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Rock Smash
いわくだき Rock Smash
Rock Smash V.png
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Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
  • Usable outside of battle
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal works well if the user's condition is good.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.

Rock Smash (Japanese: いわくだき Rock Smash) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM08 when it was introduced, and became HM06 in Generation III, as its use became essential for completing the game. It lost its HM status in Generation V, when it became TM94.

Effect

In battle

Generations II and III

The move damages the target and has a 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Rock Smash has a base power of 20.

Generation IV

Rock Smash's base power changed to 40.

Outside of battle

Generations II and III

Rock Smash breaks certain rocks to clear a path. Occasionally, wild Pokémon may be encountered.

Generation IV

Diamond, Pearl and Platinum

Wild Pokémon no longer appear when rocks are broken.

HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, wild Pokémon, Heart Scales, shards, Fossils, and other items can be found underneath certain rocks. There are three kinds of smashable rocks that differ both with wild Pokémon and items that can be found in them.

Type 1: Ruins of Alph:

Item Location Games
Bag Red Shard Sprite.png Red Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Green Shard Sprite.png Green Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Blue Shard Sprite.png Blue Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Yellow Shard Sprite.png Yellow Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Old Amber Sprite.png Old Amber Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Helix Fossil Sprite.png Helix Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG 
Bag Dome Fossil Sprite.png Dome Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks  SS 

Type 2: Cliff Cave:

Item Location Games
Bag Red Shard Sprite.png Red Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG 
Bag Blue Shard Sprite.png Blue Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  SS 
Bag Yellow Shard Sprite.png Yellow Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG 
Bag Green Shard Sprite.png Green Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  SS 
Bag Claw Fossil Sprite.png Claw Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG 
Bag Root Fossil Sprite.png Root Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks  SS 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Pearl Sprite.png Pearl Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Big Pearl Sprite.png Big Pearl Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Rare Bone Sprite.png Rare Bone Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 

Type 3: Cianwood City, Dark Cave, Route 3, Route 19, Rock Tunnel, Vermilion City, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls, Mt. Silver, Cerulean Cave:

Item Location Games
Bag Red Shard Sprite.png Red Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Blue Shard Sprite.png Blue Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Yellow Shard Sprite.png Yellow Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Green Shard Sprite.png Green Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Star Piece Sprite.png Star Piece Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 

Generation V

Boulders in Clay Tunnel

Rock Smash is no longer a field move.

In Black 2 and White 2, if a Pokémon in the player's party knows the move Rock Smash when they talk to one of the Workers in Clay Tunnel, they can help clear a section of boulders.

Generation VI

In Pokémon X and Y, Rock Smash is again a field move, and now there are also cracked walls and boulders that can be smashed with the move. There are two kinds of smashable rocks that can reveal different Pokémon and items.

Type 1: Glittering Cave:

Item Location Games
Bag Armor Fossil Sprite.png Armor Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  X  Y 
Bag Claw Fossil Sprite.png Claw Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  X 
Bag Cover Fossil Sprite.png Cover Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  X  Y 
Bag Dome Fossil Sprite.png Dome Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  Y 
Bag Hard Stone Sprite.png Hard Stone Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Bag Helix Fossil Sprite.png Helix Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  Y 
Bag Old Amber Sprite.png Old Amber Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Bag Plume Fossil Sprite.png Plume Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  X  Y 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Bag Root Fossil Sprite.png Root Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  X 
Bag Skull Fossil Sprite.png Skull Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  X  Y 

Type 2: Route 8, Ambrette Town, Cyllage City, Route 12, Azure Bay, Route 13, Route 18, Terminus Cave, Victory Road:

