Bone Rush (move)

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Move data

Type Ground
Category Physical Physical
Power 25
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Hits Prob. Power
2 38 50
3 38 75
4 18 100
5 18 125

Bone Rush hits 2-5 times per turn used. The probability of each interval is shown to the right, with the total power after each hit.

Each hit of Bone Rush is treated like a separate attack:

  • Each blow can get a critical hit independently.
  • Abilities that activate on contact (Static, Weak Armor, Iron Barbs etc.) activate for each blow.
  • If the Sturdy ability or Focus Sash/Band items activate before the final hit, the subsequent hit will still deal damage and therefore cause the opponent to faint.
  • If the first hit breaks a Substitute, the second hit will deal damage to the target Pokémon.

The move Counter only counters the final hit, but Bide counters the complete damage.

The Skill Link ability will cause Bone Rush to always hit the maximum number of times.

Changes

In Generations 2-4, if the Focus Sash/Band items activate before the final hit, subsequent hits do not cause the holder to faint.

In Generations 2-3, Bone Rush ends immediately if any hit breaks a Substitute.

In Generations 2-4, Bone Rush has 80% accuracy.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that hits 2-5 times.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Strikes the foe with a bone in hand 2 to 5 times.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user strikes the foe with a bone in hand two to five times.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user strikes at the foe with a hard bone two to five times in a row.
Black/White The user strikes the target with a hard bone two to five times in a row.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bone Rush at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Cubone
#104 / Ground
Level 37
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Level 43
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 29
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 51