Garchomp (Pokémon)

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Gabite #444: Gabite
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Garchomp (disambiguation).
Garchomp
Mach Pokémon
ガブリアス
Gaburias
#445
Garchomp
Garchomp
Mega Garchomp
Mega Garchomp



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Type
Dragon Ground
Unknown Unknown
Mega Garchomp
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sand Veil
Garchomp
Cacophony
Mega Garchomp
Cacophony
Rough Skin
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Sand Force
Mega Garchomp
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Dragon
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
6'03" 1.9 m
Garchomp
6'03" 1.9 m
Mega Garchomp
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
209.4 lbs. 95.0 kg
Garchomp
209.4 lbs. 95.0 kg
Mega Garchomp
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Garchompite [[|]]
Base experience yield
218
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Garchomp
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Garchomp
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png
Footprint
F445.png None.png
Mega Garchomp
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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

Garchomp can Mega Evolve into Mega Garchomp using the Garchompite.

Biology

Garchomp flying

Garchomp is a bipedal, draconian Pokémon that is primarily dark blue in color. It has red on its underbelly from the lower jaw to the middle of the abdomen, including the undersides of its arms. A patch of gold comes to a point below the red on its belly, and a golden star shape adorns the tip of its snout. Garchomp has horn-like appendages that resemble a jet or plane's engines, giving it an appearance similar to a hammerhead shark. These allow it to sense its prey from a long distance. Its large mouth features razor-sharp teeth. The feet have three white talons, and each arm has a single large, white claw for a hand. Curved fins sprout from the arms, creating wings that allow Garchomp to fly. Garchomp also has a large dorsal fin and another on its tail that resembles a shark tailfin. The male's dorsal fin has a notch on it. Pairs of small, white spikes protrude from its upper arms and legs, and there are gill-like slits on the sides of the neck. The eyes are intense, with black sclerae and gold-colored irises.

When Garchomp Mega Evolves, several of its features become more angular, including its head and shoulders. A row of five tooth-like spikes sprouts from each side of its abdomen and red spikes grow from its knees. The claws and fins on its arms melt from the excessive Mega Evolution energy and morph together to form sharp, red blades. Because Garchomp takes great pride in its winglike fins, the sight of them melting into scythes sends it mad with rage. Its scythes can slice the ground to pieces, and Mega Garchomp viciously tears up its opponents with them.

Garchomp can fly at an incredible speed to catch its prey, being capable of flying as fast as a jet airplane. It is able to move on both the air and underground. It preys on bird Pokémon and is known to eat entire flocks of them whole. It sometimes battles Salamence in the air as they compete for food. After catching the prey, it returns back to den before its body can cool down. The fine scales on its body reduce drag for easier flight, and their sharp edges also serve to injure opponents who attack it directly. It can use its protuberances as sensors for finding distinct prey. Garchomp is a cave-dweller and is seldom seen in the wild. It also lives in volcanic mountains.

In the anime

Main series

Male Garchomp in the anime
Mega Garchomp in the anime
Female Garchomp in the anime

Major appearances

Cynthia's Garchomp

A female Garchomp debuted in Top-Down Training!, under the ownership of Cynthia. The episode also marked the species' debut. She was her main Pokémon throughout Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl and reappeared alongside her Trainer in Pokémon the Series: Black & White and Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Other

A Garchomp debuted in Lumiose City Pursuit!, under the ownership of Professor Sycamore. In Garchomp's Mega Bond!, it was revealed that Sycamore has owned Garchomp since she was a Gible. She can Mega Evolve into Mega Garchomp. She has since made further appearances in Pokémon the Series: XY.

In Mega Evolution Special I, Remo owns a male Garchomp nicknamed Garchoo, which can Mega Evolve into Mega Garchomp. He was seen battling Alain's Charizard and ultimately losing. In Analysis Versus Passion!, Garchoo again battled and lost against Alain's Charizard.

Starting in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, Ash used a Ride Garchomp during Ultra Guardians missions.

Minor appearances

In One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, the Pokémon Summer Academy lent a female Garchomp to one of the students for the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

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

A Mega Garchomp appeared in the ending credits of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

A Garchomp appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

In Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, a Trainer's Garchomp participated in a Raid Battle against a Lugia.

A Garchomp appeared in a fantasy in Goodbye, Friend!.

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.

Pokémon Generations

Cynthia's Garchomp

In The New World, Cynthia's female Garchomp helped her Trainer stop Team Galactic's plans at Spear Pillar.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Cynthia's Garchomp (background) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Cynthia's Garchomp

Cynthia's Garchomp appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer. Alongside Lance's Dragonite and Steven's Metagross, she battled Cheren's Stoutland, Misty's Starmie, and Korrina's Lucario. Garchomp used Dragon Claw on Stoutland, knocking it back into Lucario as it tried to catch its teammate.

GOTCHA!

Cynthia's Garchomp

A Garchomp briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Cynthia.

