Competitive Information for Machop [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Machop? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Machop is a wonderful Fighting-typed Pokemon. Machop is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Machop's only type-related weaknesses are Flying and Psychic.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Double-Edge / Return
- Karate Chop / Low Kick
- Rock Slide
Physical Sweeper Machop (Retro)
Machop is a decent Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Machop from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (power doubles on dig).
♦ Karate Chop is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Fighting-type move (high critical hit ratio).
♦ Low Kick is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Fighting-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
♦ Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Wondering what moves can Machop learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Machop can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Machop
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Machop that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Gold/Silver moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.
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