There are anons on this board right now that think poliwrath isn't a frog.
no fur = not a frog
>>49269014>frogs have sticky tongues they use to catch bugs>Poliwrath has no mouth>therefore has no tongue>no tongue = no frogit’s basic biology
>>49269049Poliwrath does have a mouth. It's hidden in the line between the white of its stomach and the blue of its face.
>>49269014It’s called the tadpole Pokémon you uneducated illiterate glue-eating retard
>>49269065no way fag
>>49269079It has no tail. It has frog hangs. It's a frog.
>>49269065https://youtu.be/DkDqcEChWZEnope, if it had a mouth it would open it to eat with.
>>49269096How does it eat in the first place then?
>>49269065actually is true, but who care?
>>49269112I dunno, magic I guess. Magnemite can eat with no mouth, as can Beldum, and Unown, and so on. No reason Poliwrath specifically needs one to eat.
>>49269096Well, that's fucking stupid.Pokedex mentions it eating bugs and fish, does it just absorb them?
>>49269049Poliwrath has a mouth, she just hides it
>>49269123>Transformed cfrom some weird fat king to a cool, intimidating monsterBased
>>49269181Don’t call my wife a monster again
>>49269123I prefer the Poliwrath we got but I still and will always lament Poliwhirl's loss of fingers, though I understand said loss thematically.
>>49269079What species are tadpoles?Following this line of though, what species are kids?What species are caterpillars?What species are any insect larvae with a different name to their adult forms?
>>49269196Don't call my husband a wife ever again.
Why is she wearing gloves?
>>49269014It's not, it's a tadpole
>>49269332What species is a tadpole?
>>49269014Next time I wonder trade a Poliwrath, I will teach it these moves.
>>49269014He's a muscular tadpoleUNF!
>>49269509Why?What relevance does this have to the thread?
>>49269332Show me the tail.
>Primeape is both a pig and a monkey>No tailWtf Kanto bros
No the white space with the spiral is its open mouth, and the spiral is inside the mouth
>>49269788Its literally not.That's it's stomach with see through skin showing its intestines.
>>49269769Show me the frog
>>49269774primeAPE, that’s why
>>49269014it's a tadpole, that's why he's pissed off from not turning into a frog. the only reason he doesn't turn into politoed normally is because of pollution from kanto.
>>49269936>the only reason he doesn't turn into politoed normally is because of pollution from kanto.Chermicals in the water are turning the Poliwraths gay!
It is a buff tadpole, thats it. Politoed is the frog.
>>49269014Technically, it's still in that weird inbetween stage.
>>49269014Literally a tadpole, it says right in the dex
>>49270671What's a tadpole?
>>49269014Hes a madpole
>>49271531You're a sadpole.
>3rd stage>still a tadpoleKek What A Shitmon Bitch
>>49273669>tadpole rising up to beat the frogs>doesn't become one in the endClassic hero.
>>49269014The entire theme of the line is that it didn't actually grow into afrog. Hence the original tease for what became Politoed stated Poliwag could now evolve into a frog from a tadpole.
>>49269014>implying poliwrath are frogs
>>49269079>>49269332>>49269609>>49269936>>49270292>>49270608>>49273669>>49274427Where is the tail then?It looks like a cartoon frog, the round eyes on a round head are a dead giveaway for a chibi japanese style or old western cartoon style frog. Poliwag is a tadpole becuase it has a tail. Even the weird inbetween stages of a frog have small tails. Poliwrath has no tail to speak of.Also pokemon “species” are pure bull. Bidoof is called a mouse.
>>49274782I don't know what else to tell you except unironically to go and cope.
>>49274979I guess its pretty poorly designed then if it fails to communicate what it’s supposed to be, should have kept a tail
>>49274782>>49275035It's not a real creature you mongoloid, it's a roid-raging mutant because fuck you, that's why. It lost its tail because that makes it ambiguous or mysterious, something that early gen designs clearly championed. If you want an explanation, then the massive amount of physical training it endured becoming swole stunted its development and it thus traded its potential change into a frog's form for raw strength and bulk. Thank christ most older Pokémon weren't designed by the creatively bankrupt like you and didn't turn out to be literal animals with nothing unique or interesting about them to differentiate themselves from the real world.