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Rock Throw (move)

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Rock Throw
いわおとし Rock Drop
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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
Category  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Category  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.

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 has a base power of 50 and an accuracy of 65%.

Rock Throw deals damage and has no secondary effect.

Generation II and on

Same as before, but with a 90% accuracy.

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.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target.
DPPtHGSS The user picks up and throws a small rock at the foe to attack.
BWB2W2
XY
The user picks up and throws a small rock at the target to attack.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground 16 11 11 11 11 18
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground --, 16 --, 11 --, 11 11 11 18
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground --, 16 --, 11 --, 11 11 11 18
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground 19 14 13 12 9 9 7 7
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock   -- -- --, 14 --, 14 --,12 --, 12
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground   14 13 12 9 9 7 7
213 Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock           23 23
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire   15 15 11 10 10
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock   --, 15 --, 15 --, 11 --, 10 --, 10
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock     13 13 13 11 11
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic     13 9 9 5 --, 5
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic     13 9 9 5 --, 5
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock     9 9 9 '
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock       14 14 12 12
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting         16 16
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting         16 16
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting         16 16
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying         5 5
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying         --, 5 --, 5
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying         --, 5 '
698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice           10
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice           10
703 Carbink Carbink Rock Fairy           5
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock       ArchenArcheops
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 Type Obtained with
127 127 Pinsir Bug New York Pokémon Center
138 138 Omanyte Rock Water New York Pokémon Center
140 140 Kabuto Rock Water New York Pokémon Center
142 142 Aerodactyl Rock Flying New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Chopper Golem Rock Throw.png Graveler Rock Throw.png Roxanne Geodude Rock Throw.png Onix Rock Throw.png
Golem Graveler Geodude Onix
The user picks up and throws a small rock at the foe to attack.
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

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Rock Throw I.png Rock Throw II.png Rock Throw III.png Rock Throw 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 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 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 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

Trivia

  • Rock Throw is the only physical Rock-type move with no secondary effects.
  • If Secret Power is used on a rocky surface in Generation III, or in a cave or on a rocky surface in Generation IV, it will have the animation of Rock Throw.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 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
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
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Arremesso de Pedras
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Bacanje Kamenja
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lanzarrocas


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