Poliwrath is a dual type Water and Fighting Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Poliwhirl when exposed to a Water Stone. It is one of Poliwag‘s final forms, the other being Politoed. Take a look below for 26 fascinating and interesting facts about Poliwrath.
1. Poliwrath is a blue, bipedal Pokemon with a round body and muscular arms.
2. It has bulbous eyes that protrude from the top of its head and its belly is covered by a white and black swirl.
3. There appear to be white gloves on its hands, and it has rounded, digit-less feet.
4. Poliwrath’s body is almost entirely muscle, and the muscles in its arms and legs never tire.
5. When it swims, it uses all the muscles in its body and is able to swim vast distances with minimal breathing.
6. It is even capable of briefly running on the water’s surface.
7. Being the result of an evolution via evolutionary stone, Poliwrath is rarely found in the wild, but when found, it is usually seen living on dry land near the water’s edge, despite it being an excellent swimmer.
8. In Generation II and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, a man in Celadon City with a Poliwrath says that he hopes that it will evolve into a frog Pokémon one day. Although the Pokémon he was thinking of is most likely Politoed, it is too late, as it is Poliwhirl, not Poliwrath, that evolves into Politoed when traded while holding a King’s Rock.
9. In early design of Poliwrath revealed on Game Freak’s official Japanese website circa 1997 depicts it wearing a crown, similar to the King’s Rock which is necessary to evolve Poliwhirl into Politoed.
10. Poliwrath shares its category with Poliwag, Poliwhirl, and Tympole. They are all known as the Tadpole Pokémon.
11. In some illustrations, Poliwrath is depicted with four fingers instead of three.
12. Poliwrath is based on a glass frog.
13. The spiral pattern on its belly is supposed to represent how the organs of these frogs and other tadpoles can sometimes be seen through their transparent skin.
14. It may also be based on amphibian neoteny, as it stays in tadpole form and does not metamorphose into a frog.
15. Poliwrath is a combination of polliwog and wrath (anger).
16. A Poliwrath appeared in Charizard Chills, under the ownership of Tad. It was in Tad’s battle against Ash, where it was able to defeat both Pikachu and Charizard easily. Later, Charizard managed to defeat Poliwrath in a rematch. It reappeared in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! during a flashback.
17. A Poliwrath appeared in Hook, Line, and Stinker, under the ownership of Andreas. It participated in a Seaking Catching contest. It later battled Misty’s Poliwhirl to decide who would win the contest and was defeated.
18. A Poliwrath appeared in Machoke, Machoke Man, under the ownership of Chuck. It was used during his Gym battle against Ash, where it quickly defeated Pikachu with Double Slap, but then lost to Bayleef’s Body Slam.
19. A Poliwrath appeared in Outrageous Fortunes, under the ownership of Delaney. It upheld an excelling winning streak, prompting an impressed Team Rocket to target it.
20. A Poliwrath appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!, under the ownership of the Revengers. It helped Viren during his Battle Royal by distracting Incineroar.
21. Poliwrath debuted in The Punchy Pokémon, where it competed in the P1 Grand Prix.
22. A Poliwrath appeared in The Battling Eevee Brothers!, where it evolved from a Poliwhirl during the evolution party in Stone Town.
23. A Poliwrath appeared as an image in the dubbed version of The Ultimate Test.
24. A Poliwrath appeared in The Breeding Center Secret.
25. A Poliwrath appeared in Pikachu’s Vacation as one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Theme Park.
26. A Poliwrath appeared in Lights, Camera, Quack-tion, as part of the cast for the movie “Pokémon in Love”.