Ok, I am getting slaughtered by electric and poison types in game. I need a ground type but can't pick which one.
All ground/rock types are out, they have way too many weaknesses.
Mamoswine is just barely on the list, I like his typing offensively but defensively it sucks. Nidoking's typing is excellent but I've used him plenty before and I think I want something different. Gliscor is another good type combo, but my team has plenty of flying on it already, so that might be redundant.
Pure Ground I'd use are: Sandslash Marowak Donphan
In before "in game it doesn't matter." /Yes/, I /know/. But I /like/ being strategic in-game. I don't mind using "less powerful" pokemon if they have novelty or a unique movepool (I use Farfetch'd for petesake), but I also don't see any reason to handicap myself outside of a specific challenge run-through.
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