Groudon, The Continent Pokémon. Said to have expanded the lands by evaporating water with raging heat. It battled titanically with Kyogre It had been asleep in underground magma ever since it fiercely fought Kyogre long ago. Groudon is said to be the personification of the land itself. Legends tell of its many clashes against Kyogre, as each sought to gain the power of nature.
The flagship legendary of Ruby, Groudon debuted as a powerhouse Pokémon being the only one that could induce Sunny Day with Drought. With great base stats, Groudon has been a staple of the Ubers metagame but was overshadowed by its opposite Kyogre till it gained its Primal form, becoming one of the most defining Pokémon in Ubers.
Drought - Induces Sunny Day on switching in - A fantastic ability as it helps patch Groudon's Water weakness and supports some powerhouses in Ubers such as Kyurem White and Rayquaza
Groudon's niche in Ubers is being the best sun inducer in the game. Resistance to Stealth Rocks and being fairly tanky, Groudon stays around awhile. Precipice Blades is a strong STAB option, still hitting things hard with no attack investment while Lava Plume is there for burn chances but Smack Down or Rock Tomb can be used instead. Toxic puts big threats on a timer such as Primal Groudon, Arceus, and Lugia. Finally Stealth Rocks because it's a fantastic utility tool.
Other Options& Partners
Ho-Oh - Resisting Rock threats and providing sun support, Ho-Oh becomes a terrifying threat. Groudon also can bring in some threats Ho-Oh can slap with Flame Charge or just pivot into such as Lugia and Lunala as not much wants to take a sun boosted Sacred Fire.
Kyogre - Changing the weather and being just really bulk, Kyogre and as such Primal Kyogre are excellent answers to Groudon. Precipice Blade does hit pretty hard and Kyogre should be wary but not as hard as Primal Groudon's so it's a safer option.
Groudon, The Continent Pokémon. Through Primal Reversion and with nature's full power, it will take back its true form. It can cause magma to erupt and expand the landmass of the world.
With a Red Orb, Groudon gains 100 points more to its base stats and becomes one of the defining Pokémon in Ubers. Primal Groudon is an immensely flexible and powerful Pokémon making it very hard to answer as it can be a tank, a defensive pivot, a wallbreaker, or a sweeper. This means that it's hard to really figure out the set until Groudon does something and even then there's a lot of overlap in moves
Desolate Land - On switch in turns the weather to harsh sunlight, preventing water attacks and providing Sunny Day benefits. Weather changes on switch out or Primordial Sea/Delta Stream is activated - Amazing ability, this removes Groudon's Water weakness and benefits its newfound Fire typing. The only downside is that it stops when Primal Groudon switches out unlike Drought on Groudon.
With tank base stats, Primal Groudon is an amazing physical wall. Precipice Blades is the primary move of the set, still chunking threats with Groudon's massive attack stat. Overheat is a secondary option to hit flying threats but Lava Plume can be used to fish for a Burn. Toxic beats tanky checks to Groudon such as Lugia and Ho-oh. Finally Stealth Rocks cause Groudon is great at setting hazards.
Gaining a boost to its Special Attack, Primal Groudon can take the role of a mixed pivot very well. Overheat is a must here to just decimate some switch ins such as Celesteela and Skarmory. Precipice Blades covers the physical side so Blissey and Chansey can't just sponge Groudon. Stealth Rocks are just a fantastic utility option and Groudon doesn't have a huge need for other coverage more than it wants rocks. Toxic can be used last to cripple Lugia and Lunala while Hidden Power Ice can OHKO Zygarde C who's a common switch in or Rock Tomb can be used to slow threats and hurt Ho-Oh.
With Swords Dance, Primal Groudon acts similar to Garchomp in OU guarantees Stealth Rocks and can just swing into an offensive roll with Swords Dance. Precipice Blades hits really hard and after Swords Dance can secure a lot of 2HKOes. Rock Tomb is strong as it makes threats slower than itself while Stone Edge can just secure more KOes on switch ins.
Other Options & Partners
Smack Down - A good option to catch Flying threats on the switch in and makes the vulnerable to Precipice Blades. Rock Tomb is better in some sets and for specific threats such as Mega Salamence.
Countering Primal Groudon
Dragons - Most Dragons in Ubers can pivot into Primal Groudon as they all resist Overheat and some such as Mega Salamence and Rayquaza are immune to Ground moves. Giratina is one of the best as normal form is very tanky, can rest off Toxic from defensive Groudon or phase out boosting ones and hit it with Toxic. Origin form can just pressure Groudon's low special defense with powerful Draco Meteors. Arceus Dragon is also good with its bulk and recovery but has a harder time than Giratina with defensive sets. Finally Mega Salamence just pressures offensive Groudon and will lose to defensive sets but needs to be wary of Rock Tomb on switch in.
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