Primal Kyogre < Groudon > Primal Groudon
Continent Pokémon
11′6″ (3.5m)
2094.4 lbs. (950kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless
Female: Genderless
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Groudon (グラードン) is the 199th Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Ground Type, and it is known as the Continent Pokémon.

Groudon uses the Drought Ability. When Groudon enters the battle, the weather changes to Clear Skies, an effect that remains until the weather is changed by a different weather-altering move, such as Sandstorm or Rain Dance, or switching in a Pokémon that has a different weather-altering Ability, such as Drizzle or Sand Stream.

The effects of Groudon's Ability can be nullified by a Pokémon with either the Air Lock or Cloud Nine Abilities.

Groudon does not evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.

Groudon is listed in the Undiscovered Egg Group; like most Legendary Pokémon it cannot breed. It takes Groudon 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Groudon takes on the appearance of a red dinosaur with spikes on its neck and tail, and ancient markings on its body, arms, legs, and tail.

Gender Differences

Groudon is a Genderless Pokémon.

Game Information

Original Games

Groudon appears inside the Cave of Origin in Ruby. In Emerald, it appears at Terra Cave, which can be found by speaking to an individual at the Weather Institute after defeating the Elite Four.

Groudon appears in Soul Silver, in which it appears at the Embedded Tower off the lower part of Route 47 after receiving the Red Orb from Mr. Pokémon.

Groudon reappears in the Cave of Origin in Omega Ruby, this time appearing as Primal Groudon. If you are unsuccessful at trying to catch it the first time, he will reappear this time as normal Groudon.

Spin-Off Games

Groudon does not appear very often, limited to appearing at Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Groudon appears inside the Deepest Grounds of Magma Cavern on the Third Floor in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Groudon appears at the Interior of Shimmer Desert. The dungeon is called Shimmering Desert in Explorers of Sky, but Groudon is still found in the Interior. Groudon is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the 30th Floor of Fire Mountains.

Groudon only appears during missions in Pokémon Ranger. Groudon does not appear in either of the two sequels.

Groudon appears in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure after accumulating a score greater than 40,000 on "Blaziken's Boulder Bash".

Groudon can be found in any of the "Magma" stages in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.

To obtain Groudon in Pokémon Conquest, you need to Clear Shingen's Episode and have Facilities at a level greater than or equal to 2. After fulfilling both conditions Groudon can be found at Valora.

Trading Card Game

Groudon is listed in a total of 10 sets, a Play Promotional Card, two Nintendo Promos, a Pokémon Card Game Promos as a Rare Card, a special Legend Card in the Undaunted set, and two new Groudon Cards in the Hail Blizzard Set: one Rare and one Hidden Card, but both are EX Cards.

Groudon is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua, EX Hidden Legends (EX Card), EX Emerald (2), EX Delta Species (Shiny Card), EX Crystal Guardians, Legends Awakened, Call of Legends (2; 1 Secret Legend Card), and Dark Explorers (2 EX Cards) sets.

Other Appearances

Groudon appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as one of the Pokémon to appear from a Poké Ball. It stays stationary, limiting its motions to roaring and turning itself around, but it takes up a lot of space and an opponent that collides with it gets sent flying.

Anime/Manga Information


Under the possession of the Blue Orb, Ash's Pikachu would break Groudon out of its prison in the episode The Scuffle of Legends. Thanks to the efforts of Ash, Lance, May and Brock, along with their Pokémon, they were able to successfully quell the fighting between the two Legendary Pokémon, Groudon and Kyogre.


A fake Groudon was one of the featured Pokémon in the film Jirachi Wishmaker. A Wild Groudon would also appear in The Rise of Darkrai and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.


Groudon would be awoken from its slumber by Team Magma, and by using the Red Orb, Maxie would control Groudon, causing droughts and earthquakes throughout the Hoenn region. While Roxanne, Brawley and Wallace would try to stop the ancient land titan, they would be unsuccessful.

Groudon would eventually clash with Kyogre at Sootopolis City, a battle that would threaten the destruction of the entire region. Norman would bring Rayquaza to Sootopolis City, and with the assistance of both Ruby and the ancient orbs, the rage of the two titans would be quelled.

Groudon would appear in a number of different chapters starting with Chapter 214 and ending at Chapter 264.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Groudon finds itself in the Uber tier of competitive battling. Groudon is severely overshadowed by its Primal counterpart, which has immense utility and is one of the biggest offensive threats in the Uber tier. While Primal Groudon is much better than Groudon in many regards, Groudon still has a small niche in the Uber tier as a physically defensive support Pokémon. Groudon's lack of a Ground weakness and ability to hold Leftovers makes it better when checking Pokémon such as Swords Dance Arceus with Earthquake, Excadrill, and opposing Primal Groudon. It can support its team with Stealth Rock and phase set-up sweepers with Roar.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby Only One Cave of Origin
Sapphire None Trade
Emerald Only One Terra Cave
FireRed/Leaf Green None Trade
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Pal Park or Trade
HeartGold None Trade
SoulSilver Only One Embedded Tower (Red Orb Required)
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Omega Ruby Only One Cave of Origin (as Primal Groudon
Alpha Sapphire None Trade, Transfer

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby Groudon has long been described in mythology as the Pokémon that raised lands and expanded continents. This Pokémon took to sleep after a cataclysmic battle with Kyogre.
Sapphire Groudon has the power to scatter rain clouds and make water evaporate with light and heat. It came as a savior to people who had been suffering from terrible floods.
Emerald Groudon has appeared in mythology as the creator of the land. It sleeps in magma underground and is said to make volcanoes erupt on awakening.
FireRed This legendary Pokémon is said to represent the land. It went to sleep after dueling Kyogre.
LeafGreen This legendary Pokémon is said to represent the land. It went to sleep after dueling Kyogre.
IV Diamond It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
Pearl It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
Platinum It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
HeartGold Said to have expanded the lands by evaporating water with raging heat. It battled titanically with Kyogre.
SoulSilver Said to have expanded the lands by evaporating water with raging heat. It battled titanically with Kyogre.
V Black It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
White It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
Black 2 It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
White 2 It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
VI X Said to have expanded the lands by evaporating water with raging heat. It battled titanically with Kyogre.
Y This legendary Pokémon is said to represent the land. It went to sleep after dueling Kyogre.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

Pokéthlon Statistics



Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 310 404 .
274 305 399 438
256 285 379 416
Sp. Atk
184 205 299 328
Sp. Def
166 185 279 306
166 185 279 306


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Mud Shot Ground.gif 55 95 Special.png
5 Scary Face Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
15 Lava Plume Fire.gif 80 100 Special.png
20 Hammer Arm Fighting.gif 100 90 Physical.png
30 Rest Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
35 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
45 Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
50 Eruption Fire.gif 150 100 Special.png
60 Bulk Up Fighting.gif N/A N/A Other.png
65 Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
75 Fissure Ice.gif ?? 30 Physical.png
80 Solarbeam Normal.gif 120 100 Special.png
90 Fire Blast Fire.gif 120 85 Special.png


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- 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
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 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
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM50 Overheat Fire.gif 130 90 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 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
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Groudon cannot breed.

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 90 100 Special.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png

Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves


Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dynamicpunch Fighting.gif 100 50 Physical.png
Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mega Punch Normal.gif 80 85 Physical.png
Mega Kick Normal.gif 120 75 Physical.png
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Seismic Toss Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via Level-Up (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Only)

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
20 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png


Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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