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Brock's Geodude

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Brock's Geodude
タケシのイシツブテ Takeshi's Isitsubute
Poké Ball
Brock Geodude.png
Brock's Geodude
Debuts in Showdown in Pewter City
Caught at Unknown
Gender Male*
Ability Unknown
Current location Pewter Gym
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Geodude Shin'ichirō Miki Michael Haigney

Brock's Geodude (Japanese: タケシのイシツブテ Takeshi's Isitsubute) was the second Pokémon acquired by Brock in the anime, and he also has one in most of the games he appears in.

In the anime


Original series

Geodude fighting Pidgeotto

Geodude was first seen in Brock's rematch with Ash at the Pewter City Gym. It was used against Pidgeotto where it was shown to have a powerful defense, not even being fazed by Pidgeotto's Gust, and managed to defeat it without any trouble. It was then used against Pikachu but was fried by a very powerful Thunderbolt, despite the fact that it is immune to Electric moves.

Similar to most of Brock's Pokémon, Geodude received very little screentime. Brock typically used it in situations in which he needed to battle, but could not use Onix because of its enormous size. One such occasion was Battle Aboard the St. Anne, when it joined a large group of Geodude to attack Team Rocket.

Geodude fighting a fire

Geodude helped fight the fire in Celadon Gym in Pokémon Scent-sation!, by smothering the flames with dirt. In Pokémon Fashion Flash, it was revealed to know Seismic Toss by throwing Jessie's Ekans. However, it was blinded by Koffing's Sludge.

Brock entered Geodude in the P1 Grand Prix in The Punchy Pokémon. It lost in the first round to Giant's Hitmonlee which was used by Team Rocket. Initially, Brock sent Geodude back into the ring where it was kicked mercilessly, but on Anthony's advice, Brock threw in the towel and apologized to Geodude for making it fight.

It also dug a hole to rescue Ash and Pikachu in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon. However, before the pair could be pulled to safety, Aerodactyl broke through the hole with Ash captive. It also displayed the first use of its Tackle attack whilst breaching Team Rocket's house with Ash, Pidgeotto, Misty and Staryu.

It again filled its advantage over fire by helping Onix, Charizard and Blaine's Magmar dam the erupting Cinnabar volcano in Volcanic Panic. It was kept cool by the efforts of Squirtle and Staryu.

It appeared again in Pallet Party Panic.

Orange Islands

It accompanied its Trainer to the Orange Islands. In A Scare in the Air, during battle with Team Rocket, it hurled Weezing through the side of a blimp, causing severe damage and forcing a crash landing on Valencia Island. In the following episode, Poké Ball Peril, Geodude stayed with its Trainer at Professor Ivy's lab.

Misty polishing Geodude

It returned with its Trainer and fellow Pokémon in A Tents Situation. In Sick Daze, it was revealed that Brock usually polished his Rock Pokémon, so Misty took up the job of polishing Geodude whilst Brock was sick. It was captured by Team Rocket, but was rescued when Brock, Pineco and Golbat intervened.

In Control Freak!, Geodude dug a pathway to get into the ancient ruins. However, once inside, Jessie, in possession of the ancient Queen's mask and scepter, took control of Geodude, along with Onix and Pikachu. However, once Jessie, James and Meowth escaped with Pikachu on Onix, Geodude was left behind and snapped free of Jessie's control.

Geodude was revealed to know Mega Punch in EP250 (an unaired episode in the dub) where it fought Jessie's Arbok, but was easily defeated with Headbutt and Wrap. It was then stolen by Team Rocket, but recovered later. It acted as a fire fighter for the third time in Great Bowls of Fire!, where it attempted to rescue the Pokémon trapped in a fire. It managed to save the sacred Prayer Flame from the burning shrine at the end of the episode. In Entei At Your Own Risk!, Geodude was sent out to enjoy the hot sands. It pushed Ash's Larvitar headfirst into the hot sand, having no patience for its timidity.

In the Christmas special, Geodude was seen helping Delibird retrieve its presents. It was also seen having a snowball fight with the rest of the Pokémon in Kanga Games.