Item Location Games
Bag Big Pearl Sprite.png Big Pearl Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Bag Hard Stone Sprite.png Hard Stone Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Bag Pearl Sprite.png Pearl Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Bag Soft Sand Sprite.png Soft Sand Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Bag Star Piece Sprite.png Star Piece Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Fighting-type attack. In the field, it can be used to shatter rocks and open new paths.
GSC An attack that may lower Defense.
RSE A rock-crushing attack that may lower Defense.*
A rock-crushingly tough attack that may lower Defense.*
FRLG An attack that may also cut Defense. It can also smash cracked boulders.
Colo.XD A rock-crushing attack that may lower Defense.
PMDRB Digs through the wall the user is facing.
DPPt The user slugs the foe with a shattering punch. It can also smash cracked boulders.
HGSS The user hits with a punch that may lower the target's Defense. It can also smash cracked boulders.*
The user slugs the foe with a shattering punch. It can also smash cracked boulders.*
BWB2W2 The user attacks with a punch that can shatter a rock. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
XY The user attacks with a punch. This may also lower the target's Defense stat. This move can also shatter rocks in the field.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting       -- --
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/HM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
[[|]]
II
TM08
III
HM06
IV
HM06
V
TM94
VI
TM94
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison
030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison Poison
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
035 Clefairy Clefairy Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable Fairy Fairy
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass
050 Diglett Diglett Ground Ground
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire
059 Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
128 Tauros Tauros Normal Normal
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric
136 Flareon Flareon Fire Fire
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
153 Bayleef Bayleef Grass Grass
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass
156 Quilava Quilava Fire Fire
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
175 Togepi Togepi Fairy Fairy
176 Togetic Togetic Fairy Flying
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric
183 Marill Marill Water Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill Water Fairy
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock
186 Politoed Politoed Water Water
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
209 Snubbull Snubbull Fairy Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull Fairy Fairy
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
213 Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock
220 Swinub Swinub Ice Ground
221 Piloswine Piloswine Ice Ground
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
231 Phanpy Phanpy Ground Ground
232 Donphan Donphan Ground Ground
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue Fighting Fighting
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric
244 Entei Entei Fire Fire
245 Suicune Suicune Water Water
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground
247 Pupitar Pupitar Rock Ground
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
258 Mudkip Mudkip Water Water
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
273 Seedot Seedot Grass Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
294 Loudred Loudred Normal Normal
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock
301 Delcatty Delcatty Normal Normal
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy
304 Aron Aron Steel Rock
305 Lairon Lairon Steel Rock
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark
320 Wailmer Wailmer Water Water
321 Wailord Wailord Water Water
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground
323 Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground
324 Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison
340 Whiscash Whiscash Water Ground
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
363 Spheal Spheal Ice Water
364 Sealeo Sealeo Ice Water
365 Walrein Walrein Ice Water
369 Relicanth Relicanth Rock Water
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel
382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Water
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass
388 Grotle Grotle Grass Grass
389 Torterra Torterra Grass Ground
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
394 Prinplup Prinplup Water Water
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
399 Bidoof Bidoof Normal Normal
400 Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel
418 Buizel Buizel Water Water
419 Floatzel Floatzel Water Water
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon Water Ground
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal
427 Buneary Buneary Normal Normal
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground
444 Gabite Gabite Dragon Ground
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas Ground Ground
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon Ground Ground
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire
468 Togekiss Togekiss Fairy Flying
470 Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass
471 Glaceon Glaceon Ice Ice
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine Ice Ground
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal Normal
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fire
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal
507 Herdier Herdier Normal Normal
508 Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass
512 Simisage Simisage Grass Grass
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire
514 Simisear Simisear Fire Fire
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water
516 Simipour Simipour Water Water
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika Electric Electric
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola Rock Rock
525 Boldore Boldore Rock Rock
526 Gigalith Gigalith Rock Rock
529 Drilbur Drilbur Ground Ground
530 Excadrill Excadrill Ground Steel
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad Water Ground
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground
538 Throh Throh Fighting Fighting
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting
543 Venipede Venipede Bug Poison
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede Bug Poison
545 Scolipede Scolipede Bug Poison
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
554 Darumaka Darumaka Fire Fire
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock
565 Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Normal Grass
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed Grass Steel
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn Grass Steel
599 Klink Klink Steel Steel
600 Klang Klang Steel Steel
601 Klinklang Klinklang Steel Steel
604 Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo Ice Ice
614 Beartic Beartic Ice Ice
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting
620 Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal
627 Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
650 Chespin Chespin Grass Grass
651 Quilladin Quilladin Grass Grass
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught Grass Fighting
656 Froakie Froakie Water Water
657 Frogadier Frogadier Water Water
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby Normal Normal
660 Diggersby Diggersby Normal Ground
667 Litleo Litleo Fire Normal
668 Pyroar Pyroar Fire Normal
672 Skiddo Skiddo Grass Grass
673 Gogoat Gogoat Grass Grass
674 Pancham Pancham Fighting Fighting
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark
676 Furfrou Furfrou Normal Normal
679 Honedge Honedge Steel Ghost
680 Doublade Doublade Steel Ghost
681 Aegislash Aegislash Steel Ghost
688 Binacle Binacle Rock Water
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt Rock Dragon
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum Rock Dragon
698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying
706 Goodra Goodra Dragon Dragon
708 Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass
709 Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist Ghost Grass
712 Bergmite Bergmite Ice Ice
713 Avalugg Avalugg Ice Ice
718 Zygarde Zygarde Dragon Ground
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

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Rock Smash is Charizard's Side Special move. Unlike in the Pokémon games, Rock Smash is a move with high damage and knockback and can potentially KO a foe in one hit.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, Rock Smash has been made Charizard's Down Special move, with Flare Blitz taking its former position.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Rock Smash turns a wall tile in front of the user into a floor tile, revealing any item hidden within it. It has 99 PP but cannot target enemies or be used diagonally.

