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Porygon
137
ポリゴン Porigon
137Porygon
Generation I
Evolutionary line
137233474
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
Alola 217/281
Evolves from None
Evolves into Porygon2
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
80.5 lbs. 36.5 kg 2'07" 0.8 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Pink Mineral
Shape Footprint
Shape07
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. It looks a little like a duck or some kind of bird. The various parts of Porygon's body are colored red, white, and blue. Its eyes are in the shape of hexagons.

Natural 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 the 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

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) 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
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
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.
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.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
65
Attack
60
Defense
70
Sp. Atk
85
Sp. Def
75
Speed
40
Total
395

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM67 Recycle —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Cute ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM09 Psych Up —% 10 Normal
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM16 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM42 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
TM50 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
TM14 Blizzard 120 90% 5 Ice
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM30 Teleport —% 20 Psychic
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric
TM46 Psywave 80% 15 Psychic
TM49 Tri Attack 80 100% 10 Normal
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 137 front Y 137 front GR 137 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 137 front S 137 front C 137 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 137 front E 137 front FRLG 137 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 137 front Pt 137 front HGSS 137 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Porygon BW Porygon BW Porygon Back BW
Porygon Shiny BW Porygon Shiny BW Porygon Shiny Back BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Porygon XY Porygon XY Porygon Back XY
Porygon Shiny XY Porygon Shiny XY Porygon Shiny Back XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Porygon 3

Porygon appeared in one of the most well-known, banned Pokémon episodes, Cyber Soldier Porygon, which had hospitalized hundreds of viewers, ranging from 3 to 58 years old, that day due to flashing red and blue strobes, causing them to have seizures. Due to the following hiatus, the show skipped 4 months after the episode and it was never aired outside of Japan. It is based on an electronic system operator, and teleports with Ash, Misty, and Brock.

Trivia

  • Due to the episode, "Cyber Soldier Porygon", which caused hundreds of viewers 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 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.
  • Porygon is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Etymology

Porygon is based off the mathematical term, "polygon". The 'r' comes from the pronunciation of 'l's in Japan.

Origin

Porygon is based on the concepts of technology, computer graphics, and cyberspace. It is also stylized after an origami crane.

Gallery

See also