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Why does Machamp have the letter "P" on his belt?

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I just can't stand looking at a Machamp and wondering: "Why does he have P on his belt?". (Okay, I have to admit that sounded wrong.)

asked Jun 8, 2013 by Jellohamster
P = Punch maybe? Lol just a thought but meh I'm to lazy to find your answer sorryq xD

Machamp got that medal on his belt in Diamond/Pearl games. might have some significance, I dunno.
The Ken Sugimori art from FR/LG had the 'P' on the belt as well, so it didn't get it in D/P.
I hope it means poo
P is the first letter in Pokemon.  :P

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The "P" on his belt could possibly stand for "Power", as if you read it's Pre-Evolution, Machok's PokeDex entries about his belt, they refer to it as a device "saving it's power"

Machoke's Emerald PokeDex Entry

Its muscular body is so powerful, it must wear a power-save belt to be able to regulate its motions.

answered Jun 8, 2013 by Enoch.EXE
selected Jun 8, 2013 by Jellohamster
that and several articles have said that it wears it as a "power-reducing" belt to inhibit its great power. Sources were sketchy though >.>
The "P" could stand for "Pokemon"?
I had one other idea, but female mechamp do exist.