Steamroller (move)

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ハードローラー Hard Roller
Steamroller VII.png
Steamroller VII 2.png
Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Steamroller (Japanese: ハードローラー Hard Roller) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation V.


Generation V

Steamroller inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch. Steamroller cannot make a target with a substitute flinch.

If the target has used Minimize, Steamroller deals double its regular damage.

Generations VI and VII

If the target has used Minimize, Steamroller now bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

Generation VIII onwards

Steamroller cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user crushes its targets by rolling over them with its rolled-up body. This attack may make the target flinch.
SMUSUMPE The user crushes its target by rolling over the target with its rolled-up body. This may also make the target flinch.
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0076 Golem RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 18 11XY
0076 Golem
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 10
0543 Venipede BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 33 33 33
0544 Whirlipede BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 37 37 37
0545 Scolipede BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 39 39 39
0799 Guzzlord DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 19
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Steamroller deals damage and may cause the enemy to flinch.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
MDGtI 10 99 17 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 10 99 17 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

BugIC RR.png Steamroller
Attack power 66.09092
Charge time 1.08 seconds
Range type Dash
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May flinch the foe
Steamroller Rumble Rush.png


Games Description
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Cringe status condition, which makes the enemy unable to attack or use moves.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy flinch.

In the anime

Burgh Whirlipede Steamroller.png
Team Rocket Grunt Golem Steamroller.png
The user spins furiously and charges at the target
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Whirlipede Whirlipede jumps into the air and spins its body rapidly. Then, the tips of its antennae start to glow white and it slams its body into the opponent.
Burgh's Whirlipede Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! Debut
Golem Golem withdraws its head, legs and arms within its shell. It then jumps into the air and spins its body rapidly. Then, its outlines start to glow white and it slams its body into the opponent.
A Team Rocket Grunt's Golem Meloetta and the Undersea Temple! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


  • Steamroller is the only Bug-type move capable of making the target flinch.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 瘋狂滾壓 Fūngkòhng Gwán'aat *
Mandarin 瘋狂滾壓 Fēngkuáng Gǔnyā *
瘋狂滾動 Fēngkuáng Gǔndòng *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Stoomwals
France Flag.png French Bulldoboule
Germany Flag.png German Quetschwalze
Italy Flag.png Italian Rulloduro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하드롤러 Hadeurolleo
Poland Flag.png Polish Ostrowalec
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Rolo Compressor (TCG)
Rolo Destruidor (anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Rolo Compressor
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Aplanadora (BW023)
Rodillo Púas (BW096)
Spain Flag.png Spain Rodillo de Púas*
Rodillo Púas*

Variations of the move Stomp
PhysicalIC HOME.png StompSteamroller

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