Please remember to follow the manual of style and code of conduct at all times.
Check BNN and Bulbanews for up-to-date Pokémon news and discuss it on the forums or in our IRC channel #bulbagarden on irc.systemnet.info.

Blue's Machamp

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
Blue's Machamp
オーキドのカイリキー Green's Kairiky
Poké Ball
Blue Machamp.png
Debuts in A Tale of Ninetales
Caught at Kanto
Evolves in A Tale of Ninetales
Gender Male
Ability Guts
Nature Bashful
Current location With Blue
Machoke Machamp
This Pokémon spent less than 1 round as Machoke.

Blue's Machamp (Japanese: オーキドのカイリキー Green's Kairiky) is a Machamp owned by Blue in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

History

As a Machoke, temporarily owned by Red

As a Machoke, he was a member of the team Blue constructed on his journey across Kanto to complete the Pokédex. He is first seen out of its Poké Ball when it was accidentally traded to Red due to a mix-up that left Red with Blue's main team members and vice-versa. Just like Charmeleon and the rest of the Pokémon Red inadvertently received, he was disobedient and more than ready to attack his new Trainer, but still used to the harsh training regime Blue gave his Pokémon, he would regularly go on runs with its teammates and train along with them. In Red's care, however, he would grow to adopt the boy's suave and lax tendencies when it came to training, a factor that would later surprise Blue when the Pokémon would return with its teammates.

A few days later, during which the only new Pokémon Red had captured were a Krabby and Diglett due to its disobedience (though he notes that they wouldn't bite anymore), he was pitted in a battle against a wild Ninetales when Pika injured it using Toxic and forced it to run towards Red's new party, and Red sent out Machoke to defend himself. Though he initially failed to hold its own against the fox's intense flames, the tables turned when it suddenly evolved into a Machamp, due to being traded, and subdued the enemy using his four strong arms. The two boys then each threw a Poké Ball, one of which captured Ninetales. Though Blue didn't object when Red claimed his ball had caught it, Blue argued that it was his Machamp that weakened it, so he should keep it, which he did.

Machamp wouldn't appear for quite some time until the Indigo League tournament, where he was pitted in a battle against Snor, Red's Snorlax, and with his powerful arms held Snor's arms and legs in place, then adeptly lifted the heavy Pokémon and subjected him to a combination of Submission and Slam attacks, drearily weakening him before sending Snor flying sky-high. However, the maneuverable Snorlax then exploited this opportunity by using an aerial Double-Edge attack combined with a Toxic that almost fainted Machamp, forcing Blue to recall the Pokémon.

He is then seen in flashback in Volume 4 where he battles a wild Magneton in the Power Plant and uses Focus Energy to increase his critical-hit ratio before defeating it with a strong finger thrust, though he injured a leg in the struggle before.

Much later, he makes another appearance fighting Snor, this time with Scizor's help, in Volume 23. Here he wins easily with a strong Seismic Toss followed by the weight-targeting Low Kick maneuver. After the fight ends in a tie with both Red and Blue reaching their destination at the same time (and thereby unlocking the Frenzy Plant and Blast Burn moves), he fights Orm's pack of Shuckle using its Hyper Beam but is unable to do much more than provide as a distraction, winning the fight for his owner when Rhydon's Horn Drill finishes him off. He is also seen in Trainer Tower when Blue sends out all of his Pokémon to try to rescue his grandfather, but is not seen fighting.

Moves used

Blue Machamp Seismic Toss.png
Using Seismic Toss
Move First Used In
Submission A Charizard... and a Champion
Slam × A Charizard... and a Champion
Karate Chop A Charizard... and a Champion
Low Kick Electro Magneton
Focus Energy Electro Magneton
Seismic Toss Activate: The Ultimate Move
Hyper Beam Deoxys Gets Down
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

In the Generation IV remakes HeartGold and SoulSilver versions, a Machamp appears as a main member of Blue's team in both the occasions where the player fights him. Blue also uses a Machamp in Black 2 and White 2 versions during the Pokémon World Tournament.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Gym battle Fighting Dojo rematch Pokémon World Tournament
Spr 4h 068.png
Type:
Fighting Unknown
Ability:
No Guard
Held item:
None
Machamp Lv.56
ThunderPunch
Electric Physical
DynamicPunch
Fighting Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Spr 4h 068.png
Type:
Fighting Unknown
Ability:
No Guard
Held item:
Bag Iron Ball Sprite.png Iron Ball
Machamp Lv.69
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
DynamicPunch
Fighting Physical
Fling
Dark Physical
Attract
Normal Status
Spr 5b 068.png
Type:
  Fighting  
Ability:
Guts or No Guard
Held item:
Bag White Herb Sprite.png White Herb
Machamp/ Lv.50
Superpower
Fighting Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Fire Punch
Fire Physical
Bullet Punch
Steel Physical

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Machoke and Machamp.



Project Manga logo.png This article is part of Project Manga, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each series of Pokémon manga.