The Top 10 Best Ground Type Pokemon Ever

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.


Honorable Mentions:

Quagsire, Dugtrio, Steelix, Donphan, Nidoqueen, Flygon


10. Krookodile

best ground type pokemon - krookodile

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


9. Rhyperior

best ground type pokemon - rhyperior

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


8. Hippowdon

best ground type pokemon - hippowdon

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


7. Gastrodon

best ground type pokemon - gastrodon

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


6. Swampert

best ground type pokemon - swampert

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


Read more: The best legendary ground type Pokemon ever - ranked

5. Nidoking

best ground type pokemon - nidoking

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!


4. Mamoswine

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


3. Excadrill

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


2. Gliscor

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!


1. Garchomp

best ground type pokemon - garchomp

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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