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Groudon (Pokémon)

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Groudon
グラードン Groudon
#383
383Groudon.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Ground '
Category
Continent Pokémon
Ability
Drought
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#199
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-209
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 Ground-type 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 a major 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.

Along with Kyogre and Rayquaza, Groudon is a part of the Weather trio.

Biology

Physiology

Groudon is a massive, bipedal, dinosaur-like creature with a gray underside and covered in red, segmented plates of thick skin which act as armor. There are also spikes that run along the sides of its head, body, and tail. It has four claws on each hand, three claws on each foot, and four dozer-like blades on the end of its large tail. Groudon also has blue marking stripes inside the seams of its armor plating which can only be seen when Groudon is glowing with power.

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. It can heat up the air around it to cause static charge, enabling it to use some Electric-type moves. It can also learn SolarBeam, which can be a reliable way to fight off Water-types when combined with its constant sun. Groudon is also a natural burrower that can dig its way quickly into the land and can even bore through solid rock.

Behavior

Slow, stoic, and heavy (2094 pounds), this super-heavyweight created the land, according to Hoenn legend. It sleeps underground in large magma chambers, and causes volcanoes to erupt when it awakens. It is said to appear before those with shining silver spirits. If it encounters its rival Kyogre, Groudon will engage Kyogre in a fight to the death.

Habitat

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

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Groudon in the anime

Major appearances

Groudon (M06)

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 that had the appearance of a Groudon. At the end, Jirachi used Doom Desire to destroy the false Groudon.

Other

Groudon's first anime appearance was in Gaining Groudon. Team Aqua had captured Groudon but didn't have the correct orb to control it. Team Aqua planned to make a trade with Team Magma, who have captured Kyogre. The trade was about to be made when Archie decided to use Kyogre to destroy everyone, including his fellow henchmen. The battle between Kyogre and Groudon occurred during the following episode, The Scuffle of Legends.

Minor appearances

Groudon made its debut in the opening of Jirachi: Wish Maker.

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

Groudon makes a cameo during the introduction of Destiny Deoxys, The Rise of Darkrai, Arceus and the Jewel of Life and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures 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 due to the interventions of Mack, Courtney, and Tabitha. Eventually, it reaches its destination: Sootopolis City, to battle Kyogre, which it did for days on end until Ruby, with the aid of a reformed Courtney and his own, Rayquaza-controlling father, managed to quell it. Afterwards, it cut its ties with Kyogre and went to resume its slumber at the bottom of Mt. Chimney. It is shown afterwards that this restored the volcanic activities that Team Aqua had earlier annulled.

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.

Trophy Information

"A Continent Pokémon. In ancient times, it brought down droughts to save people who had suffered from floods. It is normally found in the profound depths of the earth, where it slumbers in magma. With a mighty roar, it uses Earthquake to mow down enemies. In battle, it summons sunlight to bathe the area. It once had an epic battle with Kyogre."

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:Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team:When the player completes the Mt. Freeze dungeon for the first time, after Ninetales is spoken to, an earthquake will happen, then Ninetales says that Groudon has awakened, and will wreak havoc. Team ACT will then go off and try to stop Groudon, only to be defeated, then a new team, comprised of Blastoise, Golem, and Octillery. When they get defeated, you have to go to Magma Cavern and defeat Groudon
  • 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 in Shimmer Desert 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
Generation IV
Diamond It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold Said to have expanded the lands by evaporating water with raging heat. It battled titanically with Kyogre.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
White
Black 2 It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
White 2
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 Embedded Tower (requires Red Orb)  (SoulSilver only)
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
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)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lava: All (Random Legendary Encounter)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Lava Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Japanese Nintendo event Pokémon in 2012#Groudon Pokémon Center Fukuoka Japan 2012 80 Never

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.


Pokéathlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
055 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
2020 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
3030 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
3535 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
4545 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
5050 Eruption Fire Special 150150 100100% 5
6060 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —% 20
6565 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
7575 Fissure Ground Physical 0000 —% 5
8080 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
9090 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 08585% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Groudon obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Groudon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Groudon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140140 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Groudon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Groudon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Groudon in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Groudon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Groudon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Groudon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Block Normal Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Groudon can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Groudon cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Groudon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Groudon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS383.png PinRS383.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani383.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP383.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: -10%
Friend Area: Volcanic Pit
Phrases
51%-100% HP All the power of the land lies with me!
26%-50% HP I'm incredulous... My health should drop to half?
1%-25% HP I've had enough... I will take to the land again...
Level up I've leveled up! The infinite power of the land fills me!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I've leveled up! The infinite power of the land fills me!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP383.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Ground  Poké Assist: Ground PA.png
( Ground )
Field move: None
Loops: 17 Min. exp.: 600 Max. exp.: -
Browser entry  
Groudon appears deep in an ancient relic. Its roars trigger huge earthquakes!
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW383.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Groudon likes the Lava Zone because it reminds him of good old days in the PokéPark. He really packs a punch at Blaziken's Boulder Bash.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP383.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Earth Power
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Hot Blooded
Defense: ★★★★★ Ability 2:
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3:
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Shingen

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

Fake or Virus Groudon
Terrell's Groudon Costume
  • Groudon is the heaviest Pokémon in existence to date.
  • Groudon shares the same species name as Torterra; they are both known as the Continent Pokémon.
  • Groudon has the highest Attack and base stat total of all Ground-type Pokémon.
  • Although Groudon is genderless in the main games, it is referred to as a male in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness.
  • Groudon is the only non-Fire-type Pokémon able to learn Fire Blast, Lava Plume, and Eruption by leveling up.
  • In the anime it is portrayed as tall as a skyscraper, but in actual fact it's only 11'06", the same height as Arbok.
    • However, as with all snake-based Pokémon, it would appear that Arbok's height is in fact its length.
  • A Groudon costume is worn by Terrell in Pokémon Battle Revolution.
  • Although Groudon is seen to be bathing in magma, Groudon can be afflicted by a burn.
  • Groudon is one of two Pokémon that shares no types with other main series version mascots. The other is Venusaur.
  • On the DVD cover of Jirachi: Wish Maker, Groudon is depicted in a normal state. However, the main storyline Groudon was not in a normal state at all, and was a fake or 'virus' Groudon.
  • In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, before Michael can get to Makan, he has to fight Chobin. And, after defeating him, has to fight him again, only this time, Chobin is in a Robo Groudon which is a creation of Dr. Kaminko.
  • So far, Groudon is the only Legendary Generation III Pokémon to have never appeared in any movie (only in introductions, though a fake one appears in the sixth movie).

Origin

Groudon is modeled after the Earth's land and volcanoes and 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. 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. Instead, Groudon's appearance seems to have drawn inspiration from the Tyrannosaurus and from various species of Ankylosauria such as Euoplocephalus. The Hebrew word for Behemoth is now used for the plural form of beasts and animals(land animals such as cows and sheep) in modern Hebrew, which may be why Groudon's appearance also draws inspiration from beast creatures(dinosaurs) and land animals.

Name origin

Groudon may be a combination of ground and don (Spanish for lord). Don also means tooth in Ancient Greek and is commonly used in dinosaur names, which Groudon somewhat resembles. It may also involve 土 do (ground) or ドン don (onomatopoeia for a very loud crashing noise).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese グラードン Groudon From ground and don (Spanish for "lord" or "tooth" in Ancient Greek and is commonly used in dinosaur names). It may also involve 土 do (ground) or ドン don (onomatopoeia for a very loud crashing noise).
France Flag.png French Groudon Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Groudon Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Groudon Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Groudon Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 그란돈 Groundon Transliteration of its Japanese name.


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