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Rock Polish (move)

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Rock Polish
ロックカット Rock Cut
Rock Polish V.png
Type  Rock
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Appeals first in the next turn
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Rock Polish (Japanese: ロックカット Rock Cut) is a non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation IV.


Rock Polish raises the user's Speed stat by two levels.


Games Description
DPPtHGSSBW The user polishes its body to reduce drag. It sharply raises the Speed stat.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground 8 8 '
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground --, 8 --, 8 '
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground --, 8 --, 8 '
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground 30 30 '
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground 30   '
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic 20 20 '
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic 20 20 '
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock   19 '
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock   19 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
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
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
213 Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
232 Donphan Donphan Ground Ground
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground
247 Pupitar Pupitar Rock Ground
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock
304 Aron Aron Steel Rock
305 Lairon Lairon Steel Rock
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
323 Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
369 Relicanth Relicanth Rock Water
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
389 Torterra Torterra Grass Ground
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel
486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal Normal
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola Rock Rock
525 Boldore Boldore Rock Rock
526 Gigalith Gigalith Rock Rock
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock
565 Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed Grass Steel
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn Grass Steel
599 Klink Klink Steel Steel
600 Klang Klang Steel Steel
601 Klinklang Klinklang Steel Steel
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Palmer Rhyperior Rock Polish.png Steelix Rock Polish.png None.png
Rhyperior Steelix
The user glows, sharply raising its Speed.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
208 Steelix Steelix's whole body glows white.
A Coordinator's Steelix Team Shocker! Debut
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior slams its fists together and the orange plates all around its body glow red, making Rhyperior able to move faster.
Palmer's Rhyperior Challenging a Towering Figure! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Rock Polish 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 磨光岩石 Móguāng Yánshí
France Flag.png French Poliroche
Germany Flag.png German Steinpolitur
Greece Flag.png Greek Λιθοστίλβωση
Italy Flag.png Italian Lucidatura
South Korea Flag.png Korean 록커트 Rock Cut
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pulimento

Variations of the move Acid Armor
Status Acid ArmorAmnesiaAutotomizeBarrierIron DefenseNasty PlotRock PolishSwords Dance
Formerly a variation
Status Minimize

Generation IV TMs
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
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