Boldore (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Roggenrola #524: Roggenrola
Pokémon
#526: Gigalith Gigalith
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Boldore (disambiguation).
Boldore
Ore Pokémon
ガントル
Gantle
#525
Boldore



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sturdy or Weak ArmorGen VII+ Cacophony
Cacophony
Sand Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
Boldore
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Weight
224.9 lbs. 102.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
137
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Boldore
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HP
1
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
F525.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Boldore (Japanese: ガントル Gantle) is a Rock-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Roggenrola starting at level 25 and evolves into Gigalith when traded.

Biology

Boldore is a blue, rock-like Pokémon with an array of red crystals on its back and front, and a spine protruding from between its yellow ears. Rocky chunks at its sides comprise pincer-like limbs, tipped with red crystals similar to the ones on its back. Its orange crystals are the hardened form of its endlessly leaking energy.

Boldore's crystals shine brightly when it begins overflowing with power or when it is preparing to fire bursts of energy. Because its crystals are valuable, with a fragment being capable of powering a hundred dump trucks, Boldore is targeted for it. It searches for underground water in the caves where it lives; however, because it is uncomfortable around water, it is always very careful about lapping it up. A healthy Boldore will always have its core sticking out. Due to relying on sound to know what is nearby, it always faces the same way, never moving in a diagonal direction; even when brought to anger, it will attack while facing in its initial direction.

In the anime

 
Boldore in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Boldore

In Battling the King of the Mines!, Ash's Roggenrola evolved into a Boldore during his Gym battle against Clay.

Other

In Mounting an Electrifying Charge!, a Boldore created obstacles during the Charjabug race over the rocky terrain.

In The Young Flame Strikes Back!, one of Viren's henchmen used a Boldore to help intimidate Kiawe and his family, but it was defeated by Kiawe's Alolan Marowak.

In A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That!, Goh caught a Boldore while he was in the Wild Area, after it had intimidated Chloe's Eevee. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Minor appearances

A Trainer's Boldore appeared in Cilan Takes Flight!.

A Trainer's Boldore appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

In Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!, a Boldore was playing in Lillie's garden.

In Rocking Clawmark Hill!, two Boldore were training up on Clawmark Hill. One of them was seen fighting a Vullaby.

In Deceiving Appearances!, four Boldore were seen at Aether Paradise. They reappeared with multiple others in Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!.

In Not Caving Under Pressure!, Ash accidentally stepped on a Boldore while in a cave at Mount Lanakila with Kiawe. This angered it, but the two managed to flee before it could attack.

In Securing the Future!, a Trainer's Boldore joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

In Evolving Research!, Kiawe's Turtonator briefly battled a Boldore on Vast Poni Canyon.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Boldore competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing to Faba's Alakazam.

In Splash, Dash, and Smash for the Crown!, a Boldore helped Goh's giant Magikarp train for the Magikarp High Jump Competition.

A Boldore appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.

A Boldore appeared in JN073.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW061 Boldore Ash's Pokédex Boldore, the Ore Pokémon and the evolved form of Roggenrola. Because Boldore cannot contain its massive energy, orange crystals form on its body. They glow when Boldore's energy overflows.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN050 Boldore Chloe's Rotom Phone Boldore, the Ore Pokémon. A Rock type. Boldore uses sound waves to search the area around it. When angry, it gives chase without changing the way it's facing.

In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

In Challenge the Battle Subway!, it was revealed that Monta's Roggenrola had evolved into a Boldore. He used it in the Battle Subway.

Pokémon Adventures

A Trainer's Boldore appeared in Drawing Bridges and The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition.

Cheren was revealed to have a Boldore in the Unova Pokémon League. In Something Suspicious, it evolved into a Gigalith.

A Boldore appeared in the Wild Area in the Sword & Shield chapter.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

A Boldore appeared in The Green Scroll: Kenshin's Adventure, under the ownership of Ujiyasu.

Pokémon RéBURST

Rend had a Boldore he can use as a Burst form, but he gave the Burst Heart to Ryouga after he finished his training.

