Garchomp

Garchomp is a Dragon/Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Mach Pokémon.

Garchomp has a Mega Evolution, available from X & Y onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 445
Type Dragon Ground
Species Mach Pokémon
Height 1.9 m (6′03″)
Weight 95.0 kg (209.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sand Veil
Rough Skin (hidden ability)
Local № 111 (Diamond/Pearl)
111 (Platinum)
008 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
240 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
309 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
111 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
189 (Legends: Arceus)
118 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 3 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 270
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Monster
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 steps)

Base stats

HP 108
326 420
Attack 130
238 394
Defense 95
175 317
Sp. Atk 80
148 284
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 102
188 333
Total 600 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Garchomp.

Pokédex data

National № 445
Type Dragon Ground
Species Mach Pokémon
Height 1.9 m (6′03″)
Weight 95.0 kg (209.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sand Force
Local № 111 (Diamond/Pearl)
111 (Platinum)
008 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
240 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
309 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
111 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
189 (Legends: Arceus)
118 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 3 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 315
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Monster
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 steps)

Base stats

HP 108
326 420
Attack 170
310 482
Defense 115
211 361
Sp. Atk 120
220 372
Sp. Def 95
175 317
Speed 92
170 311
Total 700 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Garchomp.

Evolution chart

(Level 24) (Level 48)

Garchomp changes

Pokédex entries

Garchomp

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
SoulSilver
Its body is covered in fine scales that reduce drag, enabling it to fly at high speeds.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.
X
Omega Ruby
When it folds up its body and extends its wings, it looks like a jet plane. It flies at sonic speed.
Y
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.
Moon The protuberances on its head serve as sensors. It can even detect distant prey.
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.
Ultra Moon Its fine scales don’t just reduce wind resistance—their sharp edges also cause injury to any opponent who attacks it.
Sword Garchomp makes its home in volcanic mountains. It flies through the sky as fast as a jet airplane, hunting down as much prey as it can.
Shield Garchomp is fast both underground and above. It can bring down prey and return to its den before its body has chilled from being outside.
Brilliant Diamond When it folds up its body and extends its wings, it looks like a jet plane. It flies at sonic speed.
Shining Pearl It flies at speeds equal to a jet fighter plane. It never allows its prey to escape.
Legends: Arceus Soars across the heavens at blinding speed—a magnificent sight! It has a feral disposition. Utmost caution is required if one meets a Garchomp out in the wilds.

Mega Garchomp

Sun Excess energy melted its arms and wings, transforming them into giant scythes.
Moon Its vaunted wings become scythes, sending it mad with rage. It swings its scythes wildly and slices the ground to pieces.
Ultra Sun Its arms and wings melted into something like scythes. Mad with rage, it rampages on and on.
Ultra Moon Its disposition is more vicious than before its Mega Evolution. Garchomp carves its opponents up with the scythes on both arms.

Moves learned by Garchomp

Moves learnt by level up

Garchomp learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
1Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
1Dual ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
18BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
27BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
34SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
42Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
52DigGroundPhysical 80 100
62SandstormRockStatus
72Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
82Dragon RushDragonPhysical 100 75

Moves learnt on evolution

Garchomp learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100

Egg moves

Garchomp learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Garchomp gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100
Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100

Move Tutor moves

Garchomp can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Draco MeteorDragonSpecial 130 90

Moves learnt by TM

Garchomp is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Garchomp learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100
9BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
15SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
21Dragon ClawDragonPhysical 80 100
29Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
37Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
47OutrageDragonPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Garchomp can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Garchomp sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Garchomp  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Garchomp  sprite from Black & White Garchomp  sprite from X & Y Garchomp  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Garchomp  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Garchomp Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Garchomp Shiny sprite from Black & White Garchomp Shiny sprite from X & Y Garchomp Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Garchomp

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Gible/Gabite
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Gible/Gabite
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Gible/Gabite
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Trade/migrate from another game
Shield
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Evolve Gible/Gabite
Legends: Arceus Avalanche Slopes

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Garchomp
Japanese ガブリアス (Gaburias)
German Knakrack
French Carchacrok

Name origin

gargoyle
grotesque carved ornament
chomp
bite down heavily