Pokemon GO: Garchomp - How to Get, Best Moveset, Max CP and Meta Relevance

The hotly anticipated Gible Community Day is starting to take place all across the globe.

While Shiny Gible may be the highlight of the event for some, others are more interested in getting themselves a top-tier Garchomp.

While the monster already had a significant place within the PVP meta, the opportunity to learn a new move is sure to shake things up a little bit.

With that in mind, here is the best Garcomp moveset, its max CP and how its Community Day move affects the PVP meta.

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How to Get Garchomp in Pokemon GO

Thankfully, unlike a handful of the newer Pokemon in Pokemon GO, Garchomp has no special evolution requirements.

Therefore, it’s simply a case of evolving Gible to Gabite with 25 Candies, then Gabite into Garchomp with a further 100 Candies.

Make sure to evolve it within the event window in order to receive Garchomp’s special move.

Also, while in the lower leagues 0/15/15 are the optimal IVs, to get the best Garchomp, you’ll want as close to 15/15/15 as possible.

What is the best moveset for Garchomp?

In order to make Garchomp as effective as possible, you’re going to want to ensure you’re using its special Community Day move Earth Power as one of the charged moves.

To make the most of STAB damage, the other charged move you’re going to want to use is Outrage.

Finally, in terms of its fast move either Mud Shot or Dragon Tail are really strong choices, so it may be worth powering up two Garchomps – one if you’re looking to specialise in Ground-type moves, the other for Dragon-type moves.

Here is the moveset in full:

  • Fast Move – Dragon Tail/Mud Shot
  • Charge Move – Outrage
  • Charge Move – Earth Power

Garchomp Max CP and Meta Relevance

Garchomp has a very impressive max CP at both level 40 and level 50.

At level 40, Garchomp hits a max of 3962 CP and at level 50, when powered up with XL Candies, it tops out at 4479 CP.

In terms of the meta, you’re going to want to hold on to your Garchomp’s for the Master League and only the Master League.

With its new moveset, focusing on Ground-type moves, Garchomp is a force to be reckoned with.

According to PVPoke, Garchomp is now the 9th best pick in the Master League, ranking higher than plenty of strong Pokemon.

In battle, it picks up wins against the likes of:

  • Giratina
  • Dialga
  • Metagross
  • Mewtwo
  • Magnezone
  • Zekrom

Based on this, if you’re looking to build a successful Master League team, Garchomp could be a key to your success.

Either use it, or prepare to encounter it and bring along some Garchomp counters!

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Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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