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Politoed
Frog Pokémon
ニョロトノ
Nyorotono
#186
Politoed



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Water Absorb or Damp Cacophony
Cacophony
Drizzle
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 1
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
Politoed
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
74.7 lbs. 33.9 kg
Politoed
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
185
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
225
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Politoed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F186.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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

Contents

Biology

Politoed is a green, bipedal, frog-like Pokémon with yellow hands, belly, throat, and toes. It has a long, curled hair on top of its head and pink cheek spots that are smaller on the female than on the male. There is a green swirl on its belly. Its legs are well developed and it has bulbous toes and fingers.

Politoed acts as a leader to Poliwag and Poliwhirl, which gather from afar upon hearing its cry. Politoed likes to expand its throat and sing. When three or more assemble, they sing in a chorus with a loud, bellowing voice. The curled hair on Politoed's head is considered proof of its status as a king. The longer and curlier Politoed's hair is, the more Poliwag and Poliwhirl will obey it, and the more it is respected by other Politoed. Politoed is rarely found in the wild, though it is usually seen living by the water's edge.

At nightfall, Politoed appears near lakes to make territorial claims through cries that sound like shooting. A male Politoed's cry is said to be louder than a female Politoed's cry. A male Politoed with a deep, menacing voice will become more popular with the opposite gender.

In the anime

Politoed in the anime

Major appearances

Misty's Politoed

Misty's Poliwhirl evolved into a Politoed in Outrageous Fortunes. It is very cheerful to the point where it would occasionally lose focus in a battle and start clapping.

Other

In I Politoed Ya So, Tammy owns a Politoed nicknamed Bean and uses it and other Pokémon for a cheerleading squad. Bean is distinctive from other Politoed by the red band it wears around its head. It had a falling-out with Tammy, prompting her to ask Misty to lend her own Politoed to her for a while. Later, she and her Politoed made amends, and Tammy returned Misty's Politoed to her.

In A Faux Oak Finish!, a Politoed was the leader of a group of swamp Pokémon. It battled Brock's Croagunk and acquired Professor Oak's assistance in cheering up a sad Lombre by giving it a Water Stone to evolve into Ludicolo.

In Good Friends, Great Training!, Tierno was revealed to have caught a Politoed to Ash, Serena, and Bonnie.

In Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad, a Politoed was living in the forest.

Minor appearances

A Politoed appeared in a flashback in Poetry Commotion!.

In Harley Rides Again, a Coordinator's Politoed battled May's Munchlax during the Battle Stage of the Wisteria Contest.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, The Marina Group uses a Politoed in their Marina Underwater Pokémon Show.

A Politoed appeared in BWS01.

Two Politoed appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Politoed appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!.

A Politoed appeared in Grooming Furfrou!.

A Politoed appeared in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

A Politoed appeared in The Power of Us.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Politoed competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference, but it was defeated by Togedemaru.

In The Battlefield of Truth and Love! and Battling on the Wing!, a Trainer's Politoed watching the battles during the Manalo Conference.

From Exhibition Unmasked! to From Z to Shining Z!, a Trainer's Politoed watched the exhibition match between Ash and Professor Kukui.

A Politoed appeared in a flashback in JN032.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP247 Politoed Ash's Pokédex Politoed, the Frog Pokémon. Politoed likes to expand its throat and sing out, drawing in Poliwag and Poliwhirl from all around.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP139 Politoed Ash's Pokedéx Politoed, the Frog Pokémon. It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Polibo

In Ampharos Amore, Silver borrowed Gold's Poliwhirl, Polibo, in exchange for his Seadra. Due to the effects of the King's Rock Polibo was holding along with the trade between Silver and Gold, Polibo evolved into a Politoed. Later, he was returned to his original Trainer.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Ran had a Politoed in GDZ66.

