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Garchomp Guide: Builds and Best Items

Pokemon UNITE - Garchomp Guide Builds Best Items and Moveset

The best guide on how to play Garchomp in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, matchups, and more!

Garchomp Latest Buffs and Nerfs (08/15)

Version 1.11.1.8 Patch Notes

Garchomp Move Changes (August 15)
Standard Attack Image
Standard Attack
(Boosted Attack)
• Damage increased by about 10%.
• Healing increased from 15% of damage dealt to 20% of damage dealt. (+5%)
Livid Outrage Image
Livid Outrage
• Amount of energy required reduced by about 17%.

Stat Updates

1.3.1.2 Gible: Level at Pokemon evolves changed to 5. Gabite: Level at which move is learned changed to 9
1.2.1.3 Defense and Sp. Defense increased.
1.1.1.6 Movement speed increased.
1.7.1.9 Increased: Attack Stat

Standard Attack

1.4.1.3 Bug fixes
1.2.1.8 Attack Speed increased.
1.11.1.8 Boosted Attack: Damage increased by about 10%. Healing increased from 15% of damage dealt to 20% of damage dealt. (+5%)

Dig

1.4.1.3 Status increases have been reduced
1.3.1.2 Level learned changed from lv. 6 to lv. 5. Dig +: Level learned changed from lv. 12 to lv. 11
1.4.1.2 Move description text changed.

Earthquake

1.3.1.2 Level learned changed from lv. 8 to lv. 7. Earthquake +: Level learned changed from lv. 13 to lv.14
1.4.1.2 Move description text changed.

Dragon Claw

1.3.1.2 Level learned changed from lv. 8 to lv. 7. Dragon Claw+: Level learned changed from lv. 13 to lv. 14
1.4.1.2 Move description text changed.
1.7.1.9 Damage increased from 785 to 875. (+11%) Slow effect on opponents increased. Dragon Claw+: Damage increased from 1581 to 1758. (+11%) Slow effect on opponents increased.

Dragon Rush

1.3.1.2 Level learned changed from lv. 6 to lv. 5. Dragon Rush +: Level learned changed from lv. 12 to lv.11
1.1.1.6 Cooldown period reduced from 8 seconds to 6 seconds (-25%).
1.2.1.8 Damage is increased from 549 to 912 (+66%).
1.4.1.2 Move description text changed.

Rough Skin

1.2.1.3 Cooldown interval between procs, decreased.
1.2.1.11 Fixed a bug that caused more damage than expected when receiving Zeraora's Wild Charge.

Livid Outrage

1.3.1.2 Level learned changed from lv. 10 to lv. 9
1.11.1.8 Amount of energy required reduced by about 17%.

Garchomp Basic Info

Garchomp
Garchomp.jpg
Tier Rating: C Rank Icon

Role: All-Rounder
Attack Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Difficulty: Intermediate
Cost:
"Garchomp’s Ability, Rough Skin, means it can sometimes cause damage to Pokémon that hit it, so opponents that attack Garchomp carelessly may just get struck back. What’s more, using Dig lets Garchomp sneak-attack its opponents from underground."

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Garchomp Best Lanes

Top Icon.pngTop Jungle Icon.pngJungle Bot Icon.pngBottom
3 Stars.png
5 Stars.png
2 Stars.png

Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Garchomp Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ High damage output, especially when Boosted Attack meter is full.
✔︎ Strong engage moves that can displace and drag opponents.
✖︎ Very slow early game.
✖︎ Unite Move is hard to control.

Best Builds for Garchomp

Garchomp Builds
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Double Dragon Build

Double Dragon Build
Pokemon UNITE - Best Build Icon
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +27
Critical-Hit Rate: +6%
Critical-Hit Damage: +12%
Attack Speed: +16.50%
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Double Dragon Build Explanation

This build is centered on building up Garchomp's Boosted Attacks as fast as possible and maintaining it to beat down targets with the help of Dragon Rush and Dragon Claw. However, Earthquake can also be used instead of Dragon Claw

