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Cynthia's Garchomp

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Cynthia's Garchomp
シロナのガブリアス Shirona's Gaburias
Poké Ball
Cynthia Garchomp.png
Cynthia's Garchomp
Debuts in Top-Down Training!
Caught at Sinnoh
Gender Female
Ability Sand Veil*
Current location With Cynthia
Garchomp
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Garchomp Katsuyuki Konishi

Cynthia's Garchomp (Japanese: シロナのガブリアス Shirona's Gaburias) is Cynthia's main battling Pokémon in the anime, manga and games.

In the anime

History

Diamond & Pearl series

Cynthia's Garchomp first appeared in Top-Down Training where she was seen battling Lucian's Bronzong. Even though Bronzong was shown to be a powerful Pokémon in the battle against Dawn's Buizel in An Elite Meet and Greet!, the Bronze Bell Pokémon's Flash Cannon barely did any damage to Garchomp, who knocked it out with Giga Impact. In the same episode, she battled against Paul when Cynthia accepted Paul's challenge for a full battle. Once again her incredible resistance was showcased, as Cynthia allowed her to absorb Chimchar's Fire Spin and Weavile's Blizzard, before knocking out the former with Dig and the latter with Dragon Rush. She easily overpowered his Murkrow, with Giga Impact easily besting Sky Attack, before fighting against his powerful starter Pokémon, Torterra. Torterra managed to inflict damage on Garchomp, immobilised from Giga Impact, with Giga Drain. When it tried to follow up with Frenzy Plant, however, Garchomp pried apart the roots and knocked Torterra out with a Brick Break to the head.

Garchomp appeared again in Losing Its Lustrous and Double Team Turnover!, where she was used in battling Team Galactic's Pokémon. Her strength was demonstrated in the simple defeat of Saturn's Bronzor. She also fought Mars' Purugly and Saturn's Toxicroak with help from Ash, Dawn, and Cynthia's Gastrodon. However, they ultimately failed to prevent Team Galactic obtaining the Lustrous Orb.

Garchomp also briefly appeared in Aiding the Enemy! where she battled against Aaron's Drapion on television.

She also appeared along with Cynthia in a cameo appearance in the beginning of Arceus and the Jewel of Life battling Palmer's Milotic.

She also appeared along with Cynthia in The Battle Finale of Legend!, where she easily knocked out Jupiter's Skuntank with a single Giga Impact and restrained Jupiter herself. She then bore Dawn's Piplup into battle against Team Galactic, and used Draco Meteor to help attack the Red Chains holding Dialga and Palkia.

Garchomp also appeared alongside Cynthia during the credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Garchomp was shown on TV winning a close battle between Flint's Infernape in Memories are Made of Bliss!. Infernape fought well but was unable to withstand Dragon Rush and was defeated.

Best Wishes series

Cynthia and Garchomp

Garchomp reappeared in All for the Love of Meloetta! where she battled against Iris's Axew. Axew's Scratch and Dragon Rage successfully hit Garchomp but seemed to do no damage. Garchomp then used her Dragon Rush and Draco Meteor attacks to cause a lot of damage to Axew. At the last second when it seemed like Axew was down, he got back up and ended up knocking Garchomp down with his newly learned Giga Impact and shocking everybody. Garchomp quickly recovered and was about to finish Axew off with a Brick Break but was called off by Cynthia at the last second.

Garchomp appeared again in Jostling for the Junior Cup! where she battled Caitlin's Gothitelle in an exhibition match for the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup. After being confused by Flatter, Garchomp was repeatedly slammed on the battlefield and finally lifted high into the air by Gothitelle's Psychic. Overcoming the confusion, Garchomp used the top of the stadium to launch herself forward to deliver a successful Dragon Rush. After Garchomp's Draco Meteor was stopped by Gothitelle's Thunderbolt and both their Brick Break attacks clashed, the battle's inexplicitly short 10 minute time limit ran out, and the match was named a tie.

In Unova's Survival Crisis!, Garchomp was sent out to battle the Forces of Nature.

