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Porygon (Pokémon)

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Porygon
ポリゴン Porygon
#137
130
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Normal '
Category
Virtual Pokémon
Abilities
Trace or Download
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#137
Johto
#215
Hoenn
#292
Regional Browser numbers
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 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 130 Battle Exp.: 1301*

Porygon (Japanese: ポリゴン Porygon) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon best known for its ability to change shape at will to fit its needs, shared only with Ditto.

Biology

Physiology

Porygon is the first artificial Pokémon that was ever created. It was created by Pokémon Lab according to a Pokémon Report found in Silph Co.. Porygon has a pink polygonal body with a blue stomach, blue triangular prism feet and a blue rectangular prism tail. Porygon has a pink, polygonal head that ends in a blue beak and has hexagon eyes. It does not breathe. 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

In Generation I, Porygon's move, Conversion, alters its own type to its opponent's type.

Porygon is capable of using various Ice and Electrical attacks, along with a few Psychic abilities, the rare ability to wield Tri Attack and the one-of-a-kind ability to use Sharpen.

Even though Porygon is an unevolved and non-legendary Pokémon, it can learn Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.

Porygon, and its evolved forms, Porygon2, and Porygon-Z, are the only known Pokémon that learn Conversion and Conversion 2. Porygon is also the only known Pokémon that learns Sharpen.

Behavior

Habitat

Porygon, because they're man-made, are generally found in computers or in labs and other buildings working with people, which makes it almost uncatchable. However, Porygon are found wild in Sinnoh's Trophy Garden.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Porygon is completely artificial and doesn't need to eat. However, it is still seen eating Pokémon food in Pokémon Snap.

In the anime

File:Porygon.JPG
Porygon in the anime.

Porygon has only appeared in the banned episode, Electric Soldier Porygon. This episode caused seizures to almost 700 children in Japan due to a flashing strobe effect, and was therefore never aired again anywhere in the world. Since then, Porygon and its evolutions have never appeared in another episode.

A Porygon made a brief apperance during a graphic display in A Chansey Operation.

A Porygon made a cameo during the "World of Pokémon" opening narration of the first five movies.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

Green obtains a Porygon during his time in Celadon City, and it has since then become a core member of his team. Prior to Template:PSV, it has evolved into Porygon2.

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

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 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.
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 The world's first artificially created Pokémon. It can travel through electronic space.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
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 I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Rare Rocket Game Corner
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Rare Rocket Game Corner
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Rocket Game Corner
Crystal
Rare Rocket Game Corner
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Rocket Game Corner
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Trophy Garden
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
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 Snap River
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 1
Huge Storage 5
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Buried Relic (5F-10F)
Pokémon Ranger Dusk Factory
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Deep Sky Rift (B3-B9)

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 ? 5 8 T 5 + ? 4 J 7 8
W S ? 7 F ? ? R N Q ? X
Objective: Rescue Porygon on floor 4 of Thunderwave Cave.

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.


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

The numbers written above are correct if Porygon hasn't changed its type using Conversion or Conversion 2.

Learnset

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


By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

None.

By tutoring

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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.
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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

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.png Spr b 2g 137.png
Spr 2g 137 s.png Spr 2s 137 s.png Spr 2c 137 s.png 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

  • 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.
  • Electric Soldier Porygon, 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, neither Porygon nor its evolutions have been seen in the anime since, except for the intro to one of the movies.
  • Porygon is the only Pokémon who evolves into a smaller Pokémon, then evolves into a larger Pokémon
  • Despite being "copy protected" by Silph Co., Porygon can be cloned.
  • Porygon's evolutionary line is the only three-stage evolutionary line whose members can all learn both Giga Impact and Hyper Beam. This means that these Pokémon are also the only ones which can have both Giga Impact and Hyper Beam at level 1.
  • Porygon have four signature moves, along with Vespiquen the most out of all Pokémon.
  • 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 got two evolutions, while the others got a pre-evolution and a new evolution.
  • Porygon and its evolutions are the only Pokémon that do not have some relation to the number three (besides the number of members in their evolutionary family) to learn Tri Attack.
  • There is evidence lending to the idea that Porygon may have been created by Team Rocket. In Generation I, Porygon is only obtainable through a Team Rocket-run establishment. Not to mention, Porygon was developed in Pokémon Lab, which presumably has some connection to the Pokémon Mansion, where Mewtwo was supposedly created in the games. And in the anime, Team Rocket was responsible for the creation of Mewtwo. Also, the only in-game trainers that use Porygon are in league with Team Rocket (Scientist Gideon in FR/LG and Scientist Rich in the Radio Tower in GSC).
  • Only in Generation II, it is possible for Porygon to have both effects of the move Curse. One is by simply using it to the non-Ghost effect of Curse. The other is by using either Conversion or Conversion 2 to change its type to Ghost and have the Ghost effect of Curse. The other Pokémon that can do this is Porygon2.

Origin

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

Name origin

Porygon'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.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

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