Rock Climb (move)

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Rock Climb
ロッククライム Rock Climb
Rock Climb VIII.png
Rock Climb VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  90
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
+2 points if last to appeal.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

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. It is TM100 in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Effect

In battle

Generations IV to VII

Rock Climb inflicts damage and has a 20% chance of confusing the opponent.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Rock Climb cannot be selected in a battle.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Rock Climb is usable and functions as it did in previous generations.

Outside of battle

Main article: Rocky wall

In certain games, Rock Climb requires a specific badge to use outside of battle; the Earth BadgeHGSS or Icicle BadgeDPPtBDSP.

Generation IV

A Pokémon using Rock Climb can scale rocky walls.

Generation V-VII

Rock Climb can no longer be used outside of battle.

Generation VIII

Rock Climb is a field move in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, usable via the Pokétch's Hidden Moves app, which summons a wild Bibarel to use the move.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS A charging attack that may also leave the foe confused. It can also be used to scale rocky walls.
PBR A charging attack that may also leave the foe confused.
BWB2W2 The user attacks the target by smashing into it with incredible force. It may also confuse the target.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user attacks the target by smashing into it with incredible force. This may also confuse the target.
SwShLA This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
BDSP A charging attack that may also leave the foe confused. It's also one of the Pokétch's hidden moves.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
543 Venipede Venipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 40 40 40
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 46 46 46
545 Scolipede Scolipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 50 50 50
559 Scraggy Scraggy
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 45 45 45
560 Scrafty Scrafty
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 51 51 51
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral 1 1 1
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster 49 49 49
744 Rockruff Rockruff
RockIC Big.png Field Field 45
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 45
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 45
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Dusk Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 45USUM
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
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
074 Geodude Geodude
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
399 Bidoof Bidoof
NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field
443 Gible Gible
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
529 Drilbur Drilbur
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
543 Venipede Venipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
551 Sandile Sandile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
632 Durant Durant
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
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/HM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
[[|]]
IV
HM08
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM100
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass BDSP
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 BDSP
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
034 Nidoking Nidoking
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field BDSP
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field BDSP
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
059 Arcanine Arcanine
FireIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 BDSP
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
067 Machoke Machoke
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
068 Machamp Machamp
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
075 Graveler Graveler
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
076 Golem Golem
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
104 Cubone Cubone
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
105 Marowak Marowak
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field BDSP
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field BDSP
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy BDSP
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
126 Magmar Magmar
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug BDSP
128 Tauros Tauros
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
139 Omastar Omastar
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 BDSP
141 Kabutops Kabutops
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 BDSP
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
154 Meganium Meganium
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass BDSP
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
FireIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 BDSP
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field BDSP
208 Steelix Steelix
SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
210 Granbull Granbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy BDSP
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
244 Entei Entei
FireIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
245 Suicune Suicune
WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster BDSP
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon BDSP
257 Blaziken Blaziken
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field BDSP
260 Swampert Swampert
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 BDSP
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass BDSP
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field BDSP
296 Makuhita Makuhita
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
297 Hariyama Hariyama
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
306 Aggron Aggron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster BDSP
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
377 Regirock Regirock
RockIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
378 Regice Regice
IceIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
379 Registeel Registeel
SteelIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
383 Groudon Groudon
GroundIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
387 Turtwig Turtwig
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass BDSP
388 Grotle Grotle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass BDSP
389 Torterra Torterra
GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass BDSP
390 Chimchar Chimchar
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like BDSP
391 Monferno Monferno
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like BDSP
392 Infernape Infernape
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like BDSP
395 Empoleon Empoleon
WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field BDSP
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field BDSP
408 Cranidos Cranidos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
409 Rampardos Rampardos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
443 Gible Gible
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon BDSP
444 Gabite Gabite
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon BDSP
445 Garchomp Garchomp
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon BDSP
446 Munchlax Munchlax
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like BDSP
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 BDSP
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass BDSP
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field BDSP
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
467 Magmortar Magmortar
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field BDSP
485 Heatran Heatran
FireIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
486 Regigigas Regigigas
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
487 Giratina Giratina
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
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
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster Dream World - Pleasant Forest
128 Tauros Tauros
NormalIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
529 Drilbur Drilbur
GroundIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Icy Cave
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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Rock Climb is a move with 12 base power, 88% accuracy and 14PP. The user attacks enemy in front of them, possibly inflicting confusion.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Confused status condition, which makes its movements and attacks go astray.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで こんらんじょうたいにかえる
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Confused status condition. The Confused status impairs its sense of direction.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy confused.


In the anime

Ash Grotle Rock Climb preparation.png Ash Grotle Rock Climb.png Ash Grotle Rock Climb jump.png Ash Torterra Rock Climb.png
Grotle Moving along the wall Jumping high Torterra
The user's claws glow white and grow, enabling the user to climb cliffs with agility.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Grotle Grotle 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! Debut
Torterra Torterra 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! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

In battle

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Outside of battle

Main article: Rocky wall → Gallery

Trivia

  • 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.
  • Some of the Pokémon that can learn Rock Climb, such as Cubone, appear to lack the physique required to climb walls while carrying a human.
  • In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the Gligar and Zigzagoon evolutionary lines, as well as Bidoof, cannot learn Rock Climb, despite being able to learn this move by breeding in previous generations.

In other languages

Language Title
Bulgaria Flag.png Bulgarian Скално изкачване Rock Climb
Chinese Cantonese 攀岩 Pāanngàahm *
攀登岩石 Pāandāng Ngàahmsehk *
Mandarin 攀岩 Pānyán *
攀登岩石 Pāndēng Yánshí *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Horolezecký útok
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Steenklim
Rotsklimmer*
Rotsklimmen*
France Flag.png French Escalade
Germany Flag.png German Kraxler
Greece Flag.png Greek Αναρρίχηση Anarríchisi
India Flag.png Hindi Pahadi chadhai पाहाड़ी चढाई
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Naik Batuan
Panjat Tebing
Italy Flag.png Italian Scalaroccia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 락클라임 Rok-keullaim
Poland Flag.png Polish Wspinaczka
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Escalada
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Escalada de Rocha*
Romania Flag.png Romanian Cățărarea
Spain Flag.png Spanish Treparrocas
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vượt Đá



Generation IV TMs
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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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