Competitive Information for Machop [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Machop machop
Base Stats for Machop

Fighting


Evolutions / Family:
Machop
Machoke
Machamp

Weakness Chart for Fighting-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
  
  
2x
  
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
  
  
  
  
2x
0.5x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Machop? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.


Machop is popular Fighting-typed Pokemon. Machop is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Machop's only type-related weaknesses are Flying and Psychic.


Species: Machop
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Earthquake / Dig
- Rock Slide
- Low Kick / Seismic Toss

Physical Sweeper Machop (Retro)

Machop is an interesting Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. The original Red/Blue Pokemon had alot to deal with on the battle field. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move that deals a gigantic amount of damage.
Dig is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.
Low Kick is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Fighting-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Seismic Toss is a physical STAB-boosted 1-base power Fighting-type move (damage = Machop's level. can hit ghost types).


Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
30% chance to burn the target.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Dig
100
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
No additional effect.
Fissure
--
30%
5
Deals 65535 damage. Fails if target is faster.
Karate Chop
50
100%
25
High critical hit ratio.
Low Kick
50
90%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
No additional effect.
Seismic Toss
??
100%
20
Damage = user's level. Can hit Ghost types.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Submission
80
80%
25
Has 1/4 recoil.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Quarters the user's chance for a critical hit.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Machop can perform in Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Machop

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