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Rock Slide (Japanese: いわなだれ Rock Slide) is a damage-dealing Rock-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM48 in Generation I before losing its TM status in Generation II. It regained its TM status, albeit as TM80, in Generation IV onwards.
Rock Slide deals damage with no additional effect.
Rock Slide inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
Generations III and IV
In Double Battles, Rock Slide will hit adjacent opposing Pokémon.
In Triple Battles, Rock Slide will hit adjacent opposing Pokémon.
In Horde Encounters, Rock Slide will hit adjacent opposing Pokémon. Rock Slide will also destroy certain natural objects found in the background of battles.
|| A Rock-type attack that hits the target with an avalanche of rocks and boulders.
|| An attack that may cause flinching.
|| Large boulders are hurled. May cause flinching.
|| Large boulders are hurled at the foe. It may make the foe flinch.
|| Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause the target to cringe, making it incapable of action.
|| Large boulders are hurled at the foe to inflict damage. It may also make the target flinch.
|| Large boulders are hurled at the opposing team to inflict damage. They may also make the targets flinch.
|| Send large rocks crashing into the enemy. It may also cause the target to flinch.
|| Large boulders are hurled at the opposing Pokémon to inflict damage. This may also make the opposing Pokémon flinch.
In other games
Rock Slide is the only move of Pupitar, Bastiodon, and Boldore.
In the anime
|| Rocks falling
| Large boulders are hurled at the foe to inflict damage.
|| First Used In
|| Magcargo slams its head into walls, causing boulders to fall on the opponent.
| Egan's Magcargo
|| Some Like it Hot
|| Nosepass's body becomes outlined in blue and a nearby rock also becomes surrounded in blue and it floats into the air above the opponent. The rock then splits apart and the pieces come falling down on the opponent.
| Alan's Nosepass
|| Nosing 'Round the Mountain!
|| Dwebble jumps high into the air and raises both of its claws straight up into the air. Multiple white rings of energy then appear above and around Dwebble's body and large grey boulders come out of the ripples of energy. The boulders then fall down and rain over the opponent.
| Cilan's Dwebble
|| Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!
|| Crustle raises both of its claws into the air. Then, multiple white rings of energy then appear above Crustle's body high in the sky and large grey boulders come out of the ripples of energy. The boulders then fall down and rain over the opponent.
| Cilan's Crustle
|| Evolution Exchange Excitement!
|| Drilbur's body glows white and multiple white rings of energy appear above and around it. Then, several large grey boulders come out of the ripples of energy and fall down over the opponent.
| Rocko's Drilbur
|| A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!
In the manga
In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
In other generations