Pokémon Legends Arceus: Best Ground-Type Pokémon

Here's your list of the best Ground-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.


In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, there are many Ground-type Pokémon. Unfortunately, especially for the ones listed below, they won’t be available until you play several hours into the game. However, adding a strong Ground-type can be a boon for your team, particularly if the Pokémon has a synergistic secondary type.

Below, you will find a list of of the best Ground-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. There are a few important notes to keep in mind when viewing this list. First, this list won’t include any Legendary and Mythical Pokémon. Two, each Pokémon on this list has at least a Base Stats Total of 510, which indicates Ground-type is one of the stronger distributions in the game. Three, secondary type (if any) matters when considering any added weaknesses as it actually caused Steelix to be dropped to honorable mention.


1. Garchomp (Base Stats Total: 600)

The pseudo-Legendary – a three-stage evolution, 1.25 million experience at level 100, and a Base Stats Total of 600 – has been an ideal choice to add to any party since its introduction in Diamond and Pearl.

Garchomp has ridiculous stats, befitting of a pseudo-Legendary. Its Attack is 130, HP 108, and Speed 102. Defense is also good at 95. It has only one stat at 80 or below (Special Attack) with Special Defense at 85. Overall, Garchomp might be the strongest Pokemon you can obtain that isn’t a Legendary or Mythical.

Garchomp can learn good physical attacks like Bulldoze, Slash, Dragon Claw, and Outrage. It also learns Earth Power as a special attack. With move tutors, Garchomp can also learn Fire Fang, Flamethrower, Draco Meteor, Iron Tail, Poison Jab, and Stone Edge, all attacks that cover weaknesses.

As a Dragon-type, Garchomp is weak to Dragon, Ice, and Fairy-type attacks. As a Ground-type, Garchomp is weak to Ice, with its Grass and Water weaknesses reverted to normal. This means Garchomp holds a double weakness to Ice while remaining weak to Dragon and Fairy.


Offensively, Garchomp is super effective against Dragon, Steel, Fire, Rock, Poison, and Electric. Electric’s only weakness is to Ground-type attacks, and Electric attacks are nullified by Ground-types, making one an essential add to the party (especially if you picked Oshawott).

You can obtain Garchomp at Avalanche Slopes. If you want to evolve one from a Gible, they can be found at Clamberclaw Cliffs and Wayward Cave.

2. Ursaluna (Base Stats Total: 550)

The Hisuian exclusive serves as a Ride Pokémon, but can be obtained for use in your party. With that high Base Stats Total, it makes a formidable addition.


Ursaluna excels at three stats at the expense of being dismal in two categories, though admittedly, those two stats might not play a big role for Ursaluna. Ursualuna has an Attack of 140, HP of 130, and Defense of 105. Its Special Defense is solid at 80. However, its Speed is only 50 and Special Attack worse at 45. The low speed is probably countered by its status as a tank with the high HP and defense.

With such a high Attack stat, its move set is all physical save one status attack. It learns Bulldoze, Slash, High Horsepower, and Headlong Rush. It can also learn Fire Punch, Ice Punch, Thunder Punch, Rock Slide, and Shadow Claw, among others.

Ursaluna is a Normal-type primary, meaning it has no offensive advantages and is weak to Fighting. However, Normal and Ghost cannot land attacks on each other without an identifying move like Odor Sleuth. As a secondary Ground-type, Ursaluna is weak to Ice, Grass, and Water, with the immunity to Electric attacks.

You can obtain Ursaluna (non-Ride Pokémon variety) by evolving Teddiursa and Ursaring. You can find Teddiursa at Sonorous Path and Ursa’s Ring. To evolve into Ursaluna, use a Peat Block on Ursaring during a full moon.

3. Rhyperior (Base Stats Total: 535)

The final evolution of Rhyhorn, Rhyperior is a strong physical attacker and defender that rivals Ursaluna’s best stats, but with an even larger drop off for its other three stats.

Rhyperior has Attack of 140, Defense of 130, and HP of 115. Rhyperior is built to be a physical tank with a powerful offense. However, its other stats are dismal with Special Attack and Special Defense at 55 and Speed of 40. Like with Ursaluna, these stats might not matter as much with Rhyperior’s loadout.

Rhyperior learns Bulldoze, Rock Slide, High Horsepower, and Giga Impact. It can also learn Fire Punch, Thunder Punch, Megahorn, Iron Tail, and Shadow Claw. Its ability to learn a vast array of moves helps to counter its many weaknesses.

Rhyperior is a dual Ground-Rock type. As such, it carries double weakness to both Grass and Water, the latter of which is abundant in Hisui. It’s also weak to Ice, Fighting, Ground, and Steel attacks. Note that the Solid Rock Ability will reduce the damage from super effective attacks by 25 percent.

Offensively, it can counter two of those weaknesses with just its learned move set. Rock is good against Ice and Ground good against Steel. Moves learned from the move tutor can counter the others except Fighting. At the very least, Rhyperior can be equipped to handle its own weaknesses.

You can find Rhyperior at Sacred Plaza. If you want to evolve one from a Rhyhorn (and Rhydon), you can find Rhyhorn at Bolderoll Slope, Clestica Trail, Diamond Heath, Sacred Plaza, and Shrouded Ruins. To evolve into Rhyperior, you need to trade Rhydon while holding a Protector.

