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17 Best Ground Type Pokémon You Should Know (2022)

Ground type Pokémon are often the most overlooked Pokémon, but they certainly bring a lot to the table if you know how to use them effectively in battle!

This is one type that is immune against the overpowered electric-type, but they aren’t a good choice if you are going up against water-type or ice-type Pokémon.

The ground-type Pokémon have outstanding defensive capabilities, they are literally built different, and their physical attacks are capable of dealing a ton of damage to their opponents. In the earlier Generations, ground-type’s moves could only be classified as physical, but now some of their moves also come under the special category.

Since this is a common type in the Pokémon universe, there are a ton of of them introduced throughout the generations. So, in this article, we are going to take a look at some of the best and most popular ground Pokémon of all time. So, let’s not waste any more time and get to the list!

Best Ground Type Pokémon of 2022

17. Hippowdon

hippowdon

Hippowdon is a Ground-type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation IV. It evolves from Hippopotas at level 34.

Hippowdon is a hippo-like Pokémon whose coloration varies depending on its gender. Males take on a light-brown hue while females are bluish-gray. It has muzzles and internal storage for sand which it manipulates in battle. It also has glistening, red eyes and claws too. Other than its mouth, which is powerful enough to crush just about anything, it relies on rapid, sand attacks during battle.

  • Type: Ground
  • Weakness: Water, Grass, Ice
  • Immunity: Electric
  • Resistance: Poison, Rock

16. Camerupt

camerupt

Camerupt is a dual-type Ground/Fire Pokémon that was introduced in Generation III. It evolves from Numel at level 33 and it can also Mega Evolve using Cameruptite.

Camerupt is a camel-like fire-type Pokémon. It has two gray volcanoes that are concealed in its hump. Its body is stout, and it has red fur with bangs and droopy ears. On its side, it has three decorated circles. It also has a stern look. During its mega evolution, it transforms into an active volcano. It’s prone to violent outbursts, an aversion to water, and becomes particularly irritated if it’s struck on the face.

  • Type: Fire/Ground
  • Weakness: Ground, Water
  • Immunity: Electric
  • Resistance: Poison, Bug, Steel, Fire, Fairy

15. Donphan

donphan

Donphan is one of the popular Ground type Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation II and it evolves from Phanpy at level 25.

Donphan is primarily grey and has a thick black skin that runs from its back to its face. It’s quadrupedal and has a tough hide that serves as a protective membrane. On its face, it has tusks that are smaller in the female. In an attack, Donphan can roll over its opponents at lightning-fast speeds. It has a powerful sense of smell, capable of identifying precious stones called amberite.

  • Type: Ground
  • Weakness: Water, Grass, Ice
  • Immunity: Electric
  • Resistance: Poison, Rock

14. Steelix

steelix

Steelix is a dual-type Ground/Steel Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation II and it evolves from Onix when traded while holding a Metal Coat. It can also Mega Evolve using Steelixite.

Steelix is a serpentine Pokémon with has a gigantic head, large teeth, and a snake-like body. It has spikes that stick out on both sides and a rocky surface. It has fearsome red eyes and big teeth. During Mega Evolution, Steelix undergoes significant transformations. This steel-type Pokémon can dig to the earth’s core and is made up of the toughest diamonds.

  • Type: Steel/Ground
  • Weakness: Fighting, Ground, Fire, Water
  • Immunity: Poison, Electric
  • Resistance: Normal, Flying, Rock, Bug, Steel, Psychic, Dragon, Fairy

13. Excadrill

excadrill

Excadrill is a dual Steel/Ground type Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation V and evolves from Drilbur at level 31.

Excadrill has the face of a mole and the body of a drill. It has a dark-brown coloration and red patches and three scratches on its front. It has small eyes, narrow feet, and a white, long face. Right on its face, a powerful blade is extended. It also has three sharp blades on its arm as well. Excadrill can transform itself into a power drill and create nests for itself.

  • Type: Ground/Steel
  • Weakness: Fighting, Ground, Fire, Water
  • Immunity: Poison, Electric
  • Resistance: Normal, Flying, Rock, Bug, Steel, Psychic, Dragon, Fairy

12. Gliscor

gliscor

Gliscor is a dual-type Ground/Flying Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation IV and it evolves from Gligar when leveled up holding a Razor Fang at night.

