Is Garchomp A WWII Fighter Jet!? - The Dex! is the one-hundred-second episode of The Dex! Trivia and Battle Strategy Series. It's hosted by Plumber/Telegram Alex and Pokekellz and it covers the Mach Pokémon, Garchomp! It aired on March 3, 2015 and can be viewed here.

"Every week on The Dex, Alex and PokeKellz present battle strategy and trivia for a different Pokemon! This week, is Garchomp related to Sharpedo?" - Youtube Description.

Intro Trivia Edit

  • Used by Cynthia.
  • Base value of 70.
  • Most of its Pokédex entries mention jet planes.
  • Its fins allow it to fly quickly.
  • Its design resembles the paintings on the noses on military planes.
  • The most notable military planes with shark faces were the Flying Tigers.

Animal Influence Edit

Animal Influence

Non-Mega Edit


  • Garchomp has many design influences taken from sharks.
  • Name is based off of the word Carcharodon, genus of sharks.
  • Garchomp shares many similarities with Sharpedo.


Garchomp and Sharpedo may have been the same Pokémon long ago in the past, but diverged.


May be influenced by the Dungeons and Dragons monster Bulette.

Mega Edit


Mega Garchomp may be based off the Kaiju Gigan, with Tyranitar being Godzilla.

Battle Strategy Edit

Mega Mixed Edit

  • Item: Garchompite
  • Ability: Rough Skin
  • Nature: Naughty (+Attack, -Sp. Defense)
  • EVs: 252 Sp. Attack, 252 Speed
  • Moves:
    • Stone Edge
    • Earthquake
    • Draco Meteor
    • Fire Blast
  • Use it on a Sandstorm Team

Standard Scarfed Edit

  • Item: Choice Scarf
  • Ability: Rough Skin
  • Nature: Naive (+Speed, -Sp. Defense)
  • EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed
  • Moves:
    • Rock Slide
    • Earthquake
    • Outrage
    • Fire Blast

Jokes and References Edit

  • Alex says he's PokeKellz, a plumber, and a telegram.
  • A clip of a dancing Garchomp.
  • Jawsome

Gallery Edit