Rock Throw (move)

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Rock Throw
いわおとし Rock Drop
Rock Throw IX.png
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Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  50
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite the appealing move.

Rock Throw (Japanese: いわおとし Rock Drop) is a damage-dealing Rock-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Rock Throw deals damage and has no secondary effect. It has an accuracy of 65%.

Generation II onwards

Rock Throw now has an accuracy of 90%.

Rock Throw can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Rock Slide and Rock Tomb to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Rock-type attack. As the name implies, a huge boulder is dropped on the target.
GSC Drops rocks on the enemy.
RSE Throws small rocks to strike the foe.
FRLG The foe is attacked with a shower of small, easily thrown rocks.
ColoXD Throws small rocks to strike the target.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user picks up and throws a small rock at the foe to attack.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
The user picks up and throws a small rock at the target to attack.
SV The user picks up and throws a small rock at the target to inflict damage.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0059 Arcanine
Arcanine
Hisuian Form
FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Field Field 1
0074 Geodude RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 16 11 11 11 11 18XY
16ORAS
16 9 16 16
0074 Geodude
Geodude
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 16 9 16
0075 Graveler RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 16 1, 11 1, 11 11 11 18XY
16ORAS
16 9 16 16
0075 Graveler
Graveler
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 16 9 16
0076 Golem RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 16 1, 11 1, 11 11 11 18XY
16ORAS
16 9 16 16
0076 Golem
Golem
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 16 9 16
0095 Onix RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 19 14 13RSE
12FRLG
9 9BW
7B2W2
7 7 1 1 1
0111 Rhyhorn GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 19
0112 Rhydon GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 19
0138 Omanyte RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 26
0139 Omastar RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 26
0140 Kabuto RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 30
0141 Kabutops RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 30
0142 Aerodactyl RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 21
0185 Sudowoodo RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1, 14 1, 14BW
1,12B2W2
1, 12 1, 12 1 1 1
0208 Steelix SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 14 13RSE
12FRLG
9 9BW
7B2W2
7 7 1 1
0213 Shuckle BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug 23B2W2 23 23 15 15
0218 Slugma FireIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 15 15 11 10 10XY
8ORAS
8 8 8
0219 Magcargo FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 15 1, 15 1, 11 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 8ORAS
1, 8 1, 8 1
0246 Larvitar RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster 3 3 3
0247 Pupitar RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster 1 1 1
0248 Tyranitar RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster 1 1 1
0258 Mudkip WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 25ORAS 25 9 9 9
0259 Marshtomp WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 9 9 9
0260 Swampert WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 9 9 9
0299 Nosepass RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 13 13 13BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10 10 10
0337 Lunatone RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 13 9 9BW
5B2W2
1, 5XY
1ORAS
1 1 1
0338 Solrock RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 13 9 9BW
5B2W2
1, 5XY
1ORAS
1 1 1
0377 Regirock RockIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 9 9 9 9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1 1 1
0438 Bonsly RockIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 14 14BW
12B2W2
12 12 8 8 8
0476 Probopass RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1
0532 Timburr FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16 8 8
0533 Gurdurr FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16 1 1
0534 Conkeldurr FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16 1 1
0566 Archen RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 5 5 5 3
0567 Archeops RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
0645 Landorus
Landorus
All available forms
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 25 25 19 1
0698 Amaura RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster 10 10
0699 Aurorus RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster 10 1, 10
0703 Carbink RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral 5 5
0719 Diancie RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 5 1
0744 Rockruff RockIC Big.png Field Field 15 12 12
0745 Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Midday Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 15 12 12
0745 Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 15 12 12
0745 Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 15USUM 12 12
0805 Stakataka RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 23USUM 5
0874 Stonjourner RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1
0932 Nacli RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 5
0933 Naclstack RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 5
0934 Garganacl RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 5
0950 Klawf RockIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 1
0962 Bombirdier FlyingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Flying Flying 11
0969 Glimmet RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1
0970 Glimmora RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1
0995 Iron Thorns RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
1022 Iron Boulder RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0564 Tirtouga WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0696 Tyrunt RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0698 Amaura RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0127 Pinsir BugIC Big.png Bug Bug New York Pokémon Center
0138 Omanyte RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 New York Pokémon Center
0140 Kabuto RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 New York Pokémon Center
0142 Aerodactyl RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 5 - 16 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 5 - 16 - 90% - Front Enemy No
BSL 5 - 16 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 5 99 15 50 85% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 5 99 15 30 85% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Super Smash Bros. series

Onix uses Rock Throw in Super Smash Bros. when released from a Poké Ball. It will leap into the air and drop several rocks.

