Ground Type Pokemon Weakness and Strength Chart

We're taking a look at both the strengths and weaknesses of Ground-type Pokemon, so you know how to use and what to bring out against them!
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To become the ultimate Pokemon trainer, you are going to need all of the strengths and weaknesses of the Pokemon on your team and that you are battling against. These are not always cut-and-dry, because some types will have immunities and be vulnerable to things that don’t necessarily make sense. If you’re wondering about what the Ground-type is super effective against or vulnerable to, we’ll teach you what you need to know in this guide!

This chart will work for all current games, such as Pokemon Go, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pearl, and Pokemon Legends: Arceus. If you want to see all of the weaknesses and strengths, head to our Pokemon Type Chart guide!

Ground Pokemon Weakness & Strength Chart

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Ground-type Pokemon have abilities centered around the earth. They are often found in caves or rocky terrain, except for some dual-type Pokémon. One of the fantastic things about Ground-type Pokemon is that they are useful when on offense. This is because so few types can resist them.

Ground attacks cannot hit Pokémon under the effect of Magnet Rise or Telekinesis. However, they all lose their immunity to Ground when they are grounded.

Ground-type moves are typically Tough in contests. However, they do have a few moves that can be Beautiful, Clever, Cute, or Cool.

Ground Type Weaknesses

Ground-type Pokemon have weaknesses to Water, Grass, and Ice-type moves when on defense. Their attacks are not very effective against Grass and Bug-type Pokemon.

Ground Type Strengths

Ground-type moves are strong (Super Effective) against Fire, Electric, Rock, and Steel Pokemon. When a Ground Pokemon is on defense, they are resistant to Electric-type moves.

Other Pokemon Types

We have guides on every Pokemon Types’ strengths and weaknesses, so you can navigate to the one you are looking for more information on below.


That is all you need to know about the strengths and weaknesses of the Ground-type in the various games of the franchise. We’ve got more detailed content in the Pokemon section of our website.

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Hayley Andrews

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She spent many years in business until she found her passion for creative writing and the gaming industry. When she’s not indulging in the latest anime, she can be found reading or playing video games.

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