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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.

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
Emerald Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Evolve Poliwhirl 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

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Stats

Base Stats
HP
90
Attack
95
Defense
95
Sp. Atk
70
Sp. Def
90
Speed
70
Total
510

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty 2 3 ♥
Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 1 3 ♥
Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal Physical Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Submission 40 100% 25 Fighting Physical Type Cool 6 0 ♥
32 Dynamic Punch 100 50% 5 Fighting Physical Type Cool 2 1 ♥
43 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status Type Smart 3 0 ♥
53 Circle Throw 60 90% 10 Fighting Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status
Submission 40 100% 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.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty 2
Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 2
Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal Physical Type Tough 2
Submission 40 100% 25 Fighting Physical Type Cool 3
43 Dynamic Punch 100 50% 5 Fighting Physical Type Cool 2
53 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Status Type Smart 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic Type Smart 1 3 ♥
Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal Type Tough 2 1 ♥
35 Submission 40 100% 25 Fighting Type Cool 6 0 ♥
51 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal
Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic
Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
Rain Dance —% 5 Water
35 Submission 40 100% 25 Fighting
51 Mind Reader —% 5 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Double Slap 15 85% 10 Normal
Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
Hypnosis 60% 20 Psychic
Water Gun 40 100% 25 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.

Sprites

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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 non-dual typed Fighting/Psychic and still have Fighting as a type to learn Psychic.
  • 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.

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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