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Politoed
Poliwag
Poliwag HGSS
Type Water
Abilities Water Absorb or Damp
Gender Ratio 50% Male, 50% Female
Catch Rate 255 (33.3%)
Evolution Level 25
Poliwhirl
Poliwhirl HGSS
Type Water
Abilities Water Absorb or Damp
Gender Ratio 50% Male, 50% Female
Catch Rate 120 (15.7%)
Evolution Evolve using Water Stone
Politoed
Politoed HGSS
Type Water
Abilities Water Absorb or Damp
Gender Ratio 50% Male, 50% Female
Catch Rate 45 (5.9%)

Poliwag can be found in both games in the following locations with any rod or Surfing: Route 6, 22, 28, 30, 31, 35, 43, 44, 45, Violet City, Ecruteak City, Blackthorn City, Ruins of Alph, Ilex Forest, Mt. Silver, Cliff's Edge Gate, Viridian City, Cerulean Cave, Safari Zone

Poliwhirl can be found in both games in the following locations with the Super Rod: Safari Zone, Cerulean Cave

Poliwhirl can be found in both games in the following locations by Surfing: Route 22, 28, 30, 31, Viridian City, Violet City, Ecruteak City, Safari Zone

The earliest Poliwag can be found is in Ecruteak City.

A King's Rock can be found in the deeper parts of Slowpoke Well. Multiple others can be found via Pickup. It is a 5% chance as a held item for Poliwhirl and Slowbro. It is sold at the Pokeathlon Dome Shop on Monday, Thursday, and Sunday.

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Important Matchups Edit

Johto Edit

  • Gym #4 - Morty (Ecruteak City, Ghost-type):
  • Eusine (Cianwood City):
  • Gym #5 - Chuck (Cianwood City, Fighting-type):
  • Gym #6 - Jasmine (Olivine City, Steel-type):
  • Petrel (Team Rocket HQ):
  • Ariana (Team Rocket HQ, tag battle with Lance):
  • Gym #7 - Pryce (Mahogany Town, Ice-type):
  • Petrel (Goldenrod Radio Tower):
  • Rival (Goldenrod Underground):
  • Proton (Goldenrod Radio Tower):
  • Ariana (Goldenrod Radio Tower):
  • Archer (Goldenrod Radio Tower):
  • Gym #8 - Clair (Blackthorn City, Dragon-type):
  • Kimono Girls (Ecruteak Dance Theater):
  • Ho-Oh (Bell Tower, HeartGold only):
  • Lugia (Whirl Islands, SoulSilver only):
  • Rival (Victory Road):
  • Elite Four Will (Indigo Plateau, Psychic-type):
  • Elite Four Koga (Indigo Plateau, Poison-type):
  • Elite Four Bruno (Indigo Plateau, Fighting-type):
  • Elite Four Karen (Indigo Plateau, Dark-type):
  • Champion Lance (Indigo Plateau, Flying-type):

Kanto Edit

From this point onwards, you can fight the gyms in any order, though you will need to retrieve the Machine Parts from the Cerulean City gym before you have access to the earlier portion of Kanto. Feel free to anticipate or postpone any battles as needed.

  • Gym #9 - Brock (Pewter City, Rock-type):
  • Rival (Mt. Moon, optional):
  • Gym #10 - Misty (Cerulean City, Water-type):
  • Gym #11 - Lt. Surge (Vermilion City, Electric-type):
  • Gym #12 - Erika (Celadon City, Grass-type):
  • Gym #13 - Janine (Fuchsia City, Poison-type):
  • Gym #14 - Sabrina (Saffron City, Psychic-type):
  • Gym #15 - Blaine (Seafoam Islands, Fire-type):
  • Gym #16 - Blue (Viridian City):
  • Rival (Indigo Plateau, optional):
  • Red (Mt. Silver):

Moves Edit

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Recommended movesets:

Recommended Teammates Edit

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    • Good Pokémon that fit this description include, among others:

Other Edit

Poliwag's stats Edit

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 300   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Poliwhirl's stats Edit

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 385   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Politoed's stats Edit

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Defense: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 500   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Politoed Ratings
Availability
3.5 Stars
Matchups
3 Stars
Movepool
2 Stars
Survivability
3.5 Stars
Type Usefulness
4 Stars
Team Role
4 Stars
Offensive Utility
4 Stars
Defensive Utility
3.5 Stars
Tankiness
4.5 Stars
Fun Factor
3 Stars


Overall
3.5 Stars
  • What Nature do I want?
  • Which Ability do I want?
  • At what point in the game should I be evolved?
  • How good is Politoed in a Nuzlocke?
  • Weaknesses: Grass, Electric
  • Resistances: Steel, Fire, Ice, Water (Damp)
  • Immunities: None or Water (Water Absorb)
  • Neutralities: Normal, Fighting, Poison, Ground, Ghost, Dragon, Psychic, Flying

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