Gen 4 Garchomp and Its Meta Relevance in Pokemon Go

The Dragon/Ground type Gen 4 Pokemon Garchomp will join Pokemon Go sooner than we think, so for that matter, I’ve decided to share its stats and how important this dual type Pokemon can be in the game.

His stats are:

  • ATK: 261
  • DEF: 198
  • STA: 216
  • Max CP: 3823

Glancing at these stats, Garchomp will be an excellent Pokemon. Its attack stats are comparable to Dragonite and it is also a great rival to Rhydon. We are now listing its possible quick and charge moves:


  • Dragon Tail
  • Fire Fang
  • Tackle
  • Take Down
  • Shadow Claw
  • Poison Jab
  • Dragon Breath
  • Mud Shot
  • Metal Claw
  • Iron Tail


  • Crunch
  • Outrage
  • Earthquake
  • Sand Tomb
  • Dragon Claw
  • Dig
  • Hyper Beam
  • Brick Break
  • Flamethrower
  • Fire Blast
  • Stone Edge
  • Rock Tomb
  • Aerial Ace
  • Rock Slide
  • Surf
  • Body Slam
  • Iron Head
  • Draco Meteor
  • Dragon Pulse

If we are lucky enough to get this Pokemon with Dragon Tail/Outrage, we will get the best non-Legendary Dragon type Pokemon in the game. As a generalist, Garchomp and a 12 attack Dragonite are equal in damage output. But due to Garchomp’s bulkiness, this Pokemon will have a better TDO.

Garchomp is also a rival to Rayquaza. If given the right movesets, Palkia and Dialga will easily outclass Garchomp.

As a Ground type though, some Pokemon Go players are comparing this Pokemon with Groudon, and even thinking that Groudon is better than Garchomp. Here is something that will change your mind.

Against Electric-types with Electric attacks, Garchomp has much higher TDO than Groudon and only 3.2% less DPS by total Attack.

That’s assuming the same Mud Shot/Earthquake moveset; looking at its movepool, if he gets Mud Slap/Dig, the gap in DPS will be even smaller, narrowing down to 1.7%: as any 2-bar vs 1-bar, this means Garchomp will be situationally better!

To make even more interesting, Garchomp is a non-Legendary, no Rare Candies invested. Can’t expect more from a non-Legendary Pokemon.

to wrap this up, Garchomp can be very useful Dragon/Ground type Pokemon, so keep this because you might use when they release Gen 4 Pokemon.

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Dejan Kacurov

Hi, gamers! You can call me Mr. DComplex. I'm a gamer, a hardcore gamer. My favorite genres are Action RPG and MMORPG. At the moment I'm using my PC as my only gaming platform, but soon I might get a new PS4 from Angel. Update - Angel did get me a PS4, oh wait, it's the PS4 PRO 1TB!!! Much love bro!

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