Rock (type)

Types
Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy
???

The Rock type (Japanese: いわタイプ Rock type) is one of the eighteen types. Prior to changes in Generation IV, all damaging Rock-type moves were physical, but they may now also be special depending on the attack.

Statistical averages

Overall

Stat
HP: 68.03
Attack: 91.12
Defense: 104.24
Sp.Atk: 59.81
Sp.Def: 72.58
Speed: 53.69
Total: 449.47


Fully evolved

Stat
HP: 77.84
Attack: 101.75
Defense: 114.70
Sp.Atk: 70
Sp.Def: 98.34
Speed: 63.27
Total: 525.90


Battle properties

Generation I

Offensive   Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
 
 
 
 
½×  
 
 
 
½×  
 
 
 
 
 
None None


Generation II onward

Rock-type Pokémon are immune to damage from the sandstorm weather condition.

Starting in Generation IV, Rock-type Pokémon have their Special Defense boosted by 50% during a sandstorm.

Offensive   Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
 
 
 
 
½×  
 
 
 
½×  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
None None


Characteristics

Defense

Tied with Grass, Rock types have the most weaknesses of any type, with five. Additionally, double weaknesses among Rock types are very common.

Since Generation IV, the Special Defense of a Rock-type Pokémon is increased by 50% during a sandstorm, in addition to being immune to the damage caused by it.

Rock-type Pokémon, on average, have the lowest Speed of all Pokémon and of fully evolved Pokémon, but typically among the highest Defense and above-average Special Defense, as well as resistance against four common types.

Offense

In particular, Rock pairs well with Ground, since very few Pokémon naturally resist this combination. Most Rock-types can learn Earthquake to this end. The biggest drawback of Rock-type moves is the large percentage of moves which have less than 100% accuracy.

Contest properties

In Contests, Rock-type moves are typically Tough moves.

Pokémon

As of Generation VIII, there are 67 Rock-type Pokémon or 7.44% of all Pokémon, making it the 7th rarest type.

Pure Rock-type Pokémon

# Name
185   Sudowoodo
299   Nosepass
377   Regirock
408   Cranidos
409   Rampardos
438   Bonsly
524   Roggenrola
525   Boldore
526   Gigalith
744   Rockruff
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Lycanroc
Dusk Form
837   Rolycoly
874   Stonjourner

Half Rock-type Pokémon

Primary Rock-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
074   Geodude Rock Ground
  Geodude
Alolan Form
Rock Electric
075   Graveler Rock Ground
  Graveler
Alolan Form
Rock Electric
076   Golem Rock Ground
  Golem
Alolan Form
Rock Electric
095   Onix Rock Ground
138   Omanyte Rock Water
139   Omastar Rock Water
140   Kabuto Rock Water
141   Kabutops Rock Water
142   Aerodactyl Rock Flying
  Mega
Aerodactyl
Rock Flying
246   Larvitar Rock Ground
247   Pupitar Rock Ground
248   Tyranitar Rock Dark
  Mega
Tyranitar
Rock Dark
337   Lunatone Rock Psychic
338   Solrock Rock Psychic
345   Lileep Rock Grass
346   Cradily Rock Grass
347   Anorith Rock Bug
348   Armaldo Rock Bug
410   Shieldon Rock Steel
411   Bastiodon Rock Steel
476   Probopass Rock Steel
566   Archen Rock Flying
567   Archeops Rock Flying
639   Terrakion Rock Fighting
688   Binacle Rock Water
689   Barbaracle Rock Water
696   Tyrunt Rock Dragon
697   Tyrantrum Rock Dragon
698   Amaura Rock Ice
699   Aurorus Rock Ice
703   Carbink Rock Fairy
719   Diancie Rock Fairy
  Mega
Diancie
Rock Fairy
774   Minior
Meteor Form
Rock Flying
  Minior
Core
Rock Flying
793   Nihilego Rock Poison
805   Stakataka Rock Steel
838   Carkol Rock Fire
839   Coalossal Rock Fire
  Gigantamax
Coalossal
Rock Fire

Secondary Rock-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
058 Growlithe Growlithe
Hisuian Form
Fire Rock
111   Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112   Rhydon Ground Rock
213   Shuckle Bug Rock
219   Magcargo Fire Rock
222   Corsola Water Rock
304   Aron Steel Rock
305   Lairon Steel Rock
306   Aggron Steel Rock
369   Relicanth Water Rock
464   Rhyperior Ground Rock
557   Dwebble Bug Rock
558   Crustle Bug Rock
564   Tirtouga Water Rock
565   Carracosta Water Rock
834   Drednaw Water Rock
  Gigantamax
Drednaw
Water Rock
???   Kleavor Bug Rock

