Competitive Information for Groudon [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Groudon groudon
Base Stats for Groudon

Ground

Abilities:
DroughtDrought: On switch-in, this Pokemon summons Sunny Day.


Evolutions / Family:
Groudon

Weakness Chart for Ground-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
0x
  
  
  
  
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
2x
  
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Groudon? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Groudon is a fabulous Ground-typed Pokemon. Groudon are common Pokemon to see in the RS metagame. Groudon is weak to Grass, Ice, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Groudon
Item: Heat Rock / Life Orb
Ability: Drought
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Mud Shot
- Double-Edge / Return
- Brick Break
- Rock Slide

Physical Sweeper Groudon (Drought)

Groudon is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Groudon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Drought changes the weather to Intense Sunlight when Groudon is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all fire attacks while the Sunlight remains active.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Mud Shot is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Groudon? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Species: Groudon
Item: Heat Rock / Life Orb
Ability: Drought
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Mud Shot
- Rock Slide
- Double-Edge / Return
- Brick Break

Doubles Physical Sweeper Groudon (Drought)

Groudon is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Groudon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Drought changes the weather to Intense Sunlight when Groudon is sent out onto the field. This help boosts all fire attacks while the Sunlight remains active.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Mud Shot is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Groudon learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Eruption
150
100%
5
Less power as user's HP decreases. Hits foe(s).
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Overheat
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fissure
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Scary Face
--
90%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Groudon can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive RS Move and Ability Combos for Groudon

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