Golem (Pokémon)

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Graveler #075: Graveler
Pokémon
#077: Ponyta Ponyta
Golem
Megaton Pokémon
ゴローニャ
Golonya
#076
Golem
Golem
Alolan Golem
Alolan Golem



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Rock Ground
Golem
Rock Electric
Alolan Golem
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Rock Head or Sturdy
Golem
Magnet Pull or Sturdy
Alolan Golem
Cacophony
Sand Veil
Golem Hidden Ability
Galvanize
Alolan Golem Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Alolan Golem
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
Golem
5'07" 1.7 m
Alolan Golem
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
661.4 lbs. 300.0 kg
Golem
696.7 lbs. 316.0 kg
Alolan Golem
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
177
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
223
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Golem
0
HP
0
Atk
3
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Alolan Golem
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
Shape
Body12.png
Footprint
F076.png None.png
Alolan Golem
Pokédex color
Brown
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
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Golem (Japanese: ゴローニャ Golonya) is a dual-type Rock/Ground Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Graveler when traded, or when exposed to a Linking Cord (Pokémon Legends: Arceus). It is the final form of Geodude.

In Alola, Golem has a dual-type Rock/Electric regional form. It evolves from Alolan Graveler when traded. It is the final form of Alolan Geodude.

Biology

Golem is a bipedal tortoise-like boulder Pokémon with a spherical body covered by a shell of plated, green rocks. Its body is so hard that even dynamite cannot scratch it. Its head protrudes from the center of the shell. The head has a flat snout with two pointed teeth in the lower jaw and red eyes. It has short arms that have three claws and two legs with feet that have four claws in front and one in back. The head and limbs are light brown in color. Golem grows bigger by shedding its skin once a year. The discarded shell immediately hardens when exposed to air, crumbling away and returning to the soil. However, it stops shedding with age and moss grows over its shell. As shown in the Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Cards, Golem's shell is hollow.

The anime has shown that Golem is able to withdraw its head and limbs into its shell and roll at high speeds. It is dangerous when doing this, as it is unable to see and may crash into or run over anything in its path. To prevent it from rolling into the homes of people downhill, grooves are dug into the sides of the mountains to divert the rolling Golem's course. It is seldom seen in the wild. However, it can be found living in mountainous regions.

In the Alola region, Golem has much shorter forearms with two claws. The feet have only two claws as well. Its face attracts iron sand, creating the appearance of a mustache, eyebrows, and a large black beard. Jutting out of the top of its body are two large, black rocks with a smaller rock in-between, forming a shape of a cannon. On the inner edge of the larger rocks are three golden dots. The cannon prevents them from easily rolling into a ball like its Kantonian variant. Alolan Golem is capable of firing the small rock by using magnetism. The rock will be electrically charged, creating shocks across the whole area of impact. Numbness and fainting can occur with even a glancing blow. If rocks are not available, it will fire nearby Geodude instead.

In the anime

Main series

Golem in the anime
Alolan Golem in the anime

Major appearances

In The Bridge Bike Gang, Chopper used a Golem in a battle against Ash. It defeated Bulbasaur before being covered in flames thanks to a combination of Charmander's Flamethrower and Fire Spin. As a result, it had to be returned to its Poké Ball, which wound up being so hot that it burned Chopper's fingers. Golem reappeared in a flashback in Charizard Chills.

In The Battle of the Badge, Giovanni used a Golem in his battle against Gary. It was easily defeated by Nidoking.

In The Wayward Wobbuffet, Goneff uses a Golem for his bank robberies. It battled Team Rocket and then Totodile, only to be defeated by Wobbuffet's Counter.

In Can't Beat the Heat!, Gary used a Golem in his battle against Ash. It battled Charizard, who was unable to use Seismic Toss on it due to its weight. However, despite that and Charizard being stunned by its Magnitude, Golem was defeated.

In A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!, Flint used a Golem against Lola during a feud about what type the Pewter Gym should specialize in. In Grating Spaces!, Golem welcomed Brock home.

In Hooked on Onix, multiple Golem were the loyal subjects of an Onix called King Onix.

In An Elite Coverup!, Bertha's Golem took on Team Rocket and their armored Carnivine and Seviper.