In the manga

Mega Garchomp in Pokémon Adventures

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

A Garchomp appeared in Mission Complete as one of the Pokémon Kincaid controlled.

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7

Garchomp is one of the Pokémon Team Galactic used while attacking Sun Sun in A World Covered In Darkness. It was bested by Hiori's Lucario.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

A Trainer's Garchomp appeared in JNM01.

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

A Garchomp appeared in PDP11, where it battled Ash, Dawn, and their Pokémon.

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

Yū Shirogane owns a Garchomp.

Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King

Koji owns a Garchomp.

A Garchomp appeared in LDK2.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Cynthia's Garchomp

Like in the games, Cynthia has a Garchomp who is her signature Pokémon. She first appeared in Ring Around the Roserade II.

A Garchomp that can Mega Evolve appeared in a fantasy in PS561.

Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!

Ryū Tendō owns a Garchomp.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Main article: Cynthia's Garchomp

Cynthia and her Garchomp appeared in Diamond and Pearl Adventure!, helping Hareta and his Piplup defeat B-2. It was later seen battling Mitsumi and her Infernape. She first appeared in Dialga's Secret Keys.

Pokémon Try Adventure

Toki owns a Garchomp nicknamed Kamaru.

In the TCG

Main article: Garchomp (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Garchomp appears in the background of the Kalos Pokémon League stage when the stage is in the Dragonmark Chamber.

Trophy information

NA: Garchomp looks like a plane's engines mixed with a hammerhead shark. There's something about it that we just find so appealing - we have to get one! Garchomp is capable of folding up its body and spreading its wings, letting it move at Mach speed! Garchompite will Mega Evolve Garchomp into Mega Garchomp, increasing its power even more!

PAL: There's something about Garchomp that appeals to the kid in all of us. It's basically a mach-speed flying dinosaur with spikes. What's not to love? When it folds up its body and extends its wings for flight, you might mistake it for a jet plane. And with a little Garchompite, it can Mega Evolve for extra firepower!

Pokkén Tournament

Main article: Garchomp (Pokkén Tournament)
Garchomp in Pokkén Tournament

Garchomp is a Power-type playable character in Pokkén. Moves he can use include Dragon Claw, Dig, Dragon Rush, Stone Edge, Earthquake, and Sand Tomb. Upon entering Burst form, he Mega Evolves and can use the Burst Attack Outrage Smasher.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Garchomp appears as a Spirit.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#111
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Mountain #008
Hoenn
#—
X When it folds up its body and extends its wings, it looks like a jet plane. It flies at sonic speed.
Y It flies at speeds equal to a jet fighter plane. It never allows its prey to escape.
Omega Ruby When it folds up its body and extends its wings, it looks like a jet plane. It flies at sonic speed.
Alpha Sapphire It flies at speeds equal to a jet fighter plane. It never allows its prey to escape.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #240
Alola
USUM: #309
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
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.
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.
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #118
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.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Gabite
Platinum
Evolve Gabite
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Gabite
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2
Evolve Gabite
White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Gabite
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Gabite
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Gabite
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Gabite
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Shield Expansion Pass
Tunnel to the Top, Path to the Peak (Wanderer)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Shimmer Desert (3F-8F)
MD Sky
Shimmer Desert (3F-8F)
Ranger: SoA
Hippowdon Temple
Rumble
Rocky Cave
PokéPark Wii
Granite Zone
Ranger: GS
Rand's House, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: World Axle - B2F
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
Conquest
Evolve Gabite
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected Land (Reward), Magical Lake: In Need of Trees (Boss),
Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale (Sinnoh Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 6
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Third release)
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Foggy Crags (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 17: Stage 07
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Garchomp Sea, Zygarde Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
UNITE
Purchase for 10,000 Aeos Coins/575 Aeos Gems
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Poké Fair Sync Pair Scout (Cynthia's)


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
B2W2 Strongest Class Single Battle Garchomp Japanese Japan 100 September 15 to October 28, 2012
B2W2 Strongest Class Pokémon Gift Garchomp Korean South Korea 100 February 24 to May 5, 2013
XY CoroCoro Garchomp Japanese region Japan 48 November 15, 2013 to August 29, 2014
XY Winter 2013 Garchomp American region United States 50 November 27, 2013 to June 30, 2014
XY XY Garchomp Taiwanese region Taiwan 48 January 15 to March 31, 2014
XY XY Garchomp American region Singapore 48 January 24 to March 31, 2014
XY Spring Carnival Garchomp All South Korea 48 April 12 to 19, 2014
ORAS Cynthia's Garchomp Japanese region Online 66 August 2 to September 29, 2016
ORAS Cynthia's Garchomp American region Online 66 August 2 to September 29, 2016
ORAS Cynthia's Garchomp PAL region Online 66 August 2 to September 29, 2016
ORAS Cynthia's Garchomp Korean region Online 66 August 2 to September 29, 2016
ORAS Cynthia's Garchomp Taiwanese region Online 66 August 2 to September 29, 2016

