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.

75
Ground type Pokémon
15
Single type Pokémon
60
Dual type Pokémon
26
Ground-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Ground moves are super-effective against:

Fire Electric Poison Rock Steel

Ground moves are not very effective against:

Grass Bug

Ground moves have no effect on:

Flying

Defense pros & cons

These types have no effect on Ground Pokémon:

Electric

These types are not very effective against Ground Pokémon:

Poison Rock

These types are super-effective against Ground Pokémon:

Water Grass Ice

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

75.9
HP
Ranked #5
92.5
Attack
Ranked #5
86.9
Defense
Ranked #4
61.4
Sp. Attack
Ranked #15
65.3
Sp. Defense
Ranked #16
59.8
Speed
Ranked #16

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


Giovanni
Viridian City gym leader

Ground Pokémon

There are 75 Ground-type Pokémon.
See also:

Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Landorus
Therian Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Zygarde
10% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Zygarde
Complete Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
Mega Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Swampert
Mega Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Camerupt
Mega Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Groudon
Primal Groudon
#383 / Ground · Fire
Steelix
Mega Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel