Best Moveset for Machamp Pokemon Sword

Machamp is a fighting-type Pokemon which was introduced in Generation 1. It is also represented with a large and humanoid Pokemon with four well-muscled arms. It evolves from Machoke which is vulnerable to Fairy, Flying and Psychic moves. Machamp is the final form of Machop which has a Gigantamax form.

All characters in the Pokemon Sword game have a certain moveset. Of course, not all characters have the same moveset. So as with Machamp, it really has the best moveset that it can use to attack Pokemon in Gym. If you already have Machamp in the game, you should know about Machamp’s moveset. To know it, let’s find out below!

Best Moveset for Machamp in Pokemon Sword

Best Moveset for Machamp in Pokemon Sword

In the game of Pokemon Sword, the best moveset for Machamp are as follow:

  • Counter
  • Dynamic Punch

You can use them to attack Pokemon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS which is also the best moveset for PVP battles. The moveset of Machamp in Pokemon Sword are used for Offense and Defense.

The best moveset for Machamp both of Offense and Defense are:

Offense

  • Counter: 16 dps
  • Dynamic Punch: 40 dps

Defense

  • Counter: 16 dps
  • Dynamic Punch: 40 dps

The points is the strongest moveset for Machamp is Counter & Dynamic Punch which has a Max CP of 3,056.

Here’s for the detail!

Offense

To calculate the best movesets for Machamp, the game simulated Pokemon Battle and used the results to calculate the maximum DPS. Well, the highest DPS moves will not give the highest overall DOS due to different quick moves generating energy at different speeds and also different main moves which use different amounts of energy.

  • Counter – Dynamic Punch: 100%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Dynamic Punch: 98%
  • Counter – Close Combat: 92%
  • Counter- Return Purified: 89%
  • Bullet Punch – Dynamic Punch: 89%
  • Counter – Cross Chop: 88%
  • Counter – Submission Elite TM: 86%
  • Counter – Stone Edge Elite TM: 86%
  • Counter – Rock Slide: 86%
  • Counter – Heavy Slam: 86%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Close Combat: 86%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Return Purified: 83%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Cross Chop: 83%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Submission Elite TM: 81%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Heavy Slam: 81%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Rock Slide: 80%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Stone Edge Elite TM: 78%
  • Bullet Punch – Close Combat: 75%
  • Bullet Punch – Submission Elite TM: 73%
  • Bullet Punch – Heavy Slam: 73%
  • Bullet Punch – Rock Slide: 73%
  • Bullet Punch – Return Purified: 73%
  • Bullet Punch – Cross Chop: 72%
  • Bullet Punch – Stone Edge Elite TM: 68%
  • Counter – Frustration Shadow: 67%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Frustration Shadow: 50%
  • Bullet Punch – Frustration Shadow: 42%

Defense

Defense is calculated  by the Pokemon battles and also uses the results to calculate the maximum DPS possible. Pokemon will attack every 2 seconds which are unaffected by the move speed. Just like the Offense, the highest DPS moves will not always give the highest overall DPS due to different quick moves will generate energy at different speeds.

  • Counter – Dynamic Punch: 100%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Dynamic Punch: 96%
  • Bullet Punch – Dynamic Punch: 92%
  • Counter – Rock Slide: 87%
  • Counter – Submission Elite TM: 84%
  • Counter – Heavy Slam: 83%
  • Counter – Close Combat: 83%
  • Counter – Cross Chop: 80%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Rock Slide: 79%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Close Combat: 79%
  • Counter – Stone Edge Elite TM: 78%
  • Counter – Return Purified: 78%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Submission Elite TM: 76%
  • Bullet Punch – Rock Slide: 75%
  • Bullet Punch – Close Combat: 75%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Cross Chop: 75%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Heavy Slam: 74%
  • Bullet Punch – Submission Elite TM: 72%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Stone Edge Elite TM: 72%
  • Bullet Punch – Heavy Slam: 71%
  • Bullet Punch – Stone Edge Elite TM: 68%
  • Bullet Punch – Cross Chop: 66%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Return Purified: 66%
  • Bullet Punch – Return Purified: 63%
  • Counter – Frustration Shadow: 53%
  • Karate Chop Elite TM – Frustration Shadow: 38%
  • Bullet Punch – Frustration Shadow: 36%

Machamp’s Tier

Machamp has previously been Raid Boss in Tier 3 and Tier 4 Raids.

Here’s for Tier 3 in detail!

  • Raid: Tier 3
  • Boss CP: 19, 707
  • Suggested players: 2-3
  • Boss HP: 3,600
  • Caught CP range: 1,667 – 1,746
  • Caught CP (boosted): 2,084 – 2,183
  • Minimum IVs: 10 / 10 / 10

Here’s for Tier 4 in detail!

  • Raid: Tier 4
  • Boss CP: 31,159
  • Suggested players: 4-7
  • Boss HP: 9,000
  • Caught CP range: 1,667 – 1,746
  • Caught CP (boosted): 2,084 – 2,183
  • Minimum IVs: 10 / 10 / 10

 Machamp’s All Moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Bullet Punch 9 11.1 10
  Counter 12 8.9 16
  Karate Chop Elite TM 8 12.5 12
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Cross Chop 50 -33.3 40
  Rock Slide 80 -18.5 29.6
  Close Combat 100 -43.5 52.2
  Dynamic Punch 90 -18.5 40
  Heavy Slam 70 -23.8 33.3
  Stone Edge Elite TM 100 -43.5 43.5
  Submission Elite TM 60 -22.7 32.7
  Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
  Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

Machamp’s Base Stats

You may already know that there are a total of 3 Pokemon in the Machop family. Well, Machamp evolves from Machoke that costs 100 Candy. Machamp already has the power to throw anything aside. Somehow, when Machamp is trying to do any work which requires care and dexterity will cause its arms to get tangled.

Here’s for Machamp’s Base Stats

  • Attack: 234
  • Defense: 159
  • Stamina: 207

Max CP

  • Level 15 (Research encounters):1,310
  • Level 20 (Max hatched / raids): 1,746
  • Level 30 (Max wild): 2,620 V
  • Level 40: 3,056

Max CP with weather boost

  • Level 25 (raids): 2,183
  • Level 35 (wild): 2,838

Max HP

  • Level 40: 175

Size

  • Height: 1.6 m
  • Weight: 130 kg

Other

  • Base capture rate: 10%
  • Base flee rate: 5%
  • Buddy walk distance: 3 km

Machamp’s Weakness and Strength

Machamp is Vulnerable to…

  • Fairy deals 160% damage.
  • Flying deals 160% damage.
  • Psychic deals 160% damage.

Machamp is resistant to…

  • Bug deals 63% damage.
  • Rock deals 63% damage.
  • Dark deals 63% damage.