Rock Smash (move)

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Rock Smash
いわくだき Rock Smash
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Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not 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 II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal works well if the user's condition is good.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Rock Smash (Japanese: いわくだき Rock Smash) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM08 in Generation II, HM06 in Generations III and IV, TM94 in Generation V and Pokémon X and Y, and HM06 in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Effect

In battle

Generations II and III

The move damages the target and has a 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage.

Rock Smash has a base power of 20.

Generation IV

Rock Smash's base power changed to 40.

Outside of battle

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Generations II and III

Rock Smash breaks certain rocks to clear a path. Occasionally, wild Pokémon may be encountered.

Generation IV

Diamond, Pearl and Platinum

Wild Pokémon no longer appear when rocks are broken.

HeartGold and SoulSilver

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, wild Pokémon, Heart Scales, shards, Fossils, and other items can be found underneath certain rocks. There are three kinds of smashable rocks that differ both with wild Pokémon and items that can be found in them.

Type 1: Ruins of Alph:

Item Location Games
Red Shard Red Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Green Shard Green Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Blue Shard Blue Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Yellow Shard Yellow Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Max Revive Max Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Max Ether Max Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Old Amber Old Amber Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Helix Fossil Helix Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG 
Dome Fossil Dome Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks  SS 

Type 2: Cliff Cave:

Item Location Games
Red Shard Red Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG 
Blue Shard Blue Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  SS 
Yellow Shard Yellow Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG 
Green Shard Green Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  SS 
Claw Fossil Claw Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG 
Root Fossil Root Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks  SS 
Max Ether Max Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Pearl Pearl Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Big Pearl Big Pearl Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Rare Bone Rare Bone Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 

Type 3: Cianwood City, Dark Cave, Route 3, Route 19, Rock Tunnel, Vermilion City, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls, Mt. Silver, Cerulean Cave:

Item Location Games
Red Shard Red Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Blue Shard Blue Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Yellow Shard Yellow Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Green Shard Green Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Heart Scale Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Revive Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Max Ether Max Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Star Piece Star Piece Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 

Generation V

Boulders in Clay Tunnel

Rock Smash is no longer a field move.

In Black 2 and White 2, if a Pokémon in the player's party knows the move Rock Smash when they talk to one of the Workers in Clay Tunnel, they can help clear a section of boulders.

Generation VI

In Generation VI, Rock Smash is again a field move, and now there are also cracked walls and boulders that can be smashed with the move. There are two kinds of smashable rocks that can reveal different Pokémon and items.

Pokémon X and Y

Type 1: Glittering Cave:

Item Location Games
Hard Stone Hard Stone Randomly found by smashing rocks (before entering the Hall of Fame)  X  Y 
Old Amber Old Amber Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Revive Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks (before entering the Hall of Fame)  X  Y 
Skull Fossil Skull Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  X  Y 
Armor Fossil Armor Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  X  Y 
Dome Fossil Dome Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  Y 
Helix Fossil Helix Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  Y 
Cover Fossil Cover Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  X  Y 
Plume Fossil Plume Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  X  Y 
Claw Fossil Claw Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  X 
Root Fossil Root Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks (after entering the Hall of Fame)  X 

Type 2: Route 8, Ambrette Town, Cyllage City, Route 12, Azure Bay, Route 13, Route 18, Terminus Cave, Victory Road:

Item Location Games
Big Pearl Big Pearl Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Ether Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Hard Stone Hard Stone Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Heart Scale Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Max Ether Max Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Max Revive Max Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Pearl Pearl Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Revive Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Soft Sand Soft Sand Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Star Piece Star Piece Randomly found by smashing rocks  X  Y 
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Type 1: Rusturf Tunnel, Granite Cave, Route 111, Route 114, Lilycove City, Shoal Cave, Seafloor Cavern:

Item Location Games
Big Pearl Big Pearl Randomly found by smashing rocks  OR  AS 
Ether Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  OR  AS 
Hard Stone Hard Stone Randomly found by smashing rocks  OR  AS 
Heart Scale Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing rocks  OR  AS 
Max Ether Max Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  OR  AS 
Max Revive Max Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks  OR  AS 
Normal Gem Normal Gem Randomly found by smashing rocks  OR  AS 
Pearl Pearl Randomly found by smashing rocks  OR  AS 
Revive Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks  OR  AS 
Soft Sand Soft Sand Randomly found by smashing rocks  OR  AS 
Star Piece Star Piece Randomly found by smashing rocks  OR  AS 

