Ground (type)

Ground redirects here. For the Egg Group formerly known as the Ground Egg Group, see Field (Egg Group).

Types
Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy
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The Ground type (Japanese: じめんタイプ 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.

Statistical averages

Overall

Stat
HP: 75.23
Attack: 91.64
Defense: 86.53
Sp.Atk: 59.86
Sp.Def: 65.04
Speed: 57.83
Total: 436.13


Fully evolved

Stat
HP: 89.67
Attack: 108.02
Defense: 100.69
Sp.Atk: 73.89
Sp.Def: 79.11
Speed: 64.91
Total: 516.29


Battle properties

Generation I

Ground-type Pokémon are immune to Thunder Wave.

Offensive   Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
 
 
 
 
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Generation II onwards

Ground type moves will affect Flying type Pokemon when they lose their ungrounded status by methods like holding Iron Ball or being under the effect of moves Ingrain (Generation IV onward), Gravity, Smack Down or Thousand Arrows.

Ground-type Pokémon are immune to Thunder Wave, unless they are holding Ring Target.

Ground-type Pokémon are immune to damage from the sandstorm weather condition.

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Power Types   Power Types
 
 
 
 
 
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Characteristics

Defense

Ground-type Pokémon are not damaged by sandstorms, and are immune to Electric attacks.

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.

Contest properties

In Contests, Ground-type moves are typically Tough moves.

Pokémon

As of Generation VIII, there are 69 Ground-type Pokémon or 7.66% of all Pokémon (counting those that are Ground-type in at least one of their forms, including Galarian Forms), making it the 9th most common type after Poison and before Dark/Fighting.

Pure Ground-type Pokémon

# Name
027   Sandshrew
028   Sandslash
050   Diglett
051   Dugtrio
104   Cubone
105   Marowak
231   Phanpy
232   Donphan
328   Trapinch
383   Groudon
449   Hippopotas
450   Hippowdon
529   Drilbur
749   Mudbray
750   Mudsdale
843   Silicobra
844   Sandaconda
  Gigantamax
Sandaconda

Half Ground-type Pokémon

Primary Ground-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
Ground Steel
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
Ground Steel
111   Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112   Rhydon Ground Rock
207   Gligar Ground Flying
329   Vibrava Ground Dragon
330   Flygon Ground Dragon
343   Baltoy Ground Psychic
344   Claydol Ground Psychic
383   Primal
Groudon
Ground Fire
464   Rhyperior Ground Rock
472   Gliscor Ground Flying
530   Excadrill Ground Steel
551   Sandile Ground Dark
552   Krokorok Ground Dark
553   Krookodile Ground Dark
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
Ground Ghost
618   Stunfisk Ground Electric
  Stunfisk
Galarian Form
Ground Steel
622   Golett Ground Ghost
623   Golurk Ground Ghost
645   Landorus
Incarnate Forme
Ground Flying
  Landorus
Therian Forme
Ground Flying
867   Runerigus Ground Ghost

Secondary Ground-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
031   Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034   Nidoking Poison Ground
074   Geodude Rock Ground
075   Graveler Rock Ground
076   Golem Rock Ground
095   Onix Rock Ground
194   Wooper Water Ground
195   Quagsire Water Ground
208   Steelix Steel Ground
  Mega
Steelix
Steel Ground
220   Swinub Ice Ground
221   Piloswine Ice Ground
246   Larvitar Rock Ground
247   Pupitar Rock Ground
259   Marshtomp Water Ground
260   Swampert Water Ground
  Mega
Swampert
Water Ground
290   Nincada Bug Ground
322   Numel Fire Ground
323   Camerupt Fire Ground
  Mega
Camerupt
Fire Ground
339   Barboach Water Ground
340   Whiscash Water Ground
389   Torterra Grass Ground
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Ground
423   West Sea
Gastrodon
Water Ground
  East Sea
Gastrodon
Water Ground
443   Gible Dragon Ground
444   Gabite Dragon Ground
445   Garchomp Dragon Ground
  Mega
Garchomp
Dragon Ground
473   Mamoswine Ice Ground
536   Palpitoad Water Ground
537   Seismitoad Water Ground
660   Diggersby Normal Ground
718   Zygarde
10% Forme
Dragon Ground
  Zygarde
50% Forme
Dragon Ground
  Zygarde
Complete Forme
Dragon Ground
769   Sandygast Ghost Ground
770   Palossand Ghost Ground

