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.

64
Ground type Pokémon
13
Single type Pokémon
51
Dual type Pokémon
22
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

74.9
HP
Ranked #5
89.4
Attack
Ranked #6
83.7
Defense
Ranked #4
58.0
Sp. Attack
Ranked #15
62.6
Sp. Defense
Ranked #17
59.5
Speed
Ranked #14

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 64 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
Steelix
Mega 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