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Porygon-Z (Pokémon)

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Porygon-Z
ポリゴンZ PorygonZ
#474
474Porygon-Z.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Diamond and Pearl
Type
Normal Unknown
Category
Virtual Pokémon
Abilities
Adaptability or Download Analytic
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#194
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-262
Oblivia
R-119 N-182
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 Normal-type Pokémon.

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

Biology

Physiology

Porygon-Z is a modification of Porygon2. Porygon-Z appears similar to Porygon2. 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 dartboard 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.

Gender differences

Porygon-Z is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Porygon-Z, and its pre-evolved forms, Porygon, and Porygon2, are the only known Pokémon that can learn Conversion and Conversion 2. Its great variety of moves and high special attack make it very powerful. 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 were 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. However, it will eat if fed.

In the anime

An official anime artwork of Porygon-Z

As with Porygon2, it is currently believed that Porygon-Z will not appear and will not be mentioned in the anime as a result of the EP038 incident, although the release of official anime artwork for Porygon-Z suggests that it was considered to appear. It is currently the only Pokémon that has not appeared in the movies or anime yet.

In the manga

Porygon-Z in Pokémon 7

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

Io has a Porygon-Z which is her main battler and only known Pokémon. She first used it to attack the Galactic Number 2.

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
Platinum Its programming was modified to enable work in alien dimensions. It did not work as planned.
HeartGold Its programming was modified to enable it to travel through alien dimensions. Seems there might have been an error...
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Its programming was modified to enable work in alien dimensions. It did not work as planned.
White
Black 2 Its programming was modified to enable work in alien dimensions. It did not work as planned.
White 2
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 Evolve Porygon2
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Evolve Porygon2 (White only)
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
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Sky Fortress
Thunder Temple
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower
Pokémon Rumble Blast Factory: Sunny Seashore
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Granite Zone

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Stamina
1/1
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

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
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —% 5
00Start Conversion 2 Normal Status 0000 —% 30
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Conversion Normal Status 0000 —% 30
00Start Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
077 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
1212 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
1818 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2323 Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 —% 10
2929 Signal Beam Bug Special 07575 100100% 15
3434 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
4040 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
4545 Lock-On Normal Status 0000 —% 5
5151 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100100% 10
5656 Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 —% 15
6262 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
6767 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Porygon-Z obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Porygon-Z
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Porygon-Z
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Porygon-Z
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Porygon-Z
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Porygon-Z in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Porygon-Z in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Porygon-Z
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Porygon-Z
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Electroweb Electric Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Recycle Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Trick Psychic Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Wonder Room Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Porygon-Z can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Porygon-Z cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Porygon-Z
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Porygon-Z
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
137 Sharpen Normal Status —% 30
137233 RecycleBW Normal Status —% 10
233 Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Porygon-Z
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Porygon-Z
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP474.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: Normal PA.png
( Normal )
Field move: Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Browser entry  
It protects itself with a strange barrier. It attacks by discharging electric bolts.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  Normal Assist.png
( Normal )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It lets loose shock waves to attack.
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW474.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Porygon-Z gave you a Secret Word in the Granite Zone. He's a star at Rotom's Spooky Shoot-'em-Up.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Porygon
Unevolved
Porygon
 Normal 
Up-Grade
Trade
holding Up-Grade


Porygon2
First evolution
Porygon2
 Normal 
Dubious Disc
Trade
holding Dubious Disc


Porygon-Z
Second evolution
Porygon-Z
 Normal 

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 that can learn Trick Room by leveling up.
  • Porygon-Z has the highest Special Attack of all Normal-type Pokémon.
  • Porygon-Z weighs exactly as much as Dawn. It shares this similarity with Weavile.
  • 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 or Porygon2, Porygon-Z is one of 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).
  • Despite being a cybernetic Pokémon, Porygon-Z is capable of eating and breeding in the games.
  • Although it has never made an anime appearance, Porygon-Z was given an anime artwork and a voice in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure.
  • Porygon-Z exist in Oblivia's past, despite Porygon-Z being a recent invention. Whether this was an oversight or not is unknown. A similar situation occurs with Voltorb and Electrode.

Origin

Like Porygon and Porygon2, it is based on an origami crane made with 3D computer graphics. Its appearance with respect to Porygon2, as well as its unprogrammed behaviors, suggest that it may be based on the concept of a computer virus having infected Porygon2, or maybe a reference to copyrighted software usually being patched by users to use all the features, but often causing bugs in the program.

Name origin

Porygon-Z is a combination of polygon, origami, and Z. It may also reflect the stereotype that Japanese people pronounce their 'L' sounds as 'R' sounds, Porygon being a mispronunciation of polygon. Z may 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 last in the Latin alphabet). Alternatively, Z may be a corruption of 2 (as in Porygon2), or it may derive from Mazinger Z (one of the most famous giant robots and ubiquitous in Japanese popular culture, whose name in Japanese is written マジンガーZ, not unlike that of Porygon-Z); Go Nagai, Mazinger Z's creator, is supposed to have said he chose Z as it is the most powerful letter of the Roman alphabet, which fits well with Porygon-Z being the last and third in its evolutionary line.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポリゴンZ PorygonZ From polygon, origami, and Z
France Flag.png French Porygon-Z Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Porygon-Z Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Porygon-Z Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Porygon-Z Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 폴리곤Z PolligonZ Transliteration of Japanese name


External links

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