Poliwhirl

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

Pokédex descriptions

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
HeartGold
The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
Silver
SoulSilver
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.
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.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
The spiral pattern on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it gradually causes drowsiness.

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

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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