Rock Smash (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire HM06

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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Rock Smash turns into All-Out Pummeling and has base power 100.

Outside of battle

Rock Smash breaks certain rocks that may be in your path. Smashing rocks may uncover wild Pokémon or items. Breakable rocks appear in Generations 2-4 and Generation 6. Only rocks in Johto/Hoenn reveal Pokémon/items when smashed.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Rock Smash
Japanese いわくだき (Iwakudaki)
German Zertrümmerer
French Éclate-Roc
Italian Spaccaroccia
Spanish Golpe Roca

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
Black 2​/​White 2
The user attacks with a punch that can shatter a rock. It may also lower the target’s Defense stat.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user attacks with a punch. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat. This move can also shatter rocks in the field.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user attacks with a punch. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat.
Sword​/​Shield The user attacks with a punch. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Rock Smash 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.

Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
#083 / Fighting
Level 15
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 20
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 1
Mudbray
#749 / Ground
Level 1
Mudsdale
#750 / Ground
Level 1
Passimian
#766 / Fighting
Level 5
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 4
Clobbopus
#852 / Fighting
Level 1
Grapploct
#853 / Fighting
Level 1
Sirfetch'd
#865 / Fighting
Level 15
Falinks
#870 / Fighting
Level 5
Cufant
#878 / Steel
Level 10
Copperajah
#879 / Steel
Level 1
Duraludon
#884 / Steel · Dragon
Level 6
Kubfu
#891 / Fighting
Level 1
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Level 1
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Rock Smash as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.