Machoke is a Fighting type Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Machop starting at level 28 and evolves into Machamp when traded. Take a look below for 26 amazing and interesting facts about Machoke.
1. Machoke is a bipedal, humanoid Pokemon covered in gray skin.
2. It has a vaguely reptilian face with a short snout, narrow red eyes, and four pointed teeth visible inside its mouth.
3. Two of these teeth are in the upper jaw, while two are in the lower jaw.
4. On top of its head are three brown ridges.
5. Its arms are muscular with dark red, vertical stripes on them.
6. The lower part of its body has black markings that resemble briefs.
7. It is always seen wearing a black and gold power-save belt resembling a championship belt.
8. It possesses large pectoral muscles that protrude slightly over its belt.
9. Machoke is a Pokémon of immense strength.
10. Its muscles are as hard as steel, and it is capable of lifting extremely heavy objects with only one finger.
11. In spite of this, it is modest and often helps people with manual labor.
12. The belt it wears regulates its strength, but Machoke removes it when facing a truly powerful opponent.
13. It can be found in the mountains, where it trains daily.
14. In the past, it claimed Low Kick and Vital Throw as signature moves.
15. In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Machoke was originally known as “Kung-Foo”. This name is a corruption of kung fu, a Chinese martial art.
16. In The Official Pokémon Handbook, Machoke is described as being extremely narcissistic; “Machoke, […]likes its own body way too much. Sometimes it’s too busy looking at itself in the mirror to train”, which is exactly the opposite of the description given in Pokémon Stadium; “Although it is incredibly strong, it is always modest”.
17. Machoke’s belt looks very similar to the Winner’s Belt Prop in Pokémon Black and White.
18. Machoke appears to be based on a bodybuilder or wrestler with some reptilian traits.
19. Machoke may be a combination of macho (Spanish for male, overly masculine or chauvinist) and choke. Macho has come to mean tough or masculine in English.
20. Akin to Mr. Mime, the masculine attribute has no reflection on gender assignment, as both species can be male and female; however, Machop’s evolutionary line does have a 3:1 male:female ratio, making the species predominantly—but not entirely—male.
21. A Machoke appeared in Chikorita’s Big Upset as a member of a group of wild Fighting-type Pokémon that roamed the streets of a city as a gang. It befriended Chikorita after she defeated its leader, a Primeape, and became the new gang leader.
22. A Machoke appeared in Wobbu-Palooza!, under the ownership of a festival crasher. It was used to disrupt the Wobbuffet Festival, but wound up being repelled by Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket.
23. A Machoke appeared in Turning Over A New Bayleef, under the ownership of Haruno. It helped her with her gardening and was responsible for finding Bayleef when she was washed away in some rapids.
24. A Machoke appeared in Machoke, Machoke Man, under the ownership of Chuck. He used it in his Gym battle against Ash, where it was defeated by Bayleef after almost defeating her with Submission.
25. A Machoke appeared in Pop Goes The Sneasel as one of the Pokémon protecting the flame of Ho-Oh at a shrine.
26. A Machoke appeared in Hoenn Alone!, under the ownership of a captain. It was used to help passengers on his boat with any problems they have.