Porygon (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Porygon (disambiguation).
Porygon
Virtual Pokémon
ポリゴン
Porygon
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Porygon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Trace or DownloadGen IV+ Cacophony
Cacophony
Analytic
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Porygon
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
80.5 lbs. 36.5 kg
Porygon
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
130
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
79
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Porygon
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
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
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves into Porygon2 when traded while holding an Upgrade, which evolves into Porygon-Z when traded while holding a Dubious Disc.

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

Biology

 
Porygon changing its appearance using Conversion

Porygon is an artificial Pokémon made completely out of programming code. It has a pink, polyhedral head that ends in a blue beak and has hexagonal eyes, and it has a pink polyhedral body with a blue front, blue triangular prism feet, and a blue rectangular prism tail. In 3D games, such as Pokémon Stadium, it can open its beak and can detach its limbs and head from its torso. According to its Pokédex entries, it has copy protection built into its code, preventing duplication through electronic means. It was created in 1995 by Silph Co.,[1] but documents at Silph Co. claim it was created at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island using the state-of-the-art technology of its time. Because it was created decades ago, many of its parts have since become obsolete. It was the first artificial Pokémon to have ever been created through computer programming. In ancient Hisui, people were confused about Porygon and its evolutions due to them arriving through space-time distortions and being the product of far more advanced technology than what was available at the time.

Due to its man-made origins, Porygon does not need to breathe or eat, though it can still accept food if given. It has the ability to convert its body into digital data, allowing it to travel through cyberspace. Recently, it has become more helpful inside cyberspace by searching for any suspicious data that exists. Some believed Porygon has the power to potentially travel in space despite the species not displaying that ability yet. Because it is man-made, it is generally found in computers or in labs and other buildings where people work.

Porygon and its evolved forms are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the moves Conversion and Conversion 2. Prior to Generation V, Sharpen was also one of its signature moves. Additionally, prior to Generation V, Porygon and its evolved forms are the only known Pokémon that could have Download as an Ability. It can use Conversion to change its appearance to mimic another Pokémon's and has also demonstrated the ability to change color for camouflage.

Evolution

Porygon evolves into Porygon2, which evolves into Porygon-Z.

(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 in the anime

Major appearances

Porygon's only major anime appearance was in EP038. Dr. Akihabara created two specimens, one of which was stolen by Team Rocket, while the other one was borrowed by Ash and his friends. Both remained with Dr. Akihabara at the end of the episode.

This episode caused more than 600 children in Japan to be transferred to hospitals by ambulance because of seizure-like symptoms they reported, due to a flashing strobe effect present at several points of the episode, and was therefore banned and never aired again anywhere in the world. Since then, Porygon and its evolved forms, Porygon2 and Porygon-Z, have never played a main role in the anime.

Minor appearances

Porygon made its English dub debut in a scene transition in A Chansey Operation. A similar transition appears in Lights, Camera, Quack-tion.

Porygon appeared in the Who's That Pokémon? segment for the English dub of A Way Off Day Off, and was featured with an English voice, making this the only time Porygon appeared with such a voice in the anime.

In the opening sequence of both Celebi: The Voice of the Forest and Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias (the former only in the case of the dub, since said intro sequence was originally made for the latter), an unhappy Porygon can be seen floating behind a wire fence in a city.

In a shot in a "World of Pokémon" opening at the beginning of The Journey to be a Pokémon Master Begins!!, a Porygon was floating above a fence, similar to the aforementioned movies.

Porygon made a cameo appearance in the "World of Pokémon" opening of Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, which featured every Pokémon from the first five generations revealed to that point.

A Porygon appeared as an image in Partner Promises!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue arc

Main article: Blue's Porygon

Blue obtained a Porygon at the Rocket Game Corner in A Tale of Ninetales, and it soon became a core member of his team. Prior to Volume 13, it evolved into a Porygon2.

Platinum arc

A Porygon appeared at the Battle Factory in Uprooting Seedot.

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

A Porygon appeared in The Announcement and the Prize, under the ownership of Gladion. It was used in a couple of battles during the Iki Town festival, helping Gladion to defeat Hau and Moon.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS055 A Pokémon that consists entirely of programming code. Capable of moving freely in cyberspace.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Porygon appeared in The Challenge at Celadon University!.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Porygon appeared in Finish Off Team Rocket!!, under the ownership of Erika's father.

In the TCG

Main article: Porygon (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros./Melee

Porygon pops out of a door on top of the Silph Co. building in the Saffron City stage. It damages players that come into contact with it.

