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Golem (Pokémon)

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Minor appearances
 
==Biology==
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[[EP036|The anime]] has shown that Golem is able to withdraw its head and limbs into its shell and roll at high speeds. GolemIt is dangerous when doing this, as it is unable to see and may crash into or run over anything in its path. To prevent it from rolling into the homes of people downhill, grooves are dug into the sides of the mountains to divert the rolling Golem's course. Golem's body is so hard that even dynamite cannot scratch it. GolemIt is seldom seen in the wild. However, it can be found living in {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Mountain Pokémon|mountainous}} regions.
 
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==In the anime==
[[File:Team Rocket Golem.png|250px|left|thumb|Golem in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
[[File:Hiker Golem.png|220px250px|thumb|Alolan Golem in the anime]]
===Major appearances===
Golem debuted in ''[[EP036|The Bridge Bike Gang]]'', under the ownership of [[Chopper]]. It was used against {{Ash}} in a {{pkmn|battle}}, during which it defeated {{AP|Bulbasaur}} before being covered in flames thanks to a combination of {{AP|Charmander}}'s {{m|Flamethrower}} and {{m|Fire Spin}}. As a result, it had to be returned to its {{balli|Poké Ball}}, which wound up being so hot that it burned Chopper's fingers. Golem reappeared in a flashback in ''[[EP105|Charizard Chills]]''.
 
{{an|Giovanni}}'sA Golem appeared in ''[[EP063|The Battle of the Badge]]'', whereunder itthe ownership of {{an|Giovanni}}. It was used in his battle against {{Gary}}., Itwhere it was easily defeated by {{p|Nidoking}}.
 
A Golem appeared in ''[[EP192|The Wayward Wobbuffet]]'', under the ownership of [[Goneff]]. He uses it for his bank robberies. It battled {{TRT}} and then {{AP|Totodile}}, only to be defeated by {{TP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}}'s {{m|Counter}}.
 
{{Gary}} used aA Golem in his battle against Ashappeared in ''[[EP270|Can't Beat the Heat!]]'', under the ownership of Gary Oak. It was used in his battle against Ash, where it battled {{AP|Charizard}}, who was unable to use {{m|Seismic Toss}} on it due to its weight. However, despite that and Charizard being stunned by its {{m|Magnitude}}, Golem was defeated.
 
A Golem appeared in ''[[SS001|A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!]]'', under the ownership of {{ka|Flint}}. He used a Golemit against [[Lola]] induring a feud about what type the [[Pewter Gym]] should focusspecialize in ''[[SS001|A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!]]''. It reappeared in ''[[AG177|Grating Spaces!]]'', where it welcomed {{an|Brock}} home.
 
InMultiple Golem appeared in ''[[AG137|Hooked on Onix]]'', Golem andalongside its pre-evolved forms. All of them were the loyal subjects of King {{p|Onix|King Onix}}.
 
A Golem appeared in ''[[DP170|An Elite Coverup!]]'', under the ownership of [[Bertha]]. It took on {{TRT}} and their armored {{TP|James|Carnivine}} and {{TP|Jessie|Seviper}}.
 
A {{pkmn2|wild}} Golem appeared in ''[[DP181|Bucking the Treasure Trend!]]'', where it attacked Ash, {{ashfr}}, and [[Buck]] as they searched for [[Dandelion Island]]'s treasure. {{AP|Gible}} defeated it easily and sent it rolling back into the cave it appeared from.
 
A Golem wasappeared usedin alongside''[[BW096|Meloetta aand {{p|Rhydon}}the Undersea Temple!]]'', under the ownership byof a {{tc|Team Rocket Grunt}}. inIt ''[[BW096|Meloettawas andused thealongside Underseaa Temple!]]''{{p|Rhydon}} to capture {{an|Meloetta}}., Itbut it was stopped from doing so, however, by [[Ridley]] and his {{p|Golurk}}.
 
[[Regional variant|Alolan]] Golem debuted in ''[[SM081|A Young Royal Flame Ignites!]]'', under the ownership of the [[Revengers]]. It helped [[VirenMad Magmar]] during his [[Battle Royal]] by distracting {{TP|Professor Kukui|Incineroar}}.
 
An Alolan Golem appeared in ''[[SM095|Sparking Confusion!]]'', where it and a group of Alolan Geodude and Graveler caused havoc at [[Wela Volcano Park]] after their feeding rituals were disrupted by [[Rock Huntershunters|a group of rock hunters]]. Ash, {{an|Kiawe}}, and {{an|Sophocles}} fought it, until Sophocles's [[Poké Ride|Ride]] {{p|Metang}} proved to the more dominant one by getting Golem's iron sand to stick to its face. After its defeat, Metang returned the iron sand. In the end, one of the {{tc|Hiker}}s who frequent Wela Volcano caught the Golem, who had become fond of them.
 
