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131MS #131: Gabite
Pokémon
#133: Laquagon 133MS
132MS
Garchomp
Mach Pokémon
#132
Garchomp
Type
Dragon Ground
Unknown
Abilities
Sand Veil or Rough Skin
Gender ratio
50% / 50%
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg groups
Monster and Dragon
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
6'03" 1.9 m
0'0" 0 m
Weight
209.4 lbs. 95.0 kg
0 lbs. 0 kg
Base experience yield
218
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Base friendship
70
Cry
No cry found

Garchomp (Japanese: ガブリアス / Gaburias) is a dual-type Dragon/Ground pseudo-legendary Pokémon, and is one of the official Pokémon featured in Pokémon Vega.

It evolves from Gabite starting at level 48. It is the final form of Gible.

Pokédex Entry Edit

Pokédex entry
It can fly as fast as a jet plane. If it moves its wings quickly enough, it can create blades of air.

Game Locations Edit

Availability
None This Pokémon cannot be obtained.
Common
Uncommon
Fossil
Rare Postgame : Sphere Ruins (B7F)
One
Evolve Gabite

Overview Edit

Ah Garchomp, the 'Land Shark' that completely molded the scene in its debut in Generation 4, and being the trump card of the Sinnoh Champion, Cynthia. (Believe it or not, Cynthia does appear in Tohoak, in the form as a Guest Trainer in the Mirage Battle System). The introduction of the Mach Pokémon would lead to many a Trainer's team being swept both in-game and in Wi-Fi battling.

Anyways, it is beyond obvious that Garchomp does not have any real flaws, being the prime example of nigh-perfect Pokémon, blessed with a badass design, massive versatility, phenomenal typing, and a downright fantastic stat distribution. However, it is unfortunate that the devs were unable to code in many items that are the 'icing' of its battling prowess:

- Without any Haban and Yache Berries, Garchomp is unable to tank a Dragon-type and especially Ice-type moves, respectively and reliably.

- Garchomp is only able to chip an eighth of an opponent's HP, when contact is made due to its Rough Skin ability, since it cannot put a Rocky Helmet on its head.

- Lack of Life Orb does not give it extra damage output, especially if one uses a Mixed Attacking Garchomp with Dragon Claw and Raze Earth. Although this is compensated by boosting moves in Swords Dance and Nasty Plot.

- Finally, a lack of Choice Scarf does not allow Garchomp to outspeed powerful threats, freely: the Lati duo, Weavile, Switza, Narwhail, Solarisen, Gatanoia, Roytsar and Asphere. This may prove especially daunting when using Garchomp in the Mirage Battle System, since all of these Pokémon appear in the said System.

In addition to all of the preceding, Garchomp's best STABs, Outrage and Earthquake, are only obtainable through breeding; meaning that if one uses a Garchomp without breeding involved, Garchomp would have Dragon Claw and Dig as its preferred STAB options. However, Swords Dance does compensate the lower base power of these moves.

Note, Gible is found very late during the story, only being available in Victory Road and the Sphere Ruins. (it is recommended to use a Gameshark code, in order to hack Gible early on).

Still, despite the noticeable changes in terms of items, breeding for moves, and mass grinding in levels, Garchomp still ranks out as one of the best in the game due to its sheer strength, excellent offensive typing, role versatility, coverage, bulk, and speed. This dragon has, is, and always will be one of the most successful in the history of the Pokémon.

Held Items Edit

Held item(s)
None This Pokémon cannot be found holding an item.
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Always

Base Stats Edit

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 108
168 - 215 326 - 420
Attack: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Speed: 102
96 - 169 188 - 333
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type Effectiveness Edit

Under normal battle conditions, this Pokémon is:
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Doubly resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Damaged normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Doubly weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Moves Edit

By Level Up Edit

By leveling up
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
011 Dragon Rage Dragon Special 0000 100100% 10
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
011 Dual Chop Dragon Physical 04040 09090% 15
011 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
011 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
033 Dragon Rage Dragon Special 0000 100100% 10
077 Dual Chop Dragon Physical 04040 09090% 15
1313 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
1515 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
1919 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
2828 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
3333 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4040 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
4848 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5555 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
6666 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Garchomp obtained at level 1
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Garchomp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Garchomp
  • Moves in yellow cannot be learned by any previous evolutions of Garchomp

By TM/HM Edit

By TM/HM
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TMNormal TM01 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TMGround TM03 Spikes Ground Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TMNormal TM06 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TMRock TM09 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TMDragon TM10 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 075}}75% 10
TMGhost TM11 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TMNormal TM13 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TMPoison TM22 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TMSteel TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TMGround TM25 Raze Earth Ground Special 120120 100}}100% 15
TMFighting TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TMDark TM33 Rampage Dark Physical 120120 085}}85% 5
TMGround TM37 Mud Bomb Ground Special 06565 085}}85% 10
TMFire TM38 Raging Flame Fire Physical 110110 100}}100% 10
TMGrass TM39 Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TMDragon TM43 Dragon Beat Dragon Special 120120 090}}90% 15
TMRock TM45 Diamond Blast Rock Special 100100 100}}100% 10
TMDark TM47 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TMNormal HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 100}}100% 30
TMWater HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
TMNormal HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 095}}95% 15
TMFighting HM06 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Garchomp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Garchomp
  • Moves in yellow cannot be learned by any previous evolutions of Garchomp

By Move Tutor Edit

By Move Tutor
 Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Shadow Clamp Ghost Physical 90 90% 20
Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
Raid Bug Physical 100 100% 10
Psygatling Psychic Physical 120 90% 5
Dark Resolve Dark Special 120 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Garchomp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Garchomp
  • Moves in yellow cannot be learned by any previous evolutions of Garchomp

Evolution Edit

Gible
Unevolved
Gible
 Dragon  Ground 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 24
Gabite
First evolution
Gabite
 Dragon  Ground 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 48
Garchomp
Second evolution
Garchomp
 Dragon  Ground 

Sprites Edit

Front Back Front shiny Back shiny
File:GenderM.png Garchomp Garchompb File:GenderM.png File:Garchomps.png File:Garchompsb.png

Notes Edit

131MS #131: Gabite
Pokémon
#133: Laquagon 133MS