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What is a good moveset for Groudon?

3 votes

Since he has AWESOME attack power,

Earthquake, STAB

Eruption, great to start battles, abbility,

bulk up, great stat move,

Rest, with lum/chesto berry.

Groudon learnset

asked Jul 24, 2010 by ohioscyther
edited Aug 6, 2011 by Pokemaster

11 Answers

4 votes


Groudon @ Choice Specs

Trait: Drought

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 SpA

Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spe)

  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
  • SolarBeam
  • Fire Blast

Designed to Wallbreak.
Attack is 438, and SpA is 448.
Earthquake is very good STAB.
Stone Edge hits the likes of Lugia and Ho-Oh and formes EdgeQuake combo.
SolarBeam hits from the special side, and complements Fire Blast well. For once, Groudon can actually use SolarBeam.
Don't spam it mindlessly though, be very cautious when using it. You do NOT want to use it on a Kyogre switch in.
Fire Blast gets psuedo STAB and roasts any Skarmory trying to ruin the day. Also Ferrothorn and Forretress.
EVs give Groudon maximum offensive potential while Brave is chosen to make the Attacking stats more even and to not lower any of its defenses.

answered Aug 6, 2011 by Hex
edited Feb 26, 2012 by Hex
Nicesetder.
Thanks!
how did you get your groudon's attack and special attack so high with the evs and stuff and what is the nature of your groudon?
This is a awesome moveset for groudon but I'm just wondering is there a moveset for groudon that can support blaziken on ubers?
2 votes

Earthquake-STAB, beastly attack

solarbeam-cover water weakness, good with ability

rock slide-cover ice weakness

EDIT-Eruption/flamethrower/fire punch-good powerful fire attack

answered Jul 24, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Jul 24, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
Fire type attack needed. Covers both Ice and Grass weakness.
Fre Punch is better due to higher attack power. I also would rather have Stone Edge, the greater power is worth the lower accuracy.
RATS! I have to leave! It is all yours Trachy.
2 votes

Physical Set

E-quake(STAB)

Fire punch(Covers ice and grass powered up by ability)

Stone edge(Covers flying types)

Bulk up/Thunder punch(Make it OHKO everything/cover water)

Special set

Eruption(Covers ice and grass powered up by ability)

Earthpower(STAB)

Solar beam(Covers water)

HP(ice)(Covers Dragons and flying types)

answered Feb 21, 2011 by Speed freak
2 votes

Gen 5 Double Dancing Groudon set.

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Thuggish (Groudon) @ Leftovers
Ability: Drought
EVs: 248 HP / 28 Atk / 64 Def / 160 SDef / 8 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Rock Polish

There’s a chance you’re looking at this set going “Wtf is this guy smoking” and I swear I can answer that. I started out by wanting to build a sun team, but I also wanted a Groudon that could take hits. The first thing I knew was that I would need a Max HP, so 252 HP was entered. Then, I figured I would need some SDef to tank some of those powerful hits from the Uber tier. I went to the calcs and started boosting the SDef until I was happy with the result, 160 provided me with good breathing room and survivability. I knew I would need some Def EVs as well, otherwise powerful physical attackers like Band-Oh and Excadrill would still give me issues. Knowing I wouldn’t need as many Def EVs as SDef EVs, I worked it out the same way. Increasing the Defense until I was happy with the hits Groudon could take. I then dumped the rest in Attack, and slapped an Adamant nature on him. With this spread however, I wasn’t sure what kind of moveset would work well, I originally thought Band, but SteelJackal suggested that with this spread I could easily get away with Double Dancing Groudon. So I adjusted the moveset and went to test. First game he swept the opponent’s team. I was flabbergasted. But I knew that the set was definitely not perfect, as I’m still a n00b, so I asked Sweep what he thought. He said two things, “Always speed creep”, and, “248 HP so you have an odd number for HP”. And so I took 4 Atk EVs and 4 HP EVs and threw them in Speed. After a couple weeks of using the team, I was facing someone with a Latios. I was at +2 and +2, all set to sweep. Latios survived Stone Edge with 0.3%...
So I took 4 Def and put them in Attack. The spread was perfected as much as possible.
Rock Polish and Swords Dance are my stat boosters, and it isn’t too difficult to set them up on most leads. Darkrai can provide issues with Dark Void, but I can normally deal with that just fine. The most trouble I have is against Defensive walls who can afford to switch in on +2 EQ and the next turn phaze me. Hippowdon is an example of this. SDef Giratina-A is 2HKO by +2 EQ as are Kyogre, Mewtwo, Palkia, Espeon, and several other common Uber Pokemon. Stone Edge completes the EdgeQuake combo, and works beauties against the Lati twins, Xatu, Ho-Oh, Tornadus, Landorus, and Shaymin. It gets a OHKO on all of them, except Landorus who takes hefty damage from it (when it hits). Groudon himself doesn’t utilize the sun much, except to assist in his survival. ScarfPalkia under sun gets a 3HKO with Spacial Rend, which hits harder than Hydro Pump (sun). Kyogre locked into Ice Beam (who stupidly stays in) will get a 2HKO if Specs and 3HKO is Scarfed. PsychoKiller Mewtwo gets a 2HKO with Ice Beam. Excadrill under sun falls to Groudon. Under sand Groudon can tank +2 EQ then retaliate in kind with a OHKO. If the opponent is running some gimmick like BalloonExcadrill, then Groudon still has the upper hand (seeing that Groudon being in will almost guarantee that I have weather), but as Excadrill can’t do enough damage without +2 I still take the day with Stone Edge to pop the balloon and then KO with EQ. I could continue talking about Groudon, but I think you get the gist. I’ll continue with the team.

