Ah yes, the question that I’ve been waiting for for a while. All about the one Pokemon I know the most about.
While Machamp are all about brawn, it does not mean that they don’t have some brain to them, as it takes a lot of brain power to operate four arms at once. As such, Machamp can be thoughtful and analytic, sometimes using their four arms to trick opponents into thinking their doing one move, but doing another entirely. They are also known to master every kind of martial art, thought that depends when you catch it. If you catch a Machop or Machoke and have it evolve, then your Machamp will spend it spare time observing other martial arts from other fighting types, so be sure to be around many fighting types to help it learn. If you caught your Machamp as a wild Pokemon, expect a lot of traveling knowledge from it, as many wild Machamp travel the world in search of new moves for it to learn. And of course, Machamp are very very powerful, and can do a lot with said power. Battling is always good for your Machamp as it helps them keep in shape. If your Machamp is more peaceful (though this is very rare), make sure that they have some sort of training regimen that they can stick to every day, as a Machamp needs that body fitness. I have seen a couple of bigger Machamps, but this is unhealthy for them, and is similar to feeding your Liepard vegetables, please do not do. If you want a Pokemon for training, I would advise an Alakazam, Gengar, or a Conkeldurr, as these Pokemon all have their own specialties in fighting a Machamp, and can be a good challenge for them.
I know many are thinking, is this how I take care of Gregory? Yes, but also no. I hatched Gregory as an egg, and raised him from a baby Machop. That in itself had its own challenges, but when Gregory was finally a Machamp, we have been through so much, I knew what he needed without having to guess. Nowadays I take care of him by monitoring data about him, checking his vitals and how healthy he is. This happens once a week. For training, he’s usually the one leading it now, but if it’s ever a special training where I’m focusing on his power, we see what weaknesses he has (not type weakness), and attempt to eliminate them. For example, he had a lot of trouble working with four arms, so we started out on working with only two, and eventually worked up to three, then four. Now, he can be doing four different one handed tasks at once, and often uses that to do different moves, like pretending to throw a Dynamic Punch straight at someones face, which they would attempt to dodge, and by doing that, they don’t expect the Poison Jab that hits them in the gut. And this is just one of the many strategies and techniques that we’ve worked on in battle.
Whew! A long post but when working with a Machamp for many years, you got a lot to talk about.