Best Ground-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

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Pokemon Go is gaining popularity again and everyone is starting to research what kind of Pokemon to catch, train and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we take a look at Pokémon on the ground! gives you some quick type and Pokemon stats to make sure you know what to look for and how to win.

Best Ground-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Before we begin, we want to cover a few important points while reading this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokemon, so you'll want to check it out at least once.



  • Pokémon Modifications: Certain Pokémon can be modified into different versions, which greatly strengthens them so as to place them at the top of a list, even if their standard version would not be there. However, grounded Pokemon mods are very rare and few of the ones available in Pokemon Go are strong, so we chose to exclude them from the list.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokemon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause confusion in choosing the best one. These secondary types can alter the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats such as Max CP. For this reason, we've included separate lists of the best ground-exclusive Pokemon and the best ground-based combo Pokemon.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the stats of the ten Pokémon with the highest CP in their category. Then we take the averages of their max CP, attack, defense, and stamina. Ranks are determined by which Pokemon has the best overall placement of those stats. We did it this way because it means you don't just get the highest CP, but rather the strongest Pokemon ranked by balanced averages.
  • The Main Ground Type Lists: The list below provides you with all of the lists we provide in this guide for grounded Pokemon.
    • Top 10 General Land Type
    • Exclusive ground type top three
    • Top Five Land Type Combination
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you with all the weaknesses and strengths of Ground-type Pokémon.
    • Strong Weakness(es): None
    • Weakness(es): Grass, Ice, Water
    • Resistance(s): Electric, Poison, Rock
    • Strong Resistance(s): None

Related: Best Ghost-Type Pokémon In Pokémon Go - Pro Game Guides



Top 10 General Land Type

  • # 1: Garchomp
    • CP max: 4479
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 261/193/239
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
      • Charge Attack: Outrage
  • # 2: Groudon
    • CP max: 4652
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 270/228/205
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
      • Charge Attack: Solar Beam
  • # 3: Rhyperior
    • CP max: 4221
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 241/190/251
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Slap
      • Charge Attack: Rock Wrecker
  • #4: Landorus (Tie)
    • CP max: 4057
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 261/182/205
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Shot
      • Charge Attack: Earth Power
  • #4: Mamoswine (Tie)
    • CP max: 3763
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 247/146/242
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Slap
      • Charge Attack: Avalanche
  • #6: Squadron
    • CP max: 3667
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 255/129/242
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Metal Claw
      • Charge Attack: Earthquake
  • #7: Hippowdon
    • CP max: 3488
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 201/191/239
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Thunder Fang
      • Charge Attack: Earth Power
  • # 8: Rhydon
    • CP max: 3594
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 222/171/233
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Slap
      • Charge Attack: Earthquake
  • # 9: Crocodile
    • CP max: 3444
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 229/158/216
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Slap
      • Charge Attack: Earthquake
  • # 10: Donphan
    • CP max: 3407
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 214/185/207
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Slap
      • Charge Attack: Earthquake

Exclusive ground type top three

  • # 1: Groudon
    • CP max: 4652
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 270/228/205
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
      • Charge Attack: Solar Beam
  • #2: Hippowdon
    • CP max: 3488
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 201/191/239
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Thunder Fang
      • Charge Attack: Earth Power
  • # 3: Donphan
    • CP max: 3407
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 214/185/207
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Slap
      • Charge Attack: Earthquake

Top 5 Modified Soil Types

  • # 1: Garchomp
    • CP max: 4479
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 261/193/239
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Dragon Tail
      • Charge Attack: Outrage
  • # 2: Rhyperior
    • CP max: 4221
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 241/190/251
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Slap
      • Charge Attack: Rock Wrecker
  • #3: Landorus (Tie)
    • CP max: 4057
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 261/182/205
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Shot
      • Charge Attack: Earth Power
  • #3: Mamoswine (tied)
    • CP max: 3763
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 247/146/242
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Slap
      • Charge Attack: Avalanche
  • #5: Squadron
    • CP max: 3667
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 255/129/242
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Metal Claw
      • Charge Attack: Earthquake

If you have any of the ground Pokemon listed above, we suggest you research Raids and Battles! Remember: with Ground Pokemon, you want to avoid fighting their pawns, primarily Water Pokemon. Check back for updates each season!



Want to see the best of some other guy? Check out our guides for the best Psychic-type Pokemon and the best Ice-type Pokemon!

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