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* Since no leveling up is required to evolve Porygon-Z, Porygon-Z is one of the two fully evolved three-stage Pokémon capable of legitimately being level 1 ({{p|Roserade}} being the other), and the only one that can't skip its fully unevolved form.
 
* Since no leveling up is required to evolve Porygon-Z, Porygon-Z is one of the two fully evolved three-stage Pokémon capable of legitimately being level 1 ({{p|Roserade}} being the other), and the only one that can't skip its fully unevolved form.
 
* Porygon-Z is the only Pokémon that evolves from a Pokémon that evolves via [[trade|trading]] while [[held item|holding an item]]. It is also the only Pokémon who evolves from a Pokémon who already evolved from methods other than leveling up (not including evolutionary lines where baby Pokémon are the first stage).
 
* Porygon-Z is the only Pokémon that evolves from a Pokémon that evolves via [[trade|trading]] while [[held item|holding an item]]. It is also the only Pokémon who evolves from a Pokémon who already evolved from methods other than leveling up (not including evolutionary lines where baby Pokémon are the first stage).
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* Platinum was the first game to mention what Porygon-Z was originally designed to do.
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
 
Like Porygon and Porygon2, it is based on an origami crane made with 3D computer graphics.
 
Like Porygon and Porygon2, it is based on an origami crane made with 3D computer graphics.

Revision as of 16:08, 21 April 2009

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Pokémon
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Porygon-Z
ポリゴンZ PorygonZ
#474
150
Artwork from D/P
Type
Normal '
Category
Virtual Pokémon
Abilities
Adaptability or Download
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#194
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'11"
Imperial
0.9 m
Metric
Weight
75.0 lbs.
Imperial
34.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Body style
Body04.png
Footprint
 F474.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Mineral group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 185 Battle Exp.: 1851*

Porygon-Z (Japanese: ポリゴンZ PorygonZ) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Porygon2 when traded holding a Dubious Disc. It is the final evolution of Porygon.

Biology

Physiology

Porygon-Z is a modification of Porygon2. Porygon-Z appears similar to Porygon2, albeit darker in color. Most notably, its head is detached from the body and upside down, much like Porygon's legs, with no visible neck and yellow eyes with a bull's-eye shaped pattern. Its bill is more round, and doesn't curve down as it did in its Porygon2 stage. Its legs are now wing-like, and its posture resembles that of a hummingbird. The tail is a little plumper, with the blue pattern on its chest no longer being isolated and now connecting to its legs/wings. Porygon-Z can now levitate, unlike its pre-evolution, Porygon2. This is shown by its behavior in Pokémon Battle Revolution and in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2, where Porygon-Z hovers in midair.

Gender differences

Porygon-Z is genderless.

Special abilities

Porygon-Z, and its pre-evolved forms, Porygon, and Porygon2, are the only known Pokémon that can know Conversion, Conversion 2, and Sharpen.

Porygon-Z has significantly higher Special Attack power than Porygon2 and is slightly faster. However, Porygon-Z also has weaker defenses.

Behavior

Being a cybernetic Pokémon, it exhibits the behavior that was programmed into it as a Porygon. However, it may also display emotions and some erratic behavior that was not a part of its programming. Porygon-Z can sometimes be seen shaking rapidly for a short time. Whether this is intentional or a glitch is unknown.

Habitat

Porygon-Z normally live in cyberspace, but they can live practically anywhere due to the lack of the need to breathe.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Since it is a virtual Pokémon, it has no need to eat.

In the anime

As with Porygon2, it is currently believed that Porygon-Z will not appear in the anime as a result of the Electric Soldier Porygon incident, except possibly as a brief cameo.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Porygon-Z (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond Additional software was installed to make it a better Pokémon. It began acting oddly, however.
Pearl Additional software was installed to make it a better Pokémon. It began acting oddly, however.
Platinum Its programming was modified to enable work in alien dimensions. It did not work as planned.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Porygon2
Platinum
None Evolve Porygon2
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Evolve from Porygon2
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Oil Field Hideout

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 85
145 - 192 280 - 374
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 135
126 - 205 247 - 405
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 535   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Note: Porygon-Z can learn either Conversion or Conversion 2, which can allow Porygon-Z to change its type.

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro
Note: With the use of Conversion or Conversion 2, any damaging move can theoretically become a STAB for Porygon-Z.

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#C6C6A7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 474.png Spr 4p 474.png Spr 4p 474.png Spr b 4d 474.png
Spr 4d 474 s.png Spr 4p 474 s.png Spr 4p 474 s.png Spr b 4d 474 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 474.png Spr 5b 474.png Spr b 5b 474.png
Spr 5b 474 s.png Spr 5b 474 s.png Spr b 5b 474 s.png
Porygon-Z For other sprites and images, please see Porygon-Z images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Porygon-Z is the only Pokémon whose Japanese name is spelled with a character from a foreign alphabet.
  • Porygon-Z is the only Pokémon to learn Trick Room by leveling up.
  • Porygon-Z shares the highest Special Attack stat in the game (excluding legendaries) with Alakazam.
    • Porygon-Z has the highest Special Attack stat of all Template:Type2 Pokémon.
  • Porygon-Z weighs as much as Dawn.
  • The Dubious Disc's name implies that Porygon-Z, unlike its pre-evolution, was not authorized by Silph Co.
  • Porygon-Z's pre-evolutions have their own signature Conversion move, but no new Conversion-style move was made for Porygon-Z.
  • Porygon-Z is one of eight Pokémon whose name has a non-alphabetic character in it, the others being Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Farfetch'd, Mr. Mime, Porygon2, Ho-Oh, and Mime Jr.
  • Since no leveling up is required to evolve Porygon-Z, Porygon-Z is one of the two fully evolved three-stage Pokémon capable of legitimately being level 1 (Roserade being the other), and the only one that can't skip its fully unevolved form.
  • Porygon-Z is the only Pokémon that evolves from a Pokémon that evolves via trading while holding an item. It is also the only Pokémon who evolves from a Pokémon who already evolved from methods other than leveling up (not including evolutionary lines where baby Pokémon are the first stage).
  • Platinum was the first game to mention what Porygon-Z was originally designed to do.

Origin

Like Porygon and Porygon2, it is based on an origami crane made with 3D computer graphics.

Name origin

Porygon-Z's name is a mix between polygon and origami. It may also reflect the stereotype that Japanese people pronounce their 'L' sounds as 'R' sounds, Porygon being a mispronunciation of polygon. The "Z" could either refer to the Z axis in 3D coordination systems or that Porygon-Z is the last of its evolutionary line (since the letter Z is the last letter of the Latin alphabet). It is also possible that the "Z" was used as a corruption of "2", due to the fact that Porygon-Z is a glitched version of Porygon2.

In other languages

External links

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