Flareon - Porygon (#137) - Omanyte
|First appearance||Pokémon Red and Blue|
|Designed by||Game Freak|
Physiology and BehaviourEdit
Main Pokémon gamesEdit
Porygon can be obtained in a large number of the Pokémon games. It first appeared in the Generation I games, Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow, as a price in the Celadon Game Corner. After playing the slot machines and earning enough coins, 9999 of them, or 6500 depending on version, could be exchanged for Porygon. In Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal the player could once again visit the Game Corner and obtain Porygon, this time for only 5555 coins in Crystal. Porygon would also be obtainable in the games’ remakes, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver respectively.
In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Porygon is one of the many rare species that can be found in the Trophy Garden after completing the Sinnoh Pokédex. While it couldn't be found there in Pokémon Platinum, a single one could be found in Veilstone City. Porygon can also be obtained in the Generation V game Pokémon White, in White Forest, a location which doesn't appear in Pokémon Black, the game it is paired with.
Other Pokémon gamesEdit
Porygon appears frequently in the side games. In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of the Sky it can be encountered in certain dungeons. It also appears in the wild in Pokémon Ranger and Pokémon Snap. Moreover it can be seen as a toy in Pokémon Rumble and a type of block in Pokémon Trozei!, and also appears in Pokémon Pinball.
Super Smash Bros. seriesEdit
Porygon makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros, occasionally appearing on the Saffron City stage, and in Super Smash Bros. Melee, in the Poké Floats stage. When fighting on the Slowpoke's tail, 3 Porygons can be seen flying across the screen.
In the animeEdit
Porygon makes one of the most noteworthy appearances in the anime. It appeared in the episode Computer Soldier Porygon. In the episode Ash and the group enter a computer world with Porygon to stop Team Rocket from stealing another specimen of Porygon. The episode is well known due to the flashing strobe effect that caused seizures in Japan. Although it was actually Pikachu who caused the seizures, the episode was pulled and Porygon was used as a scapegoat. About 700 people suffered seizures from it, and no plans of dubbing it for America were made. Following this, Porygon never made any major appearance again in the anime, although he has made some minor cameos.
In the mangaEdit
In the manga, Blue obtains a Porygon at the Game Corner by getting 9999 coins in Chapter 13 of Pokémon Adventures.
Origin and inspirationEdit
- Despite Porygon and its evolutions floating in the air, they don't possess the Levitate ability.
- Porygon is the only Pokémon two evolve twice via trading.
- Despite being manmade, it can hatch from eggs via breeding.
- Porygon is the only Pokémon to evolve into a smaller Pokémon, then a larger one.