Best moves for Machamp in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

What are the best moves for the Superpower Pokémon?

Machamp is one of the best Fighting-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It is a solely Fighting-type Pokémon that evolves from Machop (at level 28) and Machoke (using the Linking Cord item). Machamp's best quality is its outstanding attack stat.

With Machamp being a sole Fighting-type Pokémon most of its powerful moves are also Fighting-type. This is because of S.T.A.B. (Same Type Attack Bonus) which allows Pokémon to use moves that match their typing to do increased damage in battle. Machamp's best moves are Close Combat, Double-Edge, Drain Punch, and Bullet Punch.

Move NameMove TypeCategoryPowerAccuracyPP
Close CombatFightingPhysical1801005
Drain PunchFightingPhysical112.510010
Bullet PunchSteelPhysical4010030

Machamp will learn Close Combat at level 43 (mastered at level 54), Double-Edge at level 34 (mastered at level 45), Drain Punch at level 30 (mastered at level 41), and Bullet Punch at level 11 (mastered at level 20).

How to use Machamp best in battle

Because Machamp is just a Fighting-type Pokémon, it should be easy for players to remember its weaknesses and resistances. Fighting-type Pokémon will be vulnerable to Flying, Psychic, and Fairy-type moves. Fighting-type attacks will also be super effective against Rock, Ice, Steel, Normal, and Dark-type Pokémon.

Related: Best Fighting-type moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Machamp's base stats

  • Stat Total: 505
    • HP: 90
    • Attack: 130
    • Defense: 80
    • Special Attack: 65
    • Special Defense: 85
    • Speed: 55

Because Machamp has such a high attack stat, players should focus on physical attacks in battle rather than special attacks. All of the moves mentioned above are physical attacks, so they are all safe choices for players looking for a powerhouse move set.

Interested in Machamp in Pokémon Legends: Arceus and want to read more? Check out How to evolve Machoke into Machamp in Pokémon Legends: Arceus on Pro Game Guides!

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