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Gabite #444: Gabite
Pokémon
#446: Munchlax Munchlax
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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
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 BodyUnknown.png
Mega Garchomp
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.

Contents

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. It 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. 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. The fine scales on its body reduce drag for easier flight, and their sharp edges also serve to injure opponents who attack it directly. Garchomp is a cave-dweller and is seldom seen in the wild.

In the anime

In the main series

Garchomp in the anime
Mega 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.

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.

In Pokémon Generations

Cynthia's Garchomp

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

In the 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.

In the manga

Mega Garchomp in Pokémon Adventures

In the Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic manga

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

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

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.

In the Pocket Monsters manga

A Trainer's Garchomp appeared in JNM01.

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

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

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

Yū Shirogane owns a Garchomp.

In the Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King manga

Koji was seen with a Garchomp.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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 the X & Y chapter.

In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! manga

Ryū Tendō owns a Garchomp.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

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.

In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga

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
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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
Unobtainable

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
Masters
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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Garchomp's learnsets from 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 ●●●●
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*

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
445MS6.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 Carcharias or Carcharodon and croquer
Spain Flag.png Spanish Garchomp Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Knakrack From knacken and Racker
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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