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Steamroller (Japanese: ハードローラー Hard Roller) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation V.
Steamroller inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch. Steamroller cannot make a target with a substitute flinch.
If the target has used Minimize, Steamroller deals double its regular damage.
Generations VI and VII
If the target has used Minimize, Steamroller now bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.
Generation VIII onwards
Steamroller cannot be selected in a battle.
|The user crushes its targets by rolling over them with its rolled-up body. This attack may make the target flinch.
|The user crushes its target by rolling over the target with its rolled-up body. This may also make the target flinch.
|This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
In other games
Steamroller deals damage and may cause the enemy to flinch.
|Number of hits
|Number of projectiles
|Critical hit rate
|May flinch the foe
|It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Cringe status condition, which makes the enemy unable to attack or use moves.
|It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy flinch.
In the anime
In the manga
|The user charges at the opponent while spinning rapidly.
|First Chapter Used In
|Whirlipede jumps into the air and spins rapidly. It then repeatedly slashes the foe with its antennae.
|A Team Plasma Grunt's Whirlipede
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
- Steamroller is the only Bug-type move capable of making the target flinch.
In other languages