In the TCG

Main article: Boldore (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #031
Unova
B2W2: #069
Black When it overflows with power, the orange crystal on its body glows. It looks for underground water in caves.
White Because its energy was too great to be contained, the energy leaked and formed orange crystals.
Black 2 When it is healthy, its core sticks out. Always facing the same way, it swiftly moves front to back and left to right.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #121
Hoenn
#—
X Because its energy was too great to be contained, the energy leaked and formed orange crystals.
Y When it is healthy, its core sticks out. Always facing the same way, it swiftly moves front to back and left to right.
Omega Ruby Because its energy was too great to be contained, the energy leaked and formed orange crystals.
Alpha Sapphire When it is healthy, its core sticks out. Always facing the same way, it swiftly moves front to back and left to right.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #099
Alola
USUM: #121
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun Its orange crystal is a mass of energy. Just one crystal fragment would provide enough fuel for a hundred dump trucks.
Moon It explores caves in search of underground water. It's not comfortable around water, so this Pokémon takes great care in lapping it up.
Ultra Sun The energy overflowing from its body has turned into orange crystals that are hard enough to smash diamonds.
Ultra Moon Its orange crystals are lumps of powerful energy. They're valuable, so Boldore is sometimes targeted for them.
Generation VIII Galar
#169
Galar
Isle of Armor #155
Sword If you see its orange crystals start to glow, be wary. It's about to fire off bursts of energy.
Shield It relies on sound in order to monitor what's in its vicinity. When angered, it will attack without ever changing the direction it's facing.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave, Twist Mountain, Challenger's Cave, Victory Road, Giant Chasm
Black 2 White 2
Relic Passage, Wellspring Cave, Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave, Clay Tunnel, Twist Mountain, Reversal Mountain, Seaside Cave, Victory Road, Underground Ruins
Chargestone Cave (N's Pokémon)
Dream World
Icy Cave*
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Rock)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Caves (west of Route 115, north of Fortree City, north of Route 124, southeast of Route 129; all by Rock Smash)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Vast Poni Canyon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Vast Poni Canyon
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 8, Stony Wilderness, Giant's Mirror, Giant's Cap, Lake of Outrage
Rolling Fields, Giant's Seat, Stony Wilderness, Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Fields of Honor (Max Raid Battle)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: World Axle - B2F, Lava: Volcanic Slope
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
Conquest
Cragspur
MD GTI
Glacier Palace - Eastern Spire (1F-12F), Glacier Palace - Western Spire (1F-12F), Moonlit Forest (Uncharted Road), Rusty Mountain (Uncharted Road)
Rumble U
Entranceway: The Hidden Basement, Toy Collection: The Sword for Justice
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 1
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Fifth release)
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Bewildering Cave (All Areas), Legend Terrain: Mineral Crust Hollow (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Castform Sea, Entei Sea, Entei SeaFinal


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White   Everstone (50%)   Hard Stone (5%)
Black 2 White 2   Everstone (50%)   Hard Stone (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire   Everstone (50%)   Hard Stone (5%)
Sun Moon   Everstone (50%)   Hard Stone (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon   Everstone (50%)   Hard Stone (5%)
Sword Shield   Everstone (50%)   Hard Stone (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Total:
390
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00——% 20
Evo.Evo. Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
1212 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
1616 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
2020 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
2424 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
3030 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
3636 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 09090% 10
4242 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
4848 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
5454 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Boldore
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Boldore
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49  TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM54  TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR63  TR63 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR70  TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR99  TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Boldore
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Boldore
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
     Autotomize Steel Status —% 15
      
    
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
  Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
     Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
   Wide Guard Rock Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Boldore in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Boldore in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Boldore
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Boldore
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Boldore
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Boldore
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Boldore
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Boldore
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Block Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Lock-On Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
V VI VII Magnitude × Ground Physical 0000 100}}100% 30
V VI VII Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Boldore
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Boldore
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.67 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 50
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
  Strong:    Weak:  
PokéPark Pad entry:
He was scared of water, but he is getting used to it, thanks to you. He doesn't speak much, but he thinks a lot.
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★★ Move: Rock Slide
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Sturdy
Ability 2: Bodyguard
Ability 3: Explode
Defense: ★★★
Speed:
Evolves from Roggenrola when its Defense is 50 or higher
Evolves into Gigalith when it has a link of 60% or higher, after knocking out a Warrior's Pokémon in a manner that allows recruitment
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Madoka, Tsunashige, and Ujiyasu
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Rock
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Rock
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#377
 

Heavy Hitter
Sometimes increases damage.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 174 Base Defense: 143
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   200 or  
Fast Attacks: Mud-Slap, Smack Down
Charged Attacks: Rock Slide, Bulldoze, Stone Edge

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Roggenrola
 Rock 
 
Level 25
 
First evolution
Boldore
 Rock 
 
Trade
 
Second evolution
Gigalith
 Rock 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Boldore images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Boldore appears to be based on a geode. It also has some aspects of a crab with the three-legged structure of a tripod.

Name origin

Boldore may be combination of boulder and ore. It may also derive from bold (outstanding or large).

Gantle may be a combination of 岩 gan (rock) and mantle.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ガントル Gantle From gan and mantle
  French Géolithe From géode and -lithe
  Spanish Boldore Same as English name
  German Sedimantur From Sediment and Urgestein
  Italian Boldore Same as English name
  Korean 암트르 Amtru From 암(巖) am and mantle
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 地幔岩 Dìmànyán From 地幔 dìmàn and yán.


Related articles

External links


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