In Bucking the Treasure Trend!, a Golem attacked Ash, his friends, and Buck as they searched for Dandelion Island's treasure. Gible defeated it easily and sent it rolling back into the cave it appeared from.

In Meloetta and the Undersea Temple!, a Team Rocket Grunt used a Golem alongside a Rhydon to capture Meloetta, but it was stopped from doing so by Ridley and his Golurk.

In A Young Royal Flame Ignites!, the Revengers were shown with an Alolan Golem. It helped Mad Magmar during his Battle Royal by distracting Incineroar.

In Sparking Confusion!, an Alolan Golem, alongside a group of Alolan Geodude and Graveler, caused havoc at Wela Volcano Park after their feeding rituals were disrupted by a group of rock hunters. Ash, Kiawe, and Sophocles fought it, until Sophocles's Ride Metang proved to the more dominant one by getting Golem's iron sand to stick to its face. After its defeat, Metang returned the iron sand. In the end, one of the Hikers who frequent Wela Volcano caught the Golem, who had become fond of them.

Minor appearances

A Golem appeared in Showdown at Dark City, under the ownership of one of the Trainers at the Kaz Gym.

In an image in Who Gets To Keep Togepi, Ash, Misty, and Brock were discussing which Pokémon they believed would hatch out of the Egg, with Brock mentioning that he wished it would be a Golem.

In the beginning of Mewtwo Strikes Back, Raymond owns a Golem. Alongside his Venomoth and Pinsir, it fought Ash's Pikachu, only for all of them to be defeated with Thunderbolt.

In The Fourth Round Rumble, Melissa's Golem was her final Pokémon in her battle against Gary. It emerged victorious after using Seismic Toss on Gary's Nidoking.

In Misty Meets Her Match, Rudy's Golem was at the Trovita Gym.

In The Power of One, a Golem sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A Golem appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Wired for Battle!, a Golem was in Muramasa's dojo.

In Tricks of the Trade, a Golem was at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

In Hour of the Houndour, a Golem attacked a wounded Houndour before being driven off by Ash's Chikorita.

A Golem appeared in a fantasy in Type Casting.

In Ring Masters, a Golem competed in Rikishii Town's Sumo Conference.

In a flashback in As Cold as Pryce, Pryce remembered a Trainer's Golem that fought his Piloswine.

A Golem appeared in the opening intro of Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, which was reused for Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

A Golem appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

A Golem appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

Multiple Golem appeared in A Maze-ing Race!.

A Golem appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 1 and Part 2, under the ownership of one of J's client's henchmen. In the latter episode, it was used to attack Dawn, Brock, Officer Jenny, and Solana.

A Golem made a brief cameo in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Two Golem made a cameo in Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

In Challenging a Towering Figure!, a Trainer's Golem battled a Snorlax during the Festival Battle Challenge.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, two Golem lived at Pokémon Hills. They participated in the battle against the Genesect Army.

A Trainer's Golem appeared in a flashback in Alola to New Adventure!.

A Trainer's Alolan Golem appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!.

A Trainer's Alolan Golem appeared in Turning the Other Mask!.

In a flashback in Battling the Beast Within!, the Ultra Rangers own a Golem. It and its fellow Pokémon attempted to battle a Guzzlord that was wreaking havoc at the Ultra Ruin, but lost.

An Alolan Golem appeared in a flashback in A Timeless Encounter!, where it was seen in a picture.

In Trials of a Budding Master!, Goh's fantasy featured a Golem.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP036 Golem Ash's Pokédex Golem, a Megaton Pokémon. Once a year it sheds its bedrock shell and grows larger.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM095 Golem Rotom Pokédex Golem, Alola Form. The Megaton Pokémon. A Rock and Electric type. It uses electricity to launch rocks and stones, and its eyebrows and moustache are gathered iron filings.
Golem in Bidoof's Big Stand

Bidoof's Big Stand

A Golem appears in Bidoof's Big Stand under the possession of a Trainer.

In the manga

Alolan Golem in Pokémon Adventures

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Brock used a Golem to try to impress Professor Oak, but it was never shown to him because of Brock's nervousness paralyzing him.

