Poliwag

Poliwag is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Tadpole Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Its newly grown legs prevent it from running. It appears to prefer swimming than trying to stand.
Yellow The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
Gold Because it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
Silver The direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
Crystal The swirl on its belly is its insides showing through the skin. It looks clearer after it eats.
Ruby
Sapphire
POLIWAG has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the POKéMON’s spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
FireRed Its slick black skin is thin and damp. A part of its internal organs can be seen through the skin as a spiral pattern.
LeafGreen Its newly grown legs prevent it from walking well. It appears to prefer swimming over walking.
Emerald It is possible to see this POKéMON’s spiral innards right through its thin skin. However, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
HeartGold Because it is inept at walking on its newly grown legs, it always swims around in water.
SoulSilver The direction of its belly spiral differs by area. The equator is thought to have an effect on this.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Its skin is so thin, its internal organs are visible. It has trouble walking on its newly grown feet.
X Its slick black skin is thin and damp. A part of its internal organs can be seen through the skin as a spiral pattern.
Y The direction of the spiral on the belly differs by area. It is more adept at swimming than walking.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Poliwag has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the Pokémon’s spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
Sun The swirl on its belly is its internal organs showing through. If the swirl is tinged white, that means it’s affected by some disease.
Moon It’s still not very good at walking. Its Trainers should train this Pokémon to walk every day.

Evolution chart

Poliwag
#060
Poliwag
Water

(Level 25)
Poliwhirl
#061
Poliwhirl
Water
(use Water Stone)
Poliwrath
#062
Poliwrath
Water · Fighting


(trade holding
King's Rock)
Politoed
#186
Politoed
Water

Name origin

polliwog
a tadpole; baby frog/toad
wag
tail movement

Moves learned by Poliwag

Poliwag sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Poliwag  sprite from Red & Blue Poliwag  sprite from Silver Poliwag  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Poliwag  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Poliwag  sprite from Black & White Poliwag  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Poliwag Shiny sprite from Silver Poliwag Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Poliwag Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Poliwag Shiny sprite from Black & White Poliwag Shiny sprite from X & Y

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