  • Muscle Band is Garchomp's primary farming and fighting tool, giving its attacks an HP-based bonus damage.
  • Rapid-Fire Scarf helps Garchomp build up Boosted Attacks faster through its massive attack speed boost effect.
  • Scope Lens increases Garchomp's chances of dealing critical-hits and increasing their damage.
  • Focus Band can be a replacement for Muscle Band to give Garchomp better durability and survivability.
  • Eject Button gives Garchomp an additional repositioning tool on top of Dragon Rush, which also allows the Pokemon to perform creative plays.
  • X Speed can also work for the build, giving Garchomp the mobility to stay on top of its targets.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for more damage and 6 White Emblems additional HP. This can be achieved by having at least two (2) Emblems that are both Brown and White.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Attack or Critical-Hit Rate to further improve Garchomp's attacks.
  • Sp. Atk., Sp. Def., and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Double Dragon Build Damage Test

Items
(Level 30)
Standard Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Standard Attack
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
903
1918
11010
22615

Since the build is centered primarily on Garchomp's Boosted Attacks, equipping items that will help Garchomp build them up faster and maximize their damage is the ideal item combination.

Out of all the item combinations, Muscle Band, Scope Lens, and Rapid-Fire Scarf will be the best for the build. The item combination provides everything Garchomp needs to quickly build up Boosted Attacks and knock out opponents.

As for alternatives, replacing Muscle Band with Focus Band would be the best option. The massive attack speed bonus from Rapid-Fire Scarf will be more benefitial for Garchomp compared to the effects of Muscle Band.

These damage tests are conducted using the Training Dummy in Practice Mode. The results are taken from the Total Damage data.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(Level 30)
Standard Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Standard Attack
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
903
1918
11010
22615
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
981
2141
11104
22767
Muscle Band
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
993
1626
11118
22876
Scope Lens
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
618
1773
10740
22401

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Earthquake Build

Earthquake Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +27
Critical-Hit Rate: +6%
Critical-Hit Damage: +12%
Attack Speed: +16.50%
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Earthquake Build Explanation

This build is similar to Double Dragon but uses Dig and Earthquake instead. However, Dragon Rush can also be used instead of Dig.

  • Muscle Band is Garchomp's primary farming and fighting tool, giving its attacks an HP-based bonus damage.
  • Rapid-Fire Scarf helps Garchomp build up Boosted Attacks faster through its massive attack speed boost effect.
  • Scope Lens increases Garchomp's chances of dealing critical-hits and increasing their damage.
  • Focus Band can be a replacement for Muscle Band to give Garchomp better durability and survivability.
  • Eject Button gives Garchomp an additional repositioning tool on top of Dragon Rush, which also allows the Pokemon to perform creative plays.
  • X Speed can also work for the build, giving Garchomp the mobility to stay on top of its targets.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for more damage and 6 White Emblems additional HP. This can be achieved by having at least two (2) Emblems that are both Brown and White.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Attack or Critical-Hit Rate to further improve Garchomp's attacks.
  • Sp. Atk., Sp. Def., and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Earthquake Build Damage Test

Items
(Level 30)
Standard Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Standard Attack
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
903
1918
11010
22615

Since the build is also centered primarily on Garchomp's Boosted Attacks, equipping items that will help Garchomp build them up faster and maximize their damage is the ideal item combination.

Out of all the item combinations, Muscle Band, Scope Lens, and Rapid-Fire Scarf will be the best for the build. The item combination provides everything Garchomp needs to quickly build up Boosted Attacks and knock out opponents.

As for alternatives, replacing Muscle Band with Focus Band would be the best option. The massive attack speed bonus from Rapid-Fire Scarf will be more benefitial for Garchomp compared to the effects of Muscle Band.

These damage tests are conducted using the Training Dummy in Practice Mode. The results are taken from the Total Damage data.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(Level 30)
Standard Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Standard Attack
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Boosted Attack
(Critical-Hit)
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
903
1918
11010
22615
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
981
2141
11104
22767
Muscle Band
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
993
1626
11118
22876
Scope Lens
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
618
1773
10740
22401

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Garchomp Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Focus Band.pngFocus Band Focus Band is the best defensive item for Garchomp since Garchomp needs to stay alive for as long as possible to stack its boosted attacks.
Scope Lens.pngScope Lens Scope Lens works well with the attack speed increase from Garchomp's boosted attacks, adding a chance to deal massive critical-hit damage.
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band Muscle Band is a must-have item for Garchomp to be effective in battles, improving its boosted attack gameplay.
Rapid-Fire Scarf.pngRapid-Fire Scarf Rapid-Fire Scarf allows Garchomp to build up its Boosted Attacks much faster thanks to its massive attack speed boost effect.

