Out with the old and in with the old. Groudon is returning to raids in Pokemon Go after a long hiatus. If you missed the legendary Ground-type Pokemon last time around, then it’s your lucky week. You need to be fast though because this raid ends on May 2 at 4 p.m. ET. Here’s everything you need to know about Groudon’s raid, stats, and moveset.
How to Get Groudon
Groudon is one chunky Ground-type Pokemon. He’s only going to appear in level-five raids, so make sure you have a team of solid raiders. At just over 54 thousand CP, 4 (maybe 3) trainers with high-level counters should be just enough to take down the Continent Pokemon. Anything more than that will be a comparatively comfortable battle.
Suggested Attackers and Movesets for Raiding
Groudon’s Ground typing makes it especially susceptible to Water attackers. Be careful though; Solar Beam will decimate your Water-type Pokemon. Ice and Grass attackers are good too, but they should look out for Groudon’s Fire Blast. It’s not every day you see a raid boss that can cover all its weaknesses this well, so be careful out there.
Here are your best Pokemon and moves that will help in taking out Groudon:
- Mamoswine – Powder Snow/Avalanche
- Mewtwo – Confusion/Ice Beam
- Weavile – Ice Shard/Avalanche
- Palkia – Dragon Tail/Hydro Pump
- Kyogre – Waterfall/Hydro Pump
- Salamence – Dragon Tail/Hydro Pump
- Sharpeedo – Waterfall/Hydro Pump
- Gyarados – Waterfall/Hydro Pump
- Roserade – Razor Leaf/Solar Beam
- Sceptile – Bullet Seed/Frenzy plant
- Vaporeon – Water Gun/Hydro Pump
- Groudon – Dragon Tail/Solar Beam
Groudon is undoubtedly the strongest Ground attacker in the game. This makes him a no-brainer for any raids against Steel, Fire, Rock, Poison, or Electric Pokemon.
It’s a good idea to stock up since two of the major legendary dragons (Reshiram and Zekrom) are weak to Ground-type moves. Also, Groudon is a ridiculously strong attacker in general.
There’s not too much to talk about with Groudon’s fast moves. Dragon Tail is good for covering against Dragon-types with Hydro Pump. Otherwise, its fast moveset is basic.
These are Groudon’s fast attacks:
- Mud Shot (Ground, 5)
- Dragon Tail (Dragon, 15)
This is where Groudon’s moveset gets impressive. It has three charge moves with different types. These powerful moves cover its weaknesses (Fire Blast, Solar Beam) or get boosted thanks to its Ground typing (Earthquake).
You can even use Groudon against Groudon as long as yours has Solar Beam. Oddly enough, this makes the big red Pokemon one of the best Grass attackers in the game.
These are Groudon’s charge attacks:
- Earthquake (Ground, 120)
- Fire Blast (Fire, 140)
- Solar Beam (Grass, 180)
Groudon is one strong beast. Its attack is in the top two percent of all Pokemon. Even if you’re not using super effective moves, this massive creature is overwhelmingly strong. That makes Groudon a threat against any type of Pokemon that doesn’t resist Ground attacks.
This big red monster has a decent amount of HP, but its defense stat gives it respectable staying power.
Here are Groudon’s base stats:
- HP – 205
- Attack – 270
- Defense – 228
That’s all there is to Groudon’s raid, stats, and movesets. Also, if you haven’t taken advantage of the current Meltan event check out this article for more details.