Garchomp

Garchomp
ガブリアス
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Gabite < Garchomp > Munchlax
Species Type
Mach Pokémon Dragon.gif Ground.gif
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
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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

Biology

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.

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

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

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

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.

Movies

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

Manga

Garchomp's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

In Generation VI, Garchomp resides in the Overused (OU) tier. With the Sand Veil ability banned from standard competitive play, Garchomp is no longer the broken force it once was back in Generation IV. However, it is still a massive threat in the tier, providing strong offensive prowess and surprisingly good defensive prowess to the table and is one of the best Pokemon in the tier. Garchomp is an incredibly versatile Pokemon, capable of performing numerous roles due to its high 130 base Attack, nice speed tier, and ability to sweep with Swords Dance, wallbreak with a Life Orb or Garchompite, or provide utility with Stealth Rock. Garchomp's best set is a Swords Dance + Life Orb set that allows for it to go full force offensively with its STABs and Fire Fang to hammer Skarmory brutally hard when boosted. Garchomp can take an offensive route as a support Pokemon with full investment in Attack, acting more like a suicide lead for hyper offense teams. Garchomp is also capable of running a more defensively oriented set with Stealth Rock and Dragon Tail. Garchomp's ability Rough Skin along with Rocky Helmet allows it to punish physical attackers like Mega Lopunny, Bisharp, and Talonflame with a major amount of residual damage. If one wants to sweep with Garchomp, it can run a Substitute + Swords Dance set with its great overall coverage that it gets from its STABs while Substitute blocks it from Intimidate and Will-O-Wisp. One can take a mixed attacker route to have Garchomp tear apart and surprise defensive cores with Draco Meteor and Fire Blast to weaken physically defensive walls like Landorus-T or roast Steel-types like Skarmory and Ferrothorn. Garchomp can use a Life Orb or choose to opt for its Mega Evolution, Mega Garchomp, when taking the mixed attacker route. Lastly, Garchomp can use its classic Choice Scarf set to perform as a nice revenge killer and pick off weakened threats. Garchomp's only real downfall is its big weakness to Ice, which allows Electric-type Pokemon like Mega Manectric and Raikou to take advantage of the weakness with a Hidden Power Ice. Garchomp also struggles with defensive Pokemon that are fully capable of walling it, although Garchomp can find its way around many of those defensive Pokemon with the right set.

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
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Trade, Transfer, or evolve Gabite

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby N/A
Sapphire N/A
Emerald N/A
FireRed N/A
LeafGreen N/A
IV Diamond When it folds up its body and extends its wings, it looks like a jet plane. It flies at sonic speed.
Pearl It flies at speeds equal to a jet fighter plane. It never allows its prey to escape.
Platinum It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.
HeartGold Its body is covered in fine scales that reduce drag, enabling it to fly at high speeds.
SoulSilver Its body is covered in fine scales that reduce drag, enabling it to fly at high speeds.
V Black It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.
White It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.
Black 2 It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.
White 2 It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.
VI X When it folds up its body and extends its wings, it looks like a jet plane. It flies at sonic speed.
Y It flies at speeds equal to a jet fighter plane. It never allows its prey to escape.
Omega Ruby When it folds up its body and extends its wings, it looks like a jet plane. It flies at sonic speed.
Alpha Sapphire It flies at speeds equal to a jet fighter plane. It never allows its prey to escape.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
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

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
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
Speed
102
188 209 303 333

Moves

Via Level-Up

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

Via TM/HM

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

Via Breeding

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

Via Move Tutor

All Generation V Games

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Draco Meteor Dragon.gif 140 90 Special.png

Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

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

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor

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

Evolution Line

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Level 24
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Level 48
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Garchomp


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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