Machamp

Machamp
リザードン
Machamp.png
Machoke < Machamp > Bellsprout
Species
Type
Superpower Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#68
Height
Weight
5'3" (1.6m)
287 lbs. (130.5 kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 75%
Female: 25%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Machamp (リザードン) is the 68th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Fighting-Type, and is known as the Superpower Pokémon.

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.

Machop can evolve into Machoke at Level 28, and can evolve into Machamp when traded to another game.

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.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

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.

Gender Differences

Machamp doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

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.

Spin-Off Games

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 in Croca Tunnel in Pokémon Ranger. In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Machamp can be found at the Oil Field Hideout.

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.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

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.

Movies

A trainer named Raymond would use a Machamp in Mewtwo Strikes Back. Wild Machamp make an appearance in The Power of One.

Manga

Team Rocket would send a Machamp after Green for a data disk in her possession that contained data relating to Mew in Chapter 16.

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.

Team Galactic would use a trio of Machamp to chase down Azelf within Lake Valor's central island cavern, appearing in Chapters 398 and 399.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue None Evolve Machoke
Yellow Only One Route 5 Entrance to Underground Path: In-Game Trade
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Evolve Machoke
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Evolve Machoke
FireRed/LeafGreen None Evolve Machoke
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Machoke
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Evolve Machoke
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
White None Evolve Machoke
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y None Evolve Machoke
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Evolve Machoke
Sun/Moon None Evolve Machoke

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Using its heavy muscles, it throws powerful punches that can send the victim clear over the horizon.
Blue Using its heavy muscles, it throws powerful punches that can send the victim clear over the horizon.
Yellow One arm alone can move mountains. Using all four arms, this Pokémon fires off awesome punches.
II Gold It quickly swings its four arms to rock its opponents with ceaseless punches and chops from all angles.
Silver It uses its four powerful arms to pin the limbs of its foe, then throws the victim over the horizon.
Crystal With four arms that react more quickly than it can think, it can execute many punches at once.
III Ruby Machamp has the power to hurl anything aside. However, trying to do any work requiring care and dexterity causes its arms to get tangled. This Pokémon tends to leap into action before it thinks.
Sapphire Machamp is known as the Pokémon that has mastered every kind of martial arts. If it grabs hold of the foe with its four arms, the battle is all but over. The hapless foe is thrown far over the horizon.
Emerald It is impossible to defend against punches and chops doled out by its four arms. Its fighting spirit flares up when it faces a tough opponent.
FireRed Its four ruggedly developed arms can launch a flurry of 1,000 punches in just two seconds.
LeafGreen Using its heavy muscles, it throws powerful punches that can send the victim clear over the horizon.
IV Diamond It punches with its four arms at blinding speed. It can launch 1,000 punches in two seconds..
Pearl It can knock a train flying with a punch. However, it is terrible at delicate work using its fingers.
Platinum Its four muscled arms slam foes with powerful punches and chops at blinding speed.
HeartGold It quickly swings its four arms to rock its opponents with ceaseless punches and chops from all angles.
SoulSilver It uses its four powerful arms to pin the limbs of its foe, then throws the victim over the horizon.
V Black Its four muscled arms slam foes with powerful punches and chops at blinding speed.
White Its four muscled arms slam foes with powerful punches and chops at blinding speed.
Black 2 Its four muscled arms slam foes with powerful punches and chops at blinding speed.
White 2 Its four muscled arms slam foes with powerful punches and chops at blinding speed.
VI X Its four ruggedly developed arms can launch a flurry of 1,000 punches in just two seconds.
Y It uses its four powerful arms to pin the limbs of its foe, then throws the victim over the horizon.
Omega Ruby Machamp has the power to hurl anything aside. However, trying to do any work requiring care and dexterity causes its arms to get tangled. This Pokémon tends to leap into action before it thinks.
Alpha Sapphire Machamp is known as the Pokémon that has mastered every kind of martial arts. If it grabs hold of the foe with its four arms, the battle is all but over. The hapless foe is thrown far over the horizon.
VII Sun It unleashes megaton-level punches that send opponents flying clear over the horizon.
Moon It can lift heavy loads with the greatest of ease. It can even heft dump trucks. But its clumsy fingers prevent it from doing any precision work.
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon

Pokéathlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
90
. 290 384 .
Atk
130
238 265 359 394
Def
80
148 165 259 284
Sp. Atk
65
121 135 229 251
Sp. Def
85
157 175 269 295
Speed
55
103 115 209 229

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Start Wide Guard Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Low Kick Fighting.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Focus Energy Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Karate Chop Fighting.gif 50 100 Physical.png
3 Focus Energy Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
7 Karate Chop Fighting.gif 50 100 Physical.png
9 Foresight Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
13 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
15 Seismic Toss Fighting.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
19 Revenge Fighting.gif 60 100 Physical.png
21 Knock Off Dark.gif 65 100 Physical.png
25 Vital Throw Fighting.gif 70 -- Physical.png
27 Wake-Up Slap Fighting.gif 70 100 Physical.png
33 Dual Chop Dragon.gif 40 90 Physical.png
37 Submission Fighting.gif 80 80 Physical.png
43 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
47 Cross Chop Fighting.gif 100 80 Physical.png
53 Scary Face Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
57 Dynamic Punch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- 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
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 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
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bullet Punch Steel.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Close Combat Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Encore Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Heavy Slam Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Meditate Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Power Trick Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Quick Guard Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
Rolling Kick Fighting.gif 60 85 Physical.png
Smelling Salts Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Thunder Punch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Tickle Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png

Via Event

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 190*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 140*/185* -- Physical.png Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 200 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 100 -- Special.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 28
Trade
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Machamp

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Ghost.gif
Poison.gif
Psychic.gif
Bug.gif
Dark.gif
Rock.gif
Fairy.gif
Flying.gif
Psychic.gif

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