Conversion (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Conversion changes the user's type to the same type as the first move in the Pokémon's move list.

For example, if the Pokémon has the moves Psybeam, Discharge, Recover and Conversion in that order, Conversion will change the user's type to Psychic.

Changes

In Generation 1, Conversion changes the user's type to the target Pokémon's type.

In Generations 2-4, Conversion changes the user's type to the type of any one of its moves randomly. It also cannot be used on Curse as it is the ??? type.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Conversion turns into Z-Conversion and raises all stats one stage each, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Conversion
Japanese テクスチャー (Texture)
German Umwandlung
French Conversion
Italian Conversione
Spanish Conversión

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Change user's type to a move's type.
Ruby​/​Sapphire Changes the user’s type into an own move’s type.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The user changes its type to match the type of one of its moves.
Emerald Changes the user’s type into a known move’s type.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user changes its type to become the same type as one of its moves.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user changes its type to become the same type as one of its moves.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user changes its type to become the same type as the move at the top of the list of moves it knows.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user changes its type to become the same type as the move at the top of the list of moves it knows.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Conversion at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Porygon
#137 / Normal
Level 1
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 1
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 1