So we have Porygon. A kind of odd looking normal type Pokemon that has a pretty interesting set of moves; Tri-Attack being one of the best in my opinion.
In no particular order, next is Porygon 2. Porygon 2 is my favorite of the Porygon evolutions, largely because it can make use of the eviolite item. With eviolite, Porygon essentially becomes a defensive beast! Pair this with its ability to recover, and its diverse offensive move-set, and you’ve got a real monster on your hands!
Just for reference, my Porygon 2 has the following move-set:
- Ice Beam (excellent for facing those dragon, grass, and flying types).
- Thunderbolt (takes of the water types, and generally most of the flying types)
- Recover (because…it’s recover!)
- Try Attack (offers the chance to freeze, burn, or paralyze the target).
If you get a little crafty you could give Porygon 2 Serene Grace by using Skill Swap. Serene Grace is an ability that greatly boosts the secondary effects activating; essentially doubling the chance that an opponent will either be burned, poisoned, paralyzed, frozen, or put to sleep. Of course you would need a Pokemon on the field who actually has Serene Grace as its ability. The following Pokemon offer Serene Grace as an ability:
I highly recommend Sawsbuck. Sawsbuck is an incredibly powerful Pokemon, despite being part grass. Plus, it’s winter form looks so awesome!
And last but not least, we have Porygon-Z!
Porygon-Z is the final evolution of the Porygon class of Pokemon. Porygon-Z is the most offensive one of this trio. Wise Glasses is usually the item being held by Porygon-Z, which boosts its already great special attack. Porygon-Z has the same ability to recover as Porygon and Porygon 2, and often has the following additional moves:
- Shadow Ball
- Zap Cannon
- Dark Pulse
Word of caution: If you find yourself facing a Porygon Z, eliminate it immediately! Its Shadow Ball does MAJOR damage! Zap Cannon is also incredibly powerful, but thankfully (defensively at least) has pretty low accuracy.