Types
Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy


The Ground type is one of the eighteen types. Prior to changes in Generation IV, all damaging Ground-type moves were physical, but they may now also be special depending on the attack.


Type effectiveness

Offensive Ground Big.png Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Electric Big.png
Fire Big.png
Poison Big.png
Rock Big.png
Steel Big.png
½× Poison Big.png
Rock Big.png
½× Bug Big.png
Grass Big.png
Grass Big.png
Ice Big.png
Water Big.png
Flying Big.png
Electric Big.png


Characteristics

Defense

Ground-type Pokémon are not damaged by sandstorms, and are immune to Electric attacks. Despite their immunity, they can still become paralyzed.

Offense

Ground is the only type super effective against Electric, and is super effective against five types in total, tying with Fighting for the most super effective matchups.

Because Ground is so useful offensively and resisted by so few types, Ground often provides good coverage when combined with another type of attack. It does particularly well when combined with Ice, as Ice's strong matchups include Grass and Flying.

Ground attacks cannot hit Pokémon under the effect of Magnet Rise or Telekinesis, though all Pokémon lose their immunity to Ground when they are grounded (such as by Ingrain, Gravity, or Thousand Arrows). Further, most Ground-type Pokémon can learn Rock-type moves (mainly those available via TM such as Rock Slide) to check Flying-types, along with Bug-types and Ice-types.

Pokemon

Disclamer: Rarity of an individual Pokemon can and does vary depending on the spawn location. In the table below the lowest rarity is presented. Please check individual routes for more information on the rarity of your desired Pokemon.

Disclamer 2: All Pokemon names and locations contain a hyperlink to their pages. Links have been colored black for design purposes. Please note that not all pages are of quality or even exist, work in progress.

Pure Ground-type Pokemon

# Pokémon Rarity Found in
027 Pokemon Sandshrew.png Sandshrew 2 - Uncommon
028 Pokemon Sandslash.png Sandslash 2 - Uncommon
050 Pokemon Diglett.png Diglett 1 - Common
051 Pokemon Dugtrio.png Dugtrio 1 - Common
104 Pokemon Cubone.png Cubone 4 - Very Rare
105 Pokemon Marowak.png Marowak 4 - Very Rare
231 Pokemon Phanpy.png Phanpy 4 - Very Rare
232 Pokemon Donphan.png Donphan 4 - Very Rare
328 Pokemon Trapinch.png Trapinch 4 - Very Rare
383 Pokemon Groudon.png Groudon 9 - Not Available -
449 Pokemon Hippopotas.png Hippopotas 5 - Extremely Rare
450 Pokemon Hippowdon.png Hippowdon 5 - Extremely Rare
529 Pokemon Drilbur.png Drilbur 4 - Very Rare

Part Ground-type Pokemon

# Pokémon Type Rarity Found in
111 Pokemon Rhyhorn.png Rhyhorn
Ground
Rock
5 - Extremely Rare
112 Pokemon Rhydon.png Rhydon
Ground
Rock
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Rhyhorn
207 Pokemon Gligar.png Gligar
Ground
Flying
5 - Extremely Rare
329 Pokemon Vibrava.png Vibrava
Ground
Dragon
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Trapinch
330 Pokemon Flygon.png Flygon
Ground
Dragon
7 - Special Altering Cave (VR)
343 Pokemon Baltoy.png Baltoy
Ground
Psychic
4 - Very Rare
344 Pokemon Claydol.png Claydol
Ground
Psychic
4 - Very Rare
464 Pokemon Rhyperior.png Rhyperior
Ground
Rock
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Rhydon
472 Pokemon Gliscor.png Gliscor
Ground
Flying
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Gligar
530 Pokemon Excadrill.png Excadrill
Ground
Steel
4 - Very Rare
551 Pokemon Sandile.png Sandile
Ground
Dark
5 - Extremely Rare
552 Pokemon Krokorok.png Krokorok
Ground
Dark
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Sandile
553 Pokemon Krookodile.png Krookodile
Ground
Dark
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Krokorok
618 Pokemon Stunfisk.png Stunfisk
Ground
Electric
2 - Uncommon
622 Pokemon Golett.png Golett
Ground
Ghost
5 - Extremely Rare
623 Pokemon Golurk.png Golurk
Ground
Ghost
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Golett
645 Pokemon Landorus.png Landorus
Ground
Flying
9 - Not Available -
031 Pokemon Nidoqueen.png Nidoqueen
Poison
Ground
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Nidorina
034 Pokemon Nidoking.png Nidoking
Poison
Ground
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Nidorino
074 Pokemon Geodude.png Geodude
Rock
Ground
1 - Common
075 Pokemon Graveler.png Graveler
Rock
Ground
1 - Common
076 Pokemon Golem.png Golem
Rock
Ground
1 - Common
095 Pokemon Onix.png Onix
Rock
Ground
5 - Extremely Rare
194 Pokemon Wooper.png Wooper
Water
Ground
3 - Rare
195 Pokemon Quagsire.png Quagsire
Water
Ground
3 - Rare
208 Pokemon Steelix.png Steelix
Steel
Ground
5 - Extremely Rare
220 Pokemon Swinub.png Swinub
Ice
Ground
5 - Extremely Rare
221 Pokemon Piloswine.png Piloswine
Ice
Ground
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Swinub
246 Pokemon Larvitar.png Larvitar
Rock
Ground
7 - Special Clan War Prize Shop
247 Pokemon Pupitar.png Pupitar
Rock
Ground
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Larvitar
259 Pokemon Marshtomp.png Marshtomp
Water
Ground
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Mudkip
260 Pokemon Swampert.png Swampert
Water
Ground
5 - Extremely Rare
290 Pokemon Nincada.png Nincada
Bug
Ground
3 - Rare
322 Pokemon Numel.png Numel
Fire
Ground
5 - Extremely Rare
323 Pokemon Camerupt.png Camerupt
Fire
Ground
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Numel
339 Pokemon Barboach.png Barboach
Water
Ground
4 - Very Rare
340 Pokemon Whiscash.png Whiscash
Water
Ground
4 - Very Rare
389 Pokemon Torterra.png Torterra
Grass
Ground
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Grotle
413 Pokemon Wormadam Sandy.png Wormadam

Sandy Cloak

Bug
Ground
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Burmy
423 Pokemon Gastrodon.png Gastrodon
Water
Ground
2 - Uncommon
443 Pokemon Gible.png Gible
Dragon
Ground
7 - Special Altering Cave (ER)
444 Pokemon Gabite.png Gabite
Dragon
Ground
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Gible
445 Pokemon Garchomp.png Garchomp
Dragon
Ground
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Gabite
473 Pokemon Mamoswine.png Mamoswine
Ice
Ground
5 - Extremely Rare
536 Pokemon Palpitoad.png Palpitoad
Water
Ground
3 - Rare
537 Pokemon Seismitoad.png Seismitoad
Water
Ground
3 - Rare
660 Pokemon Diggersby.png Diggersby
Normal
Ground
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Bunnelby
718 Pokemon Zygarde.png Zygarde
Dragon
Ground
7 - Special Battle Tower Prizes
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