Rock Throw (move)

Rock Throw
いわおとし Rock Drop
Rock Throw IX.png
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Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  50
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite the appealing move.

Rock Throw (Japanese: いわおとし Rock Drop) is a damage-dealing Rock-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Rock Throw deals damage and has no secondary effect. It has an accuracy of 65%.

Generation II onwards

Rock Throw now has an accuracy of 90%.

Rock Throw can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Rock Slide and Rock Tomb to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Rock-type attack. As the name implies, a huge boulder is dropped on the target.
GSC Drops rocks on the enemy.
RSE Throws small rocks to strike the foe.
FRLG The foe is attacked with a shower of small, easily thrown rocks.
Colo.XD Throws small rocks to strike the target.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user picks up and throws a small rock at the foe to attack.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
The user picks up and throws a small rock at the target to attack.
SV The user picks up and throws a small rock at the target to inflict damage.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0059  
Arcanine
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
0074    
 
Mineral Mineral 16 11 11 11 11 18XY
16ORAS
16 9 16 16
0074  
Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 16 9 16
0075    
 
Mineral Mineral 16 1, 11 1, 11 11 11 18XY
16ORAS
16 9 16 16
0075  
Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 16 9 16
0076    
 
Mineral Mineral 16 1, 11 1, 11 11 11 18XY
16ORAS
16 9 16 16
0076  
Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 16 9 16
0095    
 
Mineral Mineral 19 14 13RSE
12FRLG
9 9BW
7B2W2
7 7 1 1 1
0111    
 
Monster Field - - - - - - - 19 - - -
0112    
 
Monster Field - - - - - - - 19 - - -
0138    
 
Water 1 Water 3 - - - - - - - 26 - -
0139    
 
Water 1 Water 3 - - - - - - - 26 - -
0140    
 
Water 1 Water 3 - - - - - - - 30 - -
0141    
 
Water 1 Water 3 - - - - - - - 30 - -
0142    
 
Flying Flying - - - - - - - 21 - -
0185     Mineral Mineral 1 1 1, 14 1, 14BW
1,12B2W2
1, 12 1, 12 1 1 1
0208    
 
Mineral Mineral 14 13RSE
12FRLG
9 9BW
7B2W2
7 7 1 1
0213    
 
Bug Bug - - - 23B2W2 23 23 15 15
0218     Amorphous Amorphous 15 15 11 10 10XY
8ORAS
8 8 8
0219    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 15 1, 15 1, 11 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 8ORAS
1, 8 1, 8 1
0246    
 
Monster Monster - - - - - - 3 3 3
0247    
 
Monster Monster - - - - - - 1 1 1
0248    
 
Monster Monster - - - - - - 1 1 1
0258     Monster Water 1 - - - 25ORAS 25 9 9 9
0259    
 
Monster Water 1 - - - - - 9 9 9
0260    
 
Monster Water 1 - - - - - 9 9 9
0299     Mineral Mineral 13 13 13BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10 10 10
0337    
 
Mineral Mineral 13 9 9BW
5B2W2
1, 5XY
1ORAS
1 1 1
0338    
 
Mineral Mineral 13 9 9BW
5B2W2
1, 5XY
1ORAS
1 1 1
0377     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 9 9 9 9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1 1 1
0438     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 14 14BW
12B2W2
12 12 8 8 8
0476    
 
Mineral Mineral - - - - 1 -
0532     Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16 8 8
0533     Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16 1 1
0534     Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16 1 1
0566    
 
Flying Water 3 5 5 5 3
0567    
 
Flying Water 3 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
0645  
Landorus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 25 25 19 1 -
0698    
 
Monster Monster 10 10
0699    
 
Monster Monster 10 1, 10
0703    
 
Fairy Mineral 5 5 - -
0719    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 5 1 - -
0744     Field Field 15 12 12
0745  
Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field 15 12 12
0745  
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field 15 12 12
0745  
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 15USUM 12 12
0805    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 23USUM 5
0874     Mineral Mineral 1 1
0932     Mineral Mineral 5
0933     Mineral Mineral 5
0934     Mineral Mineral 5
0950     Water 3 Water 3 1
0962    
 
Flying Flying 11
0969    
 
Mineral Mineral 1
0970    
 
Mineral Mineral 1
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
1022    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0564    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0696    
 
Monster Dragon - -
0698    
 
Monster Monster - -
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0127     Bug Bug New York Pokémon Center
0138    
 
Water 1 Water 3 New York Pokémon Center
0140    
 
Water 1 Water 3 New York Pokémon Center
0142    
 
Flying Flying New York Pokémon Center
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

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 5 - 16 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 5 - 16 - 90% - Front Enemy No
BSL 5 - 16 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 5 99 15 50 85% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 5 99 15 30 85% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Super Smash Bros. series

Onix uses Rock Throw in Super Smash Bros. when released from a Poké Ball. It will leap into the air and drop several rocks.

