Ground Type Pokemon are often found in caves or rocky terrain but they are different to rock types. They have powerful moves such as Earthquake and Fissure. If you are looking for the best ground type pokemon, read on as we have hand-picked our top 20 favorites.
1. Landorus (Therian Forme)
- 1 1. Landorus (Therian Forme)
- 2 2. Garchomp
- 3 3. Landorus (Incarnate Forme)
- 4 4. Rhyperior
- 5 5. Mamoswine
- 6 6. Excadrill
- 7 7. Groudon
- 8 8. Rhydon
- 9 9. Donphan
- 10 10. Golurk
- 11 11. Krookodile
- 12 12. Swampert
- 13 13. Flygon
- 14 14. Seismitoad
- 15 15. Gastrodon
- 16 16. Sandslash
- 17 17. Quagsire
- 18 18. Alolan Dugtrio
- 19 19. Stunfisk
- 20 20. Golem
Landorus is a Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It has dual-typing of Ground and Flying. By using the Reveal Glass, it will transform into its Therian Forme. In its Therian Forme, Landorus is a four-legged Pokémon that is orange and slim with feline traits. Its horns are now thinner and closer together in a downward arch on its head. While its hair remains the same, its mustache has evolved into a fanged maw-like shape, snaking around its head to behind its ears, which have shrunk and rounded. Its eyes are still yellow, but with enlarged irises and no apparent pupils.
In Pokémon GO, Landorus Therian Forme is one of the finest Ground-type attackers in the game, with an Attack stat that exceeds that of any non-Mega Ground-type, including Groudon. Landorus remains an excellent addition for anyone looking to boost their Ground-type teams. Even though Landorus lacks the obvious charge moves of its Incarnate Forme in Rock Slide and Earth Power, it remains a major threat in the Master League. Landorus is an effective corebreaker due to its exceptionally high Attack stat mixed with a pretty fast moveset with good coverage. It not only destroys Steel-types, but it may also provide significant pressure to the Flying-types with which they are frequently partnered.
Garchomp is a pseudo-legendary Dragon/Ground Pokémon from Generation IV. Garchomp is currently one of the best Ground-type attackers in the game. Garchomp is a dragon-like Pokémon that walks on two legs and has a dark blue body. It has red all the way from the bottom of its mouth to the center of its belly, including the undersides of its limbs. It definitely looks like a hammerhead shark crossed with a dragon.
In Pokémon GO, Garchomp will surely dominate bosses when Ground-type attacks are the greatest option because of its excellent stats and resistance. Garchomp’s Ground-type moves make it one of the most effective counters to Electric-type, Poison-type, Rock-type, Steel-type, and Fire-type Pokémon. Not only that, but its powerful Dragon-type attacks make it an excellent counter against a variety of other Dragon-type Pokémon too.
3. Landorus (Incarnate Forme)
Landorus appears again in this list. For this entry, Landorus is in its default form, the Incarnate Forme. Landorus is an orange, strong humanoid Pokémon that resembles a genie in Incarnate Forme. There is no female counterpart to this species. Three sharp, pink horns are arranged in an upwards arch on its forehead.
In Pokémon GO, Landorus is a formidable contender in the Master League because of its access to a pretty consistent, nearly unresisted charge move combo and decent overall stats. Landorus easily eviscerate Steel-types while also threatening the Flying-types with which they are frequently partnered, making it a solid corebreaker.
Its typing confers useful resistances to Ground, Electric, and Fighting, allowing it to defend against Zacian (especially non-Play Rough ones) and non-Dragon Tail Groudon. This Landorus differs from its Therian counterpart in that it has a more reliable and straightforward moveset, making it stronger in long fights but weaker in hit-and-runs.
Rhyperior is a Generation IV Ground Pokémon with Rock as its dual typing. Rhyperior is a big, brownish-gray Pokémon with two horns: one on its nose and one above its head. On a female Rhyperior, the upper horn is even smaller. The main horn is separated into three pieces by two thin slanted rings, resembling a drill bit. Its hide is partially covered by orange, rocky plates on its head, shoulders, arms, waist, and knees, similar to the protector it evolved from.
