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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; Clay, the fifth Gym Leader in Unova; and Hapu, an island Kahuna in Alola.

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
Immune
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 Kahunas

Leader Location Z-Crystal
VS Hapu SM
Hapu
Poni Island, Alola Groundium Z Dream
Groundium Z

Ground-type-Pokémon Elite Four members

Competence Category
VSBertha
Bertha
Sinnoh Elite Four

Ground type records

Ground-type Pokémon

67 Pokémon are Ground type. (8.35% of all Pokémon)

Pure Ground-type Pokémon

15 Pokémon are pure Ground type. (22.39% 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 Mudbray Mudsdale Silicobra Sandaconda
529Drilbur
#529
----

Type Ground

749Mudbray
#749
----

Type Ground

750Mudsdale
#750
----

Type Ground

843Silicobra
#843
----

Type Ground

844Sandaconda
#844
----

Type Ground

Primary Ground-type Pokémon

19 Pokémon are primary Ground type. (28.36% of the Ground-type Pokémon)

Alolan Diglett Alolan Dugtrio Rhyhorn Rhydon Gligar Vibrava
050ADiglett
#050
----

Type GroundType Steel

051ADugtrio
#051
----

Type GroundType Steel

111Rhyhorn
#111
----

Type GroundType Rock

112Rhydon
#112
----

Type GroundType Rock

207Gligar
#207
----

Type GroundType Flying

329Vibrava
#329
----

Type GroundType Dragon

Flygon Baltoy Claydol Rhyperior Gliscor Excadrill
330Flygon
#330
----

Type GroundType Dragon

343Baltoy
#343
----

Type GroundType Psychic

344Claydol
#344
----

Type GroundType Psychic

464Rhyperior
#464
----

Type GroundType Rock

472Gliscor
#472
----

Type GroundType Flying

530Excadrill
#530
----

Type GroundType Steel

Sandile Krokorok Krookodile Yamask Stunfisk Stunfisk
551Sandile
#551
----

Type GroundType Dark

552Krokorok
#552
----

Type GroundType Dark

553Krookodile
#553
----

Type GroundType Dark

562AYamask
562
----

Type GroundType Ghost

618Stunfisk
#618
----

Type GroundType Electric

618AStunfisk
#618
----

Type GroundType Steel

Golett Golurk Landorus Runerigus
622Golett
#622
----

Type GroundType Ghost

623Golurk
#623
----

Type GroundType Ghost

645ALandorus
#645
----

Type GroundType Flying

867Runerigus
#867
----

Type GroundType Ghost

Secondary Ground-type Pokémon

33 Pokémon are secondary Ground type. (49.25% 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 Sandygast Palossand
718Zygarde
#718
----

Type DragonType Ground

769Sandygast
#769
----

Type GhostType Ground

770Palossand
#770
----

Type GhostType 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 Zygarde Silvally Gigantamax Sandaconda
645BLandorus
#645
----

Type GroundType Flying[10]

Zygarde 10% Forme
#718
----

Type DragonType Ground[11]

Zygarde Complete Forme
#718
----

Type DragonType Ground[12]

773Silvally Ground Dream
#773
----

Type Ground[13]

844GSandaconda
#844
----

Type Ground

Relations with other types

  • They're strong against the Fire type because ground, mud and sand are usually used to put off a fire, that's because the ground suffocates the fire, letting it without any oxygen.
  • They're strong against the Poison type because if you drop any venom into the ground, this ends by disappearing. Alternatively, it could be because while pollution has devastating effects on organic life, it doesn't really have an effect on the Earth itself.
  • 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, because the oil lubricates their gears and with sand, dirt, 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. Also, buildings made of wood withstands earthquakes.
  • They're weak against the Ice and Water types in reference of erosion. Also because earth becomes weak when it's wet or frozen.
  • They're immune against the Electric type because in real life, the ground is a natural sink of electrons, and electrical appliances don't work when filled with dirt. Also, earthquakes destroy power lines.
  • The Bug type resists them because many bugs like worms live inside the ground and many of them eat it. And burying a bug in sand, dirt, or mud will result in the bug digging its way out. Something curious about this is that they're not weak to the Bug type.
  • 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.

Trivia

  • The Ground-type is tied with the Ghost-type and the Ice-type for the least Gigantamax forms, each having 1.


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.
  11. ^ In its 10% Forme.
  12. ^ In its Complete Forme.
  13. ^ Thanks to the ability RKS System, equipped with the Ground Memory.
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