Porygon's only appearance in Melee is that of a Poké Float. When the fighting is on Slowpoke's tail, three will travel across the top of the screen. However, they move too quickly to land on and so are little more than decoration in practice.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Porygon retains its role as a stage element in the Saffron City stage, as well as appearing as a Spirit.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#137
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) A Pokémon that consists entirely of programming code. Capable of moving freely in cyberspace.
Blue
Yellow The only Pokémon people anticipate can fly into space. None has managed the feat yet, however.
Stadium A man-made Pokémon that consists entirely of programming code. It is capable of moving freely in cyberspace.
Generation II Johto
#215
Gold It is a manmade Pokémon. Since it doesn't breathe, people are eager to try it in any environment.
Silver A manmade Pokémon that came about as a result of research. It is programmed with only basic motions.
Crystal An artificial Pokémon created due to extensive research, it can perform only what is in its program.
Stadium 2 It is a manmade Pokémon. Since it doesn't breathe, people are eager to try it in any environment.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#137
Ruby Porygon is capable of reverting itself entirely back to program data and entering cyberspace. This Pokémon is copy-protected so it cannot be duplicated by copying.
Sapphire
Emerald It is capable of reverting itself entirely back to program data in order to enter cyberspace. A Porygon is copy-protected so it cannot be duplicated.
FireRed Using the most advanced technologies, scientists finally succeeded in making the first artificial Pokémon.
LeafGreen A Pokémon that consists entirely of programming code. Capable of moving freely in cyberspace.
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #192
Johto
#220
Diamond The world's first artificially created Pokémon. It can travel through electronic space.
Pearl
Platinum A man-made Pokémon created using advanced scientific means. It can move freely in cyberspace.
HeartGold It is a manmade Pokémon. Since it doesn't breathe, people are eager to try it in any environment.
SoulSilver A manmade Pokémon that came about as a result of research. It is programmed with only basic motions.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black A man-made Pokémon created using advanced scientific means. It can move freely in cyberspace.
White
Black 2 A man-made Pokémon created using advanced scientific means. It can move freely in cyberspace.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X A man-made Pokémon that came about as a result of research. It is programmed with only basic motions.
Y A Pokémon that consists entirely of programming code. It is capable of moving freely in cyberspace.
Omega Ruby Porygon is capable of reverting itself entirely back to program data and entering cyberspace. This Pokémon is copy-protected so it cannot be duplicated by copying.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #217
Alola
USUM: #281
Kanto
#137
Sun Roughly 20 years ago, it was artificially created, utilizing the latest technology of the time.
Moon It can convert its body into digital data, which enables it to enter cyberspace.
Ultra Sun This Pokémon was created using the cutting-edge science of 20 years ago, so many parts of it have since become obsolete.
Ultra Moon It was built 20 years ago by scientists who dreamed of exploring space. Their dreams have yet to come true.
Let's Go Pikachu The only Pokémon that people anticipate can fly into space. None has managed the feat yet, however.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #208
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#133
Sword State-of-the-art technology was used to create Porygon. It was the first artificial Pokémon to be created via computer programming.
Shield In recent years, this species has been very helpful in cyberspace. These Pokémon will go around checking to make sure no suspicious data exists.
Brilliant Diamond The world's first artificially created Pokémon. It can travel through electronic space.
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus It has no discernible heartbeat and does not seem to draw breath, and yet it appears to function without issue. I cannot even begin to explain this utterly bizarre anomaly.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#129
Scarlet It is an artificial Pokémon. Since it doesn’t breathe, people are excited by its potential to be useful in any environment.
Violet Porygon is an artificial Pokémon created using advanced scientific means. It can move freely through cyberspace.


   
Porygon in the Alola Pokédex Porygon in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Rocket Game Corner
Blue (Japan)
Rocket Game Corner
Yellow
Rocket Game Corner
Generation II
Gold Silver
Celadon Game Corner
Crystal
Celadon Game Corner
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Rocket Game Corner
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trophy Garden
Platinum
Received from a person in Veilstone City
HeartGold SoulSilver
Celadon Game Corner
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
White Forest*
Black 2 White 2
Transfer from Dream Radar
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Island (North of Route 125) and Mirage Mountain (Southeast of Route 129)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Received in Aether House in Route 15 (after becoming the Champion)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Received in Aether House in Route 15 (after completing Episode RR)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Route 7
Received from a person in Saffron City
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Received from Hyde in Master Dojo (after defeating Mustard at the Dojo Court)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Trophy Garden
Legends: Arceus
Crimson Mirelands: Space-time distortions
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Canyon Biome, Chargestone Cavern, Polar Biome
Tera Raid Battles (3★)


In side games

Generation I
Snap
River
Pinball
Blue Field: Celadon City
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Bus Stop
Trozei!
Secret Storage 1, Huge Storage 5, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red
Buried Relic (5F-10F)
MD Blue
Wonder Mail code
Ranger
Dusk Factory
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Deep Spacial Rift (B3F-B8F)
MD Sky
Deep Spacial Rift (B3F-B8F)
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode A, Advanced Mode C)
MD Stormy MD Light
Wonder Mail codes
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Conductor Room: Rumbling Magnetic Motors
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 4
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Tricky Factory (All Areas)
Picross
Area 20: Stage 11
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Gengar Sea, Aegislash Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Buried Relic (5F-10F)
Fainted Pokémon: Darknight Relic
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 278
Masters EX
Egg event (Fairy- and Normal-Type Egg Event, Fairy- and Normal-Type Egg Event (2022), Water- and Normal-Type Egg Event): Scottie/Bettie & PorygonEgg


Porygon will not appear in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team until a rescue mission involving it has been completed, using a Wonder Mail code such as the following:

1?58 T5+? 4J78
WS?7 F??R NQ?X

Objective: Rescue Porygon on floor 4 of Thunderwave Cave.

