Rock Blast (move)

Move data

Type Rock
Category   Physical
Power 25
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TM54

Effects

HitsProb.Power
23850
33875
418100
518125

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Rock Blast
Japanese ロックブラスト (Rock Blast)
German Felswurf
French Boule Roc
Italian Cadutamassi
Spanish Pedrada

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user hurls hard rocks at the target. Two to five rocks are launched in a row.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Level 30
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 30
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 1
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 30
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Level 32
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Level 36
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 36
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 32
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 32
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Level 1
Necrozma
#800 / Psychic
Level 48
Rolycoly
#837 / Rock
Level 40
Carkol
#838 / Rock · Fire
Level 48
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire
Level 54

Learnt by TM

Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Rolycoly
#837 / Rock
Carkol
#838 / Rock · Fire
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Cufant
#878 / Steel
Arctovish
#883 / Water · Ice