Rock Blast (move)

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Rock Blast
ロックブラスト Rock Blast
Rock Blast VIII.png
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Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  25
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Rock Blast (Japanese: ロックブラスト Rock Blast) is a damage-dealing Rock-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation III. It is TM54 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generations III and IV

Rock Blast 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. This means that it will hit 3 times on average provided that it does not miss, giving it an average power of 75. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.

Rock Blast may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

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.

Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Rock Blast unless it misses.

Generation V

Rock Blast's accuracy 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. This means that it will hit about ~3.167 times on average provided that it does not miss, 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.

Generation VII

Pokémon with Bulletproof are immune to Rock Blast.

Description

Games Description
RSE Hurls boulders at the foe 2 to 5 times in a row.
FRLG The user hurls two to five hard rocks at the foe to attack.
Colo.XD Hurls boulders at target 2 to 5 times in a row.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user hurls hard rocks at the foe. Two to five rocks are launched in quick succession.
BWB2W2 The user hurls hard rocks at the target. Two to five rocks are launched in quick succession.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user hurls hard rocks at the target. Two to five rocks are launched in a row.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 31 25 22 22XY
30ORAS
30
074 Geodude Geodude
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 30
075 Graveler Graveler
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 37 27 22 22XY
34ORAS
34
075 Graveler Graveler
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 34
076 Golem Golem
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 37 27 22 22XY
34ORAS
34
076 Golem Golem
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 34
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 29 25 23 23XY
29ORAS
29 30
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 29 25 23 23XY
29ORAS
29 30
138 Omanyte Omanyte
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 46 46 46 46
139 Omastar Omastar
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 56 56 56 56
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 34 20 20BW
31B2W2
31 31
224 Octillery Octillery
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1
299 Nosepass Nosepass
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 18B2W2 18XY
28ORAS
28
347 Anorith Anorith
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 55 49 49 49XY
55ORAS
55
348 Armaldo Armaldo
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 64 55 55 55XY
61ORAS
61
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 25 26 26 26
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 25 23 23XY
29ORAS
29 30
476 Probopass Probopass
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 18B2W2 18XY
28ORAS
28
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 14 14 14 32
525 Boldore Boldore
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 14 14 14 36
526 Gigalith Gigalith
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 14 14 14 36
557 Dwebble Dwebble
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral 5 5 5 32
558 Crustle Crustle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 32
573 Cinccino Cinccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1
732 Trumbeak Trumbeak
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1
733 Toucannon Toucannon
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1
800 Necrozma Necrozma
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 19 48
800 Necrozma Necrozma
Dusk Mane
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 48
800 Necrozma Necrozma
Dawn Wings
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 48
805 Stakataka Stakataka
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 47USUM
837 Rolycoly Rolycoly
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 40
838 Carkol Carkol
RockIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 48
839 Coalossal Coalossal
RockIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 54
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM54
068 Machamp Machamp
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
090 Shellder Shellder
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
091 Cloyster Cloyster
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
208 Steelix Steelix
SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
222 Corsola Corsola
Galarian form
GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
224 Octillery Octillery
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
226 Mantine Mantine
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
337 Lunatone Lunatone
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
338 Solrock Solrock
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
525 Boldore Boldore
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
526 Gigalith Gigalith
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
530 Excadrill Excadrill
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
557 Dwebble Dwebble
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral
558 Crustle Crustle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral
568 Trubbish Trubbish
PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
569 Garbodor Garbodor
PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
573 Cinccino Cinccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
639 Terrakion Terrakion
RockIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
688 Binacle Binacle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
800 Necrozma Necrozma
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
800 Necrozma Necrozma
Dusk Mane
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800 Necrozma Necrozma
Dawn Wings
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
834 Drednaw Drednaw
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
837 Rolycoly Rolycoly
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
838 Carkol Carkol
RockIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
839 Coalossal Coalossal
RockIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
844 Sandaconda Sandaconda
GroundIC Big.png Field Dragon
864 Cursola Cursola
GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
867 Runerigus Runerigus
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
874 Stonjourner Stonjourner
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
878 Cufant Cufant
SteelIC Big.png Field Mineral
879 Copperajah Copperajah
SteelIC Big.png Field Mineral
880 Dracozolt Dracozolt
ElectricIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
881 Arctozolt Arctozolt
ElectricIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
882 Dracovish Dracovish
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
883 Arctovish Arctovish
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
090 Shellder Shellder
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
410 Shieldon Shieldon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster
568 Trubbish Trubbish
PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
091 Cloyster Cloyster
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 Abram Burrows's Cloyster
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 2014 Korean World Championship Series Heracross
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★
Power: 10
Accuracy: 90%
Effect: Hits 2 to 5 times in one turn.
Users: Roggenrola
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Rock Blast is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

