Poliwrath

Poliwrath is a Water/Fighting type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Tadpole Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 062
Type Water Fighting
Species Tadpole Pokémon
Height 1.3 m (4′03″)
Weight 54.0 kg (119.0 lbs)
Abilities 1. Water Absorb
2. Damp
Swift Swim (hidden ability)
Local № 062 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
074 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
062 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
074 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
035 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
151 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
184 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
062 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
144 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 3 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 230
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 95
175 317
Defense 95
175 317
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 90
166 306
Speed 70
130 262
Total 510 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)

Poliwrath changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
An adept swimmer at both the front crawl and breast stroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
Yellow Swims powerfully using all the muscles in its body. It can even overtake champion swimmers.
Gold This strong and skilled swimmer is even capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean just by kicking.
Silver Although an energetic, skilled swimmer that uses all of its muscles, it lives on dry land.
Crystal It can use its well-developed arms and legs to run on the surface of the water for a split second.
Ruby
Sapphire
POLIWRATH’s highly developed, brawny muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. It is so tirelessly strong, this POKéMON can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort.
FireRed An adept swimmer, it knows the front crawl, butterfly, and more. It is faster than the best human swimmers.
LeafGreen A swimmer adept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
Emerald Its highly developed muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. This POKéMON can swim back and forth across the Pacific Ocean without effort.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
HeartGold This strong and skilled swimmer is even capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean just by kicking.
SoulSilver Although an energetic, skilled swimmer that uses all of its muscles, it lives on dry land.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
X With its extremely tough muscles, it can keep swimming in the Pacific Ocean without resting.
Y A swimmer adept at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Poliwrath’s highly developed, brawny muscles never grow fatigued, however much it exercises. It is so tirelessly strong, this Pokémon can swim back and forth across the ocean without effort.
Sun Poliwrath in the Alola region are strong swimmers that use the breaststroke. Many children learn to swim by imitating Poliwrath.
Moon Its percentage of body fat is nearly zero. Its body is entirely muscle, which makes it heavy and forces its swimming prowess to develop.
Ultra Sun It’s quite a gifted swimmer, even among Water-type Pokémon, but it normally spends its time on land.
Ultra Moon The muscles it has developed through swimming are thick and powerful. When it lands a square punch, it can turn huge boulders to dust.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Swims powerfully using all the muscles in its body. It can even overtake world-class swimmers.

Moves learned by Poliwrath

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Belly DrumNormal
1Body SlamNormal 85 100
1Bubble BeamWater 65 100
1Circle ThrowFighting 60 90
1Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
1Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50
1Earth PowerGround 90 100
1Hydro PumpWater 110 80
1HypnosisPsychic 60
1Mind ReaderNormal
1Mud ShotGround 55 95
1PoundNormal 40 100
1Rain DanceWater
1SubmissionFighting 80 80
1Water GunWater 40 100

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SubmissionFighting 80 80

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
EndeavorNormal 100
HazeIce
Mind ReaderNormal
MistIce
SplashNormal
Water PulseWater 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Poliwrath can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CoachingFighting

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

Poliwrath learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BubbleWater 40 100
1Bulk UpFighting
1HazeIce
1HypnosisPsychic 60
1MistIce
1PoundNormal 40 100
1SubmissionFighting 80 80
1Water GunWater 40 100
57SuperpowerFighting 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Poliwrath learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SubmissionFighting 80 80

Moves learnt by TM

Poliwrath is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Poliwrath sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Poliwrath  sprite from Red & Blue Poliwrath  sprite from Silver Poliwrath  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Poliwrath  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Poliwrath  sprite from Black & White Poliwrath  sprite from X & Y Poliwrath  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Poliwrath Shiny sprite from Silver Poliwrath Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Poliwrath Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Poliwrath Shiny sprite from Black & White Poliwrath Shiny sprite from X & Y Poliwrath Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Poliwrath

Red
Blue
Yellow
Evolve Poliwag/Poliwhirl
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
Giant Chasm, Wellspring Cave, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road
Black 2
White 2
Route 23, Giant Chasm, Wellspring Cave, Victory Road, Clay Tunnel, Relic Passage
X
Y
Victory Road
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
Cerulean Cave
Sword
Shield
Evolve Poliwag/Poliwhirl

Other languages

English Poliwrath
Japanese ニョロボン (Nyorobon)
German Quappo
French Tartard

Name origin

polliwog
a tadpole; baby frog/toad
wrath
anger