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What is a good moveset for Porygon Z?

8 votes

Mine has the ability Adaptability. It knows:

Tri Attack: STAB incresed by ability, good power, high accuracy, good chance to burn, paralyze, or freeze.

Nasty Plot: Greatly increases Sp. Attack.

Dark Pulse: Good power, high accuracy, decent chance to cause flinching. Deals with Ghost types.

Ice Beam: Good power, high accuracy, chance to freeze, type coverage.

Porygon-Z Learnset

asked Jul 29, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Porygon @ Evolution Stone
Trait: Analyze
EVs: 252 HP / 96 Def / 104 SAtk / 56 SDef
Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)
- Recover
- Tri Attack
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam
Porygon2 @ Evolution Stone
Trait: Analyze
EVs: 252 HP / 96 Def / 16 SAtk / 144 SDef
Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)
- Recover
- Toxic
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
why evo stone?
he means Eviolite for Porygon (2)
oh...I get it now.
I use
Porygon-Z @ Life Orb
Trait: Adaptability
EVs: 252 SAtk/ 252 HP/ 4 spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
-Recover - well... to not die?
-Hyper Beam - Adaptability stab with 150 base power... add life orb and umm OHKO, although the rest turn is annoying
-Tri Attack - Just a stab move
-Psychic - coverage against most fighting types

26 Answers

8 votes

Oh man, Porygon and its family are my all-time favorite Pokemon, and I can proudly say, from raising two dozen Porygon and half a dozen Porygon-Z, that this moveset is perfect...Well, almost.

The only change I'd make is to switch Dark Pulse with Thunderbolt, for a Bolt-Beam combo. This way, you get coverage against Flying and Water-types. Ghost attacks can't hit you either, so you won't have a problem against most Ghost-types anyway.

Other than that, I definitely see nothing else wrong with this great moveset on a great Pokemon!

answered Jul 29, 2010 by ~-~WILL~-~
What about Conversion to give stab on every move it can learn?
252 HP /128 Speed /128 SAtk?
Also, which item?
6 votes

Thats a great moveset! Ill give you some other options, too, though.

Special Sweeper: Ice Beam(coverage), Thunderbolt(coverage), Tri Attack(STAB), Natsy Plot(Raises Sp. Attack). Other Options: Discharge(because it has a 30% chance of parylyzing), Psychic(coverage), Shadow Ball(coverage) Signal Beam(coverage).

answered Jul 29, 2010 by Swampert
natsy plot!
5 votes

Support killer

Substitute-Lets him take hits.

thunder wave-Cuts speed.

Pain split/Recover-Restores health. Works well with Substitute.

Tri Attack/Ice beam-depends on which one you want. STAB, or no ghost immunity.

This set isn't the best, but it's meant to catch people off guard.

answered Jun 7, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
4 votes

Weather abuser (Rain)

Suggested ability: adaptability
Suggested ability: Life orb

Thunder-Perfect accuracy in rain.

hyper beam/Tri Attack-STAB; hyper beam normally isn't a good combination competitively, but when you think about Porygon-Z's High special attack, the boost from the life orb, STAB, and his ability, and it can do dangerous amounts of damage. Tri-attack is still there if you want reliability.

Hidden power[water]/[grass]-Deal with bulky waters like Swampert and Quagsire, or get the rain boost of hidden power.

Ice beam-Covers dragon types or bulky water types like Swampert and quagsire.

answered Jun 7, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Oh, I never knew t-bolt gets boosted by rain. I thought it was only thunder.
It doesn't
rain doesn't affect anything to t-bolt,
but it raises the thunder's accuracy to 100
4 votes

Weather Abuser (sun)

Solarbeam-Gets one turn for quick kills.

Hyper Beam/Tri-Attack-STAB

Signal beam/psychic-Deals with grass type chlorophyll abusers, or cover the ones with poison typing as well.

hidden power [fire]-Gets pretty powerful with his ability and the weather.

answered Jun 7, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
3 votes

Gen V

Porygon-Z @ Choice Specs

Trait: Adaptability

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Hyper Beam
  • Dark Pulse
  • Ice Beam
  • Discharge
answered May 26, 2011 by trachy
edited Jun 27, 2011 by trachy
2 votes

Overpower killer.

Hyper Beam/Tri-Attack-Hyper beam is incredibly lethal on Him thanks to STAB, his high special attack, and his ability. It's even capable of OHKOing a Blissey. Tri Attack is a bit more reliable for STAB.

Nasty plot/Charge beam-Boosts up special attack. If you feel lucky, you could run charge beam for damage in addition.

Ice beam-Cover Dragon types.

Shadow Ball/Thunderbolt/signal beam/psychock/thunder wave/psychic-Coverage moves.

answered Jun 7, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
2 votes

Porygon @ Eviolite
Trait: Analytic
EVs: 252 HP / 96 Def / 104 SAtk / 56 SDef
Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)
- Recover
- Tri Attack
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam

For the NU tier.

answered Feb 17, 2012 by trachy
2 votes

Porygon-Z @ Life Orb
Trait: Adaptability
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spd
Modest nature(+SpA -Atk.)