List of Held Items

Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
Full Heal.pngFull Heal Full Heal provides a way for Garchomp to purge disables, and become immune to them for a duration, allowing Garchomp to hack enemies uninterrupted.
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button is the best battle item for Garchomp, giving a way to escape or chase enemies. In particular, it has a special interaction with Garchomp's moves.
X Speed.pngX Speed X Speed gives Garchomp more mobility and makes it easier to stay on top of its targets while it's attacking.

List of Battle Items

Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Dragon Claw ImageDragon Claw Dragon Claw allows Garchomp to control enemy movement, which makes it easier to attack them.
Dragon Rush ImageDragon Rush Dragon Rush is a strong initiation tool to get Garchomp started on hacking its targets. It's also a decent escape tool when things go awry.

This moveset makes it easier for Garchomp to build up its Boosted Attacks. Dragon Rush allows Garchomp to isolate and displace enemies, which is a great way to set up fights. Dragon Claw helps Garchomp build up Boosted Attacks faster aside from simply attacking. It can also alter Dragon Rush and turn it into a disabling move when used together.

Dragon Rush and Dig are Garchomp's mobility or initiation moves. They practically serve the same purpose of allowing Garchomp to get close to its targets and attack them, but they differ in how they function. Dragon Rush shoves enemies towards the designated direction while reducing the damage taken by Garchomp. Dig, on the other hand, throws opponents instead of shoving them. It also increases Garchomp's Defense and Sp. Def. stats, which is similar to Dragon Rush's reduced damage effect.

Dragon Claw and Earthquake are Garchomp's primary damage moves, which also help the Pokemon build up Boosted Attacks faster. Both do essentially the same thing but functions in different ways. Dragon Claw has Garchomp attack twice in front of it and has a special interaction with Dragon Rush. Meanwhile, Earthquake affects enemies around Garchomp.

Choosing which moves to use should always depend on making it easier for Garchomp to build up its Boosted Attacks since that is the Pokemon's core gameplay.

Which Moveset Do You Think is Best for Garchomp?

Dragon Rush & Dragon Claw 93
Votes
Dragon Rush & Earthquake 30
Votes
Dig & Dragon Claw 10
Votes
Dig & Earthquake 23
Votes

Why is it the best? Let us know in the comments!

Previous Poll Result

Dragon Rush & Dragon Claw 76
Votes
Dragon Rush & Earthquake 27
Votes
Dig & Dragon Claw 8
Votes
Dig & Earthquake 37
Votes

How to Play Garchomp

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Increase Garchomp's Lethality with Boosted Attacks

Garchomp's attacks become Boosted Attacks with every fifth attack, dealing increased damage and gives Garchomp HP recovery based on the target's max HP. Maintaining theis aggression will allows you to go toe-to-toe with event the sturdiest Pokemon, so make sure to keep you boosted meter full at all times!

Boosted Attacks Guide: How to Use

Build Up Boosted Meter with Wild Pokemon

To ensure Garchomp's boosted attack effect is online before a fight, seek out and attack Wild Pokemon first. Doing this will allow you to get the benefits of the boosted attack earlier when faced against opposing Pokemon.

Solo Boss Pokemon

Another way to take advantage of Garchomp's Boosted Attacks is by taking objectives like Regieleki for your team. Because of the effects of your Boosted Attacks favoring enemies with high HP, you can potentially take out objectives by yourself.

Make Early Game Farming Faster with Sand Attack

Sand Attack is a debuff move that restricts enemy vision, but that doesn't mean that it's useless against farming Wild Pokemon. Though it may not have direct damage compared to Bulldoze, Sand Attack grants an attack speed buff to Garchomp, making it easier to stack up towards a full Boosted Attack to speed up the damage.

Sand Attack: Garchomp Move Effect and Cooldown

Pick Moveset Based on Playstyle

Choosing the moves you need is critical to how fights will play out. Although you can essentially go with any move combination, choosing the right set will allow you to execute Garchomp's combos.

Learn Dragon Moves for Isolating Combos

The Dragon Claw + Dragon Rush combo is a good dueling tool that has more range and damage but focuses more on damaging single targets. It is also great for displacing a target onto a disadvantageous position, making it easier for you and your team to follow up with a clean knock down.

