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Rating: 3.70

Date Reviewed: 03.10.08

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.



# 474.

Type: Normal.

Ability: Adaptability / Download.

Locations: Evolve Porygon2 via Dubious Disc (Diamond & Pearl).


Hi everyone. Welcome to our Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re reviewing Porygon-Z, the Virtual Pokémon.


Porygon2 has pretty good defense and special defense. Porygon-Z has extremely high special attack (almost legendary level) and a high speed. It is almost guaranteed to hit before any fighting type (also depends on items, correct training, etc.) so you are pretty safe.

Both abilities are pretty good actually. Adaptability doubles the power of the same type moves (just imagine hyper beam) and Download increases the attack stat when the foe’s defense is lower than its special defense, and increases the special attack stat then the foe’s special defense is lower than its defense. We’ll try both, but pick the one you find better for your strategies.


Let’s move on to the move combinations, let’s see what’s up with this guy…



Nature: Modest (+ Special attack, - Attack).

Equip: Wise glasses.

EV´s: 252 HP, 252 Special attack, 4 Speed.

- Agility

- Psychic

- Nasty plot

- Thunderbolt / Ice beam / Dark pulse / Hyper beam


Use agility and Nasty plot if you have the chance. If not, agility is more than enough, then just sweep.



Nature: Timid (+ Speed, - Attack).

Equip: Choice specs.

EV´s: 252 Special attack, 252 Speed, 4 Speed.

- Tri attack

- Hyper beam

- Ice beam

- Thunderbolt / Shadow ball / Psychic


I’d say adaptability is the best ability for this set. I’ll confess something; I hate tri attack. But it’s a good attack for Porygon-Z so here you go. You already know the strategy with choice items. Just hit and run as much as you can. This one is pretty effective, probably one of the best choice-special sweepers.



Nature: Modest (+ Special attack, - Attack), Timid (+ Speed, - Special attack).

Equip: Life orb.

EV´s: 252 Special attack, 252 Speed, 4 Speed.

- Tri attack

- Hyper beam

- Ice beam / Shadow ball / Psychic

- Nasty plot / Shadow ball / Psychic


This is the easiest of all sets. Just sweep with all you’ve got. If you want a little bit more strategy, then use Nasty plot when possible.


When should I use this Pokémon?

Yet another special sweeper. This one is pretty good actually, so yeah I suggest training one for tourney purposes. It is fun and effective. 


What should I use against this Pokémon?

Beware of Tangrowth’s Power Whip, Dragon Dancer Tyranitar and Blissey, If you face a Pokémon with raised stats, you better switch as your defenses aren’t great, and you want Porygon-Z alive to sweep at least 2 Pokémon.


Bottom line:

Next week is our 100th Pokémon of the week. So keep sending your votes. I’ll  finish counting them on Wednesday and Start writing. So far so good so keep it up guye. Thanks everyone.





If you have some questions about any game or specific strategy feel free to write to reeve@pojo.com if you find that you can’t write to that address or I don’t answer because of some issues, then try reeve.ryu@gmail.com I’ll be glad to help, trade or battle you…


Hope you enjoyed.


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