Pokémon GO

  Rock Throw
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 12
Energy boost 7
Duration 0.9 seconds
Damage window 0.5 - 0.8 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 8
Energy boost 5
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                             
By Elite Fast TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Energy boost: 7 → 15
  • February 16, 2017
    • Energy boost: 15 → 10
    • Duration: 1.36 → 1.4 seconds
    • Damage window: 1.16 - 1.36 → 0.5 - 0.8 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Energy boost: 10 → 7
    • Duration: 1.4 → 0.9 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Rock Throw
★★
Attack power 47.05378
Charge time 0.9 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None


Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 1 23 27 90% An opponent No additional effect. Brock & Onix
Olivia & Lycanroc*
Scottie/Bettie & Regirock (Direct link)
Scottie/Bettie & Geodude/Graveler/Golem Egg
Scottie/Bettie & Onix Egg
Scottie/Bettie & Support/Tech Omanyte/Omastar Egg

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy.


In the anime

Main series

 
Golem
 
Dusk Form Lycanroc
 
Geodude
 
Onix
The user hurls multiple rocks at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Golem jumps up and throws itself at the opponent.
Chopper's Golem The Bridge Bike Gang Debut
A wild Golem Hour of the Houndour None
  Onix slams its tail onto the opponent; or, Onix yells out and rocks fall at the opponent; or, if Onix is near a cliff or inside a cave, Onix slams its head against a wall and rocks fall from the ceiling; or, Onix slams its tail into the ground and rocks fly out at the opponent.
Brock's Onix Who Gets to Keep Togepi? None
The Crystal Onix The Crystal Onix None
Multiple wild Onix Tunnel Vision None
  Steelix slams its tail into the ground, making rocks fly towards the opponent.
Hun's Steelix The Legend of Thunder! None
  Geodude punches the ground, making rocks fly at the opponent.
Roxanne's Geodude The Winner by a Nosepass None
  Graveler releases multiple rocks from its body at the opponent.
A wild Graveler Tears For Fears! None
  Midday Form Lycanroc releases circular multi-colored waves from its body, white orbs of aura appear in front of itself, before rocks form inside the orbs, leaving a white glow around the rocks. It then shoots the rocks towards the opponents.
A wild Lycanroc Rocking Clawmark Hill! None
  The rocks around Rockruff's neck glow white and a multi-colored orb appears on its tail. The orb dissolves into multiple sparkles that turn into rocks with a white glow around them, which Rockruff then fires at the opponent.
Ash's Rockruff Rocking Clawmark Hill! None
  Dusk Form Lycanroc releases circular multi-colored waves from its body, white orbs of aura appear in front of itself, before rocks form inside the orbs, leaving a white glow around the rocks. It then shoots the rocks towards the opponents.
Ash's Lycanroc Mimikyu Unmasked! None
  Alolan Golem fires the rock on top of its body at the opponent.
The Revengers' Golem A Young Royal Flame Ignites! None
  Sudowoodo creates a ring of rocks around its body. It then swings its arms one by one, sending the rocks flying at the opponent.
Brassius's Sudowoodo Nemona and Brassius and... None


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

 
Nosepass


The user hurls several rocks at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Nosepass hurls multiple boulders from around its body at the opponent.
Roxanne's Nosepass Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer None


Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

 
Onix


The user hurls rocks with red aura at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Onix hurls multiple boulders with red aura from its body at the opponent.
Brock's Onix Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Rock Throw is the only physical Rock-type move with no secondary effects.
  • In Generation III, Secret Power has the animation of Rock Throw if used on a rocky surface. From Generation IV onwards, Secret Power additionally has the animation of Rock Throw if used in a cave.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 落石 Lohksehk *
滾石滾動 Gwánsehk Gwánduhng *
滾石 Gwánsehk *
Mandarin 落石 Luòshí *
滾石 Gǔnshí *
  Czech Kamenomet
  Danish Stenkast
  Dutch Steenworp
  Finnish Kivisota (S01)
Kivenheitto (AG016)
  French Jet-Pierres
  German Steinwurf
  Greek Ρίψη Βράχων Rípsi Vráchon
  Hindi पत्थर फेंकने वाला हमला Pathar Phenkne wala hamla
  Indonesian Lempar Batu
Lemparan Batu
  Italian Sassata
  Korean 돌떨구기 Doltteolgugi
  Polish Skalny Rzut*
Spadające Skały*
Skałomiot*
Portuguese   Brazil Lançamento de Rocha (games, Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon-present, TCG, manga)
Arremesso de Pedras (early anime)
Atirar Rocha (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Arremesso de Pedras
Lança Rochas
  Russian Каменный бросок Kamennyy brosok
  Serbian Bacanje Kamenja
Spanish   Latin America Lanzarrocas
Golpe de Roca (EP036)
Tiro de Rocas (AG016)
  Spain Lanzarrocas*
Lanza Rocas*
  Swedish Stenkastare*
Stenkast*
  Thai หินผาถล่ม
  Vietnamese Ném Đá


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