Rock Wrecker (move)

Rock Wrecker
がんせきほう Rock Cannon
Rock Wrecker VIII.png
Rock Wrecker VIII 2.png
Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  150
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Startles all other Pokémon. User cannot act in the next turn.

Rock Wrecker (Japanese: がんせきほう Rock Cannon) is a damage-dealing Rock-type move introduced in Generation IV. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature move of Rhyperior.

Effect

Rock Wrecker inflicts damage and then forces the user to recharge during the next turn. Unless this attack misses, the user will always have to recharge.

Pokémon with the Bulletproof Ability are immune to Rock Wrecker.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user launches a huge boulder at the foe to attack. It must rest on the next turn, however.
BWB2W2 The user launches a huge boulder at the target to attack. It must rest on the next turn, however.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
The user launches a huge boulder at the target to attack. The user can't move on the next turn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field 61 86 1, 86XY
1, 69ORAS
1, 69 75
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral 43 43 43 48
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral 55 55 55 56
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 Wrecker is a move with 28 base power, 7 PP and 88% accuracy. The attack travels up to 10 tiles away and hits the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy. If the move hits a Pokémon successfully, the user is inflicted with Paused status condition for 1-2 turns, preventing them from acting on these turns.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Rock Wrecker is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 22, 2020.

  Rock Wrecker
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 110
Energy cost 50  
Duration 3.6 seconds
Damage window 2 - 2.7 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 110
Energy cost 50  
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 Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★★
Power: 58
Accuracy: 90%
Effect: Cannot be used 2 turns in a row.
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.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. But it also afflicts the user with a Paused status condition. A Pokémon with the Paused status is incapable of action.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかし じぶんが ようすみじょうたいに なってしまう ようすみじょうたいの ポケモンは こうどうできない
Conq. The user launches a huge boulder at the enemy to attack. Cannot be used 2 turns in a row.
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. But it also causes the Recoil status condition, which prevents you from doing anything on the next turn.
SMD It damages a Pokémon, even one far away, but it also makes you recoil, which prevents you from doing anything on the next turn.


In the anime

Main series

       
Dwebble Palmer's Rhyperior Forrest's Rhyperior Crustle
The user launches a huge boulder at the foe to attack. However, the user becomes unable to move for a while.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Rhyperior Rhyperior puts its hands together, and small chunks of gray stones come out of the holes on Rhyperior's hands and form together into a large gray rock with a red aura around it. The red aura then fades and Rhyperior throws the rock at the opponent. Rhyperior becomes tired out for a while after the attack is used.
Palmer's Rhyperior Challenging a Towering Figure! Debut
Forrest's Rhyperior DPS02 None
Pokémon hunter's Rhyperior A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways! None
  Dwebble Dwebble puts its claws together and a small gray stone with a red aura around it forms in between them. The rock then grows larger until it is as big as Dwebble itself. The red aura then disappears and Dwebble fires the stone at the opponent.
Burgh's Dwebble Battling for the Love of Bug-types! None
  Crustle Crustle puts its claws together in front of it and a small gray stone with a red aura around it forms in between them. The rock then grows larger until it is as large as Crustle itself. Crustle then fires the giant rock at the opponent.
Cilan's Crustle Crisis at Chargestone Cave! None
Ultimo's Crustle Curtain Up, Unova League! None


Pokémon Evolutions

       
Rhyperior
The user launches a huge boulder at the foe to attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Rhyperior Rhyperior puts its hands together, and small chunks of gray stones come out of the holes on Rhyperior's hands and form together into a large gray rock that is outlined in red. The red outline then fades and Rhyperior throws the rock at the opponent.
Palmer's Rhyperior The Rival Debut


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 岩石炮 Ngàahmsehkpaau
Mandarin 岩石炮 Yánshípào
  Dutch Steenpletter
  French Roc-Boulet
  German Felswerfer
  Greek Λιθοκατεδαφιστής
  Indonesian Batu Penghancur
  Italian Devastomasso
  Korean 암석포 Amseok Po
  Polish Skałołamacz*
Łamacz Skał*
Portuguese   Brazil Demolidor de Pedras (games, BW103-present, TCG)
Devastação de Rocha (early anime)
  Portugal Demolição
  Romanian Rock Wrecker
Spanish   Latin America Romperrocas (DP141)
Derribaroca (BW023-present)
  Spain Romperrocas
  Thai ปืนใหญ่หิน
  Vietnamese Đại Bác Bắn Đá




Variations of the move Hyper Beam
  Giga ImpactRock Wrecker
  Hyper BeamBlast BurnFrenzy PlantHydro CannonRoar of Time


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.