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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

Attacker Tier List See all
PvE Attacker Rating 5 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 3 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 4 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 5 / 5

Pokemon Stats

130.00 kg Weight
1.60 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
3056
ATK 234
DEF 159
STA 207

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Counter is Machamp’s optimal fast move.

  • Karate Chop’s lower power but higher energy gain keep it competitive when paired with Dynamic Punch.

  • Dynamic Punch is the superior Fighting-type charge move by a sizable margin.

  • Close Combat is viable, but if you need the extra DPS, roll for Dynamic Punch.

  • Cross Chop and Submission are basically inferior versions of Dynamic Punch.

  • Bullet Punch, Stone Edge, and Heavy Slam are almost never ideal on an offensive Machamp.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Bullet Punch and Counter are similar on defense, as Machamp’s counters often resist Counter.

  • Dynamic Punch and Heavy Slam end up doing similar damage to most of Machamp’s counters.

  • Cross Chop, though weak, has 2 bars and a fast damage window that is hard to dodge.

  • Stone Edge can catch Flying-types off-guard, but its 1 bar doesn’t work with Machamp's fragility.

  • Close Combat is poor because of its 1 bar, while Submission is both weak and easy to dodge.

PVE Overview

In the beginnings of Pokemon GO, Machamp was made toothless with an unfavorable base stat conversion formula and the horrific quality of Fighting-type moves. Subsequent changes to game mechanics have transformed it into a hulking offensive powerhouse. Machamp remains the best Fighting-type Pokemon currently available, and the Fighting type has an important role in the metagame.

Machamp has survived up to the beginning of Gen 5 as the Fighting Type king, but it's time in the spotlight is finally about to end. Dataminers show that Conkeldurr, who has better stats than Machamp, is going to receive the coveted Counter/Dynamic punch combo, meaning it will outclass the Champ if no changes are made. On top of this, the move Sacred Sword has also been found by dataminers, meaning the legendary Pokemon Terrakion may also outclass it soon. That said; even if not the top pick, Machamp will continue to be a fantastic pick for Fighting type damage moving forward, and will still get the job done!

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Counter + Cross Chop* and Rock Slide

Cross Chop (50 power, 35 energy) is a fighting-type clone of Dragon Claw and Aqua Tail, two incredibly powerful moves. Counter (4 DPT, 3.5 EPT) is one of the best fast moves in the game. Combine the two and you’ve got a high-damage, high shield pressure monster. Add Rock Slide in to handle flying-type Pokémon and it’s very, very difficult to wall Machamp. That said, Cross Chop is very legacy, so if you don’t have one, if you really want to use Machamp, you can potentially use….

Counter + Dynamic Punch and Rock Slide

Dynamic Punch certainly isn’t isn’t a bad move, with 90 power for 50 energy. This puts it on par with Wild Charge, Grass Knot, and Power Whip. But you do lose a huge amount of power relative to Cross Chop, and Machamp drops a tier or two in viability this way.

Heavy Slam and Bullet Punch aren't terrible moves, necessarily, but they're not worth running on Machamp. Close Combat is pretty much just bad. 

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 Power-Up Punch Medicham, who can fill a similar role with much more bulk. If you’ve got the dust to use Medicham, try that instead.

Ultra League: 4 / 5

In Ultra, Machamp once again loses its niche to Power-Up Punch users such as Lucario. Despite this fact, Machamp’s raw power and ability to deal incredible damage without needing to boost up makes it a valuable addition to any team.

Master League: 5 / 5

Machamp fills an incredibly important role in Master League, functioning as one of the top counters to Dialga. It doesn’t hurt that it’s an all around incredibly strong Pokémon, and one many trainers already have at high level. But, seriously, try to have one with Cross Chop. In the absence of the legacy option, use Lucario instead.

Fast Moves

9
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.90
0.60
11.11
10.00
12.50
12
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.90
0.20
8.89
13.33
16.67

Charge Moves

70
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.10
0.40
0.00
1.40
33.33
41.67
46.67
90
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.70
1.50
0.00
1.80
33.33
41.67
60.00
100
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.30
0.00
1.00
43.48
54.35
43.48
80
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Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.70
1.10
0.00
1.60
29.63
37.04
47.41

Legacy Fast Moves

8
More Info

Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.80
0.20
12.50
10.00
12.50

Legacy Charge Moves

50
More Info

Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.50
0.40
0.00
1.00
33.33
41.67
33.33
100
More Info

Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.40
0.00
1.00
43.48
54.35
43.48
60
More Info

Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.20
0.00
1.20
27.27
34.09
32.73

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 50
Stardust 50,000

Other

Female Ratio 25.0 %
Male Ratio 75.0 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate10.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Fighting Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013743
2001.57789
2002117135
2002.5157181
4003197227
4003.5237273
4004277320
4004.5317366
6005357412
6005.5397458
6006437504
6006.5477550
8007517596
8007.5557642
8008597689
8008.5637735
10009677781
10009.5717827
100010757873
100010.5795917
130011833960
130011.58711004
1300129091048
130012.59471091
1600139841135
160013.510221179
16001410601222
160014.510981266
19001511361310
190015.511741353
19001612121397
190016.512501441
22001712871484
220017.513251528
22001813631571
220018.514011615
25001914391659
250019.514771702
25002015151746
250020.515521790
30002115901833
300021.516281877
30002216661921
300022.517041964
35002317422008
350023.517802052
35002418182095
350024.518562139
40002518932183
400025.519312226
40002619692270
400026.520072314
45002720452358
450027.520832401
45002821212445
450028.521592489
50002921972532
500029.522342576
50003022722620
500030.522912641
60003123102663
600031.523292685
60003223482707
600032.523672729
70003323862751
700033.524052772
70003424242794
700034.524432816
80003524622838
800035.524812860
80003625002881
800036.525182903
90003725372925
900037.525562947
90003825752969
900038.525942991
100003926133012
1000039.526323034
100004026513056
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