Golem

For the regional variant of this Pokémon, see Golem/Alolan
Golem
ゴローニャ
Golem.png
Graveler < Golem > Ponyta
Species
Type
Megaton Pokémon
Rock.gif Ground.gif
Number
Ability
#76
Height
Weight
4′7″ (1.4m)
661.4 lbs. (300 kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Golem (ゴローニャ) is the 76th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Rock/Ground-Type, and is known as the Megaton Pokémon.

Golem can use one of two Abilities: Rock Head, which protects it from taking recoil damage from moves that cause recoil; or Sturdy, which protects it from being KO'd if its HP is full and nullifies One-Hit KO moves. Its Hidden Ability is Sand Veil, which increases its Evasion by one stage during a Sandstorm.

Geodude can evolve into Graveler at Level 25 and evolve into Golem via trading to another game.

Golem is in the Mineral Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 3,840 Steps to hatch. It takes Golem 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Similar to its previous forms, Golem takes on an appearance of a boulder, but this time it has a layer of plated rocks. The coloration is debatable since its sprite art and anime art colors are different. In the anime it takes on a grey color, while in the games it is a green-grey. Around the center of its body is where its head is. Golem's face is reptile-like, with sharp fangs and red eyes. Golem has two arms with three claws and legs with four.

Gender Differences

Golem doesn't have any visible characteristics to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Golem cannot be found in the wild. The only way to obtain one is to evolve a Graveler.

Spin-Off Games

Golem makes appearances at Secret Storage 10, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Golem can be found at Magma Cavern 15F-20F, Mt. Faraway 10F-19F, Buried Relic 91F-99F, Wish Cave 76F-79F, Southern Cavern 40F-50F and Joyous Tower 74F-79F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Golem can be found at Crystal Cave B8-B11. Golem is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Mystery Marsh 15F-19F and Legendary Wetland on the following floors: 27, 30-32, 39, 42 & 43, 46, and 48 & 49.

Golem can be found at Sekra Mountain Range and Fiore Temple in Pokémon Ranger; and Hippowdon Temple and Altru Tower in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Golem can be found at Faldera Volcano's Entrance and the Volcano's Interior in the Present; and in the Past at the Fire Temple mission "Graveler's Terrible Rocks" and Thunder Temple mission "Panic at the Perplexing Temple" by defeating it or one of its previous forms and obtaining the dropped Slate.

Golem can be found at the Lava Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, and can be obtained after using the Furnace.

Golem can be found at Sunny Seashore Canyon 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Golem is listed in 10 different sets. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Fossil set; and as a Rare Card in the Gym Heroes, Expedition (2), Skyridge, EX Dragon (2; 1 EX Card), EX Legend Maker, Secret Wonders, Rising Rivals and Arceus sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

A member of a bike gang would use a Golem to battle Ash's Charmander in The Bridge Bike Gang, with Charmander winning the battle.

Giovanni would use a Golem against Gary's Nidoking in The Battle of the Badge. Nidoking overpowered Golem for the KO. Gary would also use his own Golem in Can't Beat the Heat!. Golem was too heavy to be affected by Seismic Toss, but was defeated with Dragon Rage.

Brock's father Flint would appear with a Golem in A Family That Battles Together, Stays Together!! and Grating Spaces.

A Team Rocket Grunt would use a Golem in Meloetta and the Undersea Temple, which featured Giovanni making his return to Unova...for Meloetta.

Movies

A trainer named Raymond uses a Golem in Mewtwo Strikes Back. Wild Golem make appearances in The Power of One, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, Arceus and the Jewel of Life and Genesect and the Legend Awakened, along with the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Vacation".

Manga

Giovanni uses a Golem in Chapter 37 to battle Red in Viridian Gym.

Golosk, the Graveler that Brock gave to Yellow to assist her in finding Red, would evolve into a Golem in Chapter 89, which was during the battle on Cerise Island against Lance. As Golem, Golosk would make subsequent appearances in Chapters 90, 290, 292 and 334.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Golem finds itself in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. Its main use is for Stealth Rock, which is almost guaranteed to be set up thanks to Sturdy, unless the opponent has Mold Breaker or uses a Multi-hit attack.

