Rocky Helmet

The Rocky Helmet (Japanese: ゴツゴツメット Rugged Helmet) is a type of held item introduced in Generation V. It damages Pokémon that hit the holder with contact moves.

Rocky Helmet
Rugged Helmet
Bag Rocky Helmet Sprite.png
Rocky Helmet
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation V
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Power 60

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A $100
N/A $2,000
SV $50,000 $12,500


If a Pokémon uses a move that makes contact with a Pokémon holding a Rocky Helmet, the Pokémon that used the move takes damage equal to 1/6 of its maximum HP. Each individual strike from a multi-strike move that makes contact will activate the Rocky Helmet.

If a Pokémon using Thief, Covet, or Knock Off or that has the Ability Magician faints due to the target's held Rocky Helmet, it cannot steal or remove the target's Rocky Helmet.

Generations V and VI

In link battles and battle facilities, if two Trainers' Pokémon faint at the same time due to a held Rocky Helmet, the Trainer whose Pokémon held the Rocky Helmet wins.

Generation VII onward

Due to a bug, in version 1.0 of Pokémon Sun and Moon, in link battles and battle facilities, if two Trainers' Pokémon faint at the same time due to a held Rocky Helmet, the Trainer whose Pokémon held the Rocky Helmet wins.

From version 1.1 of Pokémon Sun and Moon onward, the Trainer whose Pokémon did not hold the Rocky Helmet wins.


Games Description
BWB2W2 If the holder of this item takes damage, the attacker will also be damaged upon contact.
An item to be held by a Pokémon. If the holder is hit, the attacker will also be damaged upon contact.
SV An item to be held by a Pokémon. If another Pokémon makes direct contact with the holder, that Pokémon will be damaged.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
BW Cold Storage
B2W2 Pokémon World Tournament, Relic Passage
XY Ambrette Town
ORAS Weather Institute
SMUSUM Battle Tree (48 BP)
SwSh Stow-on-Side
SwShIA Potbottom Desert Cram-o-matic (Rock: 72-80 points)
SV Zapapico
South Province (Area Four) (from a Pokémon League representative after defeating 5 Trainers in the area)
Delibird Presents (Mesagoza Branch, after earning 4 Gym Badges)


As a held item
Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
XY Spooky 2014 Super Size Pumpkaboo American, PAL October 1 to 31, 2014



Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In the spin-off games

Rocky Helmet in Pokémon UNITE

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, the Rocky Helmet is a held item that causes recoil to nearby enemies after taking damage equal or greater than 10% max HP in one strike (with a cooldown of 2s). This damage is equal to 3/4/5% of user's max HP at grades 1, 10, and 20 respectively. This item also increases user's HP and Defense: 18 and 0 respectively at Grade 1, and 270 and 51 at Grade 30.

In the anime

A Rocky Helmet in the anime

In Under the Pledging Tree!, a Rocky Helmet was one of the items offered to Ash by a market vendor in Coumarine City after Ash had wondered out loud what presents he should buy for an upcoming festival.

In the TCG

Rocky Helmet
Main article: Rocky Helmet (Noble Victories 94)

Rocky Helmet was introduced as a Pokémon Tool card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Black & White Series (the Japanese BW Era) in the Noble Victories expansion (the Japanese Red Collection), with artwork by Ryo Ueda. It was reprinted as both a Regular and an Ultra Rare Secret card in the English Boundaries Crossed expansion with artwork by the same illustrator. During the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese SWSH Era) the card was reprinted in the Vivid Voltage expansion (the Japanese Legendary Heartbeat subset) with artwork by Studio Bora Inc. For the Scarlet & Violet Series (Era in Japan), Rocky Helmet was reprinted again with artwork by Ayaka Yoshida. This print features the new Trainer card layout and Pokémon Tool card category introduced at the start of this Series. When this card is attached to the player's Active Pokémon, if an opponent deals damage to that Pokémon (even if it is Knocked Out), the player can put two damage counters on the Attacking Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 凸凸頭盔 Dahtdaht Tàuhkwāi *
岩石安全帽 Ngàahmsehk Ōnchyùhnmouh *
Mandarin 凸凸頭盔 / 凸凸头盔 Tútú Tóukuī / Tūtū Tóukuī *
岩石安全帽 Yánshí Ānquánmào *
  Danish Stenhjelm
  Finnish Kivikypärä
  French Casque Brut
  German Beulenhelm
  Italian Bitorzolelmo
  Korean 울퉁불퉁멧 Ultungbultung-Met
  Norwegian Steinhjelm
  Polish Kamienny Kask
  Brazilian Portuguese Capacete de Pedra (games, TCG)
Elmo Rochoso (anime)
  Russian Крепкий Шлем Krepkiy Shlem
  Spanish Casco DentadoGen VI+
Cas. DentadoGen V
  Swedish Klipphjälm
  Vietnamese Mũ Giáp Sừng Nhọn

External links

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