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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Politoed (disambiguation).
Politoed
ニョロトノ Nyorotono
#186
186Politoed
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Water Unknown
Species
Frog Pokémon
Abilities
Water Absorb or Damp Drizzle
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#075
Hoenn
#331
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-055
Oblivia
R-239 N-125
Height
3'07"
Imperial
1.1 m
Metric
Weight
74.7 lbs.
Imperial
33.9 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body12
Footprint
 F186 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Water 1 group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 185 Battle Exp.: 1851*

Politoed (Japanese: ニョロトノ Nyorotono) is a Water-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Poliwhirl when traded holding a King's Rock. It is one of Poliwag's final forms, the other being Poliwrath.

Biology

Physiology

Politoed are very different physically from the rest of their evolutionary family, as they now resemble a frog much more than their previous forms. They are now green with yellow hands, belly, throat, and toes. Their legs have become well developed for jumping and they now sport pink cheek spots similar to those of Pikachu. Their head is now distinct from the rest of their torso and their mouth is now visible. They also have a long curled hair on top of their head, which is used as a status symbol among their kind. For all these differences, there is one feature that Politoed still posses: the swirl that the rest of their family has, though now in green and yellow. They are also bipedal like the rest of their evolutionary line.

Gender differences

The pink spots on a female's cheeks are smaller.

Special abilities

Politoed have the standard Water-type abilities, but also gain impressive vocal abilities which can be used in battle in the forms Perish Song and Hyper Voice. They have also gained hopping abilities. Politoed has lower Attack and Defense stats than Poliwrath, however in exchange it has greater Special Attack and Special Defense.

Behavior

Politoed lure other members of their evolution family near to them by croaking. They form a group of Poliwag and Poliwhirl with themselves as the leader. When more than three Politoed assemble, they begin to sing in a chorus. Although rarely displayed, Politoed are capable of stretching out their tongue to some length in a similar manner to actual frogs. It is unknown if they use it to hunt in the wild.

Habitat

Watersedge

Water's-edge Pokémon

Politoed live in small freshwater ponds and lakes, usually ones that have an abundance of lily pads.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
Generation II
Johto
If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
None Evolve Poliwhirl
Generation II
Johto
None Evolve Poliwhirl

Stats

Base stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
16/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start BubbleBeam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
00Start Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
00Start DoubleSlap Normal Physical 01515 08585% 10
00Start Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5
2727 Swagger Normal Status 0000 09090% 15
3737 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
4848 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Politoed obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Politoed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Politoed
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM07 Hail Ice Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 95 100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM28 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM46 Thief Dark Physical 40 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 40 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Water Sprite TM55 Scald Water Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite HM03 Surf Water Special 95 100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 80 100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite HM06 Dive Water Physical 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Politoed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Politoed
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
060MS061MS062MS186MS116MS117MS
230MS183MS184MS222MS223MS224MS
226MS
BubbleBeam Water Special 65 100% 20
086MS087MS Encore Normal Status 100% 5
140MS141MS Endure Normal Status —% 10
194MS195MS Haze Ice Status —% 30
062MS Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
131MS194MS195MS Mist Ice Status —% 30
060MS061MS062MS186MS138MS139MS
140MS141MS194MS195MS
Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
222MS Refresh Normal Status —% 20
183MS184MS Splash Normal Status —% 40
007MS008MS009MS054MS055MS079MS
080MS199MS131MS223MS224MS226MS
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
054MS055MS086MS087MS Water Sport Water Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Politoed in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Politoed in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Politoed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Politoed
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
B W B2 W2 Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Politoed can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Politoed cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Politoed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Politoed
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
060MS061MS Bubble Water Special 20 100% 30
060MS061MS Water Gun Water Special 40 100% 25
060MS061MS Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
060MS061MS Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
060MS061MS Wake-Up Slap Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
060MS061MS Hydro Pump Water Special 120 80% 5
060MS061MS Mud Bomb Ground Special 65 85% 10
060MS Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Politoed
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Politoed
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Evolution

060
Unevolved
Poliwag
 Water 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 25


061
First evolution
Poliwhirl
 Water 
Bag King's Rock Sprite
Trade
holding King's Rock


186
Second evolution
Politoed
 Water 

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