In Pokémon GO, Rhyperior can be a valuable asset to your team when given the proper moveset. Admittedly, this Pokémon is admittedly a mixed bag in Battle League. It’s a powerful Pokémon in PvP encounters, but be mindful of its vulnerabilities to Fighting, Ice, Water, Steel, Grass, and other Ground-type attacks.
In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Rhyperior has a pretty broad movepool overall. It can learn Shadow Claw, Megahorn, Flamethrower, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, Flash Cannon, Poison Jab, and more moves. High Horsepower, Stone Edge, and Giga Impact are among its most powerful moves.
Mamoswine is an Ice / Ground Pokémon. Mamoswine is a massive Pokémon that resembles a cross between a woolly mammoth and a hog. It is introduced in Generation IV.
Mamoswine is one of the strongest Ice-Type Pokémon in Pokémon GO, and with the appropriate moveset, it can be pretty formidable in combat. Mamoswine’s Ice and Ground combination allow it to do at least neutral damage to most Pokémon.
Unfortunately, this comes at the expense of a wide range of fighting, steel, fire, water, and grass vulnerabilities.
As a result, Mamoswine players must exercise caution when deciding on the ideal moveset for their Twin Tusk Pokémon. Mamoswine is a heavy-hitter with a strong attack package and a decent defense in Pokémon Platinum. It’s effective against Electric, Dragon, Steel, and Bug types. It may even compete with Fire-type Pokémon if taught Ancient Power.
Excadrill is a Generation V Ground/Steel Pokémon. Excadrill looks like a mole and has dark brown fur with diagonal red splotches on its body. On the front, there are three scratch-like patterns, two beneath each arm, and two on the back. It has short legs and three toes on each of its small, narrow feet. It features a long and slender white face with a pink nose at the tip.
Excadrill is a good pick in Pokémon GO because it has a dual Ground and Steel type. Excadrill, with the proper move set, is a fantastic option for both PvP and PvE fighting in Pokémon GO. Excadrill can potentially use three types within the move set.
Excadrill possesses a devastating attack as well as a respectable Speed stat in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Excadrill’s general tactic is to strengthen its assault before sweeping through the opposing team with its reasonably wide coverage. Excadrill is a versatile choice that most players can learn and apply quickly.
Groudon is this list’s first pure Ground-type Pokémon. It is a Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation III. Groudon is a gigantic, bipedal, dinosaur-like Pokémon with armor made of red, segmented plates of thick skin. It has a gray underbelly with big white spikes running down the sides of its head, body, and tail.
Groudon has four claws on each hand, four dozer-like blades on the end of its long tail, and three claws on each foot with gray markings beneath. It also has blue stripes inside its armor-plating seams that can only be seen when Groudon is glowing with power.
Rhydon is one of the OG Pokémon, introduced in Generation I. It is a dual-type Ground / Rock. Rhydon is a big, gray, bipedal Pokémon that looks like a cross between a dinosaur and a rhinoceros. It has two fangs in its upper jaw and narrow, red eyes.
Rhydon has a cream-colored horn on the tip of its snout, which is smaller in females than males. Other spikes and projections on its head include a forward-curving spike on top, two triangular points on the sides that resemble ears, a wide, wavy crest under each ear, and spiky ridges on each cheek.
Rhydon has as many weaknesses as it does resistances. It can withstand Normal, Rock, Flying, Fire, Electric, and Poison-type Pokémon hits in Pokémon GO.
In Pokémon Platinum, it is a predicament whether to keep Rhydon as is or evolve it to Rhyperior. You can utilize Rhydon as long as he carries an eviolite. The stats of Rhydon and Rhyperior are very identical. Rhydon with an eviolite has better defensive/special defense than Rhyperior, however, Rhyperior has more HP, Attack, moves, and abilities. They are both damaged by grass and water moves, although Rhyperior is more likely to survive due to Solid Rock. There should be no issues using Rhydon as long as you have an eviolite and someone to compensate for his flaws.
Donphan is the second monotype Ground Pokémon in this list. Donphan is a Generation II Pokémon. Donphan is a gray Pokémon with a broad, black band of hide running down its back and reaching the tip of its long trunk. The ring on this Pokémon resembles a car tire as it twists up.