Advanced Generation series


Brock lent Geodude and two of his other Pokémon to his younger brother, Forrest, who took on the role of Gym Leader of the Pewter Gym when Brock went to Hoenn in The Family That Battles Together, Stays Together.

Kanto Battle Frontier

Geodude joined Crobat and Steelix to greet Brock in Grating Spaces!. Forrest ordered Geodude to Tackle Meowth, and then it used its newly learned Sandstorm to create a distraction whilst Steelix created defenses with boulders. It then charged and took down Jessie's Charizard with a Mega Punch.

Brock and Geodude

Personality and characteristics

Geodude received very little character development as it did not receive much screen time. However, it comes across as one of the older Pokémon in the show, with quite little patience for wasting time. This was shown by the fact that it shoved Larvitar into the sand headfirst, during Entei at Your Own Risk having no patience for babying it like Ash, Pikachu and others. It is very fond of its Trainer, who had trained it for many years, and was known to polish Geodude for maintenance.

Moves used

Brock Geodude Mega Punch.png
Using Mega Punch
Move First Used In
Seismic Toss Pokémon Fashion Flash
Tackle  Who Gets to Keep Togepi?
Dig Control Freak!
Mega Punch  EP250
Sandstorm  Grating Spaces!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In Pokémon Origins

Brock's Geodude in Pokémon Origins

Brock's Geodude appeared in the Pokémon Origins episode File 1 - Red. It was the first Pokémon Brock used during his Gym battle with Red. At first, Red chose to use his Charmander, but since Charmander's only attacking moves were Ember and Scratch, it was unable to deal practically any damage on the Rock-type Pokémon, which struck back with Tackle, taking out almost all of Charmander's Hit Points. Thanks to Brock's advice, Red then changed for a better type matchup, and sent out his Nidoran♂, whose super effective Double Kick was more than enough to defeat Geodude.

Moves used

Brock Geodude Tackle PO.png
Using Tackle
Move First Used In
Tackle File 1 - Red
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Geodude has appeared in most of the games Brock has appeared in, except for the Johto-based games, in which he instead uses a Graveler, and eventually a Golem in the rematches in HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green Pokémon Yellow Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Spr 1b 074.png
Rock Ground
Geodude Lv.12
Defense Curl
Spr 1y 074.png
Rock Ground
Geodude Lv.10
Spr 3f 074.png
Rock Ground
Rock Head
Held item:
Geodude Lv.12
Defense Curl

In the manga

Brock's Geodude in Pokémon Adventures
Brock and Geodude in Pokémon Adventures
Brock's Geodude in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Brock owns six Geodude in the Pokémon Adventures manga, each nicknamed with names from "Geoone" to "Geosix", respectively, and he often carries them around himself like a belt.

The first time Brock used Geodude in battle was when they fought against Elite Four's army of Machop that were attacking Pewter City.

Later Brock used his Geodude aboard the Magnet Train, using their Magnitude in order to slow down the out of control train.

Moves used

Brock Geodude Magnitude Adventures.png
Using Magnitude
Move First Used In
Double-Edge Striking Golduck
Magnitude The Last Battle III
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Brock used his two Geodude in his battle against Ash in The Electric Tale of Pikachu chapter Play Misty For Me, where they lost. They later fought a losing battle with the Black Fog.

In the TCG

Geodude was featured in the TCG as one of Brock's Pokémon. The following is a list of cards named Brock's Geodude.

Brock's Geodude
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Brock's Geodude Fighting Gym Heroes Uncommon 38/132 Nivi City Gym    
Brock's Geodude Fighting Gym Heroes Common 66/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
Brock's Geodude Fighting Gym Challenge Common 68/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  


  • Geodude is the only Generation I Pokémon Brock still owns that hasn't evolved yet, despite its game counterpart presumably being shown as a Graveler in Generation II, and eventually a Golem by the rematch in HGSS. His Zubat and Onix already evolved to their final forms, and Vulpix is owned by a different Trainer: Suzy.
  • Geodude is the only one of Brock's Pokémon which has not had the circumstances of its capture shown in the anime.
  • Geodude was not shown using any moves until 23 episodes after its debut.
  • Geodude is the only Pokemon so far that has learned a new move in a banned episode.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Geodude.

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