Rudy used his Golem in the dance battle against Ash.

Pocket Monsters HGSS

A Golem appeared in PMHGSS04.

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

A Golem appeared in PBK2.

Pokémon Adventures

Golem debuted in Drat That Dratini!, where a horde of them tried to attack Red and Yellow, but they escaped using Red's Aerodactyl. They later appeared again in Long Live the Nidoqueen!? when the people of Viridian City were trying to calm them down. In Sea Sea Seadra, several of the wild Golem in Viridian Forest appeared in a flashback of Bill's about how the ecology of the forest hasn't changed in two years.

In Golly, Golem, Giovanni was seen with a Golem as the second Pokémon he sent out against Red. His best attacks involved his body shattering, allowing him to use Rock Throw.

In The Might of... Metapod?!, Yellow's Graveler evolves into Golem during the final battle on Cerise Island. Blaine acknowledges his evolution, as Graveler normally evolve into Golem by trade.

A Golem appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Golem was the second Pokémon that Noland used in the Battle Factory in Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming. He managed to defeat Emerald's Pinsir and Linoone, but was defeated by Emerald's Sceptile.

The Battle Factory rented a Golem, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Skirting Around Surskit I.

Alolan Golem debuted in Tyrant!! The Fiendish Man!, under the ownership of Samson Oak.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Golem appeared in GDZ56, where it was seen in a game at a game center.

A Golem appeared in GDZ65.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Golem appeared in Big Battle in the Viridian Forest!!.

A Golem appeared in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!, where it was one of the Pokémon that took part in a baseball match.

Blaine sent out a Golem during the battle portion of the Pokémon Quiz Battle in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Quiz Battle!!.

Giovanni sent out a Golem to prevent Red from interfering with his plans on creating Mewtwo in Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!. It reappeared in Get The Last Badge!! and Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon.

A Golem appeared in Clefairy's Christmas Present?!.

A Golem is one of Bruno's Pokémon in the Pokémon League, as seen in Clefairy's Under Training!!.

A Golem appeared in I Want to Become Popular!!, under the ownership of a boy.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Golem appeared in Serious Bicycle Match!, under the ownership of Rydel's rival.

In the TFG

One Golem figure has been released.

