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Porygon

National Pokédex
Flareon - Porygon (#137) - Omanyte

Johto Pokédex
Misdreavus - Porygon (#215) - Porygon2
Japanese name Porygon
Evolves from None
Evolves into Porygon2 (from Pokémon Gold and Silver onwards)
Generation First
Species Virtual Pokémon
Type Normal
Height 2 ft 7 in (0.8 m)
Weight 80.2 lb (36.5 kg)
Ability Trace/Download(the latter from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl onwards)

Porygon (ポリゴン Porigon?) are one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. The purpose of Porygon in the games, anime and manga, as with all other Pokémon, is to battle both wild Pokémon, untamed creatures encountered while the player passes through various environments, and tamed Pokémon owned by Pokémon trainers.[2] Porygon, a Pokémon. ... This is a complete list of Pokémon which appear in the National Pokédex as of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. ... Flareon , Booster) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Omanyte , Omnite in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Misdreavus , Muma in original Japanese language versions) is a fictional, ghost-like entity in the Pokémon franchise. ... Porygon2 , Polygon2) are one of the 493   fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... A series of screenshots depicting Abra evolving into Kadabra In the fictional Pokémon universe, evolution ) is a change in form of a Pokémon, usually accompanied by an increase in statistic values. ... Porygon2 , Polygon2) are one of the 493   fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... Virtual reality (VR) is a technology which allows a user to interact with a computer-simulated environment, be it a real or imagined one. ... // Pokémon types are special attributes, based partly on, and expanded from, the Classical elements, which determine the strengths and weaknesses of different Pokémon species. ... // Pokémon types are special attributes, based partly on, and expanded from, the Classical elements, which determine the strengths and weaknesses of different Pokémon species. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... It has been suggested that Shiny Pokémon be merged into this article or section. ... Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are new Pokémon games to be released for the Nintendo DS. Not much is known about them. ... This is a complete list of Pokémon which appear in the National Pokédex as of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... A media franchise is an intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and trademarks of an original work of media (usually a work of fiction), such as a film, a work of literature, a television program, or a video game. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Manga )   (pl. ... Various trading cards A trading card (or collectible card) is a small card which is intended for trading and collecting. ... Satoshi Tajiri , born on August 28, 1965) is a Japanese electronic game designer and the creator of Pocket Monsters, better known as Pokémon. ... Since Pokémon Crystal, trainers in the video games can be male or female. ...


The name "Porygon" originates from the word "polygon", which is used to make up a three-dimensional computer image.[3] Polygons are used in computer graphics to compose images that are three-dimensional in appearance. ... 3D computer graphics are different from 2D computer graphics in that a three-dimensional representation of geometric data is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images. ...

Contents

Biological characteristics

Porygon is the first man-made Pokémon, the product of extensive research by the fictional company Silph Co. It is special among Pokémon in that it consists entirely of programming code. This unique origin gives Porygon many traits and abilities related to computers. Porygon, for example, does not need to breathe, so people are eager to use it in any environment, even ones normally considered inhospitable. The official Pokémon logo. ... This is a list of fictional companies. ... Computer programming (often shortened to programming or coding) is the process of writing, testing, and maintaining the source code of computer programs. ... Respiration is a term used for the words in both biochemistry and physiology, and may refer to: Cellular respiration, the process in the chemical bonds of energy-rich molecules such as glucose are converted into energy usable for life processes. ...


Porygon is also capable of moving freely in cyberspace, which it can enter by converting itself entirely back to program data. The code that makes up Porygon is copy protected in order to prevent its illegal duplication. Otherwise, this code is fairly basic, limiting Porygon to certain pre-programmed motions, actions and reactions. It has been suggested that Virtual world be merged into this article or section. ... Copy prevention, also known as copy protection, is any technical measure designed to prevent duplication of information. ...


In the Pokémon world as well as the Pokémon video games (see below), Porygon is only available as a prize of slot machines. As a result, a large number of people have taken to playing the slots seeking to win a Porygon. Porygon owners, however, view them as novelties and prefer showing them off rather than using them in battles against other Pokémon. Pokemon logo This article deals with the video games. ... Slot machines in the Trump Taj Mahal A slot machine is a certain type of gambling machine. ...


