so evolving a good machamp has been my project the last few weeks and this guy is the result. high iv (90ish%) and 15 attack stat. was thinking of powering him to about 1500 for prestiging if he was worth it?

edit: just noticed th name. i note apraisal results as i catch so i can sort easier

Asked by lanstul2 years 4 months ago
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Prestiging Against who? He would work great for Tyranitar/Snorlax but Blissey you need a pokemon with much higher cp. And resistances to her moves such as 1900-2300 Exeggutor /w SoB. Also an OH Flareon in that same range works aswell.

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ok ya the nurses still scare me a bit and prestiging is so different than just regular battling. thats good to know he will be good on snorlax they are not as common but still around

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Yeah sadly Snorlax can be beaten by almost all fighting type, Top Teir, and really any other above average attacker so he would do just fine. But yeah I was very concerned about blissey but I recently had to prestige against 4 and it was surprisingly easy only a few close calls.

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I'm sorry to say, but that move set is pretty bad. For Machamp, you need all-fighting moves. I would not spend any candy or stardust on it. But that's just me.

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by pipjay 2 years 4 months ago

To consider powering up a pokemon from this low a level, it needs to have exceptional IVs and and a great moveset.

Before Gen2 update, Bullet Punch was at least the better defensive quickmove, but Bullet Punch was nerfed and Machamp got a better fighting move. Now Machamp with Bullet Punch is probably not worth investing any stardust in.

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by GS1 2 years 4 months ago

Don't power this Machamp up. Too low cp and too much dust and candies required and most importantly the MS sucks.

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From the looks of all the replies so far on this question, (you should)* take that Machamp out back and shoot it.

*funny, I use swipe for texting, and autocorrect originally put "yippy soup" for "you should." I'm now hungry, and i don't even know what's in yippy soup.

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Agreed it's not good to power this one up...but I'd say being at 1300CP (or even 1400) is better than 1500...

I would personally choose 1300CP since all my Tangela's are around 1200-1250 or so...

I have a 300CP Machamp with C/CC (95%) so I may eventually power that up to around 1300CP to prestige...It's normally "BAD" to power up prestigers, but I have enough dust for now and don't have a great fighting prestiger...

Could eventually max this one out too...

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Machop candies have been rare for me, but even our they weren't rare, why did you evolve a 383 Machamp? Eggs give a high iv machop, and at level 20, which if evolved and not powered up, would be perfect for a prestige mon, 1500-1600 cp

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I evolved since I have enough Stardust (close to a million) and very very high IVs (91%+), even from eggs has been hard to get for me...I did evolve 2 hatches, but I like to get 1000 prestige so 1600+ CP is a bit too high for me.

So far, I've evolved 6 Machamps and still didn't get C/DP.

If the 300CP Machamp got C/DP, I would have maxed it...Possibly over level 30 even.

I only thought of prestige levels since it can get an immediate use and I still have close to 200 Machop candies currently (never evolved one in Gen1 and had a nest)...It also has a still useful move C/CC and taking it to slightly below 1300CP would be 30 candies or so (stardust isn't a concern for me currently).

I already have a level 25 and level 30 C/CC Machamp so I didn't want to max this to 30...

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Understand, although my reply was to the OP. I only have one Machamp, lvl 30, caught him as machop (lvl 27), guess i was lucky enough to have him be 96%. Just hatched a machop (98%). Every machop hatch has been 84-98%. Maybe I don't understand fully because it's so rare to me

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this was the first machop i caught with good stats in a long while i know the cp was way low i was hoping for a double fighting moveset.

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Have you tried prestiging with machoke? I evolved several Machops up for that purpose, so have several Low Kick/Cross Chop and Karate Chop/CC, high IV Level 20 egg hatches that are around 1050-1060 CP. For the low price of 25 candy you can have several potential prestigers, and if the Machoke comes up with Brick Break then can further evolve that one (although candy is so rare for me it will be a while..)

I also have a wild catch Level 23 (3500 candy) Machoke that is just above 1200 CP. Good for the occasional entry level 2K Ursa or lower-level Snorlax that ppl throw in gyms around here.

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