Groudon (Pokémon)

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Groudon
Continent Pokémon
グラードン
Groudon
#383
Groudon
Groudon
Primal Groudon
Primal Groudon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Ground Unknown
Groudon
Ground Fire
Primal Groudon
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Drought
Groudon
Desolate Land
Primal Groudon
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Primal Groudon
Cacophony
Gender ratio
None (unknown gender)
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
11'06" 3.5 m
Groudon
16'05" 5.0 m
Primal Groudon
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
2,094.4 lbs. 950.0 kg
Groudon
2,204.0 lbs. 999.7 kg
Primal Groudon
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
218
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
302
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Groudon
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Primal Groudon
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
Primal Groudon
Footprint
F383.png None.png
Primal Groudon
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
0
External Links

Groudon (Japanese: グラードン Groudon) is a Ground-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Groudon can undergo Primal Reversion and become Primal Groudon if it holds the Red Orb and become dual type Fire/Ground.

Groudon possesses the ability to expand continents. In ancient times it came in conflict with Kyogre, a Pokémon with the ability to expand the oceans. In Pokémon Ruby, Emerald, and Omega Ruby, Groudon is sought after by Team Magma as a major part of their plot to create more habitats for land Pokémon by lowering the sea level.

Groudon is the game mascot of Pokémon Ruby and its remake Pokémon Omega Ruby, with Groudon appearing on the box art of Ruby and Primal Groudon appearing on the box art of Omega Ruby.

Along with Kyogre and Rayquaza, Groudon is a part of the weather trio.

Biology

Groudon is a massive, bipedal, dinosaur-like creature covered in red, segmented plates of thick skin that act as armor. It has a gray underside and large white spikes that run along the sides of its head, body, and tail. It has four claws on each hand, four dozer-like blades on the end of its large tail, and three claws on each foot with gray markings under its feet. It also has blue stripes inside the seams of its armor plating which can only be seen when Groudon is glowing with power.

As Primal Groudon, its appearance is similar to Groudon, but larger in size. Its skin color changes from dark red to deep crimson with its underside, spikes, and teeth turning black. The blades on its tail are more separated from one another. The Ω symbol is now shown on its arms. Its eyes, the inside of its mouth, and the now-enlarged openings between its armor plating glow bright yellow, and its irises are now red. The energy that fills Primal Groudon pours forth as magma, and it burns with such an extreme temperature that its body is always shimmering with the haze of its heat.[1] In the anime, Primal Groudon is said to create new land with every step it takes.

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.

In the anime

In the main series

 
Groudon in the anime
 
Primal Groudon in the anime

Major appearances

Groudon (M06)

In Jirachi: Wish Maker, a former Team Magma scientist named Butler, working as a magician at the Millennium Festival, wished to use Jirachi to bring forth a Groudon. However, what he ended up with was not a Groudon, but a manifestation of pure evil that simply had the appearance of a Groudon. At the end, Jirachi used Doom Desire to destroy the false Groudon.

Groudon (Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire)

Groudon made its physical main series debut in Gaining Groudon. Team Aqua had captured Groudon but did not have the correct orb to control it, so they planned to make a trade with Team Magma, who had captured Kyogre. The trade was about to be made when Archie decided to use Kyogre to destroy everyone, including his fellow henchmen. The battle between Kyogre and Groudon occurred in The Scuffle of Legends.

Groudon (Pokémon the Series: XY)

In Mega Evolution Special II, a Groudon was awakened by the presence of the Giant Rock. In Mega Evolution Special III, it was shown in its primal state, fighting with Primal Kyogre over the Giant Rock.

Other

In Malice In Wonderland!, a Groudon was an illusion created by a Mismagius.

In the beginning of Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, a Groudon was summoned by Hoopa to defeat it in the past. A Primal Groudon was later one of six Legendary Pokémon summoned and hypnotized by the shadow Hoopa Unbound as its reinforcements. It and its teammates engaged in a battle against the Latios, Latias, and Shiny Rayquaza summoned to protect the real Hoopa in Dahara City. Eventually, after the shadow Hoopa was sealed in a Prison Bottle, the hypnosis on Primal Groudon and the other Legendary Pokémon was lifted, and Primal Groudon departed for its home.

Minor appearances

Groudon debuted in the opening sequence of Jirachi: Wish Maker, where it was seen rising out of the lava in a volcanic area while being monitored by Team Magma.

Groudon made its main series debut in a fantasy in The Spheal of Approval.

A Groudon appeared in a fantasy in Unfair Weather Friends.

A Groudon appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In the opening sequence of The Rise of Darkrai, a Groudon exploded out of a makeshift, mountain-based battlefield.

A Groudon appeared in the opening sequence of Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

A Groudon appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

 
Primal Groudon in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, a Primal Groudon rose from the ground and battled a Primal Kyogre with its Precipice Blades.

In Pokémon Generations

 
Primal Groudon in Pokémon Generations

In The Vision, Courtney had a vision in which a Primal Groudon destroyed a chain of islands before attacking Maxie and Tabitha. While she was puzzled by the vision's meaning, this ultimately did not deter her from carrying on Team Magma's plans.

