Type Rock.gif

Generation I's Rock-type Pokémon.

The Rock-type (いわタイプ Iwa taipu in Japanese) 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 Pokemon are biological organisms covered with armor made out of minerals. However, there are other Pokemon 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.

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 16 Rock-type moves.
  • In battles: Physical moves stand out.
    • 10 moves are of the Physical type.
    • 2 moves are of the Special type.
    • 4 moves are of the Other type.
  • In contests, Tough moves stand out.
    • 11 moves are of the Tough type.png type.
    • 2 moves are of the Beautiful type.png type.
    • 1 move is of the Clever type.png type.
    • 1 move is of the Cool type.png type.
    • 1 move is of the Cute type.png type.

List

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Accelerock Physical type.gif Generation VII 40
Ancient Power Special type.gif Tough type.png Generation II 60
Diamond Storm Physical type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VI 100
Head Smash Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation IV 150
Power Gem Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation IV 80
Rock Blast Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation III 25 (x2-5)
Rock Polish Other type.gif Tough type.png Generation IV -
Rock Slide Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation II 75
Rock Throw Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation I 50
Rock Tomb Physical type.gif Clever type.png Generation II 60[1]
Rock Wrecker Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation IV 150
Rollout Physical type.gif Cute type.png[2] Generation II 30-480
Sandstorm Other type.gif Tough type.png Generation II -
Smack Down Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation V 50
Stealth Rock Other type.gif Cool type.png Generation IV -
Tar Shot Other type.gif - Generation VIII -
Stone Edge Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation IV 100
Wide Guard Other type.gif Tough type.png Generation V -

Effectiveness of Rock-type moves

×2

Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Bug.gif, Type Fire.gif, Type Flying.gif and Type Ice.gif.

½

Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Fighting.gif, Type Ground.gif and Type Steel.gif.

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.gif Dark type vertical.gif Dragon type vertical.gif Electric type vertical.gif Fairy type vertical.gif Fighting type vertical.gif Fire type vertical.gif Flying type vertical.gif Ghost type vertical.gif Grass type vertical.gif Ground type vertical.gif Ice type vertical.gif Normal type vertical.gif Poison type vertical.gif Psychic type vertical.gif Rock type vertical.gif Steel type vertical.gif Water type vertical.gif
Type Rock.gif
×2
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×2
Type Rock.gifType Bug.gif
½
½
×2
×2
×2
Type Rock.gifType Dark.gif
×2
½
×2
×4
½
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
×0
×2
×2
Type Rock.gifType Dragon.gif
×2
½
×2
×2
¼
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
Type Rock.gifType Electric.gif
½
×2
½
¼
×2
×4
½
½
×2
Type Rock.gifType Fairy.gif
½
½
×0
½
½
×2
×2
½
×4
×2
Type Rock.gifType Fighting.gif
½
½
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
×2
½
×2
×2
Type Rock.gifType Fire.gif
½
½
×2
¼
½
×4
½
½
½
×2
×4
Type Rock.gifType Flying.gif
½
×2
½
½
×0
×2
½
½
×2
×2
×2
Type Rock.gifType Grass.gif
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×2
Type Rock.gifType Ground.gif
×0
×2
½
½
×4
×2
×2
½
¼
½
×2
×4
Type Rock.gifType Ice.gif
×4
½
×2
×2
½
½
½
×2
×4
×2
Type Rock.gifType Poison.gif
½
½
½
½
×4
½
¼
×2
×2
×2
Type Rock.gifType Psychic.gif
×2
×2
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
½
×2
×2
Type Rock.gifType Steel.gif
½
[3]
½
½
×4
¼
[4]
×4
½
¼
×0
½
½
×2
Type Rock.gifType Water.gif
×2
×2
¼
½
×4
×2
½
½
½

Rock-type Pokémon Trainers

Gym Leaders

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

Trial Kahunas

Kahuna Location
VS Olivia SM.png
Olivia
Akala Island, Alola

Elite Four members

Member Location
VS Olivia SM.png
Olivia
Alola Elite Four

Rock type records

Rock-type Pokémon

63 Pokémon are Rock type. (7.73% of all Pokémon)

Pure Rock-type Pokémon

11 Pokémon are pure Rock type. (17.74% of the Rock-type Pokémon)

Sudowoodo Nosepass Regirock Cranidos Rampardos Bonsly
Sudowoodo
#185
----

Type Rock.gif

Nosepass
#299
----

Type Rock.gif

Regirock
#377
----

Type Rock.gif

Cranidos
#408
----

Type Rock.gif

Rampardos
#409
----

Type Rock.gif

Bonsly
#438
----

Type Rock.gif

Roggenrola Boldore Gigalith Rockruff Lycanroc
Roggenrola
#524
----

Type Rock.gif

Boldore
#525
----

Type Rock.gif

Gigalith
#526
----

Type Rock.gif

Rockruff
#744
----

Type Rock.gif

Lycanroc Midday Form
#745
----

Type Rock.gif

Lycanroc Midnight Form
#745
----

Type Rock.gif

Lycanroc Rolycoly Stonjourner
Lycanroc Dusk Form
#745
----

Type Rock.gif

Rolycoly
#837
----

Type Rock.gif

Rolycoly
#837
----

Type Rock.gif

Primary Rock-type Pokémon

38 Pokémon are primary Rock type. (59.68% of the Rock-type Pokémon)

Geodude Alolan Geodude Graveler Alolan Graveler Golem Alolan Golem
Geodude
#074
----

