Machop is a humanoid, bipedal Pokémon that has blue-gray skin. It has three brown ridges on top of its head, large red eyes, and a relatively flat face. On either side of its chest are three, thin, rib-like stripes. Its feet appear to have no toes, while its hands have five fingers. Machop also has a short, stubby tail.
Machop's entire body is covered with muscles that will never tire or cramp. With these muscles, it can lift many times its own body weight; it is even capable of hurling up to 100 adults. It spends its time and energy working out and practicing all different forms of martial arts, striving to improve its abilities. One of its daily training routines involves lifting boulders and Graveler repeatedly as if they were barbells. It becomes more dedicated the more its muscles grow. Once it feels confident, it challenges Makuhita to a battle. Machop lives in the mountains, and its diet includes highly nutritious food that allows it to efficiently build up its muscles. In Generation II, Vital Throw was its signature move.
Machop evolves into Machoke, which evolves into Machamp.
(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)
In Pop Goes The Sneasel, a Machop was protecting the flame of Ho-Oh at a shrine.
In Brave the Wave, Brawly used a Machop during his Gym battle against Ash. It defeated Taillow before being defeated by Treecko. In Just One of the Geysers, Machop was used during Ash's rematch. During that battle, Machop was defeated by Ash's newly-caught Corphish.
In Sitting Psyduck, Emily's Machop chased after her runaway Psyduck.
Machop debuted in The Punchy Pokémon, under the ownership of a Trainer. It was the first opponent for Ash and his Primeape in the P1 Grand Prix.
In Riddle Me This, a Machop at the Pokémon Lab was targeted by Team Rocket.
In The Power of One, a Machop sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.
Two wild Machop appeared in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure. One helped the Trainers' Pokémon and Elekid save the Exeggcute nests and Togepi during a storm.
A Machop appeared in Pokémon Double Trouble.
In Two Hits and a Miss, a Trainer's Machop was at a Fighting-type dojo.
In A Better Pill to Swallow, Brock's fantasy featured a Machop.
In Machoke, Machoke Man!, a Machop was at the Cianwood Gym.
In A Double Dilemma, a Machop lived at North Petalburg.
In Weekend Warrior, a Coordinator's Machop competed in the Silver Town Pokémon Contest.
In Spontaneous Combusken!, a Machop was at the Chrysanthemum Island beach.
A Machop appeared in To Thine Own Pokémon Be True! and BWS02.
In The Journalist from Another Region!, a Machop was entered into the Pokémon Sumo Tournament on Harvest Island.
A Machop appeared in a flashback or a fantasy in The Forest Champion!.
A Machop appeared in a flashback in When Light and Dark Collide!.
In A Festival of Decisions!, a Machop helped arrest the rogue ninjas that attacked the Ninja Village.
Three Trainers' Machop appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.
Three Trainers' Machop appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.
In Racing to a Big Event!, two Trainers' Machop competed in the Pokémon Pancake Race.
In Rocking Clawmark Hill!, two Machop were training up on Clawmark Hill.
A Trainer's Machop appeared in They Might Not Be Giants!.
Three Trainers' Machop appeared in One Journey Ends, Another Begins....
A Trainer's Machop appeared in Getting the Band Back Together!.
Three Trainers' Machop appeared in A Glaring Rivalry!.
In I Choose You!, a Trainer's Machop had a battle with Pikachu.
Two Trainers' Machop appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.
A Trainer's Machop appeared in Alola, Kanto!.
In Smashing with Sketch!, a Trainer's Machop competed in the Pokémon Ping-Pong tournament.
A Trainer's Machop appeared in Sours for the Sweet!.
A Trainer's Machop appeared in Twirling with a Bang!.
Two Trainers' Machop appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.
Six Trainers' Machop appeared in The Power of Us.
A Trainer's Machop appeared in The Shape of Love to Come!.
A Trainer's Machop appeared in We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!.
A Trainer's Machop appeared in Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone!.
A Trainer's Machop appeared in The Dealer of Destruction!.
A Trainer's Machop appeared in League Offenders and Defenders!.
A Trainer's Machop appeared in The Road to The Semifinals!.
A Trainer's Machop appeared in Z-Move Showdown!.
A Trainer's Machop appeared in Exhibition Unmasked!.
Two Trainers' Machop appeared in Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!.
In Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, an image featured a Worker and multiple Machop. They were helping construct a new Gym in Vermilion City.
A Trainer's Machop appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!.
A Machop appeared in a fantasy in Solitary and Menacing!, under the ownership of Bea.
A Trainer's Machop appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.
A Machop appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.
Two Machop appeared in The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One, one under the ownership of a student of Indigo Academy.
||Machop, the Superpower Pokémon. Machop have muscles that never tire, no matter how much they exercise. Machop have enough strength to throw 100 average-sized adults.
Pokémon: Twilight Wings
In Training, Bea owns a Machop. It was training alongside her other Pokémon in the Wild Area. It reappeared in The Gathering of Stars.
Pocket Monsters HeartGold & SoulSilver Go! Go! Pokéathlon
A Machop appeared in Pocket Monsters HeartGold & SoulSilver Go! Go! Pokéathlon.
Machop debuted in a flashback Long Live the Nidoqueen!?, under the ownership of Harry.
Bruno owns several Machop, which first appeared in Karate Machop!. They were sent to attack Kanto specifically Pewter City alongside several other Elite Four Pokémon.
A Machop appeared in Querulous Qwilfish, where it was aiding the construction of the Battle Tower.
In Mashing Makuhita, a Machop was one of Brawly's Pokémon, which he sent out against Sapphire's Combusken, but it ended up overwhelmed by its speed. Much later, in Volume 20, Brawly was shown to own a Machoke, which appeared to have evolved from the same Machop.
A group of Machop appeared in The Final Battle IV during Emerald's flashback, helping to repair Earl's Pokémon Academy.
A Machop appeared in The Final Battle IV, where it was one of the Pokémon that helped Emerald with his disabilities.
A Machop appeared in Perturbed by Pachirisu.
A Machop appears with a Battle Girl at the Mini-game Corner in Sylveon Enchants.
Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys
A Machop appeared in Let's Fight! The Mini Pokémon Tournament.
A Machop appeared in a flashback in Let's Fight For The Future!!.
Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All
A Machop appeared in Pokémon Cooking Contest!, under the ownership of Yuki.
A Machop appeared in GDZ51.
Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~
A Machop appeared in The Yellow Scroll: Hanbei vs Kanbei.
A Machop appeared in The Black Scroll: Nobunaga's Ambition.
Pokémon Pocket Monsters
Giovanni's Machop briefly appeared in Get The Last Badge!! along with its evolved forms.
A Machop appeared in PZ05.