Rock Climb (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Rock Climb turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 175.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user attacks the target by smashing into it with incredible force. This may also confuse the target.
Sun/Moon 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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

VenipedeVenipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 40
WhirlipedeWhirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 46
ScolipedeScolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 50
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 45
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 51
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 1
DruddigonDruddigon
#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.

SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Field
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Field
GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Mineral
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Field
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
Field
BidoofBidoof
#399 / Normal
Field, Water 1
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Field, Water 1
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Bug
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
Field
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Field
VenipedeVenipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Bug
WhirlipedeWhirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Bug
ScolipedeScolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Bug
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Field
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Field
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Field
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Bug
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Bug
FerroseedFerroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Grass, Mineral
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Grass, Mineral
BouffalantBouffalant
#626 / Normal
Field
DurantDurant
#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.

VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — HM
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
Gen 4 — HM
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Gen 4 — HM
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Gen 4 — HM
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
Gen 4 — HM
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
Gen 4 — HM
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
CuboneCubone
#104 / Ground
Gen 4 — HM
MarowakMarowak
#105 / Ground
Gen 4 — HM
HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Gen 4 — HM
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
Gen 4 — HM
PinsirPinsir
#127 / Bug
Gen 4 — HM
TaurosTauros
#128 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Gen 4 — HM
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Gen 4 — HM
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 4 — HM
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 4 — HM
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
Gen 4 — HM
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
Gen 4 — HM
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Gen 4 — HM
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Gen 4 — HM
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Gen 4 — HM
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
Gen 4 — HM
EnteiEntei
#244 / Fire
Gen 4 — HM
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
Gen 4 — HM
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Gen 4 — HM
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
Gen 4 — HM
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Gen 4 — HM
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Gen 4 — HM
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Gen 4 — HM
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
RegirockRegirock
#377 / Rock
Gen 4 — HM
RegiceRegice
#378 / Ice
Gen 4 — HM
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
Gen 4 — HM
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
Gen 4 — HM
TurtwigTurtwig
#387 / Grass
Gen 4 — HM
GrotleGrotle
#388 / Grass
Gen 4 — HM
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Gen 4 — HM
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
Gen 4 — HM
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Gen 4 — HM
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
Gen 4 — HM
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
Gen 4 — HM
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Gen 4 — HM
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Gen 4 — HM
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 4 — HM
AbomasnowAbomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Gen 4 — HM
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Gen 4 — HM
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Gen 4 — HM
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Gen 4 — HM
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Gen 4 — HM
RegigigasRegigigas
#486 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Gen 4 — HM
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
Gen 4 — HM
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
Gen 4 — HM