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Rock Polish

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Rock - - 20 0 - User

Description

Boosts the user's Speed by two stages.

Competitive Use

As far as boosting moves go, Rock Polish is not as universally neglected as moves that solely raise Defense or Special Defense, but it is far less popular than offensive boosting moves. The main reason for this is that Rock Polish wastes a valuable turn increasing Speed instead of increasing an offensive stat. In spite of this, Rock Polish is typically distributed to Rock-, Ground-, and Steel-types, most of which are very slow and desperately need a Speed increase to function well offensively, or just to outrun everything and its mother. The power that many of these Pokemon have also plays into the use of Rock Polish.

There are a few interesting combinations for this move. One very common way to use Rock Polish is in a "Double Dancer" set paired with Swords Dance, where the user can use either Rock Polish to outrun and demolish offensive teams, or Swords Dance to break through defensive teams. The most prominent user of this strategy in OU is Terrakion, whose awesome coverage with its STAB moves really help the set to work. Groudon can use a similar set in Ubers. Some Pokemon may forgo Swords Dance and solely use Rock Polish, such as Landorus in OU and Rampardos in NU. The advantage in doing so is that the user has an extra moveslot for coverage in exchange for a weaker Attack. Rock Polish is also used by Baton Pass users, such as Mew.

Related Moves

Agility is a Psychic-type equivalent.

Autotomize is a Steel-type equivalent that also halves the user's weight.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aerodactyl Rock / Flying RU Rock Head / Pressure / Unnerve 80 105 65 60 75 130 515
Aggron Steel / Rock RU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
Anorith Rock / Bug LC Battle Armor / Swift Swim 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
Archen Rock / Flying LC Defeatist 55 112 45 74 45 70 401
Archeops Rock / Flying RU Defeatist 75 140 65 112 65 110 567
Armaldo Rock / Bug NU Battle Armor / Swift Swim 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
Aron Steel / Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 50 70 100 40 40 30 330
Baltoy Ground / Psychic LC Levitate 40 40 55 40 70 55 300
Bastiodon Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Soundproof 60 52 168 47 138 30 495
Bisharp Dark / Steel UU Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
Bonsly Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 50 80 95 10 45 10 290
Bronzong Steel / Psychic UU Levitate / Heatproof / Heavy Metal 67 89 116 79 116 33 500
Bronzor Steel / Psychic LC Levitate / Heatproof / Heavy Metal 57 24 86 24 86 23 300
Camerupt Fire / Ground NU Magma Armor / Solid Rock / Anger Point 70 100 70 105 75 40 460
Carracosta Water / Rock NU Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 74 108 133 83 65 32 495
Claydol Ground / Psychic UU Levitate 60 70 105 70 120 75 500
Cobalion Steel / Fighting UU Justified 91 90 129 90 72 108 580
Corsola Water / Rock NU Hustle / Natural Cure / Regenerator 55 55 85 65 85 35 380
Cradily Rock / Grass NU Suction Cups / Storm Drain 86 81 97 81 107 43 495
Cranidos Rock LC Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 67 125 40 30 30 58 350
Crustle Bug / Rock RU Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 70 95 125 65 75 45 475
Donphan Ground OU Sturdy / Sand Veil 90 120 120 60 60 50 500
Durant Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Hustle / Truant 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
Dwebble Bug / Rock LC Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 50 65 85 35 35 55 325
Ferroseed Grass / Steel RU Iron Barbs 44 50 91 24 86 10 305
Ferrothorn Grass / Steel OU Iron Barbs 74 94 131 54 116 20 489
Forretress Bug / Steel OU Sturdy / Overcoat 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
Garbodor Poison NU Stench / Weak Armor / Aftermath 80 95 82 60 82 75 474
Genesect Bug / Steel Uber Download 71 120 95 120 95 99 600
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
Gligar Ground / Flying UU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Immunity 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
Gliscor Ground / Flying OU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Poison Heal 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
Golem Rock / Ground NU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 80 110 130 55 65 45 485
Golett Ground / Ghost LC Iron Fist / Klutz / No Guard 59 74 50 35 50 35 303
Golurk Ground / Ghost NU Iron Fist / Klutz / No Guard 89 124 80 55 80 55 483
Groudon Ground Uber Drought 100 150 140 100 90 90 670
Kabuto Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 30 80 90 55 45 55 355
Kabutops Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 60 115 105 65 70 80 495
Klang Steel NU Plus / Minus / Clear Body 60 80 95 70 85 50 440
Klink Steel LC Plus / Minus / Clear Body 40 55 70 45 60 30 300
Klinklang Steel RU Plus / Minus / Clear Body 60 100 115 70 85 90 520
Lairon Steel / Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 60 90 140 50 50 40 430
Landorus Ground / Flying Uber Sand Force / Sheer Force 89 125 90 115 80 101 600
Larvitar Rock / Ground LC Guts / Sand Veil 50 64 50 45 50 41 300
Lileep Rock / Grass LC Suction Cups / Storm Drain 66 41 77 61 87 23 355
Lunatone Rock / Psychic NU Levitate 70 55 65 95 85 70 440
Magcargo Fire / Rock NU Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 50 50 120 80 80 30 410
Metagross Steel / Psychic OU Clear Body / Light Metal 80 135 130 95 90 70 600
Metang Steel / Psychic NU Clear Body / Light Metal 60 75 100 55 80 50 420
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Nosepass Rock LC Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
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
Pawniard Dark / Steel LC Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
Probopass Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 60 55 145 75 150 40 525
Rampardos Rock NU Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 97 165 60 65 50 58 495
Regice Ice NU Clear Body / Ice Body 80 50 100 100 200 50 580
Regigigas Normal NU Slow Start 110 160 110 80 110 100 670
Regirock Rock NU Clear Body / Sturdy 80 100 200 50 100 50 580
Registeel Steel UU Clear Body / Light Metal 80 75 150 75 150 50 580
Relicanth Water / Rock NU Swift Swim / Rock Head / Sturdy 100 90 130 45 65 55 485
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
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
Solrock Rock / Psychic NU Levitate 70 95 85 55 65 70 440
Steelix Steel / Ground RU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sheer Force 75 85 200 55 65 30 510
Sudowoodo Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 70 100 115 30 65 30 410
Terrakion Rock / Fighting OU Justified 91 129 90 72 90 108 580
Tirtouga Water / Rock LC Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 54 78 103 53 45 22 355
Torterra Grass / Ground NU Overgrow / Shell Armor 95 109 105 75 85 56 525
Tyranitar Rock / Dark OU Sand Stream / Unnerve 100 134 110 95 100 61 600