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Poliwrath LV.40
ニョロボン Nyorobon
Illus. Yuuki Kawamura
Evolution stage
Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Poliwhirl
Card name Poliwrath
Type Water
Hit Points 80
retreat cost
Japanese expansion Extended Sheet 1
Japanese rarity Uncommon
Japanese Deck Kit Quick Starter Gift Set
Japanese Deck Red Deck
Card GB 2 set Island of Fossil
Card GB 2 rarity Rare
Card GB 2 ID C24
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 Extended Sheet 1.


Card text

WaterWater Mega Punch
WaterWaterWater Hydro Pump
Does 10 more damage for each Water Energy attached to this Pokémon but not used to pay for this attack's Energy cost. You can't add more than 20 damage in this way.

Pokédex data

Poliwrath - Tadpole Pokémon
No. Height Weight
062 4'03" (1.3 m) 119.0 lbs. (54 kg)
Pokédex entry

Release information

This card was first released as part of the Extended Sheet 1 of the Vending Machine cards with artwork by Yuuki Kawamura, one of the winners of the Pokémon Card Game Illust Artist Contest. This was the first CoroCoro illustration contest, announced October 15, 1997 in the November 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comic. Winners were announced in the January 1998 issue and three top winners received 20 copies of the card featuring their illustration as well as a copy of Pokémon Illustrator. This card was later reprinted in the Red Deck of the Quick Starter Gift Set.




Mega Punch and Hydro Pump are both moves in the Pokémon games that Poliwrath can learn, the former only via TM01 (Generation I) or Move Tutor (Generation III), and the latter only as a Poliwhirl. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Blue.

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