Moves

Gen Move Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Description
I Bone Club Physical Tough 65 85% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user clubs the target with a bone. This may also make the target flinch.
II Bone Rush Physical Tough 25 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user strikes the target with a hard bone two to five times in a row.
I Bonemerang Physical Tough 50 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user throws the bone it holds. The bone loops around to hit the target twice—coming and going.
V Bulldoze Physical Tough 60 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
All adjacent Pokémon
The user strikes everything around it by stomping down on the ground. This lowers the Speed stat of those hit.
I Dig Physical Tough 80 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user burrows, then attacks on the next turn.
V Drill Run Physical Tough 80 95% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user crashes into its target while rotating its body like a drill. Critical hits land more easily.
IV Earth Power Special Beautiful 90 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user makes the ground under the target erupt with power. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
I Earthquake Physical Tough 100 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
All adjacent Pokémon
The user sets off an earthquake that strikes every Pokémon around it.
I Fissure Physical Tough 30% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user opens up a fissure in the ground and drops the target in. The target faints instantly if this attack hits.
VIII G-Max Sandblast Physical % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
A Ground-type attack that Gigantamax Sandaconda use. Opponents are trapped in a raging sandstorm for four to five turns.
VIII G-Max Sandblast Special % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
A Ground-type attack that Gigantamax Sandaconda use. Opponents are trapped in a raging sandstorm for four to five turns.
VII High Horsepower Physical 95 95% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user fiercely attacks the target using its entire body.
VI Land's Wrath Physical Beautiful 90 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user gathers the energy of the land and focuses that power on opposing Pokémon to damage them.
II Magnitude Physical Tough 100% 30 (max 48)
     
     
All adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks everything around it with a ground-shaking quake. Its power varies.
VIII Max Quake Physical % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
This is a Ground-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This raises ally Pokémon's Sp. Def stats.
VIII Max Quake Special % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
This is a Ground-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This raises ally Pokémon's Sp. Def stats.
IV Mud Bomb Special Cute 65 85% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user launches a hard-packed mud ball to attack. This may also lower the target's accuracy.
III Mud Shot Special Tough 55 95% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks by hurling a blob of mud at the target. This also lowers the target's Speed stat.
III Mud Sport Status Cute % 15 (max 24)
     
     
All Pokémon
The user kicks up mud on the battlefield. This weakens Electric-type moves for five turns.
II Mud-Slap Special Cute 20 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user hurls mud in the target's face to inflict damage and lower its accuracy.
VI Precipice Blades Physical Cool 120 85% 10 (max 16)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user attacks opposing Pokémon by manifesting the power of the land in fearsome blades of stone.
VI Rototiller Status Tough % 10 (max 16)
     
     
All Pokémon
Tilling the soil, the user makes it easier for plants to grow. This raises the Attack and Sp. Atk stats of Grass-type Pokémon.
I Sand Attack Status Cute 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
Sand is hurled in the target's face, reducing the target's accuracy.
III Sand Tomb Physical Clever 35 85% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user traps the target inside a harshly raging sandstorm for four to five turns.
VIII Scorching Sands Special 70 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user throws scorching sand at the target to attack. This may also leave the target with a burn.
VII Shore Up Status % 10 (max 16)
     
     
Self
The user regains up to half of its max HP. It restores more HP in a sandstorm.
II Spikes Status Clever % 20 (max 32)
     
     
All foes
The user lays a trap of spikes at the opposing team's feet. The trap hurts Pokémon that switch into battle.
VII Stomping Tantrum Physical 75 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
Driven by frustration, the user attacks the target. If the user's previous move has failed, the power of this move doubles.
VII Tectonic Rage Physical % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user burrows deep into the ground and slams into the target with the full force of its Z-Power. The power varies, depending on the original move.
VII Tectonic Rage Special % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user burrows deep into the ground and slams into the target with the full force of its Z-Power. The power varies, depending on the original move.
VI Thousand Arrows Physical Beautiful 90 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
All adjacent foes
This move also hits opposing Pokémon that are in the air. Those Pokémon are knocked down to the ground.
VI Thousand Waves Physical Tough 90 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user attacks with a wave that crawls along the ground. Those hit can't flee from battle.
All details are accurate to Generation VII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual move's page. Target data assumes user is in the lower left.

Abilities

Interacting with the Ground type

A Pokémon with Color Change, Protean, Imposter, RKS System, or Multitype will become a Ground-type Pokémon if (respectively) it is hit with a Ground-type move, uses a Ground-type move, is sent out against a Ground-type opponent, is holding a Ground Memory, or is holding an Earth Plate or Groundium Z.

Gen Ability Description
III Levitate Gives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
V Sand Force Strengthens Rock, Ground, and Steel moves to 1.3× their power during a sandstorm.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Exclusive Abilities

Only Ground-type Pokémon can have these Abilities. This does not include signature Abilities.

Gen Ability Description
III Arena Trap Prevents opposing Pokémon from fleeing.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Items

Name Description
  Air Balloon An item to be held by a Pokémon. The holder will float in the air until hit. Once the holder is hit, this item will burst.
  Earth Plate An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a stone tablet that boosts the power of Ground-type moves.
  Ground Gem A gem with an essence of land. When held, it strengthens the power of a Ground-type move one time.
  Ground Memory A memory disc that contains Ground-type data. It changes the type of the holder if held by a certain species of Pokémon.
  Groundium Z It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Ground-type moves to Ground-type Z-Moves.
  Iron Ball An item to be held by a Pokémon. It lowers Speed and allows Ground-type moves to hit Flying types and holders that are levitating.
  Shuca Berry If held by a Pokémon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Ground-type attack.
  Soft Sand An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a loose, silky sand that boosts the power of Ground-type moves.
All details are accurate to Generation VIII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual item's page.