Moves used

Cynthia Garchomp Dragon Claw.png
Using Dragon Claw
Cynthia Garchomp Stone Edge.png
Using Stone Edge
Move First Used In
Giga Impact Top-Down Training!
Dig Top-Down Training!
Dragon Rush  Top-Down Training!
Brick Break  Top-Down Training!
Dragon Claw Double Team Turnover!
Flamethrower Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Draco Meteor  The Battle Finale of Legend!
Stone Edge Memories are Made of Bliss!
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

As mentioned, Garchomp is also Cynthia's main Pokémon in the games. She has appeared in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, then in Pokémon Black and White, and finally again in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, being featured in all tournaments that Cynthia could be battled in.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Pokémon Platinum
First battle Rematch
Spr 4d 445 f.png
Types:
Dragon Ground
Ability:
Sand Veil
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Garchomp Lv.66
Dragon Rush
Dragon Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Giga Impact
Normal Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Spr 4p 445 f.png
Types:
Dragon Ground
Ability:
Sand Veil
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Garchomp Lv.62
Dragon Rush
Dragon Physical
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Giga Impact
Normal Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Spr 4p 445 f.png
Types:
Dragon Ground
Ability:
Sand Veil
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Garchomp Lv.78
Dragon Rush
Dragon Physical
Brick Break
Fighting Physical
Giga Impact
Normal Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Pokémon Black and White Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Undella Town Pokémon World Tournament
Spr 5b 445 f.png
Types:
  Dragon     Ground  
Ability:
Sand Veil
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Garchomp Lv.77
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Dragon Rush
Dragon Physical
Crunch
Dark Physical
Spr 5b 445 f.png
Types:
  Dragon     Ground  
Ability:
Sand Veil
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Garchomp Lv.78
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Dragon Rush
Dragon Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Spr 5b2 445 m.png
Types:
  Dragon     Ground  
Ability:
Sand Veil
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash
Garchomp/ Lv.50
Outrage
Dragon Physical
Stone Edge
Rock Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Swords Dance
Normal Status

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Garchomp in Pokémon Adventures

Garchomp is Cynthia's main battling Pokémon in Pokémon Adventures. Garchomp is well trained enough that she can battle even without her Trainer giving her commands. Garchomp first appeared with her Trainer in Ring Around the Roserade (II), where she held Cynthia's coat while Cynthia helped train Platinum.

In Suffering Psyduck, Garchomp was used to take Diamond, Pearl and Platinum to Route 210 so that Cynthia can heal the Psyduck barricade there. Later, Cynthia lent Garchomp to her Grandmother so that she, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum could make it to Celestic Town safely. Upon arriving, Garchomp gets into a fight with the leader of Team Galactic, Cyrus. She attempts to prevent Cyrus from entering the Celestic Ruins, but inadvertently assists him in getting inside after her accuracy is lowered, causing her attacks to miss and make a bigger opening.

At the Galactic HQ, Garchomp was used as Cynthia's third and final Pokémon against Cyrus. Still angry from their previous battle, Garchomp attacks Cyrus's Gyarados ferociously. Seeing how angry it was, Cynthia has Garchomp use her strongest move, Draco Meteor, despite the fact that they haven't fully mastered the move yet. The attack, while powerful, was made weaker by Garchomp's fury, preventing it from being strong enough to defeat Cyrus, and left Garchomp to pursue the escaping opponent. With Cyrus gone, Garchomp was used to take Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum to the Spear Pillar for the final battle against Cyrus.

As a Gabite

In the Platinum chapter, Cynthia's grandmother, angry at her granddaughter for what happened at the Galactic HQ, forces Cynthia to train and perfect Draco Meteor. In Alternate Dimension Showdown X, Garchomp used its newly-perfected Draco Meteor on Charon and Giratina, who were escaping the Distortion World after their battle with Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Garchomp, as a Gabite, was seen accompanying Cynthia on her tour in the Johto region. It was with her when she witnessed Dialga and Palkia flying towards Sinnoh.

Moves used

Cynthia Garchomp Draco Meteor Adventures.png
Using Draco Meteor
Move First Used In
Dragon Rush Problematic Probopass and Mad Magnezone I
Hyper Beam Problematic Probopass and Mad Magnezone I
Draco Meteor Shunning Spiritomb
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Garchomp in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Garchomp has appeared in DP Adventure as her main Pokémon. She sent it out to show off its power to Hareta back in Dialga's Secret Keys!. Garchomp reappeared in A New Battle Begins where it faced off against Mitsumi's Infernape. It fought using Giga Impact while Infernape was using Overheat. It is unknown who won though.

Moves used

Cynthia Garchomp Giga Impact DPA.png
Using Giga Impact
Move First Used In
Slash Dialga's Secret Keys
Giga Impact A New Battle Begins
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Cynthia's Garchomp in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Garchomp Pokémon C Colorless Supreme Victors Uncommon 60/147 Garchomp Half Deck   006/016
Garchomp Pokémon C LV.X Colorless Supreme Victors Rare Holo LV.X 145/147 Garchomp Half Deck   007/016
DP Black Star Promos   DP46      
 

Trivia

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Garchomp.