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#061 Poliwhirl

official Poliwhirl artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Poliwhirl
Type Water
Species Tadpole Pokémon
Height 1 m (3' 3")
Weight 20 kg (44.1 lbs)
Catch rate 120

Poliwhirl's description

Poliwhirl is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 1 and has the National Dex number #061. The Pokédex classifies it as the Tadpole Pokémon.

Poliwhirl's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
슈륙챙이 (Syuryukchaengi) Têtarte Quaputzi ニョロゾ (Nyorozo) 蚊香君 / 蚊香君 (Wénxiāngjūn)

Poliwhirl's resistances & weaknesses

FireWaterElectricGrassIceSteel
0.50.52.02.00.50.5

Poliwhirl's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Slow
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 2 Speed

Breeding

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

Poliwhirl's abilities

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

Poliwhirl's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 65
125 240 172 334
Attack 65
63 121 128 251
Defense 65
63 121 128 251
Sp. Atk 50
49 94 112 218
Sp. Def 50
49 94 112 218
Speed 90
85 166 156 306
Total 385

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.

Poliwhirl's evolutions

Level 25

use Water Stone

trade while holding a King Rock

Poliwhirl's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
1Red, BlueCapable of living in or out of water. When out of water, it sweats to keep its body slimy.
1YellowUnder attack, it uses its belly spiral to put the foe to sleep. It then makes its escape.
1StadiumCapable of living on land, but prefers to stay in water. If it is out of water, it sweats to keep its skin moist.
2GoldThe swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
2SilverThe skin on most of its body is moist. However, the skin on its belly spiral feels smooth.
2CrystalThough it is skilled at walking, it prefers to live underwater where there is less danger.
2Stadium 2The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
3Ruby, SapphireThe 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.
3EmeraldIts body surface 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.
3FireRedIts two legs are well developed. Even though it can live on the ground, it prefers living in water.
3LeafGreenIt can live in or out of water. When out of water, it constantly sweats to keep its body slimy.
4Diamond, Pearl, PlatinumThe spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
4HeartGoldThe swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
4SoulSilverThe skin on most of its body is moist. However, the skin on its belly spiral feels smooth.
5Black, White, Black 2, White 2The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
6XIt can live in or out of water. When out of water, it constantly sweats to keep its body slimy.
6YIts two legs are well developed. Even though it can live on the ground, it prefers living in water.
6Omega Ruby, Alpha SapphireThe 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.
7SunAlthough it can live on land, it prefers to stay in the water, where it has fewer natural enemies.
7MoonIt marches over the land in search of bug Pokémon to eat. Then it takes them underwater so it can dine on them where it's safe.
7Ultra SunAlthough it has become capable of living on land, it spends its time in the water, where its prey, fish Pokémon, are plentiful.
7Ultra MoonIts health suffers when its skin dries out, so be sure to moisturize it diligently.
7Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!Under attack, it uses its belly spiral to put the foe to sleep. It then makes its escape.