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Poliwrath (Base Set 13)

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Poliwrath LV.48
ニョロボン Nyorobon
Team Plasma
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage
061 Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Poliwhirl
Card name Poliwrath
Type Water
Hit Points 90
retreat cost
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 13/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 15/130
Card GB set Laboratory
Card GB ID D18
Card GB 2 set Sky Flying Pokémon
Card GB 2 ID F14
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Poliwrath.

Poliwrath (Japanese: ニョロボン Nyorobon) is a Water-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Base Set.

Card text

WaterWaterColorless Water Gun
Does 30 damage plus 10 more damage for each Water Energy attached to Poliwrath but not used to pay for this attack's Energy cost. Extra Water Energy after the 2nd doesn't count.
WaterWaterColorlessColorless Whirlpool
If the Defending Pokémon has any Energy cards attached to it, choose 1 of them and discard it.

Pokédex data

Poliwrath - Tadpole Pokémon
No. Height Weight
062 4'3" (1.3 m) 119 lbs. (54.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
An adept swimmer at both the front crawl and breaststroke. Easily overtakes the best human swimmers.

Release information

This card was released in the English Base Set, first originating from the Japanese Expansion Pack. It was reprinted in the English Base Set 2 expansion.



Water Gun and Whirlpool are both moves in the Pokémon games that Poliwrath can learn, though Whirlpool did not become an actual move until Generation II. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, though it is slightly reworded. The Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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