In the TCG

Main article: Politoed (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#075
Gold If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
Silver Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
Crystal When it expands its throat to croak out a tune, nearby Poliwag and Poliwhirl gather immediately.
Stadium 2 If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby The curled hair on Politoed's head is proof of its status as a king. It is said that the longer and more curled the hair, the more respect this Pokémon earns from its peers.
Sapphire
Emerald The curled hair on its head proves its status as a king. It is said that the longer and curlier the hair, the more respect it earns from its peers.
FireRed Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
LeafGreen If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#075
Diamond It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
SoulSilver Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.
White
Black 2 It gathers groups of others as their leader. Its cries make Poliwag obey.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #036
Hoenn
#—
X Whenever three or more of these get together, they sing in a loud voice that sounds like bellowing.
Y If Poliwag and Poliwhirl hear its echoing cry, they respond by gathering from far and wide.
Omega Ruby The curled hair on Politoed's head is proof of its status as a king. It is said that the longer and more curled the hair, the more respect this Pokémon earns from its peers.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #152
Alola
USUM: #185
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun They gather on moonlit nights to form a large chorus. Their cries sound angry and not at all pleasant, but they are certainly distinctive.
Moon It's the leader of Poliwag and Poliwhirl. When Politoed roars, they all cower in fear.
Ultra Sun Although its cries sound like screams, a composer created a beautiful ballad that was influenced by the sounds.
Ultra Moon The longer and more luxurious the curled hair on its head, the greater the number of Poliwag and Poliwhirl that will obey it.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #145
Sword At nightfall, these Pokémon appear on the shores of lakes. They announce their territorial claims by letting out cries that sound like shouting.
Shield The cry of a male is louder than that of a female. Male Politoed with deep, menacing voices find more popularity with the opposite gender.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Poliwhirl
Crystal
Evolve Poliwhirl
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Poliwhirl
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Poliwhirl
Platinum
Evolve Poliwhirl
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Poliwhirl
Pal Park
Pond
Generation V
Black White
Route 6 (Fishing in rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Routes 6, 19, and 20, Floccesy Ranch, Lostlorn Forest, Victory Road* (Fishing in rippling water)
Generation VI
X Y
Route 19 (Super Rod)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Malie Garden (SOS Battle in rain)Night
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Malie Garden (SOS Battle in rain)Night
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Evolve Poliwhirl
Expansion Pass
Soothing Wetlands (Wanderer)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 61, Forever Level 11, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Poliwhirl
Ranger
Lyra Forest (during Net mission), Jungle Relic (during mission)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Lake Afar (B1F-B24F)
MD Sky
Lake Afar (B1F-B24F)
Ranger: GS
Canal Ruins, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Everspring Valley (post-ending)
Rumble U
Verdant Plaza: Four Seasons in the Forest, Entranceway: Battle Royale - Cage Match
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3We
Shuffle
Event: Politoed Appears
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Purifying Pond (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Castform Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Charizard SeaFinal

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Yamamoto's Tournament Politoed Japanese Japan 50 September 29 to October 6, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Black 2 White 2 King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
X Y King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Sun Moon King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon King's Rock King's Rock (5%)
Events* Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

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

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 VIII, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
011 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
011 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
011 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5
011 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
011 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
011 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
011 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
011 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
011 Belly Drum Normal Status 0000 —% 10
011 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
Evo.Evo. Bounce Flying Physical 08585 08585% 5
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM04Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM46Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM52Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM52 Bounce Flying Physical 08585 085}}85% 5
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR14Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR14 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR30Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR45Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CorphishCrawdaunt Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
WooperQuagsire Haze Ice Status —% 30
Poliwrath Mind Reader Normal Status —% 5
LaprasWooperQuagsireLotadLombreLudicolo
WingullPelipperEiscue
Mist Ice Status —% 30
FeebasMiloticClauncherClawitzer Splash Normal Status —% 40
SquirtleWartortleBlastoisePsyduckGolduckSlowpoke
SlowpokeSlowbroSlowbroLaprasSlowkingRemoraid
OctilleryMantineWingullPelipperMiloticShellos
GastrodonSkrelpDragalgeClauncherClawitzerSobble
DrizzileInteleon
Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Politoed in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poliwrath
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poliwrath
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Jump Kick  Fighting  A Faux Oak Finish!

