Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX: Machop Guide - Moveset, Evolution, Best Partner And How To Get Machop

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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX includes Machop as one of the 12 starter Pokemon that you can choose to start with.

If this tough Kanto Pokemon is your choice in the new Mystery Dungeon game, here's our guide!


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Machop Guide

The Generation 1 fighting-type is available as the player or partner through the main game.

Usually, Machop is chosen if the personality results are either Brave (for males) in nature.

It has normal mobility, meaning it cannot traverse through water, lava and cloud tiles and walls without the assistance of a mobility-enhancing item or a certain IQ skill.

As Machop is a fighting type, he will be weak to flying, psychic and fairy type Pokemon, meaning you should pair him with an electric type Pokemon such as Pikachu.

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How To Get Machop

Machop can be chosen at the start of the game as either the player or partner.

Machop can be recruited exclusively at the Wish Cave and Buried Relic with a recruit rate of 10.5%.

You will come across a Lv11 Machop in the Wish Cave and Lv22 in the Buried Relic:

Wish Cave

  • 17th floor (35.71%)
  • 18-19th floor (41.67%)
  • 21st-25th floor (45.45%)

Buried Relic

  • 4th floor (9.31%)
  • 5-8th floor (7.84%)

Evolving Machop

Evolution does not play a massive part in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, so it is perfectly ok to keep Machop as he is.

Although stats do not increase from evolution, moves can vary once it evolves into Machoke and Machamp.

If you do wish to evolve Machop, you will need to finish the main story and enter the Luminous Cave - be sure to check our evolution guide for more details.


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Moveset And Abilities

Machop's ability is Guts, which gives a Pokémon a 100% boost to physical attack after being afflicted with a status condition.

Machop will begin with the following attacks:

  • Bullet Punch: 16/16
  • Brick Break: 18/18
  • Karate Chop: 20/20
  • Strength: 15/15



Here are the moves that Machop can learn by levelling up:

  • Lv1 Low Kick
  • Lv1 Leer
  • Lv7 Focus Energy
  • Lv13 Karate Chop
  • Lv19 Seismic Toss
  • Lv22 Foresight
  • Lv25 Revenge
  • Lv31 Vital Throw
  • Lv37 Submission
  • Lv40 Cross Chop
  • Lv43 Scary Face
  • Lv49 Dynamic Punch

Here are the moves that Machop can learn from TMs:

  • Dig
  • Rain Dance
  • Rock Smash
  • Return
  • Strength
  • Flamethrower
  • Double Team
  • Facade
  • Brick Break
  • Rock Tomb
  • Focus Punch
  • Earthquake
  • Fire Blast
  • Toxic
  • Thief
  • Sunny Day
  • Rest
  • Secret Power
  • Bulk Up
  • Protect
  • Hidden Power
  • Attract
  • Frustration
  • Wide Slash