Garchomp

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Garchomp
ガブリアス
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Gabite < Garchomp > Munchlax

Species Type
Mach Pokémon Dragon.pngGround.png
Number Ability
#445 Sand Veil
Rough Skin
Height Weight
6′3″ (1.9m) 209.4 lbs. (95kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Gabite None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Monster/ Dragon 45
Tier EV Yield
4th Gen: Uber
5th Gen: OU
6th Gen: OU
3 Attack Points

Garchomp (ガブリアス) is the 111th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Dragon/Ground Type, and is known as the Mach Pokémon.

Garchomp uses the Sand Veil Ability. This Ability increases its Evasion by one level during a Sandstorm. A second Ability is available to Garchomp from the Dream World, the Rough Skin Ability. Using this Ability, whenever an opposing Pokémon's attack makes physical contact, that Pokémon loses one-sixteenth of its HP.

Gible can evolve into Gabite at Level 24 and a second time into Garchomp at Level 48.

Garchomp is in the Egg Groups Monster and Dragon, and its Egg takes approximately 10,240 Steps to hatch. It takes Garchomp 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Garchomp takes on the appearance of a bipedal land shark. The horns on its head resemble those of a hammerhead shark. It has a fin on its back, arms and fins on its tail, with spikes on its arms above the elbow, and on its legs above the knees.

[edit] Gender Differences

A Male Garchomp has a notch in the dorsal fin on its back, a feature that Female Garchomp doesn't have.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

The only way to obtain a Garchomp is to evolve one, which is consistent in both Generation IV and Generation V.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Garchomp appears at Hidden Land 1F-15F & I1F-8F and Shimmer Desert 3F-8F in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Garchomp is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Mystery Plains 12F-19F.

Garchomp has appeared as a Boss Pokémon twice in the Pokémon Ranger series. Garchomp is a Boss at Hippowdon Temple in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, and at the Altar Room in the Oblivia Ruins in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. Garchomp also appears at the Dark Temple mission "Glowing Roads in the Darkness" in the Past, and can be obtained by defeating it and obtaining its Slate.

Garchomp appears within the Granite Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. To obtain it you'll have to obtain Mew, then battle Garchomp. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Garchomp can be found within the Crag Area's Colosseum. Battle it to befriend it, after which you'll be able to call it into battle.

The only way to obtain a Garchomp in Pokémon Conquest is to evolve Gabite.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Garchomp is listed in the Diamond/Pearl Promo and the Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Promo set as a Lv. X Card, and is also in Pokémon Organized Play Series 9 as a Rare Card. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Supreme Victors set, and as a Rare Card in the Mysterious Treasures, Supreme Victors and Dragons Exalted (2) sets. Garchomp is listed as an Ultra-Rare Card in the Majestic Dawn and Supreme Victors sets.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Almost all of Garchomp's appearances in the Anime have been with Cynthia, the Champion of the Sinnoh League, making its first appearance in the episode Top-Down Training!, and most recently in the episode All For The Love of Meloetta.

[edit] Movies

Cynthia's Garchomp appears in the films Arceus and the Jewel of Life and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

[edit] Manga

Garchomp's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Thanks to a wide movepool, very imposing stats and very powerful Attack boosts, Garchomp dominated the Standard/Over-Utilized Tier as a physical attacker for the length of time that it was present in it. It was ruled Uber by Smogon, however, under the offensive characteristic. Since its introduction, it has outclassed the previous king of physical sweeping, Salamence, greatly surpassing it in terms of usage.

Garchomp is undeniably a strong Pokémon and a Pseudo-Legendary. Given that it's only weakness are Dragon, which is a very uncommon type, Ice and Fairy, it leaves itself at a very good advantage only having those three weaknesses. Garchomp receives STAB from both Outrage and Earthquake, adding in it's massive attack, and makes both those attacks deadly. Using the Yache Berry, it lowers the damage from any Ice attack (taking it's 4x weakness down) and allows him to sweep the Pokemon that uses it. Fire Fang allows him to take out prominent threats like Scizor which would normally resist most of his other moves (excluding Stone Edge) and takes the threat of a Maximum Attack/Maximum Speed Weavile OHKO'ing it as it normally would without the use of Yache Berry. Different sets have been tested but the following set has been proven to be the one that sets it in the Uber tier. Swords Dance allows it to set up and destroy whatever is in it's path.

