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Type(s)
Type Normal  
Species Virtual Pokémon
Abilities Trace
Download
Analytic (DW)
Pokédex
Flareon ← 137 → Omanyte
Kanto 137 Johto 215/220
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 192
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Porygon2
Porygon
137
ポリゴン Porigon
137Porygon
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
137233474
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
80.5 lbs. 36.5 kg 2'07" 0.8 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Pink Mineral
Body Style Footprint
Body07
F137
Cry

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

Biology

Physiology

Porygon is a Virtual Pokémon. It is based on early 3D animation models, and is thus created completely out of polygons. The various parts of Porygon's body are colored red, white, and blue. Its eyes are in the shape of hexagons.

Special abilities

Porygon can have the ability Trace or the ability Download. Trace copies the opponent's ability. Download increases Porygon's Attack or Special Attack depending on the opponent's defenses. It is the first artificial Pokémon, created by scientists at the Silph Co. company.

Evolution

Porygon is able to evolve into Porygon2, though only through Trade while holding the Up-Grade item, and then into Porygon-Z while holding the Dubious Disc while being traded.

Game info

Game locations

Porygon Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Rocket Game Corner Unlimited
Yellow Rocket Game Corner Unlimited
Gold/Silver Rocket Game Corner Unlimited
Crystal Rocket Game Corner Unlimited
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Rocket Game Corner Unlimited
Diamond/Pearl Trophy Garden (After National Pokédex is obtained) Rare
Platinum Veilstone City One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Rocket Game Corner Unlimited
Black/White White Forest (White only) Rare
X/Y Transfer None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
A Pokémon that consists entirely of programming code. Capable of moving freely in cyberspace.
Yellow
The only Pokémon people anticipate can fly into space. None has managed the feat yet, however.
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.
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
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.
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.
Diamond
The world's first artificially created Pokémon. It can travel through electronic space.
Pearl
The world's first artificially created Pokémon. It can travel through electronic space.
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.
Black
A man-made Pokémon created using advanced scientific means. It can move freely in cyberspace.
White
A man-made Pokémon created using advanced scientific means. It can move freely in cyberspace.
Black 2
A man-made Pokémon created using advanced scientific means. It can move freely in cyberspace.
White 2
A man-made Pokémon created using advanced scientific means. It can move freely in cyberspace.
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
Alpha Sapphire


Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back

Appearances

Anime

Porygon 3

Porygon appeared in one of the most well known banned Pokémon episodes, Electric Soldier Porygon, which has hospitalized nearly 700 Japanese children due to flashing red and blue strobes causing them to have seizures. Due to the happened hiatus, the show skipped 4 months after the episode and it was never aired outside of Japan. However, it is available at YouTube (Watch at your own risk). It is based on an electronic system operator, and teleports with Ash, Misty, and Brock.

Trivia

  • Due to the episode, "Electric Soldier Porygon", which caused 685 Japanese children to have epileptic seizures, Porygon has never had another appearance in the anime or in any film adaptation of the series, except for one brief cameo appearance at the beginning of the 2002 movie, Pokémon Heroes, and neither have its evolutions, Porygon2 and Porygon-Z, in an effort to block the traumatizing event from the minds of viewers even though it was Pikachu that one that caused the seizures with his Thunderbolt.
  • Porygon is the only Pokémon that can be evolved through trading twice.
  • Porygon's evolution line is the only evolution line to have the Basic Pokémon's name throughout the whole line.

Etymology

Porygon is a pun on the mathematical term, "polygon".

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