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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 evolutionary line.
|This move effect may be in need of research. |
Reason: What happens if used by a Pokémon that knows a Shadow move?
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Conversion changes the user's type to the target's current type(s). The user's original type(s) are restored once it is switched out, faints, or the current battle ends. This move can be used repeatedly even if the user and target already have the same type(s).
In the summary screen, the user is shown with its original type(s), unaffected by Conversion.
Generations II to IV
Conversion changes the user's type to match the type of one of the user's moves (including Conversion itself). Conversion is unable to copy the type of a move that matches any of the Pokémon's current types. If all moves match any of the Pokémon's current types, Conversion will fail.
Conversion cannot be used on Curse in order to turn into a ???-type Pokémon.
Conversion can now be stolen by Snatch.
Conversion can now be used on Curse, which is now a Ghost-type move.
Generations VI and VII
Conversion now changes the user's current type to match the type of the move the user has in its first move slot (even if that move cannot be selected in battle).
If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Conversion, the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed are raised by one stage each.
In Versions 1.0 to 1.1.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Conversion could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.2.0, it can be selected and functions as it did in the preceding two generations.
Conversion cannot be selected in a battle.
By leveling up
|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In other games
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
Conversion causes the user to changes its type to match one of its moves, even if already of that type. From Super Mystery Dungeon, the move chosen will be the one at the top of the list of moves the user knows.
Conversion accounts for the actual type of Hidden Power, Natural Gift and Weather Ball (except Weather Ball is treated as Normal-type prior to the Explorers series).
In the anime
|The user scans the opponent and converts into it.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|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
How I Became a Pokémon Card
|The user becomes transparent.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Porygon||Porygon's body becomes transparent and camouflages with its surroundings.|
|A wild Porygon||PW25||Debut|
|The user's body glows and it becomes the opponent's type.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Porygon||Porygon's body glows, and its type becomes the same as the opponent's.|
|Blue's Porygon||Striking Golduck||Debut|
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games
- The move Reflect Type, introduced in Generation V, has the same effect Conversion has in Generation I.
- In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Conversion's move description erroneously says an own move's type instead of a known move's type. This error was fixed in Pokémon Emerald.
- Conversion is one of three moves that have been used in a completed anime series, but not been seen in the English dub. The other two are Minimize and Ion Deluge.
In other languages
|Variations of the move Conversion|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|
- Moves that target the user
- Normal-type moves
- Beauty moves
- Status moves
- Generation I moves
- Moves in need of research
- Moves in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
- Signature moves
- Moves that change a Pokémon's type
- Moves in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
- Moves usable in Pokémon Sword and Shield