Best Rock and Ground Pokemon


The Top Ten

1 Tyranitar Tyranitar

Tyranitar is awesome get curse, to raise attack and defense, lower speed which is good. Payback over crunch, because crunch says 80 and payback says 50, but payback is 100 if you are last, and you will be since you are slower because of curse. Avalanche, because it says 60, ice beam says 95, same accuracy, but if you go second avalanche is 120, which is better than ice beam, plus the curses physical attack boost, and ice beam is a special attack anyways. Rock slide or stone edge, stone edge is better with a high critical hit, but go for rock slide since it has curses attack boost and STAB, and has 100 accuracy, you probably wont even need stone edges extra power. Stopne edge can hit enemies that are in the air, but it would probably miss. So go for rock slide. Go for the brave nature, raise attack and lower speed, since 2 moves require going last, and hlod a focus band. You will be unstoppable with this tyranitar. I have it, and I never lose!

Tyranitar reminds me a lot like Godzilla seeing as they're both similar to each other.
Tyranitar has some awesome powers and attacks.
Personally he's one of my favourite Pokemon.

He's beast he can learn outrage and earthquake so skarmory is the only thing that resits it but you could use stone edge and he's unstoppable

It's just an O.P tank

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2 Golem

Golem would be the best to me because of how easily it can be obtained as a Geodude or Graveler, and then trained to become a super powerful rock beast! It's one of those Pokemon that is good for everything; either being an HM slave, or a Pokemon to add to your team at the beginning of the game. Even though Tyranitar is the best, as a Larvitar, it's hard to get into your party, being that it can only be obtained after beating the Elite 4.

I'm just greatly disappointed about the fact Tyranitar is in first. He's not even a ground type Pokemon! Ridiculous, anyone voting for Tyranitar on this list is very ignorant. Golem's clear cut first even with Tyranitar, Golem's sturdy insures him ztleast move, and Golem's built for Attacks to kill instantly, with Brick break, Focus blast, Hammer arm, or focus punch would instantly kill Tyranitar, who doesn't belong on this list in the first place. Just a very disapointing day to see the 31 rated Pokemon isn't even the correct typing

Golem shouldn't be this high up. Sure, its attack and defense is great but it is slow and its special defense is laughable. I'm not saying he is bad, he is just not that great either. He isn't fast enough to attack anything and his only real use is being a physical wall or just using explosion. Not to mention two of the most common moves, (Surf and Earthquake), are super effective against it.

He is strong at defens

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3 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl

This Pokemon is AMAZING in Fire Red, due to his amazing abilities and small, but useful move pool. Rock Head allows him to use Double-Edge without taking any recoil damage, allowing it to spam it over and over. Also, in Fire Red, before the Physical/ Special split, he could make use of Ancient Power, which was physical at the time, and could potentially raise his massive attack and speed as well as the rest of his stats all at once. He is a beast, and with the new mega evolution, it gets even better with his even larger speed and attack. I absolutely love this guy and use it on my team every chance I get. Also, I don't know why, but the name Fluffy really seems to suit him well and always gave me a good laugh.

Aerodactyl is a beast. In Fire Red, I chose Bulbasaur as my starter. And I knew that I needed a Rock type to take care of Charizard in the Champion Battle. And in the battle, HE WRECKED CHARIZARD WITH JUST ROCK SLIDE! And Aerodactyl was awesome. I taught him Toxic for long battles, Fly for STAB and can avoid Aerodactyl from taking damage while Toxic is in effect in the first turn, then wrecking them when Aerodactyl flies down. And finish them off with Rock Slide. Not enough? Double-Edge! And thanks to Rock Head, he won't take recoil damage. I just love this guy

Ok I can see tyranitar being first but aerodactyl has amazing speed. Mega Aerodactyl is the fastest Pokemon of all time. Notice I said MEGA Aerodactyl not regular Aerodactyl. but regular aerodactyl is still top 5 fastest. has good move pool. Rock head allows it to use strong attacks like take down without recoil. And if you r going to say tyranitar is the best, you have to say agron is right up there with it because they are almost the same Pokemon if you think about it. Aggron is only steel instead of dark. They both have good attack and defense both slow. Both huge. Both are Armor Pokemon. The description for tyanitar decribes it as Armor Pokemon. The one for Aggron says Iron Armor Pokemon so they are pretty much the same thing.

If this Pokémon ever fainted, It must be a Legendary Pokémon

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4 Rhydon

God, I love Rhydon. But what is Tyranitar doing up in first? It's not even ground type! It's rock and dark!

