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Brock's Geodude
タケシのイシツブテ Takeshi's Isitsubute
Poké Ball
Brock Geodude.png
Brock's Geodude
Debuts in Showdown in Pewter City
Caught at Kanto
Gender Male*
Ability Unknown
Current location With Brock
074
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Geodude Shin'ichirō Miki (main series)
Unknown (Origins)
Michael Haigney (EP005-AG177)
Marc Thompson (SM042-present)
Unknown (Origins)

Brock's Geodude (Japanese: タケシのイシツブテ Takeshi's Isitsubute) was the second Pokémon acquired by Brock in the anime; Brock has a Geodude in most of the games he appears in as well.

Contents

In the anime

In the main series

History

Original series
Kanto
Geodude fighting Pidgeotto

Geodude debuted in Showdown in Pewter City, during Brock's rematch with Ash at the Pewter Gym. Initially, it was used against Pidgeotto; it was unfazed by Pidgeotto's Gust, demonstrating its strong defense, and as a result, it was able to defeat Pidgeotto without any trouble. Next, Geodude went against Pikachu, but was fried by a very powerful Thunderbolt, despite the fact that it is immune to Electric attacks.

Like most of Brock's Pokémon, Geodude received very little screentime. Brock typically used Geodude in situations in which he needed to battle, but could not use Onix because of its enormous size. One such occasion was Battle Aboard the St. Anne, when Brock's Geodude joined a larger group of Geodude attacking Team Rocket.

Geodude fighting a fire

Geodude helped fight the fire in Celadon Gym in Pokémon Scent-sation!, by smothering the flames with dirt.

Brock entered Geodude in the P1 Grand Prix in The Punchy Pokémon. It lost in the first round to Giant's Hitmonlee which was used by Team Rocket. Initially, Brock sent Geodude back into the ring where it was kicked mercilessly, but on Anthony's advice, Brock threw in the towel and apologized to Geodude for making it fight.

Geodude also dug a hole to rescue Ash and Pikachu in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon. However, before the pair could be pulled to safety, Aerodactyl broke through the hole and held Ash captive. Geodude also displayed the first use of its Tackle attack while breaching Team Rocket's house with Ash, Pidgeotto, Misty and Staryu.

Geodude's advantage over fire was once again demonstrated by helping Onix, Charizard and Blaine's Magmar dam the erupting Cinnabar Island volcano in Volcanic Panic. It was kept cool by the efforts of Squirtle and Staryu.

Orange Islands

Geodude accompanied Brock to the Orange Islands. In A Scare in the Air, during battle with Team Rocket, it hurled Weezing through the side of a blimp, causing severe damage and forcing the blimp to crash land on Valencia Island. In Poké Ball Peril, Geodude stayed with Brock at Professor Ivy's lab.

Johto
Misty polishing Geodude

Brock, Geodude, and Brock's fellow Pokémon returned to traveling with Ash and Misty in A Tents Situation. In Sick Daze, it was revealed that Brock usually polished his Rock Pokémon, so Misty took up the job of polishing Geodude while Brock was sick. Geodude was captured by Team Rocket, but was rescued when Brock, Pineco and Golbat intervened.

In Control Freak!, Geodude dug a pathway to get into the ancient ruins. However, once inside, Jessie, in possession of the ancient Queen's mask and scepter, took control of Geodude, along with Onix and Pikachu. However, once Jessie, James and Meowth escaped with Pikachu on Onix, Geodude was left behind and snapped free of Jessie's control.

In the banned episode EP250, Geodude fought Jessie's Arbok, but was easily defeated by Arbok's Headbutt and Wrap. It was then stolen by Team Rocket, but recovered later. Geodude acted as a firefighter for the third time in Great Bowls of Fire!, where it attempted to rescue the Pokémon trapped by a raging fire in the Dragon Holy Land. It also managed to save the sacred Prayer Flame from the burning shrine.

