King's Rock

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King's Rock
おうじゃのしるし
King's Symbol
King's Rock
King's Rock
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Pocket
Generation II Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation III Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation IV Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Held items)
Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VII Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Fling
Power 30
Effect Causes target to flinch

The King's Rock (Japanese: おうじゃのしるし King's Symbol) is a type of held item introduced in Generation II. It allows Poliwhirl and Slowpoke to evolve into Politoed and Slowking, and also allows the holder's moves to cause Pokémon to flinch.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
GSC
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BW
N/A PokémonDollar.png50
B2W2 PokémonDollar.png6000 PokémonDollar.png50
XYORAS N/A PokémonDollar.png50
SM N/A PokémonDollar.png2,500

Effect

In battle

Grants moves a chance of causing the target Pokémon to flinch when using one of several moves. This chance is affected by Serene Grace and the rainbow created by Fire Pledge and Water Pledge.

Generation II

Grants moves a ~12% (30/256) chance of causing the target Pokémon to flinch according to the list below. Unlike normal flinching in this generation, King's Rock will flinch asleep and frozen targets as well.

Only the final strike of a multi-strike move has a chance of causing the target to flinch.

Generations III and IV

The flinch rate is now 10%. Flinching now works as for normal move flinching.

Each strike of a multi-strike move has an independent chance of causing the target to flinch.

Generation V onward

Instead of working off its separate list, King's Rock now works on any attacking move that does not already have a chance to flinch.

Moves affected before Generation V

Outside battles

Causes Poliwhirl to evolve into Politoed when traded while holding it; causes Slowpoke to evolve into Slowking when traded while holding it.

Description

Games Description
GSC May make the foe flinch. (HOLD)
RSE A hold item that may cause flinching when a foe is hit.
FRLG An item to be held by a Pokémon. It may cause the foe to flinch upon taking damage.
Colo.XD A hold item that may cause flinching when the foe is hit.
DPPtHGSS An item to be held by a Pokémon. It may cause the foe to flinch when the holder inflicts damage.
BWB2W2 An item to be held by a Pokémon. When the holder inflicts damage, the target may flinch.
XYORAS
SM
An item to be held by a Pokémon. When the holder successfully inflicts damage, the target may also flinch.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Slowpoke Well Held by wild Slowpoke (8% chance) and wild Poliwhirl (8% chance)
RSE Mossdeep City Pickup, Battle Tower (streak of 35 or more)RS, Battle Frontier (64 BP)E, held by wild Hariyama (5% chance)
FRLG Sevault Canyon Trainer Tower (prize for defeating Mixed Mode)
Colo. Mt. Battle (10,000 Poké Coupons)
XD Mt. Battle (8,000 Poké Coupons)
DPPt Celestic TownPt Pickup, held by wild Poliwhirl (5% chance)
HGSS Slowpoke Well Pickup, Pokéathlon Dome (3000 Pts.)SuMoTh, held by wild Slowbro (5% chance) and wild Poliwhirl (5% chance)
PBR 7200 Poké Coupons
BW Icirrus City Route 13 (treasure hunter); Pickup; held by wild Slowbro (5% chance), wild Poliwhirl (5% chance), wild Poliwrath (5% chance), wild Politoed (5% chance), and wild Slowking (5% chance)
B2W2 Nuvema Town Join Avenue (Antique Shop); White Forest (Store 4); Pickup; held by wild Poliwhirl (5% chance), wild Poliwrath (5% chance), wild Politoed (5% chance), and wild Hariyama (5% chance);
Pokémon Dream Radar (Simulator β)
DW Pokémon Café Forest
XY Lumiose City (Lysandre Cafe) Held by wild Poliwhirl (5% chance), wild Poliwrath (5% chance), wild Politoed (5% chance), wild Hariyama (5% chance), and wild Hawlucha (5% chance)
ORAS Mossdeep City Held by wild Hariyama (5% chance)
PMC Balloon Popping (Lv. 2)
SM Trainers' School Battle Tree (32 BP); held by wild Poliwhirl (5% chance), wild Poliwrath (5% chance), wild Politoed (5% chance), wild Slowbro (5% chance), and wild Hariyama (5% chance)

In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The King's Rock appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky.

