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This is a strategy guide for using Porygon2 in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, and Held Items to use with Porygon2, as well as its strengths and weak points.
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List of Contents
|Pokemon||Type 1||Type 2|
|Trace||The Pokemon copies a foe's Ability.|
|Download||Compares an opposing Pokémon's Defense and Sp. Def stats before raising its own Attack or Sp. Atk stat, whichever will be more effective.|
|Analytic (Hidden)||Boosts move power when the pokemon moves last.|
|Takes 4x damage||
|Takes 2x damage|
|Takes 0.5x damage||
|Takes 1/4x damage||
|Takes 0x damage|
|HP||Attack||Defense||Sp. Atk||Sp. Def||Speed|
|Modest (+SpAtk, -Atk)||Bold (+Def, -Atk)||Calm (+SpDef, -Atk)|
|Quiet (+SpAtk, -Spd)||-||-|
|EV Spread||244 HP / 252 Def. / 12 Spd.|
|Final Stat Values||191 HP / 156 Def. / 125 Sp.Atk. / 115 Sp.Def. / 82 Spd.|
This build places EVs in HP and Defense, combined with the Eviolite to produce a highly-defensive Pokemon. As long as it doesn't take any massive hits, it can use Recover to heal back lost damage and handle a wide variety of Pokemon without being overwhelmed.
|Tri Attack||A Normal-type attack to get STAB. Has a 20% chance of inflicting Paralysis, Freeze, or Burn.|
|Icy Wind||Lowers an opponent's Speed by 1 stage. Good for supporting teammates to switch in and follow up.|
|Psychic||For countering Fighting-types who come into break Porygon2's defensive wall.|
|Ice Beam||For use against Dragon-types, especially metagame threats like Dragapult and Hydreigon.|
|Trick Room||Use with a Porygon2 with 0 IVs in Speed. Great for undermining the opponent's Dynamax.|
|Nature||Quiet (+SpAtk, -Spd)|
|EV Spread||244 HP / 252 Sp.Atk. / 12 Def.|
|Final Stat Values||191 HP / 112 Def. / 172 Sp.Atk. / 115 Sp.Def. / 58 Spd. (minimum)|
This build uses Eviolite to provide constitution, while placing EVs in HP and Special Attack to make it a formidable Special Attacker after setting up Trick Room. This mix of offense and defense allow it to take hits while also moving faster thanks to Trick Room. It can also be Dynamaxed or brought in near the end to turn the tides of the battle unexpectedly.
Thanks to its wide movepool, it's easy to fit into a variety of teams, and can also be difficult for opponents to read.
|Shadow Ball||Used for hitting Ghost-types. Has a 20% chance of lowering Special Defense, increasing the damage of further attacks.|
|Psychic||Used for hitting Fighting-types. Can change to Max Mindstorm to prevent priority moves, which can ignore Trick Room's effects.|
|Thunderbolt||An alternate choice for Discharge. For when you want to prioritize power over Paralysis chance.|
|Recover||Allows it to take advantage of its defensive potential. Increasing PP beforehand can come in handy.|
As Porygon2 is a non-fully-evolved Pokemon it can take advantage of Eviolite's effects of increasing its Defense and Special Defense by 1.5. Combined with its use of Recover to restore HP, and its Normal typing lending only one weakness in Fighting type, Porygon2's shield can be difficult to crack. This will force opponents to switch in a heavy hitter to attempt to take it down, and allowing it to hold its own against a variety of foes.
Porygon2 learns moves of a variety of types, increasing its potential as a Special attacker. It's able to deal damage to opponents across the board while using its defensive characteristics to survive almost anything thrown at it.
It's not easy to hit through Porygon2's substantial defenses with standard damage, so using a Fighting-type move is the best way to guarantee a solid hit. Pokemon with high base Attack such as Lucario and Conkeldurr can pierce its armor.
・Can use Fighting moves with STAB and high base Attack
・Can resist most of Porygon2's moves
Moveset & Best Build for Lucario
・Can use Fighting moves with STAB and high base Attack
・If it has Guts, can fight without worrying about Paralysis
Moveset & Best Build for Conkeldurr
・Its Ability Libero allows it to use Fighting-type moves with STAB
・Can use Taunt to block Trick Room and Recover
Moveset & Best Build for Cinderace
・Learns Knock Off by level up
・A Fighting-type Pokemon with high attacking power
Moveset & Best Build for Sirfetch'd
・Can use Trick
・Can use Nasty Plot to set up
Moveset & Best Build for Wash Rotom
・Can use Knock Off with STAB
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