Solid Rock (Ability)

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Solid Rock ハードロック
Hard Rock
Flavor text
Generation IV
Powers down super-effective moves.
Generation V
Reduces damage from supereffective attacks.
Generation VI
Reduces damage from supereffective attacks.

Solid Rock (Japanese: ハードロック Hard Rock) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Four Pokémon can have this Ability.


In battle

Solid Rock reduces super effective damage by ¼. A move that would deal 2× damage will instead deal 1.5× damage, and a move that would deal 4× will instead deal 3×.

Outside of battle

Solid Rock has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Solid Rock

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground Magma Armor Solid Rock Anger Point
Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock Lightning Rod Solid Rock Reckless
Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock Solid Rock Sturdy Swift Swim
Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock Solid Rock Sturdy Swift Swim
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

None.png Palmer Rhyperior Solid Rock.png None.png None.png
The power of super-effective moves against the user is decreased dramatically.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
464 Rhyperior When a super-effective move hits Rhyperior, it looks like it has taken no damage at all.
Palmer's Rhyperior Challenging a Towering Figure! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


  • All Pokémon with this Ability have at least one 4× weakness, with Camerupt being the only one not to have a 4× weakness to Grass.
  • This Ability originated as a TCG Poké-BODY.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 堅石 Jiānshí
France Flag.png French Solide Roc
Germany Flag.png German Felskern
Italy Flag.png Italian Solidroccia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하드록 Hard Rock
Poland Flag.png Polish Twarda Skała
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Rocha Sólida
Romania Flag.png Romanian Piatră Solidă
Spain Flag.png Spanish Roca Sólida
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Sağlam Kaya

Variations of the Ability Solid Rock
Solid RockFilter

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