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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet guide: best Ground-type Pokémon and where to catch them

Catch the best ground-type Pokémon

The Pokémon Company has been around for a long time. During their time, they have released a fair few Pokémon games. Continuing the trend this time, we got Pokémon Scarlet and Violet which gives us a whole new starter Pokémon choice. The 9th gen Pokémon is finally released with this new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet game. So we will have around 400 different Pokémon including the new Paldea region ones. In this article, we will list the best ground type Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet along with where to find them. We have also made the list of the best ghost, flying, poison, grass, water, and fire type Pokémon of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Complete list of all ground-type Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

These are all the ground type Pokémon you can find in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet:

  • Paldean Wooper
  • Clodsire
  • Phanpy
  • Donphan
  • Gible
  • Gabite
  • Garchomp
  • Diglett
  • Dugtrio
  • Numel
  • Camerupt
  • Barboach
  • Whiscash
  • Toedscool
  • Toedscruel
  • Hippopotas
  • Hippowdon
  • Sandile
  • Krokorok
  • Krookodile
  • Silicobra
  • Sandaconda
  • Mudbray
  • Mudsdale
  • Larvitar
  • Pupitar
  • Sandygast
  • Palossand
  • Gastrodon (East Sea)
  • Gastrodon (West Sea)
  • Great Tusk
  • Sandy Shocks
  • Iron Treads
  • Ting-Lu

Best ground-type Pokémon and where to find them

Among all the options, naturally, some are better than others. Here are five of the ground-type Pokémon that are best in their category.


HP: 108
Attack: 130
Defense: 95
Special Attack: 80
Special Defense: 85
Speed: 102

Total: 600

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Garchomp is a Pokémon that evolves from Gabite. He is a really good ground offensive unit. You can find garchomp in any of the Cave or Underground area of the game.


HP: 108
Attack: 112
Defense: 118
Special Attack: 68
Special Defense: 72
Speed: 47

Total: 525

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Hippodon can be found in the Asado desert area of the game. At level 34 he will evolve into Hippopotas which will make him even stronger. He has good attack and defense but slow in speed.


HP: 90
Attack: 120
Defense: 120
Special Attack: 60
Special Defense: 60
Speed: 50

Total: 500

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Donphan is a great ground unit in Pokémon Scarlet and Violate. He has a good base attack with a good defense. That makes him a good unit you can find in the Paldea region.

Great Tusk

HP: 115
Attack: 131
Defense: 131
Special Attack: 53
Special Defense: 53
Speed: 87

Total: 570

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If you are searching for a good ground unit, look no further than great tusk. He can be obtained from the Great Crater of the Paldea area. He has a 10% chance to show up. But with his good offence and defence, he is going to be a must-use if you get him on the team.


HP: 165
Attack: 110
Defense: 130
Special Attack: 50
Special Defense: 80
Speed: 45

Total: 580

ting lu
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Ting-Lu is a new dark/ground-type Pokémon you can get in the game. You can find this Pokémon in the Paldea reason. It has a good amount of defense so you can use it in any battle as long as it doesn’t go up against a too disadvantage type.

Which are the best ground-typPokémon according to you in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Let us know in the comments below!

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