Poliwhirl

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

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Capable of living in or out of water. When out of water, it sweats to keep its body slimy.
Yellow Under attack, it uses its belly spiral to put the foe to sleep. It then makes its escape.
Gold The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
Silver The skin on most of its body is moist. However, the skin on its belly spiral feels smooth.
Crystal Though it is skilled at walking, it prefers to live underwater where there is less danger.
Ruby
Sapphire
The surface of POLIWHIRL’s body is always wet and slick with an oily fluid. Because of this greasy covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
FireRed Its two legs are well developed. Even though it can live on the ground, it prefers living in water.
LeafGreen It can live in or out of water. When out of water, it constantly sweats to keep its body slimy.
Emerald Its body surface is always wet and slick with an oily fluid. Because of this greasy covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
HeartGold The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
SoulSilver The skin on most of its body is moist. However, the skin on its belly spiral feels smooth.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.
X It can live in or out of water. When out of water, it constantly sweats to keep its body slimy.
Y Its two legs are well developed. Even though it can live on the ground, it prefers living in water.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
The surface of Poliwhirl’s body is always wet and slick with a slimy fluid. Because of this slippery covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.
Sun Although it can live on land, it prefers to stay in the water, where it has fewer natural enemies.
Moon It marches over the land in search of bug Pokémon to eat. Then it takes them underwater so it can dine on them where it’s safe.

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
whirl
circular pattern

Moves learned by Poliwhirl

Poliwhirl sprites

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

See all Poliwhirl sprites

Where to find Poliwhirl

Red
Blue
Route 10, Celadon City
Yellow Route 22, 23
Gold
Silver
Route 6, 22, 28, 30, 31, 35, 44, Blackthorn City, Ecruteak City, Ilex Forest, Mt. Silver, Ruins of Alph, Violet City, Viridian City
Crystal Route 6, 22, 28, 30, 31, 35, 44, Ilex Forest
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Route 6, 22, 23, 25, Cape Brink, Cerulean Cave, Four Island, Icefall Cave, Ruin Valley, Viridian City
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Route 225, 227, 228
Platinum Route 227, 228
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 22, 28, 30, 31, 44, Cerulean Cave, Ecruteak City, Mt. Silver, Violet City, Viridian City
Black
White
Route 6, Giant Chasm, Wellspring Cave, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road
Black 2
White 2
Route 6, 19, 20, 23, Giant Chasm, Lostlorn Forest, Wellspring Cave, Victory Road, Floccesy Ranch, Clay Tunnel, Relic Passage
X
Y
Route 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, Laverre City, Frost Cavern, Couriway Town, Pokemon Village, Victory Road
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Evolve Poliwag