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RBY 4U Machamp [GP Ready]

Discussion in 'Analyses' started by Peasounay, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Peasounay

    Peasounay qui peut me stopper Host Emeritus

    Sep 29, 2015
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    Machamp [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Type: Fighting
    Stats: 90 | 130 | 80 | 65 | 55


    Despite all the Psychic users present in 4U, Machamp has some sweeping potential. It hits hard and can threaten a lot of pokemon of the tier if they’re paralysed. There’s not much that likes taking a Machamp hit and it has sufficient bulk to switch into pokemon such as Nidoking. Machamp isn’t easy to make work out notably because it’s slow, meaning it needs a previous paralysis spread, but it has decent potential.


    - Submission
    - Earthquake
    - Hyper Beam
    - Fire Blast / Body Slam

    Set Details

    Submission is your strongest move, 2HKOing Porygon and Omastar and doing good damage on anything which doesn’t resist it. Earthquake 2HKOs Nidoking, Rapidash, and Arcanine. Hyper Beam finishes off weakened pokemon. It also OHKOs Abra. Fire Blast does some very high damage to Venomoth, Scyther, and Tangela while Body Slam is an easily spammable attack which can paralyse 30% of the time. It’s the better move against Slowpoke and it can be against Blastoise.

    Other Options

    Running both Fire Blast and Body Slam is possible but it usually means dropping Hyper Beam, reducing Machamp's cleaning possiblities. Substitute can give you a free hit if you manage to set it up on a full paralysis or a missed move but dropping one of the moves above isn’t recommanded. Rock Slide has a 25.6% chance of OHKOing Scyther and a better accuracy than Fire Blast but it’s not a very common pokemon.

    Checks and Counters

    Slowpoke is the best switch-in, taking Machamp’s hits easily and being able to threaten it with Thunder Wave, Amnesia set-up, and Psychic. Blastoise can switch into and deal some damage too. Tangela is a good switch-in if Machamp doesn’t have Fire Blast since it doesn’t mind paralysis as much as pokemon such as Venomoth. Plus it can status it. Otherwise Venomoth, Abra, Fire types, and Staryu can all go one on one against Machamp to use either Thunder Wave or powerful special moves in order to make Machamp close to useless, but they'll be damaged in the process.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2016
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  2. Disaster Area

    Disaster Area Little Ball of Furr and Power Member

    May 4, 2014
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    can threat
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