Competitive Information for Porygon [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Porygon porygon
Base Stats for Porygon

Normal


Evolutions / Family:
Porygon
Porygon2

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 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 an extraordinary 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.


Species: Porygon
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
- Thunderbolt
- Psychic / Psybeam
- Thief

Special Sweeper Porygon (Retro)

Porygon is an awesome Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Porygon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
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).




Species: Porygon
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Download
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 89 Hp / 246 SpA / 175 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic
- Protect
- Toxic
- Ice Beam

Porygon Special Sweeper (Toxins In Cyberspace*)

Porygon is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks.

Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Porygon this turn).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).




Species: Porygon
Item: Choice Specs
Ability: Adaptability
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Tri Attack
- Thunderbolt
- Hyper Beam
- Ice Beam

Porygon Special Sweeper (The Gliched Duck Op)

Porygon is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Porygon's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. This set produces the second most powerful move power: base 182,225 hyper beam. This includes hyper beam times stab adaptability times choice specs. Throw in some Special Attack and speed boosts from pokemon such as Yanmega or Espeon and you have a qualified threat.

Tri Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Normal-type move (20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Hyper Beam is a physical STAB-boosted 150-base power Normal-type move (Porygon cannot move next turn).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).



Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target'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.
Psywave
--
80%
15
Random damage from 1 to (user's level*1.5 - 1).
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zap Cannon
100
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Bide
--
100%
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rage
20
100%
20
Next Rage increases in damage if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Tri Attack
80
100%
10
20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Barrier
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Conversion
--
--
30
Changes user's type to match a known move.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
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
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Lock-On
--
--
5
The next move will not miss the target.
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.
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
--
--
20
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, the user's party has doubled Def.
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.
Teleport
--
--
20
Fails when used.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


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

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