Poliwrath

Poliwrath
ニョロボン
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Poliwhirl < Poliwrath > Abra
Species
Type
Tadpole Pokémon
Water.gif Fighting.gif
Number
Ability
#62
Height
Weight
4′3″ (1.3m)
119 lbs. (54kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Poliwrath (ニョロボン) is the 62nd Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Water/Fighting-Type, and is known as the Tadpole Pokémon.

Poliwrath can use one of two Abilities: Water Absorb, which restores up to 25% of its Maximum HP should it get hit with a Water-Type move; or Damp, which prevents Self-Destruct and Explosion from working whilst in battle. Its Hidden Ability is Swift Swim, which doubles its Speed during periods of heavy rain.

Poliwag can evolve into Poliwhirl at Level 25, and can evolve into Poliwrath by using a Water Stone. Alternately, Poliwhirl can evolve into Politoed if it is traded while holding a King's Rock.

Poliwrath is in the Water 1 Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Poliwrath 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Poliwrath looks much similar to its previous stage Poliwhirl. It seems to be taller and appears to have more muscle. Poliwrath seems to look more fierce than its previous form, even though they don't have any huge differences, possibly because of its larger size and its intimidating glare.

Gender Differences

Poliwrath has no gender differences.

Game Information

Original Games

Through the first four Generations, the only way to obtain a Poliwrath is to evolve a Poliwhirl.

Poliwrath can be found at Challenger's Cave, Giant Chasm, Victory Road and Wellspring Cave in Black and White by Fishing at Shaking Spots. In Black 2 and White 2, Poliwrath can be found at Route 23, Clay Tunnel, Giant Chasm, Relic Passage and Wellspring Cave, also by Fishing at Shaking Spots.

In Pokémon X and Y, Poliwrath can be found in the wild at Victory Road by fishing with a Super Rod. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, it can be caught at Malie Garden when called on in an S.O.S. Battle while it is raining during the day.

Spin-Off Games

Poliwrath makes appearances at Endless Level 9, Pair Trozei, Forever Level 58 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

The only way to obtain a Poliwrath in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Poliwhirl. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Poliwrath can be found at End Lake B1-B24. Poliwrath is in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at each area's Element-themed and Legendary-themed areas.

Poliwrath can be found at Panulla Cave and Jungle Ruins in Pokémon Ranger, its lone appearance in the Pokémon Ranger series as of writing.

Poliwrath can be found at Everspring Valley Lake 4-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Poliwrath is listed in 10 different sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Versus set; and as a Rare Card in the Base, Gym Heroes, Neo Discovery (2), Expedition (2), Skyridge, EX FireRed and LeafGreen, EX Unseen Forces, Legends Awakened and Unleashed sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

A Poliwrath owned by a trainer named Tad would hit Ash's Charizard with an Ice Beam in Charizard Chills, rendering it immobile. Without any Freeze Heal, it was up to Ash and company to try and defrost the frozen Charizard. As a result of this effort Charizard learned to obey Ash, having earned its trust, and would defeat Poliwrath in a rematch.

Chuck would use a Poliwrath in Machoke, Machoke Man, including Ash's Gym Battle in Cianwood City. Poliwrath successfully defeated Pikachu, but fell to Bayleef.

Movies

Poliwrath has yet to appear in any of the films, but Wild Poliwrath make an appearance in the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Vacation."

Manga

Red's Poliwhirl evolved into a Poliwrath after Lt. Surge threw Red off the S.S. Anne as a result of a Water Stone that was laying on the bottom of Vermillion Bay. Since then, "Poli" made a number of appearances throughout the Manga.

Chuck also appears with a Poliwrath of his own in Chapter 122.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Poliwrath finds itself in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With a solid defensive typing that offers resistances to Dark, Ice, Bug, Steel, and Rock-type attacks to go along with a Water-type immunity thanks to Water Absorb, Poliwrath has a very useful typing to work with. Its typing also offers a lot offensively, as it has solid neutral coverage between its STAB attacks. It has good overall bulk, allowing for it to check threats like Swords Dance Samurott, Aggron, Klinklang, Barbaracle, and Rhydon. Its best set is a bulky special attacker set with Leftovers which makes it a decent offensive threat and takes advantage of Poliwrath's good special movepool which includes special priority in Vacuum Wave. However, Poliwrath is rather unimpressive offensively even with full investment due to a mediocre base 70 Special Attack and not much to work with on the physical side, so it relies on super effective coverage to do significant damage. It also does not match up well against offensive Fire types and has some troubling weaknesses to Flying, Grass, Psychic, and Electric attacks.

