Rock Slide (move)
いわなだれ Rock Slide
Rock Slide (Japanese: いわなだれ Rock Slide) is a damage-dealing Rock-type move introduced in Generation I.
- TM48 in Generation I.
- TM80 from Generation IV to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
- TM22 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! and Pokémon Sword and Shield.
- TM086 in Generation IX.
Rock Slide deals damage with no additional effect.
Rock Slide inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of causing each target to flinch.
Generation III onwards
In battles with multiple opponents, Rock Slide targets all adjacent opponents. Rock Slide will also destroy certain natural objects found in the background of battles.
Rock Slide can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 1 bonus appeal point if Rock Throw was used in the previous turn.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Like all other moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Rock Slide only hits one target.
By leveling up
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|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
By Move Tutor
In other games
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Rock Slide is a move with base power of 14, 13PP and 90% accuracy. It damages an enemy in the front and might inflict cringing.
|Effect: Has a 30% chance of causing each target to flinch.|
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.
- Gyms & Raids
- July 30, 2016
- Power: 40 → 50
- February 16, 2017
- Power: 50 → 80
- Energy cost: 33 → 50
- Duration: 3.2 → 2.7 seconds
- Trainer Battles
- January 11, 2021
- Power: 80 → 75
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Pokémon Masters EX
|Category||Move Gauge||MP||Base Power||Max Power||Accuracy||Target||Effect Tag||Description||Playable Users|
|Physical||3||—||105||126||90%||All opponents||—||Has a chance (30%) of making the target flinch.*||Sygna Suit Brock & Tyranitar (Direct link)|
Grant & Amaura/Aurorus
Raihan & Duraludon
Emmet & Archeops
Scottie/Bettie & Strike Geodude/Graveler/Golem Egg
Scottie/Bettie & Tech Omanyte/Omastar Egg
Scottie/Bettie & Strike Kabuto/Kabutops Egg
Scottie/Bettie & Tech Aerodactyl Egg
|1||—||105||126||90%||All opponents||—||Has a chance (30%) of making the target flinch.||All the following sync pairs have chances to use this move when they use Metronome:
Burgh (Spring 2021) & Togepi
- Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a moderate chance of making the target flinch.
In Pokémon UNITE, Rock Slide is Crustle's first move as Dwebble. The user drops rocks in a small radius, stunning enemies hit for 1s. Rock Slide can critically hit, however, the user's base critical hit chance is 0%. After evolving at level 4, it is replaced by either Rock Tomb or Shell Smash.
In the anime
|Large boulders are hurled at the foe to inflict damage.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Magcargo||Magcargo slams its head into walls, causing boulders to fall on the opponent.|
|Egan's Magcargo||Some Like it Hot||Debut|
|Nosepass||Nosepass's body becomes outlined in blue and a nearby rock also becomes surrounded in blue and it floats into the air above the opponent. The rock then splits apart and the pieces come falling down on the opponent.|
|Alan's Nosepass||Nosing 'Round the Mountain!||None|
|Dwebble||Dwebble jumps high into the air and raises both of its claws straight up into the air. Multiple white rings of energy then appear above and around Dwebble's body and large gray boulders come out of the ripples of energy. The boulders then fall down and rain over the opponent.|
|Cilan's Dwebble||Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!||None|
|Crustle||Crustle raises both of its claws into the air. Then, multiple white rings of energy then appear above Crustle's body high in the sky and large gray boulders come out of the ripples of energy. The boulders then fall down and rain over the opponent.|
|Cilan's Crustle||Evolution Exchange Excitement!||None|
|Drilbur||Drilbur's body glows white and multiple white rings of energy appear above and around it. Then, several large gray boulders come out of the ripples of energy and fall down over the opponent.|
|Rocko's Drilbur||A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!||None|
|Metagross||A light-blue aura glows from Metagross body and then orange sparks of electricity shoot off from underneath its body. A white circle then appears above Metagross's body, it grows in size and the circle forms into multiple white ovals of aura that then turn into gray stones with a light-blue outline. The stones then slam into the opponent.|
|Alain's Metagross||Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted!||None|
|Lycanroc||Some of the tuffs on Midday Form Lycanroc's fur glow white and then fade as it creates multiple rocks outlined in a white glow around its body. Midday Form Lycanroc then fires the rocks at the opponent.|
|Olivia's Lycanroc||The Island Whisperer!||None|
|Flygon||Flygon flies into the air and creates multiple white orbs of energy around itself. The orbs of energy then turn into large gray rocks with white outlines and rain down over the opponent.|
|The Ultra Guardians' Flygon||Rise and Shine, Starship!||None|
|Tyranitar||Tyranitar creates white sparkles in a ring above its head, which then turn into rocks with white outlines along the creases. It then throws the rocks at the opponent.|
|A wild Tyranitar||Not Caving Under Pressure!||None|
|Braviary||Braviary creates multiple white orbs of energy around himself. The orbs of energy then turn into large gray rocks with white outlines and Braviary flicks one of his wings forward, causing the rocks to be thrown at the opponent.|
|Professor Kukui's Braviary||The Prism Between Light and Darkness!||None|
|Kangaskhan||Mega Kangaskhan creates multiple gray rocks with white outlines and sends them flying towards the opponent. The child then follows by firing off multiple rocks as well.|
|Ilima's Kangaskhan||Battling Besties!||Enhanced by Parental Bond|
|Sudowoodo||Multiple gray rocks appear in front of Sudowoodo in the shape of a ring. It then puts its hands forward, sending the stones flying towards the opponent.|
|A Trainer's Sudowoodo||Legend? Go! Friends? Go!||None|
|Aerodactyl||Multiple gray rocks appear behind Aerodactyl in the shape of a ring. It then flies forward, sending the stones flying towards the opponent.|
|Goh's Aerodactyl||Restore and Renew!||None|
|Barbaracle||Barbaracle makes multiple gray rocks fall onto the opponent.|
|A Trainer's Barbaracle||Narrowing the Chaser Chase!||None|
|Aurorus||Multiple gray rocks appear around Aurorus. It then sends the stones flying towards the opponent.|
|Diantha's Aurorus||Pride of a Champion!||None|
|Tyrantrum||Multiple gray rocks appear in front of Tyrantrum and glow white briefly. It then sends the stones flying towards the opponent.|
|A wild Tyrantrum||In the Palms of our Hands!||None|
In the manga
Be the Best! Pokémon B+W
|The user causes rocks to fall from a nearby area.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Roggenrola||Roggenrola causes rocks to fall from a nearby area.|
|Monta's Roggenrola||The Key to Triple Battles||Debut|
|Terrakion||Terrakion causes rocks to fall from overhead.|
|Monta's Terrakion||Pokédex Complete!||None|
|Emboar||Emboar causes rocks to fall from overhead.|
|Cheren's Emboar||The Birth of the Best Pokémon Trainer!||None|
Phantom Thief Pokémon 7
|The user makes stones fall from the ceiling.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Rampardos||Rampardos glows brightly and rocks fall from the ceiling and onto the opponent.|
|Team Galactic's Rampardos||Breaking Into An Enemy's Lair!||Debut|
|The user sends large boulders hurtling at the opposing team.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Arbok||Arbok slams its head into the ceiling of a cave and a barrage of rocks rain down onto the opponent.|