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Pojo's Pokemon of the Week



Date Reviewed: 07.06.07

Ratings & Reviews Summary: 4.00

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.

Reeve Garchomp.
# 445.
Type: Dragon / Ground.
Ability: Sand veil.
Locations: Evolve Gabite.

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re reviewing Garchomp, the mach Pokémon.

Garchomp is, hand down, one of the most popular Pokémon today, being a dragon gives it the “coolness” needed and makes it a really serious opponent. It has a tremendous attack (and learns swords dance), very nice speed and decent HP. Having a dragon / ground type combination is something new, but still 4x weak to ice attacks, and ice punch and fang are becoming very popular choices for physical sweepers.

Sand veil is a nice ability. So if you see a sandstorm team or an early Tyranitar or Hippowdon on a match, expect this guy to come out.

Let’s move on to the move combinations, let’s see what’s up with this guy…

Nature: Jolly (+ Speed, - Special attack).
Equip: Yache berry / Life orb.
EV´s: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP.
- Dragon claw
- Earthquake
- Stone edge / Substitute
- Crunch / Swords dance

There are two different strategies with this one. If you are good with strategies you will use swords dance, just take Garchomp out if you are quite sure your opponent will switch. That way you will use swords dance and sweep. If you find this too complicated, then use crunch, it works quite good as well. I like yache berry, but use life orb and substitute for something quite original.

Nature: Adamant (+ Attack, - Special attack).
Equip: Choice scarf.
EV´s: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP.
- Dragon rush
- Earthquake
- Stone edge
- Brick break

Hit and run, choice scarf is a very useful item, but you have to use it wisely. Use it in early game and switch a lot with this one.

Nature: Adamant (+ Attack, - Special attack).
Equip: Choice band.
EV´s: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP.
- Dragon rush / Dragon claw
- Earthquake
- Stone edge
- Brick break / Aerial ace

Same strategy; hit and run, but remember this one is not going to be as fast as the choice scarfer, so be careful…

When should I use this Pokémon?
You are going to use this anyway, it is a very popular choice today, but I don’t think it’s the best one. Latios or Salamence are far more effective (just an opinion). So try it out, maybe this is the dragon you were expecting.

What should I use against this Pokémon?
You have to use something that is going to resist Garchomp’s great attack, a tank maybe. Or you can try using a faster special sweeper like Kingdra (with rain dance). This is one tough guy, but not unbeatable. Hidden power Ice is going to be everywhere.

Bottom line:
Being a dragon, is almost a guarantee of power, easy to use even for novice players.

Remember, if you have DP versions and want to trade or battle with me. I already have a list of haves and wants here in the Pojo Forums; the URL is http://www.pojo.biz/board/showthread.php?t=442831 for trading (have some good shinies and legendaries). If you want to battle then send me a PM or send an e-mail to reeve.ryu@gmail.com


Hope you enjoyed.
Carbunkle A new generation, a new Dragon.
This time it's an ugly one.

Name: Garchomp
Ability: Sand Veil
Type: Dragon/Earth
Nature: Naughty (+Atk, -S.Atk)
Item: Leftovers
EV's: 252 Atk, 252 Hp (Speed)

Sand Veil is only effective when you have started the attack 'Sandstorm' so
this is a must.
Nature to get the Atk. up which will be good.
Leftovers to make sure this stays out little longer.
Weakness ice and dragon, but that isn't anything to hold us of. Immune
towards electricity is good.

1) Sandstorm
2) Dragon Claw
3) Stealth Rock
4) Earthquake

Strategy time!!!!
First thing, USE Sandstorm. Evasion always good.
Then, if you know this is gonna be a long battle with many different
pokemons from you both, use Stealth Rock.
Then just Earthquake/Dragon claw your enemies down

This is almost like the Sandslash I have built. We will see.
Still 1 ugly son of a *****!!!!!


Still waiting for D/P to be released. Anyone that also want Fione now can
just contact me as soon as I can get the Ditto over to it when I get D/P.

Over and Out
Nathan Welcome, all, to another edition of Pokemon of the Week. This week we get Garchomp, the Land Shark:

Base Stats:
HP: 102
Atk: 130
Def: 95
SpAtk: 80
SpDef: 85
Spd: 102

So we have a natural born sweeper. High Atk/Spd, workable defenses (albeit with a 4x weakness to Ice), and a pretty sweet movepool. On to the movesets!!!

Garchomp@Life Orb/Yache Berry/Leftovers
Adamant Nature (SpAtk-, Atk+)
Atk: 252, Spd: 252, HP: 6
-Swords Dance
-Dragon Claw
-Fire Blast/Stone Edge

You might be wondering why I didn't suggest Fire Fang. Well, it's because Fire Blast does more damage to Skarm, unless you do a SD, then they even out. But you want the ability to kill Skarm quick, so Fire Blast is the preferred choice. If you really want to, though, you can put Fire Fang on.

Garchomp@Choice Band/Choice Scarf
Jolly Nature (SpAtk-, Spd+)/Adamant Nature(SpAtk-, Atk+)
Atk: 252, Spd: 252, HP: 6
-Stone Edge
-Fire Blast/Crunch

Fire Blast for Skarm, or Crunch for... um... well, Fire Blast is the better choice, as everything that is resistant to the other 3 attacks takes more damage from Fire Blast.

Final Thoughts: Garchomp is a force to be reckoned with. Be sure to pack a fast Ice user that won't get OHKO'd by a CB'd Outrage.

Overall: 4/5
Looks: 5/5 (I guess I really like the looks of the new Pokemon...)
Alex B. Garchomp
With a high attack and speed stat, plus a wide range of offensive sweeping moves, Garchomp is a force to be reckoned with. One of the best none-legendary pokemon.


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