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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.
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
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 or Stamina, 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
In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Bone Rush is a move with 12 base power, 70% accuracy, and 2 PP. It damages an enemy in front of the user 2 to 5 times, cutting corners. This move's base critical hit rate is lower than normal, at 2%.
In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 8 and its accuracy to 37.5%.
||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
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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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