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.

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
Ultra Sun/Ultra 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 Sun & Moon 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
RockruffRockruff
#744 / Rock
Level 45
Lycanroc (Midday Form)Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 45
Lycanroc (Midnight Form)Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 45

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
Alolan GeodudeGeodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Alolan GravelerGraveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Alolan GolemGolem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
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