ATB’s Top 25 Pokemon: (20) Garchomp

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This is At the Buzzer’s list of the top 25 Pokemon of all-time. We’re in the serious business zone now, counting down one by one until we reach the very best. For more information, click here or check out the Related Links down at the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to vote on how we did in the poll below!

Today’s Pokemon flies at speeds equal to a jet fighter plane. It never allows its prey to escape. It is said that when one runs at high speed, its wings create blades of wind that can fell nearby trees. Its body is covered in fine scales that reduce drag.

20) Garchomp (4 votes, 110 points)

Shaun: Hey! It’s that douche that ruined Flygon’s life! While Flygon’s off looking at old photos and contemplating how it all ended up like this, Garchomp is stylin’ and profilin’, and basically making the other Pokes feel inadequate because he’s one of the most dangerous “pocket monsters” ever conceived. I’ve always loved this guy, and finally got the chance to catch one in Black/White 2. His speed and attack are through the roof, and he possesses a great typing in Dragon and Ground. STAB Earthquake for everyone!

Garchomp is great, and you can tell by his face that he knows it. He’s basically the Chuck Norris of Pokemon with his fins and his “I own you” attitude. Garchomp is a cooler shark than Sharpedo, who’s design is literally an actual shark. That’s saying something.

Best of all, Garchomp is a street shark that could rip the throats out of the actual Street Sharks, as well as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the Samurai Pizza Cats. If you are battling a kid trainer who has a Garchomp, stop battling him and run the other way. Hide your children. That kid is too hardcore for you. He won’t take your lunch money. He’ll kill you. What am I even saying anymore? All hail Garchomp.

Chris:  All you need to know about Garchomp is that he was so broken last generation, they had to put him in the Uber tier alongside a bunch of legendaries. His speed and attack, coupled with STAB Outrage and Earthquake, made him an absolute beast.

I didn’t really get to experience Garchomp until I ran into Cynthia’s monster after the Elite Four. During my playthrough of Diamond, I missed that cave under the bridge where the Gibles live. So I had to double back in the postgame and raise one for myself — and I was not disappointed. He’s a destroyer of worlds.

The elephant in the room is this: Is Mega Garchomp cool? Or ridiculous? I’m torn and I need your guidance, America.

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