Rock Climb (move)

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
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages 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
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Level 45
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 45
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 45
Lycanroc
Dusk 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.

Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Mineral