Steamroller (move)

ハードローラー Hard Roller
Steamroller VII.png
Steamroller VII 2.png
Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Steamroller (Japanese: ハードローラー Hard Roller) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation V.


Generation V

Steamroller inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch. Steamroller cannot make a target with a substitute flinch.

If the target has used Minimize, Steamroller deals double its regular damage.

Generations VI and VII

If the target has used Minimize, Steamroller now bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

Generation VIII onwards

Steamroller cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user crushes its targets by rolling over them with its rolled-up body. This attack may make the target flinch.
SMUSUMPE The user crushes its target by rolling over the target with its rolled-up body. This may also make the target flinch.
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
076   Golem
Mineral Mineral 18 11XY
076   Golem
Alolan Form
Mineral Mineral 10SMUSUM
543   Venipede
Bug Bug 33 33 33
544   Whirlipede
Bug Bug 37 37 37
545   Scolipede
Bug Bug 39 39 39
799   Guzzlord
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 19
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 Rumble Rush

Attack power 66.09092
Charge time 1.08 seconds
Range type Dash
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May flinch the foe


Games Description
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Cringe status condition, which makes the enemy unable to attack or use moves.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy flinch.

In the anime

Whirlipede Golem
The user spins furiously and charges at the target
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Whirlipede Whirlipede jumps into the air and spins its body rapidly. Then, the tips of its antennae start to glow white and it slams its body into the opponent.
Burgh's Whirlipede Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! Debut
  Golem Golem withdraws its head, legs and arms within its shell. It then jumps into the air and spins its body rapidly. Then, its outlines start to glow white and it slams its body into the opponent.
A Team Rocket Grunt's Golem Meloetta and the Undersea Temple! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


  • Steamroller is the only Bug-type move capable of making the target flinch.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 瘋狂滾壓 Fūngkòhng Gwán'aat *
Mandarin 瘋狂滾壓 Fēngkuáng Gǔnyā *
瘋狂滾動 Fēngkuáng Gǔndòng *
  Dutch Stoomwals
  French Bulldoboule
  German Quetschwalze
  Italian Rulloduro
  Korean 하드롤러 Hadeurolleo
  Polish Ostrowalec
Portuguese   Brazil Rolo Destruidor
Rolo Compressor (TCG)*
  Portugal Rolo Compressor
Spanish   Latin America Aplanadora (BW023)
Rodillo Púas (BW096)
  Spain Rodillo de Púas*
Rodillo Púas*

Variations of the move Stomp

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