Groudon (Pokémon)

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0382MS.png #0382: Kyogre
Pokémon
#0384: Rayquaza 0384MS.png
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
#0383
Groudon
Groudon
Primal Groudon
Primal Groudon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Ground Unknown
Groudon
Ground Fire
Primal Groudon
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Drought
Groudon
Desolate Land
Primal Groudon
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Primal Groudon
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
120 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
11'06" 3.5 m
Groudon
16'05" 5.0 m
Primal Groudon
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
2094.4 lbs. 950.0 kg
Groudon
2204.0 lbs. 999.7 kg
Primal Groudon
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
218
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
302
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Groudon
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Primal Groudon
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
Body06.png
Footprint
F0383.png F000.png
Primal Groudon
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
0
External Links

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

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Groudon can undergo Primal Reversion and become Primal Groudon if it holds the Red Orb.

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, Emerald, and Omega Ruby, 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 game mascot of Pokémon Ruby and its remake, Pokémon Omega Ruby, with Groudon appearing on the boxart of Ruby and Primal Groudon appearing on the boxart of Omega Ruby.

Along with Kyogre and Rayquaza, Groudon is one of the super-ancient Pokémon.

Biology

Groudon is a massive, bipedal, dinosaur-like Pokémon covered in red, segmented plates of thick, lava-resistant 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. Groudon has four claws on each hand, four dozer-like blades on the end of its large tail, and three claws on each foot with gray 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.

Groudon is believed to be the personification of the land itself, and is also described in mythology as the creator of world's continents. Groudon is an immensely powerful Pokémon, having control over the land and being capable of creating a sweltering heat wave that'd spread out to the whole world, eventually burning it up completly. As Groudon slumbers, it is incased in a layer of rock that'll be shattered away if it is awakened by the Red Orb. Groudon was hailed as a savior for evaporating flooded areas of the world. Groudon is normally calm and helpful, but if it encounters its rival, Kyogre, Groudon will engage in a cataclysmic battle against it. Said battle can only be stopped by the intervention of Rayquaza. Groudon can travel on water by using its magma to form a path beneath its feet. Groudon can attack its foes by manifesting the power of the land in fearsome blades of stone. It sleeps underground in large magma chambers. Groudon loves Groudon Treats made by Snacksworth, who once encountered and waved to it in the past.

Groudon is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Precipice Blades. Prior to Generation V, Drought was its signature Ability.

Forms

Groudon can undergo Primal Reversion and become Primal Groudon.

Primal Groudon's appearance is similar to Groudon, but larger in size. Its skin color changes from dark red to deep crimson with its underside, spikes, and teeth turning black. The blades on its tail are more separated from one another. The Ω symbol is now shown on its arms. Its eyes, the inside of its mouth, and the now-enlarged openings between its armor plating glow bright yellow, and its irises are now red.

The primal form of Groudon is said to be Groudon's true and original form and is is at its full power when in the Primal state. In the Mega Evolution Pokédex Short, Primal Groudon is said to create new land with every step it takes. The energy that fills Primal Groudon pours forth as magma, and it burns with such an extreme temperature that its body is always shimmering with the haze of its heat.[1] With its weather-manipulating powers, it can nullify Water-type moves. Primal Groudon was formed from the natural primal energy that existed in Hoenn's ancient past. It has to feed on that same energy so it can maintain its primal form in the present day, after it was undone in the past by Mega Rayquaza. Due to the lack of Primal energy in the surface, it is forced to find a source underground, such as the stones in the Cave of Origin, allowing it to undergo a Primal Reversion. Primal Groudon along with Primal Kyogre have the power to disrupt the planet's balance, with the risk of it being destroyed.

Primal Groudon is the only known Pokémon with Desolate Land as its Ability.

Primal Groudon
0383Groudon-Primal.png

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 fireballs 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 III Hoenn
#199
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#208
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.
Omega Ruby Groudon is said to be the personification of the land itself. Legends tell of its many clashes against Kyogre, as each sought to gain the power of nature.
Alpha Sapphire Through Primal Reversion and with nature's full power, it will take back its true form. It can cause magma to erupt and expand the landmass of the world.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby
Cave of Origin (Only one)
Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Terra Cave (Only one)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Embedded Tower (requires Red Orb) (Only one)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Trade, Event
Omega Ruby
Cave of Origin (Only one)
Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Ultra Space Wilds (Cave World) (Only one)
Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Sword Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Ramanas Park (requires Tectonic Slate) (Only one)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Trade
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Alfornada Cavern after receiving the Groudon Treat from Snacksworth (Only one)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Bonus Field (Ruby Field) (automatically captured after second victory)
Trozei!
Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Magma Cavern Pit (B3)
Ranger
Jungle Relic (during mission)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Shimmer Desert (10F)
MD Sky
Shimmer Desert (10F)
PokéPark Wii
Lava Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: All (Random Legendary Encounter)
Conquest
Terrera (special)
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Unexpected Land (Boss), Entranceway: The Hidden Basement (Reward), Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 3
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Smoldering Caldera (Special Boss)
Super MD
Magma Chamber (Primal Groudon)
Picross
Area 19: Stage 11
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Magma Cavern (26F)
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX53 (Primal Groudon)
Event: Groudon Lands at Last
Event: Hoenn Legends Stage ②
Event: Groudon Appears
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Second release)
Masters EX
Master Fair sync pair scout: Maxie & Groudon


