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I was wondering if I should use Tyranitar or if I should just use a diffrent rock type because of all of Tyranitars weekness. if not Tyranitar then what should I use?

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Tyranitar is a Rock/Dark type, not a Ground type.
OH oops, thanks for catching that I will edit that out. Thanks again
What do you want to do with this Tyranitar? Do you want to battle other people, the Battle Frontier, in-game trainers, or something else?
In-game trainers mostly
I usually catch Larvitar in the Safar zone at the mountain area.

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You get it at the very end of the game, mount silver. It evolves at a very high level, and you only catch it at level 15-30. You could easily train up another Pokémon like dratini which has a better matchup against:
Red’s team. Half of his team has a type advantage against tyranitar. His team is very high leveled so it would take hours of training for larvitar to catch up. You could just catch dratini who evolves into dragonite and can be caught earlier in the game. If you have a super rod, you can catch dratini at level 40.It has a good matchup against everything he has but lapras
Source for where it is caught:https://pokemondb.net/location/johto-mt-silver

Source for red’s team: https://www.serebii.net/heartgoldsoulsilver/red.shtml

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You said "You get it at the very end of the game", "you only catch it at level 15-20", and "You can catch it at level 40", none of which are true.
Look at this site. You can get a dratini at level 40
And the site doesn’t list it to be at the safari zone
Oops lemme edit something
That's because the site is about 9% wrong. Also Larvitar can be caught at level 42, and Dragonite sucks against Red's Blastoise. https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Johto_Safari_Zone https://pokemondb.net/pokebase/meta/14511/corrections-improvements-to-our-location-guide
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Ok, so hear me out. If you are going to use a Rock or a Ground type, Tyranitar is your best option. Sand Stream boosts its Special Defense by 50%, so I wouldn’t be as worried about Red’s team. If you can outspeed Lapras, a super effective Stone Edge (level 54 as a Pupitar)/Rock Slide (level 14 as a Larvitar) should do the trick. Earthquake (level 47 for Pupitar) should take care of Pikachu (watch out for Iron Tail, though it might miss). For Venasaur you can bring Tyranitar to the Move Tutor to teach it Fire Punch. Thunder Punch can go into the last slot for Blastoise. Note that this set has no Dark STAB. If I were to put the set together, it would look like this:

Tyranitar @ Expert Belt (Mount Silver)
Ability: Sand Stream
- Earthquake
- Fire Punch
- Stone Edge / Rock Slide
- Thunder Punch

The set has plenty of coverage, so I feel that the Expert Belt works great with it. Like I said, these moves can destroy Red’s team. Stone Edge/Rock Slide are 4x effective against Charizard, and Thunder Punch is 2x effective on it. That’s 5 Pokémon taken care of in one set. Also, Snorlax has mediocre defense, so you could use this against Snorlax too.

The only downside to Tyranitar is that you can only obtain Larvitar at Mount Silver, so you can only really use it in the battle against Red since it’s so late game, where it is level 15-20. If you’re willing to grind though, I highly recommend Tyranitar.

Hope this helps! :)

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I think rock slide is a better choice than stone miss, at least on Tyranitar since it gets stab
True, I’ll put that as an option.
Thank you for your answer
No problem! I’m happy to help :)