Poliwrath

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

Poliwrath artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 062
Type Water Fighting
Species Tadpole Pokémon
Height 4′03″ (1.3 m)
Weight 119.0 lbs (54.0 kg)
Abilities Damp
Water Absorb
Swift Swim (hidden ability)
Local № 062 (Red/Blue)
074 (Gold/Silver)
062 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
074 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
035 (X/Y)
151 (Sun/Moon)
184 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
085 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
076 (Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon)
Japanese Nyorobon

Training

EV yield 3 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 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.

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.

Evolution chart

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

Name origin

polliwog
a tadpole; baby frog/toad
wrath
anger

Moves learned by Poliwrath

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bubble BeamWater 65 100
1Circle ThrowFighting 60 90
1Double SlapNormal 15 85
1HypnosisPsychic 60
1SubmissionFighting 80 80
32Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50
43Mind ReaderNormal
53Circle ThrowFighting 60 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Poliwrath learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SubmissionFighting 80 80

Egg moves

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

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual ChopDragon 40 90
EndeavorNormal 100
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
Helping HandNormal
Ice PunchIce 75 100
Icy WindIce 55 95
SnoreNormal 50 100
Throat ChopDark 80 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Poliwrath. 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

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
8Bulk UpFighting
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
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Poliwrath 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
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
FissureGround Generation 1 — TM
PsywavePsychic 80 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
AmnesiaPsychic Generation 1 — Pre-evolution
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
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
Vacuum WaveFighting 40 100 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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bubble BeamWater 65 100
1Circle ThrowFighting 60 90
1Double SlapNormal 15 85
1HypnosisPsychic 60
1SubmissionFighting 80 80
32Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50
43Mind ReaderNormal
53Circle ThrowFighting 60 90

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
SubmissionFighting 80 80

Egg moves

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

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
8Bulk UpFighting
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
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
55ScaldWater 80 100
56FlingDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Poliwrath 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
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
FissureGround Generation 1 — TM
PsywavePsychic 80 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
AmnesiaPsychic Generation 1 — Pre-evolution
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
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
Vacuum WaveFighting 40 100 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

Poliwrath sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

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