In events

Games Event Language/Region 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
XYORAS Dahara City Groudon All Japan 100 June 20 to August 31, 2015
XYORAS Dahara City Groudon Korean region Online 100 November 20, 2015 to January 31, 2016
XYORAS Dahara City Groudon All South Korea 100 December 23 to 27, 2015
UM Ultra Shiny Groudon Japanese region Online 60Shiny January 13 to March 19, 2018
UM Winter Korean League Shiny Groudon All South Korea 60Shiny January 27 to 28, 2018
UM Ultra Shiny Groudon Korean region Online 60Shiny February 14 to March 14, 2018
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Groudon American region Online 60 August 3 to November 28, 2018
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Groudon American region Online 100 August 3 to November 28, 2018
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Groudon PAL region Online 60 August 3 to November 28, 2018
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Groudon PAL region Online 100 August 3 to November 28, 2018

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Fire Gem Fire Gem (100%) Choice Band Choice Band (100%)
Gold Bottle Cap Gold Bottle Cap (100%)

Stats

Groudon

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
670
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.
Primal Groudon
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
180
166 - 255 328 - 504
160
148 - 233 292 - 460
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
770
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.

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 IX, 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:

Primal Groudon

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Precipice Blades Ground Physical 120120 08585% 10
011 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
011 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
011 Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
011 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
099 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
1818 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00——% 20
2727 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
3636 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
4545 Fissure Ground Physical 0000 03030% 5
5454 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 5
7272 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
8181 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100100% 10
9090 Eruption Fire Special 150150 100100% 5
  • 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM031Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM035Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM064Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM076Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM076 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM078Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM078 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM084Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM089Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM090Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM115Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM118Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM121Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM157Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM176Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM176 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM179Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM186Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM186 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TM189Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM189 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM192Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM215Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM215 Scorching Sands Ground Special 07070 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Groudon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Groudon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 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
  • 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS383.png PinRSani383.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani383.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 383.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 50%
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 R-209
Groudon appears deep in an ancient relic. Its roars trigger huge earthquakes!
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush383Body.png Walking Speed: 1.17 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 87 Base Defense: 62 Base Speed: 60
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.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP383.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Earth Power
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Hot Blooded
Defense: ★★★★★
Speed: ★★★★
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Shingen
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT383.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Ground
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 70 - 140 Raise Max Level.png 20

#161
Shuffle383.png

Quake
Sometimes increases damage and leaves opponent paralyzed for a short period of time.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Barrier Shot


Pokémon GO
GO383.png Base HP: 205 Base Attack: 270 Base Defense: 228
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Mud Shot, Dragon Tail
Charged Attacks: Earthquake, Fire Blast, Solar Beam, Fire Punch, Precipice Blades, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Primal Groudon

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Ground
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 90 - 150 Raise Max Level.png 20

#161
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Barrier Shot Ω
Removes seven barrier-type disruptions and increases damage.


Pokémon GO
GO0383P.png Base HP: 218 Base Attack: 353 Base Defense: 268
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Mud Shot, Dragon Tail
Charged Attacks: Earthquake, Fire Blast, Solar Beam, Fire Punch, Precipice Blades

Form data

Primal Groudon

Primal Groudon is an additional form for Groudon that is the result of undergoing Primal Reversion. If Groudon is sent into battle while holding a Red Orb, it will change into Primal Groudon; it only loses its form when the battle ends.

Primal Groudon is only available in Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. It was removed in Generation VIII along with Mega Evolution.

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Primal Groudon differs from Groudon in its base stats, Ability, cry, and type.

Evolution data

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Unevolved
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Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
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Generation VI
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Generation VII
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Cross-Generation
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0383MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Groudon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Groudon in the anime
Primal Groudon in the anime

Major appearances

Meta Groudon

In Jirachi: Wish Maker, a former Team Magma scientist named Butler, working as a magician at the Millennium Festival, wished 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 simply had the appearance of a Groudon. At the end, Jirachi used Doom Desire to destroy Meta Groudon.

Groudon (Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire)

Groudon made its physical main series debut in Gaining Groudon. Team Aqua had captured Groudon but did not have the correct orb to control it, so they planned to make a trade with Team Magma, who had 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 in The Scuffle of Legends.

Groudon (Pokémon the Series: XY)

In Mega Evolution Special II, a Groudon was awakened by the presence of the Giant Rock. In Mega Evolution Special III, it was shown in its primal state, fighting with Primal Kyogre over the Giant Rock.

