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The term grounded is used to describe a Pokémon that can be affected by damaging Ground-type moves and several other associated effects.
Several characteristics may make a Pokémon ungrounded.
A Pokémon is ungrounded if any of the following apply (and there is no effect that makes it grounded).
Some of these characteristics can be negated by certain moves or Abilities, such as Gastro Acid or Klutz. Additionally, if a Pokémon with Mold Breaker, Turboblaze, or Teravolt uses a move, Pokémon that are only ungrounded due to Levitate are treated as if they were grounded for the execution of that move.
By default, grounded Pokémon are simply those that are not ungrounded. However, there are also several effects that will negate a Pokémon's ungrounded status, making it grounded.
A Pokémon will be grounded if any of the following apply.
In addition, the move Roost will remove the user's Flying type for one turn, meaning it will become grounded for that turn if its type was the only property or effect making it ungrounded.
Effects of grounded status
Pokémon that are ungrounded are immune to all damaging Ground-type moves, except Thousand Arrows.
Ungrounded Pokémon are also immune to:
If a grounded Poison-type Pokémon is sent out while Toxic Spikes are on its side of the field, Toxic Spikes will be removed.