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What is a good moveset for Garchomp?

3 votes

I have Brick break, stone edge, earthquake, and dragon claw
he has a very high attack.

Garhchomp learnset

asked Jun 14, 2010 by Speed freak
edited Jul 2, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Garchomp
Nature: Hasty
Trait: Sand Veil
Item: Leftovers/Sitrus Berry/ Focus Band
- Dragon Rush/Draco Meteor (Covers Dragon weakness)
- Stone Edge (Comeplete Coverage against Ice Weakness)
- Crunch (Suggestion, May lower Foe's defense, Also good if Foe has Froslass)
- Sandstorm/Earthquake/Brick Break (Sandstorm: Increases Evasion, Earthquake: High Power and Accuracy, Brick Break: Coverage against Ice since Stone edge doesn't have as high accuracy.)
My Garchomp has none of these moves, in fact, I just made it up, but since I thought of this, Im gunnna Give him these moves
Ha lol shiny Mega Garchomp is pink.
shiny garchomp is.... .WUT
I'd just give it speed and HP EVs and spam Swords Dance......
 - Dragon Claw
 - Iron Head (fairies)
 - Earthquake
 - Swords Dance
Simple and to the point.
I think shiny megas generally don't look as good to discourage genning shinies... Maybe.

39 Answers

4 votes

Since garchomp has high attack and only 2 weekneses
its a great pokemon allthogh its 4X week agenst ice
so id suggest:
earthquake (has high attack its just a killing mechine)
stone edge ( good physical and type coverge)
outrage (great physical attck holding Persim Berry )
and sword dance\sandstorm
sword dance (boosts attack)
sandstorm (its abilety is sand veil )

answered Nov 24, 2010 by charizard
what about pokemon like abomasnow with no rock weakness and adding the truth of stone edges accuracy.
abomasnow HAS rock weakness
Yeah although grass is super-effective on rock rock isn't not very effective against grass
Incorrect. Rock does full damage against Grass. It takes double damage from Grass but that's irrelevant to this discussion.
If he is holding the persim berry he can't hold the GARCHOMPITE! Sorry for caps I wanted to get the point across. (If anyone doesn't know what this Item is, it's a mega stone that allows Garchomp to MEGA Evolve.
Mamoswine is the only ice type not to be weak to rock
3 votes

No SubChomp has been suggested yet? What?

Garchomperz (Garchomp) @ Leftovers
Garchomp
Trait: Rough Skin
Jolly Nature
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 Def
Moves:
-Substitute
-Sword Dance/ Hone Claws /Fire Fang
-Earthquake
-Outrage/Dragon Claw/Dragon Rush

So, the point of this set it to go in there and set up on something you can resist or wall, such Forretress or something along those lines. Start it all off with a Substitute, to guarantee you get at least a an Attack boost with either Hone Claws or Sword Dance. Earthquake lets you hit anything that resist your Dragon STAB, while being boosted by STAB. Great for hitting Pokemons like Tyranitar and Heatran. Now, Outrage is just raw power, and a great move, especially at +2. Dragon Claw is if you dont want to be hitting Ferrothorn, and would like to set up some more on it or hit it with EQ, and not lose HP while doing so. Finally, Dragon rush is only here if you wanted a stronger move than Dragon Claw, but without Outrage's effect. Note that it is very recommended you use Hone Claws with this, as missing could cost you the match. Finally, you're not the set up type, Fire Fang can be used over SD/Hone Claws for more coverage.

answered Mar 21, 2013 by Lusty
edited Mar 21, 2013 by Lusty
1 vote

Ah, Chomper, one of my favs from Gen IV, a shining light in a horrible generation.
Those of you who down-vote/up-vote because of that comment, well... just don't.

Anyway!

