Rock Blast (move)

Rock Blast
ロックブラスト Rock Blast
Rock Blast IX.png
Rock Blast IX 2.png
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 was TM54 in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and is TM076 in Generation IX.

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.

Rock Blast has an accuracy of 80%.

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. The average total base power (including the 10% base miss chance) is now 69.8.

If a Focus Sash 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. Sturdy will activate with each hit if the defending Pokémon has a maximum HP of 1.

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

Generation VII onwards

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.
ColoXD 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
SwShBDSPLA
The user hurls hard rocks at the target. Two to five rocks are launched in a row.
SV The user attacks by hurling hard rocks at the target. This move hits two to five times in a row.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0074    
 
Mineral Mineral 31 25 22 22XY
30ORAS
30 30 30
0074  
Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 30 30
0075    
 
Mineral Mineral 37 27 22 22XY
34ORAS
34 34 34
0075  
Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 34 34
0076    
 
Mineral Mineral 37 27 22 22XY
34ORAS
34 34 34
0076  
Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 34 34
0111    
 
Monster Field 29 25 23 23XY
29ORAS
29 30 30 30
0112    
 
Monster Field 29 25 23 23XY
29ORAS
29 30 30 30
0138    
 
Water 1 Water 3 46 46 46 46 45 45
0139    
 
Water 1 Water 3 56 56 56 56 49 49
0222    
 
Water 1 Water 3 34 20 20BW
31B2W2
31 31
0224     Water 1 Water 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
0299     Mineral Mineral 18B2W2 18XY
28ORAS
28 28 28
0347    
 
Water 3 Water 3 55 49 49 49XY
55ORAS
55 36 36
0348    
 
Water 3 Water 3 64 55 55 55XY
61ORAS
61 36 36
0413  
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 25 26 26 26 26
0464    
 
Monster Field 25 23 23XY
29ORAS
29 30 30 30
0476    
 
Mineral Mineral 18B2W2 18XY
28ORAS
28 28 28
0524     Mineral Mineral 14 14 14 32
0525     Mineral Mineral 14 14 14 36
0526     Mineral Mineral 14 14 14 36
0557    
 
Bug Mineral 5 5 5 32
0558    
 
Bug Mineral 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 32
0573     Field Field 1 1 1 1 Rem.
0732    
 
Flying Flying 1 1
0733    
 
Flying Flying 1 1
0800  
Necrozma
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 19 48 48
0805    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 47USUM 40
0837     Mineral Mineral 40 40
0838    
 
Mineral Mineral 48 48
0839    
 
Mineral Mineral 54 54
0934     Mineral Mineral 1
0950     Water 3 Water 3 24
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0031    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0034    
 
Monster Field
0050     Field Field
0050  
Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0051     Field Field
0051  
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0058  
Growlithe
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0059  
Arcanine
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0068     Human-Like Human-Like
0074    
 
Mineral Mineral
0074  
Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0075    
 
Mineral Mineral
0075  
Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0076    
 
Mineral Mineral
0076  
Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0080  
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0090     Water 3 Water 3
0091    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0095    
 
Mineral Mineral
0111    
 
Monster Field
0112    
 
Monster Field
0138    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0139    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0140    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0141    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0142    
 
Flying Flying
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0185     Mineral Mineral
0204     Bug Bug
0205    
 
Bug Bug
0208    
 
Mineral Mineral
0213    
 
Bug Bug
0214    
 
Bug Bug
0218     Amorphous Amorphous
0219    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0222    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0222  
Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3
0223     Water 1 Water 2
0224     Water 1 Water 2
0226    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0246    
 
Monster Monster
0247    
 
Monster Monster
0248    
 
Monster Monster
0299     Mineral Mineral
0305    
 
Monster Monster
0306    
 
Monster Monster
0337    
 
Mineral Mineral
0338    
 
Mineral Mineral
0345    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0346    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0347    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0348    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0369    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0377     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0383     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0389    
 
Monster Grass
0410    
 
Monster Monster
0411    
 
Monster Monster
0423  
Gastrodon
All forms
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0436    
 
