Machamp can use one of two Abilities: Guts, which increases its Attack by 50% when it gets afflicted with one of the five major Status Conditions; or No Guard, which increases the Accuracy of moves that target it and its own moves to 100%. Its Hidden Ability is Steadfast, which increases its Speed each time it flinches by one stage.
Machamp is in the Human-Like Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Machamp 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Machamp has a human-like body figure, but with an extra set of arms. Through evolution, Machamp has gained more height and muscle mass. It still has the three crest-like features on its head. Machamp still wears the short, black wrestling tights and a belt resembling a championship belt. Its skin colour is grey with a hint of some light blue. Machamp's feet only have two toes.
Machamp doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
The only way to obtain a Machamp is to trade for a Machoke, which induces its evolution. In most games this involves trading to another game, except in Pokémon Yellow, where a Trainer at the Route 5 Entrance to the Underground Path will be looking for a Cubone. This trainer offers a Machoke in return; once the trade is done Machoke immediately evolves into Machamp.
Machamp makes appearances at Phobos Walker, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
The only way to obtain a Machamp in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Machoke. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Machamp can be found at Aegis Cave IM & RM B1-B3, SM B1-B4 and DPB1-B5. Machamp is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Secret Archipelago 14F-19F and the following floors of Legendary Volcanic Island: 27-32, 34 & 35, 37-41, 43, 45 and 47-49.
Machamp can be found at the Cavern Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. It is obtainable by completing an Obstacle Jump Course.
Machamp can be found at Sunny Seashore Canyon 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
The only way to obtain a Machamp in Pokémon Conquest is to evolve Machoke.
Trading Card Game
Machamp is listed in 15 different sets, the Wizards Promo set and Black/White Promo sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Versus set; as an Uncommon Card in the Rising Rivals set; and as a Rare Card in the Base, Team Rocket (2), Gym Challenge, Neo Destiny, Expedition (2), Skyridge, EX Hidden Legends, EX Legend Maker, EX Power Keepers, Diamond and Pearl, Stormfront, Triumphant and Plasma Blast (2) sets. Machamp is also listed as an Ultra Rare card in the Stormfront (Lv. X Card) and Triumphant sets.
Giovanni would give his Machamp, Rhydon and Kingler to Jessie and James to defend Viridian Gym in The Battle of the Badge. Team Rocket's Pokémon would prove to be tough, but Ash prevailed to win his eighth badge.
Noland would appear with a Machamp in Numero Uno Articuno, but would not be chosen for battle.
After being accidentally traded to Red, Blue's Machoke would evolve into a Machamp against a wild Ninetales in Chapter 18, but the two trainers would reverse the accidental trade. Machamp would appear again in Chapters 40, 273, 274, 279, 285 and 334.
Bruno uses a Machamp that has an interesting trait: should he lose the belt that he wears his powers are increased farther. This Machamp makes appearances in Chapters 74, 75, 84 and 443.
Chuck's Machamp would battle against Blue at the Gymleaders' Exhibition Battle in Chapter 161.
Machamp is in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With a great 130 base Attack and two good abilities in Guts and No Guard, Machamp can be a very valuable offensive force. No Guard allows for Machamp to have perfect accuracy on every move, including a strong STAB in Dynamic Punch that has a beneficial side effect in confusing the opponent. Guts can give Machamp even more power when statused, which can make it ideal for absorbing certain status and wallbreaking as a result. Its well-rounded bulk makes it an excellent candidate for an Assault Vest set that can check threats like Hydreigon. Otherwise, one can opt for raw power with the Choice Band set that can hit viciously hard while having the movepool to hammer away at defensive teams. Machamp's biggest flaw lies in its low Speed stat which leaves it outsped by the majority of the metagame and results in it taking a hit most of the time before it can retaliate with a strong hit.
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