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Type Ground

The Ground type (じめんタイプ Jimen taipu in Japanese) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types.

Ground-type Pokémon have powers and abilities related to control of ground and earth. Ground-type Pokémon are afraid of water, like Rock-type Pokémon, unless they are Water type. Many Ground Pokémon are also partially Rock type.

These Pokémon are normally found in caves or rocky terrains, with the exceptions of some dual typed Pokémon. One bad thing about them is that they can't normally come off the ground, such as Diglett and Dugtrio, even though they are pretty good combatants when they are below the Earth's surface. They have powerful moves such as Earthquake and Fissure.

Famous Ground-type Pokémon Trainers include Giovanni, the last Gym Leader of the Kanto region (also leader of Team Rocket); Bertha, a member of the Sinnoh Elite Four; and Clay, the fifth Gym Leader in Unova.

Ground-type moves

  • There are 19 Ground-type moves.
  • In battles: Physical moves stand out.
    • 12 moves are of the Physical type type.
    • 4 moves are of the Special type type.
    • 4 moves are of the Other type type.
  • In contests: Tough moves stand out.
    • 11 moves are of the Tough type type.
    • 4 moves are of the Cute type type.
    • 2 moves are of the Beautiful type type.
    • 2 moves are of the Clever type type.
    • 1 move is of the Cool type type.

List of Ground-type moves

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Bone Club Physical type Tough type Generation I 65
Bone Rush Physical type Tough type Generation II 25 (x2-5)
Bonemerang Physical type Tough type Generation I 50 (x2)
Bulldoze Physical type Tough type Generation V 60
Dig Physical type Tough type[1] Generation I 80[2]
Drill Run Physical type Tough type Generation V 80
Earth Power Special type Beautiful type[1] Generation IV 90
Earthquake Physical type Tough type Generation I 100
Fissure Physical type Tough type Generation I K.O. in one hit
Land's Wrath Physical type Beautiful type Generation VI 90
Magnitude Physical type Tough type Generation II 10-150
Mud Bomb Special type Cute type[1] Generation IV 65
Mud Shot Special type Tough type Generation III 55
Mud Sport Other type Cute type Generation III -
Mud-Slap Special type Cute type Generation II 20
Precipice Blades Physical type Cool type Generation VI 120
Rototiller Other type Tough type Generation VI -
Sand Attack[3] Other type Cute type Generation I -
Sand Tomb Physical type Clever type Generation III 35[4]
Spikes Other type Clever type Generation II -

Effectiveness of Ground-type moves

×2
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Electric, Type Fire, Type Poison, Type Rock and Type Steel.
½
Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Bug and Type Grass.
×0
Ineffective against Pokémon of the types: Type Flying.

Weaknesses and resistances of the Ground type

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistances of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

×4
Doubly super effective
×2
Super effective
½
Resistant
¼
Very resistant
×0
No damage
Type of the move
Bug type vertical Dark type vertical Dragon type vertical Electric type vertical Fairy type vertical Fighting type vertical Fire type vertical Flying type vertical Ghost type vertical Grass type vertical Ground type vertical Ice type vertical Normal type vertical Poison type vertical Psychic type vertical Rock type vertical Steel type vertical Water type vertical
Type Ground
×0
×2
×2
½
½
×2
Type GroundType Bug
×0
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
×2
Type GroundType Dark
×2
½
×0
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×0
½
×2
Type GroundType Dragon
×2
×0
×2
½
×4
½
½
Type GroundType Electric
×0
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
½
×2
Type GroundType Fire
½
×0
½
½
×2
½
½
×4
Type GroundType Flying
½
×0
½
×0
×4
½
×2
Type GroundType Ghost
½
×2
×0
×0
×2
×2
×2
×0
¼
½
×2
Type GroundType Grass
×2
×0
×2
×2
½
×4
½
Type GroundType Ice
×0
×2
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
Type GroundType Normal
×0
×2
×0
×2
×2
½
½
×2
Type GroundType Poison
½
[5]
×0
½
½
×2
×2
¼
×2
½
×2
Type GroundType Psychic
×2
×2
×0
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
½
×2
Type GroundType Rock
×0
×2
½
½
×4
×2
×2
½
¼
½
×2
×4
Type GroundType Steel
½
[6]
½
×0
½
×2
×2
½
[7]
×2
½
×0
½
¼
½
×2
Type GroundType Water
×0
½
×4
½
½
½

Ground-type-Pokémon Trainers

Ground-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders

Leader Location Badge
VSGiovanni
Giovanni
Viridian City, Kanto Earthbadge
Earth Badge
VSClay
Clay
Driftveil City, Unova Quakebadge
Quake Badge

