Pokemon GO: Best Porygon-Z Movesets, Listed

With this many Tri Attacks, it should be called Porygon-3.
Official Pokemon TCG image of Porygon-Z using Tri Attack.
Image via Pokemon TCG

These are the best movesets for Porygon-Z in Pokemon GO, based on the kinds of battles it will be participating in.

Recommended Videos

Best Porygon-Z Movesets for Pokemon GO Gym Battles (PvE)

Best Offensive Porygon-Z Pokemon GO Gym Battle Moveset

Players who intend to use Porygon-Z to challenge Gyms will want to have Lock-On and Tri Attack on their Pokemon. Lock-On will give Porygon-Z a lot of energy quickly to fire off plenty of Tri Attacks. Hyper Beam is stronger on the surface, but it takes longer to charge. Tri Attack ends up being the better move thanks to how often Porygon-Z will have it ready to go.

Porygon-Z Quick MovePorygon-Z Charge Move
Lock-OnTri Attack
Best moveset for Porygon-Z (Offensive Gym battles)

Tri Attack can only be learned by Porygon-Z through an Elite TM or by evolving Porygon-2 during a Community Day event. If you don’t have access to Tri Attack, some alternative charge moves that are effective for Porygon-Z to know include:

  • Zap Cannon,
  • Solar Beam,
  • and Blizzard.

Best Defensive Porygon-Z Pokemon GO Gym Battle Moveset

Players who want to leave their Porygon-Z to defend Gyms will want to teach their Pokemon the Hidden Power quick move and Tri Attack charge move. The attacking player will have the opportunity to dodge charge moves, making Hyper Beam less than ideal with its long wind-up animation. Lock-On is also not nearly as effective on a defending Pokemon, making Hidden Power the way to go when dropping Porygon-Z off at a Gym.

Porygon-Z Quick MovePorygon-Z Charge Move
Hidden PowerTri Attack
Best moveset for Porygon-Z (Defensive Gym battles)

Purified Pokemon deal less damage, but they also take less damage from opponents’ attacks. If you have a purified Porygon-Z that you want to leave to defend a Gym, you can give it the moveset of Hidden Power and Return for the best possible damage output.

Best Porygon-Z Moveset for the Pokemon GO Battle League (PvP)

Porygon-Z’s best PvP moveset is the same as its offensive Gym moveset: Lock-On for the quick move, and Tri Attack for the charge move. Unfortunately, Porygon-Z isn’t too spectacular in PvP play because it doesn’t gain STAB (same Type attack bonus) from a type that can be super effective against other types. But for anyone interested in trying to make the little bundle of glitches work, Lock-On and Tri Attack is the best starting point. Tri Attack also has the chance of lowering the opponent’s Attack and Defense when used, giving it extra utility.

Porygon-Z Quick MovePorygon-Z Charge Move
Lock-OnTri Attack
Best moveset for Porygon-Z (Pokemon GO Battle League)

One of the easiest ways to get a Porygon-Z that knows Tri Attack in Pokemon GO is to evolve Porygon-2 during a Community Day event. Check out our guide to January 2024’s Porygon Community Day Classic to prepare.

related content
Read Article All Character-Specific Achievements in Honkai: Star Rail
Read Article Where to Find the Brave Story Relic in Vampire Survivors
How to Get Brave Story Relic Vampire Survivors
Read Article Is Vincent Valentine Playable in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth? – Answered (FF7)
Screenshot of Vincent Valentine in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.
Related Content
Read Article All Character-Specific Achievements in Honkai: Star Rail
Read Article Where to Find the Brave Story Relic in Vampire Survivors
How to Get Brave Story Relic Vampire Survivors
Read Article Is Vincent Valentine Playable in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth? – Answered (FF7)
Screenshot of Vincent Valentine in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.
Author
Niki Fakhoori
Niki’s love for video games encompasses a wide range of genres, but she is especially fond of RPGs, adventure games, visual novels, simulation games, and fighting games. Her favorite video game-related pastime is asking her unwieldy backlog why she doesn’t have any new games to play. When she isn’t playing or writing about video games, she’s playing with cats, journaling, painting, or obsessing over the latest news in the world of stationery and planners.