068 Machamp



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Counter, Cross Chop, Rock Slide
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 18.5 0/14/11CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
  • Defense:
  • Stamina:
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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Counter 3.5 4.8 2 Multipurpose
2 Fast Karate Chop* 4 3 2 Fast Charge
3 Fast Bullet Punch 3.5 3 2 Fast Charge
4 Charged Close Combat 100% chance -2 Def self 45 120 2.67 7 - 6 - 7 Self-Debuff
5 Charged Cross Chop 35 60 1.71 5 - 5 - 5 Spam/Bait
6 Charged Rock Slide 45 75 1.67 7 - 6 - 7 Coverage
7 Charged Payback* 60 110 1.83 9 - 9 - 8 Coverage Nuke
8 Charged Dynamic Punch 50 108 2.16 8 - 7 - 7 General
9 Charged Heavy Slam 50 70 1.4 8 - 7 - 7 Coverage
10 Charged Stone Edge* 55 100 1.82 8 - 8 - 8 Coverage Nuke
11 Charged Submission* 50 72 1.44 8 - 7 - 7 General

Character Introduction


Machamp is a Fighting Pokémon which evolves from Machoke. It is vulnerable to Flying, Psychic and Fairy moves. Machamp's strongest moveset is Counter & Dynamic Punch and it has a Max CP of 3,056.


"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."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Counter + Cross Chop or Close Combat and Rock Slide

Counter is one of the best fast moves in the game, provides wide relevant coverage, and benefits from STAB. 

Cross Chop costs the least amount of energy, gets STAB, and can be used frequently. Close Combat is more complicated to use as a self-debuffing move, but can also be quite devastating if unshielded. Rock Slide is preferable for its lesser 45 energy cost, and offers valuable coverage, including against Machamp's weakness to Flying-types. Dynamic Punch is statistically inferior to Close Combat in damage output and costs 5 additional energy, however it doesn't carry the self-debuff risk. Payback is a move limited to Elite TMs and Community Day events; while it provides strong coverage against Machamp's disadvantages vs Psychic and Ghost Pokemon, its high 60 energy cost discourages its use, especially when shields are available. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 3 / 5

Machamp isn’t necessarily bad in Great League. In fact, it’s pretty powerful. The issue is that it’s overshadowed by Medicham and Deoxys Defense Form, who can fill a similar role with much more bulk. Consider those options instead. 

Ultra League: 3.5 / 5

In Ultra, Machamp’s raw power makes it a valuable addition as a Steel counter, though it gets walled pretty hard by Ghosts.

Master League: 3 / 5

A long time ago, Machamp was one of the few Pokemon that could check a Dialga's rampage. Years have passed since Dialga's release, and while Dialga remains at the top of the meta, many Pokemon have come to take over Machamp's niche. Various Steel- and Ground-type Pokemon have arrived to balance out the temporal titan without the drawbacks of Machamp's poor bulk and defensive typing. It can't even claim the title of the game's best Fighting-type Pokemon anymore, with Conkeldurr and Zamazenta existing. While the Fighting-type remains one of the most potent offensive types in the game, there are many Pokemon that can consistently deal it, such as Zacian, Landorus-T, and Melmetal. Plagued with low stats and a general lack of a defensive purpose, Machamp is horribly outclassed and does not have an appreciable niche in the Master League.

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