059 #059 Arcanine #061 Poliwhirl 061

Poliwag Poliwag #060 - Tadpole Pokemon

Poliwag
Hear Poliwag's Cry
type Water
gender 50.0% Male50.0% Female
height 2'0" 0.6 m
weight 27.3 lb. 12.4 kg
generation
National: #060 | Johto: #072

Family Family

Breeding

Egg Groups Steps to Hatch
Water 1 5,100

060 Locations

Where to catch Poliwag in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl

AreaLevelsMethodRarity
Route 22510-25Fishing with a Good Rod45%
Route 22720-30Surfing30%
Route 22820-30Surfing30%

Where to catch Poliwag in Pokemon Platinum

AreaLevelsMethodRarity
Route 22735-45Surfing30%
Route 22835-45Surfing30%

Where to catch Poliwag in Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver

AreaLevelsMethodRarity
Cerulean Cave (B1f)40Fishing with a Super Rod70%
Mt. Silver (Outside)30-40Surfing9%
Mt. Silver (Outside)40Fishing with a Super Rod80%
Mt. Silver (Outside)20Fishing with a Good Rod60%
Cerulean Cave (B1f)20Fishing with a Good Rod55%
Cerulean Cave (2f)40Fishing with a Super Rod70%
Cerulean Cave (2f)20Fishing with a Good Rod55%
Cerulean Cave (1f)40Fishing with a Super Rod70%
Violet City10Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Violet City20Fishing with a Good Rod60%
Violet City40Fishing with a Super Rod80%
Violet City10-25Surfing90%
Ruins of Alph (Outside)10Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Ruins of Alph (Outside)20Fishing with a Good Rod60%
Ruins of Alph (Outside)40Fishing with a Super Rod80%
Ilex Forest10Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Ilex Forest20Fishing with a Good Rod60%
Ilex Forest40Fishing with a Super Rod80%
Viridian City20Fishing with a Good Rod60%
Cerulean Cave (1f)20Fishing with a Good Rod55%
Mt. Silver (Outside)10Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Ecruteak City10Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Ecruteak City20Fishing with a Good Rod60%
Ecruteak City40Fishing with a Super Rod80%
Ecruteak City10-25Surfing90%
Viridian City40Fishing with a Super Rod80%
Mt. Moon (Mt. Moon Square)20Fishing with a Good Rod30%
Viridian City5-10Surfing90%
Unknown; all Poliwag30-35Surfing100%
Unknown; all Poliwag40Fishing with a Super Rod120%
Unknown; all Poliwag20Fishing with a Good Rod90%
Unknown; all Poliwag10Fishing with an Old Rod90%
Blackthorn City10Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Blackthorn City20Fishing with a Good Rod60%
Blackthorn City40Fishing with a Super Rod80%
Mt. Moon (Mt. Moon Square)35Surfing60%
Mt. Moon (Mt. Moon Square)40Fishing with a Super Rod100%
Viridian City10Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Route 620Fishing with a Good Rod60%
Route 610Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Route 640Fishing with a Super Rod80%
Route 2240Fishing with a Super Rod80%
Route 225-10Surfing90%
Route 2220Fishing with a Good Rod60%
Route 2210Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Route 2835-40Surfing90%
Route 2840Fishing with a Super Rod80%
Route 2820Fishing with a Good Rod60%
Route 2810Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Route 3040Fishing with a Super Rod80%
Route 3020Fishing with a Good Rod60%
Route 3010-25Surfing90%
Route 3010Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Route 3110-25Surfing90%
Route 3110Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Route 3120Fishing with a Good Rod60%
Route 3140Fishing with a Super Rod80%
Route 3510Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Route 3520Fishing with a Good Rod60%
Route 3540Fishing with a Super Rod80%
Route 4310Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Route 4320Fishing with a Good Rod60%
Route 4340Fishing with a Super Rod80%
Route 4410Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Route 4420Fishing with a Good Rod55%
Route 4440Fishing with a Super Rod70%
Route 4415-30Surfing90%
Route 4540Fishing with a Super Rod80%
Route 4520Fishing with a Good Rod60%
Route 4510Fishing with an Old Rod15%
Route 47 (Cave Gate)20Fishing with a Good Rod25%
Route 47 (Cave Gate)40Fishing with a Super Rod30%

Moves Moves

Abilities

Water AbsorbAbsorbs Water moves, healing for 1/4 max HP.
DampPrevents Selfdestruct, Explosion, and Aftermath from working while the Pokemon is in battle.

