Politoed

Politoed is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Frog Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 186
Type Water
Species Frog Pokémon
Height 1.1 m (3′07″)
Weight 33.9 kg (74.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Water Absorb
2. Damp
Drizzle (hidden ability)
Local № 075 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
075 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
036 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
152 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
185 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
145 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 225
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 90
290 384
Attack 75
139 273
Defense 75
139 273
Sp. Atk 90
166 306
Sp. Def 100
184 328
Speed 70
130 262
Total 500 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Evolution chart

(Level 25)
(trade holding Kings Rock)

Politoed changes

Pokédex entries

Gold If POLIWAG and POLIWHIRL hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
Silver Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
Crystal When it expands its throat to croak out a tune, nearby POLIWAG and POLIWHIRL gather immediately.
Ruby
Sapphire
The curled hair on POLITOED’s head is proof of its status as a king. It is said that the longer and more curled the hair, the more respect this POKéMON earns from its peers.
FireRed Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
LeafGreen If POLIWAG and POLIWHIRL hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
Emerald The curled hair on its head proves its status as a king. It is said that the longer and curlier the hair, the more respect it earns from its peers.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make POLIWAG obey.
HeartGold If POLIWAG and POLIWHIRL hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
SoulSilver Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.
X Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
Y If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
The curled hair on Politoed’s head is proof of its status as a king. It is said that the longer and more curled the hair, the more respect this Pokémon earns from its peers.
Sun They gather on moonlit nights to form a large chorus. Their cries sound angry and not at all pleasant, but they are certainly distinctive.
Moon It’s the leader of Poliwag and Poliwhirl. When Politoed roars, they all cower in fear.
Ultra Sun Although its cries sound like screams, a composer created a beautiful ballad that was influenced by the sounds.
Ultra Moon The longer and more luxurious the curled hair on its head, the greater the number of Poliwag and Poliwhirl that will obey it.
Sword At nightfall, these Pokémon appear on the shores of lakes. They announce their territorial claims by letting out cries that sound like shouting.
Shield The cry of a male is louder than that of a female. Male Politoed with deep, menacing voices find more popularity with the opposite gender.

Moves learned by Politoed

Moves learnt by level up

Politoed learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Belly DrumNormalStatus
1Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
1BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
1Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
1Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
1Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
1Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80
1Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
1HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
1Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
1Perish SongNormalStatus
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1Rain DanceWaterStatus
1SwaggerNormalStatus 85
1Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Politoed learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85

Egg moves

Politoed learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Politoed egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
HazeIceStatus
Mind ReaderNormalStatus
MistIceStatus
SplashNormalStatus
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Politoed is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Politoed is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Politoed learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
1Double SlapNormalPhysical 15 85
1HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
1Perish SongNormalStatus
27SwaggerNormalStatus 85
37BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
48Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100

Egg moves

Politoed learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Politoed egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
EncoreNormalStatus 100
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
EndureNormalStatus
HazeIceStatus
Ice BallIcePhysical 30 90
Mind ReaderNormalStatus
MistIceStatus
Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
RefreshNormalStatus
SplashNormalStatus
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
Water SportWaterStatus

Move Tutor moves

Politoed can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlyingPhysical 85 85
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100
Helping HandNormalStatus
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Ice PunchIcePhysical 75 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Politoed. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Belly DrumNormalStatus Level up
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Level up
BubbleWaterSpecial 40 100 Level up
Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80 Level up
Mud BombGroundSpecial 65 85 Level up
Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95 Level up
Rain DanceWaterStatus Level up
Wake-Up SlapFightingPhysical 70 100 Level up
Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100 Level up
Water SportWaterStatus Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Politoed is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Politoed can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWaterPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Politoed sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Politoed  sprite from Silver Politoed  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Politoed  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Politoed  sprite from Black & White Politoed  sprite from X & Y Politoed  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Politoed  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Politoed Shiny sprite from Silver Politoed Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Politoed Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Politoed Shiny sprite from Black & White Politoed Shiny sprite from X & Y Politoed Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Politoed

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Poliwag/Poliwhirl
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Poliwag/Poliwhirl
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Poliwag/Poliwhirl
Black
White
Route 6
Black 2
White 2
Route 6, 19, 20, Lostlorn Forest, Victory Road, Floccesy Ranch
X
Y
Route 19
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Malie Garden
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Poliwag/Poliwhirl

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Politoed
Japanese ニョロトノ (Nyorotono)
German Quaxo
French Tarpaud

Name origin

poliwog
tadpole
toad
a species of amphibian