Rolycoly (タンドン Tandon) is a Rock-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII. It evolves into Carkol at level 18 and into Coalossal at level 34.

Biology

Rolycoly resembles a floating coal with a single orange eye attached to its head. Four rocky bulges stick out of Rolycoly's sides. A larger circular piece of rock attached to Rolycoly resembles a wheel.

Behavior

Rolycoly uses its eye to illuminate the dark caverns it inhabits. The large piece of coal attached to Rolycoly's underside allows for better maneuverability over the roughest of terrains.

During the past 100 years, Rolycoly helped provide warmth for families living in Galar. Even in modern times, Rolycoly was used for camping outdoors.

Special Abilities

Rolycoly has access to the unique ability Steam Engine, which increases Rolycoly's speed stat if hit by a Fire or Water-type attack.

It also has Heatproof, an ability that was originally exclusive to both Bronzor and Bronzong, which makes it take less damage from Fire-type attacks.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Route 3, Galar Mine, Giant's Cap, Motostoke Riverbank

Max Raid Battle: Dusty Bowl, Giant's Seat, Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness

Common


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    Most of its body has the same composition as coal. Fittingly, this Pokémon was first discovered in coal mines about 400 years ago.

  • Shield

    It can race around like a unicycle, even on rough, rocky terrain. Burning coal sustains it.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
30
Atk
40
Def
50
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
50
Speed
30
Total
240


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Tackle Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 35
1 Smokescreen Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
5 Rapid Spin Type Normal.gif Physical 50 100% 40
10 Smack Down Type Rock.gif Physical 50 100% 15
15 Rock Polish Type Rock.gif Status 100% 20
20 Ancient Power Type Rock.gif Special 60 100% 5
25 Incinerate Type Fire.gif Special 60 100% 15
30 Stealth Rock Type Rock.gif Status 100% 20
35 Heat Crash Type Fire.gif Physical ? 100% 10
40 Rock Blast Type Rock.gif Physical 25 90% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM15 Dig Type Ground.gif Physical 80 100% 10
TM17 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
TM20 Self-Destruct Type Normal.gif Physical 200 100% 5
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM22 Rock Slide Type Rock.gif Physical 75 90% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM32 Sandstorm Type Rock.gif Status 100% 10
TM38 Will-O-Wisp Type Fire.gif Status 85% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM48 Rock Tomb Type Rock.gif Physical 60 95% 15
TM49 Sand Tomb Type Ground.gif Physical 35 85% 15
TM54 Rock Blast Type Rock.gif Physical 25 90% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR23 Spikes Type Ground.gif Status 100% 20
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR46 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
TR52 Gyro Ball Type Steel.gif Physical ? 100% 5
TR74 Iron Head Type Steel.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR75 Stone Edge Type Rock.gif Physical 100 80% 5
TR76 Stealth Rock Type Rock.gif Status 100% 20
TR88 Heat Crash Type Fire.gif Physical ? 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

Generation VIII
Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Explosion Type Normal.gif Physical 250 100% 5
Parent Candidates:
Mud-Slap Type Ground.gif Special 20 100% 10
Parent Candidates:
Block Type Normal.gif Status —% 5
Parent Candidates:
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via TM.


By tutoring

Rolycoly learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites

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Trivia

  • Rolycoly shares its species name with Torkoal. They are both known as the Coal Pokémon.
  • Rolycoly is similar to both Geodude and Roggenrola as all three are Rock-type Pokemon based on living rock (Rolycoly is based on a lump of coal, while Geodude is based on a boulder and Roggenrola is based on a geode). However, unlike Geodude, Rolycoly is a pure Rock-type just like Roggenrola.

Origin

Rolycoly may be based on a coal-ore or cooled magma rocks. It also has some characteristics of a one-wheeled vehicle, such as the circular coal ore attached to Rolycoly's underside.

Etymology

Rolycoly comes from roly-poly and coal.

Gallery

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