Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Smeargle Used Spotlight6 : A Porygon of Stats



Hi guys today we are back with another installment of our series of smeargle used spotlight on this series we take out the potential in some pokemons that see little or no use in the VGC 17 format, this time with the 6th installment of my series I will bring forward to you guys a pokemon that is unique in many ways and probably the only one who has gotten use in different evolutionary stages, as you may have guessed from the title of this post, its non other than porygon, but this time we are not here to discuss porygon or the all meta porygon 2, but porygon z.

Introduction to Porygon Z
Porygon z is somewhat very much unique in some way its origins as in porygon were revealed in the first generation, in the second generation its middle evolution porygon2 was revealed and then in the fourth generation its final evolution porygon z was revealed it also happens to be the only 3 stage evolution that both evolve by the process of trade, while its mono normal typing might seem underwhelming but it has some real competitive potential.

Stats:
Like the pokemon we have discussed in the past on this series don’t happen to have a very interesting statline however for porygon z even in its stat line. It has noticeably high stats in its speed as well as its special attack stat, in the stat line of 85 HP / 80 Atk / 70 Def / 135 Spa / 75 Sdef / 90 Spe surely the speed and the special attack stat stand out amongst the others.this can really provide porygon z for some roles of a fast special attacker.

Type:
Porygon z gaining the mono normal type has pros and cons, the bigger cons being that it cannot hit any pokemon with super effective damage with its stab attacks and the pros of it being, that it is not defensive that bad, with the only fighting types being hariyama nd pheromosa and them not being the most popular pokemons in this format,can really make porygon z an effective pokemons to might as well have some defensive importance as discussed ahead.

Abilities:
Porygon z has a total of three abilities I believe all three of these can be very good especially in competitive play if put to good use but one here really is what makes the difference and puts porygon z I up against its opponents. Lets get into discussing them:

Adaptability: this is the ability that porygon z gets makes its type not too bad offensively sue it is a big downfall for its type to be a mono normal in this format and in competitive play but adaptability making the stab boost double the damage instead of just adding the 1.5x effect into the attack can be significant for quite some teams.

Download: download I think happens to be the best ability for a porygon z whether it has the item normalium, scarf or choice specs, getting in on switches to get an instant special attack boost can be extremely big for a pokemon that carries a base spa up to 135 and can make it do significant amounts of damage.

Analytic: least viable ability for this pokemon in this format, especially where it does not feel comfortable setting up trick room for potential partners or even have it moving last with four pokemons on the field is tough as the base 90 speed stat makes this pokemon significantly faster than other pokemons. So not a good ability at all for porygnz as as it is frail and probablywill be ko’d upon stalling to move last considering how big of a threat it can be.

Competitive Traits:
Now time to discuss what is it really that makes porygon z a competitive option, now si write up this post I just read about sejun park’s team peaking no 1 on battle spot containing a porygon z and it was very interesting too, still not getting as much usage as it would deserve. Lets get into learning about its competitive traits:

Fast Special attacker:
As you guys have read up there significant loads that porygon z can fill the role of being a fast special sweeper in this format and is the only job it can do effectively is what makes it a bit competitive. Also porygon z’ s access to moves of different types for offensive coverage with moves like thunderbolt shadow ball and ice beam especially being noticeable, this pokemon can be very much usable. Most p-z that are built for this role have the item choices of choice scarf, being the most common and then choice specs being the second most common.

Set-up Sweeper:
Yes I do get that this might sound strange if you haven’t heard about z-conversion yet, it allows the user to raise all its stats by one stage which is basically a half eeveemancy tactic but sure does get it a lot of good usage in this format. Apart from the boosts of the special attack and speed furthermore it gets significant defense boost that can really allow it to take some attacks, however the cons of these sets include giving the porygon conversion as the base move so that it cannot use as much coverage moves as it would likely be able to use.

Sample sets:
Following are the sample sets with some damage calculation that I ran for them, the coverage it gets can depend from team to team and can be switched around quite comfortably with.