Role: Sub Breaker

Garchomp (M) @ Muscle Band

Trait: Rough Skin

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Dual Chop

  • Hone Claws

  • Stone Edge

  • Earthquake

answered Jun 19, 2011 by Josh
I am resisting the urge to down-vote precisely because of that comment.
What! 4th gen is the BEST!
Good pokemon in gen 4: infernape, spiritomb, lucario, drapion, weavile, yanmega, rotom, dialga, palkia, giritina, heatran, darkrai, regigigas, shaymin, Arceus... No generation is bad.
4th gen is the best! I agree!
1 vote

Gen V

Garchomp (M) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Sand Veil

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Outrage
  • Stone Edge
  • Earthquake
  • Fire Fang
answered Jun 30, 2011 by trachy
I think Jolly nature would work better, cause if your goin for speed might as well go all out.
1 vote

This is my mixed set of ninja skill:

Garchomp (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Sand Veil
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Rash Nature (+SAtk, -SDef)
- Flamethrower
- Dragon Pulse
- Earthquake
- Brick Break

The Scarf makes it Super Fast, so it outruns every threat. EVs make it Mixed. Flamethrower is coverage against Ice Types, and also permanantly kills Ferrothorn, which is a pain in... well, it's a pain everywhere. D-Pulse is STAB, and covers Dragon Types that are super effective. Earthquake is STAB and makes this guy a killer. Brick Break is for Ice types that have high Special Defense, as well as breaking Screens.

answered Sep 9, 2011 by Fate Itself
Can Dragon rush cover for Dragon pulse? Also how would I get this Dragon pulse in Pokemon diamond?
1 vote

Specs-chomp

Item: Choice-specs
Ability: Sand-veil
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 S.Attack, 252 Speed, 6 hp


Dragon-pulse
Flamethrower
Earth-power
Draco-meteor/Hidden-power(Electric)


Choice-specs gives this guy 383 Attack, that is pretty good. Dragon-pulse is STAB. Flamethrower is necessary coverage over Ice and with Dragon-pulse is great coverage. Earth-power is STAB. Draco-meteor would be last chance for damage power while HP(Electric would be for more coverage.

answered Feb 14, 2012 by Speed freak
edited Apr 26, 2012 by Speed freak
1 vote

Oh no. Not Garchomp. Don't let me use my unbeatable beast in a battle. This is one of my favorite(not to mention the best there is)pokemon out there. I got my Garchomp (Vick) over the GTS at level 100... and let me tell you something, It is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to beat this insane beast. This Dragon and Ground pokemon has insane speed and attack stats. It is easily one of the top 3 Dragon pokemon out there.(Unfortunately Latios is probrably number one). The moves you need to teach it are the following:

  1. Fire Fang- This gets rid of the 4x weakness to ice.

  2. Dragon Rush- Although not good accuracy it has STAB and a total power of 150. (Beats using outrage because it attacks continuously and will confuse you)

  3. Stone Edge- Very High Critical hit ratio with it being strong against ice also.

  4. Earthquake- STAB. AND attacks all other pokemon on field without Levitate or being a flying type.

You could get rid of Fire Fang for Aqua Tail but you would have to do this in Heartgold or Soulsilver. You could also get rid of Stone Edge for Rock Slide which can make opponents flinch and attacks both opponents. The only way I have ever lost with my Garchomp is when it faces super fast Ice type pokemon, LATIOS >:-( or a strong pokemon with great defense like Snorlax.

answered Mar 9, 2012 by caleb1fan
I like this moveset,I'm gonna try it!except I may change the earthquake.
Yes! I was trying to get a good nature on my garchomp so I was hatching eggs and I got a shiny gible :D Definitely using this set.
1 vote

This question is kinda old but...

