Competitive Information for Porygon [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Porygon? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver 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 Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Porygon is pretty popular Normal-typed Pokemon. Porygon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Porygon's only type-related weakness is Fighting.
Item: Gold Berry
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
- Psychic / Psybeam
Special Sweeper Porygon (Retro)
Porygon is a fabulous Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
♦ 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).
♦ Psybeam is a special 65-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
♦ Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Porygon has no item, it steals the target's).
Wondering what moves can Porygon 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.
These are a list of several common move combinations Porygon can perform in Gold/Silver. 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 GS Move and Ability Combos for Porygon
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Thunderbolt + Ice beam
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Optimize Porygon's EVs for Gold/Silver
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