4. Mamoswine (Base Stats Total: 530)

The Twin Tusk Pokémon bursts its way onto this list as possibly the most well-rounded of the first four, making it a great addition to your team.

Mamoswine has an Attack of 130 and HP of 110. Its Defense and Speed are 80, Special Attack at 70, and Special Defense a low 60. It is, comparatively, fast to other Ground-types in the non-pseudo-Legendary division.

It learns good physical attacks like Bulldoze, Icicle Crash, and High Horsepower while also learning special attacks Ancient Power and Blizzard. It can also learn Ice Fang, Iron Head, Rock Smash, and Stone Edge, among others.

Mamoswine is a dual Ice and Ground-type. In addition to Ground-type weaknesses, Mamoswine is also weak to Fire, Fighting, and Steel. However, it learns and can be taught attacks to counter its weaknesses to Grass, Fire, and Steel. Offensively, Ice-type attacks are super effective against Ground, Grass, Flying, and Dragon-type Pokémon.

Mamoswine can be found by evolving Swinub. You can find Swinub at Avalanche Slopes, Avalugg’s Legacy, and Bonechill Wastes. To evolve into Mamoswine, Piloswine has to learn Ancient Power, triggering the evolution criteria.

5. Hippowdon (Base Stats Total: 525)

A Pokémon with very noticeable differences between male and female, Hippowdon is a great tank and the only pure Ground-type on this list.

Take out its Speed – par for the course for most Ground-types – and Hippowdon is decently balanced. It has Defense of 118, Attack of 112, and HP of 108. Its Special Defense is 72 and Special Attack 68. Its Speed is a meager 47.

Hippowdown learns Bite, Mud Bomb, Crunch, and High Horsepower. It also learns Rest to help recover that big HP base. It can learn Bulldoze, Thunder Fang, Fire Fang, and Rock Slide, all attacks that cover its three weaknesses as a pure Ground-type along with its immunity to Electric attacks.

Hippowdon can be found at Celestica Trail, Scarlet Bog, and Sludge Mound. If you want to evolve one from a Hippopotas, they are found in the same locations.

6. Torterra (Base Stats Total: 525)

A repeat appearance for Torterra as it made its way to the best Grass-type list, it gains another place here thanks to its good Base Stats Total, befitting of what would become the Grass-type Sinnoh starter.

Torterra is fairly balanced with Attack of 109, Defense of 105, and HP of 95. It has 85 in Special Defense and 75 in Special Attack. However, its Speed is only 56.

Torterra learns Bite, Bulldoze, Leaf Blade, Wood Hammer, and Headlong Rush, along with Sleep Powder. It can also learn Earth Power, Energy Ball, Iron Tail, Outrage, Rock Smash, and Rock Slide, among others.

In addition to Ground-type weaknesses, Torterra is also weak to Ice, Fire, Flying, and Bug, though the Poison weakness for Grass is reverted to normal. However, this means that Torterra holds a double weakness to Ice attacks. Offensively, it’s super effective against Water, Rock, Ground, Steel, and Poison.

You can find Torterra at Holm of Trials. However, if you want to evolve one from a Turtwig, Turtwig can be found at Droning Meadow.

7. Gliscor (Base Stats Total: 510)

Gliscor gets the nod over Steelix because of the latter holding one more weakness than Gliscor, even accounting for Gliscor’s double weakness.

Gliscor bucks the trend with Ground-types a bit with its stats. It has Defense of 125, Attack of 95, and Speed of 95. This makes it one of the faster Ground-types. It has 75 in both HP and Special Defense, but only a 45 in Special Attack.

Gliscor learns Aerial Ace, Slash, Poison Jab, and X-Scissor. The issue is the only two Ground-type moves it learns naturally are special attacks, and that won’t do with its paltry stat. However, it can learn Bulldoze as well as Thunder Fang, Fire Fang, and Stone Edge, helping to cover its weaknesses.

Gliscor is only weak to Water and Ice, but with a double weakness to Ice. However, because of it being a dual Ground and Flying-type, it is not affected by Electric attacks. Its typing also reduces Grass and Rock damage to zero. Flying-type attacks will be effective against Grass, Bug, and Fighting.

You can find Gliscor at Primeval Grotto. If you want to evolve one from a Gligar, you can find them at the same location. To evolve into Gliscor, Gligar needs to be holding a Razor Fang at night to trigger the evolution criteria.

Honorable mention for best Ground-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Here are some Ground-types that didn’t quite make the cut for the above list. They may be worth it to your team construction, or could be sentimental favorites.

  • Steelix (Steel-Ground, Base Stats Total: 510)
  • Golem (Rock-Ground, Base Stats Total: 495)
  • Gastrodon (Water-Ground, Base Stats Total: 475)
  • Whiscash (Water-Ground, Base Stats Total: 468)

Legendary and Mythical Ground-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Should you want a Legendary or mythical Psychic-type in Arceus, here is the one in Hisui.

  • Landorus

Landorus can be found at Ramanas Island.

There’s your list of the best Ground-type Pokémon you can find in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Which of these strong Pokémon will you add to your team?


Bruce Lee

Bruce "Lee" is the Lead Editor for OutsiderGaming. He's a passionate writer, great editor who works tirelessly to develop young writers, and of course a great gamer. Bruce is interested in many games--from MLB the Show to the newest Pokemon releases.
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