In the TCG

Main article: Golem (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#076
Red Its boulder-like body is extremely hard. It can easily withstand dynamite blasts without damage.
Blue
Yellow Once it sheds its skin, its body turns tender and whitish. Its hide hardens when it's exposed to air.
Stadium Its body, which weighs over 660 pounds, is as hard as stone. It grows bigger by shedding its skin once a year.
Generation II Johto
#036
Gold It sheds its skin once a year. The discarded shell immediately hardens and crumbles away.
Silver It is capable of blowing itself up. It uses this explosive force to jump from mountain to mountain.
Crystal Its rock-like body is so durable, even high-powered dynamite blasts fail to scratch its rugged hide.
Stadium 2 It sheds its skin once a year. the discarded shell immediately hardens and crumbles away.
Generation III Hoenn
#059
Kanto
#076
Ruby Golem live up on mountains. If there is a large earthquake, these Pokémon will come rolling down off the mountains en masse to the foothills below.
Sapphire Golem is known for rolling down from mountains. To prevent them from rolling into the homes of people downhill, grooves have been dug into the sides of mountains to serve as guideways for diverting this Pokémon's course.
Emerald It is said to live in volcanic craters on mountain peaks. Once a year, it sheds its hide and grows larger. The shed hide crumbles and returns to the soil.
FireRed It is enclosed in a hard shell that is as rugged as slabs of rock. It sheds skin once a year to grow larger.
LeafGreen Its boulder-like body is extremely hard. It can easily withstand dynamite blasts without taking damage.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#033
Johto
#036
Diamond It sheds its hide once a year. Its boulderlike body is so tough, even dynamite can't harm it.
Pearl It tumbles down mountains, leaving grooves from peak to base. Stay clear of these grooves.
Platinum Even dynamite can't harm its hard, boulderlike body. It sheds its hide just once a year.
HeartGold It sheds its skin once a year. The discarded shell immediately hardens and crumbles away.
SoulSilver It is capable of blowing itself up. It uses this explosive force to jump from mountain to mountain.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Even dynamite can't harm its hard, boulderlike body. It sheds its hide just once a year.
White
Black 2 Even dynamite can't harm its hard, boulder-like body. It sheds its hide just once a year.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #011
Hoenn
#060
X It tumbles down mountains, leaving grooves from peak to base. Stay clear of these grooves.
Y Even dynamite can't harm its hard, boulder-like body. It sheds its hide just once a year.
Omega Ruby Golem live up on mountains. If there is a large earthquake, these Pokémon will come rolling down off the mountains en masse to the foothills below.
Alpha Sapphire Golem is known for rolling down from mountains. To prevent them from rolling into the homes of people downhill, grooves have been dug into the sides of mountains to serve as guideways for diverting this Pokémon's course.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #231
Alola
USUM: #300
Kanto
#076
Sun Its body can survive dynamite blasts without a single scratch, but it hates rain and humidity.
Moon Once a year, this Pokémon molts, and its shed shell returns to the soil. This process creates enriched soil, so farmers collect the shells.
Ultra Sun When Golem grow old, they stop shedding their shells. Those that have lived a long, long time have shells green with moss.
Ultra Moon It detonates its own body. The power from that explosion can propel it up steep mountain paths with amazing speed.
Let's Go Pikachu Once it sheds its skin, its body turns tender and whitish. Its hide hardens when it's exposed to air.
Let's Go Eevee
Alolan Golem
Sun It fires rocks charged with electricity. Even if the rock isn't fired that accurately, just grazing an opponent will cause numbness and fainting.
Moon Because it can't fire boulders at a rapid pace, it's been known to seize nearby Geodude and fire them from its back.
Ultra Sun It's grumpy and stubborn. If you upset it, it discharges electricity from the surface of its body and growls with a voice like thunder.
Ultra Moon It shoots large rocks that are charged with electricity. Tremendous electric shocks are flung out across the whole area of impact.
Let's Go Pikachu It uses magnetism to accelerate and fire off rocks tinged with electricity. Even if it doesn't score a direct hit, the jolt of electricity will do the job.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#033
Hisui
#048
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond It sheds its hide once a year. Its boulder-like body is so tough, even dynamite can't harm it.
Shining Pearl It tumbles down mountains, leaving grooves from peak to base. Stay clear of these grooves.
Legends: Arceus The rocklike shell is shed each year. The cast-off shell then crumbles, reverting to a mass of soil, which can be spread across fields to promote crop growth.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Graveler
Blue (Japan)
Trade Kadabra for Graveler at the Pokémon Lab on Cinnabar Island*
Yellow
Evolve Graveler
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Graveler
Crystal
Evolve Graveler
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Graveler
Emerald
Evolve Graveler
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Graveler
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Graveler
Platinum
Evolve Graveler
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Graveler
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Graveler
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Graveler
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Graveler
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade Haunter for Graveler in Tapu Village* Alolan Form
Pokémon Bank Kantonian Form
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Graveler
Pokémon Bank Kantonian Form
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Evolve Graveler
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Graveler Kantonian Form
Unobtainable Alolan Form
Legends: Arceus
Bolderoll Ravine Kantonian Form
Unobtainable Alolan Form


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Graveler
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Graveler
Trozei!
Secret Storage 10, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Magma Cavern (B15F-B20F), Mt. Faraway (10F-19F), Buried Relic (B91-B99F), Wish Cave (B76F-B79F), Southern Cavern (B40F-B50F), Joyous Tower (74F-79F)
Ranger
Sekra Range, Fiore Temple
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crystal Cave (B8F-B11F)
MD Sky
Crystal Cave (B8F-B11F)
Ranger: SoA
Hippowdon Temple, Altru Tower
Rumble
Rocky Cave (Normal Mode A & S, Advanced Mode B & S)
PokéPark Wii
Lava Zone
Ranger: GS
Faldera Island, Thunder Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Variety Battle: Pokémon on a Roll (Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 3
Shuffle
Event: Golem Appears
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Fifth release)
Event: Pokémon Safari (16th release) Alolan Form
Rumble World
Sapphire Sea: Booming Grotto (Center Boss, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Gengar Sea, Castform Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Arceus Sea, Charizard SeaFinal Kantonian Form
Buzzwole Sea, Buzzwole SeaFinal Alolan Form
Masters EX
Evolve Scottie/Bettie's Graveler