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Global Link Garchomp English PGL 48 January 30 to February 28, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Garchomp French PGL 48 January 30 to February 28, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Garchomp German PGL 48 January 30 to February 28, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Garchomp Italian PGL 48 January 30 to February 28, 2013
BWB2W2 Global Link Garchomp Spanish PGL 48 January 30 to February 28, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* BrightPowder BrightPowder (100%) Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (100%)
Garchompite Garchompite (100%)

Stats

Base stats

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


Mega Garchomp
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
108
168 - 215 326 - 420
170
157 - 244 310 - 482
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
92
87 - 158 170 - 311
Total:
700
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


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 VIII, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
011 Dual Chop Dragon Physical 04040 09090% 15
011 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
1818 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2727 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
3434 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4242 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
5252 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
6262 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
7272 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
8282 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100100 07575% 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 level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM68Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM94Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM99Bag TM Dragon VI Sprite.png TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR47Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurCuboneMarowakMarowak
AronLaironAggronBagonShelgonSalamence
BergmiteAvaluggDrakloakDragapult
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
AronLaironAggronDruddigonDuraludon Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
CuboneMarowakMarowakGyaradosLarvitarPupitar
TyranitarTyruntTyrantrum
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteMiloticDrampaFlapple
Twister Dragon Special 40 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Garchomp in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 20
Sw Sh EP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Dragon Rage × Dragon Special 0000 100}}100% 10
IV V VI VII Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Rock Climb × Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 445.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dragon
Poké Assist: Dragon PA.png
Dragon
Field move: Crush 5 field move.png
(Crush ×5)
Browser entry R-253
It spits hunks of dirt to attack. It also rams at incredible speed.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Dragon
Poké Assist:
(present)
Dragon Assist.png
Dragon
Field move:
(present)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Dragon Assist.png
Dragon
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-201/N-210
It charges at high speed and launches fire to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush445 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 61
Base Attack: 84 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 70
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.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP445.png HP: ★★★★★ Move: Dragon Rush
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Stealth
Ability 2: Parry
Ability 3: Tenacity
Defense: ★★★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Gabite when its Attack is 136 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Harutaka, Masahide, and Narimasa
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dragon
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT445.png

Flinch Attack
Briefly stops wild Pokémon from taking action.
Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Garchompite Sprite.png
Ground
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 145 Raise Max Level.png 20

#281
Shuffle445.png
Shuffle445M.png

Dragon Talon
Sometimes increases damage
Skill Swapper: Mega Boost+
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 14
Erases Pokémon with three lines from upper-left to lower-right.
Pokémon GO
GO445.png Base Stamina: 239 Base Attack: 261 Base Defense: 193
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Dragon Tail, Mud Shot
Charged Attacks: Outrage, Earthquake, Fire Blast, Sand Tomb*, Earth Power

Evolution

443Gible.png
Unevolved
Gible
 Dragon  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 24
444Gabite.png
First evolution
Gabite
 Dragon  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 48
445Garchomp.png
Second evolution
Garchomp
 Dragon  Ground 


Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
Garchomp
Garchomp
Garchomp
 Dragon  Ground 

Garchompite
Garchompite


Held Garchompite
Garchomp
Mega Garchomp
Garchomp
 Dragon  Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Form Form Form Form
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Form Form Form Form
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
400px 400px
HOME
Male Female
Shiny Male Shiny Female
HOME445M.png HOME445M s.png
445MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Garchomp images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Garchomp's prototype sprite from Platinum

Origin

Appearance-wise, Garchomp seems like a cross between a wyvern, various species of sharks (including the hammerhead), and possibly a dromaeosaurid or other theropod dinosaur. In particular, considering Garchomp's saurian build with shark-like features, it may be a visual play on the Carcharodontosaurus, a theropod dinosaur whose name means "shark-toothed lizard". Its design also strongly resembles a jet aircraft. Mega Garchomp's skull-like head and scythe arms are a stereotypical image of the Grim Reaper.

Name origin

Garchomp may be a combination and corruption of gore (a projecting point), guard or Carcharodon (the scientific name for sharks) and chomp. Gar may also derive from garpike (a species of fish somewhat similar in appearance), gargantuan (relating to its size) or gargoyle which occasionally bears a likeness to European dragons.

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, がぶりと gaburito, and earth or Carcharias
France Flag.png French Carchacrok From Carcharodon, Carcharodontosaurus or Carcharhiniformes and croquer
Spain Flag.png Spanish Garchomp Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Knakrack From knacken and draco
Italy Flag.png Italian Garchomp Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 한카리아스 Hankarias From 한입 han'ip, Carcharias, and possibly earth
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 烈咬陸鯊 Liht Ngáauh Luhk sā Same as Mandarin name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 烈咬陸鯊 / 烈咬陆鲨 Lièyǎolùshā Literally "Violent biting land shark"


Related articles

External links


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