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Revision as of 15:39, 31 January 2013

Gabite #444: Gabite
Pokémon
#446: Munchlax Munchlax
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Garchomp (disambiguation).
Garchomp
ガブリアス Gaburias
#445
445Garchomp.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Diamond and Pearl
Type
Dragon Ground
Category
Mach Pokémon
Abilities
Sand Veil Rough Skin
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#111
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-253
Oblivia
R-201 N-210
Height
6'03"
Imperial
1.9 m
Metric
Weight
209.4 lbs.
Imperial
95.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F445.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Monster and
Dragon groups
41 cycles
(10455 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
3
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 218 Battle Exp.: 2181*

Garchomp (Japanese: ガブリアス Gaburias) is a dual-type Dragon/Ground pseudo-legendary Pokémon.

It evolves from Gabite starting at level 48. It is the final form of Gible.

Biology

Physiology

Garchomp are dark blue, with a red underbelly that covers from the middle of its abdomen, to its jaws, and then to the undersides of its arms. Underneath the red is a gold diamond shape as well a gold cross on its snout. Garchomp have appendages that resemble jets, planes and hammerhead sharks; its four fins, one on each arm, one dorsal fin and another on its tail that resembles a shark tailfin; horns that resemble jet/plane engines rest on its head, resembling a hammerhead. It has spikes on its hind limbs and arms as well as sharper claws than its previous evolution. Its eyes have black scleras and gold-colored irises. Its pupils have shrunk.

Gender differences

A male has a cut on his dorsal fin, while the female does not.

Special abilities

Though Garchomp is not able to learn the move Fly and cannot possess the Ability Levitate, it can still fly at an incredible speed—helped by the fine scales on its body that reduce drag—to catch its prey. This is evident in both the anime and Pokédex entries, as well as its species name.

Garchomp "flying"

Behavior

Judging from its pre-evolution and Pokédex entries, they are territorial creatures and ferocious predators that will not hesitate to lash out at intruders nor will they allow its prey to escape.

Habitat

Garchomp are cave-dwellers, and are seldom seen in the wild.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Garchomp in the anime

Major appearances

Cynthia's Garchomp

Cynthia's Garchomp made her debut appearance in Top-Down Training. She also briefly appeared in the opening of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, battling against Tower Tycoon Palmer's Milotic.

Minor appearances

Another female Garchomp is used by one of the students of Pokémon Summer Academy in the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

A Garchomp appeared in the opening scenes of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP040 Garchomp Ash's Pokédex Garchomp, the Mach Pokémon. When it folds up its body and spreads its wings, it can fly like a jet plane at the speed of sound.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Cynthia's signature Pokémon, like in the games, is a Garchomp. It first appeared by her side in VS. Roserade, when she came across Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum training for the Gym match with Gardenia. It later reappeared when she met the trio again in VS. Psyduck, where it raced with its Trainer to Route 210, where a herd of Psyduck was blocking the way to Celestic Town. After Cynthia left to return a Psyduck that was separated from its owner by Team Galactic, Garchomp was left behind so that it may protect her grandmother and the three children. When Cyrus invades the Celestic Ruins, it was instructed well enough to fight even without its Trainer, but was easily exploited by the megalomaniac.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Cynthia and her Garchomp also appeared in Diamond and Pearl Adventure!, helping Hareta and his Piplup defeat B-2. It was later seen battling Mitsumi and her Infernape.

In the TCG

Main article: Garchomp (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
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 Its body is covered in fine scales that reduce drag, enabling it to fly at high speeds.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.
White
Black 2 It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Gabite
Platinum
None Evolve Gabite
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Gabite
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Evolve Gabite (Black 2 only)
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Shimmer Desert
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Hippowdon Temple
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Rand's House
Dark Temple
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: World Axle - B2F
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Granite Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
B2W2 Strongest Class Single Battle Garchomp Japanese Japan 100 September 15 to October 28, 2012