Gliscor is a bat-like Pokémon that has vampire-like fangs, crab-like claws, and a scorpion-like tail. Also, it has large pincers and striated arms. However, it has a similar form to a bat. This Pokémon is nocturnal and can see through barriers by manipulating soundwaves. It is mostly active at night, hangs upside down during rest, and relies on the wind for motion.

  • Type: Ground/Flying
  • Weakness: Water, Ice
  • Immunity: Ground, Electric
  • Resistance: Fighting, Poison, Bug

11. Mudsdale

mudsdale

Mudsale is one of the popular Ground type Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation VII and evolves from Mudbray at level 30.

Mudsdale is a horse-like Pokémon that has short fur, with heavy lids and black menacing eyes. This Pokémon has a red blaze on its muzzle and a mane that extends into locks of hair between its body and tail. It has red protective mud on its feet that gives it an incredibly powerful kick. Although it has great strength, Mudsdale is peaceful and difficult to provoke.

  • Type: Ground
  • Weakness: Water, Grass, Ice
  • Immunity: Electric
  • Resistance: Poison, Rock

10. Torterra

torterra

Torterra is a dual-type Ground/Grass Pokémon that was introduced in Generation IV. It evolves from Grotle at level 32 and is the final form of Turtwig.

It looks like a tortoise and has two, brown and green partitions on its body. On its shell, a tree is visible. Torterra prefers to care for small animals that live in its shell. Constant hydration will keep the tree on its shell alive and provide nourishment for tiny Pokémon living on it. This grass-type Pokémon attacks by shooting seeds and leaves at its enemies. It also relies on vines in attack.

  • Type: Grass/Ground
  • Weakness: Flying, Bug, Fire, Ice
  • Immunity: Electric
  • Resistance: Ground, Rock

9. Seismitoad

seismitoad

Seismitoad is a dual Water/Ground type Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Palpitoad at level 36 and is the final form of Tympole.

This is a blue, toad-like water-type Pokémon that has huge hunks on its body, red eyes and a very long tongue. Although it looks nice, its hunks are not merely decorative. In attack, Seismitoad will paralyze enemies by poisoning them. It can also create tectonic vibrations.

  • Type: Water/Ground
  • Weakness: Grass
  • Immunity: Electric
  • Resistance: Poison, Rock, Steel, Fire

8. Krookodile

krookodile

Krookodile is a dual-type Ground/Dark Pokémon which was introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Krokorok at level 40 and is the final form of Sandile.

Krookodile looks like a crocodile and it has a long snout and four limbs. This dark-type Pokémon can stand on two feet. On its back, five triangular spikes are visible. Other features include its white stomach and thick, strong tail. It can see things at a distance and stage its attacks as they come towards it. When threatened, it will use its strong jaws and powerful teeth to crush its opponents.

  • Type: Ground/Dark
  • Weakness: Fighting, Bugs, Water, Grass, Ice, Fairy
  • Immunity: Electric, Psychic
  • Resistance: Poison, Rock, Ghost, Dark

7. Mamoswine

mamoswine

Mamoswine is a dual-type Ground/Ice Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation IV. It evolves from Piloswine when leveled up knowing Ancient Power, and is the final form of Swinub.

Mamoswine is usually found in cold regions and is built to withstand the extreme cold. It has a blue mask-like structure on its face and tusks that are made of ice. It also has a significant tuft of fur to keep it warm. These creatures become extinct as soon as the temperature becomes warmer. They thrive in the extreme cold and can survive hunger for a very long time.

  • Type: Ice/Ground
  • Weakness: Fighting, Steel, Fire, Water, Grass
  • Immunity: Electric
  • Resistance: Poison

6. Swampert

swampert

Swampert is a dual Water/Ground type Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation III. It evolves from Marshtomp at level 36 and it is the final form of Mudkip. It can also Mega Evolve using Swampertite.

Swampert is a fish-like Pokémon that has fins and gills but unlike a fish, it has hands and feet. Besides its bulky musculature, it’s semi-bipedal and can walk on its feet or crawl if it needs to run. It has orange eyes and is colored cobalt with a patch of white on its abdomen. For its size, this Pokémon is incredibly strong. With its arms, it can fight away enemies and lift heavy rock. Swampert is also an excellent swimmer.

