The Best Garchomp Moveset: Attacks, Defense + More

Garchomp stands out as one of the strongest Pokemon that has ever been created, rivaling even some of the strongest legendary Pokemon that ever existed. As a Dragon/Ground type Pokemon, Garchomp has access to a variety of powerful end game moves that many trainers rely on to achieve victory in their battles. In addition, Garchomp can also learn a variety of movesets outside of its type and is able to learn some of the strongest moves in the history of Pokemon games.

Moves such as Toxic and Stealth Rock are great strategic moves that set trainers up for success with their long lasting and prolonged attacks, meanwhile moves like Fire Blast, and Earthquake are end game moves that not only fear to the heart of every trainers soul, but also to their Pokemon. Which moves do you think is best for Garchomp?

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  • 1
    9 VOTES

    Brick Break

    Brick Break
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    A fighting type move that allows its users to attack their opponents with a chopping motion, it can also destroy barriers such as Light screen and Reflect making it essential to Garchomp Trainers. 

     

    Brick Break Stats:

    Type: Fighting
    Power: 75
    Accuracy: 100%
    PP: 15

     

    Super Effective Against:

    • Dark 
    • Normal
    • Ice
    • Rock
    • Steel

     

    Not Very Effective Against:

    • Bug
    • Fairy
    • Flying
    • Poison
    • Psychic

     

    Immune Against:

    • Ghost

     

    What Level Does Garchomp Learn Brick Break?

    Generation IV: n/a 
    Generation V: n/a 
    Generation VI: n/a 
    Generation VII: n/a 
    Generation VIII: n/a 

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation IV-VII: Yes (TM31)
    Generation VIII: Yes (TM43)

    9 votes
  • 2
    20 VOTES

    Swords Dance

    Swords Dance
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    A special non damaging move that can greatly increase the user's attack power, Swords Dance stands out as one of the best attack buffs in the Pokemon games. The fact that this move can virtually make Garchomp unstoppable in a matter of turns, makes it essential to every player who has one.

     

    Swords Dance Stats:

    Type: Normal
    Power: 0
    Accuracy: 0%
    PP: 20

     

    What Level Does Garchomp Learn Swords Dance?

    Generation IV: n/a
    Generation V: n/a
    Generation VI: n/a
    Generation VII: n/a
    Generation VIII: n/a 

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation IV-VII: Yes (TM75)
    Generation VIII: Yes (TR00)

    20 votes
  • 3
    30 VOTES

    Earthquake

    Earthquake
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    Earthquake is a great option for Garchomp (and many other Pokemon) because it's extremely powerful and has great coverage against many types, including Fire, Rock, Poison and Electric. Note that it's weak against Grass and Bug types, and completely ineffective against Flying types.

     

    Earthquake Stats:

    Type: Ground
    Power: 100
    Accuracy: 100%
    PP: 10

     

    Super Effective Against:

    • Electric

    • Fire

    • Poison

    • Rock

    • Steel

     

    Not Very Effective Against:

    • Bug

    • Grass

     

    Immune Against:

    • Flying

     

    What Level Does Garchomp Learn Earthquake?

    Generation IV: n/a
    Generation V: n/a
    Generation VI: n/a
    Generation VII: n/a
    Generation VIII: n/a 

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation IV-VII: Yes (TM26)
    Generation VIII: Yes (TR10)

    30 votes
  • 4
    31 VOTES

    Fire Blast

    Fire Blast
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    One of the strongest fire based moves, Fire Blast allows its users to send a fiery blast that incinerates everything in its path. As being one of the strongest moves throughout the Pokemon games, any Pokemon that gets hit by this attack is surely to feel the burning wrath of their opponent. 

     

    Fire Blast Stats:

    Type: Fire
    Power: 110
    Accuracy: 85%
    PP: 5

     

    Super Effective Against:

    • Grass 
    • Bug
    • Ice
    • Steel

     

    Not Very Effective Against:

    • Fire
    • Dragon
    • Water
    • Rock

     

    What Level Does Garchomp Learn Fire Blast?

    Generation IV: n/a 
    Generation V: n/a 
    Generation VI: n/a 
    Generation VII: n/a 
    Generation VIII: n/a 

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation IV-VII: Yes (TM38)
    Generation VIII: Yes (TR15)

    31 votes
  • 5
    29 VOTES

    Toxic

    Toxic
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    A non-damaging move that badly poisons the target and inflicts increasing damage with every passing turn. Toxic is a simple move that stands on par with some end game moves for the amount of damage it inflicts and it strategic worth in some of the toughest battles trainers can face.

     

    Toxic Stats:

    Type: Poison
    Power: 0
    Accuracy: 90%
    PP: 10

     

    Super Effective Against:

    • Fairy 
      Grass

     

    Not Very Effective Against:

    • Poison
    • Ground
    • Ghost
    • Rock

     

    Immune Against:

    • Steel

     

    What Level Does Garchomp Learn Toxic?

    Generation IV: n/a
    Generation V: n/a
    Generation VI: n/a
    Generation VII: n/a
    Generation VIII: n/a 

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation IV-VII: Yes (TM06)
    Generation VIII: n/a

    29 votes
  • 6
    15 VOTES

    Fire Fang

    Fire Fang
    Photo: The Pokemon Company

    A reliable fire based move, Fire Fang allows its users to bite their opponents with flame-cloaked fangs and it may also make the foe flinch or sustain a burn. The move is a solid attack that does great damage to Grass, Bug, Ice, and Steel types. 

     

    Fire Fang Stats:

    Type: Fire
    Power: 65
    Accuracy: 95%
    PP: 15

     

    Super Effective Against:

    • Grass 
    • Bug
    • Ice
    • Steel

     

    Not Very Effective Against:

    • Fire
    • Dragon
    • Water
    • Rock

     

    What Level Does Garchomp Learn Fire Fang?

    Generation IV: 1
    Generation V: 1
    Generation VI: 1
    Generation VII: 1
    Generation VIII: n/a 

     

    Move Also Learned by TM?

    Generation IV-VII: n/a
    Generation VIII: Yes (TM86)

    15 votes