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Rock Blast (move)

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Rock Blast
ロックブラスト Rock Blast
Rock Blast.png
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Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  25
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Rock Blast (Japanese: ロックブラスト Rock Blast) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generation III

Rock Blast inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a 37.5% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 37.5% chance that it will hit 3 times, a 12.5% chance that it will hit 4 times, and a 12.5% chance that it will hit 5 times. Each attack made has an equal chance to land a critical hit.

Rock Blast will end immediately if it breaks a Substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last hit of this move.

Generation IV

The effects are the same as the previous generation, except it will continue attacking after a Substitute is broken.

Generation V

Accuracy increased from 80 to 90. Unlike previous generations, if Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activate before the last hit is dealt, the following hit will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. Each hit will also cause Weak Armor to activate.

Learnset

Generation III

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
074 074 Geodude Rock Ground 31
075 075 Graveler Rock Ground 37
076 076 Golem Rock Ground 37
111 111 Rhyhorn Ground Rock 29
112 112 Rhydon Ground Rock 29
222 222 Corsola Water Rock 34
347 347 Anorith Rock Bug 55
348 348 Armaldo Rock Bug 64
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 223 | style="background: #FFF" | 223 | style="background: #FFF" | Remoraid | colspan="2" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Corsola

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation IV

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
074 074 Geodude Rock Ground 25
075 075 Graveler Rock Ground 27
076 076 Golem Rock Ground 27
111 111 Rhyhorn Ground Rock 25
112 112 Rhydon Ground Rock 25
138 138 Omanyte Rock Water 46
139 139 Omastar Rock Water 56
222 222 Corsola Water Rock 20
224 224 Octillery Water --
347 347 Anorith Rock Bug 49
348 348 Armaldo Rock Bug 55
413 413G Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Ground 25
464 464 Rhyperior Ground Rock 25
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 090 | style="background: #FFF" | 090 | style="background: #FFF" | Shellder | colspan="2" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Omanyte, Omastar
CorsolaHGSS

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 095 | style="background: #FFF" | 095 | style="background: #FFF" | Onix | colspan="1" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock || style="background:#E0C068" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Geodude, Graveler, Golem

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 223 | style="background: #FFF" | 223 | style="background: #FFF" | Remoraid | colspan="2" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Omanyte, Omastar
Corsola
Octillery

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 410 | style="background: #FFF" | 410 | style="background: #FFF" | Shieldon | colspan="1" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock || style="background:#B8B8D0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Steel | style="background: #FFF" | Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation V

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
074 074 Geodude Rock Ground 22
075 075 Graveler Rock Ground 22
076 076 Golem Rock Ground 22
111 111 Rhyhorn Ground Rock 23
112 112 Rhydon Ground Rock 23
138 138 Omanyte Rock Water 46
139 139 Omastar Rock Water 56
222 222 Corsola Water Rock 20
224 224 Octillery Water --
347 347 Anorith Rock Bug 49
348 348 Armaldo Rock Bug 55
413 413G Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Ground 26
464 464 Rhyperior Ground Rock 23
524 524 Roggenrola Rock 14
525 525 Boldore Rock 14
526 526 Gigalith Rock 14
557 557 Dwebble Bug Rock 5
558 558 Crustle Bug Rock --
573 573 Cinccino Normal --
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 090 | style="background: #FFF" | 090 | style="background: #FFF" | Shellder | colspan="2" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Omanyte, Omastar
Corsola, Anorith,
Armaldo

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 095 | style="background: #FFF" | 095 | style="background: #FFF" | Onix | colspan="1" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock || style="background:#E0C068" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Geodude, Graveler, Golem,
Roggenrola,
Boldore,
Gigalith,
Dwebble,
Crustle

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 213 | style="background: #FFF" | 213 | style="background: #FFF" | Shuckle | colspan="1" style="background:#A8B820; text-align:center" | Bug || style="background:#B8A038" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Rock | style="background: #FFF" | Wormadam, Dwebble,
Crustle

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 223 | style="background: #FFF" | 223 | style="background: #FFF" | Remoraid | colspan="2" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Omanyte, Omastar
Corsola
Octillery

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 410 | style="background: #FFF" | 410 | style="background: #FFF" | Shieldon | colspan="1" style="background:#B8A038; text-align:center" | Rock || style="background:#B8B8D0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Steel | style="background: #FFF" | Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 568 | style="background: #FFF" | 568 | style="background: #FFF" | Trubbish | colspan="2" style="background:#A040A0; text-align:center" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Geodude, Graveler, Golem,
Roggenrola,
Boldore,
Gigalith,
Dwebble,
Crustle

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

In the anime

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Wormadam Golem Armaldo
The user hurls hard rocks at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
348 Armaldo The red and white plates on Armaldo's neck glow white. Then, the back of its claws releases sand and it hits the opponent with them, or Armaldo holds out its claws and three light blue rings surround its body. The rings then form into glowing white rocks that circle around its body. Armaldo then pulls up its claws and the rocks come together in between them. It then throws the rocks at the opponent.
A wild Armaldo Where's Armaldo? Debut
Nando's Armaldo League Unleashed! None
413G Wormadam Three yellow rings appear and spin around Wormadam's body. The rings glow white and form into small rocks that spin around Wormadam's body. It then fires the rocks at the opponent, that explode on contact.
Ursula's Wormadam Another One Gabites the Dust! None
076 Golem Three light blue rings appear and spin around Golem's body. The rings then glow white and turn into glowing white rocks that spin around Golem's body as well. Golem then fires the glowing white rocks at the opponent.
Bertha's Golem An Elite Coverup! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

  • Chinese: 岩石爆破 Yán​shí​ Bào​pò​
  • Dutch: Steen Schot
  • French: Boule Roc
  • German: Felswurf
  • Greek: Λιθοβόλο
  • Italian: Cadutamassi
  • Korean: 락블레스트 Rock Blast
  • Portuguese (European): Pedrada
  • Spanish: Pedrada
  • Serbian: Eksplozija Kamenja


Variations of the move Bone Rush
Physical Bone RushRock Blast


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