Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Machamp

Guide for best counters against Machamp in solo raids!

Machamp along with five other Pokémon has appeared in Pokémon Go. Machamp is definitely a tough Pokémon to defeat, but like every other tough Pokémon, Machamp also has its vulnerabilities which can be used against it with the best counter moves. We will discuss the best possible raid counters and move sets to defeat Machamp in Pokémon Go.

Machamp in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go Machamp
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Machamp is a fighting-type Pokémon that evolved from Machoke. Machamp is extremely vulnerable to Flying, Psychic, and Fairy moves, which makes it easy for opponents to defeat Machamp. But strategy and the correct use of moves will still remain the key factor to defeating Machamp during battle raids.

Machamp Movesets

Machamp is definitely a tough Pokémon to defeat at solo raids because Machamp has access to a wide range of moves that it can effectively use against enemies. Fast moves like Bullet Punch and Counter, coupled with charged moves like Dynamic punch, heavy slam, rock slide, close combat, and cross chop can give enemies a hard time.

Best Counters against Machamp in Pokémon Go

These are the best movesets and counters available to effectively defeat Machamp during battle raids in Pokémon Go.

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  • Mewtwo: Psycho cut/Psystrike
  • Hoopa: Confusion/Psychic
  • Latios: Zen headbutt/Psychic
  • Alakazam: Confusion/Psychic
  • Moltres: Wing attack/Sky attack
  • Tapu Lele: Confusion/Future sight
  • Espeon: Confusion/Psychic
  • Metagross: Zen headbutt/Psychic
  • Ho-oh: Extra sensory/Brave bird
  • Gardevoir: Confusion/Psychic
  • Azelf: Extrasensory/Brave bird
  • Xurkitree: Spark/Dazzling gleam
  • Rayquaza: Air slash/Hurricane
  • Gallade: Confusion/Psychic
  • Exeguttor: Confusion/Psychic
  • Braviary: Air slash/Brave bird
  • Zacian: metal claw/play rough
  • Yveltal: Gust/Hurricane
  • Lugia: Extrasensory/Aeroblast
  • Beheeyem: Confusion/Psychic
  • Honchkrow: Peck/Sky attack
  • Tornadus: Air slash/Hurricane
  • Togekiss: Charm/dazzling gleam
  • Jirachi: Confusion/Psychic
  • Latias: Zen headbutt/Psychic
  • Meloetta: Confusion/Psyshock
  • Zapdos: Charge beam/Drill peck
  • Straptor: Wing attack/Brave bird
  • Victini: Confusion/Psychic
  • Celebi: Confusion/Psychic
  • Tornadus: Air slash/Hurricane
  • Delphox: Zen headbutt/Psychic

These are the best movesets and counters available to effectively defeat Machamp during battle raids in Pokémon Go. Shadow Pokémon have not been included in this list keeping in mind the high costs to build. But that doesn’t mean you cannot use the ones you already have, as they are the best to counter Machamp. 

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