Competitive Information for Porygon [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Porygon porygon
Base Stats for Porygon

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
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
  
  
  
  
  
2x
  
  
0x
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Porygon? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common team mates for Porygon in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

DragalgeTyranitarIncineroarTogekiss


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


Species: Porygon
Item: Sitrus Berry
Ability: Analytic
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Beam
- Eerie Impulse
- Recover
- Trick Room

Special Sweeper Porygon (Popular/Trending)

Porygon is popular Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Analytic, Porygon's attacks have 1.3x power if it is the last to move in a turn.

Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Eerie Impulse is a status move (lowers the target's special attack by 2 stages).
Recover is a status move (heals your Porygon by 50% of its max hp).
Trick Room is a status move (goes last. for 5 turns, turn order is reversed).



Species: Porygon
Item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
Ability: Analytic
Nature: Quiet (+SpA, -Spe)
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 SpA
Moveset:
- Tri Attack / Hyper Beam
- Ice Beam / Icy Wind
- Thunderbolt / Discharge
- Psychic / Psyshock

Special Sweeper Porygon (Analytic)

Porygon is a sensational Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is 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. Life Orb boosts the power of Porygon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Analytic, Porygon'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 (Porygon cannot move next turn).
Ice Beam is a special 90-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 foes speed by 1 stage).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-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).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).



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 wonderful Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Porygon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Download, on switch-in attack or sp. atk is raised 1 stage based on the foes' weaker defense.

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; Note: Poison types can't miss with Toxic).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).



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

Porygon Special Tank (2 Time)

Porygon is a remarkable Special Tank. It's purpose is to take a large amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Porygon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolite was equipped. 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 50-base power Normal-type move (Porygon must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Rest is a status move (Porygon sleeps 2 turns and restores hp and status).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).



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

Porygon Physical Wall (Eviogon2)

Porygon is popular Physical Wall. This moveset attempts to take a considerable amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Porygon is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield but Eviolite changes that. 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, Porygon'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 Porygon's special attack by 1 stage).
Recover is a status move (heals your Porygon by 50% of its max hp).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target; Note: Poison types can't miss with Toxic).



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 notable Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is 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 special STAB-boosted 80-base power Normal-type move (20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Hyper Beam is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Normal-type move (Porygon cannot move next turn).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Porygon? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common team mates for Porygon in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

DragalgeTyranitarIncineroarTogekiss


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

Doubles Special Sweeper Porygon (Analytic)

Porygon is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts 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. Life Orb boosts the power of Porygon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Analytic, Porygon'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 (Porygon 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 90-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).
Psyshock is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).


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
110
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
90
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.
Snore
50
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
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunder Shock
40
100%
30
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
90
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.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
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.
Skull Bash
130
100%
10
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
60
100%
25
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.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Conversion
--
--
30
Changes user's type to match its first move.
Conversion 2
--
--
30
Changes user's type to resist target's last 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.
Eerie Impulse
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 2.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Gravity
--
--
5
For 5 turns, negates all Ground immunities.
Guard Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Defense and Sp. Def changes with target.
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.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Power Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Attack and Sp. Atk stat stages with target.
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.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Speed Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Speed stat with target.
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
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Teleport
--
--
20
User switches out.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
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 Porygon can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Porygon

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