Steamroller (move)

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ハードローラー Hard Roller
Steamroller VI.png
Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Steamroller (Japanese: ハードローラー Hard Roller) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation V.


Generation V

Steamroller inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch. Steamroller cannot make a target with a substitute flinch.

The base power of Steamroller is doubled if the target has used Minimize.

Generation VI

Steamroller will never miss if the target has used Minimize.


Games Description
The user crushes its targets by rolling over them with its rolled-up body. This attack may make the target flinch.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground 18 11
543 Venipede Venipede Bug Poison 33 33
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede Bug Poison 37 37
545 Scolipede Scolipede Bug Poison 39 39
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

None.png Burgh Whirlipede Steamroller.png Team Rocket Grunt Golem Steamroller.png None.png
Whirlipede Golem
The user spins furiously and charges at the target
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede jumps into the air and spins its body rapidly. Then, the tips of its antennae start to glow white and it slams its body into the opponent.
Burgh's Whirlipede Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! Debut
076 Golem Golem withdraws its head, legs and arms within its shell. It then jumps into the air and spins its body rapidly. Then, its outlines start to glow white and it slams its body into the opponent.
A Team Rocket Grunt's Golem Meloetta and the Undersea Temple! None

In other generations

Steamroller V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 瘋狂滾動 Fēngkuáng Gǔndòng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Stoomwals
France Flag.png French Bulldoboule
Germany Flag.png German Quetschwalze
Italy Flag.png Italian Rulloduro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하드롤러 Hard Roller
Poland Flag.png Polish Ostrowalec
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Rolo Destruidor
Rolo Compressor (TCG)*
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Aplanadora (BW023)
Rodillo Púas (BW096)
Spain Flag.png Spain Rodillo de Púas*
Rodillo Púas*

Variations of the move Stomp
Physical StompSteamroller

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