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Pokémon
#138: Omanyte Omanyte
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Porygon (disambiguation).
Porygon
ポリゴン Porygon
#137
137Porygon.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Normal Unknown
Category
Virtual Pokémon
Abilities
Trace or Download Analytic
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#137
Johto
#220
Hoenn
#292
Sinnoh
#192
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-103
Height
2′07″
Imperial
0.8 m
Metric
Weight
80.5 lbs.
Imperial
36.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Pink
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body07.png
Footprint
 F137.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Mineral group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 130 Battle Exp.: 1301*

Porygon (Japanese: ポリゴン Porygon) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Porygon2 when traded holding an Up-Grade, which evolves into Porygon-Z when traded holding a Dubious Disc.

Biology

Physiology

Porygon is the first known modern artificial Pokémon that was ever intentionally created; Golett and Golurk being made by an ancient civilization. It was created by the Pokémon Lab according to a Pokémon Report found in Silph Co. In addition, its presence as a prize Pokémon in the then Team Rocket-owned Rocket Game Corner as well as Team Rocket's earlier control over Silph Co. suggests that Team Rocket was involved in its creation.

Porygon has a pink polyhedral body with a blue stomach, blue triangular prism feet, and a blue rectangular prism tail. Porygon has a pink, polyhedral head that ends in a blue beak and has hexagonal eyes. Porygon is made completely out of programming code. Built into this code is a Silph copyright protection preventing duplication through electronic means.

Gender differences

Porygon is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Porygon changing its appearance using Conversion

Porygon is shown with the ability to change type into one of its own moves or to resist the last move that hit it, using processes only it and its evolutions can know. These processes are known as Conversion and Conversion 2, with Conversion having the former function, and Conversion 2 having the latter function.

Porygon is also capable of changing its appearance using Sharpen, and it is one of the only Pokémon that can learn this move.

Porygon is capable of using various Electric and Psychic attacks. It also has a few Ice-type moves, in addition to the rare ability to wield Tri Attack.

Due to its man-made origins, Porygon does not need to breathe.

Even though Porygon is not fully evolved, it can learn Hyper Beam and Giga Impact. This is because it could not evolve when it was introduced.

Behavior

Porygon can perform only the basic motions included in its program, and thus it can be said that its behavior is artificial.

Habitat

Because they are man-made, Porygon are generally found in computers or in labs and other buildings people work, which makes them almost uncatchable. However, Porygon can be found in the "wild" in Sinnoh's Trophy GardenDP and Unova's White ForestW.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Porygon is completely artificial and doesn't need to eat. However, it can still be fed Pokémon food in Pokémon Snap; Gummis, seeds, Berries, and other foods in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series; and Berries, medicine, Pokéblocks, Poffins, Aprijuice in the main series.

In the anime

Porygon in the anime

Major appearances

Porygon made its first and only major anime appearance in EP038. This episode caused almost 700 children in Japan to have seizures due to a flashing strobe effect, and was therefore banned and never aired again anywhere in the world. Since then, Porygon and its evolutions have never played a main role in another episode, despite the fact that it was actually Pikachu who caused the strobe effect which gave children seizures.

Porygon in Aim to Be a Pokémon Master

Minor appearances

Although it did not appear, a Trainer was attempting to send out their Porygon to fight the Diglett and Dugtrio in Dig Those Diglett!. This was only present in the dub.

A Porygon made its dub debut in a brief appearance during a graphic display in A Chansey Operation.

A Porygon made a cameo during the "World of Pokémon" opening narration of the fourth movie, oddly being the only Pokémon in the shot appearing behind a wire fence. It also had a similar cameo appearance in the fifth movie as the "World of Pokémon" segment from the fourth movie was reused.

In the manga

Porygon as seen in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Blue's Porygon2

Blue obtains a Porygon during his time in Celadon City, and it has since then become a core member of his team. Prior to Volume 13, it has since evolved into Porygon2.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Team Rocket uses multiple Porygon as sentries for their hideout.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS055 A Pokémon that consists entirely of programming code. Capable of moving freely in cyberspace.

In the TCG

Main article: Porygon (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros./Melee

Porygon pops out of a door on top of the Silph Co. building in the Saffron City stage. It damages players that come into contact with it.