GO Rock.png Rock Blast
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 50
Energy cost 33 33
Duration 2.1 seconds
Damage window 1.6 - 2 seconds
Rock Blast GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 50
Energy cost 40 40
Secondary effect  ?
Effect chance  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
GravelerGraveler (Alolan Form)GolemGolem (Alolan Form)OmanyteOmastarShuckleCorsolaRemoraidNosepassArmaldoRoggenrolaDwebbleCrustle
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It hits two to five times in succession.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target using 2 to 5 attacks in a single turn.
BSL 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
Conq. The target is attacked with rocks thrown forcefully two to five times in a row.
MDGtI
SMD
It damages an enemy 2 to 5 times in a row.

In the anime

Moira Cinccino Rock Blast.png Bertha Golem Rock Blast.png Nando Armaldo Rock Blast.png Ash Boldore Rock Blast.png
Cinccino Golem Armaldo Boldore
The user hurls hard rocks at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
348 Armaldo The red and white plates on Armaldo's neck glow white. Then, the back of its claws releases sand and it hits the opponent with them, or Armaldo holds out its claws and three light blue rings surround its body. The rings then form into glowing white rocks that circle around its body. Armaldo then pulls up its claws and the rocks come together in between them. It then throws the rocks at the opponent.
A wild Armaldo Where's Armaldo? Debut
Nando's Armaldo League Unleashed! None
413G Wormadam Three yellow rings appear and spin around Wormadam's body. The rings glow white and form into small rocks that spin around Wormadam's body. She then fires the rocks at the opponent, that explode on contact.
Ursula's Wormadam Another One Gabites the Dust! None
076 Golem Three light blue rings appear and spin around Golem's body. The rings then glow white and turn into glowing white rocks that spin around Golem's body as well. Golem then fires the glowing white rocks at the opponent, or three rocks above Golem's head glow bright orange and its forehead glows silver. It then fires multiple silver rocks from its forehead at the opponent, one after the other.
Bertha's Golem An Elite Coverup! None
A Team Rocket Grunt's Golem Meloetta and the Undersea Temple! None
525 Boldore The red gems sticking out of the top of Boldore's body glow bright orange, and the protrusion on the front of its body glows silver. It then fires multiple silver energy waves in the shape of the protrusion on the front of its body at the opponent, one after the other.
Ash's Boldore Battling the King of the Mines! None
573 Cinccino The white fur on Cinccino's head glows bright orange. It then fires two silver, spinning energy waves from it at the opponent.
Moira's Cinccinoette Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Rock Blast III.png Rock Blast IV.png Rock Blast V.png Rock Blast VI.png
Rock Blast VI 2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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
Rock Blast VII.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

Side series games

Rock Blast Colo.png Rock Blast XD.png Rock Blast PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

Spin-off series games

Rock Blast PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 岩石爆擊 Ngàahmsehk Baaugīk *
岩石爆破 Ngàahmsehk Baaupo *
Mandarin 岩石爆擊 / 岩石爆击 Yánshí Bàojí / Yánshí Bàojī *
岩石爆破 Yán​shí​ Bào​pò​ *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Steenstoot
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kivisuihku
France Flag.png French Boule Roc
Germany Flag.png German Felswurf
Greece Flag.png Greek Λιθοβόλο Lithovólo
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Rock Blast
Italy Flag.png Italian Cadutamassi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 락블레스트 Rock Blast
Poland Flag.png Polish Kamienny Wybuch
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Explosão de Rocha
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Carga de Pedras
Romania Flag.png Romanian Explozia de Piatră
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Eksplozija kamenja
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Pedrada
Spain Flag.png Spain Pedrada
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bộc Phá Nham Thạch


Variations of the move Bone Rush
Physical Bone RushRock BlastScale Shot


Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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