Porygon-Z (Pokémon)

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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Adaptability or Download Cacophony
Cacophony
Analytic
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
30 (8.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
Porygon-Z
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
Porygon-Z
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
185
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
241
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
Porygon-Z
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
Shape
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F474.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Porygon-Z (Japanese: ポリゴンZ Porygon-Z) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

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, though it did not work as planned. Instead, the Pokémon begin showing highly erratic, unstable behavior and twitchy movements, making it difficult to work with for research. As a result it is believe the experiment to creating Porygon-Z was failure. This has been attributed to the incompetence of the engineer who faultily updated its programming. Some academics debate whenever Porygon-Z is really an evolution or not from Porygon2.

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 Pokémon"

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. 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, and it is the only Generation IV Pokémon not to appear. Along with its pre-evolved form, it is also the only Pokémon prior to Generation VIII that is neither Legendary nor Mythical to not appear in the anime.

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 Into The Hands Of Evil?!.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Trainer's Porygon-Z appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z, where it battled Platinum's Empoleon at the Battle Castle.

In the TCG

Main article: Porygon-Z (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Porygon-Z appears as a trophy.

Trophy information

NA: 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?

PAL: 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 makes it a bit glitchy. Maybe there's a patch in the works...

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #194
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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...
Omega Ruby Additional software was installed to make it a better Pokémon. It began acting oddly, however.
Alpha Sapphire Its programming was modified to enable it to travel through alien dimensions. Seems there might have been an error...
Generation VII Alola
SM: #219
Alola
USUM: #283
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun In order to create a more advanced Pokémon, an additional program was installed, but apparently it contained a defect that makes it move oddly.
Moon Its program was modified to facilitate extra-dimensional activities, but that led to noticeably strange behavior.
Ultra Sun Its behavior is noticeably unstable, which is apparently due to the incompetence of the engineer who updated its programming.
Ultra Moon A faulty update was added to its programming. Its behavior is noticeably strange, so the experiment may have been a failure.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #210
Sword Porygon-Z had a program installed to allow it to move between dimensions, but the program also caused instability in Porygon-Z's behavior.
Shield Some say an additional program made this Pokémon evolve, but even academics can't agree on whether Porygon-Z is really an evolution.

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
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Porygon2
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Porygon2
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Porygon2
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Evolve Porygon2

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Evolve Porygon2
MD Sky
Evolve Porygon2
Ranger: SoA
Oil Field Hideout
Rumble
Eternal Tower
MD Stormy MD Light
Evolve Porygon2*
PokéPark Wii
Granite Zone
Ranger: GS
Sky Fortress, Thunder Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Conductor Room: Rumbling Magnetic Motors
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 6
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX35
Event: Porygon-Z Appears
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Tricky Factory (Back Boss)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
85
145 - 192 280 - 374
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
535
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —% 5
011 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
011 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 —% 40
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Conversion Normal Status 0000 —% 30
011 Recycle Normal Status 0000 —% 10
011 Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 —% 10
1515 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
2020 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2525 Conversion 2 Normal Status 0000 —% 30
3030 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3535 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4040 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
4545 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100100% 10
5050 Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 —% 15
5555 Lock-On Normal Status 0000 —% 5
6060 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
6565 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • 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/TR
Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM60Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM61Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM62Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM62 Speed Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM70Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM71Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM82Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM82 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM93Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM93 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR19Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR19 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR81Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR83Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Porygon-Z in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 474.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: Normal PA.png
Normal
Field move: Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Browser entry R-262
It protects itself with a strange barrier. It attacks by discharging electric bolts.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist:
(present)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(present)
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-119/N-182
It lets loose shock waves to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
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.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT474.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Normal
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 15

#400
Shuffle474.png

Shock Attack
Leaves the foe paralyzed for a longer period of time.
Skill Swapper: Hitting Streak+
Pokémon GO
GO474.png Base Stamina: 198 Base Attack: 264 Base Defense: 150
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Hidden Power, Charge Beam, Lock-On*
Charged Attacks: Solar Beam, Hyper Beam, Zap Cannon, Blizzard*, Frustration, Return

Evolution

137Porygon.png
Unevolved
Porygon
 Normal 
Link Trade icon SwSh.png + Upgrade
Trade
holding Upgrade
233Porygon2.png
First evolution
Porygon2
 Normal 
Link Trade icon SwSh.png + 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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 474.png Spr b 6x 474.png Spr 6x 474.png Spr b 6x 474.png
Spr 6x 474 s.png Spr b 6x 474 s.png Spr 6x 474 s.png Spr b 6x 474 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 474.png Spr b 7s 474.png Spr 7s 474.png Spr b 7s 474.png
Spr 7s 474 s.png Spr b 7s 474 s.png Spr 7s 474 s.png Spr b 7s 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 weighs exactly as much as Dawn. It shares this similarity with Weavile and Alolan Marowak.
  • The Dubious Disc's name implies that Porygon-Z, unlike its pre-evolution, was not authorized by Silph Co.
  • In PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, Porygon-Z is referred to as a "he", even though the Porygon line is genderless.
    • In addition, despite never having appeared in the anime outside of a brief cameo, it did receive an anime voice in the aforementioned game, like every other Pokémon in it.
  • 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 to be evolved twice that can still be level 1.
  • Porygon-Z is the only Pokémon that evolves from a Pokémon that evolves via trading while holding an item.
  • Porygon-Z is tied with Drampa and Mega Pidgeot for the highest base Special Attack stat of all Normal-type Pokémon.
  • Porygon-Z and its pre-evolutions are the only Pokémon where all three members of the evolutionary line can learn both Hyper Beam and Giga Impact, this due to the fact that all three were fully evolved Pokémon at the time of their debut.

Origin

Like Porygon and Porygon2, it is based on a bird made with 3D computer graphics software. Its appearance with respect to Porygon2, as well as its un-programmed 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, with Porygon being a corruption on 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 Porygon-Z 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 PorygonZ Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 立方獸Z Laahpfōngsau Z Literally "Cube monster Z"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 3D龍Z / 3D龙Z 3D Lóng Z Literally "3D Dragon Z"


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