Type Rock.gifType Ground.gif

Alolan Geodude
#074
----

Type Rock.gifType Electric.gif

Graveler
#075
----

Type Rock.gifType Ground.gif

Alolan Graveler
#075
----

Type Rock.gifType Electric.gif

Golem
#076
----

Type Rock.gifType Ground.gif

Alolan Golem
#076
----

Type Rock.gifType Electric.gif

Onix Omanyte Omastar Kabuto Kabutops Aerodactyl
Onix
#095
----

Type Rock.gifType Ground.gif

Omanyte
#138
----

Type Rock.gifType Water.gif

Omastar
#139
----

Type Rock.gifType Water.gif

Kabuto
#140
----

Type Rock.gifType Water.gif

Kabutops
#140
----

Type Rock.gifType Water.gif

Aerodactyl
#142
----

Type Rock.gifType Flying.gif

Larvitar Pupitar Tyranitar Lunatone Solrock Lileep
Larvitar
#246
----

Type Rock.gifType Ground.gif

Pupitar
#247
----

Type Rock.gifType Ground.gif

Tyranitar
#248
----

Type Rock.gifType Dark.gif

Lunatone
#337
----

Type Rock.gifType Psychic.gif

Solrock
#338
----

Type Rock.gifType Psychic.gif

Lileep
#345
----

Type Rock.gifType Grass.gif

Cradily Anorith Armaldo Shieldon Bastiodon Probopass
Cradily
#346
----

Type Rock.gifType Grass.gif

Anorith
#347
----

Type Rock.gifType Bug.gif

Armaldo
#348
----

Type Rock.gifType Bug.gif

Shieldon
#410
----

Type Rock.gifType Steel.gif

Bastiodon
#411
----

Type Rock.gifType Steel.gif

Probopass
#476
----

Type Rock.gifType Steel.gif

Archen Archeops Terrakion Binacle Barbaracle Tyrunt
Archen
#566
----

Type Rock.gifType Flying.gif

Archeops
#567
----

Type Rock.gifType Flying.gif

Terrakion
#639
----

Type Rock.gifType Fighting.gif

Binacle
#688
----

Type Rock.gifType Water.gif

Barbaracle
#689
----

Type Rock.gifType Water.gif

Tyrunt
#696
----

Type Rock.gifType Dragon.gif

Tyrantrum Amaura Aurorus Carbink Diancie Minior
Tyrantrum
#697
----

Type Rock.gifType Dragon.gif

Amaura
#698
----

Type Rock.gifType Ice.gif

Aurorus
#699
----

Type Rock.gifType Ice.gif

Carbink
#703
----

Type Rock.gifType Fairy.gif

Diancie
#719
----

Type Rock.gifType Fairy.gif

774Minior.png
#774
----

Type Rock.gifType Flying.gif

Nihilego Stakataka Carkol Coalossal
Nihilego
#793
----

Type Rock.gifType Poison.gif

Stakataka
#805
----

Type Rock.gifType Steel.gif

Carkol
#838
----

Type Rock.gifType Fire.gif

Coalossal
#839
----

Type Rock.gifType Fire.gif

Secondary Rock-type Pokémon

14 Pokémon are secondary Rock type. (22.58% of the Rock-type Pokémon)

Rhyhorn Rhydon Shuckle Magcargo Corsola Aron
Rhyhorn
#111
----

Type Ground.gifType Rock.gif

Rhydon
#112
----

Type Ground.gifType Rock.gif

Shuckle
#213
----

Type Bug.gifType Rock.gif

Magcargo
#219
----

Type Fire.gifType Rock.gif

Corsola
#222
----

Type Water.gifType Rock.gif

Aron
#304
----

Type Steel.gifType Rock.gif

Lairon Aggron Relicanth Rhyperior Dwebble Crustle
Lairon
#305
----

Type Steel.gifType Rock.gif

Aggron
#306
----

Type Steel.gifType Rock.gif

Relicanth
#369
----

Type Water.gifType Rock.gif

Rhyperior
#464
----

Type Ground.gifType Rock.gif

Dwebble
#557
----

Type Bug.gifType Rock.gif

Crustle
#558
----

Type Bug.gifType Rock.gif

Tirtouga Carracosta Drednaw
Tirtouga
#564
----

Type Water.gifType Rock.gif

Carracosta
#565
----

Type Water.gifType Rock.gif

Drednaw
#834
----

Type Water.gifType Rock.gif

Pokémon with Rock-type alternate formes

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

Mega Aerodactyl Mega Tyranitar Arceus Mega Diancie Silvally Minior
Mega Aerodactyl
#142
----

Type Rock.gifType Flying.gif

Mega Tyranitar
#248
----

Type Rock.gifType Dark.gif

Arceus
#493
----

Type Rock.gif[5]

Mega Diancie
#719
----

Type Rock.gifType Fairy.gif

Silvally
#773
----

Type Rock.gif[6]

Minior
#774
----

Type Rock.gifType Flying.gif[7]

Gigantamax Drednaw GigantamaxCoalossal
Drednaw
#834
----

Type Water.gifType Rock.gif

Coalossal
#839
----

Type Rock.gifType Fire.gif

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, and throwing a stone at a bird can kill it, hence the term "You can kill two birds with one stone".
  • 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 erodes rocks.
  • They're resistant to the Normal type because regular people cannot split rocks.
  • They're resistant to the Poison type because rocks are non-organic and are thus unaffected by poisons.

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 with Power Gem, Continental Crush & Ancient Power (3).
  • 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.

Notes

  1. ^ 50 until Generation IV.
  2. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Tough type.png-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. ^ Thanks to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Stone Plate.
  6. ^ Thanks to the ability RKS System, equipped with the Rock Memory.
  7. ^ In its Core Form.
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