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Revision as of 04:07, 11 February 2011

Rock redirects here. Rock is also the Japanese name of Rocco, a character from Phantom Thief Pokémon 7.

Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Notable trainers that specialize in the Rock type include Brock, Flint and Forrest of Pewter City, Roxanne of Rustboro City and Roark of Oreburgh City. They are, notably, all the first Gym Leader encountered in their respective regions.

Statistical averages

Overall

Stat
HP: 63
Attack: 81
Defense: 112
Sp.Atk: 57
Sp.Def: 71
Speed: 48
Total: 0


Fully evolved

Stat
HP: 73.40
Attack: 90.35
Defense: 121.75
Sp.Atk: 63.65
Sp.Def: 89.75
Speed: 51.85
Total: 0


Battle properties

Offensive Rock Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Bug
Fire
Flying
Ice
½× Normal
Fire
Flying
Poison
½× Fighting
Ground
Steel
Fighting
Grass
Ground
Steel
Water
None None

Characteristics

Defense

The Rock type is rather risky defensively. Despite having an overall high Defense on average, its weaknesses to Ground- and Template:Type2 moves, commonly physical in nature, take it down a notch. The fact that, at best, its Special Defense is mediocre, combined with its weakness to the common Grass and Template:Type2 moves, greatly decrease its ability to defend. Double weaknesses among Rock-types are very common. Rock/Steel Pokémon are doubly weak to Ground and Fighting, two common powerful types. Rock/Water Pokémon and Rock/Ground Pokémon are doubly weak to Grass and the latter is also doubly weak to the common Water (along with an extra weakness to the powerful Ice.) The low Speed that many Rock-types have causes even further problems. Their resistance to Fire can now be made useless as many Fire-types movesets have been expanded in Generation IV to include Grass attacks (most notably Solarbeam).

However, resistances to Normal, Flying and Fire help the Rock-type to hold it's own if it needs to. Moreover, it has gotten a boost in Generation IV due to Sandstorm increasing said lackluster Special Defense by 50% and the fact that Sandstorm is very common in many tiers, thanks to Sand Stream automatically casting a permanent Sandstorm.

Offense

Rock is one of the best types offensively. Being resisted by only three of the seventeen types, two of which are hindered by their own bad defenses and relative scarcity helps it a lot, and the fact that only four Pokémon out of 649 have a double resistance to Rock keeps its moves relatively effective. Double weaknesses to Rock are relatively common, mostly due to the many Bug-types having Flying as a secondary type, while the typically high-powered Ice- and Fire-types also do not fare well. As Pokémon of the three types that resist Rock typically can master Rock-type moves, this proves a quite versatile combination.


When used in contests, Rock-type moves typically become Tough moves, but can also be of the other four Contest types, excluding Cute.

Defense

The Rock type is rather risky defensively. Despite having an overall high Defense on average, its weaknesses to Ground- and Template:Type2 moves, commonly physical in nature, take it down a notch. The fact that, at best, its Special Defense is mediocre, combined with its weakness to the common Grass- and Template:Type2 moves, greatly decrease its ability to defend. Double weaknesses among Rock-types are very common. Rock/Steel Pokémon are doubly weak to Ground and Fighting, two common powerful types. Rock/Water Pokémon and Rock/Ground Pokémon are doubly weak to Grass and the latter is also doubly weak to the common Water (along with an extra weakness to the powerful Ice.) The bad Speed that many Rock-types have causes even further problems. Their resistance to Fire can now be made useless as many Fire-types movesets have been expanded in Generation IV to include Grass attacks (most notably Solarbeam).

However, resistances to Normal, Flying and Fire help the Rock-type to hold it's own if it needs to. Moreover, it has gotten a boost in Generation IV due to Sandstorm increasing said lackluster Special Defense by 50% and the fact that Sandstorm is very common in many tiers, thanks to Sand Stream automatically casting a permanent Sandstorm.

Offense

Rock is one of the best types offensively. Being resisted by only three of the seventeen types, two of which are hindered by their own bad defenses and relative scarcity helps it a lot, and the fact that only four Pokémon out of 649 have a double resistance to Rock keeps its moves relatively effective. Double weaknesses to Rock are relatively common, with many Template:Type2s having one due to their secondary Template:Type2, while the typically high-powered Ice- and Template:Type2s also do not fare well. As Pokémon of the three types that resist Rock typically can master Rock-type moves, this proves a quite versatile combination.

When used in contests, Rock-type moves typically become Tough moves, but can also be of the other four Contest types, excluding Cute.