While it has strong Attack and Defense, Golem cannot give-or take-a Special Attack due to having low Statistics in both. Faster Pokémon will also give Golem fits as well.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow None Evolve Graveler
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Evolve Graveler
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Evolve Graveler
FireRed/LeafGreen None Evolve Graveler
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Graveler
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Evolve Graveler
Black/White None Evolve Graveler
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y None Evolve Graveler
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Evolve Graveler
Sun/Moon None Transfer or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Its boulder-like body is extremely hard. It can easily withstand dynamite blasts without taking damage.
Blue Its boulder-like body is extremely hard. It can easily withstand dynamite blasts without taking damage.
Yellow Once it sheds its skin, its body turns tender and whitish. Its hide hardens when it's exposed to air.
II Gold It sheds its skin once a year. The discarded shell immediately hardens and crumbles away.
Silver It is capable of blowing itself up. It uses this explosive force to jump from mountain to mountain.
Crystal Its rock-like body is so durable, even high-powered dynamite blasts fail to scratch its rugged hide.
III Ruby Golem live up on mountains. If there is a large earthquake, these Pokémon will come rolling down off the mountains en masse to the foothills below.
Sapphire Golem is known for rolling down from mountains. To prevent them from rolling into the homes of people downhill, grooves have been dug into the sides of mountains to serve as guideways for diverting this Pokémon's course.
Emerald It is said to live in volcanic craters on mountain peaks. Once a year, it sheds its hide and grows larger. The shed hide crumbles and returns to the soil.
FireRed It is enclosed in a hard shell that is as rugged as slabs of rock. It sheds skin once a year to grow larger.
LeafGreen Its boulder-like body is extremely hard. It can easily withstand dynamite blasts without taking damage.
IV Diamond It sheds its hide once a year. Its boulderlike body is so tough, even dynamite can't harm it.
Pearl It tumbles down mountains, leaving grooves from peak to base. Stay clear of these grooves.
Platinum Even dynamite can't harm its hard, boulderlike body. It sheds its hide just once a year.
HeartGold It sheds its skin once a year. The discarded shell immediately hardens and crumbles away.
SoulSilver It is capable of blowing itself up. It uses this explosive force to jump from mountain to mountain.
V Black Even dynamite can't harm its hard, boulderlike body. It sheds its hide just once a year.
White Even dynamite can't harm its hard, boulderlike body. It sheds its hide just once a year.
Black 2 Even dynamite can't harm its hard, boulderlike body. It sheds its hide just once a year.
White 2 Even dynamite can't harm its hard, boulderlike body. It sheds its hide just once a year.
VI X It tumbles down mountains, leaving grooves from peak to base. Stay clear of these grooves.
Y Even dynamite can't harm its hard, boulder-like body. It sheds its hide just once a year.
Omega Ruby Golem live up on mountains. If there is a large earthquake, these Pokémon will come rolling down off the mountains en masse to the foothills below.
Alpha Sapphire Golem is known for rolling down from mountains. To prevent them from rolling into the homes of people downhill, grooves have been dug into the sides of mountains to serve as guideways for diverting this Pokémon's course.
VII Sun Its body can survive dynamite blasts without a single scratch, but it hates rain and humidity.
Moon Once a year, this Pokémon molts, and its shed shell returns to the soil. This process creates enriched soil, so farmers collect the shells.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
80
. 270 364 .
Atk
120
220 245 339 372
Def
130
238 265 359 394
Sp. Atk
55
103 115 209 229
Sp. Def
65
121 135 229 251
Speed
45
85 95 189 207

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Heavy Slam Steel.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
Start Tackle Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Mud Sport Ground.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
4 Mud Sport Ground.gif -- -- Other.png
6 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
10 Steamroller Bug.gif 65 100 Physical.png
12 Magnitude Ground.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
16 Rock Throw Rock.gif 50 90 Physical.png
18 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
22 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
24 Self-Destruct Normal.gif 200 100 Physical.png
30 Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
34 Rock Blast Rock.gif 25 90 Physical.png
40 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
44 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
50 Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
54 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
60 Heavy Slam Steel.gif ?? 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM64 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM96 Nature Power Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Autotomize Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Flail Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Focus Punch Fighting.gif 150 100 Physical.png
Hammer Arm Fighting.gif 100 90 Physical.png
Mega Punch Normal.gif 80 85 Physical.png
Rock Climb Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
Wide Guard Rock.gif -- -- Other.png

Graveler Exclusive Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
10 Steamroller Bug.gif 65 100 Physical.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 200*/190* -- Physical.png Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 185 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 100 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 175 -- Special.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 120 -- Special.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 140 -- Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Level 25
Trade
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Golem

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Steel.gif
Fighting.gif
Grass.gif
Ground.gif
Electric.gif
Fire.gif
Flying.gif
Normal.gif
Poison.gif
Rock.gif
Fighting.gif
Grass.gif
Ground.gif
Ice.gif
Steel.gif
Water.gif

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