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Bone Rush (Japanese: ボーンラッシュ Bone Rush) is a damage-dealing Ground-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation II. Prior to Generation IV, it was one of the signature moves of Cubone and Marowak.
Bone Rush inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a 37.5% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 37.5% chance that it will hit 3 times, a 12.5% chance that it will hit 4 times, and a 12.5% chance that it will hit 5 times. Provided that the move does not miss, it will hit 3 times on average, giving it an average power of 75. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.
Bone Rush will end immediately if it breaks a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.
If the user is holding a King's Rock, the final strike has a chance to cause the opponent to flinch.
Generations III and IV
Bone Rush may now continue attacking after breaking a substitute.
If the user is holding a King's Rock or Razor Fang, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.
Generation V onward
The accuracy of Bone Rush is increased from 80% to 90%. There is now a ~33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a ~33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a ~16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a ~16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. Provided that the move does not miss, it will hit ~3.167 times on average, giving it an average power of ~79.2.
If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.
If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.
|| A Ground-type attack. The attacker uses a bone to club the foe two to five times.
|| An attack that hits 2-5 times.
|| Strikes the foe with a bone in hand 2 to 5 times.
|| The user strikes the foe with a bone in hand two to five times.
|| Strikes the target with a bone in hand 2 to 5 times.
|| The user strikes at the foe with a hard bone two to five times in a row.
| The user strikes the target with a hard bone two to five times in a row.
In other games
|| Inflicts damage on the target. It hits two to five times in succession.
|| Inflicts damage on the target using 2 to 5 attacks in a single turn.
|| てきポケモンに ２〜５かいれんぞくで ダメージを あたえる
| It damages an enemy 2 to 5 times in a row.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games
- Bone Rush is the only bone-themed move to be learned by Pokémon other than Cubone and Marowak.
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