Learn Ground Moves for Initiating Combos

The Dig + Earthquake combo, on the other hand, is a quick knock-up skill that is easily followed up by area damage that gains a Slow later in the game. This combination turns Garchomp into a straight up brawler that can contend with its fellow All-Rounders.

Hunt Down Easy Matchups

Garchomp can easily take on other Pokemon that are easy matchups. Thanks to its passive ability, Rough Skin, Garchomp can take and give a beating to opponents - especially if you can sustain its basic attacks. Just make sure to save a Dragon Rush for pursuit or a quick getaway.

Matchups and Counter

Go For Prolonged Duels

Garchomp gains an attack speed boost when he lands a skill or an attack on an enemy. This makes his damage ramp up during a duel, so try to force long trades against enemies to maximize your buff.

Get Escavalier Buff for Easier Knockouts

Since Garchomp needs to be able to continually attack its target to build and maintain its Boosted Attacks, getting Escavalier's buff makes it easier for Garchomp to stay on top of its target.

Escavalier: Spawn Time, Buff, and Information

Farm Wild Pokemon to Heal Up

Remember that Empowered auto attacks are AOE (area-of-effect), so you can lifesteal across multiple Wild Pokemon like in this clip.

Aside from increasing his attack speed, Garchomp's boosted attack also heals him for a small amount. This slowly stacks up on prolonged fights so instead of going back to base, try farming wild Pokemon to heal up!

Aim Properly During Livid Outrage

Livid Outrage gives Garchomp a sudden burst of strength to swipe and slam enemies. The move, however, may feel shaky and hard to control, but its ability to turn and aim is rather easy if you get the hang of its aiming. Just remember to point your analog stick to your desired target at all times and Garchomp will easily turn around in that direction, even if it's a complete 180-degree turn. The dashes also cover a bit of distance so you can also use them to chase enemies!

Livid Outrage: Garchomp Move Effect and Cooldown

Progression and Leveling Guide

Top or Bottom Lane Guide

Level 1 to 5

  • Secure as many Wild Pokemon as you can and get EXP to reach level 5.
  • Once at level 5, learn either Dragon Rush or Dig.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon and level up, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents.

Level 6 to 9

  • Once at level 7, learn Dragon Claw if you selected Dragon Rush, or Earthquake if you selected Dig.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents to level up.
  • Help your allies secure Regieleki and/or Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Once at level 9, learn Livid Outrage to get all moves.

Level 10+

  • Continue to farm and level up.
  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 13 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a full-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Jungle Guide

Level 1 to 5

  • Clear the first wave of jungle camps and level up to level 5 with the help of Sand Attack and Bulldoze.
  • Once at level 5, learn either Dragon Rush or Dig.
  • Help the top or bottom lane by securing the Altaria and Swablu camps, knocking out opponents, and scoring points.

Level 6 to 9

  • Clear the second wave of jungle camps to reach level 7 and get Draggn Claw if you selected Dragon Ruh, or Earthquake if you selected Dig.
  • At the 8:00 minute mark, go to the center of the map and secure the Altaria and Swablu camps.
  • At the 7:20 minute mark, go to the bottom lane and help secure the Altaria and Swablu camps, knock out opponents, and score points.
  • Once at level 9, learn Livid Outrage.
  • At the 7:00 minute mark, help allies secure Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Afterwards, try to secure Regieleki on the top lane if it's still there.

Level 10+

  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 13 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a fully-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Garchomp Combos

Sand Trap Combo

Sand Trap Combo
Sand Attack IconBulldoze IconStandard Attack Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Garchomp Sand Trap Combo
Sand AttackBulldozeStandard Attack
This is Garchomp's quick and easy, early game combo that is great for over extending opponents. Start by hitting the target with a Sand Attack to disrupt their vision. Quickly activate Bulldoze and proceed to circle the target while dealing Standard Attacks.

Dragon Rush Combos

This set of combos takes advantage of Dragon Rush and Dragon Claw. They are essentially similar combos that have you displace a target but have slight differences in activation and effects.

Dragon Rush Combo (Variation 1)

Dragon Combo (Variation 1)
Dragon Rush IconDragon Claw IconDragon Claw Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Garchomp Dragon Rush Combo Variation 1
This variation seperates the two moves so you can take advantage of both of their effects. Dragon Claw is a strong 2 hit combo that also boosts your attack speed afterwards.