Level-up Moves

Lv.MoveTypeClassPow.PPAcc.Effect
1Water SportWaterNone--15--All damage from Fire moves is halved until the end of the battle.
5BubbleWaterSpecial2030100%Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.
8HypnosisPsychicNone--2060%Puts the target to sleep.
11Water GunWaterSpecial4025100%Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.
15DoubleslapNormalPhysical151085%Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
18Rain DanceWaterNone--5--Changes the weather to rain for five turns.
21Body SlamNormalPhysical8515100%Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.
25BubblebeamWaterSpecial6520100%Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.
28Mud ShotGroundSpecial551595%Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.
31Belly DrumNormalNone--10--User pays half its max HP to max out its Attack.
35Wake-up SlapFightingPhysical6010100%If the target is asleep, has double power and wakes it up.
38Hydro PumpWaterSpecial120580%Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.
41Mud BombGroundSpecial651085%Has a 30% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

TMs/HMs

#MoveTypeClassPow.PPAcc.Effect
TM3Water PulseWaterSpecial6020100%Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.
TM6ToxicPoisonNone--1090%Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.
TM7HailIceNone--10--Changes the weather to a hailstorm for five turns.
TM10Hidden PowerNormalSpecial115100%Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.
TM13Ice BeamIceSpecial9510100%Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.
TM14BlizzardIceSpecial120570%Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.
TM17ProtectNormalNone--10--Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.
TM18Rain DanceWaterNone--5--Changes the weather to rain for five turns.
TM21FrustrationNormalPhysical120100%Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.
TM27ReturnNormalPhysical120100%Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.
TM28DigGroundPhysical8010100%User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.
TM29PsychicPsychicSpecial9010100%Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.
TM32Double TeamNormalNone--15--Raises the user's evasion by one stage.
TM42FacadeNormalPhysical7020100%Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.
TM43Secret PowerNormalPhysical7020100%Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.
TM44RestPsychicNone--10--User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.
TM45AttractNormalNone--15100%Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.
TM46ThiefDarkPhysical4010100%Takes the target's item.
TM58EndureNormalNone--10--Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.
TM78CaptivateNormalNone--20100%Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.
TM82Sleep TalkNormalNone--10--Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.
TM83Natural GiftNormalPhysical115100%Power and type depend on the held berry.
TM87SwaggerNormalNone--1590%Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.
TM90SubstituteNormalNone--10--Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.
HM3SurfWaterSpecial9515100%Inflicts regular damage and can hit Dive users.
HM7WaterfallWaterPhysical8015100%Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

Egg Moves

MoveTypeClassPow.PPAcc.Effect
MistIceNone--30--Protects the user's stats from being changed by enemy moves.
BubblebeamWaterSpecial6520100%Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.
HazeIceNone--30--Resets all Pokemon's stats, accuracy, and evasion.
SplashNormalNone--40--Does nothing.
Mind ReaderNormalNone--5--Ensures that the user's next move will hit the target.
EncoreNormalNone--5100%Forces the target to repeat its last used move every turn for 2 to 6 turns.
EndeavorNormalPhysical15100%Lowers the target's HP to equal the user's.
RefreshNormalNone--20--Cleanses the user of a burn, paralysis, or poison.
Ice BallIcePhysical302090%Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, resetting after five turns.
Mud ShotGroundSpecial551595%Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.
Water SportWaterNone--15--All damage from Fire moves is halved until the end of the battle.

Stats Stats

at level 100 Base Hindering (90%) Neutral (100%) Beneficial (110%)
HP40
Statbar
190 - 284190 - 284190 - 284
Attack50
Statbar
94 - 179105 - 199115 - 218
Defense40
Statbar
76 - 16185 - 17993 - 196
Sp. Attack40
Statbar
76 - 16185 - 17993 - 196
Sp. Defense40
Statbar
76 - 16185 - 17993 - 196
Speed90
Statbar
166 - 251185 - 279203 - 306
TOTAL 300
Statbar

Other Stats

Base Experience Max Experience Catch Rate Happiness EV Yields
77 1,059,860 255 70 Speed: 1 point

Images Images

BlackPoliwagPoliwagPoliwagPoliwag
White
DiamondPoliwagPoliwagPoliwagPoliwag
Pearl
PlatinumPoliwagPoliwagPoliwagPoliwag
HeartGoldPoliwagPoliwagPoliwagPoliwag
SoulSilver
RubyPoliwagPoliwagPoliwagPoliwag
Sapphire
EmeraldPoliwagPoliwag
FireRedPoliwagPoliwagPoliwagPoliwag
LeafGreen
GoldPoliwagPoliwagPoliwagPoliwag
Silver
CrystalPoliwagPoliwagPoliwagPoliwag
RedPoliwagPoliwag
Blue
YellowPoliwagPoliwag

Flavor Text Flavortext

Black 2Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
White 2
Black
White
DiamondIts skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGoldBecause it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
SoulSilverThe direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
RubyPOLIWAG has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the Pokemon's spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
Sapphire
Emerald
FireRedIts slick black skin is thin and damp. A part of its internal organs can be seen through the skin as a spiral pattern.
LeafGreenIts newly grown legs prevent it from walking well. It appears to prefer swimming over walking.
GoldBecause it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
SilverThe direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
CrystalThe swirl on its belly is its insides showing through the skin. It looks clearer after it eats.
RedIts newly grown legs prevent it from running. It appears to prefer swimming than trying to stand.
Blue
YellowThe direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.

Other Other

Name Etymology Poli (as in a polliwog, a toad) + wag (as in it wagging its tail)
059 #059 Arcanine #061 Poliwhirl 061