In the GOTCHA! music video

A Groudon briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

 
Primal Groudon in Pokémon Adventures

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Groudon (M06)

An evil creature resembling a Groudon was the result of Butler's failed experiment in the manga adaptation of Jirachi: Wish Maker by Oouchi Suigun.

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

Groudon appeared in PBK4.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Groudon (Adventures)

Groudon's first appearance was in Assaulted by Pelipper I. Awakening Groudon was the main mission of Team Magma, so they could expand the land. Groudon was finally awakened when Team Magma and Aqua formed a temporary truce to be able to go underwater. Wallace, Brawly, and Roxanne tried to stop the Pokémon's advance but failed due to the interventions of Blaise, Courtney, and Tabitha. Eventually, it reaches its destination: Sootopolis City, to battle Kyogre, which it did for days on end until Ruby, with the aid of a reformed Courtney and his own, Rayquaza-controlling father, managed to quell it. Afterwards, it cut its ties with Kyogre and went to resume its slumber at the bottom of Mt. Chimney. It is shown afterwards that this restored the volcanic activities that Team Aqua had earlier annulled.

A Primal Groudon appeared in a fantasy in Omega Alpha Adventure 5.

In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! manga

Ryū Tendō owns a Groudon, which debuted in ABM10.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

Groudon appeared in Why I Became a Pokémon. The Answer Finally Revealed!! and Tears and Emotions - It's the Final Chapter!.

In the TCG

Main article: Groudon (TCG)

In the TFG

One Groudon figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Groudon is obtainable as a Poké Ball Pokémon. It uses Overheat to immolate itself in a fiery aura, causing anyone (except the summoner) who comes into contact with it to be knocked back and receive damage, similar to the attack of Moltres, though it lasts longer. Due to its tremendous size, it takes up a lot of the stage, making its attack almost inescapable. However, Groudon's attack is significantly weaker than Moltres', as it deals less knockback and damage; making it very hard to directly KO an opponent until they reach a very high damage percentage.

Trophy information

"A Continent Pokémon. In ancient times, it brought down droughts to save people who had suffered from floods. It is normally found in the profound depths of the earth, where it slumbers in magma. With a mighty roar, it uses Earthquake to mow down enemies. In battle, it summons sunlight to bathe the area. It once had an epic battle with Kyogre."

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Groudon appears as a trophy.

Trophy information

NA: Groudon is called the Continent Pokémon, and that's not just because it lives on them. Legend has it that Groudon actually created the continents. It has a rivalry with Kyogre, said to have created the oceans, and they apparently had an epic battle long ago. Perhaps our world was born from this great battle between land and sea.

PAL: Groudon is called the Continent Pokémon, and that's not just because it lives on them. Legend has it that Groudon actually created the continents. It has a rivalry with Kyogre, said to have created the oceans, and they apparently had an epic battle long ago. Perhaps it was this battle of land and sea that created the world as we know it.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Both Groudon and Primal Groudon appear as Spirits.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire: Groudon is the focus of the second Bonus Field on the Ruby Field. Groudon will throw rocks down from the ceiling to add obstacles to the field and create an eruption to surround itself in pillars of fire. The rocks take three hits to break while the fire pillars take four hits to break. During this time, Groudon will also throw fireballs at the Poké Ball to stall it further. The eruption does break any rocks still on the field. Groudon must be hit 15 times in three minutes to win. After beating the round twice, Groudon will be captured.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team: When the player completes the Mt. Freeze dungeon for the first time, after Ninetales is spoken to, an earthquake will happen, then Ninetales says that Groudon has awakened, and will wreak havoc. Team ACT will then go off and try to stop Groudon, only to be defeated, then a new team, made up of Blastoise, Golem, and Octillery. When they get defeated, the player's team have to go to Magma Cavern themselves and defeat Groudon.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness: When the player visits Steam Cave for the first time, Uxie creates a fake Groudon, hoping that it would keep the player's team away from knowing Fogbound Lake's existence in order to protect the Time Gear it has been guarding. After the credits, a real Groudon appears in Shimmer Desert as the guardian of the Terra Cymbal.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#199
Kanto
#—
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.
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.
FireRed This legendary Pokémon is said to represent the land. It went to sleep after dueling Kyogre.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Said to have expanded the lands by evaporating water with raging heat. It battled titanically with Kyogre.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
White
Black 2 It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#208
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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby
Cave of Origin (only one)
Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Terra Cave (only one)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Embedded Tower (requires Red Orb) (only one)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Trade, Event
Omega Ruby
Cave of Origin (only one)
Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Ultra Space Wilds (Cave World) (Only one)
Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
The Crown Tundra (Max Lair) Dynamax AdventureSw


