Rock Wrecker (move)

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Rock Wrecker
がんせきほう Rock Cannon
Rock Wrecker IX.png
Rock Wrecker IX 2.png
Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  150
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
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. In Generation IV and Generation IX, it is the signature move of Rhyperior.

Effect

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.

Description

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.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The user launches a huge boulder at the target to attack. The user can't move on the next turn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0464 Rhyperior GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 61 86 1, 86XY
1, 69ORAS
1, 69 75 75 75
0557 Dwebble BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral 43 43 43 48
0558 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

Rock Wrecker inflicts damage. If the move hit successfully, the user is inflicted with the recoil status condition (Paused prior to Gates to Infinity) for 1 turn. This status prevents the user from taking any actions.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 28 - 7 - 88% - 10 tiles away All Yes
BSL 28 - 7 - 88% - 10 tiles away All Yes
MDGtI 60 99 12 50 85% 98% 10 tiles away All Yes
SMD 40 50 10 30 85% 98% 4 tiles away Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Conquest

 
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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.

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
Duration 3.6 seconds
Damage window 2 - 2.7 seconds
Rock Wrecker GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 110
Energy cost 50
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
Rhyperior
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Pokémon Rumble Rush

RockIC RR.png Rock Wrecker
★★★★★
Attack power 112.2242
Charge time 1.26 seconds
Range type Projectile
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Rock Wrecker Rumble Rush.png

Description

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

Main series

Burgh Dwebble Rock Wrecker.png
Dwebble
Palmer Rhyperior Rock Wrecker.png
Palmer's Rhyperior
Forrest Rhyperior Rock Wrecker.png
Forrest's Rhyperior
Cilan Crustle Rock Wrecker.png
Crustle
The user launches a huge boulder at the foe to attack. However, the user becomes unable to move for a while.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
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 with a red aura around it. The red aura 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
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
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


Pokémon Evolutions

Palmer Rhyperior Rock Wrecker preparing Evolutions.png
Preparing
Palmer Rhyperior Rock Wrecker Evolutions.png
Rhyperior
The user launches a huge boulder at the foe to attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
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.
Palmer's Rhyperior The Rival Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

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
PhysicalIC HOME.png Giga ImpactRock Wrecker
SpecialIC HOME.png Hyper BeamBlast BurnHydro CannonFrenzy PlantRoar of Time


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