Type 2: Mirage Caves, Mirage Forests, Mirage Mountains, Mirage Islands:

Item Location Games
Old Amber Old Amber Randomly found by smashing rocks  OR  AS 
Dome Fossil Dome Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks  OR 
Helix Fossil Helix Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks  AS 
Armor Fossil Armor Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks  OR 
Skull Fossil Skull Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks  AS 
Plume Fossil Plume Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks  OR 
Cover Fossil Cover Fossil Randomly found by smashing rocks  AS 

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Fighting-type attack. In the field, it can be used to shatter rocks and open new paths.
GSC An attack that may lower Defense.
RSE A rock-crushing attack that may lower Defense.*
A rock-crushingly tough attack that may lower Defense.*
FRLG An attack that may also cut Defense. It can also smash cracked boulders.
Colo.XD A rock-crushing attack that may lower Defense.
DPPt The user slugs the foe with a shattering punch. It can also smash cracked boulders.
HGSS The user hits with a punch that may lower the target's Defense. It can also smash cracked boulders.*
The user slugs the foe with a shattering punch. It can also smash cracked boulders.*
BWB2W2 The user attacks with a punch that can shatter a rock. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
XYORAS The user attacks with a punch. This may also lower the target's Defense stat. This move can also shatter rocks in the field.
SM The user attacks with a punch. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
539 Sawk Sawk
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1
731 Pikipek Pikipek
Flying Flying 9
732 Trumbeak Trumbeak
Flying Flying 1, 9
733 Toucannon Toucannon
Flying Flying 1, 9
739 Crabrawler Crabrawler
Water 3 Water 3 5
740 Crabominable Crabominable
Water 3 Water 3 1, 5
766 Passimian Passimian
Field Field 8
768 Golisopod Golisopod
Bug Water 3 1, 7
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/HM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
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II
TM08
III
HM06
IV
HM06
V
TM94
VI
TM94
HM06
VII
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001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
Monster Grass
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
Monster Grass
003 Venusaur Venusaur
Monster Grass
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1
015 Beedrill Beedrill
Bug Bug
019 Rattata Rattata
Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
Field Field
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Field Fairy
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Field Field
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
Monster Field
030 Nidorina Nidorina
Undiscovered Undiscovered
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
Monster Field
033 Nidorino Nidorino
Monster Field
034 Nidoking Nidoking
Monster Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
046 Paras Paras
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
Bug Grass
050 Diglett Diglett
Field Field
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Field Field
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field
058 Growlithe Growlithe
Field Field
059 Arcanine Arcanine
Field Field
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
Water 1 Water 1
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like
067 Machoke Machoke
Human-Like Human-Like
068 Machamp Machamp
Human-Like Human-Like
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1
089 Muk Muk
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
095 Onix Onix
Mineral Mineral
098 Krabby Krabby
Water 3 Water 3
099 Kingler Kingler
Water 3 Water 3
104 Cubone Cubone
Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
Monster Monster
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
Human-Like Human-Like
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
Monster Field
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
114 Tangela Tangela
Grass Grass
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
123 Scyther Scyther
Bug Bug
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
Human-Like Human-Like
126 Magmar Magmar
Human-Like Human-Like
127 Pinsir Pinsir
Bug Bug
128 Tauros Tauros
Field Field
130 Gyarados Gyarados
Water 2 Dragon
131 Lapras Lapras
Monster Water 1
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
