- Porygon2 > PorygonZ: do you understand this?.
I am sorry I didn't get this in earlier... but porygon2 is higher up because it has ...secrets... that can be exploited to make this average statistically poke into a killing machine.
~~Gimmick A; Trace
-Trace is pretty much one of the best abilities ever. Copies the foe's ability to the advantage of the holder of trace. It is handy against gyarados
and salamence, for intimidate (and a few rarer others), jolteon, vaporeon, lanturne, and other pocks that absorb stab moves, flash fire pokemon, tracing natural cure for a status'd P2, and getting speed boost from yanmega and ninjask. It also helps you to discover a heatproof bronzong. (Someone found out mine :\ ) A particular pokemon that is handy to switch in on either ability is arcanine, as it has both intimidate and flash fire.
~Gimmick B: Recover
-In short, this allows it to harass repeatedly by comming in and getting HP back. Especially handy against Jolteon/Vaporeon, it can come from >25% to 100% if it absorbs.
~Gimmick C: Boltbeam
-Without using hidden power, the duck can get both thunderbolt and ice beam. For...coverage against a variety of threats. Hits super effective on plenty of the OU metagame. Discharge is handy often to discourage pokemon like lucario from switching in too freely.
~Gimmick D: Magic Coat
-A rare move used by only a handful of psychics and porygons. Reflects hypnosis, wil-o-wisp, and other status to the user. This prevents Porygon from being shut down easily. Natural cure tracing helps if you mispredict.
~Gimmick E: Bulky
-Tough stuff with 85/90/95 defenses. Allows exploitation of Recover and rapid switching in. Not exactly an all out wall like giratina, but moderately bulky.
~Gimmick F: Lots of other gimmicks.
Recycle-Lum/Leppa, Agility, trick room, etc. It also has 105 special attack, so it can hit decent amounts. Download isn't very handy, if you want to use download pick porygon-z instead.
-Porygon-Z can do all of this, but it is frailer and lacks trace. Porygon2 takes a decent amount of skill and a ton of prediction to use, but it has high return. As nice as it is, it has some issues; Fighting types, and BLISSSSEY. As far as NFEs go, porygon2 is truly different from it's Fully Evolved counterpart.-
-Oh, I found it odd that MAGCARGO
is in "normal" players. It is ranked 1148.918367, the "AVERAGE
" number,(actually, a fraction above 1148.53) along with BANETTE
at 1148.673874 I used it a few times with decent affect, but somehow they ranked higher than some things ... like Entei, Electivire, and Porygon-z... This is particularily odd because they are even rare in UU, I am like one of few that use them in there at all-
-I noticed CHARIZARD is usually a newbie pokemon. There are a lot of people on shoddy with teams full of starters...-
-Well, banette I can sort of understand because it rules, but... average? It's BST kind of sucks... but Trick, insomnia, and status-a-plenty make it...interesting...to use.-
-MAGBY IS HIGHER THAN MAGMAR...LOLOLOL-
-And finally, pokemon super popular in UU like altaria and aggron are sometimes lower than pokemon that are rarer, like Huntail.(249 in usage) I'll bet it's because no one knows exactly what they are capable of.
PS: is the porygon2 thing considered "advertising" or "off topic"? If so, I'll edit it out.