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.

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


In battle

Solid Rock reduces damage from supereffective moves by ¼ (regardless of the effectiveness multiplier).

Outside of battle

Solid Rock has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Solid Rock

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground Magma Armor Solid Rock Anger Point
Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock Lightning Rod Solid Rock Reckless
Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock Solid Rock Sturdy Swift Swim
Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock Solid Rock Sturdy Swift Swim
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.

In the anime

None.png Palmer Rhyperior Solid Rock.png None.png None.png
The power of super-effective moves against the Pokémon is decreased dramatically.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
464 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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


  • All Pokémon with this Ability have at least one 4× weakness, with Camerupt being the only one not to have a 4× weakness to Grass.
  • This Ability originated as a TCG Poké-BODY.

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
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese 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 Solid Rock
Solid RockFilterPrism Armor

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