Garchomp (ガブリアス Gaburiasu) is a Dragon/Ground-type Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

Biology

Physiology

Garchomp is a bipedal hammerhead shark-like Pokémon colored mostly red and dark blue. On its head it possesses two horn-like appendages and a star-like yellow mark on its snout. Its arms have one claw each, and triangular fins emerge from its elbows and back.

Upon Mega Evolution, its claws extend into scythes and its body is covered in more spikes with two red spikes.

Gender differences

Male Garchomp have a notch on their dorsal fin.

Behavior

Garchomp are relentless pursuit predators that chase down their prey while never allowing them to escape. They always have violent disputes with Salamence, their natural rival, when hunting for food. They are loyal and friendly towards their trainers though, as demonstrated by Prof. Sycamore's Garchomp in the anime.

Upon Mega Evolving, Garchomp will become uncontrollably savage and aggressive due to their prided wings have become scythes. They won't cease throwing into a fit of ferocious rage and will even slice their enemies into scraps.

Natural Abilities

Garchomp can fly in high velocity of sound in the air when folding their bodies and stretching their wings.

Their wings can crash trees when they are running at a high speed.

The appendages on their heads can serve the purpose of a sensor, which are helpful for detecting faraway preys.

Habitat

They are seldom seen in the wild as they live in caves.

Diet

Garchomp are carnivorous. If they ever irrupt into a flock of bird Pokémon, they will not hesitate to swallow the entire flock.

Evolution

Garchomp is the final evolution of Gible. Gabite evolves into this Pokémon at level 48. Garchomp can further evolve into Mega Garchomp by using its Garchompite.

Game Info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond and Pearl Evolve Gabite None
Platinum Evolve Gabite None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Evolve Gabite None
Black and White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X and Y Evolve Gabite None


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Hidden Land (1F-15F)Hidden Highland (1F-8F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hippowdon Temple


Pokédex Entries

  • Diamond

    When it folds up its body and extends its wings, it looks like a jet plane. It flies at sonic speed.

  • Pearl

    It flies at speeds equal to a jet fighter plane. It never allows its prey to escape.

  • Platinum

    It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.

  • HeartGold

    Its body is covered in fine scales that reduce drag, enabling it to fly at high speeds.

  • SoulSilver

    Its body is covered in fine scales that reduce drag, enabling it to fly at high speeds.

  • Black

    It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.

  • White

    It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.

  • Black 2

    It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.

  • White 2

    It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.

  • X

    When it folds up its body and extends its wings, it looks like a jet plane. It flies at sonic speed.

  • Y

    It flies at speeds equal to a jet fighter plane. It never allows its prey to escape.

  • Omega Ruby

    When it folds up its body and extends its wings, it looks like a jet plane. It flies at sonic speed.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    It flies at speeds equal to a jet fighter plane. It never allows its prey to escape.

  • Sun

    It can fly at speeds rivaling jet planes. It dives into flocks of bird Pokémon and gulps the entire flock down whole.
    Mega Evolution: Excess energy melted its arms and wings, transforming them into giant scythes.

  • Moon

    The protuberances on its head serve as sensors. It can even detect distant prey.
    Mega Evolution: Its vaunted wings become scythes, sending it mad with rage. It swings its scythes wildly and slices the ground to pieces.

  • Ultra Sun

    It flies at the speed of sound while searching for prey, and it has midair battles with Salamence as the two compete for food.
    Mega Evolution: Its arms and wings melted into something like scythes. Mad with rage, it rampages on and on.

  • Ultra Moon

    Its fine scales don’t just reduce wind resistance—their sharp edges also cause injury to any opponent who attacks it.
    Mega Evolution: Its disposition is more vicious than before its Mega Evolution. Garchomp carves its opponents up with the scythes on both arms.


Stats

Garchomp's Stats
HP
108
Attack
130
Defense
95
Sp. Atk
80
Sp. Def
85
Speed
102
Total
600

Garchomp's Stats
HP
108
Attack
170
Defense
115
Sp. Atk
120
Sp. Def
95
Speed
92
Total
700

