Rock Blast (move)

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Move data

Type Rock
Category Physical Physical
Power 25
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

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

Rock Blast 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 strike of Rock Blast is treated like a separate attack:

  • Each strike can get a critical hit independently.
  • Abilities that activate on contact (Static, Weak Armor, Iron Barbs etc.) activate for each strike.
  • If the Sturdy ability, Focus Sash, or Focus Band activates 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 Rock Blast to always hit the maximum number of times.

Changes

In Generations 3-4, if a Focus Sash or Focus Band activates before the final hit, subsequent hits do not cause the holder to faint.

In Generation 3, Rock Blast ends immediately if any hit breaks a Substitute.

In Generations 3-4, Rock Blast has 80% accuracy.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Hurls boulders at the foe 2 to 5 times in a row.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user hurls two to five hard rocks at the foe to attack.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user hurls hard rocks at the foe. Two to five rocks are launched in quick succession.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user hurls hard rocks at the target. Two to five rocks are launched in quick succession.
X/Y The user hurls hard rocks at the target. Two to five rocks are launched in a row.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Rock Blast 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.

Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Level 22
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Level 22
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Level 22
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Level 23
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 23
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 46
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 56
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 20
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 1
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Level 18
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 49
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 55
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 26
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 23
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Level 18
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Level 14
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Level 14
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 14
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 5
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 1
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Rock Blast as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Shellder
#090 / Water
Water 3
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Mineral
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Bug
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Bug
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
Octillery
#224 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Monster
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Monster
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Mineral
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Mineral