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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Raids

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating
5 / 5
PvP Attacker Rating
-
Defense Tier
-

Pokemon Stats

950.00 kg Weight
3.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
4115
ATK 270
DEF 228
STA 205

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Mud Shot is superior to Dragon Tail, with higher overall damage output, weather compatibility with charge moves, and better meta-relevant coverage.
  • Surprisingly, Solar Beam is the charge move of choice, offering more meta-relevant coverage and higher neutral damage.
  • Earthquake is more useful against targets that are either weak to Ground or resist Grass.
  • Fire Blast can’t compete with Groudon’s other charge moves.

PVE Overview

Groudon, the cover legendary of Pokemon Ruby, made an abrupt appearance in Pokemon GO shortly after Gen 3's partial release in December 2017. The mover of continents was by far the most powerful Pokemon to have been released in the generation's short life span. Its huge stats (which were already nerfed by 9%) are only held back by an attacking type with poor moves, as even with a monstrous 270 Atk, Groudon struggles to solo common ground-weak raids such as Ninetales. Humorously, Groudon also performs adequately as a Grass-type attacker, being the bulkiest overall counter to Omastar and a fantastic counter to itself.

Despite its shortcomings, Groudon is actually the pinnacle of Ground types and a worth-while Pokemon to have on your team, especially given its future potential. In the main series, Groudon is not only one of only two pokemon blessed with a Primal Reversion, with the other being its eternal rival Kyogre, it may also be able to look forward to its signature attack, Precipice Blades.

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Mud Shot+Earthquake and Fire Blast OR Solar Beam

Mudshot has a very low 1.5 DPT (Damage Per Turn), but an absolutely tremendous 4.5 EPT (Energy Per Turn). This attack combines perfectly with Earthquake (120 Power/65 Energy) and Fire Blast (140 Power/80 Energy) or Solar Beam  (150 Power/80 Energy) to make Groudon a hugely potent closer, charging up its moves ridiculously fast and decimating opponents with its legendary power. The choice between Fire Blast and Solar Beam is largely up to personal preference and should be chosen based on what Groudon is likely to face. While Earthquake will generally be Groudon's move of choice given its high power, STAB, and relatively low energy cost, Fire Blast can hit Grass types for super effective damage while also allowing it to hit massive threats such as Lugia for at least neutral damage. Solar Beam, on the other hand, can score a powerful blow on the water types that would otherwise come in on Groudon and pick it off, such as Kyogre and Swampert. However, since both attacks charge so slowly and Groudon's biggest niche is in its frighteningly powerful Earthquake, these attacks are less likely to see use in practice.

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 0 / 5

Groudon's CP is too high to enter the Great League.

Ultra League: 2 / 5

Groudon sadly does not perform very well in the ultra league. At this level, its huge stats are too restricted to be terribly effective, and its typing/moveset isn't as needed as it is in the Master League due to a lack of relevant Pokemon that it directly counters well. It can use its quickly charging moves to act as a closer, but frankly, it's not exactly a top choice for the tier by any meaningful metric.

Master League: 5 / 5

Groudon is one of the top Pokemon of the Master League. When fully leveled, it can stand tall on the unbridled force behind its huge stats, the power of its moveset, and the effectiveness of its typing. While Groudon is good on its own merit, the real secret to its success is in its ability to act as a wide-blanket counter to many of the top Pokemon in the tier. Melmetal, Metagross, Tyranitar, and Heatran are all meta-relevant in the Master league just to name a few, and they all fall to Groudon's tectonic force. Even Dialga, the king of the tier, has to kneel to Groudon when it takes the field. However, Groudon isn't without its issues. Common and powerful Pokemon in the tier such as Lugia, Dragonite, Mewtwo with Ice Beam, and Swampert are capable of removing Groudon's threat. On top of this, Groudon's role as a closer means that it is most effective given a shield advantage, meaning you will need to plan when and how you want it to hit the field. Overall, Groudon is terribly effective at what it does, and what it does is terribly needed in this tier. However, it needs to be played smart in order to actually do what it does at all.

Fast Moves

15
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Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
8.18
13.64
17.05
5
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.60
0.20
11.67
8.33
10.42

Charge Moves

120
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.80
0.00
1.20
33.33
41.67
40.00
180
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
4.90
2.00
0.00
1.80
36.73
45.92
66.12
140
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Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
4.20
0.80
0.00
1.40
33.33
41.67
46.67

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 100
Stardust 100,000

Other

Flee Rate 1.0 %
Buddy Distance 20 km
Capture Rate2.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Ground Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20015158
2001.5106120
2002161182
2002.5216244
4003271306
4003.5326368
4004381430
4004.5436493
6005491555
6005.5546617
6006601679
6006.5656741
8007711803
8007.5766865
8008821927
8008.5876989
100099311052
10009.59861114
10001010411176
100010.510941235
13001111461293
130011.511981352
13001212501411
130012.513021470
16001313541528
160013.514061587
16001414581646
160014.515101705
19001515621764
190015.516141822
19001616661881
190016.517181940
22001717701999
220017.518222057
22001818742116
220018.519272175
25001919792234
250019.520312292
25002020832351
250020.521352410
30002121872469
300021.522392528
30002222912586
300022.523432645
35002323952704
350023.524472763
35002425002822
350024.525522881
40002526042939
400025.526562998
40002627083057
400026.527603116
45002728123175
450027.528643233
45002829163292
450028.529683351
50002930203410
500029.530733469
50003031253527
500030.531513557
60003131773586
600031.532033616
60003232293645
600032.532553674
70003332813704
700033.533073733
70003433333763
700034.533593792
80003533853821
800035.534113851
80003634373880
800036.534633909
90003734893939
900037.535153968
90003835413998
900038.535674027
100003935934056
1000039.536194086
100004036454115
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