Upgrade

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If you were looking for the mechanic in Pokémon Pinball and Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, see Ball Upgrade.

The Upgrade (Japanese: アップグレード Upgrade), formatted as Up-Grade prior to Pokémon Sword and Shield, is a type of held item introduced in Generation II. It allows Porygon to evolve into Porygon2.

Upgrade
アップグレード
Upgrade
Bag Up-Grade Sprite.png
Upgrade
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Pocket
Generation II Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
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Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Held items)
Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
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Fling
Power 30

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
GSC
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BW
XYORAS
BDSP
N/A $1,050
B2W2 $40000 $1050
SMUSUM
SwSh
N/A $1,000
LA $8,000 $500
SV N/A $ 1,000

Effect

Causes Porygon to evolve into Porygon2 when traded while holding it. This consumes the Upgrade. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, due to the absence of held items, the Upgrade simply needs to be used on Porygon to trigger the evolution, which consumes the item.

Description

Games Description
GSC A mysterious box made by Silph Co.
RSEColoXD A peculiar box made by Silph Co.
FRLG A transparent device filled with all sorts of data. It is made by Silph Co.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A transparent device filled with all sorts of data. It was produced by Silph Co.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
SV
A transparent device somehow filled with all sorts of data. It was produced by Silph Co.
LA A transparent device somehow filled with all sorts of data. It's loved by a certain Pokémon.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Silph Co.
RSE Trade
FRLG Rocket Warehouse Trainer Tower (prize for defeating Single Mode)
DPPt Eterna City, Route 224Pt, Team Galactic Eterna BuildingPt
HGSS Silph Co.
PBR Shop (9600 Poké Coupons, after completing Sunny Park Colosseum)
BW Route 15 Route 13 (treasure hunter)
B2W2 Pinwheel Forest, Striaton City Black City (Store 3), Join Avenue (Antique Shop)
XYORAS Battle Maison (32 BP)
PMC* Balloon Popping (Lv. 1)
SMUSUM Aether House Battle Tree (32 BP)
SwShIA Training Lowlands Cram-o-matic (Electric: 72-80 points)
BDSP Eterna City Battle Park (5 BP)
LA Trading post (1,000 MP)
Ginkgo Guild cart (randomly sold by Ginter, as "Mysterious Box")
Space-time distortions
SVID Reward for registering 100 Pokémon in the Blueberry Pokédex Blueberry Academy School Store (250 BP)
Item Printer

Distribution

Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
PW Pokéwalker Spot items Korean January 7 to 31, 2011

Gallery

Sprites

 
Bag sprite from
Legends: Arceus

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The Upgrade appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky.

Price

Games Cost Sell price
MDRB 3000  1 
MDTDS 1000  1 

Effect

If the player offers both a Link Cable and Upgrade at Luminous Cave or Luminous Spring, Porygon can be evolved into Porygon2. This consumes the Link Cable and Upgrade.

If thrown, it will deal 1 damage (2 if sticky). Using this item in a dungeon will consume it, with no effect.

Description

Games Description
MDRB It enables a certain kind of Pokémon to evolve. Give it to the Pokémon when it's ready to evolve.
MDTDS A mysterious device filled with all sorts of data. It allows a certain kind of Pokémon to evolve.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
MDRB Wish Cave (Kecleon Shop: 88F, 93F)
MDTDS Treasure Boxes, Job requests (★3-★9)
Happy Outlook (Kecleon Shop: B3F, B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F, B19F), Mt. Mistral (Kecleon Shop: 3F, 5F, 7F, 9F, 11F, 13F, 15F, 17F, 19F), Shimmer Hill (Kecleon Shop: 2F, 4F, 6F, 8F, 10F, 12F, 14F, 16F), Lost Wilderness (Kecleon Shop: B3F, B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F)

Appearance

   
Sprite from
Red Rescue Team and
Blue Rescue Team
Sprite from
Explorers of Time,
Darkness
, and Sky

Pokémon GO

 
Upgrade in Pokémon GO

The Upgrade was added to Pokémon GO on February 16, 2017. It is required to evolve certain Pokémon:

Description

Games Description
GO A transparent device that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It was produced by Silph Co.

Acquisition

Starting at level 10, Upgrades can be rarely obtained from

While normally rare, from March 21, 2017 onward, the player is guaranteed to find an Evolution item when obtaining the bonus for spinning a Photo Disc for the seventh day in a row.

Additionally, the player receives an Upgrade when completing part 5 of the Special Research "A Ripple in Time".

In the TCG

 
Triumphant Porygon2

An Upgrade is featured in the artwork of the Triumphant Porygon2 card.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 升級資料 Sīngkāp Jīliuh *
昇級 Sīngkāp *
等級提升箱 Dángkāp Tàihsīng Sēung *
Mandarin 升級資料 Shēngjí Zīliào *
升级数据 Shēngjí Shùjù *
昇級 Shēngjí *
  French Améliorator*
Evolutor*
  German Upgrade*
Up-Grade*
  Italian Upgrade
  Korean 업그레이드 Upgrade
  Brazilian Portuguese Melhora
  Spanish Mejora
  Thai อัปเกรด Upgrade


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