Politoed

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

Politoed artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 186
Type Water
Species Frog Pokémon
Height 3′07″ (1.1 m)
Weight 74.7 lbs (33.9 kg)
Abilities Damp
Water Absorb
Drizzle (hidden ability)
Local № 075 (Gold/Silver)
075 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
036 (X/Y)
152 (Sun/Moon)
185 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
086 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
077 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
Japanese Nyorotono

Training

EV yield 3 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 185
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 1
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 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.

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.

Evolution chart

(Level 25) (use Water Stone) (trade holding
King's Rock)

Name origin

poliwog
tadpole
toad
a species of amphibian

Moves learned by Politoed

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 BeamWater 65 100
1Double SlapNormal 15 85
1HypnosisPsychic 60
1Perish SongNormal
27SwaggerNormal 85
37BounceFlying 85 85
48Hyper VoiceNormal 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 BeamWater 65 100
EncoreNormal 100
EndeavorNormal 100
EndureNormal
HazeIce
Ice BallIce 30 90
Mind ReaderNormal
MistIce
Mud ShotGround 55 95
RefreshNormal
SplashNormal
Water PulseWater 60 100
Water SportWater

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BounceFlying 85 85
EndeavorNormal 100
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
Helping HandNormal
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Ice PunchIce 75 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
SnoreNormal 50 100
Water PulseWater 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 DrumNormal Level up
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Level up
BubbleWater 40 100 Level up
Hydro PumpWater 110 80 Level up
Mud BombGround 65 85 Level up
Mud ShotGround 55 95 Level up
Rain DanceWater Level up
Wake-Up SlapFighting 70 100 Level up
Water GunWater 40 100 Level up
Water SportWater Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bubble BeamWater 65 100
1Double SlapNormal 15 85
1HypnosisPsychic 60
1Perish SongNormal
27SwaggerNormal 85
37BounceFlying 85 85
48Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bubble BeamWater 65 100
EncoreNormal 100
EndeavorNormal 100
EndureNormal
HazeIce
Ice BallIce 30 90
Mind ReaderNormal
MistIce
Mud ShotGround 55 95
RefreshNormal
SplashNormal
Water PulseWater 60 100
Water SportWater

Pre-evolution moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Belly DrumNormal Level up
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Level up
BubbleWater 40 100 Level up
Hydro PumpWater 110 80 Level up
Mud BombGround 65 85 Level up
Mud ShotGround 55 95 Level up
Rain DanceWater Level up
Wake-Up SlapFighting 70 100 Level up
Water GunWater 40 100 Level up
Water SportWater Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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 Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Politoed sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

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