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Type Rock
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Rock Pokemon

Generation I's Rock-type Pokémon.

For the breakable object on the overworld, see Rock (object).

The Rock type (Japanese: いわタイプ, HepburnIwa taipu) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types.

Rock-type Pokémon stand out for their great defense to physical attacks; however, this type is tied with the Grass type as having the most weaknesses, with five, and Pokémon of this type are not very fast. Also, some Rock-type moves don't have great accuracy.

All Fossil Pokémon before Gen VIII are of this type. Their fossils preserve enough material genetic to be worked with to bring them back to life, but it can be known, that the Rock type was very abundant. They also have unique combinations to Pokémon of the present.

Most Rock-type Pokémon are biological organisms covered with armor made out of minerals. However, there are other Pokémon that resemble living rock (such as the Roggenrola line, Nosepass, and Minior).

The Rock type is commonly combined with the Ground type, so they are usually confused, although they're not the same. Even in the anime, this confusion has been present, saying that Rock-type Pokémon are immune to Electric-type attacks when this factor is actually present for the Ground type instead.

Famous Rock-type Pokémon Trainers include Brock, the first Gym Leader of Kanto; Roxanne, first Gym Leader of the Hoenn region; Roark, first Gym Leader in Sinnoh; Grant, the second Kalos Gym Leader; Olivia, the Akala Island Kahuna in Alola; and Gordie, the sixth Gym Leader in Galar in Pokémon Sword.

Rock-type moves[]

  • There are 26 Rock-type moves.
  • In battles: Physical moves stand out.
    • 15 moves are of the Physical type.
    • 3 moves are of the Special type.
    • 5 moves are of the Other type.
  • In contests, Tough moves stand out.
    • 11 moves are of the Tough type type.
    • 2 moves are of the Beautiful type type.
    • 1 move is of the Clever type type.
    • 1 move is of the Cool type type.
    • 1 move is of the Cute type type.

List[]

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Accelerock Physical type - Generation VII 40
Ancient Power Special type Tough type Generation II 60
Continental Crush - - Generation VII -
Diamond Storm Physical type Beautiful type Generation VI 100
G-Max Volcalith - - Generation VIII -
Head Smash Physical type Tough type Generation IV 150
Max Rockfall - - Generation VIII -
Meteor Beam Special type - Generation VIII 120
Mighty Cleave Physical type - Generation IX 95
Power Gem Special type Beautiful type Generation IV 80
Rock Blast Physical type Tough type Generation III 25 (x2-5)
Rock Polish Other type Tough type Generation IV -
Rock Slide Physical type Tough type Generation I 75
Rock Throw Physical type Tough type Generation I 50
Rock Tomb Physical type Clever type Generation III 60[1]
Rock Wrecker Physical type Tough type Generation IV 150
Rollout Physical type Cute type[2] Generation II 30-480
Salt Cure Physical type - Generation IX 40
Sandstorm Other type Tough type Generation II -
Smack Down Physical type Tough type Generation V 50
Splintered Stormshards Physical type - Generation VII 190
Stealth Rock Other type Cool type Generation IV -
Stone Axe Physical type - Generation VIII 120
Tar Shot Other type - Generation VIII -
Stone Edge Physical type Tough type Generation IV 100
Wide Guard Other type Tough type Generation V -

Effectiveness of Rock-type moves[]

×2
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Bug, Type Fire, Type Flying and Type Ice.
½
Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Fighting, Type Ground and Type Steel.

Weaknesses and resistances of the Rock type[]

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistances of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

×4
Doubly super effective
×2
Super effective
½
Resistant
¼
Very resistant
×0
Immune
Type of the move
Bug type vertical Dark type vertical Dragon type vertical Electric type vertical Fairy type vertical Fighting type vertical Fire type vertical Flying type vertical Ghost type vertical Grass type vertical Ground type vertical Ice type vertical Normal type vertical Poison type vertical Psychic type vertical Rock type vertical Steel type vertical Water type vertical
Type Rock
×2
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×2
Type RockType Bug
½
½
×2
×2
×2
Type RockType Dark
×2
½
×2
×4
½
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
×0
×2
×2
Type RockType Dragon
×2
½
×2
×2
¼
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
Type RockType Electric
½
×2
½
¼
×2
×4
½
½
×2
Type RockType Fairy
½
½
×0
½
½
×2
×2
½
×4
×2
Type RockType Fighting
½
½
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
½
×2
×2
Type RockType Fire
½
½
×2
¼
½
×4
½
½
½
×2
×4
Type RockType Flying
½
×2
½
½
×0
×2
½
½
×2
×2
×2
Type RockType Grass
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×2
Type RockType Ground
×0
×2
½
½
×4
×2
×2
½
¼
½
×2
×4
Type RockType Ice
×4
½
×2
×2
½
½
½
×2
×4
×2
Type RockType Poison
½
½
½
½
×4
½
¼
×2
×2
×2
Type RockType Psychic
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
½
×2
×2
Type RockType Steel
½
[3]
½
½
×4
¼
[4]
×4
½
¼
×0
½
½
×2
Type RockType Water
×2
×2
¼
½
×4
×2
½
½
½

