Machamp, The Superpower Pokémon. Using its heavy muscles, it is capable of punching its opponent clear over the horizon. One arm alone is said to be able to move mountains, Using all 4 arms it releases powerful punches. It swings its arms to rock the opponent with punches and chops from all angles. It uses its 4 arms to pin it's opponent's limbs and tosses them. If Machamp tries to do any delicate work, it's arms get tangled. It tends to leap into action before thinking. It is known to have mastered every possible form of Martial Art.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Machamp would have to be this:


Focus Punch
Rock Slide

Items Attached:

Liechi Berry

Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Machamp

Machamp has high attack power, and a focus puncher would deal a lot of damage from a Machamp. 130 base attack strength + 225 from Focus punch(including STAB) should deal a lot of damage.
So, set up for a focus punch by using Substitute and then using focus punch the next turn. Earthquake and rockslide are both good moves. Rockslide can cover any flying types that may be sent up against it.
Also, power up Machamp's attack strength with EV's into its attack and its nature should be adamant for that too. Trying to increase its speed is also a possibility. Its defenses aren't too bad, but they aren't great either. Depending on the situation, it could take a few normal damaging moves.
If you want to beat Machamp, a psychic type or flying move should do the trick. Otherwise, its got incredible strength on its side to sweep away your opponent's team, maybe baton pass some more attack and speed to it to give it a better boost. This is something different from the quite a bit of sweepers that have been done recently.
But, a moveset that The_Ownage suggested is this: Brick break/Cross chop, Earthquake, Rock slide, Bulk up, is good too, maybe this is a one you would prefer. Overall, Machamp has poor speed and a Salac berry could be replaced over Liechi berry. It could deal a lot of damage if its speed was increased.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Attack & Speed for Machamp with any remaining in Special Defense

Strategy Against Machamp

Machamp's Defenses are close to equal and both fairly good so if you attack with some Powerful Physical Attacks or Super Effective such as Psychic, it'll be gone easily

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Machamp would have to be this for the Tough Contest best with Impish, Lax, Relaxed or Bold Nature:


Bulk Up
Rock Smash
Rock Slide

Items Attached:

Yellow Scarf

Strategy Using Machamp

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Bulk up, 2nd - Rock smash, 3rd - Bulk up, 4th - Rock smash, 5th - Earthquake/Rockslide

Locations in Games


Evolve Machoke


Trade from R/S/FR/LG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Evolve Machoke

Animé Appearences

Machamp has had a fair few of Anime Appearences although most are Cameos. First, one was used in the P1 Grand Prix. After that, Giovanni gave Team Rocket one to use in a battle that the did against Ash. After that it was an entrant in the Sumo Contest

Episode 029: The Punchy Pokémon!
Episode 063: Battle For The Badge!
Movie 1: Mewtwo Strikes Back!
Episode 101: The Mandarin Island Miss-Match!
Movie 2: The Power Of One!
Episode 118: The Rivalry Revival!
Episode 171: Beauty And The Breeder!
Episode 196: Ring Masters!
Episode 211: Machoke, Machoke Man!
Episode 230: Extreme Pokémon!
Episode 271: The Ties That Bind!
Episode 273: Playing With Fire!
Special 14: Another Legend Of Celebi!

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