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Type(s)
[[File:Type Normal.gif|link=Normal type]]  
Species Virtual Pokémon
Abilities Trace
Download
Analytic (Dream World)
Pokédex
[[Flareon]] ← 137 → [[Omanyte]]
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into [[Porygon2]]
'Porygon'
137
(ポリゴン Porigon)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Pink>Pink</font>
Body Style Footprint
F137
Cry

Porygon (Japanese: ポリゴン Porigon) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It has the National Pokédex number of 137. In Pokémon Platinum, you can get one in Veilstone City by talking to a man in one of the houses.

Appearance

Porygon is a Virtual Pokémon. Its body shape looks like a polygon. In various parts of its body, it is colored red, white, or blue. It has a hexagon for an eye.

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.

In the anime

Porygon appeared in one of the most well known banned Pokémon episodes, Electric Soldier Porygon, which has hospitalized over 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 (Warning Watch at your own risk). It is based on an Electronic system operator, and teleports with Ash, Misty, and Brock.

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


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
Y


Gallery

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 2005 movie, Pokémon Heroes, and neither have its evolutions, Porygon 2 and Porygon Z, in an effort to block the traumatizing event from the minds of viewers even though it was Pikachu who caused the seizures when it's eyes where blinking red. Porygon made a cameo in an episode in the "Orange Islands" series as a "Who's That Pokémon?" clip.
  • Porygon is a pun of "polygon"
  • Porygon can possibly have the ability to go into computers.
  • According to the Pokédex, Porygon can travel freely in cyberspace thus able to go into the internet.
  • Despite being a manmade Pokémon made of computer data, Porygon can be hatched from an egg.
  • Surprisingly, Porygon is not a polygon in the games, but a sprite rather.
  • Strangely, in the episode Electric Soldier Porygon, it looked to be at least 10 feet, but it is only 2 feet tall.
  • Porygon is the only Pokémon that needs to be traded to evolve both times.
  • Porygon's evolution line is the only evolution line to have the Basic Pokémon's name throughout the whole line.
  • Porygon has the same cry as Victreebel, except Porygon's cry is higher pitched.

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