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Barrier Porygon English United States 5 February 21 to 27, 2003

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Porygon Japanese PGL 10 May 18, 2011 to April 26, 2012
BW Global Link Porygon Korean PGL 10 October 20, 2011 to April 27, 2012
BW Global Link Porygon English PGL 10 July 12 to September 27, 2012
BW Global Link Porygon French PGL 10 July 19 to September 27, 2012
BW Global Link Porygon German PGL 10 July 19 to September 27, 2012
BW Global Link Porygon Italian PGL 10 July 19 to September 27, 2012
BW Global Link Porygon Spanish PGL 10 July 19 to September 27, 2012

Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Yellow
Legends: Arceus
  Normal
Grit items by level
  Alpha
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
395
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 75.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/17 ★★


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 is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Conversion Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
055 Recycle Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
1010 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
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Porygon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Porygon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - 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
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
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
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
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Porygon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - 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
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Porygon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Porygon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Peck Porygon (Aquapolis 103)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.6%
Friend Area: Decrepit Lab
Phrases
51%-100% HP there is nothing that science cannot achieve.
26%-50% HP hp down 50 percent.
1%-25% HP system error. polygons are falling apart.
Level up level elevation achieved. science is victorious.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Explore the last floor of a dungeon
Connected to: Watchog
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal I fly through cyberspace!
Low HP (< 50%) I feel like some of my programming's going strange...
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 42 Max. exp.: 62
Browser entry R-103
Porygon makes itself invisible to confuse enemies and interfere with capture.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Normal
  Attack Power: 50 - 115   10

#398
 

Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.
  Swappable Skill(s): Flash Mob


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 163 Base Attack: 153 Base Defense: 136
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   25 +  1
Fast Attacks: Charge Beam*, Hidden Power*, Tackle, Zen Headbutt, Quick Attack×
Charged Attacks: Solar Beam*, Hyper Beam*, Zap Cannon*, Signal Beam, Psybeam, Discharge, Frustration , Return 

In Pokémon GO, Porygon can be obtained by completing 1/4 of the Ticketed Special Research, Decoding Porygon.

Evolution data

Porygon evolves into Porygon2 when traded while holding an Upgrade, which evolves into Porygon-Z when traded while holding a Dubious Disc. Porygon cannot evolve into Porygon2 in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen until the player obtains the National Pokédex, as its evolution will be interrupted. Porygon also cannot evolve into Porygon2 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, as Porygon2 is not present in those games. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Porygon evolves into Porygon2 when exposed to an Upgrade, which evolves into Porygon-Z 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

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
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
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Generation VIII
Legends: Arceus
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Porygon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Porygon is the only Pokémon that evolves by trade twice: once holding the Upgrade into Porygon2, and a second time (as Porygon2) into Porygon-Z when holding a Dubious Disc. It is also the only Pokémon in a three-stage evolutionary line that does not require leveling up to trigger any of its evolutions (i.e. it is possible to acquire a Porygon-Z at level 1).
  • Porygon's evolutionary line is the only three-stage evolutionary line whose members were all considered fully evolved during their respective debut generations.
  • Porygon is the only Pokémon to have its category changed in Japanese. Its category in Pokémon Red and Green is シージーポケモン CG Pokémon, which was changed to バーチャルポケモン Virtual Pokémon from Pokémon Blue onwards.
  • According to the Pocket Monsters Encyclopedia Porygon was developed in the year 1995.

Origin

Porygon seems to be based on a bird or paper crane that has been rendered using digital software. The head-tipping motion it displays in some games is reminiscent of a drinking bird toy. The flat shapes comprising its body are similar to the polygon mesh used to create 3D computer graphics. Its Pokédex entries imply a connection to artificial intelligence and robotic spacecraft.

In a 1997 interview with the magazine Famimaga 64, Satoshi Tajiri stated that Porygon was created out of irony. According to him, during the development of Pokémon Red and Green, people kept telling him that he was too late on making a game for the Game Boy, and that he should start making games with 3D polygonal graphics for next generation consoles. As a result, he included Porygon, a Pokémon made out of polygons, in the sprite-based Pokémon Red and Green, hence the irony.[2]

Name origin

Porygon is a corruption of polygon.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ポリゴン Porygon From polygon
  French Porygon Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Porygon Same as English/Japanese name
  German Porygon Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Porygon Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 폴리곤 Porygon Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 多邊獸 / 多边兽 Duōbiānshòu*
3D龍 / 3D龙 3D Lóng*
From 多邊形 / 多边形 duōbiānxíng and 獸 / 兽 shòu
From 3D and 龍 / 龙 lóng
  Cantonese Chinese 多邊獸 Dōbīnsau*
立方獸 Laahpfōngsau*
From 多邊形 dōbīnyìhng and sau
From 立方 laahpfōng and sau


Related articles

References

  1. Pocket Monsters Encyclopedia
  2. ファミマガ64 (Famimaga 64), November 1997 issue (Japanese)

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