Groudon (グラードン Guraadon) is a Ground-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation III. Groudon is the Version Mascot for Pokémon Ruby and Pokemon Omega Ruby. It is a Primal Pokémon as well.

It is a member of the Weather Trio along with Kyogre and Rayquaza.

Biology

Physiology

Groudon is a red, black, gray, and white Pokémon with yellow eyes. It has white spikes on its tail and neck. It has white, sharp claws on both its hand and it also has white toes. It has a grayish underbelly. It has a large tail with three sharp, white spikes appearing on the left hand side and right hand side of its tail. A black pattern also goes along its body.

Groudon is an immensely powerful Pokémon, having the ability to summon intense droughts and cause volcanic eruptions. The droughts it can cause allow it to evaporate water, while the volcanic eruptions it can summon enable it to create land. It sleeps underground in large magma chambers. If it encounters its rival, Kyogre, they will engage in a cataclysmic battle. Groudon is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Precipice Blades.

Primal Groudon

As Primal Groudon, it becomes larger and has a deep, crimson body. The spikes on both sides of its body, tail, jagged teeth and underbelly are black, with the spikes on the tail becoming longer and facing diagonally, instead of being straight. The four blades at the end of its tail are now split. Its sharp claws on its hands and its claws on its feet remain pure white. Both of Primal Groudon's hands bear an Omega symbol on them. The markings, some of which extend to its underbelly on its body and the Omega symbols it bears, glow bright yellow, as if lava is flowing inside of it, including the inside of its mouth and around its eyes, which changes to an orange-red color. In the anime, Primal Groudon is said to create new land with every step it takes.

Evolution

Groudon does not evolve. However, since Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it is capable of undergoing Primal Reversion in battle if it holds the Red Orb.

Game info

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team/Blue Rescue Team, Groudon appears as one of the main villains. After the hero, the partner, and the Alakazam's Team discovered the truth about Ninetales' Legend, he causes an earthquake and, later in the game, the hero and the partner have to go to the deep of Magma Cavern to save Alakazam`s Team, defeating Groudon. After his defeat, he can be recruitable to the Rescue Team. He has a minor appearance in the next game, when he appears as an illusion created by Uxie. It is one of the heaviest Pokémon, as can be observed in the RSE Pokédex.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it makes an appearance as an assist trophy and like the other ancient Pokémon from Emerald/Sapphire/Ruby, it makes a non-playable appearance. Groudon will on the screen as a very large Pokémon and will glow a red color making it a fire attacker. It will be completely invincible and will launch any fighter away from it except the one who uses it, and because of this, it can be used as somewhat of a shield. Groudon will not attack, but will turn around and roar.

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby and Sapphire Cave of Origin (Ruby Only) One
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Emerald Terra Cave One
Diamond and Pearl Pal Park None
Platinum Pal Park None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Embedded Tower (Requires Red Orb) (SoulSilver Only) One
Black and White Trade None
Black 2 and White 2 Mystery Gift (Japan only) None
X and Y Transfer None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Cave of Origin (Omega Ruby Only) One
Sun and Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds (Cave World; Ultra Sun only) One


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Bonus Field (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Magma Cavern Pit (3F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Shimmer Desert (Interior)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic (during mission)


In Pokémon Rumble Blast, Groudon can be encountered if the launch pad leading to the boss fight is shining, but only if the main story has been finished. There is roughly a 5% chance of the "!" launch pad shining.

Pokédex entries

  • Ruby

    Groudon has long been described in mythology as the Pokémon that raised lands and expanded continents. This Pokémon took to sleep after a cataclysmic battle with Kyogre.

  • Sapphire

    Groudon has the power to scatter rain clouds and make water evaporate with light and heat. It came as a savior to people who had been suffering from terrible floods.

  • FireRed

    This legendary Pokémon is said to represent the land. It went to sleep after dueling Kyogre.

  • LeafGreen

    This legendary Pokémon is said to represent the land. It went to sleep after dueling Kyogre.

  • Emerald

    Groudon has appeared in mythology as the creator of the land. It sleeps in magma underground and is said to make volcanoes erupt on awakening.

  • Diamond

    It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.

  • Pearl

    It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.

  • Platinum

    It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.

  • HeartGold

    Said to have expanded the lands by evaporating water with raging heat. It battled titanically with Kyogre.

  • SoulSilver

    Said to have expanded the lands by evaporating water with raging heat. It battled titanically with Kyogre.

  • Black

    It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.

  • White

    It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.

