Is Groudon good in Pokémon Go?

Is it worth your time?

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Groudon is one of the many legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go. Like many legendary Pokémon, you can only catch it at certain opportunities in the game in five-star raids. It won’t always be available. When you do find it, you’ll have to first beat it in a battle, and then after you catch it, you’ll probably want to figure out what’s the best moveset it can learn to fully optimize it for a fight. But overall, is it a good Pokémon to add to your collection and use in the game?

We cannot recommend Groudon enough in Pokémon Go. It’s one of the most powerful Ground-type Pokémon, and it can do plenty of damage when battling in raids or if you use it against other trainers in the Master League. If you’re planning to jump into this league, having a Groudon certainly helps you.

Groudon is a Ground-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Grass, Ice, and Water-type moves, but it’s resistant to Electric, Poison, and Rock-type attacks. In PvP, it has a maximum CP of 4,115, an attack of 225, a defense of 192, and stamina of 173. In PvE, it has an attack of 270, a defense of 228, and stamina of 205.

It’s an ideal choice to take down several notable Pokémon that appear in the Master League. You can use it to battle against Melmetal, Dialga, Zekrom, Mewtwo, Reshiram, Metagross, and several others. Unfortunately, it will fall when battling against Lugia, Ho-Oh, Palkia, Dragonite, Gyarados, Kyogre, and several other Water-type Pokémon.

If you plan to use it in the battle league against other Master League trainers, you want to pair it with Palkia, Melmetal, Togekiss, Zekrom, Tyranitar, Regiroke, or Dragonite. You can pick and choose Groudon’s partners before taking it into better, but keep in mind that it’s weak to Grass, Ice, and Water-type moves, so try to find a Pokémon to protect against these attacks.

For those who are struggling to get into the Master League, Groudon is an excellent Pokémon to breakthrough. It’s a powerful choice, much like its counterpart, Kyogre. You can expect to see plenty of other trainers using it as well.