Field Field
135 Jolteon Jolteon
Field Field
136 Flareon Flareon
Field Field
138 Omanyte Omanyte
Water 1 Water 3
139 Omastar Omastar
Water 1 Water 3
140 Kabuto Kabuto
Water 1 Water 3
141 Kabutops Kabutops
Water 1 Water 3
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
144 Articuno Articuno
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered
149 Dragonite Dragonite
Water 1 Dragon
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
153 Bayleef Bayleef
Monster Grass
154 Meganium Meganium
Monster Grass
156 Quilava Quilava
Field Field
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
Field Field
159 Croconaw Croconaw
Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1
162 Furret Furret
Field Field
166 Ledian Ledian
Bug Bug
175 Togepi Togepi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
Fairy Flying
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field
183 Marill Marill
Water 1 Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill
Water 1 Fairy
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral
186 Politoed Politoed
Water 1 Water 1
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
194 Wooper Wooper
Water 1 Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
Water 1 Field
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1
203 Girafarig Girafarig
Field Field
204 Pineco Pineco
Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress
Bug Bug
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
Field Field
207 Gligar Gligar
Bug Bug
208 Steelix Steelix
Mineral Mineral
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
212 Scizor Scizor
Bug Bug
213 Shuckle Shuckle
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field
218 Slugma Slugma
Amorphous Amorphous
219 Magcargo Magcargo
Amorphous Amorphous
220 Swinub Swinub
Field Field
221 Piloswine Piloswine
Field Field
222 Corsola Corsola
Water 1 Water 3
227 Skarmory Skarmory
Flying Flying
228 Houndour Houndour
Field Field
229 Houndoom Houndoom
Field Field
231 Phanpy Phanpy
Field Field
232 Donphan Donphan
Field Field
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
Undiscovered Undiscovered
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
Human-Like Human-Like
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered
240 Magby Magby
Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
Undiscovered Undiscovered
244 Entei Entei
Undiscovered Undiscovered
245 Suicune Suicune
Undiscovered Undiscovered
246 Larvitar Larvitar
Monster Monster
247 Pupitar Pupitar
Monster Monster
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered
252 Treecko Treecko
Monster Dragon
253 Grovyle Grovyle
Monster Dragon
254 Sceptile Sceptile
Monster Dragon
255 Torchic Torchic
Field Field
256 Combusken Combusken
Field Field
257 Blaziken Blaziken
Field Field
258 Mudkip Mudkip
Monster Water 1
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
Monster Water 1
260 Swampert Swampert
Monster Water 1
261 Poochyena Poochyena
Field Field
262 Mightyena Mightyena
Field Field
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
Field Field
271 Lombre Lombre
Water 1 Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
Water 1 Grass
273 Seedot Seedot
Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
Field Grass
286 Breloom Breloom
Fairy Grass
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field
294 Loudred Loudred
Monster Field
295 Exploud Exploud
Monster Field
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like
297 Hariyama Hariyama
Human-Like Human-Like
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral
301 Delcatty Delcatty
Field Fairy
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy
304 Aron Aron
Monster Monster
305 Lairon Lairon
Monster Monster
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster
307 Meditite Meditite
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
Human-Like Human-Like
316 Gulpin Gulpin
Amorphous Amorphous
317 Swalot Swalot
Amorphous Amorphous
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
Water 2 Water 2
320 Wailmer Wailmer
Field Water 2
321 Wailord Wailord
Field Water 2
322 Numel Numel
Field Field
323 Camerupt Camerupt
Field Field
324 Torkoal Torkoal
Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
328 Trapinch Trapinch
Bug Bug
329 Vibrava Vibrava
Bug Bug
330 Flygon Flygon
Bug Bug
334 Altaria Altaria
Dragon Flying
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
336 Seviper Seviper
Field Dragon
340 Whiscash Whiscash
Water 2 Water 2
341 Corphish Corphish
Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
Water 1 Water 3
344 Claydol Claydol
Mineral Mineral
346 Cradily Cradily
Water 3 Water 3
347 Anorith Anorith
Water 3 Water 3
348 Armaldo Armaldo
Water 3 Water 3
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous
357 Tropius Tropius
Monster Grass
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
363 Spheal Spheal
Water 1 Field
364 Sealeo Sealeo
Water 1 Field
365 Walrein Walrein
Water 1 Field
369 Relicanth Relicanth
Water 1 Water 2
371 Bagon Bagon
Dragon Dragon
372 Shelgon Shelgon
Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence
Dragon Dragon
375 Metang Metang
Mineral Mineral
376 Metagross Metagross
Mineral Mineral
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Undiscovered Undiscovered
387 Turtwig Turtwig
Monster Grass
388 Grotle Grotle
Monster Grass
389 Torterra Torterra
Monster Grass
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
Field Human-Like
394 Prinplup Prinplup
Water 1 Field
395 Empoleon Empoleon
Water 1 Field
399 Bidoof Bidoof
Water 1 Field
400 Bibarel Bibarel
Water 1 Field
402 Kricketune Kricketune
Bug Bug
408 Cranidos Cranidos
Monster Monster
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster
410 Shieldon Shieldon
Monster Monster
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
Monster Monster
418 Buizel Buizel
Water 1 Field
419 Floatzel Floatzel
Water 1 Field
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
Water 1 Amorphous
424 Ambipom Ambipom
Field Field
427 Buneary Buneary
Field Human-Like
428 Lopunny Lopunny
Field Human-Like
434 Stunky Stunky
Field Field
435 Skuntank Skuntank
Field Field
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral
443 Gible Gible
Monster Dragon
444 Gabite Gabite
Monster Dragon
445 Garchomp Garchomp
Monster Dragon
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered
447 Riolu Riolu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
Field Human-Like
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas
Field Field
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon
Field Field
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Water 3 Bug
452 Drapion Drapion
Bug Water 3
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
Human-Like Human-Like
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
Monster Grass
461 Weavile Weavile
Field Field
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
Monster Monster
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Monster Field
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
Grass Grass
466 Electivire Electivire
Human-Like Human-Like
467 Magmortar Magmortar
Human-Like Human-Like
468 Togekiss Togekiss
Fairy Flying
470 Leafeon Leafeon
Field Field
471 Glaceon Glaceon
Field Field
472 Gliscor Gliscor
Bug Bug
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
Field Field
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous
476 Probopass Probopass
Mineral Mineral
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
Amorphous Amorphous
483 Dialga Dialga
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484 Palkia Palkia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
485 Heatran Heatran
Undiscovered Undiscovered
486 Regigigas Regigigas
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491 Darkrai Darkrai
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
494 Victini Victini
Undiscovered Undiscovered
497 Serperior Serperior
Field Grass
498 Tepig Tepig
Field Field
499 Pignite Pignite
Field Field
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field
501 Oshawott Oshawott
Field Field
502 Dewott Dewott
Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
Field Field
505 Watchog Watchog
Field Field
506 Lillipup Lillipup
Field Field
507 Herdier Herdier
Field Field
508 Stoutland Stoutland
Field Field
510 Liepard Liepard
Field Field
511 Pansage Pansage
Field Field
512 Simisage Simisage
Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
Field Field
514 Simisear Simisear
Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
Field Field
516 Simipour Simipour
Field Field
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
Field Field
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola
Mineral Mineral
525 Boldore Boldore
Mineral Mineral
526 Gigalith Gigalith
Mineral Mineral
529 Drilbur Drilbur
Field Field
530 Excadrill Excadrill
Field Field
532 Timburr Timburr
Human-Like Human-Like
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
Human-Like Human-Like
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
