You’ll be scared to death by these Scarlet and Violet Pokemon.
Ground is one of the most powerful types in all of Pokemon. It does Super Effective damage to five other types, making it tied for first place with Fighting. It’s also a great defense because it can’t be hurt by electric attacks, which are one of the most common types.
Ground is weak to popular Ice and Water-type attacks, but there are a lot of Pokemon with two types that can make up for that. In Scarlet & Violet, both new and old ground-type Pokemon shake things up and fit into strong weather-setting teams.
One of the coolest new things in Scarlet & Violet were the evolution lines that merged together. Tentacruel’s Grass/Ground-type version, Toedscruel, is a great example of this.
Toedscruel has a good Special Attack and HP, and its Special Defense and Speed are pretty good. It’s rare to see a Ground-type with high Special stats that is also fast. It also knows great moves like Earth Power, Leaf Storm, and Spore.
But it can’t do well because it’s weak to common attack types, especially ice, and because it has a bad ability that makes it move last if it uses a status move like Spore.
Sandstorm is the most powerful type of weather because it can hurt your opponent and help friends with abilities like Sand Veil or Sand Rush. You can use either the Rock/Dark-type Tyranitar or the Ground-type Hippowdon to move sand without learning the move Sandstorm.
Hippowdon is like a wall because its HP and Defense are so high. This means that Hippowdon can take almost any physical hit. It can also use the recovery move Slack Off to keep going.
Hippowdon’s moves include Stealth Rock, Whirlwind, Yawn, Earthquake, Body Press, and Ice Fang if you want to be sneaky.
With its bright red skin and black eyes that look like evil shades, Krookodile has one of the coolest looks of all the Pokemon. It has a great offensive type and Attack, but what makes Krookodile really stand out from other Pokemon is its awesome skills.
First is Intimidate, which drops the Attack stat of your opponent when Krookodile joins the fight. This is still a great ability, even though it has been weakened a bit by changes to other abilities that make it harder for Intimidate to work.
The other choice is Moxie, which raises your Attack number every time you defeat a Pokemon. This is great for Krookodile, who has a powerful mix of high Attack and good Speed.
Paradox Pokemon, which are either from a long time ago or a long way in the future, are another great addition to Scarlet & Violet. One of these Pokemon is Sandy Shocks, which is like Magneton from a long time ago.
Magneton is known for its strong Defense, Special Attack, and Electric/Steel type. Sandy Shocks, on the other hand, has an average Defense and is now a Ground/Electric type.
But it still has a great Special Attack and a Speed that is much faster than you’d expect. It also does a lot of damage when Thunderbolt, Earth Power, and Power Gem are all used together.
Gastrodon has been very famous ever since it was first seen in Diamond & Pearl. There are many things to like about it. It only has one weakness, is pretty big, has a great set of moves that help it, and can be trained to focus on either physical attack or special attack.
Gastrodon also has the ability Storm Drain, which makes it immune to Water-type attacks for a second time. This also makes any Water-type move go in a different direction and makes Gastrodon’s Special Attack stronger. Gastrodon is one of the best backup Pokemon, especially if you are putting together a team that is weak to Water.
Camerupt is a bit of a dark horse when it comes to Ground-type Pokemon, since it has a clear connection to Fire and is weak to Water in four ways. But if you use Camerupt in the right way, it can speed up your sun-setting and turn into a scary force.
Camerupt has some useful moves like Yawn and Stealth Rock, but it isn’t good enough to be in the higher tiers. Camerupt’s 100 Attack and 105 Special Attack make it a very dangerous attacker, especially if it can use Eruption when it has full HP.
Golurk is a top choice in Pokemon Scarlet because it is a Ghost and a Ground type at the same time. Golurk can be used as a sweeper in a Trick Room team because of how high its Attack number is.
It has good defense, with HP and both defenses between 80 and 89. Golurk has a number of useful moves, like Rain Dance, that can help other partners do well if you’re feeling especially sneaky. You can use Golurk in any way you want, whether you want to try something new or stick to what you know.
Clodsire is the development of Paldean Wooper, and its big, jiggly body and goofy smile have won us over. Usually, a Pokemon like this is only good for making people laugh, but Clodsire is a very good fighter.
Unlike Hippowdon, which is also a Ground type, Clodsire has a lot of HP and Geometry Dash Subzero. It sticks out because its ability, “Unaware,” is great for a defensive wall. Unaware tells Clodsire to ignore any changes to its stats that could hurt the damage it does or make the damage it takes worse.
This gives Clodsire plenty of time to set up entry hazards, even when fighting a stronger sweeper.
Flygon is one of the best Pokemon that come back through The Indigo Disk for Pokemon Scarlet. Even though it is a Dragon/Ground type, another Dragon/Ground type is better, but as a Ground type, Flygon is still very useful.
Flygon can help both Ground and Rock teams because it can use moves like Sandstorm and Earthquake. Sandstorm also does chip damage to your opponent, which can add up over the course of a long fight.
With a Base Stat Total (BST) of 520, Flygon leaves a bit of power on the table. However, with an excellent 100 Attack and a good 80 Special Attack, Flygon can provide mixed coverage in a pinch, particularly if you’re using it offline.
Ting-Lu is one of the famous Treasures of Ruin. He is the strongest of the group, with a base Defense of 125 and an unbelievable 155 HP. This makes it perfect for setting up entry risks and using Ruination to take away half of an opponent’s HP.
Even though Ting-Lu’s bad Special Defense, lack of healing, and lack of move variety make it look like it has some flaws, it makes up for these pretty well. Its ability, Vessel of Ruin, makes all of the other Pokemon on the field have less Special Attack.
When you’re good at what you do, like Ting-Lu is, you don’t need a lot of different moves.
Iron Treads is a paradox Pokemon from the future. It is a metal Donphan with the same type as Excadrill, the same Attack number, and even better Speed and Defense.
It also has a much more varied set of moves, including Earthquake, Iron Head, Body Press, Ice Spinner, Knock Off, and even Volt Switch. Put a Choice Scarf on Iron Treads and watch it kill teams that aren’t ready for it.
Garchomp has been the best Ground-type Pokemon for a long time. The land shark made a name for itself when Cynthia, the Sinnoh winner, used it as her ace card.
Put Garchomp on your team if you need a good defender. It has a good Speed stat, a great Attack stat, and a Special Attack stat that is good enough to make it a threat in different ways.
Garchomp also has a wide range of moves that make it hard for almost anything to wall it. But Garchomp’s time in the spotlight might be over because a new Ground-type Pokémon is making the rounds.
It might seem strange to put the Paradox Pokemon Great Tusk in first place. It has a very uneven set of stats, with almost no Special Attack or Defense. But that is also what makes it strong.
Great Tusk has a base Attack and Defense score of 135, which is very high. On top of that, compared to other big Pokemon, it has great HP and a good Speed. On top of that, it can use Headlong Rush, which is a Ground-type move with 120 base power that can be used in a rush. It can smash through almost anything with this.
Great Tusk has even more moves, even though it can still use many of the same moves as Iron Treads. Use Bulk Up to make its Attack and Defense even higher, and you’ll have the best Ground-type in Scarlet & Violet.