In Pokémon HeartGold, Donphan is also a fantastic physical tank with STAB earthquake and stone edge, as well as a monster base Attack and Defense of 120.
Golurk is a Generation V Pokémon with a unique dual-typing of Ground and Ghost. Golurk is a humanoid mechanical Pokémon with the appearance of a suit of armor. Its predominant hue is teal, with yellow swirls on its shoulders and hands. It has a small head in proportion to its body and pale yellow eyes, one of which twists to the left at the bottom, as opposed to Golett’s eye, which turns to the right. The armor has a crack across the chest that is fixed diagonally with a brown seal resembling a belt.
Golurk is not a great Pokémon in Pokémon GO PVP battles. However in the Pokémon Black and White series, despite being largely ignored by trainers, Golurk is an incredible Pokémon with its own niche as an uber-physical Ghost-type battler. Its line is the only one with Ground / Ghost kinds contributing to its niche. However, Golurk not only has a distinct type but also respectable stats, particularly its Attack stat, which sits comfortably at 124. Its defensive numbers are also decent, but Golurk’s primary deficiency is its base 55 Speed, yet Golurk is still somewhat usable even with this vice. It also has a good physical movepool to back up its high Attack stat, as well as a support movepool, with its greatest value being the ability to set Stealth Rock. Overall, Golurk has a good movepool and typing and can play both offensive and support roles.
Krookodile is a Generation V Pokémon with a unique dual typing of Ground and Dark. Krookodile is a crocodilian Pokémon with a dark maroon body, a black back, and a white tummy.
It has five triangular spikes on its back, four in the middle, and one enormous one near the beginning of its tail.
In Pokémon White, Krookodile is considered a top-tier Pokémon, able to take out at least three of the four members of the Elite 4 by itself. Due to its Brave nature, it outputs lots and lots of damage. Although, it suffers from lackluster Speed. Moxie is the ability to learn as it allows Krokodile to chain wins.
Swampert is a Generation III Pokémon with Water / Ground dual-typing. Swampert is an amphibian-like Pokémon with a massive frame and four thick limbs, the two larger ones in front functioning as arms and the lesser ones as support if the creature chooses to stand upright.
Swampert has long been regarded as one of the finest Pokémon in Pokémon Go though, thanks to a fantastic move pool that includes Hydro Cannon and a unique typing that makes it weak to only one type: Grass.
Flygon is a dual-type Pokémon with Ground and Dragon typing. It resembles an insect-like dragon. It has large rhombus-shaped wings with red fringe, toeless hind legs, and thin arms with three-clawed hands. This Pokémon debuted in Generation III.
In Pokémon Emerald, Flygon may be the ideal Pokémon for your team if you need a Pokémon that is immune to Ground and Electric attacks, resists Rock moves, and packs a punch. Because Flygon’s basic attack is superior to its base Special Attack, it will almost certainly have more Attack than Special Attack.
Still, Flygon is a terrific Pokémon. In-game, it isn’t as good as Salamence because its physical movepool is so limited, but you can always get excellent damage from the very powerful STAB earthquake that it doesn’t gain from leveling up, and stuff like fireblast leverages it’s still decent Special Attack stat.
Seismetoad is a Generation V Pokémon with dual-typing of Water and Ground. It looks like a massive aquamarine-blue upright toad. Its bottom and different bumps on its body are cyan, with thick black edges.
It has three bulbous digits on its hands and feet. Seismitoad also has red eyes, cyan adornments on its legs, and a lengthy tongue.
In Pokémon Black, he may not be a workable Pokémon in your lineup, you need to train him hard. As a Tympole, he requires a lot of care early on with its poor moves, low HP, and zilch defense, but it starts carrying its weight after a few levels. Seismitoad’s stats aren’t particularly impressive in any one area, but he’s well-balanced and makes effective use of Water and Ground STAB attacks. Scald and Bulldoze’s TMs will be the toad’s best friends.
