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Porygon-Z (Pokémon)

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Mamoswine #473: Mamoswine
Pokémon
#475: Gallade Gallade
Porygon-Z
Virtual Pokémon
ポリゴンZ
PorygonZ
#474
Porygon-Z

Porygon-Z

Porygon-Z

Porygon-Z
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Adaptability or Download Cacophony
Cacophony
Analytic
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Porygon-Z

Mega Porygon-Z Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
75.0 lbs. 34.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#474
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#194
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-262
Almia
R-119/N-182
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
185
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
241
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F474.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

Although technically a virtual, manmade Pokémon, Porygon-Z does have a physical body. Its head is fuchsia and ovoid in shape with a short, blunt antenna protruding upwards and a blue bill similar to that of a duck. Its eyes are yellow and have black rings, similar to a bulls-eye. The head is completely detached from the body and floats slightly above it. Its smooth, ovoid body is fuchsia with a blue ring connecting its arms. Two arms are loosely connected to its upper body and other than their blue color, have no features. The tail is also blue and featureless, but slightly resembles a paddle.

Porygon-Z was given additional software in order to increase its abilities. The initial idea was to give it the ability to travel through alien dimensions, but an error occurred. Instead, the Pokémon began acting erratically. Porygon-Z, and its pre-evolutions are the only known Pokémon that can learn Conversion and Conversion 2.

In the anime

Porygon-Z in "World of Pokemon"

Porygon-Z's only appearance in the anime was a cameo in the "World of Pokémon" opening of Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, in which every Pokémon from the first five generations (apart from Genesect) appeared. As was the case with Porygon2, it is currently believed that Porygon-Z will not properly 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.

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 Pokémon Adventures manga

Porygon-Z appeared in VS Porygon-Z where it battled with Platinum's Empoleon.

In the TCG

Main article: Porygon-Z (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Porygon-Z appears as a trophy in the 3DS version of the game.

Trophy information

Porygon is an artificial Pokémon created by humans. Given an Up-Grade, it becomes Porygon2. Then another mod turns it into Porygon-Z. You'd think two upgrades would make Porygon-Z the perfect Pokémon, but actually, the Dubious Disc used to make Porygon2 evolve seems to have introduced some bugs. Maybe a patch is in the works?

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
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 Additional software was installed to make it a better Pokémon. It began acting oddly, however.
Y Its programming was modified to enable it to travel through alien dimensions. Seems there might have been an error...

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Porygon2
Platinum
Evolve Porygon2
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Porygon2
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Porygon2
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

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 VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —% 5
00Start Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
00Start Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 —% 15
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
5050 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
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 06060 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 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 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 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 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 06060 100}}100% 25
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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Porygon-Z in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
137 Sharpen Normal Status —% 30
137233 Recycle 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

137Porygon.png
Unevolved
Porygon
 Normal 
Up-Grade
Trade
holding Up-Grade
233Porygon2.png
First evolution
Porygon2
 Normal 
Dubious Disc
Trade
holding Dubious Disc
474Porygon-Z.png
Second evolution
Porygon-Z
 Normal 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 474.png Spr b 4d 474.png Spr 4p 474.png Spr b 4p 474.png Spr 4p 474.png Spr b 4p 474.png
Spr 4d 474 s.png Spr b 4d 474 s.png Spr 4p 474 s.png Spr b 4p 474 s.png Spr 4p 474 s.png Spr b 4p 474 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 474.png Spr b 5b 474.png Spr 5b 474.png Spr b 5b 474.png
Spr 5b 474 s.png Spr b 5b 474 s.png Spr 5b 474 s.png Spr b 5b 474 s.png
Front Back Front Back
474MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Porygon-Z images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Porygon-Z is the only Pokémon whose Japanese name is spelled with a character from a foreign alphabet.
  • Porygon-Z has the highest Special Attack base stat 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.
  • Since no leveling up is required to evolve either Porygon or Porygon2, Porygon-Z is the only Pokémon that can evolve twice while still being level 1.
  • 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).

Origin

Like Porygon and Porygon2, it is based on a bird 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 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).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポリゴンZ PorygonZ From polygon 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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