Rock Climb (move)

Rock Climb
ロッククライム Rock Climb
Rock Climb VII.png
Rock Climb VII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  90
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
+2 points if last to appeal.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

Rock Climb (Japanese: ロッククライム Rock Climb) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was HM08 in Generation IV.

Effect

In battle

Generations IV to VII

Rock Climb inflicts damage and has a 20% chance of confusing the opponent.

Generation VIII

Rock Climb cannot be selected in a battle.

Outside of battle

Main article: Rocky wall

In certain games, Rock Climb requires a specific badge to use outside of battle; the Earth BadgeHGSS or Icicle BadgeDPPt.

Generation IV

A Pokémon using Rock Climb can scale rocky walls.

Generation V onwards

Rock Climb can no longer be used outside of battle.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS A charging attack that may also leave the foe confused. It can also be used to scale rocky walls.
PBR A charging attack that may also leave the foe confused.
BWB2W2 The user attacks the target by smashing into it with incredible force. It may also confuse the target.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user attacks the target by smashing into it with incredible force. This may also confuse the target.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug 40 40 40
544   Whirlipede
 
 
Bug Bug 46 46 46
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug 50 50 50
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon 45 45 45
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon 51 51 51
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral 1 1 1
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster 49 49 49
744   Rockruff
  Field Field 45
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field 45
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field 45
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 45USUM
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
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field
399   Bidoof
  Water 1 Field
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon
529   Drilbur
  Field Field
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By HM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
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II
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III
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IV
HM08
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
003   Venusaur
 
 
Monster Grass
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
028   Sandslash
  Field Field
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
057   Primeape
  Field Field
059   Arcanine
  Field Field
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
128   Tauros
  Field Field
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
154   Meganium
  Monster Grass
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy
217   Ursaring
  Field Field
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
245   Suicune
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
260   Swampert
 
 
Monster Water 1
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field
289   Slaking
  Field Field
295   Exploud
  Monster Field
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
387   Turtwig
  Monster Grass
388   Grotle
  Monster Grass
389   Torterra
 
 
Monster Grass
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field
400   Bibarel
 
 
Water 1 Field
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon
444   Gabite
 
 
Monster Dragon
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
460   Abomasnow
 
 
Monster Grass
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like
473   Mamoswine
 
 
Field Field
485   Heatran
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
486   Regigigas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster Dream World - Pleasant Forest
128   Tauros
  Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
529   Drilbur
  Field Field Dream World - Icy Cave
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 Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Rock Climb is a move with 12 base power, 88% accuracy and 14PP. The user attacks enemy in front of them, possibly inflicting confusion.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Confused status condition, which makes its movements and attacks go astray.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで こんらんじょうたいにかえる
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Confused status condition. The Confused status impairs its sense of direction.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy confused.


In the anime

       
Grotle Moving along the wall Jumping high Torterra
The user's claws glow white and grow, enabling the user to climb cliffs with agility.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Grotle Grotle's claws glow white, then grow longer. It then runs quickly at the opponent and hits it with one of its claws, or slams into it with great force. It can also jump extremely high when using the attack, or Grotle's claws glow white and extend, and it gets on its hind legs and slams its front ones into the ground. A giant mountain then protrudes from the ground under the opponent. Grotle runs up the side of the mountain and slams into the opponent with great force.
Ash's Grotle The Lonely Snover! Debut
  Torterra Torterra's claws glow white and then grow longer. It then gets onto its hind legs and slams its front ones into the ground. The ground separates and protrudes from the ground under the opponent. Torterra then runs up the side of the protruded ground and slams into the opponent. When Torterra is defeated, the ground forms back to the way it was.
Ash's Torterra Keeping in Top Forme! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

In battle

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Outside of battle

Main article: Rocky wall → Gallery

Trivia

  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Rock Climb can be obtained and used as an HM, after Viridian City Gym Leader Blue has been defeated. This makes Rock Climb the only HM that requires a Gym Badge outside of the starting region in order to be used.
  • Rock Climb was the last HM move to be introduced.
  • Some of the Pokémon that can learn Rock Climb, such as Cubone, appear to lack the physique required to climb walls while carrying a human.

In other languages

Language Title
  Bulgarian Скално изкачване Rock Climb
Chinese Cantonese 攀岩 Pāanngàahm *
攀登岩石 Pāandāng Ngàahmsehk *
Mandarin 攀岩 Pānyán *
攀登岩石 Pāndēng Yánshí *
  Czech Horolezecký útok
  Dutch Steenklim
Rotsklimmer*
Rotsklimmen*
  French Escalade
  German Kraxler
  Greek Αναρρίχηση Anarríchisi
  Hindi Pahadi chadhai पाहाड़ी चढाई
  Indonesian Naik Batuan
Panjat Tebing
  Italian Scalaroccia
  Korean 락클라임 Rock Climb
  Polish Wspinaczka
  Portuguese Escalada de Rocha*
  Romanian Cățărarea
  Spanish Treparrocas
  Vietnamese Vượt Đá



Generation IV TMs
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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708


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