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Poliwhirl is a Water-type Pokémon from Kanto region. It evolves from Poliwag after being fed with 25 candies and it can evolve either into Poliwrath when fed with 100 candies or into Politoed when 100 candies and King's Rock is used.

Pokédex description

Poliwhirl - Tadpole Pokémon
The surface of Poliwhirl's body is always wet and slick with a slimy fluid. Because of this slippery covering, it can easily slip and slide out of the clutches of any enemy in battle.

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Water 12 (10)
Icon Ground 5 (8)

Charged attacks

Icon Water
45 (24)
Icon Ground
55 (24)
Icon Water
70 (22)
Icon Water
80 (22) (Legacy move)

Evolution family

Poliwhirl is the part of a four-member family.

26. Poliwag
#60 Poliwag
25 Poliwag candy
#61 Poliwhirl
100 Poliwag candy
#62 Poliwrath
100 Poliwag candy + King's Rock
#186 Politoed



  • Poliwhirl was released with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • In the wild, maximum capture CP of Poliwhirl is 1,216, however it can reach 1,318, if encountered Pokémon is boosted by current weather.
    • Between March 22nd and March 29th, 2017, Poliwhirl's global spawn rate was significantly higher during the Water Festival 2017.
    • Between June 7th and June 21st, 2018, Poliwhirl's global spawn rate was significantly higher during the Water Festival 2018.
  • Poliwhirl was available in field research: "Catch 5 Water-type Pokémon" during Johto Festival 2018 with a maximum capture CP of 608.
  • Shiny form of Poliwhirl was released with the beginning of the Yokohama Pokémon GO Fest 2019 on August 6th, 2019.

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