  • Black 2

    It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.

  • White 2

    It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.

  • X

    Said to have expanded the lands by evaporating water with raging heat. It battled titanically with Kyogre.

  • Y

    This legendary Pokémon is said to represent the land. It went to sleep after dueling Kyogre.

  • Omega Ruby

    Groudon is said to be the personification of the land itself. Legends tell of its many clashes against Kyogre, as each sought to gain the power of nature.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Through Primal Reversion and with nature’s full power, it will take back its true form. It can cause magma to erupt and expand the landmass of the world.


Stats

Groudon's Stats
HP
100
Attack
150
Defense
140
Sp. Atk
100
Sp. Def
90
Speed
90
Total
670

Groudon's Stats
HP
100
Attack
180
Defense
160
Sp. Atk
150
Sp. Def
90
Speed
90
Total
770

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
1 Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special
5 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
15 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
20 Lava Plume 80 100% 15 Fire Special
30 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
35 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
45 Precipice Blades 120 85% 10 Ground Physical
50 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
60 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
65 Fissure —% 5 Ground Physical
75 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
80 Hammer Arm 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical
90 Eruption 150 100% 5 Fire Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
45XY
1ORAS
Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 1 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special Tough 4 0 ♥
5XY
5ORAS
Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
65XY
15ORAS
Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
15XY
20ORAS
Lava Plume 80 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 2 2 ♥
30XY
30ORAS
Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
35XY
35ORAS
Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
N/AXY
45ORAS
Precipice Blades 120 85% 10 Ground Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
60XY
50ORAS
Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
80XY
60ORAS
Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
75XY
65ORAS
Fissure —% 5 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
90XY
75ORAS
Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
20XY
80ORAS
Hammer Arm 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
50XY
90ORAS
Eruption 150 100% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special
5 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
15 Lava Plume 80 100% 15 Fire Special
20 Hammer Arm 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical
30 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
35 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
45 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
50 Eruption 150 100% 5 Fire Special
60 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
65 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
75 Fissure —% 5 Ground Physical
80 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
90 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1DPPt
1HGSS
Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Special Tough 2
5DPPt
5HGSS
Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
15DPPt
45HGSS
AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
N/ADPPt
15HGSS
Lava Plume 80 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 2
N/ADPPt
20HGSS
Hammer Arm 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical Cool 2
20DPPt
N/AHGSS
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3
50DPPt
30HGSS
Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
30DPPt
60HGSS
Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Beauty 0
35DPPt
35HGSS
Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
45DPPt
90HGSS
Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
80DPPt
50HGSS
Eruption 150 100% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
60DPPt
75HGSS
Fissure —% 5 Ground Physical Tough 0
75DPPt
65HGSS
Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
65DPPt
80HGSS
Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Mud Shot 55 95% 15 Ground Beauty 3 0 ♥
5 Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
15 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Tough 1 0 ♥
20 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
30 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Beauty 1 0 ♥
35 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Tough 1 3 ♥
45 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
50 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
60 Fissure —% 5 Ground Tough 2 1 ♥
65 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Cool 4 0 ♥
75 Eruption 150 100% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Tough 3 0 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Beauty 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM59 Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Dragon Special Smart 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status Tough 2
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Cool 2 1 ♥
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Cool 4 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Cool 2 2 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Tough 1 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Smart 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Beauty 6 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Groudon learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Block USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Dragon Pulse USUM 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Block ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
Dragon Pulse ORAS 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Block B2W2 —% 5 Normal Status
Dragon Pulse B2W2 90 100% 10 Dragon Special
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Fire Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Iron Head B2W2 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
ThunderPunch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
AncientPower HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
Block HGSS —% 5 Normal Status Cute 2
Earth Power HGSSPt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
Fire Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 2
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Iron Head HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Rollout HGSSPt 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Tough 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
ThunderPunch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 2
Uproar HGSSPt 50 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Defense Curl E —% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
DynamicPunch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fire Punch E 75 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
Fury Cutter E 10 95% 20 Bug Cool 3 0 ♥
Mega Kick FRLGE 120 75% 5 Normal Cool 4 0 ♥
Mega Punch FRLGE 80 85% 20 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Psych Up E —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Rock Slide FRLGE 75 90% 10 Rock Tough 1 3 ♥
Rollout E 30 90% 20 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
Seismic Toss FRLGEXD 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Swords Dance FRLGE —% 30 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
ThunderPunch E 75 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
Thunder Wave FRLGEXD 100% 20 Electric Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Primal Reversion Sprites

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Back
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Front (Shiny)
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Back (Shiny)

Appearances

Anime

Groudon had a fight with Kyogre at the place where Kyogre slept. Groudon appeared in the Pokémon Anime in Gaining Groudon!, and The Scuffle Of Legends!, debuting with Kyogre as well. Team Magma and Team Aqua were competing to gain both legendaries. Team Aqua, as it turned out, tricked Magma leader Maxie by taking Kyogre even after they had Groudon. Ash's Pikachu then shocked Groudon's cargo container and released it to fight against a rampaging Kyogre.

