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porygon

Porygon

Tier-BL

Abilities:
Trace: Copies the foe's ability.

Download: User gets a stat boost depending on the foe's stats.



 


Element Symbol
HP

Atk

Def
 

 

 
Sp Atk

Sp Def

Spd
 

 

 


Set Name Nature Item

ScarfGon Timid Choice Scarf

Moves EVs

Tri Attack
Thunderbolt
Ice Beam
Trick
252 Sp Atk / 228 Spd / 28 Def

Much like Scarf Porygon-Z, Porygon makes a decent revenge killer in NFE. However, even with a Choice Scarf, Porygon is outsped by max Speed Sneasel, Grovyle, Eletabuzz, Haunter, Yanma, Golbat and Poliwhirl, which makes this set less effective in OU NFE play. In UU, however, only Poliwhirl from that list is a notable threat. The Speed EVs allow you to outspeed anything slower than max Speed Monferno, including Skiploom and Gastly. Trick is a useful move to aid in a set-up later on in the game, while Thunderbolt and Ice Beam combine for the BoltBeam combo, while both still being Porygon's best attacking options. Tri Attack is obviously for STAB, and is your main attacking move.

Set Name Nature Item

Mixed Wall Bold Ability-Trace Leftovers

Moves EVs

Thunder Wave
Recover
Hidden Power Water
Tri Attack
252 HP / 252 Def / 6 Sp Def

Porygon's passable defenses and access to a reliable recovery move makes it a potent wall in UU NFE. Thunder Wave is for general annoyance, and makes up for Porygon's barely passable Speed, letting you use Recover before the opponent has a chance to KO you when used at the correct time. Hidden Power Water and Tri Attack provide an unresisted attacking combo, while giving Porygon a reliable STAB attack. Both abilities can work for this set, although Trace is generally more useful, as many UU NFE Pokemon will not enjoy having their abilities traced, such as Poliwhirl, Riolu, Drowzee, HootHoot and Vibrava.

Team Benefit duskull abra smoochum meditite

The Scarf variant works well for a revenge killer, although its immunity to Ghost attacks usually proves harder to exploit with Duskull, the most common UU NFE Ghost-type. However, it can take advantage of Shadow Balls from Gastly, Shuppet, Drifloon and Eevee, and revenge kill with the appropriate attack. Fast and somewhat frail Ghost- and Psychic-types such as Abra, Smoochum, Meditite and Natu can serve as lures for Shadow Sneak or fast Shadow Ball-users, giving Porygon a chance to switch-in unharmed. Meditite works best as a switch-out from Porygon from the Pokemon listed, and can take advantage of the paralysis that Thunder Wave brings to set-up with Calm Mind or Bulk Up.

Counters croagunk chinchou

In UU, Croagunk can outspeed the Choice Scarf variant with Vacuum Wave, and bypass the Speed factor, although Croagunk will not likely survive an attack from that set. Chinchou resists BoltBeam, and can use Thunder Wave on Porygon to considerably cripple the Choice Scarf set, while being able to use Toxic on the mixed wall set. Poliwhirl outspeeds even the Choice Scarf set, and can hit with Brick Break. Drowzee has high-enough Special Defense to take on Porygon, and can attack with Brick Break.

In OU Sneasel, Magmar and Electabuzz outspeed Porygon, and can attack with Brick Break, the latter 2 whom are 2HKOed by even Tri Attack.

 




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