Competitive Information for Machop [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Machop machop
Base Stats for Machop

Fighting

Abilities:
GutsGuts: If this Pokemon is statused, its Attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage.


Evolutions / Family:
Machop
Machoke
Machamp

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


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Movesets for Singles


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


Machop is a marvelous Fighting-typed Pokemon. Machop is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Machop's only type-related weaknesses are Flying and Psychic.


Species: Machop
Item: Flame Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Facade / Double-Edge
- Brick Break
- Earthquake
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Machop (Guts)

Machop is an awesome Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. 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. Flame Orb will burn Machop at the end of the turn which will activate Machop's Guts ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Guts, if Machop is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Guts to seriously give Machop a sweet boost.

Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Machop is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Brick Break is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Machop this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Machop? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Species: Machop
Item: Flame Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Guts
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Facade
- Rock Slide
- Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Machop (Guts)

Machop is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Previously 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. Flame Orb will burn Machop at the end of the turn which will activate Machop's Guts ability. Use Protect to help guarantee the Orb activates on your first turn. With Guts, if Machop is statused its attack is 1.5x; ignores burn halving physical damage. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction. Combine that with Guts to seriously give Machop a sweet boost.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Machop is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Machop this turn).



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
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cross Chop
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Karate Chop
50
100%
25
High critical hit ratio.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Revenge
60
100%
10
Damage doubles if user is hit by the target.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Rolling Kick
60
85%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Smelling Salts
60
100%
10
Damage doubles if target is paralyzed; cures it.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Submission
80
80%
25
Has 1/4 recoil.
Vital Throw
70
--
10
This move does not check accuracy. Goes last.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Encore
--
100%
5
The target repeats its last move for 3-6 turns.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Meditate
--
--
40
Raises the user's Attack by 1.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Scary Face
--
90%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Machop can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Machop

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