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Global Link Garchomp English PGL 48 January 31 to ???, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Garchomp French PGL 48 January 31 to ???, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Garchomp German PGL 48 January 31 to ???, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Garchomp Italian PGL 48 January 31 to ???, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Garchomp Spanish PGL 48 January 31 to ???, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* BrightPowder BrightPowder (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 108
168 - 215 326 - 420
Attack: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Speed: 102
96 - 169 188 - 333
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
00Start Dragon Rage Dragon Special 0000 100100% 10
00Start Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
033 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
077 Dragon Rage Dragon Special 0000 100100% 10
1313 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
1515 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
1919 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
2424 Dual Chop Dragon Physical 04040 09090% 15
2828 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3333 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
4040 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
4848 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5555 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Garchomp obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Garchomp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Garchomp
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Garchomp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Garchomp
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
LaprasSnorlaxChikoritaBayleefMeganiumTropius
DeinoZweilousHydreigon
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurCuboneMarowakAron
LaironAggronBagonShelgonSalamence
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
HorseaSeadraKingdraAltariaBagonShelgon
SalamenceDeinoZweilousHydreigon
DragonBreath Dragon Special 60 100% 20
AronLaironAggronShieldonBastiodon Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
AronLaironAggron Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
AronLaironAggron Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
MarshtompSwampert Mud Shot Ground Special 55 95% 15
DratiniDragonairDragoniteAxewFraxureHaxorus
DruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigon
Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
ScraggyScraftyDruddigon Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
GibleGabiteGarchomp Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitar
BagonShelgonSalamenceCranidosRampardosScraggy
ScraftyAxewFraxureHaxorusDruddigonDeino
ZweilousHydreigon
Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
NidokingCuboneMarowakGyaradosTotodileCroconaw
FeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitar
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteMilotic
Twister Dragon Special 40 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Garchomp in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Garchomp in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Garchomp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Garchomp
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 140 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Dual Chop Dragon Physical 40 90% 15
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Garchomp can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Garchomp cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Garchomp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Garchomp
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
443 Endure Normal Status —% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Garchomp
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Garchomp
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP445.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Dragon  Poké Assist: Dragon PA.png
( Dragon )
Field move: Crush 5 field move.png
(Crush ×5)
Browser entry  
It spits hunks of dirt to attack. It also rams at incredible speed.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Dragon  Dragon Assist.png
( Dragon )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It charges at high speed and launches fire to attack.
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW445.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Garchomp came to check on the Granite Zone. He's a smash hit playing Blaziken's Boulder Bash.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2445.png Strong: Weak: Pikachu icon.pngTepig icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He came to the Crag Area to enter the Battle Tournament. He is unfriendly but can be adorable.
PCP445.png HP: ★★★★★ Move: Dragon Rush
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Stealth
Defense: ★★★★ Ability 2: Parry
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3: Tenacity
Evolves from Gabite when Attack reaches 136
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Harutaka, Narimasa, Masahide

Evolution

Gible
Unevolved
Gible
 Dragon  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 24


Gabite
First evolution
Gabite
 Dragon  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 48


Garchomp
Second evolution
Garchomp
 Dragon  Ground 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 445 m.png Spr 4p 445 m.png Spr 4p 445 m.png Spr b 4d 445 m.png
Spr 4d 445 f.png Spr 4p 445 f.png Spr 4p 445 f.png Spr b 4d 445 f.png
Spr 4d 445 m s.png Spr 4p 445 m s.png Spr 4p 445 m s.png Spr b 4d 445 m s.png
Spr 4d 445 f s.png Spr 4p 445 f s.png Spr 4p 445 f s.png Spr b 4d 445 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 445 m.png Spr 5b2 445 m.png Spr b 5b 445 m.png
Spr 5b 445 f.png Spr 5b 445 f.png Spr b 5b 445 f.png
Spr 5b 445 m s.png Spr 5b2 445 m s.png Spr b 5b 445 m s.png
Spr 5b 445 f s.png Spr 5b 445 f s.png Spr b 5b 445 f s.png
Garchomp For other sprites and images, please see Garchomp images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Although Garchomp is said to fly at the speed of sound, Pidgeot has a lower Speed stat but is said to fly at Mach 2, twice the speed of sound.
    • It also cannot learn Fly.
  • Garchomp and its evolutionary relatives are the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon line that do not have a base happiness of 35.
  • Despite Pokédex entries noting that, when in flight, Garchomp's wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees, Garchomp cannot learn Air Slash or Air Cutter.
  • Although the Garchomp in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure has no notch in its fin, it is referred to as male.
  • Garchomp has the highest HP and Speed stats of all non-legendary Dragon-type Pokémon.

Origin

Appearance-wise, Garchomp seems like a cross between a European dragon and a hammerhead shark. It may have the genuine appearance of a land shark. Its design also strongly resembles a jet aircraft.

Name origin

Garchomp may be a combination of a corruption of gore (a type of road formation) or gore (a projecting point) and chomp. Gar may also derive from garpike (a species of fish somewhat similar in appearance) or be a corruption of Carcharodon (the scientific name for sharks) or Carcharias (a genus of sand shark). Gar may also be a corruption of guard or derived from gargoyle, as they are often known to resemble European dragons, which relate to Garchomp's typing.

Gaburias may be a combination of がぶがぶ gabugabu (onomatopoeia for gulping) or がぶりと gaburito (bite or chew) and アース āsu (earth) or Carcharias.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ガブリアス Gaburias From がぶがぶ gabugabu (onomatopoeia for gulping) or がぶりと gaburito (bite or chew) and アース āsu (earth) or Carcharias
France Flag.png French Carchacrok From Carcharodon, scientific name of sharks, and croquer
Spain Flag.png Spanish Garchomp Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Knakrack From knacken and Racker
Italy Flag.png Italian Garchomp Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 한카리아스 Hankariaseu From 한입 han-ip, Carcharias, and earth


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