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Rock Climb (Japanese: ロッククライム Rock Climb) is a damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation IV as HM08. It lost this status in Generation V.
Rock Climb inflicts damage and has a 20% chance of confusing the opponent.
Outside of battle
A Pokémon using Rock Climb can scale rocky surfaces.
In the anime
|| Moving along the wall
|| Jumps high
| The user's claws glow white and grow, enabling the user to agily climb cliffs.
|| First Used In
|| Grotle's claws glow white, then grow longer. It then runs quickly at the opponent and hits it with one of its claws, or slams into it with great force. It can also jump extremely high when using the attack, or Grotle's claws glow white and extend, and it gets on its hind legs and slams its front ones into the ground. A giant mountain then protrudes from the ground under the opponent. Grotle runs up the side of the mountain and slams into the opponent with great force.
| Ash's Grotle
|| The Lonely Snover!
|| Torterra's claws glow white and then grow longer. It then gets onto its hind legs and slams its front ones into the ground. The ground separates and protrudes from the ground under the opponent. Torterra then runs up the side of the protruded ground and slams into the opponent. When Torterra is defeated, the ground forms back to the way it was.
| Ash's Torterra
|| Keeping in Top Forme!
In the manga
- In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Rock Climb can be obtained and used as an HM, after Viridian City Gym Leader Blue has been defeated, despite the fact it did not appear in the Generation II version of the games. This makes Rock Climb the first HM that requires a Gym badge outside of the starting region in order to be used.
- In Pokémon Platinum, Maylene tells the player that Rock- and Template:Type2s can learn Rock Climb. Yet, there are many non-Rock and non-Fighting types that can learn it, and several Rock- or Fighting-types that cannot.
- Despite being Normal-type no Normal-type Pokémon can learn Rock Climb by level up in Generation V.
- Only Generation V Pokémon can learn this move by level up.
In other languages