengi) Ptitard Quapsel ニョロモ (Nyoromo) 蚊香蝌蚪 / 蚊香蝌蚪 (Wénxiāngkēdǒu)

Poliwag's resistances & weaknesses

FireWaterElectricGrassIceSteel
0.50.52.02.00.50.5

Poliwag's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Slow
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 1 Speed

Breeding

Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Water 1
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Poliwag's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Damp Water Absorb Swift Swim

Poliwag's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 40
100 190 147 284
Attack 50
49 94 112 218
Defense 40
40 76 101 196
Sp. Atk 40
40 76 101 196
Sp. Def 40
40 76 101 196
Speed 90
85 166 156 306
Total 300

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Poliwag's evolutions

Level 25

use Water Stone

trade while holding a King Rock

Poliwag's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
1Red, BlueIts newly grown legs prevent it from running. It appears to prefer swimming than trying to stand.
1YellowThe direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
1StadiumThe spiral on its belly is its internal organs seen through its thin skin. It is better at swimming than walking.
2GoldBecause it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
2SilverThe direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
2CrystalThe swirl on its belly is its insides showing through the skin. It looks clearer after it eats.
2Stadium 2Because it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
3Ruby, SapphirePoliwag 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.
3EmeraldIt is possible to see this Pokémon's spiral innards right through its thin skin. However, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
3FireRedIts slick black skin is thin and damp. A part of its internal organs can be seen through the skin as a spiral pattern.
3LeafGreenIts newly grown legs prevent it from walking well. It appears to prefer swimming over walking.
4Diamond, Pearl, PlatinumIts skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
4HeartGoldBecause it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
4SoulSilverThe direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
5Black, White, Black 2, White 2Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
6XIts slick black skin is thin and damp. A part of its internal organs can be seen through the skin as a spiral pattern.
6YThe direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
6Omega Ruby, Alpha SapphirePoliwag 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.
7SunThe swirl on its belly is its internal organs showing through. If the swirl is tinged white, that means it's affected by some disease.
7MoonIt's still not very good at walking. Its Trainers should train this Pokémon to walk every day.
7Ultra SunDespite the danger, it wants to come up on land. So it does its best to waddle along, but when an enemy finds it, it rushes back to the water.
7Ultra MoonThe direction of the swirl on their stomachs differs depending on where they live. Poliwag aficionados can tell them apart at a glance.
7Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.