Price

Games Cost Sell price
MDRB 3000Poké currency.png 1Poké currency.png
MDTDS 1000Poké currency.png 1Poké currency.png

Effect

If the player offers both a Link Cable and King's Rock at Luminous Cave or Luminous Spring, Slowpoke or Poliwhirl can be evolved into Slowking or Politoed, respectively. This consumes the Link Cable and King's Rock.

If thrown, it will deal 1 damage (2 if sticky). Using this item in a dungeon will consume it, with no effect.

Description

Games Description
MDRB It enables a certain kind of Pokémon to evolve. Give it to the Pokémon when it's ready to evolve.
MDTDS An impressive icon that conveys a kingly nobility. It allows certain kinds of Pokémon to evolve.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
MDRB Wish Cave (Kecleon Shop: 13, 26, 33, 41, 49, 59, 65, 71, 78, 83, 88, 93F)
MDTDS Treasure boxes, Job requests (★3-★9)
Mystifying Forest (Kecleon Shop: 5F, 7F, 9F, 11F, 13F), Lake Afar (Kecleon Shop: B3F, B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F, B19F, B21F, B23F), Midnight Forest (Kecleon Shop: B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F, B19F, B21F, B23F)

Appearance

MDBag King's Rock III Sprite.png MDBag King's Rock Sprite.png
Sprite from
Red Rescue Team and
Blue Rescue Team
Sprite from
Explorers of Time,
Darkness
, and Sky

Pokémon GO

King's Rock in Pokémon GO

The King's Rock is required to evolve certain Pokémon in Pokémon GO:

King's Rocks can be obtained starting at level 10 by searching PokéStops or Gyms. While normally rare, from March 21, 2017 onward, the player is guaranteed to find an Evolution item when obtaining the bonus for spinning a Photo Disc for the seventh day in a row.

The King's Rock was added to Pokémon GO on February 16, 2017.

In the anime

A King's Rock in the anime

A King's Rock first appeared in Ring Masters, where Ash received it as a prize for winning the Sumo Conference. Misty's Poliwhirl later used it to evolve itself into a Politoed in Outrageous Fortunes.

Another King's Rock appeared in A Crowning Achievement, where it was found on a rock after the water level in the local river dropped dramatically; Alice's Slowpoke used it to evolve into a Slowking.

A King's Rock appeared in Showdown At Linoone as one of the items Tokin picked up.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A King's Rock in Pokémon Adventures

In Quilava Quandary, Gold was given a King's Rock by the Day-Care Couple after training with them, giving it to his Poliwag to hold. In Ampharos Amore, Gold's newly evolved Poliwhirl was able to use the King's Rock to evolve into a Politoed when it was temporarily traded to Silver.

In Yikes, Yanmega! II, Roseanne revealed that she researched Evolution items while studying Pokémon Evolution, including the King's Rock.

In the TCG

Call of Legends Slowking

A King's Rock is featured in the artwork of the Unleashed Politoed card and the HeartGold & SoulSilver Slowking card, as well as the Call of Legends reprint of the same Slowking.

Trivia

  • Only three moves changed whether they were affected by the King's Rock between Generation III and IV: Pound, Gust, and Dragon Rage are affected in Generation III but not in Generation IV.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 王者之證 Wòhngjé-jī Jing *
王者的信物 Wòhngjé-dīk Seunmaht *
Mandarin 王者之證 / 王者之证 Wángzhě-zhī Zhèng *
王者的信物 Wángzhě-de Xìnwù *
王者象徵 Wángzhě Xiàngzhēng *
France Flag.png French Roche Royale
Germany Flag.png German King-Stein
Italy Flag.png Italian Roccia Di Re
South Korea Flag.png Korean 왕의징표석 Wang-ui Jingpyoseok
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pedra do Rei*
Pedra Rei*
Rocha Real*
Spain Flag.png Spanish Roca del Rey
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Con dấu Hoàng Gia

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