Rock Throw (move)

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Rock Throw
いわおとし Rock Drop
Rock Throw VI.png
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Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  50
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite the appealing move.

Rock Throw (Japanese: いわおとし Rock Drop) is a damage-dealing Rock-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Rock Throw deals damage and has no secondary effect. It has an accuracy of 65%.

Generation II onward

Rock Throw now has an accuracy of 90%.

Rock Throw can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Rock Slide and Rock Tomb to have their base appeal points doubled if used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Rock-type attack. As the name implies, a huge boulder is dropped on the target.
GSC Drops rocks on the enemy.
RSE Throws small rocks to strike the foe.
FRLG The foe is attacked with a shower of small, easily thrown rocks.
Colo.XD Throws small rocks to strike the target.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user picks up and throws a small rock at the foe to attack.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user picks up and throws a small rock at the target to attack.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 16 11 11 11 11 18XY
16ORAS
16
074 Geodude Geodude
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 16
075 Graveler Graveler
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 16 1, 11 1, 11 11 11 18XY
16ORAS
16
075 Graveler Graveler
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 16
076 Golem Golem
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 16 1, 11 1, 11 11 11 18XY
16ORAS
16
076 Golem Golem
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 16
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 19 14 13RSE
12FRLG
9 9BW
7B2W2
7 7
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1, 14 1, 14BW
1,12B2W2
1, 12 1, 12
208 Steelix Steelix
SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 14 13RSE
12FRLG
9 9BW
7B2W2
7 7
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug 23B2W2 23 23
218 Slugma Slugma
FireIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 15 15 11 10 10XY
8ORAS
8
219 Magcargo Magcargo
FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 15 1, 15 1, 11 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 8ORAS
1, 8
258 Mudkip Mudkip
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 25ORAS 25
299 Nosepass Nosepass
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 13 13 13BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10
337 Lunatone Lunatone
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 13 9 9BW
5B2W2
1, 5XY
1ORAS
1
338 Solrock Solrock
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 13 9 9BW
5B2W2
1, 5XY
1ORAS
1
377 Regirock Regirock
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 9 9 9 9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7
438 Bonsly Bonsly
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 14 14BW
12B2W2
12 12
532 Timburr Timburr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16
566 Archen Archen
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 5 5 5
567 Archeops Archeops
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
645 Landorus Landorus
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25 19
698 Amaura Amaura
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster 10 10
699 Aurorus Aurorus
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster 10 1, 10
703 Carbink Carbink
RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral 5 5
719 Diancie Diancie
RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 1
744 Rockruff Rockruff
RockIC Big.png Field Field 15
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 15
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 15
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug New York Pokémon Center
138 Omanyte Omanyte
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 New York Pokémon Center
140 Kabuto Kabuto
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 New York Pokémon Center
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying New York Pokémon Center
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

Onix uses Rock Throw in Super Smash Bros. when released from a Poké Ball. It will leap into the air and drop several rocks.

Pokémon GO

Rock Throw
Fast Attack
Type Rock
Power 12
Energy boost 7%
Duration 0.9 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
GeodudeGravelerGolemOnixOmastarSudowoodo
ShuckleSlugmaMagcargo
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Rock Throw had an energy gain of 7%.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Rock Throw had an energy gain of 15% and a duration of 1.36 seconds.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Rock Throw had an energy gain of 10% and a duration of 1.4 seconds.

Omastar may only know this move if it was obtained before August 20, 2016.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target.

In the anime

In the main series

Chopper Golem Rock Throw.png Ash Rockruff Rock Throw.png Roxanne Geodude Rock Throw.png Onix Rock Throw.png
Golem Rockruff Geodude Onix
The user multiple hurls rocks at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
076 Golem Golem jumps up and throws itself at the opponent.
Chopper's Golem The Bridge Bike Gang Debut
A wild Golem Hour of the Houndour None
095 Onix Onix slams its tail onto the opponent, or Onix yells out and rocks fall at the opponent, or if Onix is near a cliff or inside a cave, Onix slams its head against a wall and rocks fall from the ceiling, or Onix slams its tail into the ground and rocks fly out at the opponent.
Brock's Onix Who Gets to Keep Togepi? None
The Crystal Onix The Crystal Onix None
Multiple wild Onix Tunnel Vision None
208 Steelix Steelix slams its tail into the ground, making rocks fly towards the opponent.
Hun's Steelix The Legend of Thunder! None
074 Geodude Geodude punches the ground, making rocks fly at the opponent.
Roxanne's Geodude A Winner by a Nosepass None
075 Graveler Graveler releases multiple rocks from its body at the opponent.
A wild Graveler Tears For Fears! None
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc releases circular multi-colored waves from its body, white orbs of aura appear in front of itself, before rocks form inside the orbs, leaving a white glow around the rocks. It then shoots the rocks towards the opponents.
A wild Lycanroc SM015 None
744 Rockruff The rocks around Rockruff's neck glow white and a multi-colored orb appears on its tail. The orb dissolves into multiple sparkles that turn into rocks with a white glow around them, which Rockruff then fires at the opponent.
Ash's Rockruff SM015 None

In the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

None.png Roxanne ORAS Trailer.png None.png None.png
Nosepass
The user hurls severs rocks at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
299 Nosepass Nosepass hurls multiple boulders from around its body at the opponent.
Roxanne's Nosepass Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Core series games

Rock Throw I.png Rock Throw II.png Rock Throw III.png Rock Throw IV.png Rock Throw 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

Spin-off series games

Rock Throw Stad.png Rock Throw Stad2.png Rock Throw Colo.png Rock Throw 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
Rock Throw PBR.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 Throw 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 Throw Battrio.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

Trivia

  • Rock Throw is the only physical Rock-type move with no secondary effects.
  • In Generation III, Secret Power has the animation of Rock Throw if used on a rocky surface. From Generation IV onwards, Secret Power additionally has the animation of Rock Throw if used in a cave.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 落石 Lohksehk *
滾石滾動 Gwánsehk Gwánduhng *
滾石 Gwánsehk *
Mandarin 落石 Luòshí *
滾石 Gǔnshí *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Stenkast
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Steenworp
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kivisota (original series)
Kivenheitto (Advanced Generation)
France Flag.png French Jet-Pierres
Germany Flag.png German Steinwurf
Greece Flag.png Greek Ρίψη Βράχων Rípsi Vráchon
India Flag.png Hindi पत्थर फेंकने वाला हमला Pathar Phenkne wala hamla
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Lempar Batu
Italy Flag.png Italian Sassata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 돌떨구기 Dol Tteolgugi
Poland Flag.png Polish Rzut skałą
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Arremesso de Pedras (anime)
Lançamento de Rocha (TCG, manga)
Atirar Rocha (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Arremesso de Pedras
Russia Flag.png Russian Каменный бросок Kamennyy brosok
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Bacanje Kamenja
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lanzarrocas
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Stenkast
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ném Đá


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