Porygon2 (Johto Pokédex. It is a Normal-Type, and is known as the Virtual Pokémon.) is the 221st Pokémon in the
Porygon2 can use one of two Abilities: Trace, which copies the Ability of the opposing Pokémon, but the Ability that gets copied is selected at Random during a Double Battle or Triple Battle; or Download, which increases either its Attack or Special Attack depending on whether the opponent has a lower Defense or Special Defense. A third Ability is available to Porygon2 from the Dream World, the Analytic Ability. This Ability increases its Attack by 30% if it moves last on any given turn.
Porygon2 is in the Mineral Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Porygon 2 One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Porygon2 takes on the appearance of a virtually-created duck, taking on a smoother appearance than that of its previous form.
Porygon2 is a Genderless Pokémon species; as a result it can only breed with a Ditto.
The only way to obtain a Porygon2 is to evolve Porygon, which is consistent across all Main Series games that it appears in.
Porygon2 can be found at Huge Storage 1 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Porygon2 can be found at Buried Relic 10F-14F & 16F-18F, Wish Cave 79F-84F and Joyous Tower 80F-84F in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Porygon2 appears at Temporal Tower UP1F-10F, but it can't be recruited, leaving evolution as the only method of obtaining one in these games. Porygon2 is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Valley B18-B24.
Porygon2 appears on the Third Floor of the Wireless Tower in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs in the Present, but Porygon2 doesn't appear in the Past Missions.
Porygon2 can be found at Sunny Seashore Factory 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Porygon2 is listed in the HeartGold/SoulSilver Promo set; as an Uncommon Card in the Great Encounters and Triumphant sets; and as a Rare Card in the Neo Revelation, Neo Destiny, Aquapolis, EX Unseen Forces and EX Delta Species sets.
Despite being introduced in Generation II Porygon2 has yet to appear in the Anime as of writing.
Porygon2 has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.
Porygon2's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Porygon2 resides in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. It has a great defensive ability in Trace that can allow for Porygon2 to use its foe's ability, such as Gyarados's Intimidate, against it. Its bulk is augmented by Eviolite, which makes it a difficult Pokémon to take out with simply neutral hits. Access to a decent STAB attack in Tri Attack and coverage options like Ice Beam and Thunderbolt allow for Porygon2 to act as a good utility check to certain threats while not being too easy set-up bait. Its support moves like Thunder Wave, Toxic, and Recover are also useful in the sense that Porygon2 can cripple offensive or defensive threats while being able to stay relatively healthy throughout the game due to reliable recovery. Its most common set is a mixed defensive set that uses its defenses to counter many metagame defining threats. A more offensive tank set is also usable due to Porygon2's decent coverage and power while sustaining well rounded defenses. Porygon2's biggest flaw is that it is very reliant on Eviolite, which can be highly problematic with Knock Off being very prominent. Porygon2's defensive typing isn't terrible, but it doesn't give much in terms of resistances while having a common weakness to Fighting attacks. It also suffers from status ailments like poison and can be set-up fodder for bulkier set-up sweepers like Calm Mind Suicune, Curse Snorlax, and Calm Mind Reuniclus.
Porygon2 is also a niche defensive option in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. Its bulk is considerable thanks to Eviolite and Trace is a phenomenal ability, but Porygon2 faces immense competition from other defensive behemoths like Chansey and Clefable. Porygon2 lacks Leftovers recovery, is very vulnerable to status and Knock Off, and can be passive at times. However, it acts as a good sponge against Pokémon like Landorus-T and has some great support moves like Thunder Wave.
Porygon2 is Genderless and does not have any Egg Moves as a result.
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Porygon Exclusive Moves
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
- Porygon2's signature moves, Conversion and Conversion 2, allow it to temporarily become any of the 16 elemental types. Because of this, it is one of five Pokémon (the others being Arceus, Kecleon and the rest of the Porygon evolutionary line) capable of becoming a pure Flying type.
A sixth Pokémon is always a pure-Flying Type: Tornadus.
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