Rock Smash (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Physical Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM08
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
HM06
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
HM06
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM94
X/Y TM94

Effects

Rock Smash deals damage and has a 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 1-3, Rock Smash has a base power of 20.

Outside of battle

Breaks certain rocks that may be in your path. Smashing rocks may uncover wild Pokemon or items. Breakable rocks appear only in Generations 2-4. Rocks in Sinnoh do not reveal Pokemon nor items when smashed.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may lower DEFENSE.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A rock-crushing attack that may lower DEFENSE.
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack that may also cut DEFENSE. It can also smash cracked boulders.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
The user slugs the foe with a shattering punch. It can also smash cracked boulders.
HeartGold/SoulSilver The user hits with a punch that may lower the target’s Defense. It can also smash cracked boulders.
Black/White The user attacks with a punch that can shatter a rock. It may also lower the target’s Defense stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Rock Smash 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.

Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 1

Learnt by Machine

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Charmander
#004 / Fire
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Squirtle
#007 / Water
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
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
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Muk
#089 / Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
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
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Furret
#162 / Normal
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Politoed
#186 / Water
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Magby
#240 / Fire
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Entei
#244 / Fire
Suicune
#245 / Water
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Absol
#359 / Dark
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Regice
#378 / Ice
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Buizel
#418 / Water
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
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
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Dewott
#502 / Water
Samurott
#503 / Water
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Panpour
#515 / Water
Simipour
#516 / Water
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Bouffalant
#626 / Normal
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Froakie
#656 / Water
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Zygarde
#718 / Dragon · Ground