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While it's true that after Z-Conversion Porygon-Z becomes a threatening sweeper, its overreliance on stat boosts from the aforementioned move, singular chance at sweeping, and reliance on a lot of support hold it back from being viable in the metagame. Furthermore, Porygon-Z's low stats, except Special Attack, mean that it's hard to find setup opportunities due to low defenses and lack of resistances, so Porygon-Z is outclassed by better setup sweepers like Zygarde and Magearna. Even after setup, Porygon-Z is still relatively easy to revenge kill with common forces like Choice Scarf Landorus-T and Ash-Greninja because Porygon-Z doesn't have priority to hit these revenge killers.
move 1: Thunderbolt
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Recover
move 4: Conversion
item: Normalium Z
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
This set attempts to use Z-Conversion at the right time and then sweep. STAB Thunderbolt after setup absolutely destroys Toxapex. Ice Beam gives Porygon-Z the best coverage possible alongside Thunderbolt. Recover gives many more opportunities to setup on lets Porygon-Z restore its HP after setting up on Pokemon like Celesteela and Assault Vest Magearna, allowing it to be left at higher HP. Porygon-Z isn't worth using, though, as it struggles to break past common defensive or just bulky Pokemon like Ferrothorn and Tyranitar, and the metagame has more consistent setup sweepers requiring less support like Magearna, Volcarona, Zygarde, and Mega Mawile due to their better movesets and typings.
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