Conversion 2 (move)
テクスチャー２ Texture 2
Conversion 2 (Japanese: テクスチャー２ Texture 2), formatted as Conversion2 prior to Pokémon Stadium 2, is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. It is one of the signature moves of Porygon's evolutionary line.
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Generations II to III
Conversion 2 will randomly change the user's current type to any type that either resists or is immune to the type of the last damaging move it was hit by.
If the last move the target used was a move that calls another move (such as Metronome), the type of the called move will be considered. If the last move the target used is a move that changes type (such as Hidden Power), the type it was changed to will be considered.
Conversion 2 targets the user.
Conversion 2 will no longer change the user to any of its current types. It will fail if the user already has all types that resist the type of the last damaging move.
Generations V to VII
Conversion 2 now targets an adjacent Pokémon and bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. It will randomly change the user's current type to a type that either resists or is immune to the type of the move last used by the target, including status moves. Conversion 2 will not change the user to any of its current types. In an Inverse Battle, Conversion 2 considers resistances based on inverse type matchups.
If the last move the target used was a move that calls another move (such as Metronome), the type of the called move will be considered. If the last move the target used is a move that changes type (such as Hidden Power), the type it was changed to will be considered. If the last move the target used had its type changed, such as with Electrify or Normalize, the type it changes to will be considered. Conversion 2 will fail if the last move the target used was Struggle, typeless Revelation Dance, or if there is no type that resists that move (i.e., a Normal-type move in an Inverse Battle).
If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Conversion 2, the user regains all of its HP.
In Versions 1.0 to 1.1.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Conversion 2 could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.2.0, it can be selected and functions as it did in previous generations.
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
In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Conversion 2 is a move with 22PP. The user gains Conversion 2 status for 11 turns. If the user is hit by a move, it will turn into a type that has the best matchup against it (even if it's a non-damaging move). The effect will trigger in middle of moves that hit multiple times. It accounts for the actual type of Hidden Power but not Weather Ball (treating it as Normal-type move). This move is affected by Taunt.
In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, the move now accounts for Weather Ball's actual type (as well as Natural Gift's). Although unobtainable without cheating, Judgment is always treated as a Normal-type move.
In the manga
Phantom Thief Pokémon 7
|The user changes its type to take less damage from enemy moves.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Porygon-Z||Porygon-Z glows brightly, changing its type so that it takes less damage from attacks.|
|Io's Porygon-Z||Into The Hands Of Evil?!||Debut|
|The user changes its type to a type that resists the type of the last attack that hit it.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Porygon2||When Porygon2 gets hit with an attack, it changes its type to a type that resists the type of the attack that hit it.|
|Blue's Porygon2||Playful Porygon2||Debut|
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games
- This move originated as a TCG Attack.
- In Generation III, the status screen erroneously states that the move has 100% accuracy, even though it targets the user (thus it ignores accuracy and evasion checks).
- Due to the banning of EP038, it's highly unlikely that Conversion 2 will ever be used in the anime at all, as Porygon and its evolutions, the only Pokémon capable of learning this move, have also been banned from the anime as well.
In other languages
|Variations of the move Conversion|
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