| Number: #169|
Poliwhirl is a Water type Pokémon.
Poliwag undergoes a dramatic change when it evolves to Poliwhirl. The most notable difference is that it has become bigger and gained arms with gloved hands while losing its tail. The eyes have moved to the top of its head and it apparently loses its visible mouth. Its nostrils are now visible. The direction of the swirl on its abdomen, created by its internal organs showing through the skin, reverses from the clockwise pattern of its pre-evolution, to counterclockwise. The skin on most of Poliwhirl's body is moist, due to an oily fluid; however, the skin on its belly spiral feels smooth.
The swirl on its belly subtly undulates. Staring at it may gradually cause drowsiness.
|-||Evolves from Poliwag|
|-||Hypnosis||May put the foe to sleep.||-||60%||20 (max 32)|
|-||Bubble||An attack that may reduce Speed.||20||100%||30 (max 48)|
|-||Water Sport||The user becomes soaked to raise resistance to fire.||-||-%||15 (max 24)|
|5||Bubble||An attack that may reduce Speed.||20||100%||30 (max 48)|
|8||Hypnosis||May put the foe to sleep.||-||60%||20 (max 32)|
|11||Water Gun||Squirts water to attack.||40||100%||25 (max 40)|
|15||Double Slap||The target is slapped repeatedly, back and forth, two to five times in a row.||15||85%||10 (max 16)|
|18||Rain Dance||A heavy rain falls for five turns, powering up Water-type moves.||-||-%||5 (max 8)|
|21||Body Slam||An attack that may cause paralysis.||85||100%||15 (max 24)|
|27||BubbleBeam||An attack that may lower Speed.||65||100%||20 (max 32)|
|32||Mud Shot||Hurls mud at the foe and reduces Speed.||55||95%||15 (max 24)|
|37||Belly Drum||Reduces own HP to maximize Attack.||-||-%||10 (max 16)|
|43||Wake-Up Slap||This attack inflicts high damage on a sleeping foe. It also wakes the foe up, however.||60||100%||10 (max 16)|
|48||Hydro Pump||A powerful water- type attack.||120||80%||5 (max 8)|
|53||Mud Bomb||The user launches a hard-packed mud ball to attack. It may also lower the target’s accuracy.||65||85%||10 (max 16)|