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Revision as of 03:38, 27 February 2010

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Groudon
グラードン Groudon
#383
383Groudon.png
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Ground '
Category
Continent Pokémon
Ability
Drought
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#199
Regional Browser numbers
Height
11'06"
Imperial
3.5 m
Metric
Weight
2094.4 lbs.
Imperial
950.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
5 (0.7%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F383.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 121 cycles*
(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
3
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 218 Battle Exp.: 2181*

Groudon (Japanese: グラードン Groudon) is a Template:Type2 legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Groudon possesses the ability to expand continents. In ancient times it came in conflict with Kyogre, a Pokémon with the ability to expand the oceans.

In Pokémon Ruby and Emerald Versions, Groudon is sought after by Team Magma as part of their plot to create more habitats for land Pokémon by lowering the sea level.

Groudon is the version mascot of Ruby, appearing on the boxart.

Biology

Physiology

Groudon is modeled after the Earth's land, as shown by the rocky plates on its back. It is colored red, possibly a reference to its relation with volcanoes. Its massive, armored body is modeled after a behemoth, a creature of legends and religious texts (particularly the Bible) that ruled the land. However, the behemoth is usually depicted as a warthog/hippopotamus-like creature; in the same way that Kyogre is not based on traditional depictions of the leviathan, Groudon's design may be based on lizards or various dinosaurs. It stands on two legs. It has red armor plating with a gray belly and sharp white spikes running from its head down to its tail. It has three large sharp toenails on each foot.

Gender differences

Groudon is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Groudon emanates heat, evaporating surrounding water and causing constant bright sunlight similar to the effects of Sunny Day. The sunlight lasts even after Groudon has left the vicinity. It is thought to have been the creator of land in the Pokémon world.

Behavior

Slow, stoic, and heavy (2094 pounds--a little over a ton), this super-heavyweight created the land, according to Hoenn legend. It sleeps underground in magma chambers, and causes volcanoes to erupt when it awakens.

Habitat

Groudon sleeps miles below the ground (occasionally in deep, hot magma pockets), and are therefore nearly impossible to find it wild without awakening it.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Groudon anime.jpg
Groudon in the anime

In Jirachi: Wish Maker, a former Team Magma scientist, working as a magician at the carnival, wishes to use Jirachi to bring forth a Groudon. However, what he ended up with was not a Groudon, but a manifestation of pure evil. At the end, Jirachi used Doom Desire to destroy the false Groudon.

In Gaining Groudon and The Scuffle of Legends, a Groudon battles against Kyogre.

In Malice in Wonderland!, a Groudon appeared as an illusion created by Mismagius.

A Groudon makes a cameo during the opening of The Rise of Darkrai when it awakens from the ground during a volcanic explosion.

In the manga

Awakening Groudon was the main mission of Team Magma, so they could expand the land. Groudon was finally awakened when Team Magma and Aqua formed a temporary truce to be able to go underwater. Wallace, Brawly, and Roxanne tried to stop the Pokémon's advance but failed.

In the TCG

Main article: Groudon (TCG)

In the TFG

One Groudon figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Groudon is obtainable as a Poké Ball Pokémon. Due to its tremendous size, it takes up a lot of the stage, making its attack almost inescapable. It uses Overheat to immolate itself in a fiery aura, causing anyone who comes into contact with it to be set on fire and sent flying.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire: Groudon is the focus of the second Bonus Field on the Ruby Field. Groudon will throw rocks down from the ceiling to add obstacles to the field and create an eruption to surround itself in pillars of fire. The rocks take three hits to break while the fire pillars take four hits to break. During this time, Groudon will also throw fire balls at the Poké Ball to stall it further. The eruption does break any rocks still on the field. Groudon must be hit 15 times in three minutes to win. After beating the round twice, Groudon will be captured.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness: When the player visits Steam Cave for the first time, Uxie creates a fake Groudon, hoping that it would keep the player's team away from knowing Fogbound Lake's existence in order to protect the Time Gear it has been guarding. After the credits, a real Groudon appears as the guardian of the Terra Cymbal.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Groudon has long been described in mythology as the Pokémon that raised lands and expanded continents. This Pokémon took to sleep after a cataclysmic battle with Kyogre.
Sapphire Groudon has the power to scatter rain clouds and make water evaporate with light and heat. It came as a savior to people who had been suffering from terrible floods.
Emerald Groudon has appeared in mythology as the creator of the land. It sleeps in magma underground and is said to make volcanoes erupt on awakening.
FireRed This legendary Pokémon is said to represent the land. It went to sleep after dueling Kyogre.
LeafGreen This legendary Pokémon is said to represent the land. It went to sleep after dueling Kyogre.
Generation IV
Diamond It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
Pearl It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
Platinum It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
HeartGold こうねつで みずを じょうはつさせて だいちを ひろげたと いわれている。カイオーガ と はげしく たたかった。
SoulSilver こうねつで みずを じょうはつさせて だいちを ひろげたと いわれている。カイオーガ と はげしく たたかった。
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
One Cave of Origin (Ruby only)
Emerald
One Terra Cave
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Pal Park
HeartGold SoulSilver
One Hidden Tower (requires Red Orb)  (SoulSilver only)
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Bonus Field (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Magma Cavern Pit (3F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Shimmer Desert (Interior)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic (during mission)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 100
160 - 207 310 - 404
Attack: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Defense: 140
130 - 211 256 - 416
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 670   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
18/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

By leveling up

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|- style="background:#EBD69D" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Groudon
Does not evolve
Groudon
 Ground 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 383.png Spr 3e 383.png Spr 3r 383.png Spr b 3r 383.png
Spr 3r 383 s.png Spr 3e 383 s.png Spr 3r 383 s.png Spr b 3r 383 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 383.png Spr 4d 383.png Spr 4d 383.png Spr b 4d 383.png
Spr 4d 383 s.png Spr 4d 383 s.png Spr 4d 383 s.png Spr b 4d 383 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 383.png Spr 5b 383.png Spr b 5b 383.png
Spr 5b 383 s.png Spr 5b 383 s.png Spr b 5b 383 s.png
Groudon For other sprites and images, please see Groudon images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Terrell's Groudon Costume

Origin

Groudon is most likely based on the Hebrew legends of Behemoth, the unconquerable primal master of the land. Its counterparts were Leviathan and Ziz. Just as Groudon is in conflict with Kyogre, it was said that at the end of time Behemoth and Leviathan would start a battle that would kill them both. Groudon's appearance also draws inspiration from the Tyrannosaurus and from various species of Ankylosauria such as Euoplocephalus. Groudon can also be based on Maylupa, which means the "owner of the lands", the lord of the lands and agricultural fields.

Name origin

Groudon's name appears to be a combination of ground and don, which is Spanish for lord — hence, lord of the ground. The suffix -don is also used in the names of many dinosaurs and large animals, and means "tooth". Groudon has large teeth, and also somewhat resembles a dinosaur. Although possibly a coincidence, its name also includes 土 do, ground.

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