Friday, April 20

Ranking the Pokemon: #98- Machop

Machop is part of the best Fighting type evolutionary line in the game. I always thought its picture in the game looked like a gingerbread man, too, so seeing it made me hungry. I don't know if that's a plus or not.

Anyway, Machop has absurdly high Attack, and its the weakest of its chain. If you're in an all unevolved battle I'd be willing to bet Choppy has the highest Attack of anyone eligible to be in said battle. Its HP is pretty impressive, as well, so kudos for that. Sadly, though, its Speed and Special, in particular, are pretty weak, which means it still could go out in one hit to, you guessed it, the most popular type in the game: Psychic. Fortunately, though, the high HP may let it survive a turn or two, so you could get in some mega-powerful hits.

Choppy can learn, via TM, a few Ground type moves and one Rock move to go along with its plethora of Normal and Fighting type attacks, so that helps it against other things that aren't Normal types, which is all its normally strong against. Essentially, it does at least solid damage against everything, and when you look at it like that, you could do a lot worse. 

Battling Grade: C+

Previously: #99- Psyduck

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