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
1 Dual Chop 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
1 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon Special
1 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
Evo Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
3 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
7 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon Special
13 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
19 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical
28 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
40 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
55 Dragon Rush 100 75% 10 Dragon Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 3 0 ♥
1 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon Special Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
3 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 3 0 ♥
7 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon Special Cool 3 0 ♥
13 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
19 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
24 Dual Chop 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
28 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
33 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
40 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
48 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 1 4 ♥
55 Dragon Rush 100 75% 10 Dragon Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
1 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon Special
1 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
3 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
7 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon Special
13 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
19 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical
24 Dual Chop 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
28 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
40 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
48 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
55 Dragon Rush 100 75% 10 Dragon Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 3
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
1 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 2
1 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon Special Cool 3
1 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
3 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 2
7 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon Special Cool 3
13 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
15 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3
19 Sand Tomb 15 70% 15 Ground Physical Smart 0
28 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3
33 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
40 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
48 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 2
55 Dragon Rush 100 75% 10 Dragon Physical Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM59 Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Dragon Special Smart 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Beauty 2
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Beauty 0
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Garchomp can learn, refer to Gible.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Draco Meteor SMUSUM 130 90% 5 Dragon Special
Dragon Pulse USUM 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Dual Chop USUM 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Outrage USUM 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Aqua Tail ORAS 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Draco Meteor XYORAS 130 90% 5 Dragon Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
Dragon Pulse ORAS 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Dual Chop ORAS 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Outrage ORAS 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail B2W2 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Draco Meteor BWB2W2 140 90% 5 Dragon Special
Dragon Pulse B2W2 90 100% 10 Dragon Special
Dual Chop B2W2 40 90% 15 Dragon Physical
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Iron Head B2W2 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Outrage B2W2 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Aqua Tail HGSSPt 90 90% 10 Water Physical Cute 3
Draco Meteor  140 90% 5 Dragon Special Smart 2
Earth Power HGSSPt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Iron Head HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Outrage HGSSPt 120 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites


Mega Evolution Sprites

Garchomp Mega XY.gif
Front
MGarchomp XYBack.gif
Back
Garchomp Mega XY Shiny Sprite.gif
Front (Shiny)
Garchomp Mega XY Shiny Back Sprite.gif
Back (Shiny)

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Cynthia's Garchomp

Cynthia's Garchomp made her anime debut in Top- Down Training! where she battled Paul. Garchomp is Cynthia's main Pokémon and she releases her to assist Ash and the group to disband Team Galactic. In the Best Wishes series, she released her again to aid Iris' Dragonite, Ridley's Golurk and Cilan's Pansage to fight against Thundurus, Tornadus and Landorus in both their original and Therian forms while trying to thwart Team Rocket's Operation Tempest which proves successful when Ash's Pikachu destroys the platform that everyone is standing using its amplified Electro Ball.

Another Garchomp appeared in Pokémon Summer Academy. Professor Sycamore's Garchomp appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit! when Team Rocket made it out of control. She is Professor Sycamore's main Pokémon and serves as his research experiment at his lab. Later when James and Professor Sycamore fight for the Key Stone to make Garchomp mega evolves into a Mega Garchomp after they capture her along with her Mega Stone. Garchomp still chooses Professor Sycamore as her Trainer in her mega form and he uses this to blast Team Rocket away with its powerful abilities.

Trivia

  • This Pokémon has the same star shape on its forehead as Sharpedo.
  • Garchomp is the last non-legendary Dragon-type Pokémon in Generation IV.
  • Garchomp is the only Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon with a gender difference.
  • Despite Pokédex entries stating that Garchomp can fly, it can not learn the HM Fly. It is also Dragon/Ground type and not Dragon/Flying type. In the anime it is shown flying, however.
  • Mega Garchomp is the strongest Pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
    • From a competitive point of view however, its Mega Evolution is weaker than it's regular form as its speed drops from 102 to 92, Rough Skin is replaced by Sand Force which is more situational and it loses the benefit of holding an item as Mega Stones have no other effect after a Pokémon Mega Evolves.
  • Despite not being present in the Sword and Shield base game, Mach Motors, a car company that offers Poké Jobs, is likely based on it, with their name referencing Garchomp's category and their logo resembling a Garchomp's head seen from above.

Origin

Garchomp is possibly based on the land shark, a fictional creature often found in popular culture. It also has some elements of fighter jets in its design. Mega Garchomp takes some inspiration from stereotypical bikers (the "teeth" lining the red part of its stomach and chest, combined with its dark body color, may be interpreted as a leather jacket, with the "teeth" being a zipper) and possibly praying mantises.

Etymology

Garchomp is derived from gar (a carnivorous fish) gabugabu (to gobble), gaburito (to chew), and chomp.

Gaburiasu comes from gabugabu (to gobble), gaburito (to chew), アース (āsu, earth), and Carcharias (a genus of sand tiger sharks and the species name for the great white shark).

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