All About Pokemon Garchomp

By Anonymous

Have you ever heard of a Garchomp? Yes or No? They answer better be Yes, because I think everyone and I mean everyone should know who Garchomp is. Did you get your entire battling team defeated by this beast? Did the Tyranitar’s get the Sandstorm up to make things worse? Garchomp as stated above is a beast. He is one of the strongest Pokemon outside of a legendary Pokemon. Taking him down isn’t easy. Garchomp is a Dragon and Ground type Pokemon. He is like a sand shark, and has some wings, red stomach, blue-purplish outer body, I’m sure you have seen him. Gible is Garchomp’s first evolution. Gible looks like a small dragon and gives off a mix between a shark and a lizard, add some sand in that too, alright?

When a Gible evolves, it will become a Gabite. Gabite is a bit stronger like all evolutions are. The head gets small and the legs are extended, did I mention that he looks like he will take a bite out of you if you make him mad? Yeah, that’s a Gabite. He looks like a small Garchomp. Pretty cool, right? Gabite will evolve into Garchomp which is just a huge form of Gabite that looks menacing and a lot scarier. Trainers with Garchomp are hard to beat, one of these trainers is the champion of the Sinnoh League, Cynthis. Cynthia uses a Garchomp, it is actually her strongest Pokemon. You will be in for a fight when it comes out.
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Pokemon Hydreigon

By Natalie K.

I am still leveling up my team, but the frontrunner right now is Hydreigon. I named him “Cuteasaur”. Dragon types, in general, are tough to train because of how much exp they require in order to level up. The Deino line in particular because he doesn’t evolve into his second evolution Zweilous until level 50, and not into Hydreigon until level 64. To put that in perspective, Gen 4’s “pseudo-legendary” dragon Gible evolves to Gabite at level 24, and Garchomp at 48.

Garchomp and Hydreigon both have base stat total of 600, both are very strong, very awesome Pokemon and no doubt would be incredibly valuable additions to any team. Garchomp, a Ground-Dragon type, is very fast with high physical attacks. Many of us curse Cynthia and her Garchomp, I know that Garchomp was the bane of my existence when I played Pearl. However, Pseudo-Legendary as he may be, Garchomp carries a 4x weakness to Ice, which is easily exploitable with the number of ice types increasing in newer gens.

Hydreigon is a little more well rounded and has the ability Levitate, making him immune to ground type attacks. Hydreigon has no 4x weaknesses like Garchomp does, but he is open to Fighting, Bug, Ice and other Dragon moves. In short, Hydreigon has more type weaknesses but they’re all 2x. Garchomp has a 4x weakness to Ice and a 2x weakness to Dragon.
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Pittsburgh, PA Battle Roads Report #2

By Kohrok

Hey, it’s time for another tournament report with Kohrok! This time, we have a slightly better outlook than last week. So we were at my local league where I judge, lead league, and help out. It’s also pretty much the only active league Western PA, so we’re pretty proud of that. If anyone’s interested in joining, just e-mail us at

Murrysville, PA Battle Roads Spring

June 4, 2011

So, today I decided to bail on the VileGar from last week. Losing every game (basically) was pretty poor, and I wasn’t looking forward to more losses. So I switched to my Luxray/Garchomp deck from State Championships, tossed in some Sableye to block the donk, and got set to go. Oh, and Hoolon Mike had graduated this past month, so I gave him a Flareon EX as a graduation present because he’s an awesome person.

I got to the site early, helped AJ set up, talked to people, made some trades, and at 11:15, the event started. We had less than 10 Juniors and Seniors, but we had 14 Masters, meaning 4 rounds, top 2. This would end up coming to bite me later on.
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