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If I had a no guard machamp and it knew fissure could it actually use it in battles in swsh
You can't have it in Swsh (and in any game) because the only way to have Fissure Machamp is to transfer it from the first games and when doing so it will always get its hidden ability which is Steadfast. In Swsh you can switch between 2 regular abilities or get an hidden ability on a Pokemon with a regular one, but ability capsule only works this way and you can't get a regular ability on a Pokemon who has its hidden one, meaning you can't rid of Steadfast on your Fissure Machamp. This is also the reason why you can't have it when you play on Pokemon Showdown (unless you're playing in some obscur other metagames I guess)
However, if you were to somehow come into possession of one created illegally the game would be fine with it unless something else about it tripped the hack checks. Fissure on Machamp is legal and Machamp having No Guard is legal. The hack checks only check the PID/encryption constant/Home data markers and if each individual trait of the Pokémon is legal. It doesn't cross-check individual moves against anything other than if that Pokémon can have the move someone.
 
However, if you were to somehow come into possession of one created illegally the game would be fine with it unless something else about it tripped the hack checks. Fissure on Machamp is legal and Machamp having No Guard is legal. The hack checks only check the PID/encryption constant/Home data markers and if each individual trait of the Pokémon is legal. It doesn't cross-check individual moves against anything other than if that Pokémon can have the move someone.
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You can't have it in Swsh (and in any game) because the only way to have Fissure Machamp is to transfer it from the first games and when doing so it will always get its hidden ability which is Steadfast. In Swsh you can switch between 2 regular abilities or get an hidden ability on a Pokemon with a regular one, but ability capsule only works this way and you can't get a regular ability on a Pokemon who has its hidden one, meaning you can't rid of Steadfast on your Fissure Machamp. This is also the reason why you can't have it when you play on Pokemon Showdown (unless you're playing in some obscur other metagames I guess)
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