Garchomp(M) @ Choice Band

Trait: Sand Veil

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

Outrage- STAB and powerful
EQ- STAB and coverage
Stone Edge/Rock Slide- Coverage + Ice types- RS for flinch OR SE for criticals
Fire Fang/ Brick Break/ Swords Dance/ Hone Claws- Fire Fang or Brick Break for Ice types, Swords Dance for raising attack by 2 stages, Hone Claws just makes it amazing!

answered Jul 4, 2012 by megaskarmness
0 votes

I like the fact that your garchomp has high attack. If he has high special attack, mabe have flamethrower to go against ice because it is more powerful than stone edge or brick break, but those arn't bad either. If garchomp has alot of happines & you want a sweeper which garchomp wouldn't be bad at, then teach him dragon rush or outrage instead of dragon claw. Earthquake is really good with offensive pokemon (unlike shuckle) so it is a very good addition plus it gets STAB. If you feel you need a power up, try workup( if Sp attack is used or swords dance if only attack. It depends on your stategy, style of battling, preferences, & whom you are battling.

Good item- dragon fang if sweeping with dragon type move)/(if alot of hp only) life orb

If possible-

EVs 252 attack, 252speed, 4 hp or Sp attack

Ability- rough skin or if used in desert or something sand veil

Good partner- someone with sand stream or with fire & or dragon moves.

Nature- adamant (if not using flame thrower) naughty (if using flamethrower)

answered Jun 30, 2011 by Eoko
0 votes

Earthquake-why not
Hone claws-you'll see why in a moment
Dragon rush-yes,after one round of hone claws this has never missed yet.
Fire fang/brick break -coverage against ice

answered Apr 5, 2012 by ToaTahu105
0 votes

Super cool pokemon though it's not mi prefered powerhouse.

Adamant/Jolly Nature
Attack and Speed Ev training
Roughskin/Sand Veil (Depends on the kind of team you use)
Muscle Band Held Item

Dual Chop: STAB, more powerful than Dragon claw Ok accuracy.
Earthquake: STAB, why wouldn't someone teach it to him.
Fire Fang: Deals with weakness chance to burn or flinch and type coverage.
Stone Edge: Good power and type coverage.

Mine is used in mi sandstorm team making it hard to hit due to its ability, if you want to more annoying you can throw in a Double Team in his set.

answered May 15, 2012 by metagurosu
Dual Chop and Dragon Claw are the same power.
Double Team is banned in most competitive play.
ya but actually dragon claw is better but dual chop can break subs and make sturdy useless
Improved it...somewhat.
Adamant/Jolly Nature
Attack and Speed Evs
Sand Veil Ability
Brightpowder Held Item

Outrage:Why settle for  80 base power, destroy the sht out of errything.
Earthquake: STAB, hig...why even.
Fire Fang:Deal with those troublesome Ice types.
Aqua Tail/Stone Edge:Type coverage just choose wich one is right for your team.
Moves fast, hits hard and it's hard to hit pretty deadly.
0 votes

Gabite (M) @ Eviolte

Trait: Rough Skin
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Hone Claws
  • Dragon Rush
  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
answered Jul 14, 2012 by Mewderator
why the heck did you hide my answers mew?
whats wrong about that option
No EVs, natures, or items were given.
That's not right. You only have to write the moveset you suggest.
Man, you beat me to it! All of our movesets tend to be really different!
0 votes

One of my favs ;-1
Garchomp

EVs: 252 Atk 252 Spd 6 HP
Ability: Sand Veil
Item: Life Orb/Leftovers
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
Moveset:

  • Sand Storm/Crunch
  • Stone Edge/Iron Head/Iron Tail/Fire Fang
  • Dragon Rush/Dual Chop
  • Dig/Earthquake
    I use Sand Storm because of his ability. The second slot is coverage against Ice pokes. For the third... Dragon power! In last slot I use Dig, sorry :C
answered Oct 6, 2012 by NO1974
edited Oct 7, 2012 by NO1974
i still dont under stand:)
0 votes

Garchomp


I just got the shiny Gabite from Benga in Floccesy Town, and I think it is really awesome. Here is a moveset.