Mineral Mineral
0437    
 
Mineral Mineral
0438     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0464    
 
Monster Field
0473    
 
Field Field
0476    
 
Mineral Mineral
0485    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0524     Mineral Mineral
0525     Mineral Mineral
0526     Mineral Mineral
0530    
 
Field Field
0534     Human-Like Human-Like
0557    
 
Bug Mineral
0558    
 
Bug Mineral
0564    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0565    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0566    
 
Flying Water 3
0567    
 
Flying Water 3
0568     Mineral Mineral
0569     Mineral Mineral
0573     Field Field
0639    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0688    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0689    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0696    
 
Monster Dragon
0697    
 
Monster Dragon
0698    
 
Monster Monster
0699    
 
Monster Monster
0703    
 
Fairy Mineral
0713  
Avalugg
Hisuian Form
 
 
Monster Mineral
0732    
 
Flying Flying
0733    
 
Flying Flying
0745  
Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field
0745  
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field
0745  
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field
0774  
Minior
All forms
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0800  
Necrozma
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0805    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0806    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0834    
 
Monster Water 1
0837     Mineral Mineral
0838    
 
Mineral Mineral
0839    
 
Mineral Mineral
0843     Field Dragon
0844     Field Dragon
0864     Water 1 Water 3
0867    
 
Mineral Amorphous
0874     Mineral Mineral
0878     Field Mineral
0879     Field Mineral
0880    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0881    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0882    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0883    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0900    
 
Bug Bug
0934     Mineral Mineral
0950     Water 3 Water 3
0962    
 
Flying Flying
0968     Field Field
0969    
 
Mineral Mineral
0970    
 
Mineral Mineral
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1022    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0090     Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
0095    
 
Mineral Mineral
0213    
 
Bug Bug
0214    
 
Bug Bug
0223     Water 1 Water 2
0410    
 
Monster Monster
0568     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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0223     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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0091    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0214    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Rock Blast inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. Each hit has a separate accuracy check, though the move will continue even when a hit fails. Prior to Gates to Infinity, if a targeted Pokémon faints in middle of the attack and is revived with a Reviver Seed, the remaining hits will be able to continue to attack the enemy. The move's critical-hit rate is reduced (1% in the Rescue Team, Explorers and Adventure Squad series).

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 4 - 17 - 80% - Front Enemy Yes
MDTDS 4 - 10 - 45% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL 4 - 10 - 45% - Front Enemy Yes
MDGtI 2 99 13 50 70% 90% Front Enemy Yes
SMD 2 99 13 30 70% 90% Front Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Rock Blast
★★★★
Attack power 39.95061 (Hit 1), 28.92975 (Hits 2-4), 52.34908 (Hit 5)
Charge time 0.58 seconds (Hits 1-4), 0.76 seconds
Range type Projectile
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect 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
  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
  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
  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
  The orange crystals 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
  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'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; or, Rhydon forms multiple brown rocks around its body and hurls them at the opponent.
Team Rocket's Rhydon A Crackling Raid Battle! None
A wild Rhydon Nightfall? Nightmares! None
Zirc's Rhydon Found You, Fuecoco! None
  The tips of Cradily's tentacles glow white and silver energy gathers in front of them, forming into silver rocks. Cradily then throws the rocks at the opponent.
Steven's Cradily Battling as Hard as Stone! None
  Omastar forms four orange rocks before its body and fires them at the opponent.
Pokémon hunter's Omastar HZ035 None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

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 록블라스트 RokbeullaseuteuIX+
락블레스트 RakbeulleseuteuIVVIII
  Polish Kamienny Wybuch
Portuguese   Brazil Explosão de Rocha
  Portugal Carga de Pedras
  Romanian Explozia de Piatră
  Serbian Eksplozija kamenja
  Spanish Pedrada
  Thai ร็อคบลาสท์
  Vietnamese Bộc Phá Nham Thạch


Variations of the move Bone Rush
  Bone RushRock Blast


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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