A false one also appeared in the 6th Pokémon Movie, Jirachi: Wish Maker which a Team Magma scientist tried to create, but the experiment failed ending in a massive Groudon-like monster.

Trivia

  • Groudon is the heaviest Pokémon prior to Generation VII, with 2094.4 lbs., or 950 kg. Due to this, Groudon is extremely easy to capture with a Heavy Ball.
  • Groudon and Torterra are the same species. They are both known as the Continent Pokémon.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, the player character doesn't fight the real Groudon. Uxie created a hologram of Groudon that can fight.
  • It is the only Pokémon that naturally has the ability Drought. The only other Pokémon is Ninetales, which is capable of having it in the Dream World and Charizard, which gains this ability when using the Charizardite Y in battle.
  • Despite being Kyogre's ultimate rival, Groudon's typing puts it at a massive disadvantage. The only type effective move Groudon learns against Kyogre is Solar Beam; however, as Groudon is a physical-based Pokémon, this is another disadvantage because Kyogre is special-based. This disadvantage can be countered through Primal Groudon's ability Desolate Land.
    • Strangely, while Primal Groudon's Ability negates a type it is 4x weak to, Primal Kyogre's negates a type it is only 0.5x weak to.
  • An evil clone made in the likeness of Groudon appears in the movie Jirachi: Wish Maker; It is several times larger with tentacle-like appendages protruding from its back.
  • Groudon might be based on the Behemoth from Judeo-Christian religion.
    • In games prior to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Groudon has a catch rate of 5.
    • Primal Groudon is the tallest Fire-type Pokémon.
    • Primal Groudon is the heaviest Ground-type and Fire-type Pokémon.
    • Primal Groudon has the highest base Attack stat and base stat total of all Ground-type and Fire-type Pokémon.
      • It also has the highest base Attack and base Defense stats of all Fire-type Pokémon and the highest base Special Attack stat of all Ground-type Pokémon.
    • The fake Groudon in Jirachi: Wish Maker is much taller than its game height of 11' 06", being as tall as the mountainous structures in Forina. When an actual Groudon later appeared in the anime series, it is much closer to its correct size.
    • On the DVD cover of Jirachi: Wish Maker, a normal Groudon is depicted, despite the Groudon in the film not being an actual Groudon.
    • In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, the character Chobin operates a Robo Groudon after the player defeats him for the third time.
    • Although Groudon is genderless in the core series games, it is referred to as a male in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness.
    • A Groudon costume is worn by Terrell in Pokémon Battle Revolution.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Groudon is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Pokéballs. During this time, it uses the move Overheat.
  • Groudon is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • Groudon is the only Pokémon with the Drought ability that is not Fire-type.

Origin

Groudon may be modeled after the Earth's land and volcanoes and may be based on the Hebrew legends of Behemoth, the unconquerable primal master of the land. Its counterparts were Leviathan and Ziz. Just as Groudon is in conflict with Kyogre, it was said that at the end of time, Behemoth and Leviathan would start a battle that would kill them both.

However, the Behemoth is usually depicted as a warthog/hippopotamus-like creature; in the same way, Kyogre is not based on traditional depictions of the Leviathan. Instead, Groudon resembles a therapod dinosaur in appearance, with spikes resembling various species of Ankylosauria. This may be due to the fact that Biblical Young-Earth-Creationists have attempted to read the features of various dinosaurs into the Bible's description of Behemoth (although they usually pick a sauropod rather than a theropod or Tyrannosaurid), based on the inaccurate notion that a late-surviving non-avian dinosaur would somehow discredit Darwinian Evolution and/or the idea that the Earth is millions of years old. Groudon also seems to take inspiration from land and fire gods.

Etymology

Groudon may be a combination of ground and don (Spanish for lord). Don also means tooth in Ancient Greek and is commonly used in dinosaur names, which Groudon somewhat resembles. It may also involve 土 do (ground) or ドン don (onomatopoeia for a very loud crashing noise).

Gallery

See also

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