Golem

Type Tier
Rock / Ground BL
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
80
363
Atk
110
318
Def
130
358
SpA
55
208
SpD
65
228
Spe
45
188
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Overview

While his stats overall are a tad overshadowed by Rhydon's, Explosion levels the field between the two. Golem has the strongest Explosion in the game, so look out. Curse makes him a great deterrent for Misdreavus—simply Curse while it Perish Songs and Protects, and Explode on whatever comes out—the only thing that it doesn't OHKO 100% of the time is Steelix.

Name Item

Standard

Leftovers / Quick Claw
Moveset
~ Rock Slide
~ Earthquake
~ Curse / Counter
~ Explosion

Use Curse, then attack with what you see fit. Explode on anything that spells trouble. Counter is a nice option that could surprise a Heracross, Marowak, or Machamp (if you want to gamble on a non-critical hit Cross Chop).

Other Options

Golem makes a good phazer with Roar, though if you're looking for a phazer you should probably use Rhydon. Fire Blast can be used for Steel-types (Skarmory and Forretress in particular).

Checks and Counters

Grass- and Water-types tend to fare well against Rock and Ground attacks, and also hit Golem's 4x weaknesses. A Giga Drain or Surf from Exeggutor, Meganium, Slowbro, Suicune, and others will easily OHKO it. Forretress and Skarmory take its attacks well, and Forretress can even set up Spikes on it. Overall, any special attack that Golem doesn't resist will take it out.