===Minor appearances===
InA Golem appeared in ''[[EP042|Showdown at Dark City]]'', Golemunder wasthe oneownership of theone Pokémon owned byof the {{pkmn|Trainer}}s at the {{DL|Gym|Kaz Gym}}.
 
InA Golem appeared in an image in ''[[EP050|Who Gets To Keep Togepi]]'', when. Ash, {{an|Misty}}, and Brock arewere discussing which Pokémon they'd likebelieved towould hatch out of the Egg, with Brock mentionsmentioning that he wisheswished it would be a Golem, and one is shown for a second before Misty replaces it with a {{p|Lapras}}.
 
AtA theGolem beginningappeared ofin ''[[M01|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]'', under the ownership of [[Raymond]]. usedIt awas Golemused to battle [[Ash's Pikachu]]., but Golem, along with the rest of hisRaymond's Pokémon, were defeated by Pikachu.
 
A Golem appeared in ''[[EP077|The Fourth Round Rumble]]'', under the ownership of [[Melissa]]. It was her final Pokémon in her battle against {{Gary}}, and it emerged victorious after using {{m|Seismic Toss}} on Gary's {{p|Nidoking}}.
A Trainer's Golem appeared in a flashback in ''[[EP237|As Cold as Pryce]]''. [[Pryce]] remembered it as one of the Pokémon that fought against his {{TP|Pryce|Piloswine}}.
 
A Golem appeared in the opening intro of ''[[M04|Celebi: The Voice of the Forest]]'', which was reused for ''[[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]''.
 
A Golem appeared in ''[[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]''.
 
A Golem appeared in ''[[M07|Destiny Deoxys]]''.
A Golem appeared in ''[[M08|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]''.
 
A group ofMultiple Golem appeared in ''[[DP046|A Maze-ing Race!]]''.
 
A Golem was used by the henchmen of {{OBP|J's client|DP071}}appeared in ''[[DP071|Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 1]]'' and ''[[DP072|Part 2]]'', under the ownership of one of {{OBP|J's client|DP071}}'s henchmen. In the latter episode, it was used to attack {{an|Dawn}}, {{an|Brock}}, [[Officer Jenny]], and [[Solana]].
 
A Golem made a brief cameo in ''[[M11|Giratina and the Sky Warrior]]''.
A Trainer's Golem appeared in ''[[DP141|Challenging a Towering Figure!]]'', where it battled a {{p|Snorlax}} during the [[Festival Battle Challenge]].
 
Two Golem appeared in ''[[M16|Genesect and the Legend Awakened]]'', whereas theyresidents were among the many Pokémon residing atof [[Pokémon Hills]]. They participated in the andbattle battledagainst the [[Genesect Army]].
 
A Trainer's Golem appeared in ''[[SM001|Alola to New Adventure!]]'', during a flashback.
A Trainer's Alolan Golem appeared in ''[[SM092|Turning the Other Mask!]]''.
 
An Alolan Golem appeared in a flashback in ''[[SM100|Battling the Beast Within!]]'', under the ownership of the [[Ultra Rangers]]. It and its fellow Pokémon attempted to battle a {{DL|RecurringUltra wild Pokémon in theBeasts (anime)|Guzzlord}} that was wreaking havoc at the [[Ultra Ruin]], but lost.
 
An Alolan Golem appeared in a flashback in [[SM125]], where it was seen in a picture.
 
===Pokédex entries===
{{Animedexbody|EP036|Golem|Ash's Pokédex|Golem, a Megaton Pokémon. Once a year it sheds its bedrock shell and grows larger.}}
{{Animedexfooter/Pokémon|original|Kanto}}
{{Animedexheader|Alola}}
{{Animedexbody|SM095|Golem|Rotom Pokédex|Golem, Alola Form. The Megaton Pokémon. A {{t|Rock}} and {{t|Electric}} type. It uses electricity to launch rocks and stones, and its eyebrows and moustache are gathered {{wp|iron filings}}.}}
{{Animedexfooter/Pokémon|''Sun & Moon''|Alola}}
 
==In the manga==
[[File:Gravvy.png|thumb|200px|Golem in [[Pokémon Adventures]]]]
===In Thethe Electric Tale of Pikachu manga===
{{an|Brock}} used a Golem to try to impress {{an|Professor Oak}}, but it was never shown to him because of Brock's nervousness paralyzing him.
 
[[Rudy]] used his Golem in the dance battle against {{OBP|Ash Ketchum|EToP|Ash}}.
 
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
Golem debuted in ''[[PS036|Drat That Dratini!]]'', where a horde of them tried to attack {{adv|Red}} and {{adv|Yellow}}, but they escaped using Red's Aerodactyl. They later appeared again in ''[[PS038|Long Live the Nidoqueen!?]]'' when the people of [[Viridian City]] were trying to calm them down. In ''[[PS043|Sea Sea Seadra]]'', several of the {{pkmn2|wild}} Golem in [[Viridian Forest]] appeared in a flashback of [[Bill]]'s about how the ecology of the forest hasn't changed in two years.
 
