Rock Climb (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 90
Accuracy 85
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
HM08

Effects

Rock Climb deals damage and has a 20% chance of confusing the target.

Pokémon with the ability Own Tempo or those behind a Substitute cannot be confused.

Outside of battle

Rock Climb can be used to ascend rocky paths, in Generation 4 only. It can only be used with the appropriate Gym Badge.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A charging attack that may also leave the foe confused. It can also be used to scale rocky walls.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks the target by smashing into it with incredible force. It may also confuse the target.
X/Y The user attacks the target by smashing into it with incredible force. This may also confuse the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Rock Climb at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 40
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 46
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 50
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 45
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 51
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 1
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 49

Learnt by breeding

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

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Field
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Field
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Mineral
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Field
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Field
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Field, Water 1
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Field, Water 1
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Field
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Field
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Field
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Field
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Field
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Bug
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Bug
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Grass, Mineral
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Grass, Mineral
Bouffalant
#626 / Normal
Field
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Bug

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Rock Climb in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — HM
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Gen 4 — HM
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Gen 4 — HM
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Gen 4 — HM
Golduck
#055 / Water
Gen 4 — HM
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Gen 4 — HM
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Gen 4 — HM
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Gen 4 — HM
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Gen 4 — HM
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Gen 4 — HM
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Gen 4 — HM
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Gen 4 — HM
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Gen 4 — HM
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 4 — HM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 4 — HM
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Gen 4 — HM
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Gen 4 — HM
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Gen 4 — HM
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Gen 4 — HM
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Gen 4 — HM
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Gen 4 — HM
Entei
#244 / Fire
Gen 4 — HM
Suicune
#245 / Water
Gen 4 — HM
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Gen 4 — HM
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Gen 4 — HM
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Gen 4 — HM
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Gen 4 — HM
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Gen 4 — HM
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Gen 4 — HM
Regice
#378 / Ice
Gen 4 — HM
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Gen 4 — HM
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Gen 4 — HM
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Gen 4 — HM
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Gen 4 — HM
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Gen 4 — HM
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Gen 4 — HM
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Gen 4 — HM
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Gen 4 — HM
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Gen 4 — HM
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Gen 4 — HM
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Gen 4 — HM
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Gen 4 — HM
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Gen 4 — HM
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Gen 4 — HM
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Gen 4 — HM
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Gen 4 — HM
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Gen 4 — HM
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Gen 4 — HM
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM