In the core series games
Grants certain moves used by the holder a chance of causing targets to
Grants the moves listed below a ~12% (30/256) chance of causing targets to flinch. Unlike flinching caused by other means in this generation, King's Rock can cause
sleeping and frozen Pokémon to flinch as well.
Only the final strike of a
multi-strike move has a chance of causing the target to flinch.
Generations III and IV
Grants the moves listed below a 10% chance of causing each target to flinch. This chance is not affected by
Each strike of a
multi-strike move has an independent chance of causing the target to flinch. Flinching caused this way is no longer different to flinching caused by other means.
Generation V onward
Grants all attacking moves that do not already have a chance to flinch a 10% chance of causing each target to flinch. This chance is affected by
Serene Grace and the rainbow created by Fire Pledge and Water Pledge.
Moves affected before Generation V
Poliwhirl to evolve into Politoed when traded while holding it; causes Slowpoke to evolve into Slowking when traded while holding it.
G S C May make the foe flinch. (HOLD)
R S E A hold item that may cause flinching when a foe is hit.
FR LG An item to be held by a Pokémon. It may cause the foe to flinch upon taking damage.
XD A hold item that may cause flinching when the foe is hit.
D P Pt HG SS An item to be held by a Pokémon. It may cause the foe to flinch when the holder inflicts damage.
B W B2 W2 An item to be held by a Pokémon. When the holder inflicts damage, the target may flinch.
X Y OR AS
S M US UM An item to be held by a Pokémon. When the holder successfully inflicts damage, the target may also flinch.
G S C
Route 26 (held by Cooltrainer Gaven's Kingler from the second rematch onward) C Held by wild Slowpoke (2% chance) and wild Poliwhirl (2% chance)
R S E
Pickup Battle Tower (streak of 35 or more) , R S Battle Frontier (64 BP) E Held by wild Hariyama (5% chance)
Trainer Tower (prize for defeating Mixed Mode)
Mt. Battle (10,000 Poké Coupons)
Mt. Battle (8,000 Poké Coupons)
D P Pt
Pt Pickup, held by wild Poliwhirl (5% chance)
Pickup, Pokéathlon Dome (3000 Pts.) Su Mo Th Held by wild Slowbro (5% chance) and wild Poliwhirl (5% chance)
P B R
7200 Poké Coupons
Route 13 (treasure hunter) Pickup Held by wild Slowbro (5% chance), wild Poliwhirl (5% chance), wild Poliwrath (5% chance), wild Politoed (5% chance), and wild Slowking (5% chance)
Nuvema Town, Icirrus City
Join Avenue ( Antique Shop); White Forest (Store 4) Pickup Held by wild Poliwhirl (5% chance), wild Poliwrath (5% chance), wild Politoed (5% chance), and wild Hariyama (5% chance) Pokémon Dream Radar (Simulator β)
Pokémon Café Forest
Lumiose City ( Lysandre Café)
Held by wild Poliwhirl (5% chance), wild Poliwrath (5% chance), wild Politoed (5% chance), wild Hariyama (5% chance), and wild Hawlucha (5% chance)
Held by wild Hariyama (5% chance)
Balloon Popping (Lv. 2)
S M US UM
Route 1 ( Trainers' School)
Battle Tree (32 BP) Fishing at Ula'ula Island ( Malie Garden, Route 13, Route 14, Route 15) US UM Held by wild Poliwhirl, wild Poliwrath, wild Politoed, wild Slowbro, wild Hariyama, and wild Hawlucha (5% chance each)
US UM In spin-off games
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
The King's Rock appears in
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky.
MD R B 3000
MD T D S 1000
If the player offers both a
Link Cable and King's Rock at Luminous Cave or Luminous Spring, Slowpoke or Poliwhirl can be evolved into Slowking or Politoed, respectively. This consumes the Link Cable and King's Rock.
If thrown, it will deal 1 damage (2 if
sticky). Using this item in a dungeon will consume it, with no effect.
MD R B It enables a certain kind of Pokémon to evolve. Give it to the Pokémon when it's ready to evolve.
MD T D S An impressive icon that conveys a kingly nobility. It allows certain kinds of Pokémon to evolve.
MD R B
Wish Cave (Kecleon Shop: 13, 26, 33, 41, 49, 59, 65, 71, 78, 83, 88, 93F)
MD T D S
Treasure boxes, Job requests (★3-★9) Mystifying Forest (Kecleon Shop: 5F, 7F, 9F, 11F, 13F), Lake Afar (Kecleon Shop: B3F, B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F, B19F, B21F, B23F), Midnight Forest (Kecleon Shop: B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F, B19F, B21F, B23F)
King's Rock in Pokémon GO
The King's Rock is required to evolve certain Pokémon in
The King's Rock was added to Pokémon GO on February 16, 2017.
GO A rock that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It looks like a crown.
level 10, King's Rocks can be obtained by searching PokéStops or Gyms. While normally rare, from March 21, 2017 onward, the player is guaranteed to find an Evolution item when obtaining the bonus for spinning a Photo Disc for the seventh day in a row.
Additionally, the player receives a King's Rock when completing part 3 of the
Special Research "A Ripple in Time".
In the anime In the manga In the TCG Trivia
Only three moves changed whether they were affected by the King's Rock between Generation III and IV: Pound, Gust, and Dragon Rage are affected in Generation III but not in Generation IV. In other languages
王者之證 Wòhngjé-jī Jing * 王者的信物 Wòhngjé-dīk Seunmaht *
王者之證 / 王者之证 Wángzhě-zhī Zhèng * 王者的信物 Wángzhě-de Xìnwù * 王者象徵 Wángzhě Xiàngzhēng *
Kongens sten *
Roccia Di Re
왕의징표석 Wang-ui Jingpyoseok
Kamienny Król * Królewski Diadem * Królewski Kamień/ King's Rock *
Pedra do Rei (games, EP260, manga) Pedra Rei ( EP247) Rocha Real ( EP194)
Roca del Rey
Con dấu Hoàng Gia