Its awesome because its one of the few powerhouses everyone can get
even though it has a lot of weaknesses its strong enough to survive a hit from nearly all of them

Rhydon I can't even explain it's a huge attacker but it doesn't have speed it's got great defense it's a rock rhino who doesn't like that its got awesome moves but one thing I don't like is it's evolution what th hell it's so ugly I hate it it has a thing on its head and have you seen its arms there hammers but other than that it's awesome by jack Scott if you know ace trainer Liam then drop a like.

This group type Pokemon is straight up an OP tank, personally he's my favourite Pokemon but I don't mind tyranitar being first, because his a tank and damager. But still though rhydon Is really cool

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5 Swampert Swampert

Swampert by all means is a fantastic Pokemon. Its design is cool and intimidating without having to be very complex. It's mythology and concept is unique as far as ground and water types are concerned. It stats are also fantastic and it is very versatile as far as the roles it can play in battle. Its high defenses and decent move-pool can allow it to tank like no other ground type can, both physically and specially, especially with its typing of water/ground giving it only one weakness, grass, which it can cover with ice beam. It can also be a good support with toxic and stealth rock in it arsenal Now with its mega, you can be a mixed sweeper with its ability swift swim, so long as you are in the rain. Not to mention its already high defenses are buffed up in mega as well. The only thing it can do is be an outright wall, but it doesn't matter that much considering its already amazing as a tank. I don't see why Swampert isn't number one, but opinions are opinions so I guess its fine.

Who the hell taught Swampert Ice Beam? Take advantage of its physical strength, not special attack. Wasn't really much of a power player until his mega came out. With increases in attack, and both defenses, and new Swift Swim Ability, this guy is an absolute terror in any double or triple team centered around Rain Dance/Drizzle. Would substitute ice punch instead of ice beam to counter grass types, which will just absolutely destroy him, easily in one hit.

Swampert only has one weakness and that is grass. Any other Pokemon he can walk toe to toe with. Not to mention that he can learn ice beam an take out any grass that gets in his way. Good luck trying to bring him down without too much trouble


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6 Aggron Aggron

Aggron is a true tank of the world of Pokemon, it needs to be in the top 5.

Most of his moves are tank-like and strong, both his Rock and Steel moves (Rock Tomb, Iron Head, Rock Slide, Iron Tail, Take Down, Double-Edge and more). Strong defense. Alright attack.

And like someone else said, his Mega Evolution has the highest Stats of Pokemon History.

He's a metal tank. He should at least be in the top 5. Plus, Aggron looks so cool, and scary that my cousins are afraid of him.

Why is onix rank one more than Aggron. Mega Aggron Bast defense stats 230 which is so much more than onix. Steelix have 200 base defense stat.

I like this is a cool he can rule if raised will big enough powerful smart not too speedy but has to be in top 3

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7 Onix Onix

This anal-smashing rock worm will leave your girlfriends ice-cold heart in pieces.

It a huge giant rock snake, what is not to like about it?

I like him way more than Steelix because he's far faster than his evolved form. Dude with Earthquake, Stone Edge, Iron Tail, and either Iron Defense or Rock Polish, he's a beast. The main thing will be protecting him from special attacks...

Come on guys the original rock type it's on of the largest Pokémon and it's evolution makes it super badass

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8 Garchomp Garchomp

One of the best pokemon ever this guy should be on top

Garchomp is the best dragon type but it is a really really really really really really good ground type

I love gible to bits but this guy is so damn cool he's like a shark with legs and arms and awesomeness all in one hello yeah

I love this pokemon it has the best moves!

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9 Donphan

Ran gen 2 with only a donphan. Rollout for anything my ground moves couldn't handle. Sandstorm if you want some set up.

Donphan is a powerhouse, and is aggressive. Plus, it's a twist on an average elephant. Donphan is just amazing okay.

Come on, it evolves from the cutest poke ever, and rolls around

Donphan is the best

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10 Sandslash

Sandslash both looks and is super awesome. It learns many awesome and powerful ground type moves like Earthquake, and because it is a ground type electric types are no problem. Sandslash is also faster than most other rock and ground types, except for perhaps aerodactyl.

Sandslash is so cool! Plus, if you train it from scratch, you get Sandshrew's cuteness as a bonus! Untill it evolves D:

Best Ground Type, could take out all others in the Top 10 with Earthquake, Rock Slide, and/or Slash. Sandslash is the clear choice.

Its just cool

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The Contenders

11 Nidoking Nidoking

This is my favorite, Tyranitar ain't bad either but I want Nidoking higher on the list beacuse he deserves it. I also noticed Steelix under here but he is not a ground/rock pokemon he is a steel pokemon so wrong catagori there

Huge move pool and just looks like such a beast! He can learn moves like sludge bomb and toxic but also earthquake and hyper beam. Generally just a really good pokemon

Being he can learn almost any move, that along with his immense strength make him one of the best Pokemon out there. He is a must have for almost any team build.


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12 Rhyperior

Couldn't this awesome tank at least reach the top ten :( Gee whoever did this page must be blind at his beast power!

I don't get it his pre evolution is in the top ten but he's not. he's my favourite Pokemon he's a machine he can learn rockwrecker earthquake superpower and that stone move that damages the opponent when they switch out. Plus he looks like a monster

RHYPERIOR is the best Rhyperior should be the number one because tyranitar is a rock dark Pokemon you idiot what

I pretty much destroy PvP with my rock polish rhyperior set.

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13 Torterra Torterra

A turtle with a tree growing on its back. This thing practically is its own ecosystem! It travels with a farm on its back! When underwater its an island. And when faced with a fire type: Earthquake is a perfect solution.

When you get torterra to a high level his hp is nearly UNBEATABLE, also if you can teach him the right moves he can beat even any Pokemon.

Torterra could kill a swampert with leaf storm. Earthquake kills that pesky infernape so torterra deserves number one spot

He is so Bester than any rocky POkemon. So he should be in 1

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14 Marrowak

It is best Pokemon ever especially with thick club

Bonemerang and Double Edge are very good attacks in their own right (especially because of Rock Head). What would make him killer is that he can learn Focus Energy, which means Stone Edge causes even more critical hits!

Should be first! It is awesome

Looks cool and attack stat is great

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15 Steelix

With 2nd best defense out of all known Pokemon who couldn't love this steel and ground Pokemon

It's body is the hardest thing even than a diamond. It's mega has the highest defense with aggron mega:230 how good is that?

Oh my god the iron snake Pokemon. sounds boss, looks boss, performs boss, is boss

This is the evolution of onix yet onix is higher!

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16 Regirock Regirock

Mine is awesome! He has great defense that take most attacks better than pretty much everything on the list! He can stall, he can attack and he can and should be in the top 10 at least!

This is the only legendary rock Pokemon. It rocks! - awesomezampinos

No One Can Stand Before REGIROCK'S WRATH. He is the best there.


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17 Gliscor Gliscor

Ground and flying have had countless rivalries. Well my favorite moves are earthquake and roost, so I looked for a ground/ flying type Pokemon. BOOM! Once I saw Gliscor he became one of my favorite Pokemon, right behind Nidoking and Trevenant. He could learn earthquake and not get hit by earthquake because he was flying. He could use earthquake and not get hit by thunderbolt because he was ground! Not only did he have such a unique combo, he had decent speed and good defense! His move: Poison heal, not only makes him a tank, but put a toxic orb on him and he will be a great wall! Ice types may bring him down but with fire fang, my god, he will wreck. Toxic, Earthquake, Substitute, and Fire fang. Those moves are all you need. Just dish out earthquakes and fire fangs. If someone is hurting you then substitute and then toxic him. Then wait it out using substitute while still getting heals from poison heal. He will dies from toxic and then you beat him. Yes, it's tedious and difficult ...more - Jengaking

Whoever said that, I'd probably NOT go with Toxic or Substitute. I'd probably put Thunder Fang in there to deal with Water-types (many of whom can learn ice attacks) and either Protect or Rock Slide.

Ground AND Flying type? Now there's an awesome combo that just can't be beaten.

Despite being four times weak to ice... This pokemon can have a very great move set that can basically sweep through most teams :P. My personal favorite ground type of all time.

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18 Terrakion Terrakion

He smashes all rock types flying types electric types fire types dark types with the move set sacred sword close combat earthquake and rock slide

He should be in the top 5 because dude he is a legendary

Terrakion is smashing good Pokemon come on everyone he looks so awesome you can tell by his face and he is a rock and fighting even if he has loads of the weakness like water,grass and flying and others.

19 Graveler

Graveler has such high attack power. I can't find anyone to trade with, so I am going to keep my Graveler. I don't HAVE to teach it Rock Slide or Stone Edge, its Rollout attack is unstoppable.

Graveler may be lame but when traded it evolves into Golem

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20 Archeops

I think archeops has amazing attack and defense. He is very cool looking. But it has a horrible ability

This guy is awesome and like slaking he has ability that nerves him because otherwise hed be to op

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