Here are some calcs, gonna link it because I don't wanna jump the character limit.
Calc list for spread

answered Dec 13, 2013 by MrKijani
Interesting. Especially the speed evs.
1 vote

Gen V

Groudon @ Leftovers

Trait: Drought

EVs: 252 Atk / 196 Def / 60 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Fire Punch
  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
  • Bulk Up
answered May 28, 2011 by trachy
edited Jun 29, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

Groudon @ Leftovers

Trait: Drought
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)

  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
  • Stealth Rock
  • Dragon Tail
answered Apr 29, 2012 by Mewderator
I like the Stealth Rock then Dragon Tail part but why would you completely ignore Groudons ability drought?
0 votes

Careful nature (-SAtt +SDef)
maxed SDef, Spe, Att

Earthquake - STAB, strong, accurate
Fire Punch - pseudoSTAB, accurate, coverage, may burn
Thunderpunch - accurate, coverage, may paralyze
Swords Dance - O_o

answered Jan 8, 2011 by DarthDestiny
0 votes

Groudon @ Choice Scarf

Role: Physical Sweeper

Trait: Drought

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Earthquake
  • Fire Punch
  • Stone Edge
  • ThunderPunch

Choice Scarfin Boss, Adamant for the OHKO's,

Eathquake for STAB
Fire Punch For Sun Power
Stone Edge for Coverage
Thunder Punch for Move Coverage.

answered Aug 6, 2011 by Josh
0 votes

Groudon @ Leftovers

Trait: Drought
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Toxic
- Stealth Rock
- Roar
- Earthquake

Stealth rock is Stealth rock, Roar phazes some guys, toxic might cripple the opposing team if he has the opprtunity before he roars, e-quake is still awesome STAB incase of taunt and others.

answered Oct 29, 2011 by Tysonyoshi
edited Oct 31, 2011 by Tysonyoshi
0 votes

Groudon@ Leftovers / Focus Slash
- Solarbeam -- Doesn`t need to load because of Drought, deals with water type's
- Fire Punch / Eruption -- Both very strong fire moves, boosed by ability
- Earthquake -- Beastly attack, deals massive damage
- Stone Edge / Swords Dance -- Stone Edge if you want coverage against ice type's, Swords Dance if you want to incease you're attack stat

NOTE: Drought + 3 stacks of Swords Dance + Fire Punch= Massive damage.

answered Feb 26, 2012 by Thepokedude
edited Mar 3, 2012 by Thepokedude
0 votes

Groudon @ Heat Rock
Ability: Drought
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Adamant Nature
IVs: 30 HP
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Thunder Wave
- Swords Dance

answered 20 hours ago by Y.Joey405
It can't learn Swords Dance (I think).
Even if it could Bulk Up is definitely a better option.