Best Machamp Moveset in Pokémon Go

We're covering the best moves for Machamp in Pokemon Go, and some basic stats for using them!

Pokémon Go is quickly gaining again, and with that popularity comes increasing interest in one of the strongest First Gen Pokémon: Machamp! For Pokémon veterans, we may remember that Machamp was always flexing as the toughest and buffest in the original lineup. Whether or not it is the toughest and buffest is debatable, but that doesn't mean he's any less popular in Pokémon Go!

Best Machamp Moveset in Pokémon Go

The best movesets for Machamp sometimes depend on the technique you use as a player and the Pokémon the opponent is using. However, in this guide, we will cover the top-ranking movesets based on their average stats for damage and success.

Before we list the movesets, we're going to cover a few basic stats about Machamp, so you can adequately prepare your playstyle and pick the appropriate movesets.

Basic Stats

  • Type: Fighting
  • Weaknesses: Fairy, Flying, Psychic
  • Resistances: Bug, Dark, Rock
  • Max CP: 3455
  • Attack | Defense | Stamina: 234 | 159 | 207

Best Movesets

The following two moves reflect the attacks that show up the most frequently on the top five moves of each type. While this generally means this is the best moveset, it's not guaranteed.

  • #1 Fast Attack: Counter
  • #1 Charge Attack: Dynamic Punch

The remaining movesets are the top 10 movesets for Machamp, ranked by DPS (damage per second).

  • #1
    • DPS: 17.08
    • Fast Attack: Counter
    • Charge Attack: Dynamic Punch
  • #2
    • DPS: 16.92
    • Fast Attack: Karate Chop
    • Charge Attack: Dynamic Punch
  • #3
    • DPS: 16.44
    • Fast Attack: Bullet Punch
    • Charge Attack: Dynamic Punch
  • #4
    • DPS: 15.22
    • Fast Attack: Counter
    • Charge Attack: Close Combat
  • #5
    • DPS: 14.78
    • Fast Attack: Counter
    • Charge Attack: Cross Chop
  • #6
    • DPS: 14.52
    • Fast Attack: Counter
    • Charge Attack: Rock Slide
  • #7
    • DPS: 14.49
    • Fast Attack: Counter
    • Charge Attack: Submission
  • #8
    • DPS: 14.25
    • Fast Attack: Karate Chop
    • Charge Attack: Close Combat
  • #9
    • DPS: 14.20
    • Fast Attack: Counter
    • Charge Attack: Heavy Slam
  • #10
    • DPS: 14.14
    • Fast Attack: Karate Chop
    • Charge Attack: Cross Chop

Attack Types

Similar to Pokémon, attacks have a type (i.e., Fighting, Fairy, Psychic, etc.). In the list below, we list the attack type of every attack mentioned in the movesets for Machamp above. Use this list to determine the best moves against the Pokémon your Machamp is fighting.

  • Fighting-type Attacks
    • Machamp's Moves
      • Close Combat
      • Counter
      • Cross Chop
      • Dynamic Punch
      • Karate Chop
      • Submission
    • Super Effective Against: Dark, Ice, Normal, Rock, Steel
    • Not Very Effective Against: Bug, Fairy, Flying, Ghost, Poison
  • Steel-type Attacks
    • Machamp's Moves
      • Bullet Punch
      • Heavy Slam
    • Super Effective Against: Fairy, Ice, Rock
    • Not Very Effective Against: Electric, Fire, Steel, Water
  • Rock-type Attacks
    • Machamp's Moves
      • Rock Slide
      • Stone Edge
    • Super Effective Against: Bug, Flying, Fire, Ice
    • Not Very Effective Against: Fighting, Ground, Steel

With these lists, you'll know when to use Machamp and how to use him most effectively. Good luck battling!

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