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Bonus Field (Ruby Field) (automatically captured after second victory)
Trozei!
Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Magma Cavern Pit (B3)
Ranger
Jungle Relic (during mission)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Shimmer Desert (10F)
MD Sky
Shimmer Desert (10F)
PokéPark Wii
Lava Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: All (Random Legendary Encounter)
Conquest
Terrera (special)
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected Land (Boss), Entranceway: The Hidden Basement (Reward), Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 3
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX53 (Primal Groudon)
Event: Groudon Lands at Last
Event: Hoenn Legends Stage ②
Event: Groudon Appears
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Second release)
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Smoldering Caldera (Special Boss)
Super MD
Magma Chamber
Picross
Area 19: Stage 11
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
BW Pokémon Center Fukuoka Groudon Japanese Japan 80 March 17 to April 15, 2012
B2 Ruby Anniversary Groudon Japanese Japan 100 November 21, 2012 to January 10, 2013
XYORAS Dahara City Groudon All Japan 100 June 20 to August 31, 2015
XYORAS Dahara City Groudon Korean region Online 100 November 20, 2015 to January 31, 2016
XYORAS Dahara City Groudon All South Korea 100 December 23 to 27, 2015
UM Ultra Shiny Groudon Japanese region Online 60  January 13 to March 19, 2018
UM Winter Korean League Shiny Groudon All South Korea 60  January 27 to 28, 2018
UM Ultra Shiny Groudon Korean region Online 60  February 14 to March 14, 2018
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Groudon American region Online 60 August 3 to November 28, 2018
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Groudon American region Online 100 August 3 to November 28, 2018
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Groudon PAL region Online 60 August 3 to November 28, 2018
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Groudon PAL region Online 100 August 3 to November 28, 2018

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Fire Gem (100%)   Choice Band (100%)
  Gold Bottle Cap (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
670
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Primal Groudon
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
180
166 - 255 328 - 504
160
148 - 233 292 - 460
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
770
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
18/19 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Primal Groudon

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
011 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
011 Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
011 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
099 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
1818 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00——% 20
2727 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
3636 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
4545 Fissure Ground Physical 0000 03030% 5
5454 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
6363 Precipice Blades Ground Physical 120120 08585% 10
7272 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
8181 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
9090 Eruption Fire Special 150150 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Groudon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Groudon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM03  TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09  TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR43  TR43 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR47  TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR88  TR88 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR94  TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Groudon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Groudon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Groudon in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Groudon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Groudon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Groudon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Groudon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Groudon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Block Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
III IV V VI VII Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
III IV V VI VII Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 050}}50% 5
III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Rollout Rock Physical 03030 090}}90% 20
III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Slash Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
III IV V VI VII Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
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  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Groudon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Groudon
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 4
Recruit rate: -10%
Friend Area: Volcanic Pit
Phrases
51%-100% HP All the power of the land lies with me!
26%-50% HP I'm incredulous... My health should drop to half?
1%-25% HP I've had enough... I will take to the land again...
Level up I've leveled up! The infinite power of the land fills me!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 4
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:  
Ground
Field move: None
Loops: 17 Min. exp.: 600 Max. exp.: -
Browser entry R-209
Groudon appears deep in an ancient relic. Its roars trigger huge earthquakes!
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.17 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 87 Base Defense: 62 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Groudon likes the Lava Zone because it reminds him of good old days in the PokéPark. He really packs a punch at Blaziken's Boulder Bash.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★★★ Move: Earth Power
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Hot Blooded
Defense: ★★★★★
Speed: ★★★★
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Shingen
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ground
  Attack Power: 70 - 140   20

#161
 

Quake
Sometimes increases damage and leaves opponent paralyzed for a short period of time.
Skill Swapper: Barrier Shot
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ground
  Attack Power: 90 - 150   20

#161
 

Barrier Shot Ω
Removes seven barrier-type disruptions and increases damage.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 205 Base Attack: 270 Base Defense: 228
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Mud Shot, Dragon Tail
Charged Attacks: Earthquake, Fire Blast, Solar Beam, Fire Punch

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Groudon
 Ground 


Forms

Primal Reversion

Default
 
Groudon
Groudon
 Ground 

 
Red Orb


Held Red Orb
 
Primal Groudon
Groudon
 Ground  Fire 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
   
       
Front Back    
Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
  For other sprites and images, please see Groudon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
Fake Groudon in Jirachi: Wish Maker
 
Terrell's Groudon Costume

Origin

Groudon may be modeled after the Earth's land and volcanoes and may be a personification of the land. Its conflict with Kyogre is similar to that of Behemoth and Leviathan of Hebrew legend, who at the end of time would start a battle that would kill them both.

Like Groudon, Behemoth is associated with the land. However, while Behemoth is usually depicted as a warthog/hippopotamus-like creature, Groudon resembles a therapod dinosaur (namely a Tyrannosaurus), with spikes resembling various species of Ankylosauria.

Name origin

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).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese グラードン Groudon From ground and don (Spanish for "lord" or "tooth" in Ancient Greek and is commonly used in dinosaur names). It may also involve 土 do (ground) or ドン don (onomatopoeia for a very loud crashing noise)
  French Groudon Same as Japanese name
  Spanish Groudon Same as Japanese name
  German Groudon Same as Japanese name
  Italian Groudon Same as Japanese name
  Korean 그란돈 Groudon Transcription of its Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 固拉多 Gulādō Same as Mandarin name
  Mandarin Chinese 固拉多 Gūlādūo Transcription of its Japanese name. 固 also means "solid"


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