Porygon-Z @ Choice Specs 
Ability: Download 
Level: 50 
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe 
Modest Nature 
IVs: 0 Atk 
- Hyper Beam 
- Shadow Ball 
- Ice Beam 
- Thunderbolt 

252 SpA Choice Specs Porygon-Z Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Garchomp: 240-284 (131.1 - 155.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ SpA Choice Specs Porygon-Z Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Marowak-Alola: 186-220 (111.3 - 131.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ SpA Choice Specs Adaptability Porygon-Z Hyper Beam vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 258-304 (145.7 - 171.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ SpA Choice Specs Porygon-Z Shadow Ball vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 138-164 (94.5 - 112.3%) -- 68.8% chance to OHKO
252+ SpA Choice Specs Porygon-Z Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 180-214 (101.6 - 120.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Porygon-Z @ Normalium Z 
Ability: Adaptability 
Level: 50 
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe 
Timid Nature 
IVs: 0 Atk 
- Ice Beam 
- Thunderbolt 
- Conversion
- Protect

 +1 252 SpA Porygon-Z Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 166-196 (93.7 - 110.7%) -- 62.5% chance to OHKO
+1 252 SpA Porygon-Z Shadow Ball vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 126-150 (86.3 - 102.7%) -- 18.8% chance to OHKO
+1 252 SpA Porygon-Z Thunderbolt vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Gyarados: 316-372 (185.8 - 218.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+1 252 SpA Porygon-Z Ice Beam vs. 4 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Garchomp: 240-284 (130.4 - 154.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+1 252 SpA Porygon-Z Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Tapu Fini: 96-114 (54.2 - 64.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+1 252 SpA Adaptability Porygon-Z Tri Attack vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 178-210 (122.7 - 144.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+1 252 SpA Porygon-Z Tri Attack vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 133-157 (91.7 - 108.2%) -- 50% chance to OHKO
+1 252 SpA Porygon-Z Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 76-90 (38.5 - 45.6%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
+1 252 SpA Porygon-Z Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Marowak-Alola: 170-200 (101.7 - 119.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Choice Specs Porygon-Z Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Garchomp: 240-284 (131.1 - 155.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. +1 4 HP / 0 SpD Porygon-Z in Electric Terrain: 103-122 (63.9 - 75.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. +1 4 HP / 0 Def Porygon-Z in Grassy Terrain: 153-180 (95 - 111.8%) -- 68.8% chance to OHKO
252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. +1 4 HP / 4 Def Porygon-Z in Grassy Terrain: 150-177 (93.1 - 109.9%) -- 56.3% chance to OHKO
252+ Atk Gyarados Hydro Vortex (160 BP) vs. +1 4 HP / 4 Def Porygon-Z: 129-153 (80.1 - 95%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Choice Specs Salamence Draco Meteor vs. +1 4 HP / 4 SpD Porygon-Z: 124-147 (77 - 91.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Salamence Devastating Drake (195 BP) vs. +1 4 HP / 4 SpD Porygon-Z: 124-147 (77 - 91.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Goodra Draco Meteor vs. +1 4 HP / 0 SpD Porygon-Z: 93-109 (57.7 - 67.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Thick Club Marowak-Alola Flare Blitz vs. +1 4 HP / 0 Def Porygon-Z: 145-172 (90 - 106.8%) -- 43.8% chance to OHKO

Porygon-Z @ Choice Scarf 
Ability: Download 
Level: 50 
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe 
Modest Nature 
IVs: 0 Atk 
- Hyper Beam 
- Shadow Ball 
- Ice Beam 
- Thunderbolt 

252+ SpA Porygon-Z Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 122-144 (68.9 - 81.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery
252+ SpA Porygon-Z Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Garchomp: 180-212 (98.3 - 115.8%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO
252+ SpA Porygon-Z Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 92-110 (51.9 - 62.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Conclusion:
so guys this was it for my porygon z competitive outlook, hopefully you guys enjoyed going through this post and liked it a lot, I’ll be back with more, Bye for now!




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