Poliwrath (Japanese: ニョロボン Nyorobon) is a Water/Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Poliwrath appears to have a blue round shaped body with a white belly and a black spiral on it. It also appears to have white fists and its pupil grow smaller than its pre-evolutions.

Behavior

Poliwrath is an adept swimmer and can outspeed even the fastest of human swimmers. However, it prefers to inhabit dry land rather than spending most of its life in aquatic habitats.

Its muscle development is incredibly strong that Poliwrath itself can swim the entire Pacific Ocean without resting.

In the Alolan Region, Poliwrath are well known as expert breast stroke swimmers. Children often imitate how Poliwrath swims.

Poliwrath's body is all solid muscle. It is able to swim through frigid waters and smash through ice floes with its powerful arms. A skilled swimmer and martial artist, Poliwrath uses its strong arms to dish out powerful attacks.

Natural abilities

Poliwrath may have the abilities Water Absorb or Damp or the hidden ability Swift Swim. Water Absorb restores a little of Poliwrath's HP when hit by a Water-type move instead of taking damage. While Damp prevents the use of Self-Destruct or Explosion. Swift Swim raises Poliwrath's speed in the rain.

Evolution

Poliwrath is the evolved form of Poliwhirl by use of a Water Stone. It is one of the final evolved forms of Poliwag.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Evolve Poliwhirl None
Yellow Evolve Poliwhirl None
Gold and Silver Evolve Poliwhirl None
Crystal Evolve Poliwhirl None
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Evolve Poliwhirl None
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Evolve Poliwhirl None
Platinum Evolve Poliwhirl None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Trade None
Black and White Wellspring Cave, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road, Giant Chasm (Fishing ripples) Rare
X and Y Victory Road (Super Rod) Uncommon
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 9
Forever Level 58
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Poliwhirl
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Lake Afar (B1F-B24F)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Panula Cave
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach


Pokédex Entries

  • Red and Blue

    A graradept 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sun

    Poliwrath in the Alola region are strong swimmers that use the breaststroke. Many children learn how 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.

  • Ultra Sun

    It’s quite a gifted swimmer, even among Water-type Pokémon, but it normally spends its time on land.

  • Ultra Moon

    The muscles it has developed through swimming are thick and powerful. When it lands a square punch, it can turn huge boulders to dust.

  • Let's Go, Pikachu!

    Swims powerfully using all the muscles in its body. It can even overtake world-class swimmers.

  • Let's Go, Eevee!

    Swims powerfully using all the muscles in its body. It can even overtake world-class swimmers.


Stats

Poliwrath's Stats
HP
90
Attack
95
Defense
95
Sp. Atk
70
Sp. Def
90
Speed
70
Total
510

Poliwrath's Stats
HP
90
Attack
85
Defense
95
Sp. Atk
70
Sp. Def
90
Speed
70
Total
500

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Submission 80 80% 20 Fighting Physical
1 Circle Throw 60 90% 10 Fighting Physical
1 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status
1 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal Physical
32 Dynamic Punch 100 50% 5 Fighting Physical
43 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status
53 Circle Throw 60 90% 10 Fighting Physical
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LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2 3 ♥
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status Smart 1 3 ♥
1 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
1 Submission 80 80% 25 Fighting Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
32 Dynamic Punch 100 50% 5 Fighting Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
43 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status Smart 3 0 ♥
53 Circle Throw 60 90% 10 Fighting Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
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LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status
1 Submission 80 80% 25 Fighting Physical
32 Dynamic Punch 100 50% 5 Fighting Physical
43 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status
53 Circle Throw 60 90% 10 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status Smart 2
1 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal Physical Tough 2
1 Submission 80 80% 25 Fighting Physical Cool 3
43 Dynamic Punch 100 50% 5 Fighting Physical Cool 2
53 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status Smart 1
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LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Cute 4 0 ♥
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Smart 1 3 ♥
1 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
35 Submission 80 80% 25 Fighting Cool 6 0 ♥
51 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
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LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal
1 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic
1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
1 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
35 Submission 80 80% 25 Fighting
51 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal
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LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal
1 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
1 Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic
1 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
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TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM47 Low Sweep 65 100% 20 Fighting Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Tough 2 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 2 0 ♥
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TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM47 Low Sweep 60 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
HM06 Dive 80 100% 10 Water Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beauty 2
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Beauty 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 2
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Beauty 2
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Beauty 0
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Tough 3
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Tough 3 0 ♥
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Tough 1 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Smart 1 3 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Smart 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Beauty 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Tough 2 0 ♥
HM08 Dive 60 100% 10 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 DynamicPunch 100 50% 5 Fighting
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM16 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Ice Punch 75 100% 15 Ice
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
HM06 Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 Mega Punch 80 85% 20 Normal
TM05 Mega Kick 120 75% 5 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM11 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water
TM12 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
TM14 Blizzard 120 90% 5 Ice
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Submission 80 80% 25 Fighting
TM18 Counter 100% 20 Fighting
TM19 Seismic Toss 100% 20 Fighting
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Fissure 30% 5 Ground
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM35 Metronome —% 10 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM46 Psywave 80% 15 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
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Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Poliwrath can learn, refer to Poliwag.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Dual Chop USUM 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Ice Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Throat Chop USUM 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
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Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Ice Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
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Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Ice Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Dive HGSSPt 80 100% 10 Water Physical Beauty 1
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Helping Hand HGSSPt —% 20 Normal Status Smart 1
Ice Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beauty 2
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beauty 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Vacuum Wave HGSSPt 40 100% 30 Fighting Special Smart 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
DynamicPunch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Ice Punch E 75 100% 15 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind EXD 55 95% 15 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
Mega Kick FRLGE 120 75% 5 Normal Cool 4 0 ♥
Mega Punch FRLGE 80 85% 20 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
Metronome FRLGE —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Seismic Toss FRLGEXD 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Ice Beam C 95 100% 10 Ice
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Sprites


Appearances

Anime

Tad had a Poliwrath appearing in Charizard Chills where it fought Ash's Charizard. A Poliwrath also appeared in Outrageous Fortunes under the ownership by Delany. Chuck had a Poliwrath in Machoke, Machoke Man!. In The Battling Eevee Brothers, a Poliwrath appeared. A Poliwrath also appears in the Pokémon Summer Academy in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team! and Hook, Line and Stinker respectively.

Manga

In the Pokémon Adventures Manga, Red has a Poliwrath that evolved from a Poliwhirl. It is also Red's first Pokémon.

Trivia

  • Poliwrath, along with Lucario, are the only Fighting-types that can learn Psychic that aren't paired with the Psychic-type.
  • Poliwrath is the first Pokémon in the National Pokédex to evolve from a Water Stone.
  • Poliwrath's Pokédex entries state the Pacific Ocean which means that the Pokémon Universe and the real world are somehow connected.
  • Poliwrath's shiny has been the same from Generation III to Generation VII, but in Generation II, it had teal skin instead of green skin.
  • In Generation II, there is a man with a Poliwrath that says he wishes his Pokemon evolves into a frog Pokemon. This is an error since Poliwrath is both a frog Pokemon and also already fully evolved.

Origins/Etymology

Poliwrath appears to be based off a tadpole whilst its name comes from poliwog and wrath.

Gallery

See also

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