Rock Blast (move)

Rock Blast
ロックブラスト Rock Blast
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Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  25
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Rock Blast (Japanese: ロックブラスト Rock Blast) is a damage-dealing Rock-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation III. It is TM54 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generations III and IV

Rock Blast inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a 37.5% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 37.5% chance that it will hit 3 times, a 12.5% chance that it will hit 4 times, and a 12.5% chance that it will hit 5 times. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.

Rock Blast may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

If the user is holding a King's Rock or Razor Fang, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Rock Blast unless it misses.

Generations V and VI

Rock Blast's accuracy increased from 80% to 90%. There is now a 35% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 35% chance it will hit 3 times, a 15% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 15% chance it will hit 5 times.

If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.

If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.

Generation VII onward

Pokémon with Bulletproof are immune to Rock Blast. Each strike will now also activate Stamina.

Description

Games Description
RSE Hurls boulders at the foe 2 to 5 times in a row.
FRLG The user hurls two to five hard rocks at the foe to attack.
Colo.XD Hurls boulders at target 2 to 5 times in a row.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user hurls hard rocks at the foe. Two to five rocks are launched in quick succession.
BWB2W2 The user hurls hard rocks at the target. Two to five rocks are launched in quick succession.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user hurls hard rocks at the target. Two to five rocks are launched in a row.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral 31 25 22 22XY
30ORAS
30
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 30
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral 37 27 22 22XY
34ORAS
34
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 34
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral 37 27 22 22XY
34ORAS
34
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 34
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field 29 25 23 23XY
29ORAS
29 30
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field 29 25 23 23XY
29ORAS
29 30
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 46 46 46 46 45
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 56 56 56 56 49
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 34 20 20BW
31B2W2
31 31
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral 18B2W2 18XY
28ORAS
28
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 55 49 49 49XY
55ORAS
55 36
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 64 55 55 55XY
61ORAS
61 36
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 25 26 26 26
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field 25 23 23XY
29ORAS
29 30
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral 18B2W2 18XY
28ORAS
28
524   Roggenrola
  Mineral Mineral 14 14 14 32
525   Boldore
  Mineral Mineral 14 14 14 36
526   Gigalith
  Mineral Mineral 14 14 14 36
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral 5 5 5 32
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 32
573   Cinccino
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
732   Trumbeak
 
 
Flying Flying 1
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying 1
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 19 48
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 48
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 48
805   Stakataka
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 47USUM 40
837   Rolycoly
  Mineral Mineral 40
838   Carkol
 
 
Mineral Mineral 48
839   Coalossal
 
 
Mineral Mineral 54
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM54
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
305   Lairon
 
 
Monster Monster
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
346   Cradily
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
369   Relicanth
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
473   Mamoswine
 
 
Field Field
524   Roggenrola
  Mineral Mineral
525   Boldore
  Mineral Mineral
526   Gigalith
  Mineral Mineral
530   Excadrill
 
 
Field Field
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
565   Carracosta
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral
573   Cinccino
  Field Field
639   Terrakion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
805   Stakataka
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
834   Drednaw
 
 
Monster Water 1
837   Rolycoly
  Mineral Mineral
838   Carkol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
839   Coalossal
 
 
Mineral Mineral
844   Sandaconda
  Field Dragon
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
874   Stonjourner
  Mineral Mineral
878   Cufant
  Field Mineral
879   Copperajah
  Field Mineral
880   Dracozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
881   Arctozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
882   Dracovish
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
883   Arctovish
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 Abram Burrows's Cloyster
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug 2014 Korean World Championship Series Heracross
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Rock Blast is a move with 4 base power, 80% accuracy, and 17 PP. It damages an enemy in front of the user 2 to 5 times, cutting corners. This move's base critical hit rate is lower than normal, at 1%.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 10 and its accuracy to 45%.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★
Power: 10
Accuracy: 90%
Effect: Hits 2 to 5 times in one turn.
Users:  
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Rock Blast is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Rock Blast
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 50
Energy cost 33  
Duration 2.1 seconds
Damage window 1.6 - 2 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 50
Energy cost 40  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
              
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It hits two to five times in succession.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target using 2 to 5 attacks in a single turn.
BSL てきポケモンに 2〜5かいれんぞくで ダメージを あたえる
Conq. The target is attacked with rocks thrown forcefully two to five times in a row.
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy 2 to 5 times in a row.


In the anime

       
Cinccino Golem Armaldo Rhydon
The user hurls hard rocks at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Armaldo The red and white plates on Armaldo's neck glow white. Then, the back of its claws releases sand and it hits the opponent with them, or Armaldo holds out its claws and three light blue rings surround its body. The rings then form into glowing white rocks that circle around its body. Armaldo then pulls up its claws and the rocks come together in between them. It then throws the rocks at the opponent.
A wild Armaldo Where's Armaldo? Debut
Nando's Armaldo League Unleashed! None
  Wormadam Three yellow rings appear and spin around Wormadam's body. The rings glow white and form into small rocks that spin around Wormadam's body. She then fires the rocks at the opponent, that explode on contact.
Ursula's Wormadam Another One Gabites the Dust! None
  Golem Three light blue rings appear and spin around Golem's body. The rings then glow white and turn into glowing white rocks that spin around Golem's body as well. Golem then fires the glowing white rocks at the opponent, or three rocks above Golem's head glow bright orange and its forehead glows silver. It then fires multiple silver rocks from its forehead at the opponent, one after the other.
Bertha's Golem An Elite Coverup! None
A Team Rocket Grunt's Golem Meloetta and the Undersea Temple! None
  Boldore The red gems sticking out of the top of Boldore's body glow bright orange, and the protrusion on the front of its body glows silver. It then fires multiple silver energy waves in the shape of the protrusion on the front of its body at the opponent, one after the other.
Ash's Boldore Battling the King of the Mines! None
  Cinccino The white fur on Cinccino's head glows bright orange. It then fires two silver, spinning energy waves from it at the opponent.
Moira's Cinccinoette Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige! None
  Rhydon Rhydon's horn glows white and silver energy gathers in front of it, forming into a silver rock. Rhydon then fires the rock at the opponent.
Team Rocket's Rhydon A Crackling Raid Battle! None
A wild Rhydon JN074 None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 岩石爆擊 Ngàahmsehk Baaugīk *
岩石爆破 Ngàahmsehk Baaupo *
Mandarin 岩石爆擊 / 岩石爆击 Yánshí Bàojí / Yánshí Bàojī *
岩石爆破 Yánshí Bàopò *
  Czech Kamenná rána
  Dutch Steenstoot
  Finnish Kivisuihku
  French Boule Roc
  German Felswurf
  Greek Λιθοβόλο Lithovólo
  Indonesian Rock Blast
  Italian Cadutamassi
  Korean 락블레스트 Rock Blast
  Polish Kamienny Wybuch
Portuguese   Brazil Explosão de Rocha
  Portugal Carga de Pedras
  Romanian Explozia de Piatră
  Serbian Eksplozija kamenja
Spanish   Latin America Pedrada
  Spain Pedrada
  Thai ร็อคบลาสท์
  Vietnamese Bộc Phá Nham Thạch



Variations of the move Bone Rush
  Bone RushRock BlastScale Shot


Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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