Porygon-Z (Pokémon)

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Porygon-Z
Virtual Pokémon
ポリゴンZ
Porygon-Z
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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
Gender unknown
Catch rate
30 (8.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
Porygon-Z
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Weight
75.0 lbs. 34.0 kg
Porygon-Z
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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
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Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
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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 while holding a Dubious Disc. It is the final form of Porygon.

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Evolution data for more details.)

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 their 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's offensive power has increased greatly from its time as Porygon2.

Porygon-Z was given additional software in order to increase its abilities further. The initial idea was to give it the ability to travel through alien dimensions, though it did not work as planned. Instead, the Pokémon began showing highly erratic, unstable behavior and twitchy movements, making it difficult to work with for research. As a result, it is believed the experiment to create Porygon-Z was a failure. This has been attributed to the incompetence of the engineer improperly updating its programming. Academics can't seem to agree on whether Porygon-Z should be considered a true evolution of Porygon2. In ancient Hisui, people were confused about Porygon-Z and its evolutionary relatives due to them arriving through space-time distortions and being the product of far more advanced technology than what was available at the time.

Porygon-Z and its pre-evolved forms are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the moves Conversion and Conversion 2. Additionally, prior to Generation V and in Generation IX, Porygon-Z and its pre-evolved forms are the only known Pokémon that could have Download as an Ability.

Evolution

Porygon-Z evolves from Porygon2 and is the final form of Porygon.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Porygon
 Normal 

 
First evolution
Porygon2
 Normal 

 
Second evolution
Porygon-Z
 Normal 


In the anime

 
Porygon-Z in the "World of Pokémon" opening of Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice

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.

Likely as a result of the EP038 incident, it is the only Generation IV Pokémon not to appear in the anime. Along with its pre-evolved form, Porygon2, 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

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7

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?!.

Pokémon Adventures

Platinum arc

In Deprogramming Porygon-Z, a Trainer's Porygon-Z battled Platinum's Empoleon at the Battle Castle.

Pokémon Try Adventure

Soro has a Porygon-Z in TA22.

In the TCG

Main article: Porygon-Z (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

 
Porygon-Z trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Porygon-Z appears as a trophy exclusive to the 3DS version of the game.

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
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#135
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.
Brilliant Diamond Additional software was installed to make it an even better Pokémon. It began acting oddly, however.
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus A curious item induced this evolution. The Pokémon's offensive capabilities have greatly increased, but the strangeness of its behavior has magnified in equal measure. This worries me.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#131
Scarlet An additional program was installed to create a more advanced Pokémon, but it was apparently flawed. Porygon-Z moves oddly as a result.
Violet Its programming was modified to enable it to operate in other dimensions. This did not work as planned.


   
Porygon-Z in the Alola Pokédex Porygon-Z in the Blueberry Pokédex

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
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Porygon2
Legends: Arceus
Crimson Mirelands: Space-time distortions
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★)


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
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Tricky Factory (Back Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Gengar Sea, Aegislash Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Fainted Pokémon: Northern Range, Murky Cave
Mystery House: Silver Trench
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX35
Event: Porygon-Z Appears


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Jeong Sang-yoon's Porygon-Z All Online 50 August 21 to 22, 2021

Held items

Games Held items
Legends: Arceus
  Normal
Grit items by level
  Alpha
Grit items by level

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 IX, 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

Porygon-Z is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Conversion Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Recycle Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00——% 10
1515 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
2020 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2525 Conversion 2 Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
3030 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
3535 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
4040 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
4545 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100100% 10
5050 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
5555 Lock-On Normal Status 0000 00——% 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM016  TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM023  TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM054  TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM096  TM096 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM143  TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM161  TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM173  TM173 Charge Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM178  TM178 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM191  TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM211  TM211 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 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 or an alternate form of Porygon-Z
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 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
  • 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 a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • 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 moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist:  
Normal
Field move:  
(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
Field move:
(present)
 
(Crush ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Normal
Field move:
(past)
 
(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 ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 56
Base Attack: 82 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  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: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Normal
  Attack Power: 70 - 130   15

#400
 

Shock Attack
Leaves the foe paralyzed for a longer period of time.
  Swappable Skill(s): Hitting Streak+


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 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 , Tri Attack

Evolution data

Porygon-Z evolves from Porygon2 when traded while holding a Dubious Disc. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Porygon-Z evolves from Porygon2 when exposed to a Dubious Disc.

 
Unevolved
Porygon
 Normal 
  +  
Trade
holding Upgrade
 
First evolution
Porygon2
 Normal 
  +  
Trade
holding Dubious Disc
 
Second evolution
Porygon-Z
 Normal 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Legends: Arceus
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  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.
  • 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 gender unknown.
    • 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.
  • Since no leveling up is required to evolve either Porygon or Porygon2, Porygon-Z is the only Pokémon that can be at level 1 after evolving twice.
  • Porygon-Z is the only Pokémon that evolves from a Pokémon that evolves via trading.
  • 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 is due to the fact that all three were fully evolved Pokémon at the time of their debut.

Origin

Porygon-Z seems to be based on a bird or paper crane that has been rendered using computer software. The head-tipping motion it displays in some games is reminiscent of a drinking bird toy. Because it resembles a deformed version of Porygon2, evolves using a Dubious Disc, and displays unpredictable behavior, it may be based a computer virus or an unauthorized software patch that causes bugs in a program. Its Pokédex entries imply a connection to artificial intelligence and robotic spacecraft. It also bears resemblance to a balloon animal.

Name origin

Porygon-Z is a combination of a corruption of polygon and the letter Z, the latter referring to either the Z axis in a 3D coordinate system, or the fact that it is the final stage in its evolutionary line, with Z being the final letter of the Latin alphabet. Z could also be a corruption of the number 2, referring to its status as a glitched evolution of Porygon2.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ポリゴンZ Porygon-Z From polygon and Z
  French Porygon-Z Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Porygon-Z Same as English/Japanese name
  German Porygon-Z Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Porygon-Z Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 폴리곤Z PorygonZ Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 多邊獸Z / 多边兽Z Duōbiānshòu-Z*
多边兽乙型 Duōbiānshòu Yǐxíng*
3D龍Z / 3D龙Z 3D Lóng Z*
From 多邊形 / 多边形 duōbiānxíng, 獸 / 兽 shòu, and Z
From 多边形 duōbiānxíng, shòu, and 乙型 yǐxíng with the character 乙 resembling the letter Z
From 3D, 龍 / 龙 lóng, and Z
  Cantonese Chinese 多邊獸Z Dōbīnsau-Z*
立方獸Z Laahpfōngsau Z*
From 多邊形 dōbīnyìhng, sau, and Z
From 立方 laahpfōng, sau, and Z


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