Competitive Information for Porygon [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Porygon porygon
Base Stats for Porygon

Normal


Evolutions / Family:
Porygon

Weakness Chart for Normal-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
2x
  
  
0x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
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 Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.


Common team mates for Porygon in Pokemon Red/Blue:

StarmieLaprasRapidashDugtrioElectrodeJolteon


Porygon is a wonderful Normal-typed Pokemon. Porygon is a pretty regular Pokemon to see in Generation 1. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Porygon's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Porygon
Moveset:
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Recover
- Thunder Wave
- Reflect

Physical Sweeper Porygon (Retro)

Porygon is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Out of the original 151, Porygon was quite something to try to play with in the first generation meta. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Hyper Beam is a physical STAB-boosted 150-base power Normal-type move (can't move next turn if target or sub is not koed).
Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Recover is a status move (heals your Porygon by 50% of its max hp).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Reflect is a status move (while active, your Porygon's defense is doubled).




Species: Porygon
Moveset:
- Blizzard / Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Psychic / Psybeam
- Recover

Special Sweeper Porygon (Retro)

Porygon is a notable Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. First generation Pokemon had alot of struggles to deal with. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Blizzard is a special 120-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
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 (33% chance to lower the target's special by 1 stage).
Psybeam is a special 65-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Recover is a status move (heals your Porygon by 50% of its max hp).




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 a marvelous Special Sweeper. It's meant 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 that deals a good amount of damage.
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 (can't move next turn if target or sub is not koed).
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
90%
5
10% chance to freeze the target.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
33% chance to lower the target's Special by 1.
Psywave
??
80%
15
Random damage from 1 to (user's level*1.5 - 1).
Thunder
120
70%
10
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Swift
60
--
20
Never misses, even against Dig and Fly.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Tri Attack
80
100%
10
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Conversion
--
--
30
User becomes the same type as the target.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Flash
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Recover
--
--
20
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Reflect
--
--
20
While active, the user's Defense is doubled.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sharpen
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 1.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
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 Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Porygon

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