Competitive Information for Porygon2 [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire 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.


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 Porygon2? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Porygon2 in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

CelebiHeracrossMagnetonMetagrossSalamenceJirachiSuicuneGyaradosRaikouHoundoomCameruptZangoose


Porygon2 is a notable Normal-typed Pokemon. It's normal to see Porygon2 show up as a Ruby/Sapphire opponent. Porygon2's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Porygon2
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Trace
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 200 Def / 56 SpD
Moveset:
- Ice Beam
- Recover
- Thunder Wave / Thunderbolt
- Toxic

Double Wall Porygon2 (Analytic)

Porygon2 is a fabulous Double Wall. This moveset attempts to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Porygon2 last longer regaining it's HP every turn. With Trace, on switch-in or when it can Porygon2 copies a random adjacent foe's ability.

Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Recover is a status move (heals your Porygon2 by 50% of its max hp).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




Species: Porygon2
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Trace
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Psychic / Psybeam
- Solar Beam

Special Sweeper Porygon2 (Trace)

Porygon2 is a remarkable Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. 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 Trace, on switch-in or when it can Porygon2 copies a random adjacent foe's ability.

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).
Psybeam is a special 65-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).




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 an astounding Special Tank. It's primary goal is to take a considerable amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. 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%.

Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Snore is a physical 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).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Porygon2? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Porygon2 in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

CelebiHeracrossMagnetonMetagrossSalamenceJirachiSuicuneGyaradosRaikouHoundoomCameruptZangoose


Species: Porygon2
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Trace
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Psychic / Psybeam
- Solar Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Porygon2 (Trace)

Porygon2 is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. 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 Trace, on switch-in or when it can Porygon2 copies a random adjacent foe's ability.

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).
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).
Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).



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).
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 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.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
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.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
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.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Tri Attack
80
100%
10
20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Conversion
--
--
30
Changes user's type to match a known move.
Conversion 2
--
--
30
User's type changes to resist last move against it.
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
User's 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.
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
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Porygon2 can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Porygon2

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