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So, I'm playing through Heart Gold and i'm not sure whether to use Tyranitar or Gliscor as a good ground type. Bit of help?

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Tyranitar is a Rock type.
Earthquake Tyranitars. They work.
True. (filler)
Are you using them to battle other people, the Battle Frontier, in-game trainers, or something else?
They say playing through, so I would assume in-game.

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It depends
Gliscor has less weakness, but has a lower stat than Tyranitar, and tyranitar might be strong, but has a lot of common weaknesses, and also 4x by fighting.
Both of them are in OU tier, which means that both of them are strong.
So depends which one you really wants to choose, if you ask me, I will choose Gliscor because I like it more, and it’s access to be quicker than tyranitar, but some others will choose tyranitar because it’s a psmedo legendary and has a excellant moveset and it’s very bulky.
So you can try to use both, and here’s some moveset suggestion:

Tyranitar @ Live Orb
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Crunch
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Dragon Dance

Gliscor @ Leftovers
Ability: Hyper Cutter
EVs: 60 HP / 252 Atk / 196 Spe
- Earthquake
- Roost
- Taunt
- Wing Attack

Hope it helps!
(Notice: Tyranitar is a Rock/Dark type Pokemon, it’s a Rock/Ground type only when it still not evolve)

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Yes, both pre evolutions from Tyranitar are ground type, meanwhile Tyranitar isn’t.
Please please please please PLEASE change those sets! Bearing in mind that this is for in-game, they're probably not going to get any of the natures, EVs, abilities (in Gliscor's case), items or status moves you suggested. To change the sets to in-game, delete the EVs, natures, change the items and take into account that Gliscor won't always have Hyper Cutter. I would change the sets to:

[email protected] beneficial in-game (i.e. not life orb or any choice item)
Ability: try to get Hyper Cutter but it doesn't really matter
- Earthquake
- Aerial Ace if you insist on having flying STAB, otherwise Poison Jab/X-Scissor
- Ice Fang/Fire Fang/Thunder Fang
- Fire Fang/Ice Fang/Thunder Fang

The coverage moves don't really matter, just pick between Fire Fang, Ice Fang, Thunder Fang, Poison Jab and X-Scissor depending on the rest of the team.

[email protected] beneficial in-game
Ability: Sand Stream
- Rock Slide/Stone Edge
- Crunch
- Earthquake
- Shadow Claw/Dragon Claw/Brick Break/anything you want that's physical

Again, the coverage is basically up to you, just make sure Earthquake is on there.

P.S. Sorry for the long comment, but the sets really needed changing. They would be okay in competitive, but not in-game.
ok, thanks for the suggestion!
Larvitar is in the Safari Zone, which is accessible earlier than Route 45.
Sorry, i’ll edited!
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If you're playing in-game, Tyranitar is probably the better choice as it has a higher base stat total and better attacking power. However, Gliscor is definitely faster, so if you're going for speed, go for Gliscor.

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Did you consider availability? Gliscor is available earlier than Tyranitar.
Larvitar is in the Safari Zone, which I'm pretty sure is earlier than all Gligar locations.