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Rock Head (Japanese: いしあたま Rock Head) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.
Rock Head prevents recoil damage from moves (except Struggle), but not from use of a Life Orb, Jaboca Berry, or Rowap Berry. Crash damage is still received if Jump Kick or High Jump Kick misses.
If Rock Head is lost in a turn due to using a recoil-inducing contact move on a Pokémon with Mummy, the HP loss from recoil will occur that turn.
In Pokémon Colosseum, Pokémon with this Ability still receive recoil damage from Shadow Rush. In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Pokémon with this Ability still receive recoil damage from Shadow End.
The table below lists the moves affected by Rock Head, as well as the Pokémon that can have Rock Head and learn those moves.
Outside of battle
Rock Head has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Rock Head
- In Pokémon Black and White, Blue-Striped Basculin have Reckless as their second standard Ability; however, a Blue-Striped Basculin with Rock Head can be obtained from an in-game trade in White. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, wild Blue-Striped Basculin have Rock Head as their second standard Ability, but Blue-Striped Basculin bred in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 have Reckless as their second standard Ability. In Generation VI, Blue-Striped Basculin have Rock Head as their second standard Ability, and Blue-Striped Basculin with Reckless transferred to Pokémon Bank have their Ability changed to Rock Head.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
- In the Japan Mini-volume 6 for the X & Y chapter, Y's Rhyrhy was revealed to have Rock Head as its Ability.
In other languages