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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.
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. On average, it will hit 3 times, giving it an average power of 75, ignoring the possibility of missing. 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.
Generations III and IV
Bone Rush may now continue attacking after a substitute is broken.
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. On average, it will hit 3.168 times, giving it an average power of 79.2, ignoring the possibility of missing.
Unlike previous generations, if Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activate before the last strike is dealt, the following one 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 strike will cause Weak Armor to activate.
|| A Ground-type attack. The attacker uses a bone to club the foe two to five times.
|| An attack that hits 2-5 times.
|| Strikes the foe with a bone in hand 2 to 5 times.
|| The user strikes the foe with a bone in hand two to five times.
|| Strikes the target with a bone in hand 2 to 5 times.
|| The user strikes at the foe with a hard bone two to five times in a row.
| The user strikes the target with a hard bone two to five times in a row.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- Bone Rush is the only bone-themed move to be learned by Pokémon other than Cubone and Marowak.
In other languages