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If you have a good competitive moveset for Machamp, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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Machamp (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: No Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bullet Punch
- DynamicPunch
- Ice Punch
- Stone Edge
machamp's dream move
-sheer cold
"So yeah, i got a Machamp fully trained and imma go to Battle Maison to test it." *First battle* opponent has sheer cold (etc.)...   AGH!!!

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Ability: No Guard

Dynamic Punch. (Deals a lot of damage, and when it hits, it will confuse target) <-- A must have

Cross Chop. (A good finishing move, just like Dynamic Punch without confusion and a little more accuracy)

Stone Edge. (Deals with Flying Types, does a lot of damage. Nuff said)

Payback. (Also A must have, deals with Psychic types, if used after opponent, deals double damage)

Three of these moves deal 100 Base Damage, with one that has 100% Confusion on the opponent if it hits. And the last one will also deal over a 100 damage if it goes after the opponent.

These are all the moves that my No Guard Machamp has and they work extremely well.

Hope I helped :P

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Support Tank
Machamp @Quick Claw
No Guard, Jolly nature
252 Speed/210 HP/48 Attack
-Dynamic Punch
-Quick Guard
-Wide Guard

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Machamp @ Choice Band
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Ability: Guts
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Close Combat
- Earthquake
- Knock Off
- Bullet Punch/Ice Punch

Bit of a different set, but it's still pretty decent nonetheless. People usually expect No Guard with DynamicPunch, but this provides a nice little way to punish Will-O-Wisp users and anything else that has bulk and status moves. And lets face it, a Choice Band boosted base 130 attack isn't anything you'd want to get hit with.
Close Combat is STAB and OHKOs a 252 Def Bold Eviolite Chansey and it has about an 31% chance to OHKO a physically defensive Porygon2. The rest is coverage of your choice, but I just put up the moves I prefer.

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"My mommy says I'm special !"


Machamp @ Choice Specs
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Ability: No Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA
Modest Nature

  • Focus Blast
  • HP ice
  • Fire Blast
  • Vacuum Wave

Wow, I don't know what I was thinking. but come on, never miss Focus Blast is just to good to say no to. but best of all, you can imagen the look on there face when you reveal that your Machamp is a Special attacker.
[1]: http://pldh.net/media/dreamworld/068.png

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Machamp (M) @Assault Vest
Trait: No Guard
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpAtk)

-Earthquake: Overall Coverage
-Brick Break: STAB
-Stone Edge: Coverage against Flying
-Bulk Up: Increase Atk

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[email protected] band or flame orb or sitrus berry

Ability: no guard or guts

Nature: adamant

Evs: 252 attack/252HP/4 speed

Dynamic punch/ cross chop
bullet punch
Bulk up/ revenge
Elemental punch or coverage move

Dynamic punch goes well with no guard and has 100% to confuse while having good power and STAB. Cross Chop has good accuracy and power and an increased crit. ratio and STAB. Bullet punch has viability with machamp's absurd attack and is good for killing sweepers and other frail Pokemon because it has priority. Bulk up makes machamp into a killing machine with bullet punch while tanking him up and making hi hit even harder. Revenge abuses Machamp's low speed to make a hard hitting move while having STAB. And coverage is always good. The Evs maximize his longevity and power, while his nature amps up his attack. Sitrus berry is to recover lost health from setup while flame orb uses guts to make machamp score lots of OHKOs.

Hoped this heped:)

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ability: No Guard
EVs: 252 Atk, 128 Spe, 128 HP
Dynamic Punch
Knock Off
Stone edge/Thunder Punch

Ah! The infamous Subchamp set. This set was one of the most feared back in the days of gen 4. Still a very feared set to this day actually. This set is pretty self explanatory. Substitute then Go for stab and coverage.

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Champ (Machamp) (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: No Guard
Adamant Nature
IVs: 0 SpA
- Dynamic Punch
- Fire Punch
- Ice Punch
- Thunder Punch

This was a pretty reliable source on my X game. One tough time for your opponent.