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Rock Head (Ability)

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If you were looking for the Rock Head Pokémon, see Bagon.


Rock Head いしあたま
Rock Head
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Generation III
Prevents recoil damage.
Generation IV
Protects the Pokémon from recoil damage.
Generation V
Currently unknown
Generation VI
Currently unknown

Rock Head (Japanese: いしあたま Rock Head) is an ability introduced in Generation III. Eighteen Pokémon can have this ability, most of which are Template:Type2 and most have either Sturdy or Lightningrod as another ability.

Effect

In battle

Rock Head prevents recoil damage from moves like Double-Edge, but not from use of a Life Orb or the move Struggle.

In Pokémon Colosseum, Pokémon with this ability still receive recoil damage from Shadow Rush.

Outside of battle

Rock Head has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Rock Head

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Geodude Geodude Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
Graveler Graveler Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
Golem Golem Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sand Veil
Onix Onix Rock Ground Rock Head Sturdy Broken Armor
Cubone Cubone Ground Ground Rock Head Lightningrod Battle Armor
Marowak Marowak Ground Ground Rock Head Lightningrod Battle Armor
Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Rock Ground Lightningrod Rock Head Reckless
Rhydon Rhydon Rock Ground Lightningrod Rock Head Reckless
Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying Rock Head Pressure Unnerve
Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock Sturdy Rock Head Jitter
Steelix Steelix Steel Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sheer Force
Aron Aron Steel Rock Sturdy Rock Head Heavy Metal
Lairon Lairon Steel Rock Sturdy Rock Head Heavy Metal
Aggron Aggron Steel Rock Sturdy Rock Head Heavy Metal
Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock Swift Swim Rock Head Sturdy
Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon Rock Head None Sheer Force
Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon Rock Head None Overcoat
Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock Sturdy Rock Head Jitter
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

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When the user uses an attack that inflicts recoil damage, it doesn't get hit with recoil.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
185 Sudowoodo When Sudowoodo uses an attack that inflicts recoil damace, it doesn't get hit with recoil.
Brock's Sudowoodo Leave it to Brocko! Debut
095 Onix When Onix uses an attack that inflicts recoil damage, it doesn't get hit with recoil.
Roark's Onix Shapes of Things to Come! None
306 Aggron When Aggron uses an attack that inflicts recoil damage, it doesn't get hit with recoil.
Paul's Aggron Familiarity Breeds Strategy! None

In other languages

  • French: Tête de Roc
  • German: Steinhaupt
  • Greek: Πέτρινο Κεφάλι
  • Italian: Testadura
  • Portuguese: Cabeça de Pedra
  • Spanish: Cabeza roca


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