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Conversion
テクスチャー Texture
Conversion VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if the Pokémon gets the lowest score.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works well if it is the same type as the move used by the last Pokémon.

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.

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Generation I

Conversion changes the user's current type(s) 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.

Generation V

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.

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.

Generation VIII

In Versions 1.0 to 1.1.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Conversion cannot 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.

Description

Games Description
Stad A special move that switches the user's elemental type to that of the target.
Stad2 A special move that switches the user's elemental type into one of the user's attack types.
GSC Change user's type to a move's type.
RS Changes the user's type into an own move's type.
E Changes the user's type into a known move's type.
FRLG The user changes its type to match the type of one of its moves.
Colo.XD Changes the user's type into its own move's type.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user changes its type to become the same type as one of its moves.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user changes its type to become the same type as the move at the top of the list of moves it knows.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
31PE
1
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Conversion is a move with 22PP. The user changes its type to match one of its moves, even if already is that type. 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.

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Changes the user's type into the same type as one of its moves.
BSL じぶんのタイプを じぶんが もっているわざの どれかと おなじタイプにかえる
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD It changes your type to the same type as the move at the top of the list of moves you know. The type returns to normal when you go to the next floor or faint.
MDRTDX It changes your type to the same type as the move at the top of the list of moves you know. You return to your original type when you go to the next floor or faint.

In the anime

None.png Porygon Conversion.png Porygon Conversion Revert.png None.png
Porygon Reverting back
The user scans the opponent and coverts into it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
137 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

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 紋理 Màhnléih *
轉換屬性 Jyúnwuhn Suhksing *
Mandarin 紋理 / 纹理 Wénlǐ *
變性 Biànxìng *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Konvertering
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Omzetting
France Flag.png French Conversion*
Adaptation*
Germany Flag.png German Umwandlung
Greece Flag.png Greek Μετατροπή Metatropí
Italy Flag.png Italian Conversione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 텍스처 Tekseucheo
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Conversão
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Conversão
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Konverzija
Spain Flag.png Spanish Conversión
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Chuyển Hệ



Variations of the move Conversion
Status ConversionConversion 2


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