Rock Smash (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category 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
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
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

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

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.

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
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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

SawkSawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 1
PikipekPikipek
#731 / Normal · Flying
Level 9
TrumbeakTrumbeak
#732 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
TrumbeakTrumbeak
#732 / Normal · Flying
Level 9
ToucannonToucannon
#733 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
ToucannonToucannon
#733 / Normal · Flying
Level 9
CrabrawlerCrabrawler
#739 / Fighting
Level 5
CrabominableCrabominable
#740 / Fighting · Ice
Level 1
CrabominableCrabominable
#740 / Fighting · Ice
Level 5
PassimianPassimian
#766 / Fighting
Level 8
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 1
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 7