Poliwhirl has two different evolutions in Pokemon GO – Poliwrath and Politoed – here’s how you can evolve it into either of these Pokemon!

It’s very rare for Pokemon to have branching evolutions, with just over a dozen Pokemon in the whole series having them. However, Poliwhirl is one of them.

While there’s only one option for the first evolution step from Poliwag to Poliwhirl, there are two choices in the final step. We’ve got the methods of how to evolve Poliwhirl into Poliwrath and Politoed, so you can get both of them!

How to Evolve Poliwag into Poliwhirl

To evolve Poliwag into Poliwhirl, you need 25 Poliwag Candy.

Once you have done this, you can then evolve your Poliwhirl into either of its final evolutions – Poliwrath or Politoed – using the methods below.

Pokemon GO Poliwag Community Day IRL

How to Evolve Poliwhirl into Poliwrath

To evolve Poliwhirl into Poliwrath in Pokemon GO, all you need is 100 Poliwag Candy.

This is the more simple of the two final stage evolutions for Poliwhirl. This is because the other requires a rare Evolution Item in addition to the Candy.

Poliwrath Evolution Pokemon GO

How to Evolve Poliwhirl into Politoed

To evolve Poliwhirl into Politoed in Pokemon GO, you need 100 Poliwag Candy and a King’s Rock.

A King’s Rock is an Evolution Item that can be a very rare drop (around 1% chance) from spinning PokeStops. Very occasionally, you can also get it as a reward from Research.

Luckily, the Pokemon GO Poliwag Community Day has Timed Research and Field Research Tasks which give King’s Rocks as rewards!

Politoed Evolution Pokemon GO

Good luck evolving your Poliwhirl in Pokemon GO, whether you choose Poliwrath or Politoed!

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