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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Poliwag

Poliwag
Tadpole Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Poliwag is a Water Type Tadpole Pokémon, with a 33.3% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Poliwag can be found with Water Absorb, Damp and Swift Swim as an Ability and has a Medium Slow growth rate with a 1 Speed EV Yield. We recommend the Hasty Nature, based on 300 combined Base Stats.

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Poliwag Stats and Abilities

Based on Poliwag Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Poliwag Highest IV Stat is Speed 90 and the Lowest being Defense 40.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP40190284
F
Attack5094218
F
Defense4076196
F
Special Attack4076196
F
Special Defense4076196
D
Speed90166306
F
Total300
Poliwag Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Hasty
+10% Speed
-10% Defense
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sweet
Dislikes: Sour
EV Yield1 Speed
Growth RateMedium Slow
Catch Rate255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsWater 1
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Abilities Description
Water Absorb
Ability 1
A Pokémon with Water Absorb heals 1/4 of its maximum HP when hit by a Water-type attack.
Damp
Ability 2
Damp prevents all Pokémon on the field from using the moves Selfdestruct and Explosion. It also prevents damage (to the Damp Pokémon only) from the ability Aftermath.
Swift Swim
Hidden Ability
Swift Swim doubles the ability-bearer's Speed during rain.

How To Evolve Poliwag in BDSP

Poliwag requires (Level 25) to evolve into Poliwhirl and then (Water Stone) to evolve into Poliwrath or to evolve into Politoed.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution Evolution Requirement Final Evolution
Poliwag
Level 25
Poliwhirl
Water Stone
Poliwrath
Poliwag
Level 25
Poliwhirl
Trade with King's Rock
Politoed

Where To Find Poliwag in BDSP

Poliwag has 8 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Poliwhirl, within the Fountainspring Cave location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Route 228
5 - 1%
Poliwag
Lv. 20-30
Route 228
5 - 1%
Poliwhirl
Lv. 40-55
Route 227
5 - 1%
Poliwag
Lv. 20-30
Route 227
5 - 1%
Poliwhirl
Lv. 10-55
Route 225
5 - 1%
Poliwag
Lv. 10-25
Route 225
5 - 1%
Poliwhirl
Lv. 30-55
Route 225
5 - 1%
Poliwhirl
Lv. 40-50
Sunlit Cavern
National
Poliwag
Lv. 16-63
Sunlit Cavern
National
Poliwhirl
Lv. 16-63
Still-Water Cavern
National
Poliwag
Lv. 16-63
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Still-Water Cavern
National
Poliwhirl
Lv. 16-63
Riverbank Cave
National
Poliwag
Lv. 16-63
Riverbank Cave
National
Poliwhirl
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
Poliwag
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
National
Poliwhirl
Lv. 16-63
Fountainspring Cave
National
Poliwag
Lv. 16-63
Fountainspring Cave
National
Poliwhirl
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Poliwag Weakness

Poliwag is a Water Type pokemon. This will cause Poliwag to take More Damage from Grass, Electric Type Moves, and Less Damage from Steel, Fire, Water, Ice Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Grass
Electric
0.5x
Less Damage
Steel
Fire
Water
Ice
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Poliwag Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Celebi
S
Zapdos
S
Raikou
A
Electivire
A
Tangrowth

What pokemon is Poliwag Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Ho-Oh
S
Dialga
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Metagross
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Best Moves Poliwag in BDSP

Best Moveset for Poliwag Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
54
Double-Edge
Physical
120
100 15 User receives recoil damage.
42
Hydro Pump
Special
165
80 5 The target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
36
Earth Power
Special
90
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
30
Body Slam
Physical
85
100 15 May paralyze opponent.

Best Moveset for Poliwag TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM14
Blizzard
Special
110
70 5 May freeze opponent.
TM13
Ice Beam
Special
90
100 10 May freeze opponent.
TM29
Psychic
Special
90
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM95
Surf
Special
135
100 15 Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
.

Poliwag Level Up Moves

List of Moves Poliwag can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Water Gun
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

1
Hypnosis
Power: —
Acc: 60
PP: 20
Status

Puts opponent to sleep.
6
Pound
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

12
Mud Shot
Power: 55
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Special

Lowers opponent's Speed.
18
Bubble Beam
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May lower opponent's Speed.
24
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
30
Body Slam
Power: 85
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May paralyze opponent.
36
Earth Power
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
42
Hydro Pump
Power:
165
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Special

The target is blasted by a huge volume of water launched under great pressure.
48
Belly Drum
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User loses 50% of its max HP, but Attack raises to maximum.
54
Double-Edge
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
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Poliwag TM Moves

List of Moves Poliwag can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM03
Water Pulse
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May confuse opponent.
TM07
Hail
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Non-Ice types are damaged for 5 turns.
TM13
Ice Beam
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM14
Blizzard
Power: 110
Acc: 70
PP: 5
Special

May freeze opponent.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM28
Dig
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM29
Psychic
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM46
Thief
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Also steals opponent's held item.
TM49
Scald
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May burn opponent.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM95
Surf
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
TM99
Waterfall
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
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Poliwag Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Poliwag can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Endeavor
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

Reduces opponent's HP to same as user's.
Haze
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Resets all stat changes.
Mist
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

User's stats cannot be changed for a period of time.
Mind Reader
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

User's next attack is guaranteed to hit.
Splash
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 40
Status

Doesn't do ANYTHING.
Bubble Beam
Power:
97.5
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May lower opponent's Speed.
Mud Shot
Power: 55
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Special

Lowers opponent's Speed.
Encore
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Status

Forces opponent to keep using its last move for 3 turns.
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