Lock on
Zap cannon

As you can see first use lock on.Then you will get a guaranted hit with zap cannon or with blizzard as they have poor accuracies.Psychic for coverage.

answered Sep 5, 2012 by Exca le roi
1 vote

Porygon-Z @ Life Orb

Trait: Adaptability

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)

  • Nasty Plot
  • Tri Attack
  • Dark Pulse
  • Hidden Power Fighting

Nasty Plot gives SpA a nice boost, just find the right time to use it.
Tri Attack is the most Powerful move on the set, it's boosted by STAB and Adaptability giving it 160 power.
In other words, Tri Attack gets the same boost as a non-STAB Super Effective move.
Dark Pulse is there to take care of Ghost types who wall the other moves.
Hidden Power Fighting is Porygon-Z's best bet against Steel types who resists the other moves.
If you want a more speedy approach, Agility is an option over Nasty Plot to give it more speed for sweeping.
If you opt for Agility, make sure to change the nature to Modest to give Porygon-Z more power.

answered Feb 21, 2012 by Hex
edited Feb 21, 2012 by Hex
1 vote

My Porygon Z:

Ability: Adaptability

Psybeam / Ice Beam - Covers fighting weakness. Ice Beam is good coverage
Tri Attack - STAB, chance to paralyze, burn or freeze opponent.
Thunderbolt - Nice coverage.
Nasty Plot - Raises SpAtk

answered Jun 2, 2012 by Porygonz
edited Jun 2, 2012 by Porygonz
1 vote

Troll Porygon-Z

Porygon-Z @ Leftovers/Shell Bell
Ability: Download
- Lock-On
- Zap Cannon
- Blizzard
- Recover/Agility

I got this moveset from a battle in the Hoenn Battle Institute (ORAS) against a Porygon2. It kept using Lock-On and Zap Cannon/Blizzard 'till it ran out of PP. Really trolled my team there...

So basically use Lock-On first so it's easier to hit with low accuracy moves such as Zap Cannon and Blizzard. I recommend Agility instead of Recover because If you raise its speed, it'll let Porygon-Z go first. Some players may switch out their Pokemon when they see Porygon-Z coming with a Lock-On. Try to use other Pokemon first and sweep half their team/three Pokemon, then send out Porygon-Z. Hope this helped!

answered Jan 11 by Mitsumi13390
This set would function better on Porygon2, as it gains extra bulk in the Eviolite.
0 votes

This works well in double battle pared with electrivire
Tri attack - stab
Blizzard - high power does damage to both opponents
Discharge - like blizzard just effects your partner I like to pair it with electrive raising its speed making electro ball more powerful
Nasty plot - obvious move increases spatk a lot
Trait : download
252spatk 252speed 4hp

answered Jan 1, 2012 by Blobyolo
0 votes

Porygon-Z @ Silk Scarf

Trait: Adaptability
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Nasty Plot
  • Agility
  • Tri Attack
  • Dark Pulse
answered Jul 12, 2012 by Mewderator
0 votes

Porygon-Z @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Adaptability
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) / Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Tri Attack
  • Dark Pulse
  • Hidden Power [Fighting]
  • Trick
answered Jul 12, 2012 by Mewderator
0 votes

Porygon2 @ Eviolite

Trait: Download / Analytic
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Tri Attack
  • Thunderbolt / Discharge
  • Ice Beam
  • Recover
answered Jul 12, 2012 by Mewderator
0 votes

My Porygon-Z: Held Item: Wise Glasses
- Nasty Plot (Special attack increase)
- Thunderbolt (Common water-flying destroyer including the OU Gyarados)
- Tri-Attack (STAB)
- Signal Beam (filler) or Ice Beam for BoltBeam

answered Aug 20, 2012 by Pokemod3
0 votes

Porygon-Z @ Life Orb
Trait: Adaptability

EVs 252 Sp.atk, 252 Speed

This is the moveset of my shiny one.

Nasty Plot
Psychic (Gets rid of fighting types!)
HYPER BEAM (If you really want to!)/ Tri Attack
Thunderbolt (Great coverage!)

answered Oct 20, 2012 by StormBorn
edited Nov 17, 2012 by StormBorn
0 votes

Donald Duck(Porygon2) @ Eviolite
Ability: Analytic
Nature: Relaxed (+Def -Spd)
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SpDef
-Magnet Rise
-Ice Beam

Try change his typing to Electric and then use Magnet Rise. Now have no weakness. Thunder Bolt gains STAB. Ice Beam is to have BoltBeam coverage.

answered Dec 8, 2012 by RainyThunderDragon
0 votes

Why doesn't anyone think of agility?Its an extreme beast in uu if you got that right....

Porygon-Z @ Leftovers
Ability: Adaptability/Download
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Modest Nature
- Agility
- Tri Attack
- Thunderbolt/discharge
- Ice Beam/psyshock

Agility up to make this guy an awesome sweeper, use the all time favorite bolt-beam combo or psyshock to do serious damage to ur opposing special wall or fighting type

answered Apr 30, 2014 by Amos Chee