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Porygon-Z
474
ポリゴンZ PorigonZ
474Porygon-Z
Generation IV
Evolutionary line
137233474
Type(s)
Type Normal  
Species Virtual Pokémon
Abilities Adaptability
Download
Analytic (DW)
Pokédex
Mamoswine ← 474 → Gallade
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 194
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola 219
Evolves from Porygon2
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
75.0 lbs. 34.0 kg 2'11" 0.9 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Red Mineral
Shape Footprint
Shape04
F474
Cry

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

Biology

Physiology

Porygon-Z's appearance is similar to that of Porygon and Porygon2, though darker in color when compared to both of them. It has a very smooth appearance much like Porygon2. It's head is not attached to its body and is now upside-down with a slight tilt. It has a blue beak, and yellow eyes with a bull's eye target pattern in them. Its legs now appear to be more wing like, while its tail points downward rather than up. The spot of blue that was located on its chest now goes across the chest, connecting the two wings.

Natural abilities

Porygon-Z have the abilities Adaptability or Download. Adaptability allows the power of a move, with the same type as it is, to be doubled in battle. The ability Download will raise either its Attack stat or Special Attack stat by one stage depending on foe's lowest defensive stat.

Aside from that, the programming added to create Porygon-Z was intended to allow it to upgrade into a better Pokémon, but as a result, Porygon-Z began to exhibit odd behaviors and the data used to program it became glitched, giving it its odd appearance.

Porygon-Z is also notable for having the highest Special Attack, one of two statistics that influence the power of an attack, among non-legendary Pokémon. It shares this feature with another Pokémon, Alakazam.

Evolution

Porygon-Z evolves from Porygon2. A Porygon2 can only evolve into a Porygon-Z when it is traded with a Dubious Disc.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Porygon2 None
Platinum Evolve Porygon2 None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Porygon2 None
Black/White Evolve Porygon2 (White only) None
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Evolve Porygon2 None
Sun/Moon Evolve Porygon2 None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Evolve from Porygon2
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Oil Field Hideout


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Diamond
Additional software was installed to make it a better Pokémon. It began acting oddly, however.
Pearl
Additional software was installed to make it a better Pokémon. It began acting oddly, however.
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
Its programming was modified to enable it to travel through alien dimensions. Seems there might have been an error...
Black
Its programming was modified to enable work in alien dimensions. It did not work as planned.
White
Its programming was modified to enable work in alien dimensions. It did not work as planned.
Black 2
Its programming was modified to enable work in alien dimensions. It did not work as planned.
White 2
Its programming was modified to enable work in alien dimensions. It did not work as planned.
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...
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.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
85
Attack
80
Defense
70
Sp. Atk
135
Sp. Def
75
Speed
90
Total
535

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 474 front Pt 474 front Pt 474 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Porygon-Z BW Porygon-Z BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Porygon-Z XY Porygon-Z XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back
Porygon-Z XY

Trivia

  • Porygon-Z is the second non-legendary Pokémon to have the highest base Special Attack (surpassed by Chandelure), and is tied with Alakazam and Volcarona.
  • Porygon-Z and Porygon2 are the only two Pokémon that have not appeared in the anime. This is probably due to the fact that Porygon's debut induced seizures in hundreds of children on the only day of its airing and it has never appeared since.
  • When Porygon2 evolves into Porygon-Z, two stats become lower: Def. and Sp. Def.
  • Unlike Porygon2 which has gained a smoother body after evolution, Porygon-Z is a failed attempt with lots of faulty codes since its body and head are separated as well as its eyes has become hypnotized-like.
  • It is the first Pokémon containing a character with the A-Z alphabet character set from the Japanese games, which was introduced as a character set that can be entered by the player starting from the generation before its debut.

Origin

Like its pre-evolutions Porygon-Z is based on a drinking bird rendered in 3D graphic software. However, its bizarre appearance, odd behaviors, and spastic movements in game suggest computer glitches caused by the Dubious Disc, or unchecked bugs in need of patching. Its movements may also be similar to a seizure, which Porygon's debut episode is notorious of causing.

Etymology

Porygon-Z may be a corruption of 'Porygon-3', or perhaps leetspeak for 2. 'Porygon' itself is based on 'polygon', and given the syllables in the Japanese language, the katakana letters that spell Porygon's name are the same as the katakana for polygon. The officially trademarked romanization is however Porygon.

Gallery

See also

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