Moves

Gen Move Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Description
VII Accelerock Physical 40 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user smashes into the target at high speed. This move always goes first.
II Ancient Power Special Tough 60 100% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks with a prehistoric power. This may also raise all the user's stats at once.
VII Continental Crush Physical % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user summons a huge rock mountain using its Z-Power and drops it onto the target with full force. The power varies, depending on the original move.
VII Continental Crush Special % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user summons a huge rock mountain using its Z-Power and drops it onto the target with full force. The power varies, depending on the original move.
VI Diamond Storm Physical Beautiful 100 95% 5 (max 8)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user whips up a storm of diamonds to damage opposing Pokémon. This may also sharply raise the user's Defense stat.
VIII G-Max Volcalith Physical % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
A Rock-type attack that Gigantamax Coalossal use. This move continues to deal damage to opponents for four turns.
VIII G-Max Volcalith Special % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
A Rock-type attack that Gigantamax Coalossal use. This move continues to deal damage to opponents for four turns.
IV Head Smash Physical Tough 150 80% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks the target with a hazardous, full-power headbutt. This also damages the user terribly.
VIII Max Rockfall Physical % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
This is a Rock-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user summons a sandstorm lasting five turns.
VIII Max Rockfall Special % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
This is a Rock-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user summons a sandstorm lasting five turns.
VIII Meteor Beam Special 120 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
In this two-turn attack, the user gathers space power and boosts its Sp. Atk stat, then attacks the target on the next turn.
IV Power Gem Special Beautiful 80 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks with a ray of light that sparkles as if it were made of gemstones.
III Rock Blast Physical Tough 25 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user hurls hard rocks at the target. Two to five rocks are launched in a row.
IV Rock Polish Status Tough % 20 (max 32)
     
     
Self
The user polishes its body to reduce drag. This can sharply raise the Speed stat.
I Rock Slide Physical Tough 75 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
All adjacent foes
Large boulders are hurled at the opposing Pokémon to inflict damage. This may also make the opposing Pokémon flinch.
I Rock Throw Physical Tough 50 90% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user picks up and throws a small rock at the target to attack.
III Rock Tomb Physical Clever 60 95% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
Boulders are hurled at the target. This also lowers the target's Speed stat by preventing its movement.
IV Rock Wrecker Physical Tough 150 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user launches a huge boulder at the target to attack. The user can't move on the next turn.
II Rollout Physical Cute 30 90% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user continually rolls into the target over five turns. It becomes more powerful each time it hits.
II Sandstorm Status Tough % 10 (max 16)
     
     
All Pokémon
A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types. It raises the Sp. Def stat of Rock types.
V Smack Down Physical Tough 50 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user throws a stone or similar projectile to attack an opponent. A flying Pokémon will fall to the ground when it's hit.
VII Splintered Stormshards Physical 190 % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
After obtaining Z-Power, the user, Lycanroc, attacks the target with full force. This move negates the effect on the battlefield.
IV Stealth Rock Status Cool % 20 (max 32)
     
     
All foes
The user lays a trap of levitating stones around the opposing team. The trap hurts opposing Pokémon that switch into battle.
IV Stone Edge Physical Tough 100 80% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user stabs the target from below with sharpened stones. Critical hits land more easily.
VIII Tar Shot Status 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user pours sticky tar over the target, lowering the target's Speed stat. The target becomes weaker to Fire-type moves.
V Wide Guard Status Tough % 10 (max 16)
     
     
All allies
The user and its allies are protected from wide-ranging attacks for one turn.
All details are accurate to Generation VII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual move's page. Target data assumes user is in the lower left.

Abilities

Interacting with the Rock type

A Pokémon with Color Change, Protean, Imposter, RKS System, or Multitype will become a Rock-type Pokémon if (respectively) it is hit with a Rock-type move, uses a Rock-type move, is sent out against a Rock-type opponent, is holding a Rock Memory, or is holding a Stone Plate or Rockium Z.

Gen Ability Description
V Sand Force Strengthens Rock, Ground, and Steel moves to 1.3× their power during a sandstorm.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Exclusive Abilities

Currently, no Abilities are exclusive to Rock types. This does not include signature Abilities.

Items

Name Description
  Charti Berry If held by a Pokémon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Rock-type attack.
  Hard Stone An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a durable stone that boosts the power of Rock-type moves.
  Rock Gem A gem with an essence of rock. When held, it strengthens the power of a Rock-type move one time.
  Rock Incense An item to be held by a Pokémon. This exotic-smelling incense boosts the power of Rock-type moves.
  Rock Memory A memory disc that contains Rock-type data. It changes the type of the holder if held by a certain species of Pokémon.
  Rockium Z It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Rock-type moves to Rock-type Z-Moves.
  Stone Plate An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a stone tablet that boosts the power of Rock-type moves.
All details are accurate to Generation VIII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual item's page.

