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From Bulbapedia.
Groudon's official artwork from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
Games Brawl
Move Overheat
Rarity Rare
Article on Bulbapedia Groudon (Pokémon)
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.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Groudon in the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage.

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.[1]


Screenshot by Dany36
Groudon's trophy in Brawl
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.
GB Advance: Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire
GB Advance: Pokémon Emerald


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
Groudon Pokémon series EffectIcon(Flame).png Resistance +14 Pikachu Pokémon Trainer Lucario Jigglypuff PikachuHeadSSBB.pngPokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.pngLucarioHeadSSBB.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Groudon (Pokemon series).png
(Pokémon series)

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Groudon has no gameplay role, only appearing as a trophy.


Groudon's trophy is exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, where it is part of the Legend of Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire Trophy Box.

Groudon's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSC 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.
GB Advance: Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire (03/2003)
3DS: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
PAL 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.
GB Advance: Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire (07/2003)
3DS: Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]


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.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Groudon.png
★★ 2 1784 7164 1035 4155 749 3009 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Pokémon Series
SSBU spirit Primal Groudon.png
Primal Groudon
★★★ 2 3373 10148 1784 5367 1460 4391 Fire/Explosion Resist ↑ Pokémon Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese グラードン, Groudon
UK English Groudon
France French Groudon
Germany German Groudon
Spain Spanish Groudon
Italy Italian Groudon
China Chinese 固拉多
South Korea Korean 그란돈, Groudon
Netherlands Dutch Groudon
Russia Russian Граудон


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