Porygon's only appearance in Melee is that of a Poké Float. When the fighting is on Slowpoke's tail, three will travel across the top of the screen. However, they move too quickly to land on and so are little more than decoration in practice.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red A Pokémon that consists entirely of programming code. Capable of moving freely in cyberspace.
Blue
Yellow The only Pokémon people anticipate can fly into space. None has managed the feat yet, however.
Stadium A man-made Pokémon that consists entirely of programming code. It is capable of moving freely in cyberspace.
Generation II
Gold It is a manmade Pokémon. Since it doesn't breathe, people are eager to try it in any environment.
Silver A manmade Pokémon that came about as a result of research. It is programmed with only basic motions.
Crystal An artificial Pokémon created due to extensive research, it can perform only what is in its program.
Stadium 2 It is a manmade Pokémon. Since it doesn't breathe, people are eager to try it in any environment.
Generation III
Ruby Porygon is capable of reverting itself entirely back to program data and entering cyberspace. This Pokémon is copy-protected so it cannot be duplicated by copying.
Sapphire
Emerald It is capable of reverting itself entirely back to program data in order to enter cyberspace. A Porygon is copy-protected so it cannot be duplicated.
FireRed Using the most advanced technologies, scientists finally succeeded in making the first artificial Pokémon.
LeafGreen A Pokémon that consists entirely of programming code. Capable of moving freely in cyberspace.
Generation IV
Diamond The world's first artificially created Pokémon. It can travel through electronic space.
Pearl
Platinum A man-made Pokémon created using advanced scientific means. It can move freely in cyberspace.
HeartGold It is a manmade Pokémon. Since it doesn't breathe, people are eager to try it in any environment.
SoulSilver A manmade Pokémon that came about as a result of research. It is programmed with only basic motions.
Generation V
Black A man-made Pokémon created using advanced scientific means. It can move freely in cyberspace.
White
Black 2 A man-made Pokémon created using advanced scientific means. It can move freely in cyberspace.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Unlimited Rocket Game Corner
Blue (Japan)
Unlimited Rocket Game Corner
Yellow
Unlimited Rocket Game Corner
Generation II
Gold Silver
Unlimited Rocket Game Corner
Crystal
Unlimited Rocket Game Corner
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Unlimited Rocket Game Corner
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Trophy Garden
Platinum
One A person in Veilstone City
HeartGold SoulSilver
Unlimited Celadon Game Corner
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Unknown White Forest (White only)
Black 2 White 2
None Pokémon Dream Radar
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap River
Pokémon Pinball Celadon City
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 1
Huge Storage 5
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Buried Relic (5F-10F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Deep Spacial Rift (B3-B9)
Pokémon Ranger Dusk Factory
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower
Pokémon Rumble Blast Factory: Sunny Seashore

Porygon will not appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team until a rescue mission involving it has been completed, using the following Wonder Mail code:

1?58 T5+? 4J78
WS?7 F??R NQ?X

Objective: Rescue Porygon on floor 4 of Thunderwave Cave.

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Nintendo event Pokémon in Generation II#Porygon Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! United States 2003 5 Never

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Pokémon Global Link promotions/Pokémon#Porygon Global Link Porygon Japanese PGL 2011 10 Never
List of Pokémon Global Link promotions/Pokémon#Porygon Global Link Porygon Korean PGL 2011 10 Never
List of Pokémon Global Link promotions/Pokémon#Porygon Global Link Porygon North American PGL 2012 10 Never
List of Pokémon Global Link promotions/Pokémon#Porygon Global Link Porygon Australian PGL 2012 10 Never
List of Pokémon Global Link promotions/Pokémon#Porygon Global Link Porygon European English PGL 2012 10 Never
List of Pokémon Global Link promotions/Pokémon#Porygon Global Link Porygon French PGL 2012 10 Never
List of Pokémon Global Link promotions/Pokémon#Porygon Global Link Porygon German PGL 2012 10 Never
List of Pokémon Global Link promotions/Pokémon#Porygon Global Link Porygon Italian PGL 2012 10 Never
List of Pokémon Global Link promotions/Pokémon#Porygon Global Link Porygon Spanish PGL 2012 10 Never

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 395   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 75.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/17 ★★

