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Pokemon Sword and Shield Poliwhirl

Pokemon Sword and Shield Poliwhirl is a Water Type Tadpole Pokémon, which makes it weak against Grass, Electric type moves. You can find and catch Poliwhirl in Brawlers' Cave with a 16% chance to appear during Normal Weather weather. The Max IV Stats of Poliwhirl are 65 HP, 65 Attack, 50 SP Attack, 65 Defense, 50 SP Defense, and 90 Speed.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Poliwhirl
Regular
Shiny
Poliwhirl Galar Pokedex ID: I143

List of Poliwhirl Max IV Stats in Pokemon SW SH.

StatAmountBar Graph
Total385
HP65
Attack65
Defense65
Special Attack50
Special Defense50
Speed90

Based on this pokemon's stats we consider the best nature for Poliwhirl to have is Jolly, this will increase it's Speed and decrease it's Sp. Atk stats.

Poliwhirl Abilities

Ability Type Effect
Water AbsorbNormal
DampNormal
Swift SwimHidden

Pokemon Sword and Shield Poliwhirl Evolutions

How do i get Poliwhirl's evolution in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Pokemon Sword and Shield Poliwag evolves into Poliwhirl when you reach Level 25. Poliwhirl then evolves into its final evolution Poliwrath with a Water Stone. This pokemon also has 1 alternative evolutions.

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Level 25
Poliwhirl
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Water Stone
Poliwrath
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Level 25
Poliwhirl
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Trade with King's Rock
Politoed
Pokemon CP Atk Def Sp Atk Sp Def Hp Spd
Poliwag
300504040404090
Poliwhirl
385656550506590
Poliwrath
510959570909070
Politoed
5007575901009070

Poliwhirl Locations in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Where do i find and how to get Poliwhirl?

Poliwhirl does not spawn in the wild. Instead you can catch Poliwag and evolve it into Poliwhirl. A popular spawn location you can find Poliwag is in the Brawlers' Cave area with a 16% chance to spawn during Normal weather.

Overworld Spawns (Visible in-game)

Pokemon Location Weather Spawn Lvl
Brawlers' Cave
16%13 - 18
Brawlers' Cave
16%13 - 18
Brawlers' Cave
16%13 - 18
Brawlers' Cave
16%13 - 18
Brawlers' Cave
16%13 - 18
Brawlers' Cave
16%13 - 18
Brawlers' Cave
30%40 - 45
Brawlers' Cave
15%40 - 45
Brawlers' Cave
5%40 - 45
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Pokemon Sword and Shield Poliwhirl Raids

Where do i find Poliwhirl Raids?

You can find Poliwhirl raids in the following locations: Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands, Courageous Cavern.

You can Click/Tap the links below to view where to find Poliwhirl Raid Spawn Locations in Pokemon Sw and Sh.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Poliwhirl Weakness

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

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

What pokemon is Poliwhirl Weak Against?

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What pokemon is Poliwhirl Strong Against?

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Pokemon SW and SH Poliwhirl Moves List

What moves can Poliwhirl learn from TMs, TRs, and Leveling?

Poliwhirl can learn the normal type move Double-Edge at level 66. This Physical move User receives recoil damage. Bolded Pow numbers are adjusted for this pokemon's Water type +50% STAB damage.

Poliwhirl Level Up Moves

Lvl Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
1Water GunSpecial6010025
1HypnosisStatus6020Puts opponent to sleep.
1PoundPhysical4010035
1Mud ShotSpecial559515Lowers opponent's Speed.
18Bubble BeamSpecial97.510020May lower opponent's Speed.
24Rain DanceStatus5Makes it rain for 5 turns.
32Body SlamPhysical8510015May paralyze opponent.
40Earth PowerSpecial9010010May lower opponent's Special Defense.
48Hydro PumpSpecial165805
56Belly DrumStatus10User loses 50% of its max HP, but Attack raises to maximum.
66Double-EdgePhysical12010015User receives recoil damage.

TM Moves Poliwhirl can learn

TM Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TM00Mega PunchPhysical808520
TM01Mega KickPhysical120755
TM04Ice PunchPhysical7510015May freeze opponent.
TM15DigPhysical8010010Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM21RestStatus10User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM23ThiefPhysical6010025Also steals opponent's held item.
TM24SnoreSpecial5010015Can only be used if asleep. May cause flinching.
TM25ProtectStatus10Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM27Icy WindSpecial559515Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM31AttractStatus10015If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM33Rain DanceStatus5Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM35HailStatus10Non-Ice types are damaged for 5 turns.
TM36WhirlpoolSpecial52.58515Traps opponent, damaging them for 4-5 turns.
TM39FacadePhysical7010020Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM41Helping HandStatus20In Double Battles, boosts the power of the partner's move.
TM43Brick BreakPhysical7510015Breaks through Reflect and Light Screen barriers.
TM45DivePhysical12010010Dives underwater on first turn, attacks on second turn.
TM53Mud ShotSpecial559515Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM59FlingPhysical10010Power depends on held item.
TM76RoundSpecial6010015Power increases if teammates use it in the same turn.
TM81BulldozePhysical6010020Lowers opponent's Speed.

Poliwhirl TR Moves

TR Move Type Class Pow Acc PP Effect
TR01Body SlamPhysical8510015May paralyze opponent.
TR03Hydro PumpSpecial165805
TR04SurfSpecial13510015Hits all adjacent Pokémon.
TR05Ice BeamSpecial9010010May freeze opponent.
TR06BlizzardSpecial110705May freeze opponent.
TR10EarthquakePhysical10010010Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TR11PsychicSpecial9010010May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TR14MetronomeStatus10User performs almost any move in the game at random.
TR16WaterfallPhysical12010015May cause flinching.
TR20SubstituteStatus10Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TR26EndureStatus10Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TR27Sleep TalkStatus10User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TR30EncoreStatus1005Forces opponent to keep using its last move for 3 turns.
TR45Muddy WaterSpecial1358510May lower opponent's Accuracy.
TR67Earth PowerSpecial9010010May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TR84ScaldSpecial12010015May burn opponent.

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