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This Boldore is a rock-type Pokémon owned by Ash. It is the eighth Pokémon Ash caught in the Unova region.


As a Roggenrola, it was resourceful and this was shown when it used its Flash Cannon to destroy falling boulders or even using Sandstorm to put out a fire. It deeply cares about its friends and one time it was going to risk its life against Team Rocket just to save its friends.

After evolving, Boldore is still friendly and becomes affectionate towards Ash and becomes very strong in battle against opponents.


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As Roggenrola

Ash caught his Boldore as a Roggenrola in "Gotta Catch a Roggenrola!" after he helped it to save a group of some other Roggenrola from Team Rocket. After an intense battle with Tepig, Ash caught it. It was used again in "Where Did You Go, Audino?" in order to search for the missing Audino in a town.

In "Battle for the Underground!", it used Flash Cannon alongside Tepig's Ember (Flamethrower) and Axew's Dragon Rage to escape from Dr. Zager's helicopter at the Battle Subway.

In "Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2" it saved Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus by using Flash Cannon on the helicopter piloted by Dr. Zager over and over again until joined by Pikachu, Axew, Emolga and Pansage to destroy the cages the trio was in.

As Boldore

In "Battling the King of the Mines!" Ash used it to battle Clay's Excadrill. During the battle it evolved and at the same time learned Rock Smash and Rock Blast and helped Ash win the Quake Badge.

It appears again in "Evolution Exchange Excitement!" were it had a Tag battle with Cilan's Crustle against Professor Juniper and Bianca's Accelgor and Excavalier. Boldore put up a good fight managing to inflict some damage with Rock Blast, Rock Smash and Flash Cannon but it was defeated by a double Hyper Beam attack.

In "Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1" Ash used Boldore to battle against Roxie's Koffing. Boldore used Sandstorm but Koffing hang in there and used Clear Smog. Boldore also used Rock Blast but it was blocked by Koffing Gyro Ball. After Boldore used Flash Cannon, Koffing avoids it and used another Gyro Ball, defeating Boldore.

In "Battling Authority Once Again!" it battled against Geraldo's Reuniclus in the Junior Cup. It was successful, allowing Ash to move on to the semi-finals.

In "BW109: Cameron's Secret Weapon!", Ash used Boldore during the Unova League against Cameron's Hydreigon. Boldore had trouble keeping up against Hydreigon, launching Tri Attack and Dragon Pulse at it, inflicting major damage and it managed to use its Rock Blast in the process, but managed to nail a direct hit with a super effective Rock Smash, which wasn't enough to stop Hydreigon in its tracks. Suddenly, Hydreigon launched Dragon Rush with another Tri Attack and finally a Dragon Pulse, evenly overpowering its Flash Cannon and defeating Boldore.

Boldore now resides at Prof. Oak's lab.

Known moves

Move notes

  1. ^ Boldore knew this move as a Roggenrola, but executed it in BW085: Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1
  2. ^ Boldore knew this move as a Roggenrola, but executed it in BW065: Evolution Exchange Excitement!


  • Boldore is the first Rock-type Pokémon Ash has caught.
  • Boldore is Ash's first Unova Pokémon to use its Ability in battle.
  • Boldore is Ash's only Unova Pokémon without a confirmed gender.
  • Boldore is Ash's only Pokémon that can evolve by trading it.