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Rock (type)

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Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Notable trainers that specialize in the Rock-type include Brock 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

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 63
123 - 170 236 - 330
Attack: 81
77 - 146 150 - 287
Defense: 112
105 - 180 206 - 355
Sp.Atk: 57
55 - 119 107 - 234
Sp.Def: 71
68 - 135 132 - 265
Speed: 48
47 - 110 90 - 214
Total: 432   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Battle properties

Rock-type moves:

Rock-type Pokémon:

Characteristics

Defensively, the Rock-type is outstanding. However, they are weak to five types, two of which are Special-based (until Generation IV), an area Rock-types are not particularly strong in. On the other hand, they are also strong against four types. Compounding this large number of weaknesses is the fact that many Rock types are dual-types with Ground or Water, giving them a large vulnerability to Template:Type2 moves. Dual-typed with Steel also gives the Rock type a large disadvantage with Ground, although due to their high defense they will still be highly resistant to most Ground attacks.

Offensively, the Rock-type isn't as reliable. They hit the Flying-type for super-effective damage, which is good because the Flying-type is common in the games. The Rock-type also has powerful moves like Stone Edge. But overall, the Rock-type is not a very good choice for offense, since the types it is strong against are sometimes paired with the types it is not very effective against, e.g. Infernape, Heracross and Skarmory, all of which are commonly used in the metagame.

Pokémon

Pure Rock-type Pokémon

# Name
185 File:185MS.gif Sudowoodo
299 File:299MS.gif Nosepass
377 File:377MS.gif Regirock
408 408MS.png Cranidos
409 409MS.png Rampardos
438 438MS.png Bonsly

Half Rock-type Pokémon

Primary Rock-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
074 File:074MS.gif Geodude RockIC.gif GroundIC.gif
075 File:075MS.gif Graveler RockIC.gif GroundIC.gif
076 File:076MS.gif Golem RockIC.gif GroundIC.gif
095 File:095MS.gif Onix RockIC.gif GroundIC.gif
138 File:138MS.gif Omanyte RockIC.gif WaterIC.gif
139 File:139MS.gif Omastar RockIC.gif WaterIC.gif
140 File:140MS.gif Kabuto RockIC.gif WaterIC.gif
141 File:141MS.gif Kabutops RockIC.gif WaterIC.gif
142 File:142MS.gif Aerodactyl RockIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
246 File:246MS.gif Larvitar RockIC.gif GroundIC.gif
247 File:247MS.gif Pupitar RockIC.gif GroundIC.gif
248 File:248MS.gif Tyranitar RockIC.gif DarkIC.gif
337 File:337MS.gif Lunatone RockIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
338 File:338MS.gif Solrock RockIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
345 File:345MS.gif Lileep RockIC.gif GrassIC.gif
346 File:346MS.gif Cradily RockIC.gif GrassIC.gif
347 File:347MS.gif Anorith RockIC.gif BugIC.gif
348 File:348MS.gif Armaldo RockIC.gif BugIC.gif
410 410MS.png Shieldon RockIC.gif SteelIC.gif
411 411MS.png Bastiodon RockIC.gif SteelIC.gif
476 476MS.png Probopass RockIC.gif SteelIC.gif

Secondary Rock-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
111 File:111MS.gif Rhyhorn GroundIC.gif RockIC.gif
112 File:112MS.gif Rhydon GroundIC.gif RockIC.gif
213 File:213MS.gif Shuckle BugIC.gif RockIC.gif
219 File:219MS.gif Magcargo FireIC.gif RockIC.gif
222 File:222MS.gif Corsola WaterIC.gif RockIC.gif
304 File:304MS.gif Aron SteelIC.gif RockIC.gif
305 File:305MS.gif Lairon SteelIC.gif RockIC.gif
306 File:306MS.gif Aggron SteelIC.gif RockIC.gif
369 File:369MS.gif Relicanth WaterIC.gif RockIC.gif
464 464MS.png Rhyperior GroundIC.gif RockIC.gif

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.
Power Gem Special Beauty 70 100% 20 One foe
Rock Blast Physical Tough 25 80% 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 2 levels
Sandstorm Status Tough —% 40 One Foe A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatant types except Rock, Ground, and Steel-types.
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.

Trivia

  • If there were a hypothetical Pokémon of all 17 types, it would only be weak to Rock-type moves. However it's possible to create more weaknesses by using moves like Foresight to remove immunities.
  • There were no pure Rock-type Pokémon until Generation II.
  • No physical Rock-type move is 100% accurate.
  • In the first season of the Pokémon anime and during much of Generation I, the Rock-type was often wrongly assumed to be unaffected by Template:Type2 attacks. This was likely due to the fact that at the time, the only Rock-types that were not part Ground were the Fossil Pokémon.
  • 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.

In other languages

  • French: Roche
  • German: Gestein
  • Italian: Roccia
  • Spanish: Roca
  • Korean: 바위 bawi
  • Hebrew: סלע sela or אבן ehven