Poliwag (Pokédex. It is a Water-Type, and is known as the Tadpole Pokémon.) is the 60th Pokémon in the
Poliwag can use one of two Abilities: Water Absorb, which restores up to 25% of its Maximum HP when it gets hit by a Water-Type move; or Damp, which prevents Selfdestruct and Explosion from working whilst in battle. A third Ability is available to Poliwag from the Dream World, the Swift Swim Ability. This Ability doubles its Speed while it's raining heavily.
Poliwag gain the opportunity to evolve into Poliwhirl starting at Level 25. From here, it can evolve into a Poliwrath by using a Water Stone, or from Generation II onward, into a Politoed if traded to another game while it is holding a King's Rock.
Poliwag is in the Water 1 Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Poliwag 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Poliwag is a small blue Pokémon that resembles a tadpole. It's entire body is round and it has two stumpy legs. Poliwag has a long tail that is transparent. The most interesting feature is the black swirl on it's white belly, when it evolves into Poliwhirl the swirl goes another direction. Poliwag has a small pink mouth and two large eyes.
Poliwag doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
Poliwag can be found at any place in which fishing is possible when using the Good Rod in Red, Blue and Yellow, along with Pallet Town, Viridian City and Route 22 when using the Super Rod. When using the Super Rod for fishing on Route 23, Poliwag can also be found.
Poliwag can be found on Routes 22, 28, 30, 31, 44, Violet City, Ecruteak City, Viridian City and Mt. Silver by way of both fishing and using Surf in Gold, Silver and Crystal, along with Routes 6, 35, 43, Blackthorn City, Ilex Forest and Ruins of Alph by way of Fishing. Additionally, Poliwag can be found in the grass at Night on Routes 22, 30, 31 & 44 in Crystal.
Fishing is also used to find Poliwag in Fire Red and Leaf Green, appearing at Routes 6, 22, 23, 25. Berry Forest, Cape Brink, Cerulean Cave 1F & B1, Four Island, Fuchsia City, Icefall Cave's Entrance, Ruin Valley and throughout the Safari Zone.
Poliwag can be found by fishing with the Good Rod on Route 225 in Diamond and Pearl, and on Routes 227 & 228 by Surfing in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Poliwag can be found on Routes 22, 28, 30, 31, Ecruteak City, Viridian City, Violet City, Outside Mt. Moon, Outside Mt. Silver, and Safari Zone's Wetland & Marshland by either Surfing or Fishing. Fishing is the only method to find Poliwag on Routes 6, 35, 43, 44, 45, Blackthorn City, Outside Ruins of Alph, Ilex Forest, Cliff Edge Gate, Cerulean Cave and Safari Zone's Meadow. Surfing is the only way to find a Poliwag at Safari Zone's Rocky Beach.
Poliwag can be found at Route 6, Challenger's Cave, Giant Chasm, Victory Road and Wellspring Cave in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, Poliwag can be found at Routes 6, 19, 20, 23, Clay Tunnel, Floccesy Ranch, Giant Chasm, Lostlorn Forest, Relic Passage and Wellspring Cave. Both sets of games require fishing with the Super Rod to find Poliwag.
Poliwag makes appearances at Phobos Submarine, Endless Level 22, Pair Trozei and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Poliwag can be found at Silent Chasm 5F-9F, NorthWind Field 1F-4F and Waterfall Pond 1F-5F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Poliwag can be found at Waterfall Cave B1-B8 and Serenity River B1-B7. In addition to those dungeons, Poliwag can be found in Star Cave B1-B7 in Explorers of Sky. Poliwag is in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing in each version's respective Element-themed area 1F-10 and Final-themed area 20F-23F.
Poliwag can be found in Croca Tunnel in Pokémon Ranger, its lone appearance in the Pokémon Ranger series as of writing.
Poliwag can be found at Everspring Valley Lake 4-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Poliwag is listed in 10 different sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Base, Gym Heroes, Gym Challenge, Neo Discovery, Expedition, Skyridge, EX FireRed and LeafGreen, EX Unseen Forces, Legends Awakened and Unleashed sets.
In The Stun Spore Detour, Ash and Tracy would accidentally fall into the center of a Wild Vileplume's petals, causing both to get blasted with Stun Spore, a fate that would also befall Jessie of Team Rocket. A Wild Poliwag would assist Misty in finding the cure: Sangora weed, and after boiling some to make a tea, Poliwag would join Misty's Pokémon lineup. Her Poliwag would evolve into a Poliwhirl in The Totodile Duel.
While Misty's Poliwag didn't appear in any of the films it did appear in both Pikachu's Winter Vacation specials, "Winter Games" and "Stantler's Little Helpers."
Another trainer used a Poliwag in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. Wild Poliwag make appearances in the Pikachu Shorts "Pikachu's Vacation" and "Pikachu's Rescue Adventure."
In Chapter 2, Red inadvertently set Professor Oak's Poliwag free, only to have to go and recapture it. In flashbacks to his childhood during Chapters 10, 11 and 40, Red's Poliwag, nicknamed "Poli", would try to save Red from drowning--while doing so it evolved into a Poliwhirl.
Gold also had a Poliwag of his own, but he went missing after Neo Team Rocket stole his backpack by mistake. Gold would reunite withon Route 32, and would evolve at Tin Tower whilst the tower was collapsing. This Poliwag makes appearances in Chapters 91-93, 101 and 103-109.
Poliwag is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
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