Breakable rock

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Breakable rocks are a type of obstacle appearing in many core series games, commonly found on rugged routes and in caves. To get past them, the player must use the help of a Pokémon to break them. They appear in Generations II, III, IV, and VI, in which they can be broken using the field move Rock Smash, and in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, in which they can be broken using the Ride Pokémon Tauros Charge and Sharpedo Jet.

In games other than Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, it is possible for the player to find something after breaking a breakable rock. In Generations II and III, there is a chance of a wild Pokémon appearing. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver and in Generation VI, there is a chance of either a wild Pokémon or an item appearing. In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, there is a chance of an item appearing.

Generation II

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, when using Rock Smash on a breakable rock, there is a 60% chance that nothing will happen afterwards and a 40% chance that a Pokémon will appear.

Location Pokémon
Dark Cave    
Burned Tower
Route 40
Cianwood City
Ice Path
Mt. Moon Square

Generation III

Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, breakable rocks on Route 111 block the player's advancement north until they have received the Dynamo Badge. Depending on the location, players have either a 1/9 or 5/36 chance of encountering a Pokémon each time they smash a rock. This chance can be modified by a bicycle, White Flute, Black Flute, or Cleanse Tag.

Location Pokémon
Granite Cave    
Route 111*  
Route 114
Trick House (puzzle 3)*
Mirage Tower*E
Route 115
Safari Zone    E
Victory Road*    

*: Rock Smash is required to reach a certain part of this location

FireRed and LeafGreen

Location Pokémon
Kindle Road    
Mt. Ember
Rock Tunnel
Sevault Canyon
Cerulean Cave
Mt. Ember (B3F)    
Four Island

Generation IV

Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, breakable rocks in the Ravaged Path prevent the player from reaching Floaroma Town until they have received the Coal Badge.

Location
Oreburgh Gate*
Ravaged Path*
Wayward Cave*
Mt. Coronet
Route 208
Route 210
Route 211
Route 213
Route 214
Route 222
Victory Road*
Route 228

*: Rock Smash is required to reach a certain part of this location

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Location Pokémon Items
Violet City   Red Shard

  Green Shard

  Blue Shard

  Yellow Shard

  Max Ether

  Revive

  Heart Scale

  Star Piece

Tohjo Falls
Route 3
Mt. Silver
Dark Cave    
Cianwood City    
Victory Road    
Cerulean Cave*
Vermilion City    
Rock Tunnel  
Route 19    
Ruins of Alph  
HG SS
  Helix Fossil   Dome Fossil
  Old Amber
  Red Shard
  Green Shard
  Blue Shard
  Yellow Shard
  Max Ether
  Max Revive
Burned Tower
Cliff Cave    
HG SS
  Red Shard   Blue Shard
  Yellow Shard   Green Shard
  Claw Fossil   Root Fossil
  Max Ether
  Pearl
  Big Pearl
  Rare Bone

*: Rock Smash is required to reach a certain part of this location

Generation V

In Generation V, Rock Smash is not a field move, and there are no breakable rocks like in other games. In Black 2 and White 2, however, the player can help clear a section of boulders in Clay Tunnel if a Pokémon in their party knows Rock Smash.

Generation VI

In Generation VI, when using Rock Smash on a breakable rock, there is an even chance that: nothing will happen afterwards, a Pokémon will appear, or an item will appear.

Pokémon X and Y

Location Pokémon Items
Ambrette Town       Big Pearl

  Ether

  Hard Stone

  Heart Scale

  Max Ether

  Max Revive

  Pearl

  Revive

  Soft Sand

  Star Piece

Route 8
Route 12
Azure Bay
Cyllage City  X    Y
Route 13    
Route 18    
Terminus Cave
Victory Road
Glittering Cave    
X Y
  Old Amber
Pre-Hall of Fame:
  Hard Stone
  Revive
Post-Hall of Fame:
  Claw Fossil   Dome Fossil
  Root Fossil   Helix Fossil
  Skull Fossil
  Armor Fossil
  Cover Fossil
  Plume Fossil

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, breakable rocks on Route 111 block the player's advancement north until they have received the Dynamo Badge.

Location Pokémon Items
Rusturf Tunnel     Big Pearl

  Ether

  Hard Stone

  Heart Scale

  Max Ether

  Max Revive

  Normal Gem

  Pearl

  Revive

  Soft Sand

  Star Piece

Route 111*
Route 114
Granite Cave    
Lilycove City  
Shoal Cave
Seafloor Cavern
Trick House (puzzle 2)*
Mirage Caves    
OR AS
  Dome Fossil   Helix Fossil
  Armor Fossil   Skull Fossil
  Plume Fossil   Cover Fossil
  Old Amber
Mirage Forests  
Mirage Islands    
Mirage Mountains    

*: Rock Smash is required to reach a certain part of this location

Generation VII

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Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, breakable rocks can appear both on land and in the water. On land, these rocks can be broken by the Poké Ride Tauros Charge; in the water, they can be broken by the Poké Ride Sharpedo Jet.

When these rocks are broken, occasionally a sparkling item will be left the aftermath, making a noise while the player is near it until they pick it up.

Location Games Items
Iki Town USUM
Wela Volcano Park
Route 1 SMUSUM   Stardust
Route 2
Route 6
Melemele Sea
Lush Jungle
Route 3 USUM
Exeggutor Island
Route 15 SMUSUM   Stardust
  Star Piece
Route 17
Vast Poni Canyon SMUSUM   Stardust
  Star Piece
  Comet Shard
Poni Plains
Resolution Cave
Poni Coast
Poni Breaker Coast USUM

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version

In the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version, breakable rocks appear on Mahalo Trail. The player cannot obtain items from breaking these rocks.

Gallery

Rocks

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FRLG
 
DPPtHGSS
 
B2W2
 
XYORAS
 

Breaking rocks


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