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Revision as of 22:46, 6 December 2019

Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy

The Rock type (Japanese: いわタイプ Rock type) is one of the eighteen types. Prior to changes in Generation IV, all damaging Rock-type moves were physical, but they may now also be special depending on the attack.

Statistical averages


HP: 67.13
Attack: 90.67
Defense: 103.78
Sp.Atk: 60.75
Sp.Def: 73.16
Speed: 53.75
Total: 449.24

Fully evolved

HP: 76.90
Attack: 100.23
Defense: 113.49
Sp.Atk: 71.41
Sp.Def: 90.72
Speed: 63.90
Total: 517.65

Battle properties

Generation I

Offensive Rock Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
½× Fire
½× Fighting
None None

Generation II onward

Rock-type Pokémon are immune to damage from the sandstorm weather condition.

Starting in Generation IV, Rock-type Pokémon have their Special Defense boosted by 50% during a sandstorm.

Offensive Rock Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
½× Fire
½× Fighting
None None



Tied with Grass, Rock types have the most weaknesses of any type, with five. Additionally, double weaknesses among Rock types are very common.

Since Generation IV, the Special Defense of a Rock-type Pokémon is increased by 50% during a sandstorm, in addition to being immune to the damage caused by it.

Rock-type Pokémon, on average, have the lowest Speed of all Pokémon and of fully evolved Pokémon.


In particular, Rock pairs well with Ground, since very few Pokémon naturally resist this combination. Most Rock-types can learn Earthquake to this end. The biggest drawback of Rock-type moves is the large percentage of moves which have less than 100% accuracy.

Contest properties

In Contests, Rock-type moves are typically Tough moves.


As of Generation VIII, there are 65 Rock-type Pokémon or 7.3% of all Pokémon, making it the 9th rarest type.

Pure Rock-type Pokémon

# Name
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
299 Nosepass Nosepass
377 Regirock Regirock
408 Cranidos Cranidos
409 Rampardos Rampardos
438 Bonsly Bonsly
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola
525 Boldore Boldore
526 Gigalith Gigalith
744 Rockruff Rockruff
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
Lycanroc Lycanroc
Dusk Form
837 Rolycoly Rolycoly
874 Stonjourner Stonjourner

Half Rock-type Pokémon

Primary Rock-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
Geodude Geodude
Alolan Form
Rock Electric
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
Graveler Graveler
Alolan Form
Rock Electric
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
Golem Golem
Alolan Form
Rock Electric
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground
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
Aerodactyl Mega
Rock Flying
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground
247 Pupitar Pupitar Rock Ground
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
Tyranitar Mega
Rock Dark
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting
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
703 Carbink Carbink Rock Fairy
719 Diancie Diancie Rock Fairy
Diancie Mega
Rock Fairy
774 Minior Minior
Meteor Form
Rock Flying
Minior Minior
Rock Flying
793 Nihilego Nihilego Rock Poison
805 Stakataka Stakataka Rock Steel
838 Carkol Carkol Rock Fire
839 Coalossal Coalossal Rock Fire
Coalossal Gigantamax
Rock Fire

Secondary Rock-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
213 Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
304 Aron Aron Steel Rock
305 Lairon Lairon Steel Rock
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock
565 Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock
834 Drednaw Drednaw Water Rock
Drednaw Gigantamax
Water Rock


Gen Move Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Description
VII Accelerock Physical 40 100% 20 (max 32)
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user smashes into the target at high speed. This move always goes first.
II Ancient Power Special Tough 60 100% 5 (max 8)
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks with a prehistoric power. This may also raise all the user's stats at once.
VII Continental Crush Physical % 1 (max 1)
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user summons a huge rock mountain using its Z-Power and drops it onto the target with full force. The power varies, depending on the original move.
VII Continental Crush Special % 1 (max 1)
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user summons a huge rock mountain using its Z-Power and drops it onto the target with full force. The power varies, depending on the original move.
VI Diamond Storm Physical Beautiful 100 95% 5 (max 8)
All adjacent foes
The user whips up a storm of diamonds to damage opposing Pokémon. This may also sharply raise the user's Defense stat.
IV Head Smash Physical Tough 150 80% 5 (max 8)
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks the target with a hazardous, full-power headbutt. This also damages the user terribly.
IV Power Gem Special Beautiful 80 100% 20 (max 32)
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks with a ray of light that sparkles as if it were made of gemstones.
III Rock Blast Physical Tough 25 90% 10 (max 16)
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user hurls hard rocks at the target. Two to five rocks are launched in a row.
IV Rock Polish Status Tough % 20 (max 32)
The user polishes its body to reduce drag. This can sharply raise the Speed stat.
I Rock Slide Physical Tough 75 90% 10 (max 16)
All adjacent foes
Large boulders are hurled at the opposing Pokémon to inflict damage. This may also make the opposing Pokémon flinch.
I Rock Throw Physical Tough 50 90% 15 (max 24)
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user picks up and throws a small rock at the target to attack.
III Rock Tomb Physical Clever 60 95% 15 (max 24)
Any adjacent Pokémon
Boulders are hurled at the target. This also lowers the target's Speed stat by preventing its movement.
IV Rock Wrecker Physical Tough 150 90% 5 (max 8)
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user launches a huge boulder at the target to attack. The user can't move on the next turn.
II Rollout Physical Cute 30 90% 20 (max 32)
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user continually rolls into the target over five turns. It becomes more powerful each time it hits.
II Sandstorm Status Tough % 10 (max 16)
All Pokémon
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types. It raises the Sp. Def stat of Rock types.
V Smack Down Physical Tough 50 100% 15 (max 24)
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user throws a stone or similar projectile to attack an opponent. A flying Pokémon will fall to the ground when it's hit.
VII Splintered Stormshards Physical 190 % 1 (max 1)
Any adjacent Pokémon
After obtaining Z-Power, the user, Lycanroc, attacks the target with full force. This move negates the effect on the battlefield.
IV Stealth Rock Status Cool % 20 (max 32)
All foes
The user lays a trap of levitating stones around the opposing team. The trap hurts opposing Pokémon that switch into battle.
IV Stone Edge Physical Tough 100 80% 5 (max 8)
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user stabs the target from below with sharpened stones. Critical hits land more easily.
V Wide Guard Status Tough % 10 (max 16)
All allies
The user and its allies are protected from wide-ranging attacks for one turn.
All details are accurate to Generation VII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual move's page. Target data assumes user is in the lower left.


