Rock Throw (move)

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Rock Throw
いわおとし Rock Drop
Rock Throw IV.png
Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  50
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
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  0  
Jamming  0  

Rock Throw (Japanese: いわおとし Rock Drop) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I.


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.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground 16 11 11 11 11 ''''
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground --, 16 --, 11 --, 11 11 11 ''''
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground --, 16 --, 11 --, 11 11 11 ''''
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground 19 14 13 12 9 9 ''''
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock   -- -- --, 14 --, 14 ''''
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground   14 13 12 9 9 '
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire   15 15 11 10 '''
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock   --, 15 --, 15 --, 11 --, 10 ''''
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock     13 13 13 ''''
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic     13 9 9 ''''
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic     13 9 9 ''''
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock     9 9 9 ''''
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock       14 14 ''''
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting         16 '
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting         16 '
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting         16 '
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying         5 ''''
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying         --, 5 ''''
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying         --, 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
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 City 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 150px 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

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Rock Throw I.png Rock Throw II.png Rock Throw IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII 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


  • Up until Generation V, only two non-Rock-type Pokémon could learn Rock Throw, but they are both related to Rock-types through evolution. Coincidentally, they were both released in Generation II.
  • Rock Throw is the only physical Rock move with no secondary effect.
  • 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
France Flag.png French Jet-Pierres
Germany Flag.png German Steinwurf
Greece Flag.png Greek Ρίψη Βράχων
India Flag.png Hindi Pathar Phenkne wala hamla
Italy Flag.png Italian Sassata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 돌떨구기 Dol Tteolgugi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Arremesso de Pedras
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Bacanje Kamenja
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lanzarrocas

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