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Stealth Rock

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Rock - - 20 0 - Enemy field

Description

Places the entry hazard Stealth Rock on the foe's side. Can be used only once before failing. This hazard deals damage to opposing Pokemon upon switching in. Foes lose 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, or 1/2 of their maximum HP, rounded down, based on their weakness to the Rock-type; 0.25x, 0.5x, neutral, 2x, or 4x, respectively. Is removed from foe's side of the field when they use Rapid Spin, or when user's team uses Defog. Pokemon with the ability Wonder Guard are not immune. In a double or triple battle, this move will affect all of the foe's Pokemon. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves.

Competitive Use

Stealth Rock was arguably the most influential and important move in DPP, and its significance has not changed in the transition to BW. Pokemon who are 2x or 4x weak to Rock-type moves are stripped of 25% or 50% of their health, respectively. This had an enormous effect on powerful Pokemon such as Yanmega and Charizard, who are instantly crippled and left at 50% of their health just by switching in. This forced such Pokemon to fall well out of OU. Even Pokemon with a single weakness to Rock need to be wary of switching in; Rapid Spin support is almost required to keep these Pokemon alive.

Related Moves

Spikes is a Ground-type equivalent, but must be stacked to do equivalent damage, and cannot hit Pokemon immune to Ground-type attacks.

Toxic Spikes is a Poison-type equivalent, but inflicts the poison status rather than direct damage, and cannot hit Pokemon immune to Ground-type attacks, Steel-types, and are removed by grounded Poison-types upon entry.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aggron Steel / Rock RU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
Aron Steel / Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 50 70 100 40 40 30 330
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
Cradily Rock / Grass NU Suction Cups / Storm Drain 86 81 97 81 107 43 495
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
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
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
Lairon Steel / Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 60 90 140 50 50 40 430
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
Mamoswine Ice / Ground OU Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 110 130 80 70 60 80 530
Nosepass Rock LC Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
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
Piloswine Ice / Ground NU Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 100 100 80 60 60 50 450
Pineco Bug LC Sturdy / Overcoat 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
Probopass Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 60 55 145 75 150 40 525
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
Skarmory Steel / Flying OU Keen Eye / Sturdy / Weak Armor 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
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
Swinub Ice / Ground LC Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 50 50 40 30 30 50 250
Tyranitar Rock / Dark OU Sand Stream / Unnerve 100 134 110 95 100 61 600