Rock Climb (move)

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Rock Climb
ロッククライム Rock Climb
Rock Climb.png
Rock Climb 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  90
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
  • Usable outside of battle
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
+2 points if last to appeal.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

Rock Climb (Japanese: ロッククライム Rock Climb) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was HM08 in Generation IV.

Effect

In battle

Rock Climb inflicts damage and has a 20% chance of confusing the opponent.

Outside of battle

A Pokémon using Rock Climb can scale rocky surfaces.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS A charging attack that may also leave the foe confused. It can also be used to scale rocky walls.
BWB2W2 The user attacks the target by smashing into it with incredible force. It may also confuse the target.
XYORAS
SM
The user attacks the target by smashing into it with incredible force. This may also confuse the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
543 Venipede Venipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 40 40 40
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 46 46 46
545 Scolipede Scolipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 50 50 50
559 Scraggy Scraggy
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 45 45 45
560 Scrafty Scrafty
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 51 51 51
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral 1 1 1
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster 49 49 49
744 Rockruff Rockruff
RockIC Big.png Field Field 45
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 45
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 45
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
074 Geodude Geodude
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
399 Bidoof Bidoof
NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field
443 Gible Gible
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
529 Drilbur Drilbur
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
543 Venipede Venipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
551 Sandile Sandile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
632 Durant Durant
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By HM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
[[|]]
IV
HM08
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
059 Arcanine Arcanine
FireIC Big.png Field Field
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
067 Machoke Machoke
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
068 Machamp Machamp
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
104 Cubone Cubone
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
126 Magmar Magmar
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
128 Tauros Tauros
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
139 Omastar Omastar
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
141 Kabutops Kabutops
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
154 Meganium Meganium
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
FireIC Big.png Field Field
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
208 Steelix Steelix
SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
210 Granbull Granbull
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
244 Entei Entei
FireIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
245 Suicune Suicune
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
257 Blaziken Blaziken
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
260 Swampert Swampert
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
296 Makuhita Makuhita
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
297 Hariyama Hariyama
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
306 Aggron Aggron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
377 Regirock Regirock
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
IceIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
SteelIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
GroundIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
387 Turtwig Turtwig
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
388 Grotle Grotle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
389 Torterra Torterra
GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass
390 Chimchar Chimchar
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
395 Empoleon Empoleon
WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
408 Cranidos Cranidos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster
409 Rampardos Rampardos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster
443 Gible Gible
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
444 Gabite Gabite
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
445 Garchomp Garchomp
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
446 Munchlax Munchlax
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
467 Magmortar Magmortar
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
485 Heatran Heatran
FireIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
486 Regigigas Regigigas
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster Dream World - Pleasant Forest
128 Tauros Tauros
NormalIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
529 Drilbur Drilbur
GroundIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

Ash Grotle Rock Climb preparation.png Ash Grotle Rock Climb.png Ash Grotle Rock Climb jump.png Ash Torterra Rock Climb.png
Grotle Moving along the wall Jumping high Torterra
The user's claws glow white and grow, enabling the user to climb cliffs with agility.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
388 Grotle Grotle's claws glow white, then grow longer. It then runs quickly at the opponent and hits it with one of its claws, or slams into it with great force. It can also jump extremely high when using the attack, or Grotle's claws glow white and extend, and it gets on its hind legs and slams its front ones into the ground. A giant mountain then protrudes from the ground under the opponent. Grotle runs up the side of the mountain and slams into the opponent with great force.
Ash's Grotle The Lonely Snover! Debut
389 Torterra Torterra's claws glow white and then grow longer. It then gets onto its hind legs and slams its front ones into the ground. The ground separates and protrudes from the ground under the opponent. Torterra then runs up the side of the protruded ground and slams into the opponent. When Torterra is defeated, the ground forms back to the way it was.
Ash's Torterra Keeping in Top Forme! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

In battle

Rock Climb IV.png Rock Climb V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Outside of battle

Rock Climb DPPt OW.png Rock Climb HGSS OW.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE DPPt Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Rock Climb can be obtained and used as an HM, after Viridian City Gym Leader Blue has been defeated. This makes Rock Climb the first HM that requires a Gym Badge outside of the starting region in order to be used.

In other languages

Language Title
Bulgaria Flag.png Bulgarian Скално изкачване Rock Climb
Mandarin Chinese 攀登岩石 Pāndēng Yánshí
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Rots Klim
France Flag.png French Escalade
Germany Flag.png German Kraxler
Greece Flag.png Greek Αναρρίχηση Anarríchisi
India Flag.png Hindi Pahadi chadhai पाहाड़ी चढाई
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Naik Batuan
Panjat Tebing
Italy Flag.png Italian Scalaroccia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 락클라임 Rock Climb
Poland Flag.png Polish Wspinaczka
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Escalada
Romania Flag.png Romanian Cățărarea
Spain Flag.png Spanish Treparrocas
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vượt Đá


Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708


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