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
RS Pokémon Center New York Campaign 6 Golem English United States 30 August 21 to 27, 2004

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Emerald* Everstone Everstone (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Golem
Generations I-V
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total:
485
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 55.
Generation VI onward
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total:
495
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Alolan Golem

Alolan Golem has the same base stats as Kantonian Golem.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/2 ★★
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/14 ★★


Type effectiveness

Golem

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ¼×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Alolan Golem

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Golem is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 —% 40
011 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —% 20
044 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
066 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —% 20
1010 Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
1212 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
1616 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
1818 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
2222 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100100% 20
2424 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
3030 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —% 20
3434 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 09090% 10
4040 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
4444 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
5050 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
5454 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
6060 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 9 Rollout Rock Physical 40 90% 20
5 14 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 30
9 18 Mud-Slap Ground Special 30 100% 20
15 25 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 20
21 31 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
26 35 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
29 40 Stealth Rock Rock Physical 40 100% 20
37 48 Double-Edge Normal Physical 100 100% 5
47 59 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 150 100% 5
57 71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 80% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM28Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM52Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM64Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM69Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM71Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM74Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM76Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM96Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Rock Climb Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Steelix Autotomize Steel Status —% 15
SudowoodoNosepassProbopass Block Normal Status —% 5
OnixSteelix Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Sudowoodo Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Sudowoodo Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
GeodudeGravelerGolem Mega Punch^ Normal Physical 80 85% 20
Probopass Wide Guard Rock Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Golem in Generation VIII
  • 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 Golem in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Stealth Rock Rock Physical 40 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Earth Power Ground Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Giga Impact Normal Physical 120 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 80% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Hyper Beam Normal Special 120 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Flamethrower Fire Special 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golem
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golem
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Golem

Pokémon Pinball
Pin076.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS076.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani076.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -30%
Friend Area: Mt. Deepgreen
Phrases
51%-100% HP Even dynamite can't shatter my armor!
26%-50% HP Better be careful. My HP's half gone.
1%-25% HP I'm about done... I have no energy left...
Level up Hm! I leveled up! My armor's grown harder, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP RT 076.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist: Rock PA.png
Rock
Field move: Crush fm.pngCrush fm.pngCrush fm.png
(Crush ×3)
Loops: 16 Min. exp.: 95 Max. exp.: 145
Browser entry R-066
Golem can destroy even big Boulders using its extraordinary strength.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist: Rock PA.png
Rock
Field move: Crush 4 field move.png
(Crush ×4)
Browser entry R-043
It hurls stones to attack. It also opens fissures in the ground.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Rock
Poké Assist:
(present)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(present)
Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Rock Assist.png
Rock
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-049/N-069
It triggers rockfalls to attack
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush076Body.png Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW076.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Golem sometimes lends a hand with Blaziken's Boulder Bash in the Lava Zone. He likes to collect shiny things.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT076.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Rock
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 10

#590
Shuffle076.png

Cross Attack
Increases damage when making a + shaped match.
Skill Swapper: Non Stop+
Pokémon GO
GO076.png Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 211 Base Defense: 198
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Rock Throw, Mud-Slap*, Mud Shot×
Charged Attacks: Stone Edge, Rock Blast*, Earthquake, Ancient Power*

Alolan Golem

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#590
Shuffle076A.png

Non Stop+
Deals even more damage the more times in a row it is triggered.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush076ABody.png Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
GO076A.png Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 211 Base Defense: 198
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Rock Throw, Volt Switch, Rollout
Charged Attacks: Stone Edge, Rock Blast, Wild Charge

Evolution

Golem

074Geodude.png
Unevolved
Geodude
 Rock  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 25
075Graveler.png
First evolution
Graveler
 Rock  Ground 
Link Trade icon SwSh.png
Trade

