|#445|| Sand Veil|
|6′3″ (1.9m)||209.4 lbs. (95kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
| 4th Gen: Uber
5th Gen: OU
6th Gen: OU
|3 Attack Points|
Garchomp (Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Dragon/Ground Type, and is known as the Mach Pokémon.) is the 111th Pokémon in the
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.
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.
 Gender Differences
A Male Garchomp has a notch in the dorsal fin on its back, a feature that Female Garchomp doesn't have.
 Game Information
 Original Games
 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.
 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.
 Anime/Manga Information
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.
Garchomp's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
 Pokémon Information
 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.
Hold Item: Yache Berry
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.
 Area Location
|Black 2/White 2||None||or Trade|
 Pokédex Entries
|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|
|V||Pokémon White 2|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor
 All Generation V Games
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only)
 Via Move Tutor
 Heart Gold/Soul Silver
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
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