Pokémon GO

GO Rock.png Rock Throw
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 12
Energy boost 7
Duration 0.9 seconds
Damage window 0.5 - 0.8 seconds
Rock Throw GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 8
Energy boost 5
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
GeodudeGeodude (Alolan Form)GravelerGraveler (Alolan Form)GolemGolem (Alolan Form)OnixAerodactylSudowoodoShuckleSlugmaMagcargoNosepassLunatoneSolrockRegirockBonslyProbopassCarracostaLandorus (Incarnate Forme)TyrantrumAurorusCarbinkDiancieRockruffLycanroc (Midday Form)Lycanroc (Midnight Form)Lycanroc (Dusk Form)StakatakaBombirdier
By Elite Fast TM
Omastar
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Energy boost: 7 → 15
  • February 16, 2017
    • Energy boost: 15 → 10
    • Duration: 1.36 → 1.4 seconds
    • Damage window: 1.16 - 1.36 → 0.5 - 0.8 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Energy boost: 10 → 7
    • Duration: 1.4 → 0.9 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

RockIC RR.png Rock Throw
★★
Attack power 47.05378
Charge time 0.9 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Rock Throw Rumble Rush.png


Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Rock Throw Physical 1 23 27 90% An opponent No additional effect. Brock & Onix
Olivia & Lycanroc
Bruno & Onix
Scottie/Bettie & Regirock
Scottie/Bettie & Geodude/Graveler/GolemEgg
Scottie/Bettie & OnixEgg
Scottie/Bettie & Omanyte/OmastarEgg (Support/tech roles only)

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy.


In the anime

Main series

Chopper Golem Rock Throw.png
Golem
Onix Rock Throw.png
Onix
Roxanne Geodude Rock Throw.png
Geodude
Ash Lycanroc Rock Throw.png
Dusk Form Lycanroc
The user hurls multiple rocks at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Golem Golem jumps up and throws itself at the opponent.
Chopper's Golem The Bridge Bike Gang Debut
A wild Golem Hour of the Houndour None
Onix Onix slams its tail onto the opponent; or, Onix yells out and rocks fall at the opponent; or, if Onix is near a cliff or inside a cave, Onix slams its head against a wall and rocks fall from the ceiling; or, Onix slams its tail into the ground and rocks fly out at the opponent.
Brock's Onix Who Gets to Keep Togepi? None
The Crystal Onix The Crystal Onix None
Multiple wild Onix Tunnel Vision None
Steelix Steelix slams its tail into the ground, making rocks fly towards the opponent.
Hun's Steelix The Legend of Thunder! None
Geodude Geodude punches the ground, making rocks fly at the opponent.
Roxanne's Geodude The Winner by a Nosepass None
Graveler Graveler releases multiple rocks from its body at the opponent.
A wild Graveler Tears For Fears! None
Lycanroc Midday Form Lycanroc releases circular multi-colored waves from its body, white orbs of aura appear in front of itself, before rocks form inside the orbs, leaving a white glow around the rocks. It then shoots the rocks towards the opponents.
A wild Lycanroc Rocking Clawmark Hill! None
Rockruff The rocks around Rockruff's neck glow white and a multi-colored orb appears on its tail. The orb dissolves into multiple sparkles that turn into rocks with a white glow around them, which Rockruff then fires at the opponent.
Ash's Rockruff Rocking Clawmark Hill! None
Lycanroc Dusk Form Lycanroc releases circular multi-colored waves from its body, white orbs of aura appear in front of itself, before rocks form inside the orbs, leaving a white glow around the rocks. It then shoots the rocks towards the opponents.
Ash's Lycanroc Mimikyu Unmasked! None
Golem Alolan Golem fires the rock on top of its body at the opponent.
The Revengers' Golem A Young Royal Flame Ignites! None
Sudowoodo Sudowoodo creates a ring of rocks around its body. It then swings its arms one by one, sending the rocks flying at the opponent.
Brassius's Sudowoodo Nemona and Brassius and… None
Lycanroc Midnight Form Lycanroc creates a ring of rocks around its body. It then sends the rocks flying at the opponent.
Blanca's Lycanroc HZ041 None


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Roxanne ORAS Trailer.png
Nosepass


The user hurls several rocks at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Nosepass Nosepass hurls multiple boulders from around its body at the opponent.
Roxanne's Nosepass Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer None


Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Brock Onix Masters Rock Throw.png
Onix


The user hurls rocks with red aura at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Onix Onix hurls multiple boulders with red aura from its body at the opponent.
Brock's Onix Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Rock Throw is the only physical Rock-type move with no secondary effects.
  • In Generation III, Secret Power has the animation of Rock Throw if used on a rocky surface. From Generation IV onwards, Secret Power additionally has the animation of Rock Throw if used in a cave.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 落石 Lohksehk *
滾石滾動 Gwánsehk Gwánduhng *
滾石 Gwánsehk *
Mandarin 落石 Luòshí *
滾石 Gǔnshí *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Kamenomet
Denmark Flag.png Danish Stenkast
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Steenworp
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kivisota (S01)
Kivenheitto (AG016)
France Flag.png French Jet-Pierres
Germany Flag.png German Steinwurf
Greece Flag.png Greek Ρίψη Βράχων Rípsi Vráchon
India Flag.png Hindi पत्थर फेंकने वाला हमला Pathar Phenkne wala hamla
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Lempar Batu
Lemparan Batu
Italy Flag.png Italian Sassata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 돌떨구기 Doltteolgugi
Poland Flag.png Polish Skalny Rzut*
Spadające Skały*
Skałomiot*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Lançamento de Rocha (games, Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon-present, TCG, manga)
Arremesso de Pedras (early anime)
Atirar Rocha (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Arremesso de Pedras
Lança Rochas
Russia Flag.png Russian Каменный бросок Kamennyy brosok
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Bacanje Kamenja
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Lanzarrocas
Golpe de Roca (EP036)
Tiro de Rocas (AG016)
Spain Flag.png Spain Lanzarrocas*
Lanza Rocas*
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Stenkastare*
Stenkast*
Thailand Flag.png Thai หินผาถล่ม
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ném Đá


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