Garchomp
Hold Item: Yache Berry
Nature: Adamant
Ability: Sand Viel
252 Attack / 252 Speed / 4HP

There are many other sets, but this was the single set that put it in the Uber tier.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Gabite
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Evolve Gabite
Black/White None Trade
Black 2/White 2 None Evolve Gabite or Trade
X/Y None Evolve Gabite

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A



II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A



III Pokémon Ruby N/A
III Pokémon Sapphire N/A
III Pokémon Emerald N/A
III Pokémon FireRed N/A
III Pokémon LeafGreen N/A



IV Pokémon Diamond When it folds up its body and extends its wings, it looks like a jet plane. It flies at sonic speed.
IV Pokémon Pearl It flies at speeds equal to a jet fighter plane. It never allows its prey to escape.
IV Pokémon Platinum It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.
IV Pokémon HeartGold Its body is covered in fine scales that reduce drag, enabling it to fly at high speeds.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver Its body is covered in fine scales that reduce drag, enabling it to fly at high speeds.



V Pokémon Black It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.
V Pokémon White It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.
V Pokémon Black 2 It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.
V Pokémon White 2 It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.



VI Pokémon X When it folds up its body and extends its wings, it looks like a jet plane. It flies at sonic speed.
VI Pokémon Y It flies at speeds equal to a jet fighter plane. It never allows its prey to escape.
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stat
Speed Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump Full.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
108
- 326 420 -
Atk
130
238 265 359 394
Def
95
175 195 289 317
Sp. Atk
80
148 165 259 284
Sp. Def
85
157 175 269 295
Spd
102
188 209 303 333

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Fire Fang Fire.png 65 95 Physical
Start Tackle Normal.png 50 100 Physical
Start
3
Sand-Attack Ground.png N/A 100 Status
Start
7
Dragon Rage Dragon.png ?? 100 Special
Start
13
Sandstorm Rock.png N/A N/A Status
15 Take Down Normal.png 90 85 Physical
19 Sand Tomb Ground.png 35 85 Physical
24 Dual Chop Dragon.png 40 90 Physical
28 Slash Normal.png 70 100 Physical
33 Dragon Claw Dragon.png 80 100 Physical
40 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
48 Crunch Dark.png 80 100 Physical
55 Dragon Rush Dragon.png 100 75 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon.png 80 100 Physical
TM05 Roar Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.png 90 100 Special
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.png 110 85 Special
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM54 False Swipe Normal.png 40 100 Physical
TM56 Fling Dark.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM59 Incinerate Fire.png 60 100 Special
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.png 70 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.png -- -- Status
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.png 60 90 Physical
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.png 80 100 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.png -- -- Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Secret Power Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM100 Confide Normal.png -- -- Status
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical
HM03 Surf Water.png 95 100 Special
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical


[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Body Slam Normal.png 85 100% Physical
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Dragon Breath Dragon.png 60 100% Special
Iron Head Steel.png 80 100% Physical
Iron Tail Steel.png 100 75% Physical
Metal Claw Steel.png 50 95% Physical
Mud Shot Ground.png 55 95% Special
Outrage Dragon.png 120 100% Physical
Rock Climb Normal.png 90 85% Physical
Sand Tomb Ground.png 35 85% Physical
Scary Face Normal.png -- 100% Status
Thrash Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Twister Dragon.png 40 100% Special


[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] All Generation V Games

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Draco Meteor Dragon.png 140 90% Special

[edit] Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Aqua Tail Water.png 90 90% Physical
Dragon Pulse Dragon.png 90 100% Special
Dual Chop Dragon.png 40 90% Special
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Iron Head Steel.png 80 100% Physical
Iron Tail Steel.png 100 75% Physical
Outrage Dragon.png 120 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Stealth Rock Rock.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Fury Cutter Bug.png 20 95% Physical
Swift Normal.png 60 --% Special
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Physical
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Gible Gabite Garchomp Mega Garchomp
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Level 24 -- Level 48 -- Mega Stone

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Rock.png
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Flying.png
Grass.png
Electric.png
Fire.png
Poison.png
Rock.png
Ice.png
Fairy.png
Dragon.png

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