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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
Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  25
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
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 Rock-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation III.


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. This gives the attack an average power of 75, ignoring the possibility of missing. Each hit made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.

Rock Blast will end immediately if it breaks a Substitute (except in Pokémon XD). 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.

Due to the introduction of the Ability Skill Link, a Pokémon with said Ability will always hit five times when using Rock Blast, if it does not miss.

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; however, Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one. Each hit will cause Weak Armor to activate.


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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Colo and XD description.
Games Description
RSE Hurls boulders at the foe 2 to 5 times in a row.
FRLG The user hurls two to five hard rocks at the foe to attack.
DPPtHGSS The user hurls hard rocks at the foe. Two to five rocks are launched in quick succession.
BW The user hurls hard rocks at the target. Two to five rocks are launched in quick succession.
Conquest The target is attacked with rocks thrown forcefully two to five times in a row.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground 31 25 22 ''''
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground 37 27 22 ''''
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground 37 27 22 ''''
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock 29 25 23 ''''
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock 29 25 23 ''''
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water   46 46 ''''
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water   56 56 ''''
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock 34 20 20 31 ''''
224 Octillery Octillery Water Water   -- -- '
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock       18 ''''
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug 55 49 49 ''''
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug 64 55 55 ''''
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Ground   25 26 '
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock   25 23 ''''
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel       18 ''''
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola Rock Rock     14 ''''
525 Boldore Boldore Rock Rock     14 ''''
526 Gigalith Gigalith Rock Rock     14 ''''
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock     5 ''''
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock     --, 5 ''''
573 Cinccino Cinccino Normal Normal     -- '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water     OmanyteOmastarCorsolaAnorithArmaldo OmanyteOmastarCorsolaAnorithArmaldo
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground   GeodudeGravelerGolem GeodudeGravelerGolemRoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithDwebbleCrustle GeodudeGravelerGolemNosepassProbopassRoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithDwebbleCrustle
213 Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock     DwebbleCrustle
223 Remoraid Remoraid Water Water Corsola OmanyteOmastarCorsolaOctillery OmanyteOmastarCorsolaOctillery
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel   RhyhornRhydonRhyperior RhyhornRhydonRhyperior
568 Trubbish Trubbish Poison Poison     GeodudeGravelerGolemRoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithDwebbleCrustle GeodudeGravelerGolemNosepassProbopassRoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithDwebbleCrustle
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
223 223 Remoraid Water Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Ursula Wormadam Rock Blast.png Bertha Golem Rock Blast.png Nando Armaldo Rock Blast.png Ash Boldore Rock Blast.png
Wormadam Golem Armaldo Boldore
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, or three rocks above Golem's head glow bright orange and its forehead glows silver. It then fires multiple silver rocks from its forehead at the opponent, one after the other.
Bertha's Golem An Elite Coverup! None
A Team Rocket Grunt's Golem BW096 None
525 Boldore The red gems sticking out of the top of Boldore's body glow bright orange, and the protrusion on the front of its body glows silver. It then fires multiple silver energy waves in the shape of the protrusion on the front of its body at the opponent, one after the other.
Ash's Boldore Battling the King of the Mines! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Rock Blast III.png Rock Blast IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 岩石爆破 Yán​shí​ Bào​pò​
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Steen Stoot
France Flag.png French Boule Roc
Germany Flag.png German Felswurf
Greece Flag.png Greek Λιθοβόλο
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Rock Blast
Italy Flag.png Italian Cadutamassi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 락블레스트 Rock Blast
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Explosão de Rocha
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Pedrada
Romania Flag.png Romanian Explozia de Piatră
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Eksplozija Kamenja
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pedrada

Variations of the move Bone Rush
Physical Bone RushRock Blast

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