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Porygon-Z (Japanese: ポリゴンZ PorigonZ) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

Biology

Physiology

Porygon-Z's appearance is similar to that of Porygon and Porygon2, though darker in color when compared to both of them. It has a very smooth appearance much like Porygon2. It's head is not attached to its body and is now upside-down with a slight tilt. It has a blue beak, and yellow eyes with a bull's eye target pattern in them. Its legs now appear to be more wing like, while its tail points downward rather than up. The spot of blue that was located on its chest now goes across the chest, connecting the two wings.

Natural abilities

Porygon-Z have the abilities, Adaptability or Download. Adaptability allows the power of a move, with the same type as it is, to be doubled in battle. The ability Download will raise either its Attack stat or Special Attack stat by one stage depending on foe's lowest defensive stat.

Aside from that, the programming added to create Porygon-Z was intended to allow it to upgrade into a better Pokémon, but as a result, Porygon-Z began to exhibit odd behaviors and the data used to program it became glitched, giving it its odd appearance.

Porygon-Z is also notable for having the highest Special Attack, one of two statistics that influence the power of an attack, among non-legendary Pokémon. It shares this feature with another Pokémon, Alakazam.

Evolution

Porygon-Z evolves from Porygon2. A Porygon2 can only evolve into a Porygon-Z when it is traded with a Dubious Disc.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Porygon2 None
Platinum Evolve Porygon2 None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Porygon2 None
Black/White Evolve Porygon2 (White only) None
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Evolve Porygon2 None
Sun/Moon Evolve Porygon2 None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Evolve from Porygon2
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Oil Field Hideout


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries


Stats

Base Stats
HP
85
Attack
80
Defense
70
Sp. Atk
135
Sp. Def
75
Speed
90
Total
535

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
1 Zap Cannon 120 50% 5 Electric Special
1 Magic Coat —% 15 Psychic Status
1 Conversion 2 —% 30 Normal Status
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Conversion —% 30 Normal Status
1 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
7 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special
12 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
18 Recover —% 10 Normal Status
23 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status
29 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special
34 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
40 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
45 Lock-On —% 5 Normal Status
50 Tri Attack 80 100% 10 Normal Special
56 Magic Coat —% 15 Psychic Status
62 Zap Cannon 120 50% 5 Electric Special
67 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
1 Zap Cannon 120 50% 5 Electric Special Type Cool 2 1 ♥
1 Magic Coat —% 15 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
1 Conversion 2 —% 30 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Conversion —% 30 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
1 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
7 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
12 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
18 Recover —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
23 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
29 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
34 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
40 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special Type Beautiful 2 2 ♥
45 Lock-On —% 5 Normal Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
50 Tri Attack 80 100% 10 Normal Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
56 Magic Coat —% 15 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
62 Zap Cannon 120 50% 5 Electric Special Type Cool 2 1 ♥
67 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 4 4 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
1 Conversion 2 —% 30 Normal Status
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Conversion —% 30 Normal Status
1 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
7 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special
12 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
18 Recover —% 10 Normal Status
23 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status
29 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special
34 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
40 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
45 Lock-On —% 5 Normal Status
51 Tri Attack 80 100% 10 Normal Special
56 Magic Coat —% 15 Psychic Status
62 Zap Cannon 120 50% 5 Electric Special
67 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Cute 2
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
1 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Type Cute 0
1 Conversion —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 1
1 Conversion 2 —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 1
7 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special Type Beauty 2
12 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Type Cool 2
18 Recover —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
23 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status Type Cute 2
29 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beauty 2
34 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 2
40 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 2
45 Lock-On —% 5 Normal Status Type Smart 1
51 Tri Attack 80 100% 10 Normal Special Type Beauty 3
56 Magic Coat —% 15 Psychic Status Type Beauty 2
62 Zap Cannon 120 50% 5 Electric Special Type Cool 2
67 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 4 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 1 3 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 1
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart 2
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 2
TM67 Recycle —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart 1
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 1
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Cute 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

This Pokémon learns no moves by Breeding.
Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

This Pokémon learns no moves by Breeding.
Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

This Pokémon learns no moves by Breeding.
Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

This Pokémon learns no moves by Breeding.
Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Electroweb USUM 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Gravity USUM —% 5 Psychic Status
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Last Resort USUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Magnet Rise USUM —% 10 Electric Status
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Recycle USUM —% 10 Normal Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Wonder Room USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Electroweb ORAS 55 95% 15 Electric Special Type Beautiful 2 1 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Gravity ORAS —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Last Resort ORAS 140 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Magic Coat ORAS —% 15 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Pain Split ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Recycle ORAS —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Trick ORAS 100% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cute 2 1 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Electroweb B2W2 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Foul Play B2W2 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Gravity B2W2 —% 5 Psychic Status
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Last Resort B2W2 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Magic Coat B2W2 —% 15 Psychic Status
Magnet Rise B2W2 —% 10 Electric Status
Pain Split B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Recycle B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Trick B2W2 100% 10 Psychic Status
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Wonder Room B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt B2W2 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Gravity HGSS —% 5 Psychic Status Type Beauty 2
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Type Beauty 2
Last Resort HGSSPt 130 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cute 0
Magic Coat HGSS —% 15 Psychic Status Type Beauty 2
Pain Split HGSS —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 2
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beauty 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool 2
Trick HGSSPt 100% 10 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
Uproar HGSSPt 50 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cute 2
Zen Headbutt HGSSPt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 474 front Pt 474 front Pt 474 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Porygon-Z BW Porygon-Z BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Porygon-Z XY Porygon-Z XY
Porygon-Z XY Shiny Porygon-Z XY Shiny
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Porygon-Z XY
Porygon-Z XY Shiny

Trivia

  • Porygon-Z is the second non-legendary Pokémon to have the highest base Special Attack (surpassed by Chandelure), and is tied with Alakazam and Volcarona.
  • Porygon-Z and Porygon2 are the only two Pokémon that have not appeared in the anime. This is probably due to the fact that Porygon's debut induced seizures in hundreds of children on the only day of its airing and it has never appeared since.
  • When Porygon2 evolves into Porygon-Z, two stats become lower: Def. and Sp. Def.
  • Unlike Porygon2 which has gained a smoother body after evolution, Porygon-Z is a failed attempt with lots of faulty codes since its body and head are separated as well as its eyes has become hypnotized-like.
  • It is the first Pokémon containing a character with the A-Z alphabet character set from the Japanese games, which was introduced as a character set that can be entered by the player starting from the generation before its debut.

Origin

Like its pre-evolutions Porygon-Z is based on a drinking bird rendered in 3D graphic software. However, its bizarre appearance, odd behaviors, and spastic movements in game suggest computer glitches caused by the Dubious Disc, or unchecked bugs in need of patching. Its movements may also be similar to a seizure, which Porygon's debut episode is notorious of causing. It's design and shape are similar to that of a scattered Porygon2 (the "spike" on its head is Porygon2's neck, its "arms" are Porygon2's legs, and its "foot" is Porygon2's tail).

Etymology

Porygon-Z may be a corruption of 'Porygon-3', or perhaps leetspeak for 2. 'Porygon' itself is based on 'polygon', and given the syllables in the Japanese language, the katakana letters that spell Porygon's name are the same as the katakana for polygon. The officially trademarked romanization is however Porygon. A more likely origin comes from the Z-axis, used for 3D shapes.

Gallery

See also

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