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Type Ground.gif

The Ground type (じめんタイプ, Jimen taipu) 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.
    • 4 moves are of the Special type.
    • 4 moves are of the Other type.
  • In contests: Tough moves stand out.
    • 11 moves are of the Tough type.png type.
    • 4 moves are of the Cute type.png type.
    • 2 moves are of the Beautiful type.png type.
    • 2 moves are of the Clever type.png type.
    • 1 move is of the Cool type.png type.

List of Ground-type moves

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

[3]

Other type.gif Cute type.png Generation I -
Sand Tomb Physical type.gif Clever type.png Generation III 35[4]
Spikes Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation II -

Effectiveness of Ground-type moves

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Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Electric.gif, Type Fire.gif, Type Poison.gif, Type Rock.gif and Type Steel.gif.

½

Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Bug.gif and Type Grass.gif.

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Ineffective against Pokémon of the types: Type Flying.gif.

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.

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Doubly super effective
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Resistant
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Very resistant
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Immune
Type of the move
Bug type vertical.gif Dark type vertical.gif Dragon type vertical.gif Electric type vertical.gif Fairy type vertical.gif Fighting type vertical.gif Fire type vertical.gif Flying type vertical.gif Ghost type vertical.gif Grass type vertical.gif Ground type vertical.gif Ice type vertical.gif Normal type vertical.gif Poison type vertical.gif Psychic type vertical.gif Rock type vertical.gif Steel type vertical.gif Water type vertical.gif
Type Ground.gif
×0
×2
×2
½
½
×2
Type Ground.gifType Bug.gif
×0
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
×2
Type Ground.gifType Dark.gif
×2
½
×0
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×0
½
×2
Type Ground.gifType Dragon.gif
×2
×0
×2
½
×4
½
½
Type Ground.gifType Electric.gif
×0
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
½
×2
Type Ground.gifType Fire.gif
½
×0
½
½
×2
½
½
×4
Type Ground.gifType Flying.gif
½
×0
½
×0
×4
½
×2
Type Ground.gifType Ghost.gif
½
×2
×0
×0
×2
×2
×2
×0
¼
½
×2
Type Ground.gifType Grass.gif
×2
×0
×2
×2
½
×4
½
Type Ground.gifType Ice.gif
×0
×2
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
Type Ground.gifType Normal.gif
×0
×2
×0
×2
×2
½
½
×2
Type Ground.gifType Poison.gif
½
[5]
×0
½
½
×2
×2
¼
×2
½
×2
Type Ground.gifType Psychic.gif
×2
×2
×0
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
½
×2
Type Ground.gifType Rock.gif
×0
×2
½
½
×4
×2
×2
½
¼
½
×2
×4
Type Ground.gifType Steel.gif
½
[6]
½
×0
½
×2
×2
½
[7]
×2
½
×0
½
¼
½
×2
Type Ground.gifType Water.gif
×0
½
×4
½
½
½

Ground-type-Pokémon Trainers

Ground-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders

Leader Location Badge
VSGiovanni.png
Giovanni
Viridian City, Kanto Earth Badge
Earth Badge
VSClay.png
Clay
Driftveil City, Unova Quake Badge
Quake Badge

Ground-type-Pokémon Kahunas

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

Ground-type-Pokémon Elite Four members

Competence Category
VSBertha.png
Bertha
Sinnoh Elite Four

Ground type records

Ground-type Pokémon

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

Pure Ground-type Pokémon

Primary Ground-type Pokémon

Secondary Ground-type Pokémon

Pokémon with Ground-type alternate formes

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

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. Curiously, there are tools made out of steel like shovels, which are used to dig inside the ground.
  • 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 the true x2 existent nonfiction 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.
  • The Ground type is tied with the Flying type for the least type specialists, both having 4.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Before Generation VI, this was a Clever type.png-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. ^ Due 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. ^ Due to the ability RKS System, equipped with the Ground Memory.
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