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Groudon(JP) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a Ground legendary Pokémon that made its first appearance in the third generation games Ruby and Sapphire.

Physiology and Behavior

Groudon is a massive, bipedal, dinosaur-like Pokémon covered in red, segmented plates of thick skin that act as armor. It has a gray underside and large white spikes that run along the sides of its head, body, and tail. Groudon has four claws on each hand, four dozer-like blades on the end of its large tail, and three claws on each foot with gray markings under its feet. It also has blue stripes inside the seams of its armor plating which can only be seen when Groudon is glowing with power.

As Primal Groudon, its appearance is similar to Groudon, but larger in size. Its skin color changes from dark red to deep crimson with its underside, spikes, and teeth turning black. The blades on its tail are more separated from one another. The Ω symbol is now shown on its arms. Its eyes, the inside of its mouth, and the now-enlarged openings between its armor plating glow bright yellow, and its irises are now red. The energy that fills Primal Groudon pours forth as magma, and it burns with such an extreme temperature that its body is always shimmering with the haze of its heat.

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

In Pokémon Ruby and Omega Ruby, Team Magma tries to awaken and control Groudon. It is awakened by a red orb that the group actively seeks. They eventually awaken Groudon, but they are stopped by the player in the video games.

Other Pokémon games

Super Smash Bros. series

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In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, you're able to summon multiple different Pokémon by throwing a Poké Ball. One of those Pokémon you can summon is Groudon. Once he appears, he'll fill up most of the smaller stages, though won't move around, but will rather stay put. If one of your opponents touches him, he'll be launched off the stage, seeing that the Groudon is engulfed in flames.

Trophy descriptions

"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, summons sunlight to bathe the area. It once had an epic battle with Kyogre."

In the anime

Origin and inspiration

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon Ruby Groudon has long been described in mythology as the Pokémon that raised lands and expanded continents. This Pokémon took to sleep after a cataclysmic battle with Kyogre.
Pokémon Sapphire Groudon has the power to scatter rain clouds and make water evaporate with light and heat. It came as a savior to people who had been suffering from terrible floods.
Pokémon Emerald Groudon has appeared in mythology as the creator of the land. It sleeps in magma underground and is said to make volcanoes erupt on awakening.
Pokémon FireRed This legendary Pokémon is said to represent the land. It went to sleep after dueling Kyogre.
Pokémon LeafGreen This legendary Pokémon is said to represent the land. It went to sleep after dueling Kyogre.
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
Pokémon Pearl It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
Pokémon Platinum It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
Pokémon HeartGold Said to have expanded the lands by evaporating water with raging heat. It battled titanically with Kyogre.
Pokémon SoulSilver Said to have expanded the lands by evaporating water with raging heat. It battled titanically with Kyogre.
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
Pokémon White It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
Pokémon Black 2 It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
Pokémon White 2 It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago.
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X Said to have expanded the lands by evaporating water with raging heat. It battled titanically with Kyogre.
Pokémon Y This legendary Pokémon is said to represent the land. It went to sleep after dueling Kyogre.
Pokémon Omega Ruby Groudon is said to be the personification of the land itself. Legends tell of its many clashes against Kyogre, as each sought to gain the power of nature.
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Through Primal Reversion and with nature’s full power, it will take back its true form. It can cause magma to erupt and expand the landmass of the world.


Game locations

Title Location(s)
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon Ruby
Cave of Origin
Pokémon Emerald
Terra Cave
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Platinum
Trade
Pokémon SoulSilver
Embedded Tower (requires Red Orb)
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X
Trade
Pokémon Omega Ruby
Cave of Origin


Base Stats

Normal

Base Stats
HP 100
Attack 150
Defense 140
Sp. Attack 100
Sp. Defense 90
Speed 90
Total 670

Primal

Base Stats
HP 100
Attack 180
Defense 160
Sp. Attack 150
Sp. Defense 90
Speed 90
Total 770

Moveset

Main article: Groudon/moveset

Gallery

Sprites

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