Rock Wrecker (move)

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Rock Wrecker
がんせきほう Rock Cannon
Rock Wrecker VIII.png
Rock Wrecker VIII 2.png
Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  150
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Startles all other Pokémon. User cannot act in the next turn.

Rock Wrecker (Japanese: がんせきほう Rock Cannon) is a damage-dealing Rock-type move introduced in Generation IV. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature move of Rhyperior.


Rock Wrecker inflicts damage and then forces the user to recharge during the next turn. Unless this attack misses, the user will always have to recharge.

Pokémon with the Bulletproof Ability are immune to Rock Wrecker.


Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user launches a huge boulder at the foe to attack. It must rest on the next turn, however.
BWB2W2 The user launches a huge boulder at the target to attack. It must rest on the next turn, however.
The user launches a huge boulder at the target to attack. The user can't move on the next turn.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 61 86 1, 86XY
1, 69ORAS
1, 69 75
557 Dwebble Dwebble
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral 43 43 43 48
558 Crustle Crustle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral 55 55 55 56
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 Wrecker is a move with 28 base power, 7 PP and 88% accuracy. The attack travels up to 10 tiles away and hits the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy. If the move hits a Pokémon successfully, the user is inflicted with Paused status condition for 1-2 turns, preventing them from acting on these turns.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Rock Wrecker is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 22, 2020.

GO Rock.png Rock Wrecker
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 110
Energy cost 50 50
Duration 3.6 seconds
Damage window 2 - 2.7 seconds
Rock Wrecker GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 110
Energy cost 50 50
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM


By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible

Pokémon Conquest

Stars: ★★★★★
Power: 58
Accuracy: 90%
Effect: Cannot be used 2 turns in a row.
Users: Rhyperior
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.


Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. But it also afflicts the user with a Paused status condition. A Pokémon with the Paused status is incapable of action.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかし じぶんが ようすみじょうたいに なってしまう ようすみじょうたいの ポケモンは こうどうできない
Conq. The user launches a huge boulder at the enemy to attack. Cannot be used 2 turns in a row.
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. But it also causes the Recoil status condition, which prevents you from doing anything on the next turn.
SMD It damages a Pokémon, even one far away, but it also makes you recoil, which prevents you from doing anything on the next turn.

In the anime

Burgh Dwebble Rock Wrecker.png Palmer Rhyperior Rock Wrecker.png Forrest Rhyperior Rock Wrecker.png Cilan Crustle Rock Wrecker.png
Dwebble Palmer's Rhyperior Forrest's Rhyperior Crustle
The user creates a huge boulder to throw at its opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior puts its hands together, and small chunks of gray stones come out of the holes on Rhyperior's hands and form together into a large gray rock that is outlined in red. The red outline then fades and Rhyperior throws the rock at the opponent. Rhyperior becomes tired out for a while after the attack is used.
Palmer's Rhyperior Challenging a Towering Figure! Debut
Forrest's Rhyperior DPS02 None
Pokémon hunter's Rhyperior A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways! None
557 Dwebble Dwebble puts its claws together and a small gray stone with a red aura around it forms in between them. The rock then grows larger until it is as big as Dwebble itself. The red aura then disappears and Dwebble fires the stone at the opponent.
Burgh's Dwebble Battling for the Love of Bug-types! None
558 Crustle Crustle puts its claws together in front of it and a small gray stone with a red aura around it forms in between them. The rock then grows larger until it is as large as Crustle itself. Crustle then fires the giant rock at the opponent.
Cilan's Crustle Crisis at Chargestone Cave! None
Ultimo's Crustle Curtain Up, Unova League! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 岩石炮 Ngàahmsehkpaau
Mandarin 岩石炮 Yánshípào
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Steenpletter
France Flag.png French Roc-Boulet
Germany Flag.png German Felswerfer
Greece Flag.png Greek Λιθοκατεδαφιστής
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Batu Penghancur
Italy Flag.png Italian Devastomasso
South Korea Flag.png Korean 암석포 Amseok Po
Poland Flag.png Polish Skałołamacz*
Łamacz Skał*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Demolidor de Pedras (games, BW103-present, TCG)
Devastação de Rocha (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Demolição
Romania Flag.png Romanian Rock Wrecker
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Romperrocas (DP141)
Derribaroca (BW023-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Romperrocas
Thailand Flag.png Thai ปืนใหญ่หิน
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đại Bác Bắn Đá

Variations of the move Hyper Beam
Physical Giga ImpactRock Wrecker
Special Hyper BeamBlast BurnFrenzy PlantHydro CannonRoar of Time

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