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 level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page 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
Monster, Field
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Monster, Field
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Mineral
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Field
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Field
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Water 1, Field
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Water 1, Field
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Monster, Dragon
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Monster, Dragon
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Monster, Dragon
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Monster, Field
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 by Machine (Generation 4)

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