And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared...
Time for the next Pokémon of the Week and this week we go to Sinnoh!
|MOVESET NAME||PHANTOM PROTOCOL|
|EFFORT VALUE DISTRIBUTION|
|252 EVS||SPECIAL ATTACK|
|In this moveset, Porygon-Z makes use of a few type and stat-altering tactics to gain the upperhand over its opponents. It begins by morphing into a Ghost-type using Conversion, completely nullifying its Fighting-type weakness. From here, Porygon-Z can use Shadow Ball as its new STAB and reap the additional boost provided by Adaptability. Porygon-Z can also trade bulk with its opponent using Guard Swap. This grants Porygon-Z an opportunity to simultaneously strengthen both its offense and defense by stealing its opponent’s defense. For this reason, Porygon-Z’s Special Defense should be set low through a Rash nature so that the opponent becomes more vulnerable to special moves when Guard Swap activates. Finally, Tri Attack is incorporated in this moveset to serve as Porygon-Z’s STAB in the event that it is unfavorable to use Conversion to switch its type.|
Porygon-Z requires a Life Orb as well as 252 EVs in its Special Attack and Speed stats to facilitate its special moves and outpace opponents. The rest of Porygon-Z’s EVs should go to HP because it is higher than either of Porygon-Z’s defense stats. Porygon-Z should also leave the possibility of Dynamax open because it can use Dynamax to power its STABs and utilize its enhanced bulk after Guard Swap.