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    You know, I've been wondering that for a while. Though, I usually don't put that much thought in it, I just assume they did that to appeal to the fans who don't get it.
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    Regarding random matchup,I can say that half of the teams there have Garchomp and/or Excadrill on their team often accompanied by Latios which,while no longer an Uber,still rampages pretty easily.

    Other half consists of Drizzle Politoed + Swift Swim Kingdra strategy. If you don't have counters for those it random matchup can get very frustrating,not mentioning disconnects.

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    spikes = ground type

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    Default Re: Why is Garchomp dragon/ground?

    Take a look at Gible's Pokédex classification: "The Land Shark Pokémon".

    The Gible line is a line of land sharks. Simples.

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    Default Re: Why is Garchomp dragon/ground?

    Well, Garchomp does look like a dragon, so it's appropriate for it to be the Dragon-type first and first and foremost. The Ground-type makes it land-based. One thing I find interesting is how most of the fully-evolved Monster Egg Group Pokemon (which Garchomp also falls under) have Surf as a move, whether they are weak to it or not (we have Surfing Rhyperior and Aggron, you know).

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    Because Dragon/Flying is redundant, in my opinion. I wish it was Dragon/Water though, then it wouldn't have to worry about Fire attacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Staraptor View Post
    Because Dragon/Flying is redundant, in my opinion. I wish it was Dragon/Water though, then it wouldn't have to worry about Fire attacks.
    Dragons already resist Fire moves, and a Water typing wouldn't make sense for its theme.

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    It's a land shark. And if it weren't for the typing, everyone would get pwned by Cynthia's Garchomp - making it a hax.

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    Because Dragon/Flying is redundant, in my opinion. I wish it was Dragon/Water though, then it wouldn't have to worry about Fire attacks.
    Dragons already resist Fire moves, and a Water typing wouldn't make sense for its theme.
    I said I wished it was Dragon/Water. Never said it should be though.
    And I wanted it to be Water, because I like the 4x fire/water resistance.
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    Default Re: Why is Garchomp dragon/ground?

    Isn't it sppossed to be a "land shark" or something?

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    because it gets STAB QUAKE!

    I can feel the ground trembling under me while I think of its +6 boosted STAB Earthquake with Life Orb.....

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    Default Re: Why is Garchomp dragon/ground?

    Who would let a Garchomp get away with +6 Attack Boost?! oAo Whip out that Ice Beamer already!

    Anyways, like others have said, Garchomp is a land-shark. A shark that can live on land. He's BAMF enough to make it work, that is all. He wouldn't be have as interesting if he wasn't a land-shark.
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