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- If you were looking for the Rock Head Pokémon, see Bagon.
Rock Head (Japanese: いしあたま Rock Head) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.
A Pokémon with Rock Head will not take recoil damage, except when using Struggle, Shadow RushColo, or Shadow EndXD.
If a Pokémon with Rock Head uses a contact move with recoil on a target with either Lingering Aroma or Mummy, causing Rock Head to be replaced by the target's Ability, then the user will take recoil damage from this move.
Rock Head does not affect other kinds of damage, such as crash damage, damage from a Life Orb, or damage from a Jaboca or Rowap Berry. Rock Head does not prevent the user from fainting from using moves that cause the user to faint.
The table below lists the moves affected by Rock Head, as well as the Pokémon that can have Rock Head and learn those moves.
Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they currently cannot be learned by any Pokémon with Rock Head. They may, however, be called via Metronome, Mirror Move, Copycat, or Mimic, or be used by a Pokémon that gained Rock Head by an Ability like Trace or Receiver or a move such as Skill Swap or Role Play.
Outside of battle
Rock Head has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Rock Head
In other games
||Prevents damage from the recoil of moves such as Take Down.
||Protects the Pokémon from the recoil damage of moves such as Take Down.
||とっしん などの はんどうのダメージを うけない
||Protects the Pokémon from recoil damage from certain moves.*|
Recoil damage from certain moves won't hurt the Pokémon!*
||Recoil damage from certain moves won't hurt the Pokémon!
||The Pokémon won't be hurt when it uses moves that cause recoil damage.
In the anime
In the manga
- In the Japan Mini-volume 6 for the X & Y arc, Y's Rhyhorn, Rhyrhy, was revealed to have Rock Head as his Ability.
- Sapphire's Relicanth, Relly, Emerald's Sudowoodo, and Giovanni's Rhyhorn, Rhydon, and Aggron were revealed to have Rock Head as their Ability in the PokéSPedia data-book.
- Brock's Onix, Drake's Shelgon, and a Team Magma Grunt's Bagon were revealed to have Rock Head as their Ability.
In other languages