Makuhita Summary of Appearances in Pokémon Versions and Media (Games, Anime, Movies)
In the games, you can find Makuhita:Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald: In Granite Cave and on the Victory Road. You can also get one through trading it with a Slakoth in Rustboro City (Only in Ruby and Sapphire). LeafGreen and FireRed: Only by trading. Diamond, Pearl and Platinum: In Route 225 (after getting the National Dex). HeartGold & SoulSilver: In the Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Mt. Mortar, Dark Cave, Whirl Islands, Mt. Silver, Ice Path, Cliff Cave, Digglett’s Cave, Mt. Moon, Cerulean Cave, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road and in the Tohjo Falls (Only using the Hoenn Sound channel on the radio). Black & White: Unobtainable. You can only get it by trading. Black 2 & White 2: Only by breeding Hariyama. X & Y: Only by trading. Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire: in the Granite Cave. You can get it also by trading it with a Slakoth in Rustboro City. Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon: In Route 2. Sword and Shield: Unobtainable. In the anime, Makuhita is recurrent but mostly has only minor appearances. Makuhita’s first appearance is in Brave the Wave, belonging to Brawly. In this episode, in Ash’s battle against Brawly, Makuhita evolves into Hariyama. After that, it has other appearances, as we said, mostly minor. It has appeared through all the series, being in more than 30 different episodes. In the manga, it appeared for the first time in Pokémon Adventures in the episode Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt II, under the ownership of Brawly. He used Makuhita in the gym battle against Sapphire, who used her Lairon, who got defeated by Makuhita. After that, Makuhita evolved into Hariyama, and Sapphire used her Combusken against it and defeated Brawly. After that, Makuhita appeared in Pokémon Battle Frontier and in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire. In the TCG, Makuhita has 14 different cards. Three common ones in EX Ruby & Sapphire, its debut, and then only common cards in EX Deoxys, EX Emerald, EX Delta Species, Great Encounters, Arceus, Undaunted, Boundaries Crossed, Plasma Freeze, Furious Fists, and Sun & Moon. It also has a card in the Lycanroc Half Deck.
Makuhita Evolution Line: When Does Dewpider Evolve?Makuhita evolves into Hariyama after getting to level 24. Hariyama doesn’t evolve.
Makuhita StatsMakuhita is one of the weakest Fighting-type Pokémon of the meta. That doesn’t mean it is the best of the tier since there are plenty of better options than Makuhita. Nonetheless, it is used commonly in LC (Little Cup). There, Makuhita gets a bit stronger, primarily because it is the only Fighting-type that can learn Belly Drum. Let’s check out its abilities since it has some exciting options to make it work:
AbilitiesMakuhita can have the following stats:
- Thick Fat: This ability halves the power of Ice and Fire-type attacks.
- Guts: With this ability, every time Makuhita gets burned, poisoned or paralyzed, it will get its attack increased by 50%. Also, this ability prevents the burns for halving the attack of who is suffering it.
- Sheer Force (Hidden Ability): This ability makes that every attacking move that has any additional effects (like a status change, causing the foe to flinch or reducing or increasing stats) gets a 30% power raise but they don’t inflict any additional effect.
NaturesMakuhita’s strategy involves doing strong attacks, this only means that we only want natures that buff its Attack.
- Lonely (increases Attack, reduces Defense)
- Brave (increases Attack, reduces Speed)
- Adamant (increases Attack, reduces Special Attack)
- Naughty (increases Attack, reduces Special Defense)
- Timid (Increases Speed, reduces Attack)
- Hasty (Increases Speed, reduces Defense)
- Jolly (Increases Speed, reduces Special Attack)
- Naive (Increases Speed, reduces Special Defense)
StatsMakuhita have the following stats:
|HP||Attack||Defense||Sp. Atk||Sp. Def||Speed|
Moves list per level (Gen 7)Makuhita can learn the following levels through leveling up:
Moves list per TM/HM (Gen 7)
|TM (GEN VII)||Move||Type||Category||Power||Accuracy||PP|
Makuhita StrengthsMakuhita is a Fighting-type Pokémon, that means it can resist attacks from the following types:
- It gets only ½ of the damage against Bug-type.
- It gets only ½ of the damage against Dark-type.
- It gets only ½ of the damage against Rock-type.
- It takes x2 damage against Fairy-type.
- It takes x2 damage against Flying-type.
- It takes x2 damage against Psychic-type.
Makuhita MovesetLet’s take a look at what we want Makuhita to do on the battlefield:
- Belly Drum
- Close Combat
- Knock Off
- Heavy Slam
Makuhita in a videoAnd in this video, we can see a Makuhita with a team that is working for him. This Makuhita uses the Flame Orb + Guts strategy, burning itself to get the Guts buff. After that, it uses Belly Drum too. Its team is always protecting it to prevent Makuhita from receiving damage.
Question: What is Makuhita based on?
Answer: Makuhita, as well as Hariyama, its evolution, is based on sumo wrestlers. Everything about it resembles a sumo fighter, like the top of its head, its body and its foot.
Question: Where does Makuhita’s name come from?
Makuhita’s name comes from the corruption of Makushita which is the 3rd highest rank in the sumo divisions.
Question: Which is the best strategy for Makuhita?
Makuhita doesn’t have good options to build a strategy with it, but the best option you have for it is using Belly Drum while surrounding it with a great team to protect it.