In Entei At Your Own Risk!, Geodude was sent out to enjoy the hot sands. It pushed Ash's Larvitar headfirst into the hot sand, showing no patience for Larvitar's timidity.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire
Chronicles

Brock lent Geodude, as well as his Crobat and Steelix to his younger brother, Forrest, who took on the role of Gym Leader of the Pewter Gym when Brock went to Hoenn to accompany Ash in The Family That Battles Together, Stays Together.

Kanto Battle Frontier

Brock visited the Pewter Gym in Grating Spaces!, where he was enthusiastically welcomed back by his Pokémon, including Geodude. Forrest ordered Geodude to Tackle Meowth, and then it used its newly learned Sandstorm to create a distraction whilst Steelix created defenses with boulders. It then charged and took down Jessie's Charizard with a Mega Punch.

Geodude and Brock
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

In Alola, Kanto!, Geodude was sent out of its Poké Ball so it could be compared with its Alolan Form.

In When Regions Collide!, Brock used Geodude in a battle against Sophocles's Togedemaru and Lillie's Snowy. It took no damage from Togedemaru's Zing Zap and knocked away Snowy's Powder Snow with Gyro Ball, after which the battle was called off.

Personality and characteristics

Geodude received very little character development as it did not receive much screen time. However, it comes across as markedly mature and tough. This was shown by the fact that it shoved Larvitar into the sand headfirst, during Entei at Your Own Risk having no patience for babying it like Ash, Pikachu and the others. It is very fond of its Trainer, who has trained it for many years, and was known to polish Geodude for maintenance. In When Regions Collide!, in contrast to its serious personality, it showed its excitement when seeing Misty's Psyduck again and even gave it a high-five.

Moves used

Brock Geodude Tackle.png
Using Tackle
Brock Geodude Sandstorm.png
Using Sandstorm
Move First Used In
Seismic Toss Pokémon Fashion Flash
Tackle Who Gets to Keep Togepi?
Dig Control Freak!
Sandstorm Grating Spaces!
Mega Punch Grating Spaces!
Gyro Ball  When Regions Collide!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
Moves improvised
Picture First Used In Moves Involved Partnered With
Brock Geodude Counter Shield.png When Regions Collide! Gyro Ball None
Description: Counter Shield was used in When Regions Collide!. Geodude uses Gyro Ball while spinning to deflect the opponent's attacks.

In Pokémon Origins

Geodude in Pokémon Origins

Brock's Geodude appeared in File 1: Red. It was the first Pokémon Brock used during his Gym battle with Red. At first, Red chose to use his Charmander, but since Charmander's only attacking moves were Ember and Scratch, it was unable to deal practically any damage on the Rock-type Pokémon, which struck back with Tackle, taking out almost all of Charmander's Hit Points. Thanks to Brock's advice, Red then changed for a better type match-up, and sent out his Nidoran♂, whose super effective Double Kick was more than enough to defeat Geodude.

Moves used

Brock Geodude Tackle PO.png
Using Tackle
Move First Used In
Tackle File 1: Red
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Geodude has appeared in most of the games Brock has appeared in, except for the Johto-based games, in which he instead uses a Graveler, and eventually a Golem in the rematches in HeartGold and SoulSilver.

In the core series

Pokémon Red and Blue Pokémon Yellow Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
and Let's Go, Eevee!
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Types:
Rock Ground
Geodude Lv.12
Tackle
Normal
Defense Curl
Normal
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Spr 1y 074.png
Types:
Rock Ground
Geodude Lv.10
Tackle
Normal
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Spr 3f 074.png
Types:
Rock Ground
Ability:
Rock Head
Held item:
None
Geodude Lv.12
Tackle
Normal
Defense Curl
Normal
  --  
   
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074Geodude.png
Types:
Rock Ground
Ability:
No ability
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Geodude Lv.11
Tackle
Normal Physical
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In spin-off games

Pokémon: Catch the Numbers!

Geodude appears in Pokémon: Catch the Numbers! as one of the Pokémon the player needs to get back from Team Rocket.

Pokémon Puzzle League

Geodude is one of Brock's three Pokémon in Pokémon Puzzle League.