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:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Conversion 2 Normal Status 0000 —% 30
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Conversion Normal Status 0000 —% 30
00Start Sharpen Normal Status 0000 —% 30
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 Recycle Normal Status 0000 —% 10
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
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Porygon obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Porygon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Porygon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - 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 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
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Porygon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - 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 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 in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Porygon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Porygon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
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 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 can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Porygon cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Porygon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Porygon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin137.png Pin137.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani137.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP137.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.6%
Friend Area: Decrepit Lab
Phrases
51%-100% HP there is nothing that science cannot achieve.
26%-50% HP hp down 50 percent.
1%-25% HP system error. polygons are falling apart.
Level up level elevation achieved. science is victorious.
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 level elevation achieved. science is victorious.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP137.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 42 Max. exp.: 62
Browser entry  
Porygon makes itself invisible to confuse enemies and interfere with capture.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
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
Spr 1b 137.png Spr 1y 137.png Spr 1g 137.png Spr b g1 137.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 137.png Spr 2s 137.png Spr 2c 137.gif Spr b 2g 137.png
Spr 2g 137 s.png Spr 2s 137 s.png Spr 2c 137 s.gif Spr b 2g 137 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 137.png Spr 3e 137.png Spr 3f 137.png Spr b 3r 137.png
Spr 3r 137 s.png Spr 3e 137 s.png Spr 3f 137 s.png Spr b 3r 137 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 137.png Spr 4p 137.png Spr 4h 137.png Spr b 4d 137.png
Spr 4d 137 s.png Spr 4p 137 s.png Spr 4h 137 s.png Spr b 4d 137 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 137.png Spr 5b 137.png Spr b 5b 137.png
Spr 5b 137 s.png Spr 5b 137 s.png Spr b 5b 137 s.png
Porygon For other sprites and images, please see Porygon images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Dr. Akihabara developed Porygon in the anime.
  • Porygon is the only Pokémon that evolves by trade twice: Once holding the Up-Grade into Porygon2, and a second time (as Porygon2) into Porygon-Z when holding a Dubious Disc. It is also the only Pokémon in a three-stage evolutionary line that does not require levelling up to trigger any of its evolutions (i.e. it is possible to acquire a Porygon-Z at Lv.1) .
  • EP038, which featured Porygon, caused seizures and irritated eyes. It was not Porygon itself, but Pikachu's Thunderbolt, which caused the problematic blue and red flash - even so, none of Porygon's evolutions have had any appearance in the anime since, except for the intro of the fourth and fifth movies and re-runs using the Pokérap.
  • Porygon is the only Pokémon who evolves into a smaller Pokémon and then evolves into a larger Pokémon.
  • Porygon's evolutionary line is the only three-stage evolutionary line whose members can all learn both Giga Impact and Hyper Beam, as all three were considered fully-evolved during their respective debut generations.
  • Prior to Generation V, the Porygon family had three signature moves, along with Vespiquen, Hitmonlee*, and the Cubone family*, the most out of all Pokémon.
  • In Generation II, it is possible for Porygon to use both effects of the move Curse. Simply using the move would cause Curse's effect for non-Ghost types. Using either Conversion or Conversion 2 could change Porygon's type to Ghost and cause Curse to have its effect for Ghost types. This is also possible for Porygon2 and Smeargle.
  • Porygon is one of five Pokémon that initially did not evolve into or from another Pokémon, but is now part of a three-stage evolutionary line, the other four being Chansey, Magmar, Electabuzz and Roselia. However, unlike the others, Porygon received two evolutions, while the others got a pre-evolution and a new evolution.
  • Despite being an unevolved Pokémon which can evolve twice, Porygon has a higher base stat total than Butterfree, Beedrill, Beautifly and Dustox, final form Pokémon which have evolved twice.
  • In the 3D games, Porygon's animation reveals that it can detach its limbs and head when necessary. It can be seen thrusting its head forward until it breaks off for a brief second.
  • Despite being man-made, composed of only computer data, Porygon can be hatched from an Egg.
  • Despite Porygon and its evolutions being able to float, it does not possess the Levitate Ability; it can, however, learn Magnet Rise.
  • Porygon is heavier than both of its evolutions, possibly referencing how new technological devices have become lighter than old ones.

Origin

It appears to be based on the concept of an origami crane made with primitive 3D graphics software.

Name origin

Porygon is a combination of 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.

In other languages

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



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