Groudon's official artwork from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
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|“||Anyone who touches the scorching body of this Pokémon takes damage. It’s massive. An effective strategy is to stand by it and protect yourself.||”|
|—Pokémon Encyclopedia, Smash Bros. DOJO!!|
Groudon (グラードン, Groudon) is a creature in the Pokémon media franchise.
Groudon is a Ground-type Legendary Pokémon and the version mascot of Pokémon Ruby and, in its Primal form, of Pokémon Omega Ruby. Groudon is categorized within the Pokédex at #383 as the "Continent Pokémon". It is the embodiment of landmasses, and its originally unique ability Drought is able to summon strong sunlight on the battlefield.
Overheat is a special Fire-type move with 130 (140 before Generation VI) base power and 90% accuracy which lowers by two levels the user's Special Attack stat after each successful use. Groudon is able to learn it by TM or TR in every generation where it is available, usually by TM50.
As a Poké Ball Pokémon
Groudon can be summoned by a Poké Ball: upon appearing it remains stationary, occasionally turning around, roaring, or moving its head or tail, and uses Overheat, covering itself with a fiery aura which damages all opponents which come in contact with it. Its size makes it hard to avoid when it first appears.
Groudon's effect is very similar to Moltres' one, except Groudon is much larger (approximately twice the size) and lasts longer. However, Groudon's attack is significantly weaker: while touching Moltres can sometimes result in a OHKO, touching Groudon does rather low damage (7% lower belly, 15% mouth, 10% everywhere else) with decent knockback, being incapable of KOing until high percentages (110% for mouth, 150% for body, and lower belly around 285%). While avoiding Groudon can be difficult, Groudon is arguably one of, if not the least effective legendary Pokémon in the game, due to its low damage output and difficulty to KO.
If Groudon is summoned in an enclosed area that's smaller than Groudon (such as a custom stage with a 1×1 area surrounded by solid objects), it will get stuck, freeze, have no damage hitboxes, and will never despawn.
- A Continent Pokémon. In ancient times, it brought about droughts to save people who had suffered from floods. It is normally found in the profound depths of the earth, where it slumbers in magma. With a mighty roar, it uses Earthquake to shake the ground and mow down enemies. In battle, it summons sunlight to bathe the area. It once had an epic battle with Kyogre.
- : Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire
- : Pokémon Emerald
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Groudon has no gameplay role, only appearing as a trophy.
- Groudon is called the Continent Pokémon, and that's not just because it lives on them. Legend has it that Groudon actually created the continents. It has a rivalry with Kyogre, said to have created the oceans, and they apparently had an epic battle long ago. Perhaps our world was born from this great battle between land and sea.
- : Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire (03/2003)
- : Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
- Groudon is called the Continent Pokémon, and that's not just because it lives on them. Legend has it that Groudon actually created the continents. It has a rivalry with Kyogre, said to have created the oceans, and they apparently had an epic battle long ago. Perhaps it was this battle of land and sea that created the world as we know it.
- : Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire (07/2003)
- : Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
Groudon once again does not appear as a Poké Ball Pokémon. Groudon does appear as a spirit that can be enhanced once it hits level 99, which can be enhanced into Primal Groudon.
Names in other languages
|Non-playable Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
|Poké Ball||Bellossom · Bonsly · Celebi · Chikorita · Deoxys · Electrode · Entei · Gardevoir · Goldeen · Groudon · Gulpin · Ho-Oh · Jirachi · Kyogre · Latias and Latios · Lugia · Manaphy · Meowth · Metagross · Mew · Moltres · Munchlax · Piplup · Snorlax · Staryu · Suicune · Togepi · Torchic · Weavile · Wobbuffet|
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