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Basic Information

Garchomp
けつばん Gaburias
#445
445
Rawr
Type
Dragon Ground
Species
Sandshark Pokémon
Abilities
Sand Veil Rough Skin
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Height
0'0"
Imperial
0.0 m
Metric
Weight
0.0 lbs.
Imperial
0.0 kg
Metric
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Dragon group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)

Garchomp s a Dragon/Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV. Garchomp evolves from Gabite at level 48 who evolves from Gible at level 24.

Since its introduction in Gen-IV Garchomp has been the center of attention. With an impressive base 102 speed stat allowing it to out-speed most of the meta, and as a result had very few counters. Coupled with the popular Yache Berry and his Sand Veil ability left him with no solid counters, and amazing late-game sweeping capability.

Recently he has been re-allowed into the 5th generation metagame provided he does not use the Sand Veil ability. Garchomp still remains a massive threat, but with the inclusion of the Lati-Twins, the Musketeer Trio, and sturdier Pokemon he has become a more balanced force without losing too much of his effectiveness.

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.



Custom Sets

SD Chain ChompEdit

445
Types:
  Dragon     Ground  
Nature:
Jolly or Adamant
Ability:
Rough Skin
Held item:
Bag Life Orb Sprite Life Orb
Hp: 4 Atk: 252 Def: 0

Spa: 0 Spd: 0 Spe: 252

SD Sweeper Lv.100
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Fire Blast
Fire Special

AnalysisEdit

This set is designed to primarily capitolize on Garchomps amazing physical stats; while taking advantage of his respectable Special Attack stat to KO physically defensive Pokemon who would otherwise wall him. Of these, Ferrothorn, Skarmory, and Forretress are worth mentioning, and thankfully Fire Blast can OHKO Forretress (not counting for Sturdy) and Ferrothorn if it has 0spd investment.

When using this set it is important to keep Garchomp as healthy as possible until the end game. Focus on removing any threats to his sweep, then simply set-up and demolish whoever is left. It is well advised to keep a spinner on your team to make sure he stays at his optimum fighting power. Any Pokemon faster than him can deal at least 60% of his health, so staying above that margin is of the utmost importance.

CountersEdit

Garchomp does not have a great number of counters, but in the even that you are locked into Outrage, nearly any Steel type can come in and do whatever they want. Although they often can't switch in easily, the Musketeer Trio and the Lati Twins are very effective at defeating Garchomp. Many Pokemon carry Ice Beam or Hidden Power Ice as way to check the rampant Dragons, and Garchomp is no exception. Consider carrying a Yache Berry if you're worried about this happening.

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