Ability: Sand Veil
Nature: Adamant
Item: Smooth Rock

  • Outrage STAB, Coverage, Epicness. You will just slaughter everyone with that epic speed and attack before your opponent can react.
  • Earthquake STAB, Epicness. This Garchomp is very blood-thirsty.
  • Sandstorm Suits ability and item, this guy is ninja.
  • Rock Slide/Stone Edge/Iron Head Coverage. Between Rock Slide and Stone Edge, it is a choice of power and accuracy. Iron Head though has that attractive 100 accuracy, and can make the target flinch. I prefer Iron Head for that reason.
answered Oct 29, 2012 by SzupR
0 votes

This guy is a beast!!! He is my fav dragon ever!

Jolly nature
Evs in attack and speed
abilaty sand veil
item Choice Scarf

Outrage (amazing stab)
Earthquake(I should not need to explane)
Fire Fang (ice coverage, can flinch and burn)
Crunch/Aerial Ace (either one for coverage)

Hope I help

answered Nov 27, 2012 by GarchompFTW
edited Apr 5, 2013 by GarchompFTW
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The beasty sandshark. Mines in a sandstorm team.
Adamant Nature
Attack and Speed Evs maxed
Sand Veil ability
Brightpowder held item

Outrage: STAB, high power, high accuracy, perfect move for dragons like this one
Earthquake: STAB,high pow...why even, its so obvious.
Aqua Tail: Type coverage, not easly expected.
Fire Fang: More type coverage and deals with Ice types.

If you want this guy more annoying add Double Team.

answered Dec 13, 2012 by metagurosu
0 votes

Garchomp @ Lum Berry

Ability: Sand Veil

Nature: Modest (-Attack, +Sp. Attack)

-Sandstorm (To increase evasion)

-Flamethrower (Super-effective on Ices)

-Dragon Pulse (STAB, Super-effective on Dragons)

-Earthquake (STAB, good power)

answered Mar 7, 2013 by VladyAndSamurott
Why Earthquake if you're raising it with a nature that favours SpAtk ? Why not replace earthquake with Earth power ?
Earth power has a power of 90, e-quake as a power of 100. Garchomp is a powerhouse in attack, in turn e-quake is a killer move. (excluding flying types and levi, duh)
Garchomp, if it had some move that makes Flying types vulnerable to Ground attacks, IT WILL KILL 'EM ALL.
make 'em faint...not kill them...that's just plain mean...:p
0 votes

Scarfmance Killer

This set is mainly for getting rid of scarfmance or any other scarfers at that.

Earthquake -Best STAB move for any physical ground types
Outrage/Dual Chop -STAB STAB die/STAB + Get rid of subs
Stone Edge/Fire Blast - Hits those ice types/Skarmory killer
Poison Jab/ filler -I have to put something here don't I?

Garchomp (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Rough Skin
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Outrage/Dual Chop
- Stone Edge/Fire Blast
- Poison Jab

answered Mar 21, 2013 by A Very Nice Guy
0 votes

Nature: Jolly (+spd, -spa) or Adamant (+atk, -spa)
EVs: 4 hp, 252 atk, 252 spd.
Item: Wide lens
Ability: Sand Veil
Moves: Dragon Rush (Stab)
Earthquake (Stab)
Stone Edge (Coverage)
Double Team (Boost)

This Garchomp is designed to be on a sand team with Tyranitar or Hippowdon. I gave it wide lens to counter accuracy problems so he could have Double Team instead of Hone Claws (I'm aware it's banned on the Competitive Scene. However it's allowed in Random Wi-Fi matches and against friends). Double Team and Sand Veil together work like the Lottery, only if your opponent loses, a dragon punches them in the face.

answered Mar 31, 2013 by TheSinful
0 votes

My Awesome Garchomp haves:
D2-Chop: Its a Cool move
Double Team: Sand veil Ability
Stone Edge: Covers Ice
Earthquake: Boosted by Sand Weather
Weather: Sandstorm
Item: Bright Powder is possible? or Salac Berry
Mine is:
Jolly; Likes to fight XD
EV: Speed and Attack
;)

answered Apr 26, 2013 by Alexjogos1999