Rock Throw (move)

Rock Throw
いわおとし Rock Drop
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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 onward

Rock Throw now has an accuracy of 90%.

Rock Throw can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Rock Slide and Rock Tomb to have their base appeal points doubled 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
SwSh
The user picks up and throws a small rock at the target to attack.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral 16 11 11 11 11 18XY
16ORAS
16SMUSUM
9PE
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 16SMUSUM
9PE
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral 16 1, 11 1, 11 11 11 18XY
16ORAS
16SMUSUM
9PE
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 16SMUSUM
9PE
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral 16 1, 11 1, 11 11 11 18XY
16ORAS
16SMUSUM
9PE
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 16SMUSUM
9PE
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral 19 14 13RSE
12FRLG
9 9BW
7B2W2
7 7SMUSUM
1PE
1
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field 19PE
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field 19PE
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 26PE
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 26PE
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 30PE
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 30PE
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying 21PE
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral 1 1 1, 14 1, 14BW
1,12B2W2
1, 12 1, 12 1
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral 14 13RSE
12FRLG
9 9BW
7B2W2
7 7 1
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug 23B2W2 23 23 15
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous 15 15 11 10 10XY
8ORAS
8
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 15 1, 15 1, 11 1, 10 1, 10XY
1, 8ORAS
1, 8
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster 3
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster 1
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster 1
258   Mudkip
  Monster Water 1 25ORAS 25 9
259   Marshtomp
 
 
Monster Water 1 9
260   Swampert
 
 
Monster Water 1 9
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral 13 13 13BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 13 9 9BW
5B2W2
1, 5XY
1ORAS
1 1
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral 13 9 9BW
5B2W2
1, 5XY
1ORAS
1 1
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 9 9 9 9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1
438   Bonsly
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 14 14BW
12B2W2
12 12 8
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16 8
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16 1
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like 16 16 16 1
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3 5 5 5 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
645   Landorus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25 19 1
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster 10 10
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster 10 1, 10
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral 5 5
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 1
744   Rockruff
  Field Field 15 12
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field 15 12
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field 15 12
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 15USUM 12
805   Stakataka
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 23USUM 5
874   Stonjourner
  Mineral Mineral 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 Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon
698   Amaura
 
 
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
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug New York Pokémon Center
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 New York Pokémon Center
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 New York Pokémon Center
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Rock Throw is a move with base power of 5, 16PP and 90% accuracy. It damages an enemy in the front.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 1 23 27 90% An opponent No additional effect.

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

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 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 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 Steelix slams its tail into the ground, making rocks fly towards the opponent.
Hun's Steelix The Legend of Thunder! None
  Geodude Geodude punches the ground, making rocks fly at the opponent.
Roxanne's Geodude The Winner by a Nosepass None
  Graveler Graveler releases multiple rocks from its body at the opponent.
A wild Graveler Tears For Fears! None
  Lycanroc 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
  Rockruff 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
  Lycanroc 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
  Golem Alolan Golem fires the rock on top of its body at the opponent.
The Revengers' Golem A Young Royal Flame Ignites! 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 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 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 (original series)
Kivenheitto (Advanced Generation)
  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*
Skalny Deszcz*
Kamienny Atak*
Szklany Atak*
Rzut Skałą*
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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