In the anime

Drayden Haxorus Rock Smash.png Gary Nidoqueen Rock Smash.png Ash Gible Rock Smash.png Juan Whiscash Rock Smash.png
Haxorus Nidoqueen Gible Whiscash
The user slugs the foe with a shattering punch. It can also smash boulders.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen smashes its fist into the ground, making the ground crack and move towards the opponent. While the ground cracks, small rocks fly out and hit the opponent.
Gary's Nidoqueen The Ties that Bind Debut
340 Whiscash Whiscash's body becomes outlined in yellow, floats into the air and falls on the opponent.
Juan's Whiscash Eight Ain't Enough None
275 Shiftry Shiftry smashes its hand into the ground. An invisible blast travels underground to the opponent and explodes underneath the opponent, making pieces of rocks fly at them, or Shiftry smashes its hand into the ground and flings rocks at the opponent.
Angela's Shiftry From Cradle to Save None
Spenser's Shiftry Ka Boom with a View! None
306 Aggron Aggron's claws on one of its hands glow white and it smashes the opponent with it.
J's client's Aggron Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 2 None
454 Toxicroak Both of the red claws on Toxicroak's hands glow white and it smashes the opponent with them repeatedly.
Saturn's Toxicroak Gateway to Ruin! None
443 Gible One of Gible's hands glow white or yellow and it punches the opponent with it.
Khoury's Gible A Rivalry to Gible On! None
Ash's Gible Gotta Get a Gible! None
614 Beartic One of Beartic's arms glow orange and it delivers a powerful punch to the opponent with it.
Georgia's Beartic Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
612 Haxorus Haxorus pulls its head back and one of its tusks flash white. The white glow then fades and its tusk starts to glow orange. Haxorus then whips its head forward and smashes the opponent with its tusk.
Drayden's Haxorus Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr smashes its steel beam into the ground and raises one of its arms. It then clenches its fist and it starts to glow orange. Gurdurr then charges forward and delivers a powerful punch to the opponent.
Trip's Gurdurr Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia! None
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad jumps at the opponent and its tail starts to glow white. The white glow then fades, leaving its tail glowing red-orange. Palpitoad then flips around vertically and slams its tail into the opponent.
Clay's Palpitoad Battling the King of the Mines! None
525 Boldore The gems on the top of Boldore's body glow bright orange and it jumps at the opponent. One or both of the legs on the side of its body then glow red-orange or blue and it stabs the opponent with the tip of one or both of its legs.
Ash's Boldore Battling the King of the Mines! None
530 Excadrill One of Excadrill's claws glows red-orange and it stabs the opponent with it.
Clay's Excadrill Battling the King of the Mines! None

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

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In battle

Rock Smash II.png Rock Smash III.png Rock Smash 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
Rock Smash 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
Rock Smash Stad2.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

Outside of battle

Rock Smash II OW.png Rock Smash III OW.png Rock Smash DPPt OW.png Rock Smash HGSS OW.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 DPPt 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
GSC
GSC Rock Smash.png
RSE
RSE Rock Smash.png
FRLG
FRLG Rock Smash.png
DPPtHGSS
Gen IV Rock Smash.png

Trivia

  • Rock Smash is the only HM move that does not share its type with another HM move, past or present.
  • Rock Smash is the only move to be a TM, become a HM, and then revert to being a TM again.
  • Rock Smash and Rock Climb are the only moves that have the word rock in their name, but are not Rock-type.
  • Although Rock Smash is a Fighting-type move, it uses the Rock-type TM icon in the Generation V games.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 岩石粉碎 Yán​shí​ Fěn​suì
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Steen Knal
Finland Flag.png Finnish Murskanyrkki
France Flag.png French Éclate-Roc*
Eclate-Roc*
Germany Flag.png German Zertrümmerer
Greece Flag.png Greek Λιθοθραύστης
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pemecah Batu
Pukulan Batu
Italy Flag.png Italian Spaccaroccia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바위깨기 Bawi Kkaegi
Poland Flag.png Polish Kamienny grom
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Esmagamento de Rocha
Romania Flag.png Romanian Puterea Pietrei
Sfarmă Piatră
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Razbijanje Kamenja
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Golpe Roca
Spain Flag.png Spain Golpe Roca


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
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Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
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Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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