Ground (type)

Ground is one of the strongest types offensively: it is super-effective against five other types (as is Fighting) and Earthquake is one of the strongest moves in the game with power and accuracy both 100. Unfortunately, many Ground-type Pokémon are dual Rock types, lumbering them with 4x Grass and Water disadvantages.

63
Ground type Pokémon
13
Single type Pokémon
50
Dual type Pokémon
19
Ground-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Ground moves are super-effective against:

Ground moves are not very effective against:

Ground moves have no effect on:

Defense pros & cons

These types have no effect on Ground Pokémon:

These types are not very effective against Ground Pokémon:

These types are super-effective against Ground Pokémon:

Dual-type attack pros & cons

This chart shows the strength of the Ground type against every type combination. The fraction of damage a Ground type move will deal is shown - ½ means 50% damage (not very effective), 2 means 200% (super-effective) and so on.

Nor Fir Wat Ele Gra Ice Fig Poi Gro Fly Psy Bug Roc Gho Dra Dar Ste Fai
Normal 22½20½22
Fire 224224202422242
Water 22½20½22
Electric 242224202422242
Grass ½½½½½0½¼½½½½
Ice 22½20½22
Fighting 22½20½22
Poison 242422202422242
Ground 22½20½22
Flying 00000000000000000
Psychic 22½20½22
Bug ½½¼½½½0½½½½½
Rock 242422420222242
Ghost 22½20½22
Dragon 22½20½22
Dark 22½20½22
Steel 242422420242222
Fairy 22½20½22

Ground Pokémon stat averages

73.6
HP
Ranked #5
87.8
Attack
Ranked #5
82.6
Defense
Ranked #4
56.8
Sp. Attack
Ranked #14
61.3
Sp. Defense
Ranked #17
58.1
Speed
Ranked #15

Notable Ground-type trainers


Giovanni
Viridian City gym leader
Red/Blue/Yellow

Giovanni
Viridian City gym leader
FireRed/LeafGreen

Bertha
Elite Four
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum

Clay
Driftveil City gym leader
Black/White/Black 2/White 2

Ground Pokémon

There are 63 Ground-type Pokémon.
See also:

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
Mega Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Stunfisk
#618 / Electric · Ground
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Landorus
Therian Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Zygarde
#718 / Dragon · Ground