|#186|| Water Absorb/Damp|
|3′7″ (1.1m)||74.7 lbs. (33.9kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|OU||3 Speed Points|
Politoed (Johto Pokédex. It is a Water-Type, and is known as the Frog Pokémon.) is the 75th Pokémon in the
Politoed can use one of two Abilities: Water Absorb, which heals up to 25% of its maximum HP should it get hit with a Water-Type move; or Damp, which prevents Selfdestruct and Explosion from working whilst in battle. A third Ability is available to Politoed from the Dream World, the Drizzle Ability, which changes the weather to heavy rain upon its entry into battle.
Poliwag can evolve into Poliwhirl at Level 25, and can evolve into a Politoed if its traded while holding a King's Rock. Alternately, a Poliwhirl can evolve into a Poliwrath by using a Water Stone on it.
Politoed is in the Water 1 Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Politoed 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Politoed takes on the appearance of a light green toad with a greenish-blue antenna. It has a green line on its yellow stomach that curls back towards the top, but doesn't form into a spiral like its previous forms. Its toes, hands, and chin are also yellow, which also feature red cheeks.
 Gender Differences
Politoed doesn't have any visible differences to differentiate between male and female.
 Game Information
 Original Games
Politoed can be found at Route 6 in Black and White; and Routes 6, 19, 20, Clay Tunnel, Floccesy Ranch, Lostlorn Forest and Victory Road in Black 2 and White 2. In both sets of games Politoed can be found at the aforementioned areas by Fishing with a Super Rod at Shaking Spots.
 Spin-Off Games
Politoed makes appearances at Endless Level 61, Pair Trozei, Forever Level 11 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
The only way to obtain a Politoed in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Poliwhirl. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Politoed can be found at End Lake B1-B24. Politoed appears in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing in each games' Secret and Legendary-themed areas.
Politoed only appears during Missions in Pokémon Ranger. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Politoed can be found at the Entrance of Canal Ruins in the Present; and in the Ice Temple mission "Round and Round! Find the Floor" by defeating it and obtaining its Slate.
Politoed can be found at Everspring Valley Lake 4-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.
 Trading Card Game
Politoed is listed in six sets and the 5th Movie Halfdeck. It is listed as a Common Card in the Versus Set; and as a Rare Card in the Neo Discovery (2), Skyridge, EX Unseen Forces (EX Card), Legends Awakened and Unleashed sets.
 Anime/Manga Information
Misty's Poliwhirl would pull the King's Rock out of Ash's backpack, evolving into a Politoed in Outrageous Fortunes. Politoed would continue to make appearances through Gotta Catch Ya Later! and Cerulean Blue.
Gold would evolve his Poliwhirl into a Politoed via a trade with Silver at Tin Tower.would get the opportunity to train alongside Red's Poliwrath on Mt. Silver.
Politaro makes appearances in Chapters 109-113, 145, 154, 164, 172, 180, 335, 441-444, 448, 453 & 459.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitve Battling
Politoed has always been relegated to the Neverused tier of Pokemon, but Dream World's gift to the toed was the ability Drizzle, shooting him all the way up to the Overused tier of Pokemon. Previously exclusive to Kyogre, Politoed can bring out the rain and help many Pokemon, from Tornadus to Starmie function well in Overused. Even though there was a Swift Swim plus Drizzle ban, Politoed has brought up one of the most dominant playstyles in the metagame. Politoed itself is not a great Pokemon, but it can run a defensive set to some success, and can run a Choice Specs or a Choice Scarf set to either break through other weather inducers and some walls, or be a good revenge killer.
 Area Locations
|Black/White||5% (Fish at Shaking Spots)||Route 6|
|Black 2/White 2||5% (Fish at Shaking Spots)||Route 6|
Victory Road: Outside
|II||Pokémon Gold||If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.|
|II||Pokémon Silver||Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.|
|II||Pokémon Crystal||When it expands its throat to croak out a tune, nearby Poliwag and Poliwhirl gather immediately.|
|III||Pokémon Ruby||The curled hair on Politoed's head is proof of its status as a king. It is said that the longer and more curled the hair, the more respect this Pokémon earns from its peers.|
|III||Pokémon Sapphire||The curled hair on Politoed's head is proof of its status as a king. It is said that the longer and more curled the hair, the more respect this Pokémon earns from its peers.|
|III||Pokémon Emerald||The curled hair on its head proves its status as a king. It is said that the longer and curlier the hair, the more respect it earns from its peers.|
|III||Pokémon FireRed||Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.|
|III||Pokémon LeafGreen||If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.|
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.|
|V||Pokémon Black||It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.|
|V||Pokémon White||It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.|
|VI||Pokémon X||Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.|
|VI||Pokémon Y||If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only)
 Via Move Tutor
 Heart Gold/Soul Silver
 Evolution Line
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