If you want to add the best ground type Pokemon to your team, look no further! These Pokemon have the best stats, move pools & abilities of all non-legendary ground types which allow them to thrive in competitive battling and general game-play.
Quagsire, Dugtrio, Steelix, Donphan, Nidoqueen, Flygon
Krookodile is a very violent Pokémon who tries to try to clamp down on anything that moves in front of its eyes.
Good attacks for Krookodile: knock off, earthquake, stone edge, pursuit, crunch, stealth rocks
Rhyperior fires out Geodude from the holes in its palms. Its carapace can withstand volcanic eruptions.
Good attacks for Rhyperior: earthquake, rock blast, megahorn, stone edge, ice punch, stealth rocks, toxic, swords dance
Hippowdon brandishes its gaping mouth in a display of fearsome strength. It raises vast quantities of sand while attacking.
Good attacks for Hippowdon: earthquake, ice fang, fire fang, crunch, slack off, stealth rocks, toxic, whirlwind
When its natural enemy attacks, it oozes purple fluid and escapes.
Good attacks for Gastrodon: scald, hydro pump, earthquake, earth power, ice beam, recover, toxic
Swampert is very strong and has enough power to easily drag a boulder weighing more than a ton. it also has powerful vision that lets it see even in murky water.
Good attacks for Swampert: waterfall, earthquake, ice punch, superpower, scald, stealth rocks, toxic
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Nidoking's thick tail packs enormously destructive power. With one swing, it can topple a metal transmission tower. Once it goes on a rampage, there is no stopping it.
Good attacks for Nidoking: sludge wave, earth power, ice beam, flamethrower
Pro tip: use Nidoking's 'sheer force' ability and a life orb item to amplify Nidoking's attacking power!
A frozen Mamoswine was dug from ice dating back 10,000 years. It has been around a long, long, long time.
Good attacks for Mamoswine: earthquake, icicle crash, ice shard, knock off, stealth rocks
Excadrill can help in tunnel construction. Its drill has evolved into steel strong enough to bore through iron plates.
Good attacks for Excadrill: earthquake, iron head, rapid spin, swords dance, stealth rocks, toxic
Gliscor observes prey while hanging inverted from branches. When the chance presents itself, it swoops!
Good attacks for Gliscor: earthquake, facade, knock off, swords dance, roost, toxic, stealth rocks, defog
Pro tip: use Gliscor's 'poison heal' ability and a poison orb item to heal your Gliscor each turn during battle and prevent other status conditions!
When Garchomp folds up its body and extends its wings, it looks like a jet plane. It flies at sonic speed.
Good attacks for Garchomp: earthquake, stone edge, draco meteor, fire blast, swords dance, stealth rocks, toxic
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