Where to Catch Poliwag and Poliwhirl in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Teal Mask

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by J.R. Waugh
Where to Catch and Poliwag and Poliwhirl in Pokemon Scarlet Violet Teal Mask
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You might be pleased to learn you’ll find more Gen I critters in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Teal Mask! With a new region to explore in the form of Kitakami, there’s a nice expansion to the explorable territory along with varying biomes to discover fun and familiar critters. One returning Water-type Pokemon you’ll find this time is Poliwag, as well as its evolutions, Poliwhirl, and Politoed/Poliwrath in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Teal Mask!

Kitakami Region: Where to Find Poliwag and Poliwhirl in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Teal Mask

You can find Poliwag and/or Poliwhirl in or around ponds and lakes as well as on riverbanks in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Teal Mask. They can be found in the southeastern portion of the map near Mossfell Confluence and Fellhorn Gorge. Poliwhirls might make an occasional appearance but are far more rare.

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You will easily get a Poliwhirl quickly if you catch a Poliwag here and level it up once. Poliwag and other Pokemon in this region appear at a fairly high level, and it only needs to be level 25 to evolve. If you have Rare Candy or Exp Candy, this is also an easy way to instantly evolve Poliwag.

How Do You Evolve Poliwhirl Into Politoed or Poliwrath in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Teal Mask?

You can evolve Poliwhirl into Politoed either by trading it to a friend while it holds a King’s Rock or by giving it the King’s Rock to hold and 100 Poliwag Candy. To evolve Poliwhirl into Poliwrath, simply use a Water Stone on it!

How to Go to Kitakami and Find Poliwag

If you haven’t gotten to Kitakami yet, go to the Naranja Academy and speak to Jacq and Briar in the Entrance Hall. You’ll be given the option to travel there, but you’ll need The Teal Mask DLC to go.

This guide was completed using a copy of Pokemon Scarlet Ver. 2.0.1!

- This article was updated on September 13th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a content creator with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. also manages his local movie theater.