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If you have a good competitive moveset for Porygon2, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. For its evolution, see the Porygon-Z moveset question.

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[Gen 8] Monotype - Normal

Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Download
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Recover
- Thunder Wave
- Ice Beam
- Toxic

This is the set I use in Gen 8 Monotype. Porygon2 is one of the better defensive Pokemon for Normal teams, and I use Eviolite plus max HP and Defense to make it a solid physical wall.

This set differs a bit from other Porygon2 because it takes a slightly more offensive approach -- with a Modest Nature, Ice Beam, and 4 Special Attack EVs, Porygon2 can always OHKO Landorus-Therian after a Download boost. It has the benefit of also hitting Pokemon like Rillaboom and Garchomp, which Normal teams can struggle with otherwise.

The rest of the set is fairly standard. Thunder Wave hinders setup sweepers, fast Pokemon like Weavile, and Steel types; Toxic is preferred to whittle down bulkier Pokemon. Recover promotes Porygon2's longevity and allows it to stay in for longer.

This set does sacrifice a bit of bulk in favour of being able to remove Lando-T from the field. It would need to sacrifice even more in order to always kill Landorus without the Download boost, but relying on Download generally gets the job done.

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Gen 8 Monotype / National Dex Monotype (Normal)

Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Download / Trace
EVs: 252 HP / 196 Def / 60 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Substitute / Hidden Power [Fire]
- Discharge
- Ice Beam
- Recover

This is a physically defensive set Porygon2 can use in Gen 8 Monotype / National Dex Monotype. Substitute may seem like a weird choice, but it allows Porygon2 to take advantage of slower Pokemon such as Celesteela and Corviknight. Discharge alongside Ice Beam provides super effective damage against all Flying-types in the Monotype meta, which is really useful if you use this set in Gen 8 Monotype. Recover is used to give Porygon2 some HP reovery. Hidden Power Fire can be used for Pokemon such as Ferrothorn if you use this set in NatDex Monotype. Eviolite is used to give Porygon2 bulk. Download lets Porygon2 threaten Flying teams (in Gen 8 Monotype), while Trace lets Porygon2 gain a useful Ability.

252 HP EVs are used to give Porygon2 bulk. 96 Speed EVs allow Porygon2 to outspeed Corviknight. The rest of the EVs are used in Defense with a Bold nature to let Porygon2 tank physical hits more comfortably. The EV spread is made mostly for Gen 8 Monotype, so an EV spread of 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD with Bold Nature works for National Dex Monotype.

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