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Groudon (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Groudon (disambiguation).
Groudon
Continent Pokémon
グラードン
Groudon
#383
Groudon
Groudon
Primal Groudon
Primal Groudon

Groudon

Groudon

Groudon
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Ground Unknown
Ground Fire
Primal
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Drought
Desolate Land
Primal
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Groudon Primal

Mega Groudon Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
5 (0.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30855 - 31109 steps
Height
11'06" 3.5 m
16'05" 5.0 m
Primal
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
2094.4 lbs. 950.0 kg
2,204.4 lbs. 999.7 kg
Primal
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#383
Kanto
#000
Johto
#199
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-209
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
218
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
302
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Primal
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
Primal
Footprint
F383.png None.png
Primal
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
0
External Links

Groudon (Japanese: グラードン Groudon) is a Ground-type Legendary Pokémon.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it can go under Primal Reversion and become Primal Groudon. As Primal Groudon, it is Ground/Fire and its Attack stat increases.

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 Pokémon Ruby and its remake Pokémon Omega Ruby, appearing on the boxart of both.

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

Biology

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

It is said to be the creator of land in the Pokémon world, bearing immense power over heat and light and using that to evaporate flooded lands. It sleeps underground in large magma chambers, and causes volcanoes to erupt when it awakens. If it encounters its rival, Kyogre, they will engage in a cataclysmic battle.

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.

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

Minor appearances

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

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 Blaise, 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 (except the summoner) who comes into contact with it will be knocked back and receive damage. Its attack is similar to that of Moltres, except that Groudon's is much larger and lasts longer. However, Groudon's attack is significantly weaker than Moltres', as it deals a lighter knock-back and less damage; making it very hard to KO an opponent until they reach a very high damage percentage.

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, made up of Blastoise, Golem, and Octillery. When they get defeated, the player's team have to go to Magma Cavern themselves 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 Said to have expanded the lands by evaporating water with raging heat. It battled titanically with Kyogre.
Y This legendary Pokémon is said to represent the land. It went to sleep after dueling Kyogre.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby
Cave of Origin
Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Terra Cave
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Pal Park
Platinum
Pal Park
HeartGold
Pal Park
SoulSilver
Embedded Tower (requires Red Orb)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

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
Pokémon Conquest Terrera (special)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Pokémon Center Fukuoka Groudon Japanese Japan 80 March 17 to April 15, 2012
B2 Ruby Anniversary Groudon Japanese Japan 100 November 21, 2012 to January 10, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Fire Gem Fire Gem (100%)

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 VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
0?? Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
0?? Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
0?? Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
0?? Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
0?? Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
0?? Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
0?? Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
0?? 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 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
9090 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Groudon obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 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 —}}—% 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 06060 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 Solar Beam 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
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 130130 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 06060 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 —}}—% 20
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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

383Groudon.png
Unevolved
Groudon
 Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 383.png Spr b 3r 383.png Spr 3e 383.gif Spr b 3r 383.png Spr 3r 383.png Spr b 3r 383.png
Spr 3r 383 s.png Spr b 3r 383 s.png Spr 3e 383 s.gif Spr b 3r 383 s.png Spr 3r 383 s.png Spr b 3r 383 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 383.png Spr b 4d 383.png Spr 4d 383.png Spr b 4p 383.png Spr 4d 383.png Spr b 4h 383.png
Spr 4d 383 s.png Spr b 4d 383 s.png Spr 4d 383 s.png Spr b 4p 383 s.png Spr 4d 383 s.png Spr b 4p 383 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 383.png Spr b 5b 383.png Spr 5b 383.png Spr b 5b2 383.png
Spr 5b 383 s.png Spr b 5b 383 s.png Spr 5b 383 s.png Spr b 5b2 383 s.png
Front Back Front Back
383MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Groudon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Fake Groudon in M06
Terrell's Groudon Costume

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, Kyogre is not based on traditional depictions of the Leviathan.

Instead, Groudon is based on a dinosaur of some kind. Its appearance seems to have drawn inspiration from the Tyrannosaurus and from various species of Ankylosauria, such as Euoplocephalus.

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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