Human-Like Human-Like
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad
Water 1 Water 1
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad
Water 1 Water 1
538 Throh Throh
Human-Like Human-Like
539 Sawk Sawk
Human-Like Human-Like
543 Venipede Venipede
Bug Bug
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
Bug Bug
545 Scolipede Scolipede
Bug Bug
552 Krokorok Krokorok
Field Field
553 Krookodile Krookodile
Field Field
554 Darumaka Darumaka
Field Field
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Field Field
557 Dwebble Dwebble
Bug Mineral
558 Crustle Crustle
Bug Mineral
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
Water 1 Water 3
565 Carracosta Carracosta
Water 1 Water 3
566 Archen Archen
Water 3 Flying
567 Archeops Archeops
Water 3 Flying
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
Amorphous Amorphous
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
Field Field
589 Escavalier Escavalier
Bug Bug
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
Grass Mineral
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
Grass Mineral
599 Klink Klink
Mineral Mineral
600 Klang Klang
Mineral Mineral
601 Klinklang Klinklang
Mineral Mineral
604 Eelektross Eelektross
Amorphous Amorphous
610 Axew Axew
Monster Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure
Monster Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus
Monster Dragon
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
Field Field
614 Beartic Beartic
Field Field
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
Field Human-Like
620 Mienshao Mienshao
Field Human-Like
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Monster Dragon
622 Golett Golett
Mineral Mineral
623 Golurk Golurk
Mineral Mineral
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
Field Field
627 Rufflet Rufflet
Flying Flying
628 Braviary Braviary
Flying Flying
629 Vullaby Vullaby
Flying Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
Flying Flying
631 Heatmor Heatmor
Field Field
632 Durant Durant
Bug Bug
633 Deino Deino
Dragon Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous
Dragon Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
Dragon Dragon
638 Cobalion Cobalion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639 Terrakion Terrakion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640 Virizion Virizion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
641 Tornadus Tornadus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
642 Thundurus Thundurus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
643 Reshiram Reshiram
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645 Landorus Landorus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Undiscovered Undiscovered
647 Keldeo Keldeo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field
656 Froakie Froakie
Water 1 Water 1
657 Frogadier Frogadier
Water 1 Water 1
658 Greninja Greninja
Water 1 Water 1
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby
Field Field
660 Diggersby Diggersby
Field Field
667 Litleo Litleo
Field Field
668 Pyroar Pyroar
Field Field
672 Skiddo Skiddo
Field Field
673 Gogoat Gogoat
Field Field
674 Pancham Pancham
Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
Field Human-Like
676 Furfrou Furfrou
Field Field
679 Honedge Honedge
Mineral Mineral
680 Doublade Doublade
Mineral Mineral
681 Aegislash Aegislash
Mineral Mineral
688 Binacle Binacle
Water 3 Water 3
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
Water 3 Water 3
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
Monster Dragon
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
Monster Dragon
698 Amaura Amaura
Monster Monster
699 Aurorus Aurorus
Monster Monster
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like
706 Goodra Goodra
Dragon Dragon
708 Phantump Phantump
Amorphous Grass
709 Trevenant Trevenant
Amorphous Grass
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
Amorphous Amorphous
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
Amorphous Amorphous
712 Bergmite Bergmite
Monster Monster
713 Avalugg Avalugg
Monster Monster
718 Zygarde Zygarde
Undiscovered Undiscovered
721 Volcanion Volcanion
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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Prior to Super Mystery Dungeon, Rock Smash turns a wall tile in front of the user into a floor tile, revealing any item hidden within it. It has 99 PP but cannot target enemies or be used diagonally.