In the manga

Brock's Geodude in Pokémon Adventures
Geodude and Brock in Pokémon Adventures
Brock's Geodude in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

History

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Brock owns six Geodude in the Pokémon Adventures manga, each nicknamed with names from "Geoone" to "Geosix", respectively, and he often carries them around himself like a belt. One of them appeared in Onix Is On! watching the battles with his Trainer.

Yellow chapter

The first time Brock used Geodude in battle was in Playing Horsea, where they fought against Bruno's army of Machop that were attacking Pewter City.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

In The Last Battle III, Brock used his Geodude aboard the Magnet Train, using their Magnitude in order to slow down the out of control train.

Moves used

Brock Geodude Magnitude Adventures.png
Using Magnitude
Move First Used In
Double-Edge Striking Golduck
Magnitude The Last Battle III
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Brock used his two Geodude in his battle against Ash in Play Misty For Me, where they lost. They later fought a losing battle with the Black Fog.

In the TCG

Geodude was featured in the TCG as one of Brock's Pokémon. The following is a list of cards named Brock's Geodude.

Brock's Geodude
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Brock's Geodude Fighting Gym Heroes Uncommon 38/132 Nivi City Gym    
Brock's Geodude Fighting Gym Heroes Common 66/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
Brock's Geodude Fighting Gym Challenge Common 68/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
 

Artwork

NiviCityGymDeck.jpg
Artwork from the
Nivi City Gym Theme Deck

Merchandise

Nivi City Gym Deck

Two decks featuring Gym Leaders and Pokémon belonging them were released on April 26, 1998, building up to the eventual release of Leaders' Stadium later in the year. The Nivi City Gym (Japanese: ニビシティジム タケシ) Deck focuses on Gym Leader Brock and his Pokémon, the majority of which are Fighting-types. The deck comprises 60 cards, plus four additional cards to be integrated into it, as well as a coin, rulebook, and Pokémon Gym Guide.

Product images:

NiviCityGymDeck.jpg
Nivi City Gym
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins


Trivia

  • Geodude is the only one of Brock's Pokémon that has not had the circumstances of its capture depicted or explained in the anime.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ツブイチ Tsubuichi, ツブジ Tsubuji, ツブゾウ Tsubuzou,
ツブシ Tsubushi, ツブゴ Tsubugo, ツブロク Tsuburoku
From イシツブテ Isitsubute (Geodude) and 一 ichi (one)/二 ji (two)/三 zou (three)/四 shi (four)/五 go (five)/六 roku (six)
English Geodude 1, Geodude 2, Geodude 3, Geodude 4, Geodude 5, Geodude 6* From Geodude and 1/2/3/4/5/6
Geoone, Geotwo, Geothree, Geofour, Geofive, Geosix* From Geodude and one/two/three/four/five/six
Italian Geodude 1, Geodude 2, Geodude 3, Geodude 4, Geodude 5, Geodude 6 From Geodude and 1/2/3/4/5/6
Korean 꼬마돌 1 Kkomadol 1, 꼬마돌 2 Kkomadol 2, 꼬마돌 3 Kkomadol 3,
꼬마돌 4 Kkomadol 4, 꼬마돌 5 Kkomadol 5, 꼬마돌 6 Kkomadol 6*
From 꼬마돌 Kkomadol (Geodude) and 1/2/3/4/5/6
Chinese (Mandarin) 拳石太郎 Quánshítàiláng, 拳石二郎 Quánshí'èrláng, 拳石三郎 Quánshísānláng,
拳石四郎 Quánshísìláng, 拳石五郎 Quánshíwǔláng, 拳石六郎 Quánshíliùláng*
From 小拳石 Xiǎoquánshí (Geodude) and 太 tài (greatest)/二 èr (two)/三 sān (three)/四 (four)/五 (five)/六 liù (six)
Brazilian Portuguese Geoum, Geodois, Geotrês, Geoquatro, Geocinco, Geoseis From Geodude and um (one)/dois (two)/três (three)/quatro (four)/cinco (five)/seis (six)
Vietnamese Tsubu 1, Tsubu 2, Tsubu 3, Tsubu 4, Tsubu 5, Tsubu 6 Transliteration of their Japanese names

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Geodude.


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