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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, a 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.
    • 10 moves are of the Tough type type.
    • 5 moves are of the Clever type type.
    • 3 moves are of the Cute type type.
    • 1 move is of the Beautiful 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 Clever type Generation I 80[1]
Drill Run Physical type Tough type Generation V 80
Earth Power Special type Clever type 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 Clever type 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[2] Other type Cute type Generation I -
Sand Tomb Physical type Clever type Generation III 35[3]
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
×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
½
×0
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
×0
½
¼
½
×2
Type GroundType Water
×0
½
×4
½
½
½

Known Ground-type Pokémon Trainers

FRLG Giovanni BerthaArt Clay Shingen
Kanto Gym Leader Giovanni Sinnoh Elite Four Bertha Unova Gym Leader Clay Terrera Warlord Shingen

Ground-type Pokémon

61 Pokémon are Ground type. (8.50% 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 Groudon Rhyperior Gliscor Excadrill Sandile

344Claydol
#344


Type GroundType Psychic

Primal Groudon
#383


Type GroundType Fire[4]

464Rhyperior
#464


Type GroundType Rock

472Gliscor
#472


Type GroundType Flying

530Excadrill
#530


Type GroundType Steel

551Sandile
#551


Type GroundType Dark

Krokorok Krookodile Stunfisk Golett Golurk Landorus

552Krokorok
#552


Type GroundType Dark

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[5]

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

Mega Evolved Ground-type Pokémon

Mega Steelix Mega Swampert Mega Camerupt Mega Garchomp

208MSteelix
#208


Type SteelType Ground

260MSwampert
#260


Type WaterType Ground

323MCamerupt
#323


Type FireType Ground

445MGarchomp
#445


Type DragonType Ground

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 metalic 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. ^ 60 until Generation IV.
  2. ^ In Generation I, this was a Normal-type move.
  3. ^ 15 until Generation IV.
  4. ^ Only in its Primal Form.
  5. ^ Only its Sandy Cloak.

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