The best ground Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Pummel your opponents with our list of the best ground Pokémon in Pokémon Go. Seriously, these ‘mon are primed and ready to go to battle

ground Pokémon

Sometimes, you just need to smash your opponent into the ground, and what better way to do that in Pokémon Go than with ground Pokémon? These ferocious beasts can lay the smackdown just as efficiently as a fighting-type, though don’t expect them to possess the same speed and agility, they trade that for immense strength – for the most part, at least.

So, which ground Pokémon should use? Well, we went head-to-head with all the ‘mon of this type that we could find, just so that we can tell you what the best ground Pokémon in Pokémon Go are. In all honesty, you can probably guess a good portion of this list, as the ground category certainly has more mediocre ‘mon on the whole, but the most powerful ground-types can hold their own.

If this isn’t the type for you, and you prefer to float like a Butterfree and sting Like a Beedrill, you can check out our picks for the best bug Pokémon and fighting Pokémon. Or, if you want to go out in a blaze of glory, our picks for the best fire Pokémon can help you out with that. Alternatively, for those of you who have a mischievous side, there’s a bunch of ghost Pokémon that want to play.

Anyway, onto our picks for the best ground Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

Ground Pokémon

ground Pokémon Garchomp

Garchomp

Fast move – Mud shot
Charged move – Earth power

Not only is Garchomp one of the best dragon Pokémon in Pokémon Go, but it also happens to be a powerhouse when it comes to ground-types with access to some ferocious attacks that are sure to make your opponent want to run in the opposite direction.

ground Pokémon Rhyperior

Rhyperior

Fast move – Mud slap
Charged move – Earthquake

Make the ground crumble beneath your foe’s feet with Rhyperior, one of the best ‘mon of this type in the history of the franchise. Not only does this beast hit like a freight train, but it also has some tanky health that makes it tough to take down for the majority of Pokémon.

ground Pokémon Landorus

Landorus

Fast move – Mud shot
Charged move – Earth power

Of course, Landorus is on this list. Was there ever any doubt that it would be? This legendary ‘mon is far and away one of the most powerful ground Pokémon available, and if you ever get the chance to capture it, we suggest you go for it.

ground Pokémon Exacdrill

Excadrill

Fast move – Mud slap
Charged move – Earthquake

Excadrill is a tough ‘mon to defeat, especially since it’s a combination of ground and steel-types, which means you’ve got access to some unique move combinations that can cause more than a few problems for your rivals.

ground Pokémon Mamoswine

Mamoswine

Fast move – Mud slap
Charged move – Bulldoze

Yes, one of the best ice Pokémon just so happens to also be one of the best ground Pokémon in Pokémon Go, and thanks to its hybrid nature, Mamoswine can freeze your opponents, or crush them into the ground – either way, victory is yours.

ground Pokémon Golem

Golem

Fast move – Mud slap
Charged move – Earthquake

This first generation ‘mon is one of the OGs when it comes to ground-types, and is certainly the best from gen one (at least in our opinion), so it should come as no surprise that it can bulldoze the competition in the augmented reality title.

ground Pokémon Golurk

Golurk

Fast move – Mud slap
Charged move – Earth power

Golurk is interesting in that not only is it a ground-type, but a ghost Pokémon too, which opens it up to some very unique attack combinations that can cause all kinds of problems for those stood on the other side of the battlefield. Admittedly, when it comes to ghost ‘mon, it’s not that great, but as a ground Pokémon, Golurk is quite impressive.

ground Pokémon Swampert

Swampert

Fast move – Mud slap
Charged move – Earth power

Another hybrid is Swampert, but this ‘mon combines ground with water, and it can have some devastating effects – you can wash the opposition away, or pummel them into the ground. Either way, you deal massive damage.

ground Pokémon Donphan

Donphan

Fast move – Mud slap
Charged move – Earth power

One of the few pure ground-types on this list is Donphan, and that’s to its merit as this ‘mon hits hard, has great defence, and has access to an arsenal of moves that ensure it can wipe the floor with your rivals.

ground Pokémon Groudon

Groudon

Fast move – Mud slap
Charged move – Earthquake

Yes, this legend is here, and if you know what’s good for you, you’re going to go out of your way to get this beast on your team. We can’t oversell how good Groudon is, and if you’re in the market for a ground-type, you can do no better than this legendary ‘mon.

There you have it, the best ground Pokémon in Pokémon Go. If you’re after another adventure, just head over to our best Pokémon games list.