Poliwag

←(#059) ArcanineArcanine.png Poliwag.pngPoliwag (#060) PoliwhirlNew.pngPoliwhirl (#061)→
Poliwag
#060
Poliwag.pngPoliwag In-game.png

Type
Water Normal
Catch rate
255
Abilities
Water Absorb/Damp
Hidden Ability
Swift Swim
Biomes
River, Swampland, Swampland M
Spawn time
Day
Level range in wild
10-24
Spawn location
Land/Water
Gender ratio
50% ♂, 50% ♀
EV yield
1 Speed
Mount
None
Egg Groups
Water 1
Behavior
Timid 80%
Neutral 0%
Aggressive 20%

Poliwag is a Water-type Pokémon. Poliwag evolves into Poliwhirl at level 25, who can evolve into either Poliwrath (using a Water Stone) or Politoed (by trading it while it is holding a King's Rock).

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.

Contents

Spawn rate

Biome Time Location Rate
River Day Land 14.481%
River Day Water 14.118%
Swampland Day Land 12.561%
Swampland Day Water 14.458%
Swampland M Day Land 12.739%
Swampland M Day Water 14.458%

Drops

Drop Chance Quantity
Grid Damp Rock.pngDamp Rock 5% 1
Grid Lily Pad.pngLily Pad 100% 1

Stats

HP: 40
Attack: 50
Defense: 40
Sp. Atk: 40
Sp. Def: 40
Speed: 90
Total: 300

Type effectiveness

With Water Absorb

BugType.png DarkType.png DragonType.png ElectricType.png FairyType.png FightingType.png FireType.png FlyingType.png GhostType.png GrassType.png GroundType.png IceType.png NormalType.png PoisonType.png PsychicType.png RockType.png SteelType.png WaterType.png
½× ½× ½×

With Damp/Swift Swim

BugType.png DarkType.png DragonType.png ElectricType.png FairyType.png FightingType.png FireType.png FlyingType.png GhostType.png GrassType.png GroundType.png IceType.png NormalType.png PoisonType.png PsychicType.png RockType.png SteelType.png WaterType.png
½× ½× ½× ½×

Moves

By level

Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
011 Water Sport WaterType.pngWater Status 15
055 Water Gun WaterType.pngWater Special 40 100% 25
088 Hypnosis PsychicType.pngPsychic Status 60% 20
1111 Bubble WaterType.pngWater Special 40 100% 30
1515 Double Slap NormalType.pngNormal Physical 10 85% 10
1818 Rain Dance WaterType.pngWater Status 5
2121 Body Slam NormalType.pngNormal Physical 85 100% 15
2525 Bubble Beam WaterType.pngWater Special 65 100% 20
2828 Mud Shot GroundType.pngGround Special 55 95% 15
3131 Belly Drum NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
3535 Wake-Up Slap FightingType.pngFighting Physical 70 100% 10
3838 Hydro Pump WaterType.pngWater Special 110 80% 5
4141 Mud Bomb GroundType.pngGround Special 65 85% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwag.
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwag.

By TM/HM

TM Move Type Category Power Accuracy  PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic PoisonType.pngPoison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail IceType.pngIce Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power
Varies
Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam IceType.pngIce Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard IceType.pngIce Special 110 70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance WaterType.pngWater Status 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration NormalType.pngNormal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return NormalType.pngNormal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig GroundType.pngGround Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic PsychicType.pngPsychic Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team NormalType.pngNormal Status 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade NormalType.pngNormal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest PsychicType.pngPsychic Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract NormalType.pngNormal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief DarkType.pngDark Physical 60 100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round NormalType.pngNormal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald WaterType.pngWater Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger NormalType.pngNormal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM101 Body Slam NormalType.pngNormal Physical 85 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM102 Take Down NormalType.pngNormal Physical 90 85% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM103 Double-Edge NormalType.pngNormal Physical 120 100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM104 Bubble Beam WaterType.pngWater Special 65 100% 20
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM105 Water Gun WaterType.pngWater Special 40 100% 25
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM108 Counter FightingType.pngFighting Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM110 Rage NormalType.pngNormal Physical 20 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM115 Mimic NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM116 Bide NormalType.pngNormal Physical 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM121 Skull Bash NormalType.pngNormal Physical 130 100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM124 Psywave PsychicType.pngPsychic Special 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM127 Headbutt NormalType.pngNormal Physical 70 100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM128 Curse GhostType.pngGhost Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM132 Snore NormalType.pngNormal Special 50 100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM133 Icy Wind IceType.pngIce Special 55 95% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM135 Endure NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM140 Sleep Talk NormalType.pngNormal Status 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM141 Defense Curl NormalType.pngNormal Status 40
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM149 Water Pulse WaterType.pngWater Special 60 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM152 Secret Power NormalType.pngNormal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM163 Captivate NormalType.pngNormal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM165 Natural Gift
Varies
Physical 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM170 Confide NormalType.pngNormal Status 20
Bag TM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf WaterType.pngWater Special 90 100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png HM07 Waterfall WaterType.pngWater Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png HM09 Whirlpool WaterType.pngWater Special 35 85% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png HM10 Dive WaterType.pngWater Physical 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwag.

By move tutor

Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Endeavor NormalType.pngNormal Physical 100% 5
Helping Hand NormalType.pngNormal Status 20

By event move tutor

Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Amnesia PsychicType.pngPsychic Status 20
Growth NormalType.pngNormal Status 20
Lovely Kiss NormalType.pngNormal Status 75% 10
Sweet Kiss FairyType.pngFairy Status 75% 10

By breeding

 Parent   Move   Type   Category   Power   Accuracy   PP 
SeelNew.pngDewgong.pngSpheal.pngSealeo.pngWalrein.png Encore NormalType.pngNormal Status 100% 5
Mudkip.pngMarshtomp.pngSwampertNew.png Endeavor NormalType.pngNormal Physical 100% 5
Wooper.pngQuagsire.pngSurskit.pngGreninja.png Haze IceType.pngIce Status 30
Spheal.pngSealeo.pngWalrein.png Ice Ball IceType.pngIce Physical 30 90% 20
PoliwrathNew.png Mind Reader NormalType.pngNormal Status 5
Lapras.pngWooper.pngQuagsire.pngLotad.pngWingull.pngPelipper.pngSurskit.pngPiplup.pngPrinplup.pngEmpoleon.png Mist IceType.pngIce Status 30
Corsola.pngMilotic.png Refresh NormalType.pngNormal Status 20
Feebas.png Splash NormalType.pngNormal Status 40