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Rock Climb (Japanese: ロッククライム Rock Climb) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was HM08 in Generation IV.
Rock Climb inflicts damage and has a 20% chance of confusing the opponent.
Outside of battle
A Pokémon using Rock Climb can scale rocky surfaces.
Generation V onward
Rock Climb can no longer be used outside of battle.
|| A charging attack that may also leave the foe confused. It can also be used to scale rocky walls.
|| A charging attack that may also leave the foe confused.
|| The user attacks the target by smashing into it with incredible force. It may also confuse the target.
| The user attacks the target by smashing into it with incredible force. This may also confuse the target.
In the anime
|| Moving along the wall
|| Jumping high
| The user's claws glow white and grow, enabling the user to climb cliffs with agility.
|| First Used In
|| Grotle's claws glow white, then grow longer. It then runs quickly at the opponent and hits it with one of its claws, or slams into it with great force. It can also jump extremely high when using the attack, or Grotle's claws glow white and extend, and it gets on its hind legs and slams its front ones into the ground. A giant mountain then protrudes from the ground under the opponent. Grotle runs up the side of the mountain and slams into the opponent with great force.
| Ash's Grotle
|| The Lonely Snover!
|| Torterra's claws glow white and then grow longer. It then gets onto its hind legs and slams its front ones into the ground. The ground separates and protrudes from the ground under the opponent. Torterra then runs up the side of the protruded ground and slams into the opponent. When Torterra is defeated, the ground forms back to the way it was.
| Ash's Torterra
|| Keeping in Top Forme!
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
Outside of battle
- In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Rock Climb can be obtained and used as an HM, after Viridian City Gym Leader Blue has been defeated. This makes Rock Climb the only HM that requires a Gym Badge outside of the starting region in order to be used.
- Rock Climb was the last HM move to be introduced.
In other languages