Other

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

In the beginning of Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, a Groudon was summoned by Hoopa to defeat it in the past. A Primal Groudon was later one of six Legendary Pokémon summoned and hypnotized by the shadow Hoopa Unbound as its reinforcements. It and its teammates engaged in a battle against the Latios, Latias, and Shiny Rayquaza summoned to protect the real Hoopa in Dahara City. Eventually, after the shadow Hoopa was sealed in a Prison Bottle, the hypnosis on Primal Groudon and the other Legendary Pokémon was lifted, and Primal Groudon departed for its home.

Minor appearances

Groudon debuted in the opening sequence of Jirachi: Wish Maker, where it was seen rising out of the lava in a volcanic area while being monitored by Team Magma.

A Groudon appeared in a fantasy in The Spheal of Approval.

A Groudon appeared in a fantasy in Unfair Weather Friends.

A Groudon appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In the opening sequence of The Rise of Darkrai, a Groudon exploded out of a makeshift, mountain-based battlefield.

A Groudon appeared in the opening sequence of Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

A Groudon appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A silhouetted Groudon appeared in a fantasy in Healing the Healer!.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Primal Groudon in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, a Primal Groudon rose from the ground and battled a Primal Kyogre with its Precipice Blades.

Pokémon Generations

Primal Groudon in Pokémon Generations

In The Vision, Courtney had a vision in which a Primal Groudon destroyed a chain of islands before attacking Maxie and Tabitha. While she was puzzled by the vision's meaning, this ultimately did not deter her from carrying on Team Magma's plans.

GOTCHA!

A Groudon briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

Primal Groudon in Pokémon Evolutions

A Primal Groudon appeared in a fantasy in The Wish. It was shown battling Primal Kyogre before being defeated by Rayquaza as Zinnia told the story of the Draconid people to May.

In the manga

Primal Groudon in Pokémon Adventures

Movie adaptations

Main article: Meta Groudon

An evil creature resembling a Groudon was the result of Butler's failed experiment in the manga adaptation of Jirachi: Wish Maker by Oouchi Suigun.

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

Groudon appeared in PBK4.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Groudon (Adventures)

Groudon's first appearance was in Assaulted by Pelipper I. Awakening Groudon was the main mission of Team Magma, so they could expand the land. Groudon was finally awakened when Team Magma and Team 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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc, Blaise and Amber tricked Hoopa into summoning Groudon and Kyogre from their resting places, with Maxie and Archie making them both undergo Primal Reversion so that they could help defend the planet from the giant meteoroid that was due to impact it in several days.

A Primal Groudon appeared in a fantasy in Beedrill Prepares.

Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!

Ryū Tendō owns a Groudon, which debuted in ABM10.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

Groudon appeared in Why I Became a Pokémon. The Answer Finally Revealed!! and Tears and Emotions - It's the Final Chapter!.

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. It uses Overheat to immolate itself in a fiery aura, causing anyone (except the summoner) who comes into contact with it to be knocked back and receive damage, similar to the attack of Moltres, though it lasts longer. Due to its tremendous size, it takes up a lot of the stage, making its attack almost inescapable. However, Groudon's attack is significantly weaker than Moltres', as it deals less knockback and damage; making it very hard to directly 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."

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Groudon appears as a trophy.

Trophy information

NA: Groudon is called the Continent Pokémon, and that's not just because it lives on them. Legend has it that Groudon actually created the continents. It has a rivalry with Kyogre, said to have created the oceans, and they apparently had an epic battle long ago. Perhaps our world was born from this great battle between land and sea.

PAL: Groudon is called the Continent Pokémon, and that's not just because it lives on them. Legend has it that Groudon actually created the continents. It has a rivalry with Kyogre, said to have created the oceans, and they apparently had an epic battle long ago. Perhaps it was this battle of land and sea that created the world as we know it.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Both Groudon and Primal Groudon appear as Spirits.

Trivia

Terrell's Groudon costume
Early Groudon design

Origin

Groudon may be modeled after the Earth's land and volcanoes and may be a personification of the land. Its conflict with Kyogre is similar to that of Behemoth and Leviathan of Hebrew legend, who at the end of time would start a battle that would kill them both. Like Groudon, Behemoth is associated with the land. However, while Behemoth is usually depicted as a warthog/hippopotamus-like creature, Groudon resembles a therapod dinosaur, with spikes resembling various species of Ankylosauria.

The patterns on Groudon and Primal Groudon's legs and arms appear similar to the last letter of greek alphabet, omega, which might signify the end of life, believed to happen with cataclysmic events such as volcano eruptions. It might also signify the opposition to Kyogre's alpha.

Name origin

Groudon may be a combination of ground and don (Spanish for lord) or -don (common suffix in dinosaur names derived from the Ancient Greek word for tooth). It may also involve 土 do (earth) or ドン don (onomatopoeia for booming or crashing sound).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese グラードン Groudon From ground, don, -don, do, and ドン don, and may from craton
France Flag.png French Groudon Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Groudon Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Groudon Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Groudon Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 그란돈 Groudon Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 固拉多 Gūlādūo From the transcription of Japanese name and
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 固拉多 Gulāaidō From the transcription of Japanese name and gu


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