Cram-o-matic

Name
  Apicot Berry
  Big Nugget
  Chipped Pot
  Cracked Pot
  Heavy-Duty Boots
  Hondew Berry
  Nugget
  Persim Berry
  Rare Bone
  Stardust
  Terrain Extender
  Thick Club

Notable Ground-type Trainers

Main article: Category:Ground-type Trainers
Gen Trainer Title Location
I  
Giovanni
Team Rocket Boss
Gym LeaderRBYFRLGPE
Team Rainbow Rocket BossUSUM
Viridian GymRBYFRLGPE
Team Rocket's CastleUSUM
IV  
Bertha
Elite Four Sinnoh Pokémon League
V  
Clay
Gym Leader Driftveil Gym
VII  
Hapu
Island Kahuna Poni Island

Icons

Core series

               
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Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, HeartGold and SoulSilver
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Generation IV
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Generation V
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Generation VI
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Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
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Generation VIII
Symbol icon from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! onward

Side series

         
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Pokémon Stadium
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Pokémon Stadium 2
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Pokémon Colosseum
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Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
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Pokémon Battle Revolution

Spin-off games

                 
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Pokémon Ranger
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Pokémon Battrio
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Pokémon Tretta
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Pokémon GO
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Pokémon Rumble Rush
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Pokémon Masters EX
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
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Pokémon Mezastar
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New Pokémon Snap

In the TCG

Main article: Fighting (TCG)

Due to the decreased amount of types in the TCG, Ground-type Pokémon are generally listed as Fighting-type Pokémon.

Ground-type Pokémon in the TCG are generally weak to Grass and Water with a resistance to the Lightning type. Fighting-type Pokémon are strong against Colorless, Darkness and Lightning Pokémon, whilst some Colorless and Psychic Pokémon can resist the Fighting type.

Trivia

  • Generation I introduced the most Ground-type Pokémon of any Generation, with 14, and Generation VI introduced the fewest, with two.
  • Generations I and VI introduced the most Ground-type moves of any Generation, with five, and Generations IV and V introduced the fewest, with two each.
  • Generation VI is the only Generation to not introduce a pure Ground-type Pokémon.
  • In the anime, Ground-type Pokémon's immunity to Electric-type attacks is treated inconsistently, sometimes upheld and sometimes ignored. The anime (in particular Showdown at Pewter City) also implies that Ground's immunity to Electric has a limit depending on the voltage, as Brock's Onix, when first fighting Pikachu, was completely unaffected by Pikachu's electricity, but in the rematch, Pikachu's electric attacks, having been boosted at an abandoned hydroelectric plant, were giving Onix a noticeable degree of pain, although it still was not enough to completely incapacitate it, as well as environmental factors (such as water being sprayed on it).
  • In the anime on multiple occasions, like in Showdown in Pewter City, Sick Daze and Right On, Rhydon!, Ground and Rock-type Pokémon are said to have strong aversion to water and generally being wet. Rhydon is often presented as an exception to this rule due to its ability to use the move Surf.
  • Each type that resists Flying is weak to Ground, and vice versa.
  • More Pokémon are immune to Ground-type moves than any other type, as both Flying Pokémon and levitating Pokémon are immune to Ground.
  • Ground is the only type in the Generation II games and their remakes that a notable Trainer does not specialize in.
  • Out of all the types, Ground has the most moves ineligible for Sky Battles, with 12.
  • Stunfisk is the only non-Legendary Ground type Pokémon that is not part of an evolutionary line.
  • Ground and Flying are tied with having the fewest notable type specialists, with only four each.

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese じめん (地面) Jimen
Chinese Cantonese 地面 Deihmín *
地上 Deihseuhng *
Mandarin 地面 Dìmiàn *
地上 Dìshàng *
  Czech Zemní
  Danish Jord
  Dutch Grond
  Finnish Maa
  French Sol
  German Boden
  Greek Εδάφους Edáfous
  Hebrew אדמה Adama
  Hindi भूमि Bhoomi*
ज़मीनी Zameeni
  Hungarian Föld
  Indonesian Tanah
  Italian Terra
  Korean Ttang
  Malaysian Darat
  Norwegian Grund
Jord
  Polish Ziemny
Lądowy*
Portuguese   Brazil Terrestre
Solo
Terra
  Portugal Terra
Solo*
Terrestre*
  Romanian Pământ
  Russian Земля Zemlya
  Spanish Tierra
  Swedish Mark
Jord*
  Thai ดิน Din
  Turkish Yer
  Vietnamese Đất