Best Moveset for Shadow Machamp in Pokémon GO

What are the best moves for this four-armed Pokémon?

Shadow Pokémon may not seem like good options to take into battle, but some of them can do real damage to opponents. Shadow Machamp is a good example of a Shadow Pokémon that can deal some real damage in a fight. Players need to know the best moves to equip the fighter with to take advantage of the power of this Pokémon and other powerful monsters like it.

Best moves for Shadow Machamp in Pokémon GO

Shadow Machamp is a solely Fighting-type Pokémon, which means that most of its strong attacks will also be Fighting-type. Players should keep this in mind when choosing which moves to use.

Note: Moves with an asterisk (*) benefit from Same-Type Attack Bonus (STAB) and will deal increased damage.

Shadow Machamp's best offensive moves

Charged/QuickMove NameMove TypeDamageEPSDPS
QuickCounter*Fighting128.916
ChargedDynamic Punch*Fighting90-18.540

Shadow Machamp's best defensive moves

Charged/QuickMove NameMove TypeDamageEPSDPS
QuickCounter*Fighting128.916
ChargedDynamic Punch*Fighting90-18.540

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All possible Shadow Machamp moves in Pokémon GO

Quick Attacks

Move NameMove TypeDamageEPSDPS
Karate Chop* (Elite TM only)Fighting812.512
Counter*Fighting128.916
Bullet Punch*Steel911.110

Charged Attacks

Move NameMove TypeDamageEPSDPS
Rock SlideRock80-18.529.6
Stone Edge (Elite TM only)Rock100-43.543.5
Payback (Elite TM only)Dark100-45.545.5
Heavy SlamSteel70-23.833.3
Close Combat*Fighting100-43.552.2
Dynamic Punch*Fighting90-18.540
Cross Chop*Fighting50-33.340
Submission* (Elite TM only)Fighting60-22.732.7

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