Porygon (Base Set 39)

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Porygon LV.12
ポリゴン Porygon
Illus. Tomoaki Imakuni
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Porygon
Type Colorless
HP 30
retreat cost
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 39/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Uncommon
Card GB set Laboratory
Card GB ID D43
Card GB 2 set Beginning Pokémon
Card GB 2 ID A49
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Porygon.

Porygon (Japanese: ポリゴン Porygon) is a Colorless-type Basic Pokémon card. It is part of the Base Set.

Card text

Colorless Conversion 1
If the Defending Pokémon has a Weakness, you may change it to a type of your choice other than Colorless.
ColorlessColorless Conversion 2
Change Porygon's Resistance to a type of your choice other than Colorless.

Pokédex data

Porygon - Virtual Pokémon
No. Height Weight
137 2′7″ (0.8 m) 80 lbs. (36.5 kg)
Pokédex entry
A Pokémon that consists entirely of programming code. Capable of moving freely in cyberspace.


All of Base Set cards' artwork was made by a group of only three illustrators: Sugimori, Arita, and Kinebuchi, with the exception of this card. However, the style of the artwork of this card strongly resembles Kinebuchi's. Therefore, this illustration does not stand out that much from the other ones in Base Set.


Conversion 1 is derived from Conversion, a move in the Pokémon games that Porygon can learn. Conversion 2 is a move introduced in the Generation II Pokémon games that Porygon can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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