In the Pokémon video games

Porygon is available in every Pokémon video game except Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Colosseum and XD, though one can trade Porygon to those games using Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. The official Pokémon logo. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... Pokémon Ruby (screenshot) Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire are the third group of Pokémon handheld games to be released in the United States, Japan, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia. ... Pokémon Ruby (screenshot) Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire are the third group of Pokémon handheld games to be released in the United States, Japan, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Pokémon Colosseum is the first GameCube incarnation of the Pokémon video game franchise. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


To obtain Porygon, the player must go to the Celadon City Game Corner prize area and pay a certain amount of coins, either 5555 (Crystal), 6000 (Blue), 6500 (Leaf Green), or 9999 (Red, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Fire Red). These coins are not the game's official currency; they can be bought or won at the Game Corner. In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Porygon is for the first time available naturally with it nesting in the Trophy Garden. This is a list of the major cities and locations from the fictional Kanto region featured in the Pokémon series. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996 and they are two of the best-selling video games of all time. ... Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are games in the world famous Pokémon video game series. ... Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue were the first Pokémon games released for the Game Boy in the United States. ... Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition is the fourth game in the Pokémon video game series in Japan, and the third in North America and Europe. ... In the Game Boy video games Pokémon Gold and Silver, players must become Pokémon Trainers by exploring Johto, collecting the eight regional gym badges, and capturing Pokémon. ... In the Game Boy video games Pokémon Gold and Silver, players must become Pokémon Trainers by exploring Johto, collecting the eight regional gym badges, and capturing Pokémon. ... Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are games in the world famous Pokémon video game series. ... Pokémon Diamond , Pocket Monsters Diamond) and Pokémon Pearl , Pocket Monsters Pearl) are the two fourth-generation Pokémon role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. ...


Porygon learns a variety of interesting moves, including the Conversion moves, Sharpen, Tri Attack, and the Lock-On/Zap Cannon combo. However, it does not shine statistically. Its evolved form, Porygon2, is much more fit for competitive battling. To evolve it, Porygon must be given the Up-Grade item and then traded to another player, where it will automatically evolve. In general, conversion is the transformation of one thing into another. ... Porygon2 , Polygon2) are one of the 493   fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ...


The movelists of Porygon and Porygon2 are identical with one exception: at level 24, Porygon learns Sharpen, whereas Porygon2 learns Defense Curl. Waiting at level 24 for Porygon to learn Sharpen, then evolving it with the Upgrade item, gives the opportunity to learn both moves. The logic behind this is the that Porygon has a sharp, defined shape, while Porygon2 has a more curved, round figure.


Porygon's is the only three-stage evolution line that evolves through trading twice--Porygon must be traded with the Upgrade to evolve to Porygon2, who must be then traded with the Dubious Disc to evolve to Porygon-Z. Porygon-Z , PorygonZ in original Japanese language versions) are one of the fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise—a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards, and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ...


Porygon are also found in the Nintendo 64 game Pokémon Snap in the River Course. They are hidden amongst walls and can only be driven out by Pester Balls, and when they are their skins will be covered in textures matching the environment. If hit again with Pester Balls they revert to the form seen in the above portrait. One Porygon is integral to opening up the Cave course. The Nintendo 64 ) is Nintendos third home video game console, and its third home video game console for the international market. ... Pokémon Snap ) is a video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. ...


Porygon also appeared in Super Smash Bros. as one out of five Pokémon coming out of the Silph Co. building on the Saffron City stage (different from most other Pokémon featured in the game, who come out of a throwable Poké Ball item). It uses Tackle, rushing out of the building fast, dealing damage to anyone who touches it. In the sequel, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Porygon was replaced with Porygon2, which acts in pretty much the same way, but comes out of a Poké Ball instead of a building. Additionally, several Porygon appear as platforms in the battle stage Poké Floats. Super Smash Bros. ... This is a list of the major cities and locations from the fictional Kanto region featured in the Pokémon series. ... The Poké Ball , Monster Ball in original Japanese language versions) is a spherical device in the Pokémon video games and anime television series that is used by Pokémon Trainers to capture new Pokémon and store them when not in use. ... Super Smash Bros. ...


In Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Porygon can only be found in Red Rescue Team, the GBA variant, in the Buried Relic dungeon. However, its evolution, Porygon2, can be found and recruited in the Blue Rescue Team DS variant, but not in the GBA variant. Porygon itself cannot be found in Blue Rescue Team, however, but in Red Rescue Team the player can evolve a Porygon with the Link Cable and Up-grade items. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and the Pokémon Collaborative Projects article style, this Pokémon-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


In the Pokémon anime

Porygon's only appearance in the entire Anime to date is Dennō Senshi Porygon, an episode most notable for causing hundreds of children to have epileptic seizures on its broadcast in Japan. Japan's Fire Defense Agency reported 685 affected people were admitted into hospitals of 30 prefectures by the following day. The phenomenon was repeated when a news broadcast about the event inexplicably replayed the scene. Ash, Misty, Brock, and Pikachu riding Porygon Dennō Senshi Porygon , lit. ... This article is about the medical term, epileptic seizure, as distinct from psychogenic non-epileptic seizure. ...


It was subsequently determined that the very quickly alternating red and blue patterns of the scene in question triggered a previously undiagnosed (in Japan) form of epilepsy. This light was not caused by the episode's featured Porygon, but rather from a blast created when Pikachu destroys a pair of missiles. As it turned out, the American Federal Communications Commission, and equivalent agencies in most European countries, already knew that television used in this manner could sometimes invoke epilepsy, and had banned extremely high frequency color switching on television broadcasts in their countries years ago. Pikachu ) are one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise—a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards, and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... The FCCs official seal. ...


