0068 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:
  • Overall:


Type Generation 1Generation 2Generation 3Generation 4Generation 5Generation 6Generation 7Generation 8Generation 9
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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.
  • + Dynamic
    Performs well with energy and has fluid, dynamic matchups.
  • + 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 TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
2FastKarate Chop*432Fast Charge
3FastBullet Punch3.532General
4ChargedClose Combat100% chance -2 Def self451202.677 - 6 - 7 - 6Self-Debuff
5ChargedCross Chop35601.715 - 5 - 5 - 5Spam/Bait
6ChargedRock Slide45751.677 - 6 - 7 - 6Coverage
7ChargedPayback*601101.839 - 9 - 8 - 9Coverage Nuke
8ChargedDynamic Punch501082.168 - 7 - 7 - 7General
9ChargedHeavy Slam50701.48 - 7 - 7 - 7Coverage
10ChargedStone Edge*551001.828 - 8 - 8 - 8Coverage Nuke
11ChargedSubmission*50721.448 - 7 - 7 - 7General

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, possessing immense strength, can easily move heavy loads but faces difficulty with precise tasks, often acting hastily without forethought.

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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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