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Rock Blast

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Rock 25 90% 10 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage. It has a 1/3 chance for the move to hit either 2 or 3 times, and a 1/6 chance to hit either 4 or 5 times. If a Focus Sash or the ability Sturdy is activated through one of the hits, another hit will KO the target. Each hit is treated as a separate attack, and thus abilities such as Weak Armor will activate for every hit taken, and every hit has a separate flinch rate if used with King's Rock, Razor Fang, or Stench, and a separate critical hit chance. Color Change will only activate on the last hit of the move. However, the items Life Orb and Metronome treat all the hits as a single attack. If this move breaks a Substitute, the attack can still continue and hurt the target. If the target holds a Charti, Jaboca, or Enigma Berry, it will only affect the first hit of this move. If the user has the ability Skill Link, this move will always hit five times.

Competitive Use

The main advantage of Rock Blast over other Rock-type moves is that it can bypass Focus Sash and partially bypass Substitute. This can be especially helpful against Substitute stallers such as SubToxic Zapdos. However, this move has a very low distribution, and it is weaker than Stone Edge on average. Consequently, few Pokemon use it in OU and UU.

Cloyster is the main user of Rock Blast in OU, and with its Skill Link ability, it can use all five hits of the move, causing massive damage to Water- and Ice-types that would otherwise switch in to resist its STABs. In UU, Rhyperior enjoys STAB from Rock Blast, which makes it a nice choice for dealing with Substitute users. In the lower tiers, Cinccino uses Rock Blast because, like Cloyster, it can land all five hits with Skill Link. Powerful Rock-type Pokemon in NU and RU such as Golem also occasionally use Rock Blast to destroy Substitutes. Although a bit risky, Octillery can also use Rock Blast in conjunction with its Sniper ability to increase the chance of landing a critical hit.

Related Moves

Bone Rush is a Ground-type equivalent.

Bullet Seed is a Grass-type equivalent that has 100% accuracy.

Icicle Spear is an Ice-type equivalent that has 100% accuracy.

Tail Slap is a Normal-type equivalent that has 85% accuracy.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Anorith Rock / Bug LC Battle Armor / Swift Swim 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
Armaldo Rock / Bug NU Battle Armor / Swift Swim 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
Bastiodon Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Soundproof 60 52 168 47 138 30 495
Cinccino Normal RU Cute Charm / Technician / Skill Link 75 95 60 65 60 115 470
Cloyster Water / Ice OU Shell Armor / Skill Link / Overcoat 50 95 180 85 45 70 525
Corsola Water / Rock NU Hustle / Natural Cure / Regenerator 55 55 85 65 85 35 380
Crustle Bug / Rock RU Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 70 95 125 65 75 45 475
Dwebble Bug / Rock LC Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 50 65 85 35 35 55 325
Garbodor Poison NU Stench / Weak Armor / Aftermath 80 95 82 60 82 75 474
Geodude Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 40 80 100 30 30 20 300
Gigalith Rock NU Sturdy / Sand Force 85 135 130 60 70 25 505
Golem Rock / Ground NU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 80 110 130 55 65 45 485
Octillery Water NU Suction Cups / Sniper / Moody 75 105 75 105 75 45 480
Omanyte Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 35 40 100 90 55 35 355
Omastar Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 70 60 125 115 70 55 495
Onix Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Weak Armor 35 45 160 30 45 70 385
Remoraid Water LC Hustle / Sniper / Moody 35 65 35 65 35 65 300
Rhydon Ground / Rock RU Lightningrod / Rock Head / Reckless 105 130 120 45 45 40 485
Rhyhorn Ground / Rock LC Lightningrod / Rock Head / Reckless 80 85 95 30 30 25 345
Rhyperior Ground / Rock UU Lightningrod / Solid Rock / Reckless 115 140 130 55 55 40 535
Roggenrola Rock LC Sturdy / Sand Force 55 75 85 25 25 15 280
Shellder Water LC Shell Armor / Skill Link / Overcoat 30 65 100 45 25 40 305
Shieldon Rock / Steel LC Sturdy / Soundproof 30 42 118 42 88 30 350
Shuckle Bug / Rock NU Sturdy / Gluttony / Contrary 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
Steelix Steel / Ground RU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sheer Force 75 85 200 55 65 30 510
Trubbish Poison LC Stench / Sticky Hold / Aftermath 50 50 62 40 62 65 329
Wormadam-G Bug / Ground NU Anticipation / Overcoat 60 79 105 59 85 36 424