No new Pokémon episodes were aired in Japan for four months after this incident. The episode has never been aired again in Japan and there are no plans for a dubbed version to be aired internationally. In filmmaking, dubbing or looping is the process of recording or replacing voices for a motion picture. ...


Possibly as a result of this incident, Porygon has not appeared in the anime since and its evolved form Porygon2 has never appeared at all. Its final evolution, PorygonZ, will likely share this same fate. However, one Porygon can be seen in the "Ash's Journey" segment that precedes the Kanto and Johto movies. Another Porygon can be seen in the beginning of Pokémon 4Ever and Pokemon Heroes. Porygon2 , Polygon2) are one of the 493   fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... PorygonZ , PorygonZ in original Japanese language versions) are one of the fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise—a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards, and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and the Pokémon Collaborative Projects article style, this Pokémon-related article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The main characters of the Advanced Generation: Brock, Ash, May, Max, along with Mudkip, Treecko, Pikachu, and Torchic. ... Pokémon 4Ever is the fourth official Pokémon movie. ... Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias is the fifth movie in the Pokémon series, complimenting the last season of Pocket Monsters (Pokémon: Master Quest in the English version). ...


This treatment of Porygon is unfair due to it being Pikachu who caused the red and blue flashes by destroying missles with a Thundershock. However, unable to take the franchise's mascot away, they took away Porygon. Pikachu ) are one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise—a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards, and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ...


In the Pokémon Trading Card Game

Porygon has had plenty of appearances in the Pokémon Trading Card Game’s history, in all cases Basic Colorless Pokémon: This article is about the card game. ...

  • Base Set
  • Team Rocket
  • Gym Challenge (as Sabrina’s Porygon)
  • Neo Destiny
  • Aquapolis
  • EX Firered & Leafgreen
  • EX Unseen Forces
  • EX Delta Species

In addition, Porygon has appeared as a promotional card named Cool Porygon which was packaged with special Pikachu-themed Nintendo 64s. Sabrina (Natsume) is a fictional character in the Pokémon video game series. ... The Nintendo 64 ) is Nintendos third home video game console, and its third home video game console for the international market. ...


References

Notes
  1. ^ Pokemon Franchise Approaches 150 Million Games Sold. PR Newswire. Retrieved on 2006-02-28.
  2. ^ Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire Review (page 1) Ign.com. URL Accessed June 1, 2006.
  3. ^ Computer Graphics. Cacnerbury.ac.nz.
Publications
  • Barbo, Maria. The Official Pokémon Handbook. Scholastic Publishing, 1999. ISBN 0-439-15404-9.
  • Loe, Casey, ed. Pokémon Special Pikachu Edition Official Perfect Guide. Sunnydale, CA: Empire 21 Publishing, 1999. ISBN 1-930206-15-1.
  • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon FireRed Version & Pokémon LeafGreen Version Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., August 2004. ISBN 1-930206-50-X
  • Mylonas, Eric. Pokémon Pokédex Collector’s Edition: Prima’s Official Pokémon Guide. Prima Games, September 21 2004. ISBN 0-7615-4761-4
  • Nintendo Power. Official Nintendo Pokémon Emerald Version Player’s Guide. Nintendo of America Inc., April 2005. ISBN 1-930206-58-5

Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996 and they are two of the best-selling video games of all time. ... Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition is the fourth game in the Pokémon video game series in Japan, and the third in North America and Europe. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, released in Japan as Pocket Monsters Ruby and Pocket Monsters Sapphire ), released on March 17, 2003 in North America for the Game Boy Advance, mark the beginning of the third generation in the Pokémon series of RPGs. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pokémon Colosseum is the first GameCube incarnation of the Pokémon video game franchise. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official Pokémon website
  • Bulbapedia (a Pokémon-centric Wiki)’s article about Porygon as a species
  • Porygon’s fourth-generation Pokédex entry at Serebii.net
  • Pokémon Dungeon Pokédex entry, full of statistics analysis
  • PsyPoke Pokédex entry
  • Smogon Pokédex entry
  • WikiKnowledge.net’s entry for Porygon Previously hosted by Wikibooks

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Porygon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (956 words)
Porygon is the first man-made Pokémon, the product of extensive research by the fictional company Silph Co. It is special among Pokémon in that it consists entirely of programming code.
Porygon, for example, does not need to breathe, so people are eager to use in any environment, even ones normally considered inhospitable.
Porygon is also capable of moving freely in cyberspace, which it can enter by converting itself entirely back to program data.
Porygon2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (609 words)
The name Porygon2 suggests that this Pokémon is a second, upgraded version of Porygon, or it could mean Porygon squared.
The name "Porygon" is, in turn, a Japanese form of the word polygon.
Unlike Porygon, Porygon2's design is much smoother, having curved instead of angular surfaces.
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