Pokémon

As of Generation V, there are 47 Rock-type Pokémon or 7.24% of all Pokémon, making it the tenth most common elemental type.

Pure Rock-type Pokémon

# Name
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
299 Nosepass Nosepass
377 Regirock Regirock
408 Cranidos Cranidos
409 Rampardos Rampardos
438 Bonsly Bonsly
493 Arceus Arceus*
524 Dangoro Dangoro
525 Gantoru Gantoru
526 Gigalith Gigalith

Half Rock-type Pokémon

Primary Rock-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground
247 Pupitar Pupitar Rock Ground
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel
566 Aaken Aaken Rock Flying
567 Archeos Archeos Rock Flying
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting

Secondary Rock-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
213 Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
304 Aron Aron Steel Rock
305 Lairon Lairon Steel Rock
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
557 Ishizumai Ishizumai Bug Rock
558 Iwaparesu Iwaparesu Bug Rock
564 Purotoga Purotoga Water Rock
565 Abagoura Abagoura Water Rock

Moves

Damage-dealing moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
AncientPower Special Tough 60 100% 5 One foe Has a 10% chance of raising all the user's stats at once.
Head Smash Physical Tough 150 80% 5 One foe User takes 50% recoil damage.
Knock Down Physical ??? 50 100% 15 One foe Makes Template:Type2s susceptible to Template:Type2 moves.
Power Gem Special Beauty 70 100% 20 One foe
Rock Blast Physical Tough 25 90%* 10 One foe Attacks two to five times in a row.
Rock Slide Physical Tough 75 90% 10 Both foes Has a 30% chance of making the target flinch.
Rock Throw Physical Tough 50 90% 15 One foe
Rock Tomb Physical Smart 50 80% 10 One foe Lowers opponent's Speed.
Rock Wrecker Physical Tough 150 90% 5 One foe Attack on first turn, then must rest next turn.
Rollout Physical Tough 30 90% 20 One foe Attacks up to 5 turns in a row; power doubles with each successive hit.
Stone Edge Physical Tough 100 80% 5 One foe Has a high critical hit ratio.

Non-damaging moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Rock Polish Status Tough —% 20 User Raises user's Speed two levels.
Sandstorm Status Tough —% 10 One Foe A five-turn* sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatant types except Rock, Ground, and Steel. As of Generation IV it also boosts the Special Defense of all Rock-type Pokémon 50% on the battlefield
Stealth Rock Status Cool —% 20 One Foe The user lays a trap of levitating stones around the foe. The trap hurts foes that switch into battle*.
Wide Guard Status ??? 10 User's team Prevents attacks that target multiple Pokémon. May fail if used in succession.

Trivia

  • If there were a hypothetical Pokémon of all 17 types, it would only be weak to Rock-type moves, due to the fact that there are more Pokémon types weak to it than Pokémon types that resist it, and that no types are immune to it.
  • There were no pure Rock-type Pokémon in Generation I.
  • In the first season of the anime and during much of Generation I, the Rock type was often wrongly assumed to be unaffected by Electric-type attacks. This was likely due to the fact that at the time, most Rock-type Pokémon were part Ground-type, and thus immune to Electric-type moves. However, the only non-Ground Rock-type Pokémon (the then five fossil Pokémon) were actually weak to them.
  • The Rock type is tied with the Template:Type2 for the largest number of weaknesses when unpaired, with five: Grass, Water, Ground, Fighting, and Steel.
    • Coincidentally, Rock moves are super effective against four of the five types Grass is weak to, with Poison being the exception.
  • Seven of the fifteen Rock-type moves (just under half) have the word 'rock' in their names.
  • Every known fossil Pokémon is part or solely Rock-type. This is most likely due to the placement of real fossils in rock formations, as well as the process by which fossils are created.
  • Every known Gym that specializes in the Rock type has been the first Gym of its region.
    • Similarly, each of these Gyms' Leaders has used Geodude as at least one of their Pokémon.
  • Regirock is the only pure Rock-type Pokémon that does not have any evolutionary relatives.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese いわ (岩) iwa
Mandarin Chinese 岩石 yánshí
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Steen
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kivi
French Canada Flag.png Canada Roche
France Flag.png Europe Roche
Germany Flag.png German Gestein
Greece Flag.png Greek Λίθος - Lithos / Πέτρα - Petra
Israel Flag.png Hebrew אבן aeven
Italy Flag.png Italian Roccia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바위 bawi
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Stein
Poland Flag.png Polish Kamienny
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Mineral / Pedra Stone / Rocha Rock
Russia Flag.png Russian Каменный kamennyi
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Roca
Spain Flag.png Spain Roca