Dragon Rush Combo (Variation 2)

Dragon Combo (Variation 2)
Dragon Rush Icon + Dragon Claw IconDragon Claw Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Garchomp Dragon Rush Combo Variation 2
This is the second variation combines both moves for a more, bursty attack. After casting Dragon Rush, use Dragon Claw mid-flight to trigger the combo, causing Dragon Claw to knock enemies up.

Dig and Quake Combo

Dragon Combo
Dig IconEarthquake IconStandard Attack Icon ~

Pokemon UNITE - Garchomp Dig and Slam Combo
DigEarthquakeStandard Attack ~
This combo allows Garchomp to engage enemies at a range. Start by activating Dig to close the distance between you and a target. At the end of its path, the move knocks enemies up, which makes it a great setup for Earthquake. After that, proceed to bombard the target with Standard Attacks.

Ultimate Initiator Combo

Ultimate Initiator Combo
Dig IconEarthquake Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Garchomp Ultimate Initiator Combo
This combo is similar to the Dig and Quake combo, but uses Garchomp's Unite Move as a finisher. Start by activating Dig to close the distance between you and a target and activate Earthquake. Thanks to Earthquake's slow, it's also great to follow it up with Livid Outrage.

Matchups & Counters for Garchomp

Garchomp Matchups

Hard Counter
AbsolAlolan NinetalesBlazikenBlisseyBuzzwoleChandelureCinderaceDelphoxDodrioDragapultDragoniteDuraludonEspeonGardevoirGengarGlaceonGreninjaInteleonLeafeonLucarioMamoswineMega Mewtwo YMeowscaradaMewMimikyuMiraidonMr. MimeSlowbroSylveonTalonflameUrshifuWigglytuffZacianZeraoraZoroark
Fair Matchup
AegislashAzumarillBlastoiseCharizardCramorantDecidueyeGreedentGyaradosMachampMega Mewtwo XMetagrossPikachuSableyeScizorSnorlaxTrevenantTsareenaTyranitarUmbreonVenusaur
Good Matchup
ClefableComfeyCrustleEldegossGoodraHoopaLapras
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Garchomp.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Hard Counter With Kiting, High Mobility, or Disables

Since Garchomp is a melee Pokemon and has low mobility, it can easily be kited by hard-hitting ranged Pokemon or outplayed by high mobility Pokemon. Pokemon with strong disabling moves are also great counters.

Best Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Slowbro ImageSlowbro Rating: ★★★★★
• Can render Garchomp useless with Slowbeam.
• Can disrupt Garchomp's attacks with Surf and/or Telekinesis.
• Can cripple Garchomp's movement using Scald.
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Rating: ★★★★★
• Can freeze Garchomp and deal considerable damage with Avalanche and Blizzard.
Dodrio ImageDodrio Rating: ★★★★
• Can disrupt Garchomp and deal considerable damage with Drill Peck.
• Has superior movement speed.

Even Matchups for Garchomp

Garchomp can take any Pokemon in a duel as long as it can continuously hit its target and maintain its boosted attack stacks.

Close the Gap

Ranged, Fragile Pokemon with High Damage
Cramorant Image Decidueye Image Pikachu Image Venusaur Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents when fighting have high damage potential that can take out Garchomp quickly. However, they are fragile and can't win in a brawl against Garchomp.
• Quickly close the gap with Dragon Rush or Dig, then follow up with Dragon Claw or Earthquake to build up Boosted Attacks and beat them down.
• If necessary, use Livid Outrage to finish them off while becoming immune to disables.

Stand and Fight

All-Rounders
Aegislash Image Azumarill Image Gyarados Image Machamp Image Mega Mewtwo X Image Metagross Image Tsareena Image Tyranitar Image
How to Beat
• Much like Garchomp, these Pokemon excel in close combat and rely mostly on their attacks or combos to deal damage. However, Garchomp's powerful attacks can overpower them.
• Use moves to help Garchomp build up Boosted Attacks quickly.
• Brawl with them and beat them down with Boosted Attacks.
• If necessary, use Livid Outrage to finish them off.

