Rock Blast (move)

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Move data

Type Rock
Category 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Rockium Z and uses its Z-Power, Rock Blast turns into Continental Crush and has base power 140.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user hurls hard rocks at the target. Two to five rocks are launched in a row.
Sun/Moon 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 numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Level 30
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Level 34
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Level 34
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Level 29
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 29
OmanyteOmanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 46
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 56
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 31
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
Level 1
NosepassNosepass
#299 / Rock
Level 28
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 55
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 61
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 26
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 29
ProbopassProbopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Level 28
RoggenrolaRoggenrola
#524 / Rock
Level 14
BoldoreBoldore
#525 / Rock
Level 14
GigalithGigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 14
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 5
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 1
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 5
CinccinoCinccino
#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.

ShellderShellder
#090 / Water
Water 3
CloysterCloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Mineral
ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Bug
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Bug
RemoraidRemoraid
#223 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Monster
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Monster
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
Mineral
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
Mineral