Rock Blast (move)

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Rock Blast
ロックブラスト Rock Blast
Rock Blast.png
Rock Blast 2.png
Type  Rock
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 III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Rock Blast (Japanese: ロックブラスト Rock Blast) is a damage-dealing Rock-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generation III

Rock Blast 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. This means that it will hit 3 times on average provided that it does not miss, giving it an average power of 75. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.

Rock Blast may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

Generation IV

Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Rock Blast unless it misses.

Generation V

Rock Blast's accuracy 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. This means that it will hit about ~3.167 times on average provided that it does not miss, 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
RSE Hurls boulders at the foe 2 to 5 times in a row.
FRLG The user hurls two to five hard rocks at the foe to attack.
Colo.XD Hurls boulders at target 2 to 5 times in a row.
DPPtHGSS The user hurls hard rocks at the foe. Two to five rocks are launched in quick succession.
BWB2W2 The user hurls hard rocks at the target. Two to five rocks are launched in quick succession.
XYORAS
SM
The user hurls hard rocks at the target. Two to five rocks are launched in a row.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral 31 25 22 22XY
30ORAS
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral 37 27 22 22XY
34ORAS
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral 37 27 22 22XY
34ORAS
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
Monster Field 29 25 23 23XY
29ORAS
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field 29 25 23 23XY
29ORAS
138 Omanyte Omanyte
Water 1 Water 3 46 46 46
139 Omastar Omastar
Water 1 Water 3 56 56 56
222 Corsola Corsola
Water 1 Water 3 34 20 20BW
31B2W2
31
224 Octillery Octillery
Water 1 Water 2 1 1 1
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral 18B2W2 18XY
28ORAS
347 Anorith Anorith
Water 3 Water 3 55 49 49 49XY
55ORAS
348 Armaldo Armaldo
Water 3 Water 3 64 55 55 55XY
61ORAS
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Bug 25 26 26
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Monster Field 25 23 23XY
29ORAS
476 Probopass Probopass
Mineral Mineral 18B2W2 18XY
28ORAS
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola
Mineral Mineral 14 14
525 Boldore Boldore
Mineral Mineral 14 14
526 Gigalith Gigalith
Mineral Mineral 14 14
557 Dwebble Dwebble
Bug Mineral 5 5
558 Crustle Crustle
Bug Mineral 1, 5 1, 5
573 Cinccino Cinccino
Field Field 1 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
090 Shellder Shellder
Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
095 Onix Onix
Mineral Mineral
213 Shuckle Shuckle
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
223 Remoraid Remoraid
Water 1 Water 2
410 Shieldon Shieldon
Monster Monster
568 Trubbish Trubbish
Mineral Mineral
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
223 Remoraid Remoraid
Water 1 Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
091 Cloyster Cloyster
Water 3 Water 3 Winter Regional Championships 2013 Cloyster
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug 2014 Korean World Championship Series Heracross
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
Power = 10 | Accuracy = 90% | Effect = Hits 2 to 5 times in one turn.
Used by : Roggenrola

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It hits two to five times in succession.
Conq. The target is attacked with rocks thrown forcefully two to five times in a row.

In the anime

Moira Cinccino Rock Blast.png Bertha Golem Rock Blast.png Nando Armaldo Rock Blast.png Ash Boldore Rock Blast.png
Cinccino Golem Armaldo Boldore
The user hurls hard rocks at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
348 Armaldo The red and white plates on Armaldo's neck glow white. Then, the back of its claws releases sand and it hits the opponent with them, or Armaldo holds out its claws and three light blue rings surround its body. The rings then form into glowing white rocks that circle around its body. Armaldo then pulls up its claws and the rocks come together in between them. It then throws the rocks at the opponent.
A wild Armaldo Where's Armaldo? Debut
Nando's Armaldo League Unleashed! None
413G Wormadam Three yellow rings appear and spin around Wormadam's body. The rings glow white and form into small rocks that spin around Wormadam's body. It then fires the rocks at the opponent, that explode on contact.
Ursula's Wormadam Another One Gabites the Dust! None
076 Golem Three light blue rings appear and spin around Golem's body. The rings then glow white and turn into glowing white rocks that spin around Golem's body as well. Golem then fires the glowing white rocks at the opponent, or three rocks above Golem's head glow bright orange and its forehead glows silver. It then fires multiple silver rocks from its forehead at the opponent, one after the other.
Bertha's Golem An Elite Coverup! None
A Team Rocket Grunt's Golem Meloetta and the Undersea Temple! None
525 Boldore The red gems sticking out of the top of Boldore's body glow bright orange, and the protrusion on the front of its body glows silver. It then fires multiple silver energy waves in the shape of the protrusion on the front of its body at the opponent, one after the other.
Ash's Boldore Battling the King of the Mines! None
573 Cinccino The white fur on Cinccino's head glows bright orange. It then fires two silver, spinning energy waves from it at the opponent.
Moira's Cinccino Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Rock Blast III.png Rock Blast IV.png Rock Blast V.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
Rock Blast 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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
Rock Blast Colo.png Rock Blast XD.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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 岩石爆破 Yán​shí​ Bào​pò​
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Steenslag
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kivisuihku
France Flag.png French Boule Roc
Germany Flag.png German Felswurf
Greece Flag.png Greek Λιθοβόλο
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Rock Blast
Italy Flag.png Italian Cadutamassi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 락블레스트 Rock Blast
Poland Flag.png Polish Kamienny Wybuch
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Explosão de Rocha
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Carga de Pedras
Romania Flag.png Romanian Explozia de Piatră
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Eksplozija kamenja
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Pedrada
Spain Flag.png Spain Pedrada


Variations of the move Bone Rush
Physical Bone RushRock Blast


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