  • Type: Water/Ground
  • Weakness: Grass
  • Immunity: Electric
  • Resistance: Poison, Rock, Steel, Fire

5. Flygon

flygon

Flygon is a dual-type Ground/Dragon Pokémon which was introduced in Generation III. It evolves from Vibrava at level 45 and is the final form of Trapinch.

This insect-like Pokémon comes with brown stripes and a light-green body. Flygon guards its eyes with a visibly red protective membrane. To attract its prey, this Pokémon makes its wings sing and among trainers, it is generally regarded as a “Desert Spirit.” For protection, this dragon-type Pokémon often travels in a cloud of sand to conceal its presence.

  • Type: Dragon/Ground
  • Weakness: Ice, Fairy, Dragon
  • Immunity: Ground, Electric
  • Resistance: Poison, Rock and Fire

4. Zygarde

zygarde

Zygarde is a dual Dragon/Ground type Pokémon which was introduced in Generation VI. It does not evolve but has three Formes. It is also part of the Aura Trio along with Xerneas and Yveltal!

Zygarde is a green-colored Pokémon. It has cells, cores, and a sharp, beak-shaped protrusion on its face. It has a gelatinous frame and a round head. It is telepathic and has one black pupil and a white oval that appears to be a second eye. In each transformation, it takes on different physical characteristics. Zygarde’s core is replenished by energy from the sun and its cores control the other cells.

  • Type: Dragon/Ground
  • Weakness: Ice, Dragon, Fairy
  • Immunity: Electric
  • Resistance: Poison, Rock, Fire

3. Garchomp

garchomp

Garchomp is a dual-type Dragon/Ground Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation IV. This Pokémon evolves from Gabite at level 48 and is the last form of Gible. It can also Mega Evolve using Garchompite!

This dark-blue, bipedal Pokémon is adorned with a powerful “hammer-like” head. You’ll also find beautiful streaks of gold that reach from the belly to its snout. Garchomp achieves competent flight by converting its fins to wings “on the fly.” Also, this Pokémon has razor-sharp chompers and can detect its prey from far away. It’s also quite strong which is the reason why it’s considered as one of the pseudo-legendary Pokémon!

  • Type: Ground/Dragon
  • Weakness: Ice, Dragon, Fairy
  • Immunity: Electric
  • Resistance: Poison, Rock, Fire

2. Landorus

landorus

Landorus is a dual-type Ground/Flying Pokémon. It was introduced in Generation V. It does not evolve but can activate its second forme if exposed to Reveal Glass.

Landorus is orange in its original state and has unusual hair that looks like a white branch sitting on its head. It has three horns and a crooked mustache. Its tail looks like a very long branch that curves and extends into the front of its body. This flying Pokémon can make plants grow with the aid of its tail which gets and transmits energy from lightning and wind. Landorus prefers to spend its time mediating harmony between the different forces in nature.

  • Type: Ground/Flying
  • Weakness: Water, Ice
  • Immunity: Ground, Electric
  • Resistance: Fighting, Poison, Bug

1. Groudon

groudon

This is a Ground type Pokémon which was first introduced in Generation III. It does not evolve but will transform into Primal Groudon, becoming Ground/Fire-type, when exposed to the Red Orb. It is also one of the three Super Ancient Pokémon!

Groudon looks like a giant dinosaur and is red and grey with stakes on its body. Its skin is thick and difficult to breach. Also, It has a big tail with blades at the end of it. When it transforms into Primal Groudon, its skin becomes deep crimson and its teeth become black. Its energy burns at such a high temperature that its body starts to glow. This legendary Pokémon can also incite destructive volcanic eruptions and create droughts.

  • Type: Ground/Fire
  • Weakness: Ground, Water
  • Immunity: Electric
  • Resistance: Poison, Bug, Steel, Fire, Fairy

Conclusion

These were some of the most popular ground type Pokémon of all time. I hope that you agree with all the Pokémon I featured on this list, but in case you don’t agree with me because your favorite Pokémon didn’t make the cut, then let me know about them in the comments section below.

Also, don’t forget to check out the other Pokémon-themed articles that have been published on this site. I bet that you are going to love reading all of them!

Arbaz Khan

My name's Arbaz Khan, and I am the guy behind SlushTimes.com! Since I spent most of my time watching anime and reading manga, I thought of creating a website where I can talk about things I like. So here we are!

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