Interacting with the Rock type

A Pokémon with Color Change, Protean, Imposter, RKS System, or Multitype will become a Rock-type Pokémon if (respectively) it is hit with a Rock-type move, uses a Rock-type move, is sent out against a Rock-type opponent, is holding a Rock Memory, or is holding a Stone Plate or Rockium Z.

Gen Ability Description
V Sand Force Strengthens Rock, Ground, and Steel moves to 1.3× their power during a sandstorm.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Exclusive Abilities

Currently, no Abilities are exclusive to Rock types. This does not include signature Abilities.


Name Description
Bag Charti Berry Sprite.png Charti Berry If held by a Pokémon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Rock-type attack.
Bag Hard Stone Sprite.png Hard Stone An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a durable stone that boosts the power of Rock-type moves.
Bag Rock Gem Sprite.png Rock Gem A gem with an ordinary essence. When held, it strengthens the power of a Rock-type move one time.
Bag Rock Incense Sprite.png Rock Incense An item to be held by a Pokémon. This exotic-smelling incense boosts the power of Rock-type moves.
Bag Rock Memory Sprite.png Rock Memory A memory disc that contains Rock-type data. It changes the type of the holder if held by a certain species of Pokémon.
Bag Rockium Z Sprite.png Rockium Z It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Rock-type moves to Rock-type Z-Moves.
Bag Stone Plate Sprite.png Stone Plate An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a stone tablet that boosts the power of Rock-type moves.
All details are accurate to Generation VII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual item's page.

Notable Rock-type Trainers

Main article: Category:Rock-type Trainers
Gen Trainer Title Location
I VSBrock PE.png
Gym Leader Pewter Gym
III VSRoxanne.png
Gym Leader Rustboro Gym
IV VSRoark.png
Gym Leader Oreburgh Gym
VI VSGrant.png
Gym Leader Cyllage Gym
VII VSOlivia.png
Island Kahuna
Elite Four
Akala Island
Alola Pokémon League
VIII VSGordie.png
Gym Leader Circhester Stadium

Jasmine is also stated to have trained Rock types in the past.

In the TCG

Main article: Fighting (TCG)

Due to the decreased amount of types in the TCG, Rock-type Pokémon are generally listed as Fighting-type Pokémon.

Fighting-type Pokémon in the TCG are generally weak to Grass and Water with no resistances. Fighting-type Pokémon are strong against Colorless, Darkness and Lightning Pokémon, whilst some Colorless and Psychic Pokémon can resist the Fighting type.


  • Generation III introduced the most Rock-type Pokémon of any Generation, with 12. Generation VII and Generation VIII introduced the fewest Rock-type Pokémon, with five each.
  • Generation IV introduced the most Rock-type moves of any Generation, with six, and Generation VI introduced the fewest Rock-type moves, with only one.
  • In the first season of the anime and during much of Generation I, the Rock type was often wrongly assumed to be unaffected by Electric-type attacks. This was likely due to the fact that at the time, most Rock-type Pokémon (namely the Geodude and Rhyhorn evolution lines, and Onix) were part Ground-type and thus immune to Electric-type moves. However, the only non-Ground Rock-type Pokémon around at the time (the then five Fossil Pokémon) were actually weak to them.
  • The Rock type is tied with the Grass type for the largest number of weaknesses when unpaired, with five. However, a combination of the two types (Rock/Grass) would only have four weaknesses.
    • Rock moves are super effective against four of the five types Grass is weak to, with Poison being the exception.
  • Every known Fossil Pokémon is part or solely Rock-type. This is most likely due to the placement of real fossils in rock formations, as well as the process by which fossils are created.
  • Johto's Olivine Gym was a Rock type Gym before the Steel type was discovered.
  • The Rock type has the fewest special moves of all types, with three.
  • Rock is the only type whose positive offensive matchups outnumber its negative offensive matchups without one of said negative matchups being an immunity.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese いわ (岩) Iwa
Chinese Cantonese 岩石 Ngàahmsehk
石頭 Sehktàuh *
Mandarin 岩石 Yánshí
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Kamenný
Denmark Flag.png Danish Sten
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Steen
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kivi
France Flag.png French Roche
Germany Flag.png German Gestein
Greece Flag.png Greek Πέτρας Pétras
Israel Flag.png Hebrew סלע Sela
אבן Even
India Flag.png Hindi पथरीले Pathreele
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Szikla
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Karang
Italy Flag.png Italian Roccia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바위 Bawi
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Batu
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Stein
Poland Flag.png Polish Kamienny
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Pedra
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Pedra
Romania Flag.png Romanian Piatră
Russia Flag.png Russian Камень Kamen'
Spain Flag.png Spanish Roca
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Sten
Thailand Flag.png Thai หิน Hin
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Kaya
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đá