Weaknesses and resistances of ground-type Pokémon

Published: 2022-12-04T14:06:41

Updated: 2022-12-04T14:06:45

Are ground-type Pokémon throwing dirt in the eyes of yours? Here we explain how to take advantage of their weaknesses in battle and use the best counters.

Ground-type Pokémon can be tough opponents for an unprepared trainer. They are usually dual-type Pokemon and don’t have an obvious elemental weakness, but they are weak against certain attacks, just like any other type in the Pokemon games.

Here’s everything you need to know about the weaknesses and resistances of Ground-type Pokémon to make sure you don’t get stuck in the mud. Now that Pokemon Scarlet and Purple are with us, here’s what you need to know to survive an encounter with a Ground-type Pokemon, and emerge victorious.

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What are the weaknesses of a ground-type Pokémon?

Ground-types have three main weaknesses in terms of moves and opposing types:

So, when you want to take down a Ground-type Pokémon, bring a team that includes Pokémon that belong to those types, and make sure they have matching movesets.

The best counters for Ground-type Pokémon

When you’re up against these, Pokemon like Lapras, Abomasnow, and Ludicolo are reliable options. All of them are a good mix of Ice, Water, and Grass-type Pokémon, so they will be very suitable to finish them off.

Always keep in mind the secondary type of a Pokémon when choosing your Pokémon against and your moves. While the three examples above are effective against pure ground types, the opposing Pokémon may have resistances based on its secondary type.

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Sandshrew is another popular Ground-type Pokemon.

Weaknesses and Resistances

In addition to having weaknesses, these Pokémon are also resistant to other types and moves. Ground-type Pokémon are resistant to the following types of moves:

Types of this type are also immune to attacks from Electric-type Pokémon in the main games, so keep that in mind before you take on them.

What is a ground-type pokemon?

Ground-type Pokémon come in many different shapes and sizes, and it’s important not to confuse them with Rock, Bug, and Poison-types, as there are some similarities between those types.

Many of them are dual-types, so when you bring in your counters, make sure they are effective against both types, not just Ground-types.

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So, these are all the weaknesses and resistances you need to know to help you take down the ground-type Pokemon in the series.