Watch Out for Their Disables

Pokemon with Disabling Moves
Blastoise Image Greedent Image Sableye Image Snorlax Image Trevenant Image Umbreon Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon will lose in a brawl against Garchomp. However, they have disabling moves that can help them get the upper hand.
• Try to dodge their disabling moves, or use Full Heal to purge them and become immune.
• Use moves to help Garchomp build up Boosted Attacks quickly.
• Brawl with them and beat them down with Boosted Attacks.
• If necessary, use Livid Outrage to finish them off while becoming immune to disables.

Easy Matchups

Easy matchups are Pokemon that allow Garchomp to freely stack up its boosted attacks, or Pokemon that can be burst down fast.

Beat Them Down with Attacks

High-Durability Pokemon
Crustle Image Goodra Image Lapras Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon have high durability but will certainly lose in a melee brawl against Garchomp. Their high durability also allows Garchomp to build up and maintain Boosted Attacks easily.
• Use moves to help Garchomp build up Boosted Attacks quickly.
• Brawl with them and beat them down with Boosted Attacks.
• If necessary, use Livid Outrage to finish them off.

Utilize Their Numbers

Supporters
Clefable Image Comfey Image Hoopa Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon usually stick with their allies and rarely venture alone. Although they themselves pose no threat to Garchomp, their support capabilities makes them valuable during fights.
• Take advantage of their numbers to build up Boosted Attacks faster and beat them down with it.
• If necessary, use Livid Outrage to finish them off.

Best Teammates for Garchomp

Pokemon Explanation
Mew ImageMew Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime Aggressive Support
Pokemon that provide offensive and defensive support can help Garchomp beat down its targets. Using moves like Coaching and Power Swap on Garchomp keeps it alive and gives it crucial buffs for fighting, improving the Pokemon's efficiency as a brawler. They also have high burst damage moves like Solar Beam and Psychic that can bring down a target's HP low enough for Garchomp to finish them off. Moreover, their disabling moves like Surf and Confusion can keep enemies in place while Garchomp builds up its Boosted Attacks or to keep them away from Garchomp entirely.
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Snorlax ImageSnorlax Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Strong AoE Disablers
Since Garchomp relies on its melee attacks to take out targets, Pokemon with strong AoE disabling moves can prevent enemies from escaping Garchomp's attacks. Freezing enemies with Avalanche and Blizzard, blocking their path using Block, and putting them to sleep using Sing are some ways that can help Garchomp stay at melee range. The more targets that are disabled the more Garchomp can capitalize on the situation.
Eldegoss ImageEldegoss Dedicated Supporter
Having a dedicated supporter like Eldegoss can help Garchomp get through its tedious early game. Keeping Garchomp alive using Cotton Guard while adding a bit of aggression with Leaf Tornado gives Garchomp a fighting chance against most lane duos.

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Garchomp Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Sand Attack ImageSand Attack
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Debuff
Damage Type: Status
Cooldown: 6s
Starting Damage: N/A
Final Damage: N/A
Hurls sand, narrowing the field of vision of opposing Pokemon and decreasing their movement speed for a short time when it hits. This also increases the user's movement speed and basic attack speed.
Dragon Rush ImageDragon Rush
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 6s
Starting Damage: 484
Final Damage: 936
Has the user back up to create distance before diving to attack in the designated direction, shoving opposing Pokemon. The user can use Dragon Claw while creating distance at the beginning of the move to create a combo attack, which strengthens Dragon Claw’s effect that decreases the opposing Pokemon's movement speed. This move reduces the damage the user receives while using it.
Upgrade: The user becomes immune to hindrances while using this move.
Dig ImageDig
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8s
Starting Damage: 482
Final Damage: 888
Has the user burrow underground and move quickly in the designated direction, jumping out when it comes in contact with an opposing Pokemon or it has traveled a maximum distance. This jump deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and throws them. Using this move increases the user’s Defense and Sp. Def. for a short time.
Upgrade: Increases the length of the time opposing Pokemon are thrown when the user jumps out from the ground.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Bulldoze ImageBulldoze
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 5s
Starting Damage: 479
Final Damage: 622
Has the user stomp down on the ground, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect.
Dragon Claw ImageDragon Claw
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 5s
Starting Damage: 875
First Hit: 395, Second Hit: 480
Final Damage: 1758
First Hit: 800, Second Hit: 958
Has the user attack twice in front of itself using its claws. The first attack deals damage to the opposing Pokemon and then throws them. The second deals increased damage and decreases the movement speed of the opposing Pokemon for a short time.
Upgrade: Increases damage dealt by this move.
Earthquake ImageEarthquake
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 7s
Starting Damage: 1009
Stomp: 487, Aftershock: 261 x 2
Final Damage: 1821
Stomp: 869, Aftershock: 476
Has the user jump high into the air and crash forcefully to the ground, dealing damage over time to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and decreasing their movement speed for a short time.
Upgrade: For a short time, further decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon that are in the move's area of effect and especially close to the user.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Livid Outrage ImageLivid Outrage
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 111s
Starting Damage: 8265
First Attack: 1091, Second Attack: 1339, Third Attack: 1587, Fourth Attack: 1945, Fifth Attack: 2303
Final Damage: 11680
First Attack: 1641, Second Attack: 1981, Third Attack: 2322, Fourth Attack: 2686, Fifth Attack: 3050
Has the user unleash a powerful chain attack while dashing forward. The final attack throws opposing Pokemon but also leaves the user unable to act for a short time.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack Become a boosted attack with every fifth attack, dealing increased damage and restoring the user's HP. For a short time after a boosted attack hits, every time one of the user's basic attacks or moves hits an opposing Pokemon, the user's basic attack speed is increased.

