Misty had a Poliwhirl in The Totodile Duel that she caught as a Poliwag. It eventually evolved into a Politoed during Outrageous Fortunes.
In Tie One On!, Vincent was used a Poliwhirl in a battle against Macy. It was defeated by her Quilava despite having the type advantage.
Poliwhirl debuted in Primeape Goes Bananas.
In The Battling Eevee Brothers, a Poliwhirl evolved into a Poliwrath during the evolution party in Stone Town.
A Poliwhirl appeared in A Chansey Operation.
A Poliwhirl appeared as an image in the Japanese version of The Ultimate Test.
In Riddle Me This, a Poliwhirl at the Pokémon Lab was targeted by Team Rocket.
In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Poliwhirl were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.
In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Trainer's Poliwhirl was defeated by Mewtwo while it was serving Giovanni.
In Pikachu's Vacation, a Poliwhirl was at the Pokémon Theme Park.
In Friends to the End, a Trainer's Poliwhirl attended the closing ceremonies of the Indigo League.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Poké Ball Peril.
In In the Pink, Team Rocket's fantasy featured a pink Poliwhirl.
In The Power of One, multiple Poliwhirl sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.
A wild Poliwhirl appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.
In Flower Power, two Poliwhirl were parts of Florando's annual Pokémon Exhibition.
In The Fire-ing Squad!, five Poliwhirl competed in the Fire and Rescue Grand Prix.
In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Poliwhirl participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Pokémon Double Trouble and Dueling Heroes.
In Around the Whirlpool, a Poliwhirl was stolen from the Pokémon Center of Blue Point Isle.
In Octillery The Outcast and Dueling Heroes, a Trainer's Poliwhirl competed in the Whirl Cup.
In Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!, multiple Poliwhirl were among the feuding Pokémon at Professor Oak's Laboratory.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy in Nice Pryce Baby.
A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in Pop Goes The Sneasel.
In Journey to the Starting Line!, a Poliwhirl was at Professor Oak's Laboratory.
In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Poliwhirl to the school's underage students for use in lessons.
In Hokey Poké Balls!, a Poliwhirl was at Professor Oak's Laboratory.
A Poliwhirl appeared in PK13.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry.
A Coordinator's Poliwhirl appeared in Deceit and Assist.
In Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, the Marina Group used a Poliwhirl for their Marina Underwater Pokémon Show.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!.
In A Faux Oak Finish!, Professor Oak spotted a Poliwhirl shortly before he was captured by a wild Quagsire.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Bagged Then Tagged!.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.
A Poliwhirl appeared in A Battle of Aerial Mobility!.
A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in a fantasy in Battling Into the Hall of Fame!.
In The Legend of the Ninja Hero!, a Poliwhirl lived at the Ninja Village.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.
In Racing to a Big Event!, a Trainer's Poliwhirl competed in the Pokémon Pancake Race.
A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.
Two Poliwhirl appeared in Alola, Kanto!, with one belonging to a Trainer and the other appearing in a lake.
In Smashing with Sketch!, a Trainer's Poliwhirl competed in the Pokémon Ping-Pong tournament.
In I Choose Paradise!, two Trainers' Poliwhirl were at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.
In Securing the Future!, a Poliwhirl joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.
A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in Turning the Other Mask!.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!.
Two Poliwhirl appeared in a flashback in Enter Pikachu!.
In Caring for a Mystery!, four Poliwhirl battled a wild Riolu after it attacked them.
In The Cuteness Quotient!, a Trainer's Poliwhirl competing in the Friendship Festival was targeted by Team Rocket.
A Trainer's Poliwhirl appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.
In Heroes Unite!, a Poliwhirl appeared during a flashback.
A Poliwhirl appeared in JN136.
||Poliwhirl, the Tadpole Pokémon. Its highly developed muscles allow Poliwhirl to move efficiently on land, but it is even more agile in water.
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||Poliwhirl, the Tadpole Pokémon. A Water type. Poliwhirl can live on land or in the water. Its skin always feels slippery. Staring at the swirl on its belly can result in drowsiness.
A Poliwhirl appeared in The Discovery, briefly disrupting Green and her Blastoise in Cerulean Cave.
Ash & Pikachu
- Main article: Misty's Politoed
Misty's Poliwhirl appeared in The Grand Rhydon Plan.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Do Your Best Bulbasaur!!, where it was seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory.
The Electric Tale of Pikachu
- Main article: Misty's Politoed
Misty's Poliwhirl made a cameo in To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That is the Question!. Misty wished she could evolve her Poliwhirl into a Poliwrath, but she was unable to because Evolution stones were too expensive.
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Two Poliwhirl appeared in Caring for a Mystery!.
- Main article: Poli
- Main article: Polibo
A Poliwhirl nicknamed Poli was Red's first Pokémon. He debuted in A Glimpse of the Glow, but was caught before the start of the chapter as a Poliwag. He gained more importance in Lt. Surge's story arc, and evolved in Buzz Off, Electabuzz! while saving Red from drowning in the sea due to the presence of an underwater Water Stone.
In A Glimps of the Glow, a Poliwhirl was in Red's explanation of Pokémon to the children of Pallet Town.
A Poliwhirl appeared as a silhouette when Green talks about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.
Gold's Poliwag, Polibo, evolved into Poliwhirl in Ampharos Amore when Gold and Silver were trapped inside the Tin Tower. With Silver's knowledge of Pokémon trading, Gold temporarily traded Poliwhirl to Silver via their Pokédexes, prompting Poliwhirl to evolve into Politoed when the effects of his King's Rock activated from the trade, triggering the evolution.
A Poliwhirl appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.
A Poliwhirl appeared as a Battle Factory Pokémon in Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming.
The Battle Factory rented a Poliwhirl, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Skirting Around Surskit I.
A Poliwhirl appeared in PS583 and PS589 as a resident of the Pokémon Village.
A Poliwhirl appeared in PS588.
A Poliwhirl appeared in a flashback in PS590.
A Poliwhirl appeared in PS593.
Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys
A Poliwhirl appeared in Let's Aim For The Goal!.
Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All
A Poliwhirl appeared in The Raining Crystal Ball.
Pokémon Pocket Monsters
Lt. Surge owns a Poliwhirl, which appeared in The Big Activity In The Mountains And The Oceans!!.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Which One is the Real Clefairy!?.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!, where it was one of the Pokémon that took part in a baseball match. It was seen with Green during the game.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious? as one of the participants of a curry cooking competition.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!.
Giovanni's first Poliwhirl appeared in The Thrill of a Perfect Score, Big Rampage at the Amusement Park!. It evolved into a Poliwrath in order to get rid of Red and his Clefairy and Pikachu when they went to the amusement park that he built. Giovanni has another Poliwhirl that appeared in Get The Last Badge!!, where it was used in his Gym battle against Red.
A Poliwhirl appeared in The Legendary Moltres Appears!!.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Pikachu's Birthday Party.
A Poliwhirl appeared in I Won't Let You Lead!!.
A Poliwhirl appeared in Let's Go After The Pokémon Ranger!.