Rock (type)

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Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Notable trainers that specialize in the Rock-type include Brock of Pewter City, Roxanne of Rustboro City and Roark of Oreburgh City. They are, notably, all the first Gym Leader encountered in their respective regions.

Statistical averages


HP: 63
Attack: 81
Defense: 112
Sp.Atk: 57
Sp.Def: 71
Speed: 48
Total: 0

Fully evolved

HP: 73.40
Attack: 90.35
Defense: 121.75
Sp.Atk: 63.65
Sp.Def: 89.75
Speed: 51.85
Total: 0

Battle properties

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


The Rock-type is very risky to use defensively. Despite having an overall high Defense on average, its weaknesses to Ground- and Template:Type2 moves, commonly physical in nature, take it down a notch. The fact that, at best, its Special Defense is mediocre, combined with its weakness to Grass- and Template:Type2 moves, greatly decrease its ability to defend. The only advantages of a Rock type Pokémon are its resistances to Normal and Fire. However, it has gotten a boost in Generation IV due to Sandstorm increasing said lackluster Special Defense by 50% and the fact that Sandstorm is very common in many tiers, thanks to Sand Stream automatically casting a permanent Sandstorm.

Rock is one of the best types offensively. Being resisted by only three of the seventeen types, two of which are hindered by their own poor defenses (Fighting) and relative scarcity (Steel) helps it a lot, and the fact that only two Pokémon out of nearly 500 (Lucario and Steelix) have a double resistance to Rock keeps its moves relatively effective. Double weaknesses to Rock are relatively common, with many Template:Type2s having one due to their secondary Template:Type2, while the typically high-powered Ice- and Template:Type2s also do not fare well. As Pokémon of the three types that resist Rock typically can master Rock-type moves, this proves a quite versatile combination.

When used in contests, Rock-type moves typically become Tough moves, but can also be of the other four Contest types, excluding Cute.


In total, there are 37 Pokémon of the Rock-type; 20 are fully evolved.

Pure Rock-type Pokémon

# Name
185 185 Sudowoodo
299 299 Nosepass
377 377 Regirock
408 408 Cranidos
409 409 Rampardos
438 438 Bonsly

Half Rock-type Pokémon

Primary Rock-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
074 074 Geodude Rock Ground
075 075 Graveler Rock Ground
076 076 Golem Rock Ground
095 095 Onix Rock Ground
138 138 Omanyte Rock Water
139 139 Omastar Rock Water
140 140 Kabuto Rock Water
141 141 Kabutops Rock Water
142 142 Aerodactyl Rock Flying
246 246 Larvitar Rock Ground
247 247 Pupitar Rock Ground
248 248 Tyranitar Rock Dark
337 337 Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 338 Solrock Rock Psychic
345 345 Lileep Rock Grass
346 346 Cradily Rock Grass
347 347 Anorith Rock Bug
348 348 Armaldo Rock Bug
410 410 Shieldon Rock Steel
411 411 Bastiodon Rock Steel
476 476 Probopass Rock Steel

Secondary Rock-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
111 111 Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 112 Rhydon Ground Rock
213 213 Shuckle Bug Rock
219 219 Magcargo Fire Rock
222 222 Corsola Water Rock
304 304 Aron Steel Rock
305 305 Lairon Steel Rock
306 306 Aggron Steel Rock
369 369 Relicanth Water Rock
464 464 Rhyperior Ground Rock


Damage-dealing moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
AncientPower Special Tough 60 100% 5 One foe Has a 10% chance of raising all the user's stats at once.
Head Smash Physical Tough 150 80% 5 One foe User takes 50% recoil damage.
Power Gem Special Beauty 70 100% 20 One foe
Rock Blast Physical Tough 25 80% 10 One foe Attacks two to five times in a row.
Rock Slide Physical Tough 75 90% 10 Both foes Has a 30% chance of making the target flinch.
Rock Throw Physical Tough 50 90% 15 One foe
Rock Tomb Physical Smart 50 80% 10 One foe Lowers opponent's Speed.
Rock Wrecker Physical Tough 150 90% 5 One foe Attack on first turn, then must rest next turn.
Rollout Physical Tough 30 90% 20 One foe Attacks up to 5 turns in a row; power doubles with each successive hit.
Stone Edge Physical Tough 100 80% 5 One foe Has a high critical hit ratio.

Non-damaging moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Rock Polish Status Tough —% 20 User Raises user's Speed 2 levels
Sandstorm Status Tough —% 10 One Foe A five-turn* sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatant types except Rock, Ground, and Steel. As of Generation IV it also boosts the Special Defense of all Rock-type Pokémon 50% on the battlefield
Stealth Rock Status Cool —% 20 One Foe The user lays a trap of levitating stones around the foe. The trap hurts foes that switch into battle.


  • If there were a hypothetical Pokémon of all 17 types, it would only be weak to Rock-type moves. However, it is possible to create more weaknesses by using moves such as Foresight to remove immunities.
  • There were no pure Rock-type Pokémon until Generation II.
  • No physical Rock-type move is 100% accurate. In contrast, all special Rock-type moves are 100% accurate.
  • In the first season of the anime and during much of Generation I, the Rock-type was often wrongly assumed to be unaffected by Template:Type2 attacks. This was likely due to the fact that at the time, the only Rock-types that were not part Ground were the fossil Pokémon.
  • The Rock-type is tied with the Template:Type2 for the largest number of weaknesses when unpaired, with five: Grass, Water, Ground, Fighting, and Steel.
    • Coincidentally, 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 partly or entirely a Rock-type, it being the primary element in the dual-types.
  • Every known Gym that specializes in the Rock-type has been the first Gym that the trainer visits on his/her adventure.
    • Similarly, each of these Gyms' Leaders has used Geodude as at least one of their Pokémon.

In other languages

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Rocha, Pedra
  • Dutch: Steen
  • French: Roche
  • German: Gestein
  • Italian: Roccia
  • Korean: 바위 bawi
  • Polish: Kamienny
  • Spanish: Roca