Ground-type-Pokémon Elite Four members

Competence Category
VSBertha
Bertha
Sinnoh Elite Four

Ground-type Pokémon

61 Pokémon are Ground type. (8.47% of all Pokémon)

Pure Ground-type Pokémon

13 Pokémon are pure Ground type. (21.31% of the Ground-type Pokémon)

Sandshrew Sandslash Diglett Dugtrio Cubone Marowak
027Sandshrew
#027

Type Ground

028Sandslash
#028

Type Ground

050Diglett
#050

Type Ground

051Dugtrio
#051

Type Ground

104Cubone
#104

Type Ground

105Marowak
#105

Type Ground

Phanpy Donphan Trapinch Groudon Hippopotas Hippowdon
231Phanpy
#231

Type Ground

232Donphan
#232

Type Ground

328Trapinch
#328

Type Ground

383Groudon
#383

Type Ground

449Hippopotas
#449

Type Ground

450Hippowdon
#450

Type Ground

Drilbur
529Drilbur
#529

Type Ground

Primary Ground-type Pokémon

17 Pokémon are primary Ground type. (27.87% of the Ground-type Pokémon)

Rhyhorn Rhydon Gligar Vibrava Flygon Baltoy
111Rhyhorn
#111

Type GroundType Rock

112Rhydon
#112

Type GroundType Rock

207Gligar
#207

Type GroundType Flying

329Vibrava
#329

Type GroundType Dragon

330Flygon
#330

Type GroundType Dragon

343Baltoy
#343

Type GroundType Psychic

Claydol Rhyperior Gliscor Excadrill Sandile Krokorok
344Claydol
#344

Type GroundType Psychic

464Rhyperior
#464

Type GroundType Rock

472Gliscor
#472

Type GroundType Flying

530Excadrill
#530

Type GroundType Steel

551Sandile
#551

Type GroundType Dark

552Krokorok
#552

Type GroundType Dark

Krookodile Stunfisk Golett Golurk Landorus
553Krookodile
#553

Type GroundType Dark

618Stunfisk
#618

Type GroundType Electric

622Golett
#622

Type GroundType Ghost

623Golurk
#623

Type GroundType Ghost

645ALandorus
#645

Type GroundType Flying

Secondary Ground-type Pokémon

31 Pokémon are secondary Ground type. (50.82% of the Ground-type Pokémon)

Nidoqueen Nidoking Geodude Graveler Golem Onix
031Nidoqueen
#031

Type PoisonType Ground

034Nidoking
#034

Type PoisonType Ground

074Geodude
#074

Type RockType Ground

075Graveler
#075

Type RockType Ground

076Golem
#076

Type RockType Ground

095Onix
#095

Type RockType Ground

Wooper Quagsire Steelix Swinub Piloswine Larvitar
194Wooper
#194

Type WaterType Ground

195Quagsire
#195

Type WaterType Ground

208Steelix
#208

Type SteelType Ground

220Swinub
#220

Type IceType Ground

221Piloswine
#221

Type IceType Ground

246Larvitar
#246

Type RockType Ground

Pupitar Marshtomp Swampert Nincada Numel Camerupt
247Pupitar
#247

Type RockType Ground

259Marshtomp
#259

Type WaterType Ground

260Swampert
#260

Type WaterType Ground

290Nincada
#290

Type BugType Ground

322Numel
#322

Type FireType Ground

323Camerupt
#323

Type FireType Ground

Barboach Whiscash Torterra Wormadam Gastrodon Gible
339Barboach
#339

Type WaterType Ground

340Whiscash
#340

Type WaterType Ground

389Torterra
#389

Type GrassType Ground

413BWormadam
#413

Type BugType Ground[8]

423BGastrodon
#423

Type WaterType Ground

443Gible
#443

Type DragonType Ground

Gabite Garchomp Mamoswine Palpitoad Seismitoad Diggersby
444Gabite
#444

Type DragonType Ground

445Garchomp
#445

Type DragonType Ground

473Mamoswine
#473

Type IceType Ground

536Palpitoad
#536

Type WaterType Ground

537Seismitoad
#537

Type WaterType Ground

660Diggersby
#660

Type NormalType Ground

Zygarde
718Zygarde
#718

Type DragonType Ground

Pokémon with Ground-type alternate formes

The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Ground type.

Mega Steelix Mega Swampert Mega Camerupt Primal Groudon Mega Garchomp Arceus
208MSteelix
#208

Type SteelType Ground

260MSwampert
#260

Type WaterType Ground

323MCamerupt
#323

Type FireType Ground

383PGroudon
#383

Type GroundType Fire

445MGarchomp
#445

Type DragonType Ground

493Arceus Ground Dream
#493

Type Ground[9]

Landorus
645BLandorus
#645

Type GroundType Flying[10]

Relations with other types

  • They're strong against the Fire type because ground or mud is usually used to put off a fire, that's because the ground suffocates the fire, letting it without oxygen.
  • They're strong against the Poison type because if you drop any venom into the ground, this ends by disappearing.
  • They're strong against the Rock type because a sandstorm can erode rocks, also because an earthquake can break rocks.
  • They're strong against the Steel type because a sandstorm impedes machines like cars work, because the oil lubricates their gears and with ground or mud the oil doesn't work. Also, earthquakes destroy metallic structures.
  • They're weak against the Grass type because plants absorb minerals from it and open through the ground using their roots.
  • They're weak against the Ice and Water types in reference of erosion, which cause this elements to the ground.
  • They're immune against the Electric type because in real life, the ground is a natural sink of electrons.
  • The Bug type resists them because many bugs like worms live inside the ground and many of them eat it.
  • The Flying type is immune to them because something that is flying doesn't touch ground, therefore, they don't get affected by earthquakes and Earth shifts.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Before Generation VI, this was a Clever type-type move.
  2. ^ 60 until Generation IV.
  3. ^ In Generation I, this was a Normal-type move.
  4. ^ 15 until Generation IV.
  5. ^ In Generation I, Bug-type moves were super effective on Ground/Poison-type Pokémon.
  6. ^ Before Generation VI, Ground/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Dark-type moves.
  7. ^ Before Generation VI, Ground/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Ghost-type moves.
  8. ^ Only its Sandy Cloak.
  9. ^ Thanks to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Earth Plate.
  10. ^ In its Therian Forme.

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