In ''[[PS037|Golly, Golem]]'', {{adv|Giovanni}} iswas seen with a Golem as the second Pokémon he sendssent out against Red. His best attacks involveinvolved his body shattering, allowing him to use {{m|Rock Throw}}.
 
In ''[[PS089|The Might of... Metapod?!]]'', Yellow's Graveler evolves into Golem during the final {{pkmn|battle}} on [[Cerise Island]]. [[Blaine]] acknowledges his evolution, as Graveler normally evolve into Golem by trade.
A Golem appeared in ''[[PS179|The Last Battle XIII]]'' as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in [[Ilex Forest]].
 
Golem was the second Pokémon that {{FB|Factory Head|Noland}} used in the {{DLGdis|Battle Frontier (Generation Factory|III)|Battle Factory}} in ''[[PS306|Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming]]''. He managed to defeat {{adv|Emerald}}'s {{p|Pinsir}} and {{p|Linoone}}, but was defeated by [[Emerald's Sceptile]].
 
The Battle Factory rented a Golem, which was stolen by [[Guile Hideout]] in ''[[PS315|Skirting Around Surskit I]]''.
====Golem====
{{Dex/Header|type=Rock|type2=Ground}}
{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=I|reg1=Kanto|num1=076}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Red|v2=Blue|t2=FFF|entry=Its boulder-like body is extremely hard. It can easily withstand dynamite blasts without damage.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Yellow|entry=Once it sheds its skin, its body turns tender and whitish. Its hide hardens when it's exposed to air.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=II|reg1=Johto|num1=036}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Gold|entry=It sheds its skin once a year. The discarded shell immediately hardens and crumbles away.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Silver|entry=It is capable of blowing itself up. It uses this explosive force to jump from mountain to mountain.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=III|reg1=Hoenn|num1=059|reg2=Kanto|num2=076}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Ruby|t=FFF|entry=Golem live up on mountains. If there is a large earthquake, these Pokémon will come rolling down off the mountains en masse to the foothills below.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sapphire|t=FFF|entry=Golem is known for rolling down from mountains. To prevent them from rolling into the homes of people downhill, grooves have been dug into the sides of mountains to serve as guideways for diverting this Pokémon's course.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=IV|reg1=Sinnoh|num1=033|reg2=Johto|num2=036}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Diamond|entry=It sheds its hide once a year. Its boulderlike body is so tough, even dynamite can't harm it.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Pearl|entry=It tumbles down mountains, leaving grooves from peak to base. Stay clear of these grooves.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=V|reg1=Unova}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black|v2=White|t=FFF|entry=Even dynamite can't harm its hard, boulderlike body. It sheds its hide just once a year.}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black 2|v2=White 2|t=FFF|entry=Even dynamite can't harm its hard, boulder-like body. It sheds its hide just once a year.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=VI|reg1=Kalos|num1=011|label1=Mountain|reg2=Hoenn|num2=060}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=X|t=FFF|entry=It tumbles down mountains, leaving grooves from peak to base. Stay clear of these grooves.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Y|entry=Even dynamite can't harm its hard, boulder-like body. It sheds its hide just once a year.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/3|gen=VII|reg1=Alola|num1=231|label1={{gameabbrev7|SM}}:|reg2=Alola|num2=300|label2={{gameabbrev7|USUM}}:|reg3=Kanto|num3=076}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sun|entry=Its body can survive dynamite blasts without a single scratch, but it hates rain and humidity.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Moon|entry=Once a year, this Pokémon molts, and its shed shell returns to the soil. This process creates enriched soil, so farmers collect the shells.}}
{{Dex/Header|type=Rock|type2=Electric}}
{{Dex/NA|gen=VII}}
{{Dex/Gen/3|gen=VII|reg1=Alola|num1=231|label1={{gameabbrev7|SM}}:|reg2=Alola|num2=300|label2={{gameabbrev7|USUM}}:|reg3=Kanto|num3=076}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sun|entry=It fires rocks charged with electricity. Even if the rock isn't fired that accurately, just grazing an opponent will cause numbness and fainting.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Moon|entry=Because it can't fire boulders at a rapid pace, it's been known to seize nearby Geodude and fire them from its back.}}
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===Origin===
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It might also based on a tortoise. Tortoise are believed to hold the world on their backs in many myths, including the Hindu, Chinese and Native American mythologies. Its "shell" may represent the {{wp|tectonic plates}} of Earth.
 
Alolan Golem, like its predecessors, seems to have structures made of {{wp|Piezoelectricity#Materials|piezoelectric crystals}} or {{wp|magnetite}}, a subset of iron ore known for its black crystalline appearance and magnetic properties. The black structure on its back may be derived from a {{wp|electroshock weapon}} or a {{wp|railgun}}.
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