We have put together a comprehensive guide on how Trainers can evolve their Porygon2 into Porygon-Z in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Porygon is one of those unique Pokémon that adds evolved forms by generation rather than having several in one. Its first evolution, Porygon2, was introduced in Generation II and could only evolve if it was traded while holding an upgrade item. Now, with Generation IV, Porygon has the opportunity to evolve again.
Here’s how to evolve a Porygon2 into a Porygon-Z in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Trainers can evolve Porygon2 into Porygon-Z via trade while the Pokémon is holding a questionable disc item. There is no level required for this morph and Porygon2 can be traded at any time.
The Dubious Disc is a CD-ROM packaged in a protective magenta and / or fuchsia plastic box. It is on route 225 in the combat zone.
Porygon-Z is also known as a “virtual” Pokémon, for obvious reasons. Throughout its PokeDex descriptions, several references are made to a “weird” error or to its current software installation not working “as expected”. This is probably meant to match his rather odd and confused appearance. The reason the newly downloaded software varies from functioning as a better Pokemon to adding the ability to travel through alien dimensions. Its Pokdex number is # 474.
Could Porygon-Z be “fixed” in the next generation or is it cursed to fall prey to a strange virus downloaded forever? Maybe this Pokémon doesn’t even work at all.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are available now for Nintendo Switch.