Rock-type Pokémon Trainers[]

Gym Leaders[]

Leader Location Badge
VSBrock
Brock
Pewter City, Kanto Boulder Badge
Boulder Badge
VSRoxanne
Roxanne
Rustboro City, Hoenn Stone Badge
Stone Badge
VSRoark
Roark
Oreburgh City, Sinnoh Coal Badge
Coal Badge
File:VSGrant.png
Grant
Cyllage City, Kalos Cliff Badge
Cliff Badge
Gordie League Card
Gordie
Circhester, Galar Rock Badge
Rock Badge

Trial Kahunas[]

Kahuna Location
VS Olivia SM
Olivia
Akala Island, Alola

Elite Four members[]

Member Location
VS Olivia SM
Olivia
Alola Elite Four

Special Trainers[]

Member Category
Tyme Academy Ace Tournament's Trainer

Rock type records[]

Rock-type Pokémon[]

82 Pokémon are Rock type.

Pure Rock-type Pokémon[]

Primary Rock-type Pokémon[]

Secondary Rock-type Pokémon[]

Pokémon with Rock-type alternate formes[]

The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Rock type.

Relations with other types[]

  • They're strong against the Bug type because a rock can easily crush an insect.
  • They're strong against the Fire type because rocks can keep fire at bay, and the fire disappears easily if rocks are thrown on it. Additionally, rocks are not flammable. Curiously, the Scorbunny evolution line can light rocks on fire and Cinderace's signature move, Pyro Ball, involves lighting a pebble on fire and kicking it at an opponent.
  • They're strong against the Flying type because in ancient times, birds were hunted with the use of stones; especially since throwing a stone at a bird can kill it, hence the term "You can kill two birds with one stone". Their weight also makes it difficult for them to be blown away by wind.
  • They're strong against the Ice type because stones and rocks can shatter ice with ease.
  • They're weak against the Grass type because the roots of trees and plants make their way through the ground, and if there's a rock, the plants can wedge their roots into the rock and break it.
  • They're weak against the Ground type because sandstorms erode rocks and earthquakes destroy structures made of stone and concrete.
  • They're weak against the Fighting type because some martial artists are trained to break stones, cement, and concrete.
  • They're weak against the Steel type because steel is harder than stone and tools made out of steel are made to break rocks.
  • They're weak against the Water type because water can sink rocks.
  • They're resistant to the Normal type because regular people cannot split rocks and they are normally resilient.
  • They're resistant to the Poison type because rocks are non-organic and are thus unaffected by poisons. Interestingly, Rock-type Pokémon are still able to be poisoned, unlike the Steel type which is immune to their attacks.

Trivia[]

  • The Rock-type is tied with the Grass-type for the most weaknesses (5).
    • However, if both are combined, the weakness outcome only comes out as 4.
  • The Pokémon Trainer Guess toy states that the Rock-type is called the Jewel-type.
  • The Rock-type has the least Special Moves: Power Gem, Continental Crush and Ancient Power.
  • Roark and Grant, the Rock-type Gym Leaders of Sinnoh and Kalos respectively, are the only Gym Leaders to use Fossil Pokémon, as Roark uses a Cranidos and Grant uses both Tyrunt and Amaura.
  • As of Generation IX, the only types that haven't been paired with the Rock-type are the Normal type and the Ghost type.

Notes[]

  1. ^ 50 until Generation IV.
  2. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Tough type-type move.
  3. ^ Before Generation VI, Rock/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Dark-type moves.
  4. ^ Before Generation VI, Rock/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Ghost-type moves.
  5. ^ Due to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Stone Plate.
  6. ^ Due to the ability RKS System, equipped with the Rock Memory.
  7. ^ In its Core Form.
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