Porygon2 is an A.I. Digital-type Pokemon that is also known as a Virtual-type Pokemon. They average 2ft in height and they weigh around 72lbs. It shares the same similarities as that of a drinking bird. It has a round pink body, with a blue underside. It has blue feet, a blue tail, and a flat, blue-colored bill. Porygon2 is a genderless Pokemon. It was upgraded so the Pokemon could work in space, but because Porygon2 is unable to fly, it limits this ability. Although this A.I. Pokemon is capable of surviving the vacuum of space, it has a hard time moving around in a zero-gravity atmosphere. Porygon2 is capable of learning new behaviors on its own, this includes information that it doesn’t need to know. Because of this, Porygon2 will sometimes use abilities that are not in its programming. This type of Pokemon is usually found inside of computers and inside labs. Porygon2 and the two other Pokemon that it evolves into are the only three Pokemon that are able to learn the abilities Conversion and Conversion 2.
One of the abilities Porygon2 uses in battles is the ability called Trace. When Porygon2 uses Trace, it is able to copy it's opponent's ability. Trace is able to copy the move Wonder Guard and it can be swapped by Skill Swap. Another ability this Pokemon uses in battle is an ability called Download. When you use Download in battle, Porygon2 is able to compare an opposing Pokemon's Defense and Special Defense stats before it raises its own Attack or Special Attack stat. Whichever one will be more effective. Another ability is an ability called Analytic. When you use Analytic in battle the Pokemon with Analytic makes its move after the Pokemon it originally targeted has already acted their turn, the power of the attacking Pokemon’s move is increased by 30%.
Porygon2 made its only physical appearance in the movie Kyurem Vs The Sword of Justice. The movie first premiered in Japan on July 14, 2012. And in the United States on Cartoon Network on December 8, 2012. The appearance was just a small cameo in the opening of the movie where every Pokemon from the first 5 generations appeared. Because of the Episode 38 incident that took place in Japan on December 16, 1997, where over 700 Japanese people suffered from epileptic seizures and other related symptoms because of a flashing/strobing effect that happened during the episodes showing, Porygon2 hasn't been shown in the Pokemon Anime. Porygon2 is the only Pokemon prior to Generation 7 to not appear on the show.
Pokemon Playing Cards
Since the release of the Pokemon playing cards, Porygon2 has been featured on 12 different cards. In the Neo Revelation expansion, Porygon2 has 70 HP and the abilities Energy Converter and Delta Beam. When you use the ability Energy Converter, once during your turn, you can choose one of your Energy cards that are attached to one of your Pokemon and you can choose a different Energy. When you use the ability Delta Beam, you deal 20 damage and you flip a coin, if the coin lands on heads, you choose whether your opponent is Asleep, Paralyzed, or Confused. In the Aquapolis expansion, Porygon2 has 70 HP and the abilities Backup and Hypnotic Ray. When you use the ability Backup, before you attack, once during each of your turns, as long as you have two or fewer cards in your hand, you can draw cards from your deck until you have three cards total in your hand. When you use the ability Hypnotic Ray, you deal 20 damage and your opponent is now Asleep. In the Ex Unseen Forces expansion, Porygon2 has 70 HP and the abilities Data Retrieval and Scramble Trip. When you use the ability Data Retrieval, if you don’t have eight cards in your hand, you may draw cards until you have eight cards in your hand. When you use the ability Scramble Trip as long as your Porygon2 has a Scramble Energy card attached to it you deal 40 damage, plus 20 more damage. Your opponent is now Confused. In the Ex Delta Species expansion, Porygon2 has 70 HP and the abilities Backup and Machine Burst. When you use Machine Burst in battle, you deal 30 damage. If Porygon2 has a Technical Machine card attached to it, your opponent is now Asleep and Burned. In the Great Encounters expansion, Porygon2 has 70 HP and the abilities Download and Speed Attack. When you use the ability Speed Attack, you deal out 30 damage. In the Triumphant expansion, Porygon2 has 80 HP and the ability 3D Attack. When you use 3D Attack in battle, you flip 3 coins, the attack does 20 damage times the number of times the coin lands on heads. In the HGSS Black Star Promos, Porygon2 has 80 HP and the ability Reckless Charge. When you use Reckless Charge you deal out 50 damage but you deal 10 damage to yourself. In the Plasma Blast expansion, Porygon2 has 80 HP and the ability Destructive Beam. When you use Desctrctive Beam you deal out 30 damage. You also flip a coin. If the coin lands on heads, you discard an Energy card that’s attached to your Pokemon. In the Ancient Origins expansion, Porygon2 has 80 HP and the abilities Sharpen and Tri Attack. When you use the ability Sharpen, you deal out 20 damage. When you use Tri Attack, you have to flip three coins. The attack does 30 damage times the number of times the coin lands on heads. In the Burning Shadows expansion, Porygon2 has 80 HP and the abilities Calculate and Beam. When you use the ability Calculate you can look at your top six cards of your deck and put them back in any order. When you use Beam you deal out 40 damage. In the Unbroken Bonds expansion, Porygon2 has 80 HP and the abilities Double Draw and Spinning Attack. When you use Double Draw, you get to draw two cards. When you use the ability Spinning Attack, you deal out 30 damage. On the Dark Polygon2 Pokemon Card, which is part of the Neo Destiny expansion. Porygon2 has 60 HP and the ability Curve Attack. When you use Curve Attack you deal 20 damage. You also flip a coin. If it lands on heads, you will prevent your opponent's attacks from doing any damage.
Porygon2 is a very unique and popular Pokemon. Although the incident in the Japanese theaters stopped this Digital Pokemon from being on the anime show, it hasn’t stopped this Pokemon from becoming one of the most popular. Porygon2 is a very strong Pokemon that is great to have on your team.