Poliwrath is also usable in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With great bulk and a solid typing to work with, Poliwrath is capable of handling both physical and special attackers. It can check threats like Scrafty and Houndoom with relative ease due to its typing, and its access to Circle Throw allows for it to phaze out opposing foes, making it not as easy to set up on. However, Poliwrath is weak to the common Grass and Psychic attacks, and it is relatively passive, making it so that Pokémon like Venusaur and Meloetta can switch in without too much trouble. It also lacks reliable recovery and has to use RestTalk if it wants any form of recovery whatsoever.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow None Evolve Poliwhirl
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Evolve Poliwhirl
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen None Evolve Poliwhirl
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Poliwhirl
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Evolve Poliwhirl
Black/White 5% Wellspring Cave: 1F & B1, Challenger's Cave: B2, Victory Road: 1F & 3F
Black/White 10% Giant Chasm: Cave & Inner Cave
Black 2/White 2 5% Wellspring Cave: 1F-B1, Giant Chasm: Cave & Inner Cave, Route 23, Relic Passage: Room 2, Clay Tunnel: Rooms 2 & 3, Victory Road: 1F, 3F & 4F
X/Y 5% (Super Rod) Victory Road: Room 4, Outside
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun/Moon -- Malie Garden (S.O.S. Battle) (Rain) (Day)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red A swimmer adept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
Blue A swimmer adept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
Yellow Swims powerfully using all the muscles in its body. It can even overtake champion swimmers.
II Gold This strong and skilled swimmer is even capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean just by kicking.
Silver Although an energetic, skilled swimmer that uses all of its muscles, it lives on dry land.
Crystal It can use its well-developed arms and legs to run on the surface of the water for a split second.
III Ruby Poliwrath's highly developed, brawny muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. It is so tirelessly strong, this Pokémon can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort
Sapphire Poliwrath's highly developed, brawny muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. It is so tirelessly strong, this Pokémon can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort
Emerald Its highly developed muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. This Pokémon can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort.
FireRed An adept swimmer, it knows the front crawl, butterfly, and more. It is faster than the best human swimmers.
LeafGreen A swimmer adept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
IV Diamond With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
Pearl With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
Platinum With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
HeartGold This strong and skilled swimmer is even capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean just by kicking.
SoulSilver Although an energetic, skilled swimmer that uses all of its muscles, it lives on dry land.
V Black With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
White With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
Black 2 With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
White 2 With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
VI X With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
Y A swimmer adept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
Omega Ruby Poliwrath's highly developed, brawny muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. It is so tirelessly strong, this Pokémon can swim back and forth across the ocean without effort.
Alpha Sapphire Poliwrath's highly developed, brawny muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. It is so tirelessly strong, this Pokémon can swim back and forth across the ocean without effort.
VII Sun Poliwrath in the Alola region are strong swimmers that use the breaststroke. Many children learn to swim by imitating Poliwrath.
Moon Its percentage of body fat is nearly zero. Its body is entirely muscle, which makes it heavy and forces its swimming prowess to develop.

Pokéathlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
90
. 290 384 .
Atk
95
175 195 289 317
Def
95
175 195 289 317
Sp. Atk
70
130 145 239 262
Sp. Def
90
166 185 279 306
Speed
70
130 145 239 262

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Submission Fighting.gif 80 80 Physical.png
Start Circle Throw Fighting.gif 60 90 Physical.png
Start Bubble Beam Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
Start Hypnosis Psychic.gif -- 60 Other.png
Start Double Slap Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
32 Dynamic Punch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png
43 Mind Reader Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
53 Circle Throw Fighting.gif 60 90 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Surf Water.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM98 Waterfall Water.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bubble Beam Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
Encore Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Haze Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
Ice Ball Ice.gif 30 90 Physical.png
Mind Reader Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Mist Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
Mud Shot Ground.gif 55 95 Special.png
Refresh Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Splash Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 Special.png
Water Sport Water.gif -- -- Other.png

Poliwhirl Exclusive Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Water Sport Water.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
11 Bubble Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
21 Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
32 Mud Shot Ground.gif 55 95 Special.png
37 Belly Drum Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
43 Wake-Up Slap Fighting.gif 70 100 Physical.png
48 Hydro Pump Water.gif 110 80 Special.png
53 Mud Bomb Water.gif 65 85 Special.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 180*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 160*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 175 -- Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 100*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 200 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png

Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

Emerald

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mega Punch Normal.gif 80 85 Physical.png
Mega Kick Normal.gif 120 75 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Seismic Toss Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Metronome Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Vacuum Wave Fighting.gif 40 100 Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Level 25
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Poliwrath
Trade (Holding King's Rock)

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Rock.gif
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Fairy.gif
Flying.gif
Ghost.gif
Grass.gif
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Psychic.gif
Water.gif
Bug.gif
Dark.gif
Fire.gif
Ice.gif
Rock.gif
Steel.gif
Water.gif
Electric.gif
Fairy.gif
Flying.gif
Grass.gif
Psychic.gif

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