Solid Rock (Ability)

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Solid Rock ハードロック
Hard Rock
Flavor text
Generation IV
Powers down super-effective moves.DPPt
Reduces damage from supereffective attacks.HGSS
Generation V
Reduces damage from supereffective attacks.
Generation VI
Reduces damage from supereffective attacks.
Generation VII
Reduces the power of supereffective attacks taken.
Generation VIII
Reduces the power of supereffective attacks taken.
Generation IX
Reduces the power of supereffective attacks that hit the Pokémon.

Solid Rock (Japanese: ハードロック Hard Rock) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

In battle

Solid Rock reduces damage from super-effective moves by 25%. For example, a move that would do 2× damage will do 1.5× damage instead.

Outside of battle

Solid Rock has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Solid Rock

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0323 Camerupt Camerupt
Fire Ground Magma Armor Solid RockGen IV+ Anger Point
0464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Ground Rock Lightning Rod Solid Rock Reckless
0564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
Water Rock Solid Rock Sturdy Swift Swim
0565 Carracosta Carracosta
Water Rock Solid Rock Sturdy Swift Swim
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, Solid Rock reduces damage from super effective moves by 25%.

In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, it reduces the damage by about 12.5%.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Reduces the damage that the Pokémon suffers from super-effective attacks.
BSL こうかがばつぐんの わざの ダメージを へらす
Conq. Reduces damage from supereffective attacks.
MDGtI Reduces damage received from supereffective moves.*
The Pokémon takes less damage from supereffective moves.*
SMD
MDRTDX
The Pokémon takes less damage from supereffective moves.


In the anime

Palmer Rhyperior Solid Rock.png
Rhyperior


The power of super-effective moves against the Pokémon is decreased dramatically.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Rhyperior When a super-effective move hits Rhyperior, it looks like it has taken no damage at all.
Palmer's Rhyperior Challenging a Towering Figure! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Trivia

  • All Pokémon with Solid Rock have at least one 4× weakness. Camerupt is the only Pokémon with Solid Rock not to have a 4× weakness to Grass.
  • Solid Rock originated as a TCG Poké-BODY.
  • Despite the name of this Ability, Solid Rock was given to more Ground-type Pokémon than Rock types in its debut generation.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 堅硬岩石 Gīnngaahng Ngàahmsehk *
堅石 Gīnsehk *
Mandarin 堅硬岩石 / 坚硬岩石 Jiānyìng Yánshí *
堅石 Jiānshí *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Massieve steen
France Flag.png French Solide Roc
Germany Flag.png German Felskern
Italy Flag.png Italian Solidroccia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하드록 Hard Rock
Poland Flag.png Polish Twarda Skała
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Rocha Sólida (manga)
Pedra Sólida (anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Rocha Sólida
Romania Flag.png Romanian Piatră Solidă
Spain Flag.png Spanish Roca Sólida
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Sağlam Kaya
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đá Cứng


Variations of the Ability Filter
FilterSolid RockPrism Armor


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