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Conversion (move)

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Conversion
テクスチャー Texture
Conversion V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if the Pokémon gets the lowest score.

Conversion (Japanese: テクスチャー Texture) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It is one of the signature moves of Porygon's evolution family.

Effect

Generation I

Conversion changes the user's current type(s) to the target's current type(s).

Generations II to IV

Conversion changes the user's type to match the type of one of the user's moves. Conversion cannot be used on Curse in order to turn into a ???-type Pokémon.

Generation V

Conversion can now be stolen by Snatch and used on Curse, which is now a Ghost-type move.

Generation VI

Conversion now changes the user's current type to match the type of the first of the user's moves.

Description

Games Description
Stad A special move that switches the user's elemental type to that of the target.
Stad2 A special move that switches the user's elemental type into one of the user's attack types.
GSC Change user's type to a move's type.
RSE Changes the user’s type into a known move’s type.
FRLG The user changes its type to match the type of one of its moves.
Colo.XD Changes the user’s type into its own move’s type.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
The user changes its type to become the same type as one of its moves.
XY The user changes its type to become the same type as the move at the top of the list of moves it knows.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal -- -- -- -- -- --
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal   -- -- -- -- --
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal       -- -- --
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

None.png Porygon Conversion.png Porygon Conversion Revert.png None.png
Porygon Reverting back
The user scans the opponent and coverts into it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
137 Porygon Porygon focuses a transmitter on the opponent. Its surface then glows and turns similar to the opponent's surface.
Dr. Akihabara's Porygon EP038 Debut

In the manga

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Conversion I.png Conversion II.png Conversion III.png Conversion IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Conversion PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Conversion Stad.png Conversion Stad2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 變性 Biànxìng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Konvertering
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Omzetting
France Flag.png French Conversion*
Adaptation*
Germany Flag.png German Umwandlung
Greece Flag.png Greek Μετατροπή
Italy Flag.png Italian Conversione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 텍스처 Texture
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Conversão
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Conversão
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Konverzija
Spain Flag.png Spanish Conversión



Variations of the move Conversion
Status ConversionConversion 2


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