Machoke

Machoke is a Fighting type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Superpower Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 067
Type Fighting
Species Superpower Pokémon
Height 4′11″ (1.5 m)
Weight 155.4 lbs (70.5 kg)
Abilities Guts
No Guard
Steadfast (hidden ability)
Local № 067 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
141 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
074 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
067 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
041 (Diamond/Pearl)
041 (Platinum)
143 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
058 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
076 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
096 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
118 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 90 (11.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 142
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Human-Like
Gender 75% male, 25% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 80
270 364
Attack 100
184 328
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 60
112 240
Speed 45
85 207
Total 405 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 Machoke.

Evolution chart

(Level 28) (Trade)

Machoke changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Its muscular body is so powerful, it must wear a power save belt to be able to regulate its motions.
Yellow The belt around its waist holds back its energy. Without it, this POKéMON would be unstoppable.
Gold It always goes at its full power, but this very tough and durable POKéMON never gets tired.
Silver The muscles covering its body teem with power. Even when still, it exudes an amazing sense of strength.
Crystal This tough POKéMON always stays in the zone. Its muscles become thicker after every battle.
Ruby MACHOKE’s thoroughly toned muscles possess the hardness of steel. This POKéMON has so much strength, it can easily hold aloft a sumo wrestler on just one finger.
Sapphire MACHOKE undertakes bodybuilding every day even as it helps people with tough, physically demanding labor. On its days off, this POKéMON heads to the fields and mountains to exercise and train.
FireRed Its formidable body never gets tired. It helps people by doing work such as the moving of heavy goods.
LeafGreen Its muscular body is so powerful, it must wear a power-save belt to be able to regulate its motions.
Emerald A belt is worn by a MACHOKE to keep its overwhelming power under control. Because it is so dangerous, no one has ever removed the belt.
Diamond MACHOKE’s boundless power is very dangerous, so it wears a belt that suppresses its energy.
Pearl It can lift a dump truck with one hand. Using that power, it helps people with heavy jobs.
Platinum It happily carries heavy cargo to toughen up. It willingly does hard work for people.
HeartGold It always goes at its full power, but this very tough and durable Pokémon never gets tired.
SoulSilver The muscles covering its body teem with power. Even when still, it exudes an amazing sense of strength.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It happily carries heavy cargo to toughen up. It willingly does hard work for people.
X Its muscular body is so powerful, it must wear a power-save belt to be able to regulate its motions.
Y It can lift a dump truck with one hand. Using that power, it helps people with heavy jobs.
Omega Ruby Machoke’s thoroughly toned muscles possess the hardness of steel. This Pokémon has so much strength, it can easily hold aloft a sumo wrestler on just one finger.
Alpha Sapphire Machoke undertakes bodybuilding every day even as it helps people with tough, physically demanding labor. On its days off, this Pokémon heads to the fields and mountains to exercise and train.
Sun As a result of its continual workouts, it has developed tremendous power. It uses that power to help people with their work.
Moon It willingly assists with hard labor because it knows the work is good training for its muscles.
Ultra Sun When it encounters an enemy that’s truly mighty, this Pokémon removes the power-save belt from its waist and unleashes its full power.
Ultra Moon A popular motif for sculptures, its incredibly well-developed muscles have captured the imagination of many an artist.

Moves learned by Machoke

Moves learnt by level up

Machoke learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Focus EnergyNormal
1Karate ChopFighting 50 100
1LeerNormal 100
1Low KickFighting 100
3Focus EnergyNormal
7Karate ChopFighting 50 100
9ForesightNormal
13Low SweepFighting 65 100
15Seismic TossFighting 100
19RevengeFighting 60 100
21Knock OffDark 65 100
25Vital ThrowFighting 70
27Wake-Up SlapFighting 70 100
33Dual ChopDragon 40 90
37SubmissionFighting 80 80
43Bulk UpFighting
47Cross ChopFighting 100 80
53Scary FaceNormal 100
57Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50

Egg moves

Machoke learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Machoke egg moves page.

Move Tutor moves

Machoke can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Machoke is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Machoke can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
FissureGround Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Vacuum WaveFighting 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Machoke learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Focus EnergyNormal
1Karate ChopFighting 50 100
1LeerNormal 100
1Low KickFighting 100
3Focus EnergyNormal
7Karate ChopFighting 50 100
9ForesightNormal
13Low SweepFighting 65 100
15Seismic TossFighting 100
19RevengeFighting 60 100
21Knock OffDark 65 100
25Vital ThrowFighting 70
27Wake-Up SlapFighting 70 100
33Dual ChopDragon 40 90
37SubmissionFighting 80 80
43Bulk UpFighting
47Cross ChopFighting 100 80
53Scary FaceNormal 100
57Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50

Egg moves

Machoke learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Machoke egg moves page.

Moves learnt by TM

Machoke is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
84Poison JabPoison 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Machoke can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
FissureGround Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Vacuum WaveFighting 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Machoke sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Machoke  sprite from Red & Blue Machoke  sprite from Silver Machoke  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Machoke  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Machoke  sprite from Black & White Machoke  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Machoke Shiny sprite from Silver Machoke Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Machoke Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Machoke Shiny sprite from Black & White Machoke Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Machoke

Red
Blue
Victory Road
Yellow Route 5, Underground Path 5-6, Victory Road
Gold
Silver
Mt. Mortar, Rock Tunnel
Crystal Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, Rock Tunnel
Ruby
Sapphire
Evolve Machop
FireRed
LeafGreen
Cerulean Cave, Mt. Ember, Victory Road
Emerald Evolve Machop
Diamond
Pearl
Route 210, 211, 216, 217, 225, 226, Acuity Lakefront, Mt. Coronet, Stark Mountain, Victory Road
Platinum Route 210, 211, 225, 226, Mt. Coronet
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Cerulean Cave, Cliff Cave, Mt. Mortar, Rock Tunnel
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Machop
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Machop
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Vast Poni Canyon

Other languages

English Machoke
Japanese ゴーリキー (Goriky)
German Maschock
French Machopeur

Name origin

macho
strong, muscular
choke
To strangle