Competitive Information for Porygon2 [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Porygon2 porygon2
Base Stats for Porygon2

Normal

Abilities:
TraceTrace: On switch-in, or when it can, this Pokemon copies a random adjacent foe's Ability.
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DownloadDownload: On switch-in, Attack or Sp. Atk is raised 1 stage based on the foes' weaker Defense.
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AnalyticAnalytic: This Pokemon's attacks have 1.3x power if it is the last to move in a turn.


Evolutions / Family:
Porygon
Porygon2
Porygon-Z

Weakness Chart for Normal-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
2x
  
  
0x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Porygon2? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Porygon2 in Pokemon Black/White:

Rotom-WashScizorFerrothornPolitoedToxicroakStarmieVolcaronaGyaradosMetagrossMamoswineEspeonRoserade


Porygon2 is a pretty decent Normal-typed Pokemon. Porygon2 is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Porygon2's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Porygon2
Item: Eviolite
Ability: Download
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 32 Def / 224 SpD
Moveset:
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt / Discharge
- Recover / Tri Attack
- Toxic

Special Wall Porygon2 (Popular/Trending)

Porygon2 is a marvelous Special Wall. It's meant to take a great amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Porygon2 is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. With Download, on switch-in attack or sp. atk is raised 1 stage based on the foes' weaker defense.

Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Discharge is a special 80-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze adjacent pokemon).
Recover is a status move (heals your Porygon2 by 50% of its max hp).
Tri Attack is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Normal-type move (20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




Species: Porygon2
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Analytic
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Tri Attack / Hyper Beam
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Psychic

Special Sweeper Porygon2 (Analytic)

Porygon2 is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Porygon2's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Analytic, Porygon2's attacks have 1.3x power if it is the last to move in a turn.

Tri Attack is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Normal-type move (20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target).
Hyper Beam is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Normal-type move (Porygon2 cannot move next turn).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Porygon2
Item: Eviolite
Ability: Download
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 137 Hp / 122 Def / 249 SpA
Moveset:
- Shadow Ball
- Snore
- Rest
- Ice Beam

Porygon2 Special Tank (2 Time)

Porygon2 is a spectacular Special Tank. It's meant to take a decent amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Porygon2 is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite makes it possibly stronger than it's final form. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. With Download, on switch-in attack or sp. atk is raised 1 stage based on the foes' weaker defense.

Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Snore is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Normal-type move (Porygon2 must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Rest is a status move (Porygon2 sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).




Species: Porygon2
Item: Eviolite
Ability: Analytic
Nature: Sassy (+SpD, -Spe)
EVs: 240 Hp / 252 Def / 16 SpD
Moveset:
- Psyshock / Tri Attack
- Charge Beam
- Recover
- Toxic

Porygon2 Physical Wall (Eviogon2)

Porygon2 is a spectacular Physical Wall. It is designed to take a nice amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Porygon2 is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. With Analytic, Porygon2's attacks have 1.3x power if it is the last to move in a turn. The slower this set the better for Analytic.

Psyshock is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Tri Attack is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Normal-type move (20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target).
Charge Beam is a special 50-base power Electric-type move (70% chance to raise your Porygon2's special attack by 1 stage).
Recover is a status move (heals your Porygon2 by 50% of its max hp).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Porygon2? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Porygon2 in Pokemon Black/White:

Rotom-WashScizorFerrothornPolitoedToxicroakStarmieVolcaronaGyaradosMetagrossMamoswineEspeonRoserade


Species: Porygon2
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Analytic
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Discharge / Electroweb
- Tri Attack / Hyper Beam
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Psychic

Doubles Special Sweeper Porygon2 (Analytic)

Porygon2 is an interesting Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Porygon2's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Analytic, Porygon2's attacks have 1.3x power if it is the last to move in a turn.

Discharge is a special 80-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze adjacent pokemon).
Electroweb is a special 55-base power Electric-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Tri Attack is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Normal-type move (20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target).
Hyper Beam is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Normal-type move (Porygon2 cannot move next turn).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Porygon2 learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Discharge
80
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze adjacent Pokemon.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Electroweb
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Psyshock
80
100%
10
Damages target based on Defense, not Sp. Def.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Tri Attack
80
100%
10
20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target.
Zap Cannon
120
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Last Resort
140
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Tackle
50
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Conversion
--
--
30
Changes user's type to match a known move.
Conversion 2
--
--
30
Changes user's type to resist target's last move.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Gravity
--
--
5
For 5 turns, negates all Ground immunities.
Lock-On
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss the target.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Magnet Rise
--
--
10
For 5 turns, the user has immunity to Ground.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sharpen
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 1.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Porygon2 can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Porygon2

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