Linking Cord
Linking Cord(LA)
076Golem.png
Second evolution
Golem
 Rock  Ground 


Alolan Golem

074Geodude-Alola.png
Unevolved
Geodude
 Rock  Electric 
Rare Candy
Level 25
075Graveler-Alola.png
First evolution
Graveler
 Rock  Electric 
Link Trade icon SwSh.png
Trade
076Golem-Alola.png
Second evolution
Golem
 Rock  Electric 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 076.png Spr b g1 076.png Spr 1y 076.png Spr b g1 076.png Spr 1g 076.png Spr b g1 076.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 076.png Spr b 2g 076.png Spr 2s 076.png Spr b 2g 076.png Spr 2c 076.png Spr b 2c 076.png
Spr 2g 076 s.png Spr b 2g 076 s.png Spr 2s 076 s.png Spr b 2g 076 s.png Spr 2c 076 s.png Spr b 2c 076 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 076.png Spr b 3r 076.png Spr 3e 076.png Spr b 3r 076.png Spr 3f 076.png Spr b 3f 076.png
Spr 3r 076 s.png Spr b 3r 076 s.png Spr 3e 076 s.png Spr b 3r 076 s.png Spr 3f 076 s.png Spr b 3r 076 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 076.png Spr b 4d 076.png Spr 4p 076.png Spr b 4d 076.png Spr 4h 076.png Spr b 4d 076.png
Spr 4d 076 s.png Spr b 4d 076 s.png Spr 4p 076 s.png Spr b 4d 076 s.png Spr 4h 076 s.png Spr b 4d 076 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 076.png Spr b 5b 076.png Spr 5b 076.png Spr b 5b 076.png
Spr 5b 076 s.png Spr b 5b 076 s.png Spr 5b 076 s.png Spr b 5b 076 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 076.png Spr b 6x 076.png Spr 6x 076.png Spr b 6x 076.png
Spr 6x 076 s.png Spr b 6x 076 s.png Spr 6x 076 s.png Spr b 6x 076 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 076.png Spr b 7s 076.png Spr 7s 076.png Spr b 7s 076.png
Spr 7s 076A.png Spr b 7s 076A.png Spr 7s 076A.png Spr b 7s 076A.png
Spr 7s 076 s.png Spr b 7s 076 s.png Spr 7s 076 s.png Spr b 7s 076 s.png
Spr 7s 076A s.png Spr b 7s 076A s.png Spr 7s 076A s.png Spr b 7s 076A s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 076.png Spr 7p 076 s.png
Spr 7p 076A.png Spr 7p 076A s.png
Generation VIII
HOME
HOME076.png HOME076 s.png
HOME076A.png HOME076A s.png
076MSPE.png For other sprites and images, please see Golem images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Golem, as the name suggests, is based on a golem, more specifically on representations in modern role-playing games, which usually are ogre-like creatures whose bodies are covered in, or made of, stones. It could also have been inspired by the tsuchikorobi, a Japanese yōkai known as the 'tumbling monster', for its habit of rolling over travelers and crushing them, as Golem does.

It might also based on tortoises, which are believed to hold the world on their backs in many myths, including the Hindu, Chinese, and Native American mythologies. Its "shell" may represent the tectonic plates of Earth. It also resembles septarian nodules.

Alolan Golem, like its predecessors, seems to have structures made of piezoelectric crystals or magnetite, a subset of iron ore known for its black crystalline appearance and magnetic properties. The black structure on its back may be derived from a electroshock weapon or a railgun.

Name origin

Golem may be a reference to the golems of medieval and Hebrew legend.

Golonya may be a combination of ゴロンゴロン goron-goron (onomatopoeia of rolling rocks) and montagna (Italian for mountain).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゴローニャ Golonya From ゴロンゴロン goron-goron and montagna
France Flag.png French Grolem From gros and golem
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golem Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Geowaz From geo or Geode and Walze
Italy Flag.png Italian Golem Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 딱구리 Ttakguri From 딱딱하다 ddakddakhada and 구르다 gureuda
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 隆隆岩 Lónglóngyán From 隆隆 lónglóng and yán
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 隆隆岩 Lùhnglùhngngàahm*
滾動岩 Gwánduhngngàahm*
From 隆隆 lùhnglùhng and ngàahm
From 滾動 gwánduhng and ngàahm


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