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I was thinking to have a non-mega Pokemon to have No Guard. Machamp came to mind but then I wondered: Would it be better to have an Eviolite Machoke or a Machamp? These are the moves:

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Ability: No guard
EVs: 252 speed, 126 defense, 126 special defense
Moveset:
Dynamic Punch
Focus Blast
Light Screen
Knock Off/Bullet Punch/Poison Jab

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Ability: No Guard
EVs: 252 speed, 126 defense, 126 special defense
Moveset:
Dynamic Punch
Focus Blast
Light Acreen
Knock Off/Bullet Punch/Poison Jab

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Definitly Machamp. Here's why:

So Machamp has 130 Attack, which is its main selling point, and excellent bulk in 90/80/85. Unfortunately, he has a god awful speed stat of 55. Machoke, in constrast, is greatly overshadowed by its evolution. With only 100 Attack, and 80/70/60 defenses. With Eviolite, that's 80/105/90, which is slightly more than Machamp's I guess, but in return is very weak to Knock Off, sacrefices 30 Attack, 10 HP, and 10 Speed for a little bit more bulk, and Machamp isn't supposed to be a tank anyways. If you HAVE to run a tank Machamp, Machamp can still be a better tank than Machoke

Machamp @ Chesto Berry
Ability: No Guard
EVs: 252 HP/252 SpD/4 Def
Careful Nature
- Dynamic Punch
- Bulk Up
- Rest
- Knock Off

Keep in mind this set still sucks, but it's better than the Machoke one. And if you really want to use the Machoke set, here's a better Machoke Eviolite set

Machoke @ Eviolite
Ability: No Guard
EVs: 252 HP/212 SpD/44 Spe
Careful Nature
- Dynamic Punch
- Knock Off
- Sleep Talk
- Rest

Again, don't forget Machamp can do this better as he can hold a Chesto Berry, Leftovers, or even an Assault Vest.

Conclusion - Machamp is in every way far superior to Machoke.

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Eviolite doesn't work that way. It doesn't simply multiply the holder's base stats by 3/2. It applies after IVs, EVs, and natures, so it has no direct effect on the holder's base stat.