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani186.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Tadpole Pond
Phrases
51%-100% HP I like to sing in a big chorus for a good time~♪
26%-50% HP Already~♪ Half my HP~♪ Has gone away~♪ From me-ee-ee-eeh~♪
1%-25% HP I'm gonna croak... Because I can't sing anymore...
Level up Level uh-uh-uh-up~♪ My singing skills went up, lalalalala~♪
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 186.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: Soak fm.pngSoak fm.pngSoak fm.png
(Soak ×3)
Loops: 7 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry R-055
Politoed rhythmically hops about and squirts water vigorously.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Water
Poké Assist:
(present)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(present)
Soak 3 field move.png
(Soak ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Water Assist.png
Water
Field move:
(past)
Soak 1 field move.png
(Soak ×1)
Browser entry R-239/N-125
It attacks by spitting bubbles that makes Pokémon Slowed.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush186 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 57
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT186.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#594
Shuffle186.png

Crowd Control
Increases damage when there are more Politoed in the puzzle area.
Skill Swapper: Relentless
Pokémon GO
GO186.png Base Stamina: 207 Base Attack: 174 Base Defense: 179
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Mud Shot, Bubble
Charged Attacks: Hydro Pump, Blizzard, Surf*, Earthquake, Frustration, Return

Evolution

060Poliwag.png
Unevolved
Poliwag
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 25
061Poliwhirl.png
First evolution
Poliwhirl
 Water 
Link Trade icon SwSh.png + King's Rock
Trade
holding King's Rock
186Politoed.png
Second evolution
Politoed
 Water 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 186.png Spr b 2g 186.png Spr 2s 186.png Spr b 2g 186.png Spr 2c 186.png Spr b 2c 186.png
Spr 2g 186 s.png Spr b 2g 186 s.png Spr 2s 186 s.png Spr b 2g 186 s.png Spr 2c 186 s.png Spr b 2c 186 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 186.png Spr b 3r 186.png Spr 3e 186.png Spr b 3r 186.png Spr 3r 186.png Spr b 3r 186.png
Spr 3r 186 s.png Spr b 3r 186 s.png Spr 3e 186 s.png Spr b 3r 186 s.png Spr 3r 186 s.png Spr b 3r 186 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
186MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Politoed images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Japanese sprites

Spr b 2g 186 jp.png
Spr b 2g 186 s jp.png
Gold and Silver back sprites

Trivia

  • Politoed has the smallest level-up learnset of all Pokémon who evolve by trading.

Origin

Politoed is likely based on a tree frog, possibly the European tree frog. The swirl on its stomach may represent visible internal organs, like those of a glass frog.

Name origin

Politoed is a combination of polliwog, meaning tadpole, and a corruption of toad. It may also be a play on 'poly-toed', meaning "having many toes", since, as Poliwhirl, its feet were digitless.

Nyorotono may be a combination of ニョロニョロ nyoronyoro (the sound of slithering) and 殿 tono (lord). This is possibly inspired by the トノサマガエル tonosamagaeru (dark-spotted frog), whose name literally means lord-frog in Japanese.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ニョロトノ Nyorotono From ニョロニョロ nyoronyoro, 殿 tono, and トノサマガエル tonosamagaeru
France Flag.png French Tarpaud From têtard and crapaud
Spain Flag.png Spanish Politoed Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Quaxo From quaken, Qua-, and Ach so!
Italy Flag.png Italian Politoed Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 왕구리 Wangguri From wang and 개구리 gaeguri
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 牛蛙君 Niúwājūn Literally "Bullfrog monarch"


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