In Super Mystery Dungeon, Rock Smash now damages enemies and has a starting PP of 15, but can still turns walls into floor tiles.

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Rock Smash is Charizard's Side Special move. Unlike in the Pokémon games, Rock Smash is a move with high damage and knockback and can potentially KO a foe in one hit.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, Rock Smash has been made Charizard's Down Special move, with Flare Blitz taking its former position.

Pokémon GO

Rock Smash
Fast Attack
Type Fighting
Power 15
Energy boost 12%
Duration 1.41 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
CuboneMarowakHitmonleeHitmonchanRhyhornRhydon
Pinsir

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Rock Smash had a power of 5 and an energy gain of 7%.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Digs through the wall the user is facing.

In the anime

Drayden Haxorus Rock Smash.png Gary Nidoqueen Rock Smash.png Ash Gible Rock Smash.png Juan Whiscash Rock Smash.png
Haxorus Nidoqueen Gible Whiscash
The user slugs the foe with a shattering punch. It can also smash boulders.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen smashes its fist into the ground, making the ground crack and move towards the opponent. While the ground cracks, small rocks fly out and hit the opponent.
Gary's Nidoqueen The Ties that Bind Debut
340 Whiscash Whiscash's body becomes outlined in yellow, floats into the air and falls on the opponent.
Juan's Whiscash Eight Ain't Enough None
275 Shiftry Shiftry smashes its hand into the ground. An invisible blast travels underground to the opponent and explodes underneath the opponent, making pieces of rocks fly at them, or Shiftry smashes its hand into the ground and flings rocks at the opponent.
Angela's Shiftry From Cradle to Save None
Spenser's Shiftry Ka Boom with a View! None
306 Aggron Aggron's claws on one of its hands glow white and it smashes the opponent with it.
J's client's Aggron Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 2 None
454 Toxicroak Both of the red claws on Toxicroak's hands glow white and it smashes the opponent with them repeatedly.
Saturn's Toxicroak Gateway to Ruin! None
443 Gible One of Gible's hands glow white or yellow and it punches the opponent with it.
Khoury's Gible A Rivalry to Gible On! None
Ash's Gible Gotta Get a Gible! None
614 Beartic One of Beartic's arms glow orange and it delivers a powerful punch to the opponent with it.
Georgia's Beartic Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
612 Haxorus Haxorus pulls its head back and one of its tusks flash white. The white glow then fades and its tusk starts to glow orange. Haxorus then whips its head forward and smashes the opponent with its tusk.
Drayden's Haxorus Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr smashes its steel beam into the ground and raises one of its arms. It then clenches its fist and it starts to glow orange. Gurdurr then charges forward and delivers a powerful punch to the opponent.
Trip's Gurdurr Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia! None
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad jumps at the opponent and its tail starts to glow white. The white glow then fades, leaving its tail glowing red-orange. Palpitoad then flips around vertically and slams its tail into the opponent.
Clay's Palpitoad Battling the King of the Mines! None
525 Boldore The gems on the top of Boldore's body glow bright orange and it jumps at the opponent. One or both of the legs on the side of its body then glow red-orange or blue and it stabs the opponent with the tip of one or both of its legs.
Ash's Boldore Battling the King of the Mines! None
530 Excadrill One of Excadrill's claws glows red-orange and it stabs the opponent with it.
Clay's Excadrill Battling the King of the Mines! None

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

In battle

Rock Smash II.png Rock Smash III.png Rock Smash IV.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
Rock Smash PMD RB.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
Rock Smash Stad2.png Rock Smash Colo.png Rock Smash XD.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 Smash II OW.png Rock Smash III OW.png Rock Smash DPPt OW.png Rock Smash 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


GSC
GSC Rock Smash.png
RSE
RSE Rock Smash.png
FRLG
FRLG Rock Smash.png
DPPtHGSS
Gen IV Rock Smash.png
B2W2
B2W2 Rock Smash.png
XYORAS*
Gen VI Rock Smash.png Gen VI Rock Smash wall.png

Trivia

  • Rock Smash is the only HM move that does not share its type with another HM move, past or present.
  • Rock Smash is the only move to be a TM, become an HM, revert to being a TM again, and then revert back to an HM.
  • Rock Smash and Rock Climb are the only moves that have the word rock in their name, but are not Rock-type.
  • Although Rock Smash is a Fighting-type move, it uses the Rock-type TM icon in the Generation V games.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 碎岩 Suì Yán *
岩石粉碎 Yán​shí​ Fěn​suì *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Klipperknuser
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Rotsslag
Finland Flag.png Finnish Murskanyrkki
France Flag.png French Éclate-Roc*
Eclate-Roc*
Germany Flag.png German Zertrümmerer
Greece Flag.png Greek Λιθοθραύστης
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pemecah Batu
Pukulan Batu
Italy Flag.png Italian Spaccaroccia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바위깨기 Bawi Kkaegi
Poland Flag.png Polish Kamienny Grom
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Esmagamento de Rochas
Esmagamento de Pedras (TCG and manga)
Batida de Pedra (Aerodactyl-EX (XY Promo 97))
Romania Flag.png Romanian Puterea Pietrei
Sfarmă Piatră
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Razbijanje Kamenja
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Golpe Roca
Spain Flag.png Spain Golpe Roca
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cú Đấm Vỡ Đá


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
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7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS


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