How to Evolve Porygon into Porygon2 in Pokemon Legends: Arceus
By Jack O'Dwyer
We've broken down how trainers can evolve their Porygon into Porygon2 in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
Ah, Porygon. Originally introduced in Generation I, Porygon was among the Pokemon that required trading while holding an item to evolve. It may be the progenitor of this trend, as well, as other Pokemon with similar requirements only mandated the physical trade. However, as is the ongoing improvement introduced with Pokemon Legends: Arceus, trainers now only need to show this Pokemon its previously-required held item to prompt its evolution.
Below, we've explained exactly how to go about evolving Porygon into Porygon2 in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
How to Evolve Porygon into Porygon2
Trainers can evolve Porygon into Porygon2 by exposing it to an Upgrade. This item and Pokemon species are classified as futuristic and, as such are only available through Space-Time Distortions. This, of course, makes it one of the most baffling species to ever appear in Hisui.
More information about how to obtain an Upgrade item outside of Space-Time Distortions can be found in our Evolutionary Item guide.
Porygon is also known as the "Virtual" Pokemon for obvious reasons. According to its PokeDex description, it is entirely made of code-given-form and is fully capable of traversing cyberspace without issue. Laventon remarks that it "has no discernible heartbeat and does not seem to draw breath," calling it an "utterly bizarre anomaly." Its Hisuian PokeDex number is #133
Its evolution, Porygon2, is a direct result of its code-dependent form being upgraded. According to Laventon, "While it now exhibits many new gestures and expressions, its biology remains inscrutable.
" Its Hisuian PokeDex number is #134.
This, of course, isn't the end of the line for Porygon, either. As technology and the digital world evolve, so, too, does this Pokemon.
For all other evolution inquiries, make sure to check out our guide for evolving Pokemon in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.