Gastrodon is a dual-type Water / Ground Pokémon introduced in Generation IV. This entry is for both the East Sea and West Sea variants. Gastrodon is a Pokémon that looks like a sea slug. It has a slug-like body with a round head and a mantle covering the top half of its body, similar to its pre-evolved form. It has six short legs as well as three black eyes with white pupils. A yellow stripe runs around the back of its head, through its lower two eyes, and along the edge of its mantle. It retains the head tentacles it had as a Shellos, but they are now entirely green and inclined slightly upward.
In its East Sea form, it retains the head tentacles it had as a Shellos, but they are now entirely green and inclined slightly upward. It has a blue bottom and a green mantle with two blue spots on either side. It features a pair of yellow, fin-like cerata on its back and a wavy yellow line that runs down its side and back.
On the other hand, It features a pair of huge tentacles on its head that curve upward, as well as a smaller, straighter pair on its neck in its West Sea variant. It has a pink bottom and a brown mantle with three pink spots on each side. It has two lumps on its back that resemble the cerata on real-life sea slugs.
Sandslash is another OG Generation I Pokémon making this list. Sandslash is an obviously pangolin-inspired Pokémon that lives on the ground. Sandslash can run on all fours while being bipedal.
Sandslash is a dynamic offensive and defensive presence and a defining part of PU sand teams, with access to Sand Rush, decent stats and typing, and a large movepool. Swords Dance Sandslash is one of the tier’s most dangerous sweepers. It is much faster than practically the entire unboosted metagame and even some Choice Scarf users like Gallade when affected by Sand.
Quagsire is a Generation II Water/Ground Pokémon. Quagsire is a tadpole-looking, amphibious Pokémon that is light blue in color. It has a big, spherical head with a short neck that distinguishes it from the rest of its body.
In Pokémon GO, Quagsire has a lot of moveset choices, but it lacks the numbers to make them work. With only one vulnerability and a handful of resistances, Quagsire is a decent gym defender.
18. Alolan Dugtrio
Dugtrio is a Generation I Pokémon which is a pure Ground-type. The Alolan regional form is the better Pokémon due to its dual-typing with Steel. Alolan Dugtrio is essentially identical to the vanilla form, with the exception of a mop of golden hair generated from modified whiskers on each head.
The left has a bob, the right has wavy “shoulder-length” hair, and the last has flowing hair that reaches the ground behind it. This hair is constructed of thin but hefty steel strands. The Alolan Dugtrio is one of the best Stealth Rock users in the tier due to its strong offenses and useful typing, which protects it from poison and paralysis and allows it to easily switch into Zapdos. It also allows Alolan Dugtrio to offensively check the likes of Alolan Muk, Nidoqueen, and Nidoking.
Stunfisk is a Generation V Pokémon. It is a Ground-type Pokémon with dual-typing of Electric. Stunfisk is a mud-brown Pokémon with a flat, fish-like body. When viewed from behind, a yellow marking at the base of its yellow tail resembles an exclamation point. These markings have the ability to generate electricity.
In Pokémon GO, The ability to spam Charge Moves is what earns Stunfisk a spot in the Great League. The option between the two is a toss-up, but Mud Shot is more effective against more varieties. You can use three Charge Moves: Discharge, Mud Bomb, and Muddy Water. The latter is the weakest of the three and does not benefit from the same-type attack boost (STAB).
Golem is one of the old-school Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It is a dual-type Rock/Ground. Golem is a bipedal tortoise-like boulder Pokémon with a spherical body encased in a shell of green-plated pebbles.
The head has a flat nose, two pointed lower jaw teeth and crimson eyes. It has short arms with three claws and two legs with four claws in front and one in back.
Because of its dual Rock/Ground type, it has STAB on Stone Edge and Earthquake, allowing it to hit exceptionally hard. It also has access to stealth rock and is highly good at setting stealth rocks. But its typing gives it two nasty weaknesses to Grass and Water, and given how common these typings are, it can’t switch in very well, and it won’t last very long due to this weakness problem. It is also very slow and has a poor special defense; these two factors, combined with its two 4x weaknesses to Grass and Water, make it an outright terrible matchup against water and Grass-type Pokémon like Roserade and Greninja.