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Bone Rush (move)

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Bone Rush
ボーンラッシュ Bone Rush
Bone Rush V.png
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Type  Ground
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  25
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.

Bone Rush (Japanese: ボーンラッシュ Bone Rush) is a damage-dealing Ground-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation II. Prior to Generation IV, it was one of Cubone and Marowak's signature moves.

Effect

Generation II

Bone Rush 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. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3 times on average, giving it an average power of 75. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.

Bone Rush will end immediately if it breaks a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

Generation III-IV

Bone Rush may now continue attacking after breaking a substitute.

Generation V and on

The accuracy of Bone Rush is increased from 80% to 90%. There is now a 33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a 16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3.168 times on average, giving it an average power of 79.2.

If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.

If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Ground-type attack. The attacker uses a bone to club the foe two to five times.
GSC An attack that hits 2-5 times.
RSE Strikes the foe with a bone in hand 2 to 5 times.
FRLG The user strikes the foe with a bone in hand two to five times.
Colo.XD Strikes the target with a bone in hand 2 to 5 times.
DPPtHGSS The user strikes at the foe with a hard bone two to five times in a row.
BWB2W2
XY
The user strikes the target with a hard bone two to five times in a row.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground 41 41 37 37 37
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground 53 53 43 43 43
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel     19 19 29 29
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying       51 --, 51
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

Maylene Lucario Bone Rush 1.png Maylene Lucario Bone Rush 2.png Maylene Lucario Bone Rush 3.png Korrina Mega Lucario Bone Rush.png
The bone forming Lucario Disappearing Mega Lucario
The user hits its opponent with a held bone.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
448 Lucario Lucario puts its paws together and spreads them apart, creating a light green bone of energy. It then hits the opponent with it, or Lucario holds out its hands and creates a light green bone of energy.
Maylene's Lucario Lost Leader Strategy! Debut
Riley's Lucario Saving the World From Ruins! None
A Coordinator's Lucario Unlocking the Red Chain of Events! None
Korrina's Lucario Mega Revelations! None
Gurkinn's Lucario Calling from Beyond the Aura! None
448M Lucario Mega Lucario puts out its paws together and spreads them apart, creating a light green or yellow bone of energy. It then hits the opponent with it, or Lucario holds out its hands and creates a light green bone of energy.
Korrina's Lucario The Aura Storm! None
Gurkinn's Lucario The Aura Storm! None

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Bone Rush II.png Bone Rush III.png Bone Rush IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Bone Rush PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Trivia

  • Bone Rush is the only bone-themed move to be learned by Pokémon other than Cubone and Marowak.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 骨擊一氣 Gǔjí Yīqì
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Botraas
France Flag.png French Charge-Os
Germany Flag.png German Knochenhatz
Greece Flag.png Greek Κυνηγετικό Κόκκαλο
India Flag.png Hindi हड्डी का वार Haddi Ka Waar
Italy Flag.png Italian Ossoraffica
South Korea Flag.png Korean 본러쉬 Bone Rush
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Sabre de Osso
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Varre Ossos
Romania Flag.png Romanian Îngrămădire de Oase
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Napad Kostima
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Hueso Veloz
Spain Flag.png Spain Ataque Óseo


Variations of the move Bone Rush
Physical Bone RushRock Blast


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