Ability (Passive)

Rough Skin ImageRough Skin All Evolution Stages
When the Pokemon is struck by a melee attack, a portion of the damage recieved is reflected back at the attacker.

Garchomp Stats & Evolutions

Garchomp Evolutions

1st Evolution 2nd Evolution Final Evolution
Gible.pngGible
(Lv. 1)
Gible.pngGabite
(Lv. 5)
Gible.pngGarchomp
(Lv. 9)

Garchomp Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3050 90 67 165
2 3117 95 71 170
3 3198 102 76 176
4 3295 110 82 183
5 3647 138 104 209
6 3787 149 113 219
7 3955 163 124 232
8 4157 179 137 247
9 4869 237 183 300
10 5159 261 202 322
11 5507 289 224 348
12 5925 323 251 379
13 6442 364 283 417
14 7028 413 321 462
15 7705 472 367 516

Attack Damage is the damage of the Basic Attack as tested against the Training Dummy.

Garchomp In-Game Stats Listing

Offense Endurance Mobility Scoring Support
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Garchomp Skins (Holowear)

Holowear
GarchompBeach StyleBeach Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 350 / Holowear Ticket 18
GarchompStakeout StyleStakeout Style
Zirco Trading:
Holowear Ticket 60
Energy Rewards
Odds: 1%
GarchompHoliday StyleHoliday Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 400
GarchompMasquerade StyleMasquerade Style
GarchompMartial Arts StyleMartial Arts Style
GarchompTuxedo StyleTuxedo Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 1200
GarchompWanderer StyleWanderer Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 2199
GarchompMartial Arts Style (Green)Martial Arts Style (Green)
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 500

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Garchomp Character Spotlight

Garchomp Achievements

Boosted Attack Achievement

Boosted Attack
Pokemon Move
Garchomp ImageGarchomp Standard Attack ImageStandard Attack
Mission:
In a single battle, knock out 3 or more Pokemon from the opposing team with a boosted attack (5/10/20 battles total)
Medals & Points Rewards
Pokemon UNITE - Beginner Achievement Medal Beginner
Pokemon UNITE - Achievement Points.png 5
Aeos Ticket IconAeos Ticket x100
Pokemon UNITE - Expert Achievement Medal Expert
Pokemon UNITE - Achievement Points.png5
Aeos Coin IconAeos Coin x300
Pokemon UNITE - Master Achievement Medal.png Master
Pokemon UNITE - Achievement Points.png10
Holowear Ticket IconHolowear Ticket x3

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Top 5 Master Rank Picks & Win Rate

All data is based on Season 18 Master Rank Top 100.
Last Updated: April 16, 2024
Pokemon Tier Most Played % Average Win %
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Comment

50 THE GARCHOMP MAIN10 months

Muscle band Drain crown Atk weight Thank me when you reach higher ranks

49 Justice4Vaporeon 11 months

Garchomp would be a lot better if it had a HP/speed/attack boost. For some reason it's known as THE MACH Pokemon, but it's so slow. I used to main Garchomp, and he was great. Unfortunately the addition of Zacian, Urshifu and literally every other Pokemon added after him made him much less viable when there's better choices around.

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