Cram-o-matic

Name
  Everstone
  Float Stone
  Lagging Tail
  Micle Berry
  Oval Stone
  Protector
  Rocky Helmet
  Smooth Rock
  Star Piece
  Wiki Berry

Notable Rock-type Trainers

Main article: Category:Rock-type Trainers
Gen Trainer Title Location
I  
Brock
Gym Leader Pewter Gym
III  
Roxanne
Gym Leader Rustboro Gym
IV  
Roark
Gym Leader Oreburgh Gym
VI  
Grant
Gym Leader Cyllage Gym
VII  
Olivia
Island Kahuna
Elite Four
Akala Island
Alola Pokémon League
VIII  
GordieSw
Gym Leader Circhester Stadium


Jasmine is also stated to have trained Rock types in the past.

Icons

Core series

               
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Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, HeartGold and SoulSilver
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Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
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Generation IV
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Generation V
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Generation VI
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Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
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Generation VIII
Symbol icon from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! onward

Side series

         
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Pokémon Stadium
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Pokémon Stadium 2
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Pokémon Colosseum
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Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
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Pokémon Battle Revolution

Spin-off games

                 
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Ranger
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Pokémon Battrio
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Pokémon Tretta
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Pokémon GO
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Pokémon Rumble Rush
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Pokémon Masters EX
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
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Pokémon Mezastar
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New Pokémon Snap

In the TCG

Main article: Fighting (TCG)

Due to the decreased amount of types in the TCG, Rock-type Pokémon are generally listed as Fighting-type Pokémon.

Fighting-type Pokémon in the TCG are generally weak to Grass and Water with no resistances. Fighting-type Pokémon are strong against Colorless, Darkness and Lightning Pokémon, whilst some Colorless and Psychic Pokémon can resist the Fighting type.

Trivia

  • Generation III introduced the most Rock-type Pokémon of any Generation, with 12. Generation VII and Generation VIII introduced the fewest Rock-type Pokémon, with five each.
  • Generation IV introduced the most Rock-type moves of any Generation, with six, and Generation VI introduced the fewest Rock-type moves, with only one.
  • In the first season of the anime and during much of Generation I, the Rock-type was often wrongly assumed to be unaffected by Electric-type attacks. This was likely due to the fact that at the time, most Rock-type Pokémon (namely the Geodude and Rhyhorn evolution lines, and Onix) were part Ground-type and thus immune to Electric-type moves. However, the only non-Ground Rock-type Pokémon around at the time (the then five Fossil Pokémon) were actually weak to them.
  • In the anime on multiple occasions, like in Showdown in Pewter City, Sick Daze and Right On, Rhydon!, Ground and Rock-type Pokémon are said to have a strong aversion to water and generally being wet. Rhydon is often presented as an exception to this rule due to its ability to use the move Surf.
  • The Rock type is tied with the Grass type for the largest number of weaknesses when unpaired, with five. However, a combination of the two types (Rock/Grass) would only have four weaknesses.
    • Rock moves are super effective against four of the five types Grass is weak to, with Poison being the exception.
  • Most Fossil Pokémon are either part or solely Rock-type. This is most likely due to the placement of real fossils in rock formations, as well as the process by which fossils are created.
  • Johto's Olivine Gym was a Rock type Gym before the Steel type was discovered.
  • The Rock-type has the fewest special moves of all types, with three.
  • Despite being introduced in Generation I, there were no pure Rock-type Pokémon until Generation II, with only Sudowoodo.

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese いわ (岩) Iwa
Chinese Cantonese 岩石 Ngàahmsehk
石頭 Sehktàuh *
Mandarin 岩石 Yánshí
  Czech Kamenný
  Danish Sten
  Dutch Steen
  Finnish Kivi
  French Roche
  German Gestein
  Greek Πέτρας Pétras
  Hebrew סלע Sela
אבן Even
  Hindi चट्टान Chattaan*
पथरीले Pathreele
  Hungarian Szikla
  Indonesian Bebatuan*
Karang*
Batu
  Italian Roccia
  Korean 바위 Bawi
  Malaysian Batu
  Norwegian Stein
  Polish Kamienny
Portuguese   Brazil Pedra
Mineral
Rocha
  Portugal Pedra
  Romanian Piatră
  Russian Камень Kamen'
  Spanish Roca
  Swedish Sten
  Thai หิน Hin
  Turkish Kaya
  Vietnamese Đá