Roark (Masters)

Roark
ヒョウタ Hyouta
Spr Masters Roark.png
Roark's model
No. 30
English voice actor Alejandro Saab[1]
Japanese voice actor Kenji Nojima[2]
Description A Gym Leader who uses Rock types and works in a mine, he's good at digging holes and likes to collect fossils. He respects his father, Byron, who is also a Gym Leader.

Roark (Japanese: ヒョウタ Hyouta) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series. He forms a sync pair with Cranidos and its evolved form, Rampardos. The sync pair can be obtained through sync pair scout.

Cranidos → Rampardos

Cranidos can evolve into Rampardos once it has reached level 30 through its sync pair story Cranidos's Evolution.

    Type   Rock
Move type   Rock
Role   Strike (Physical)
Base Potential ★★★
Cranidos Weakness   Water
A primeval Pokémon, it possesses a hard and sturdy skull, lacking any intelligence within.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 927 361 114 114 113 225
Lv. 140, Max Potential 1047 421 174 174 173 285
Mega Cranidos
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential


    Type   Rock
Move type   Rock
Role   Strike (Physical)
Base Potential ★★★
Rampardos Weakness   Water
In ancient times, people would dig up fossils of this Pokémon and use its skull, which is harder than steel, to make helmets.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 952 388 117 116 115 229
Lv. 140, Max Potential 1072 448 177 176 175 289
Mega Rampardos
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Roark is available in the general sync pair scout, and has been since the game's release.

Moves

Roark's Cranidos uses Rock Sync Impact as its sync move. Upon evolution, Rampardos learns the upgraded Rock Head Smash.

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Smack Down Rock
 
Physical 1 20 24 100% An opponent No additional effect.
X Attack None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Raises the user's Attack by 2 stat ranks.
Head Smash Rock
 
Physical 3 188 225 80% An opponent The user also takes approximately 33% of the damage it dealt to the target.
You're Gonna Need a Helmet! None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Charges the user's move gauge by 3. Applies the Sure Hit Next effect to the user.
Sync moves
Rock Sync Impact Rock
 
Physical 200 240 An opponent No additional effect.
Rock Head Smash Rock
 
Physical 250 300 An opponent No additional effect.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Headstrong Attack cannot be lowered.
Theme Skills
  Rock Strike Raises allies' Attack and Sp. Atk by 15 when using Rock-type attacks.
  Sinnoh Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Gym Leader Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 2.
  Glasses Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
  Rock Lover Strike Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by 3.
Expedition Skills
 Fiery ↑ 1  Soothing ↑ 1 Raises the following discovery levels by 1:
 Fiery Crystal
 Soothing Crystal

Sync grid

Roark and Rampardos's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available on February 25, 2023.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +20 HP +20 4 48 1
HP +40 HP +40 7 84 2
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 0 5 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Attack +5 Attack +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Smack Down: Power +4 Smack Down: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Smack Down: Power +4 Smack Down: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Smack Down: Power +4 Smack Down: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Smack Down: Power +4 Smack Down: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Smack Down: Power +4 Smack Down: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Smack Down: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Head Smash: Power +3 Head Smash: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Head Smash: Power +3 Head Smash: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Head Smash: Power +3 Head Smash: Power ↑ +3 3 36 1
Head Smash: Power +3 Head Smash: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Head Smash: Power +3 Head Smash: Power ↑ +3 3 36 2
Head Smash: Accuracy +5 Head Smash: Accuracy ↑ +5 3 36 1
Head Smash: Accuracy +15 Head Smash: Accuracy ↑ +15 7 84 3
Head Smash: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Head Smash: Standfast 3 Reduces recoil damage received from using moves that have the recoil effect tag. 7 84 1
Head Smash: Standfast 5 Reduces recoil damage received from using moves that have the recoil effect tag. 9 108 2
Head Smash: Standfast 7 Reduces recoil damage received from using moves that have the recoil effect tag. 10 120 3
X Attack: MP Refresh 2 Has a chance (30%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
You’re Gonna Need a Helmet!: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
You’re Gonna Need a Helmet!: Follow-Through 9 Applies the Critical Hit Next effect to the user when its move is successful. 10 120 2
You’re Gonna Need a Helmet!: Hit and Heal 9 Applies the Gradual Healing effect to the user when its move is successful. 10 120 2
You’re Gonna Need a Helmet!: Mighty Command 9 Increases the user’s Physical Moves ↑ Next effect by one rank when its Trainer uses a move. 10 120 3
Pinpoint Entry 1 Raises the user’s accuracy by 1 stat rank when it enters a battle. 10 120 2
Sharp Entry 1 Raises the user’s critical-hit rate by 1 stat rank when it enters a battle. 10 120 3
First Aid 4 Restores the user’s HP by approximately 40% of its maximum HP the first time it is in a pinch each battle. 10 120 3
Power Reserves 5 Powers up the user’s moves when it is in a pinch. 10 120 3
Double Down 5 Powers up the user’s sync moves that are super effective. 10 120 3
Haymaker The more the user’s Attack is raised, the more it powers up the user’s sync move. 10 120 3
Rock Head Smash: Power +25 Rock Head Smash: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Rock Head Smash: Power +25 Rock Head Smash: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Appearances

Battle appearances

Roark and Rampardos can be battled against in:

Story appearances

Roark appears in his normal outfit in the following story areas:

Sync pair stories

  • A Day with Roark

Evolution

Name Trainer Pokémon Price First-Time Rewards
Cranidos's Evolution  
Roxanne
 
Nosepass
Weakness:  
 Evolution Shard ×5 Cranidos evolves into Rampardos
 Gems ×30

Quotes

Main article: Roark/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

Gallery

     
VS model from
Pokémon Masters EX
Roark and Cranidos on
Pokémon Masters EX Dream Team Maker
Roark's sync move mindscape
(Oreburgh Mine)
       
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!

Trivia

  • At maximum potential, Roark's Rampardos has the highest HP stat of all Pokémon in Pokémon Masters EX.
  • In his sync pair story, Roark says that he dreams of digging up enough fossils to open his own museum.

Origin

Roark's design is based on his appearance in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. Cranidos is Roark's signature Pokémon during his Gym battle against the player in the core series games, while Rampardos serves the same role during the rematches against him in Pokémon Platinum and during the Pokémon World Tournament in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. Cranidos and Rampardos's Dex entries come from Pokémon Ultra Sun.

In other languages

You're Gonna Need a Helmet!

Language Title
  Japanese ザ・ロック! Za Rokku!
Mandarin Chinese 巨石! Jùshí!
  French Le Roc, c'est moi !
  German Ich bin Veit, der Fels!
  Italian Sono una roccia!
  Korean 더락! Deo Rak!
  Spanish ¡Soy la Roca!

Rock Head Smash

Language Title
  Japanese いわを知り尽くした もろはのずつき Iwa o Shiritsukushita Moroha no Zutsuki
Mandarin Chinese 通曉岩石之 雙刃頭錘 Tōngxiǎo Yánshí zhī Shuāngrèn Tóuchúi
  French Le Roc sort de sa mine ! Fracass'Tête !
  German Kopfstoß des Felsenkenners
  Italian Zuccata sotterranea
  Korean 바위에 통달한 양날박치기 Bawie Tongdalhan Yangnal Bakchigi
  Spanish Testarazo Rocoso


References

  1. Alejandro Saab on Twitter
  2. Nintendo DREAM (vol. 329)



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