Rock Climb (move)

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Rock Climb
ロッククライム Rock Climb
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  90
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
+2 points if last to appeal.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

Rock Climb (Japanese: ロッククライム Rock Climb) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was HM08 in Generation IV. It is TM100 in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Effect

In battle

Generations IV to VII

Rock Climb inflicts damage and has a 20% chance of confusing the opponent.

Generation VIII

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Rock Climb cannot be selected in a battle. In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, it can be selected and functions as it did in previous generations.

Outside of battle

Main article: Rocky wall

In certain games, Rock Climb requires a specific badge to use outside of battle; the Earth BadgeHGSS or Icicle BadgeDPPt.

Generation IV

A Pokémon using Rock Climb can scale rocky walls.

Generation V-VII

Rock Climb can no longer be used outside of battle.

Generation VIII

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Rock Climb can once again be used to scale rocky walls.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS A charging attack that may also leave the foe confused. It can also be used to scale rocky walls.
PBR A charging attack that may also leave the foe confused.
BWB2W2 The user attacks the target by smashing into it with incredible force. It may also confuse the target.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user attacks the target by smashing into it with incredible force. This may also confuse the target.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
BDSP A charging attack that may also leave the foe confused. It’s also one of the Pokétch’s hidden moves.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
543 Venipede Venipede
File:BugIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 40 40 40
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
File:BugIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 46 46 46
545 Scolipede Scolipede
File:BugIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 50 50 50
559 Scraggy Scraggy
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 45 45 45
560 Scrafty Scrafty
File:DarkIC Big.png
File:FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 51 51 51
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
File:GrassIC Big.png
File:SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral 1 1 1
621 Druddigon Druddigon
File:DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster 49 49 49
744 Rockruff Rockruff
File:RockIC Big.png Field Field 45
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
File:RockIC Big.png Field Field 45
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
File:RockIC Big.png Field Field 45
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Dusk Form
File:RockIC Big.png Field Field 45USUM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
File:GroundIC Big.png Field Field
074 Geodude Geodude
File:RockIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
074 Geodude Geodude
Alolan Form
File:RockIC Big.png
File:ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
095 Onix Onix
File:RockIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
207 Gligar Gligar
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field
399 Bidoof Bidoof
File:NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field
443 Gible Gible
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
529 Drilbur Drilbur
File:GroundIC Big.png Field Field
543 Venipede Venipede
File:BugIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
551 Sandile Sandile
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
595 Joltik Joltik
File:BugIC Big.png
File:ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
File:GrassIC Big.png
File:SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field
632 Durant Durant
File:BugIC Big.png
File:SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/HM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
[[|]]
IV
HM08
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM100
003 Venusaur Venusaur
File:GrassIC Big.png
File:PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass BDSP
009 Blastoise Blastoise
File:WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 BDSP
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
File:GroundIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
028 Sandslash Sandslash
File:GroundIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
034 Nidoking Nidoking
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field BDSP
055 Golduck Golduck
File:WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field BDSP
056 Mankey Mankey
File:FightingIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
057 Primeape Primeape
File:FightingIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
059 Arcanine Arcanine
File:FireIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
File:WaterIC Big.png
File:FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 BDSP
066 Machop Machop
File:FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
067 Machoke Machoke
File:FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
068 Machamp Machamp
File:FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
074 Geodude Geodude
File:RockIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
075 Graveler Graveler
File:RockIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
076 Golem Golem
File:RockIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
095 Onix Onix
File:RockIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
104 Cubone Cubone
File:GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
105 Marowak Marowak
File:GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
File:FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
File:FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
108 Lickitung Lickitung
File:NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:RockIC Big.png
Monster Field BDSP
112 Rhydon Rhydon
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:RockIC Big.png
Monster Field BDSP
113 Chansey Chansey
File:NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy BDSP
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
File:NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
File:ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
126 Magmar Magmar
File:FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
127 Pinsir Pinsir
File:BugIC Big.png Bug Bug BDSP
128 Tauros Tauros
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
139 Omastar Omastar
File:RockIC Big.png
File:WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 BDSP
141 Kabutops Kabutops
File:RockIC Big.png
File:WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 BDSP
143 Snorlax Snorlax
File:NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
File:PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
151 Mew Mew
File:PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
154 Meganium Meganium
File:GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass BDSP
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
File:FireIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
File:WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 BDSP
181 Ampharos Ampharos
File:ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field BDSP
208 Steelix Steelix
File:SteelIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
210 Granbull Granbull
File:FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
217 Ursaring Ursaring
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
242 Blissey Blissey
File:NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy BDSP
243 Raikou Raikou
File:ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
244 Entei Entei
File:FireIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
245 Suicune Suicune
File:WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
File:RockIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster BDSP
254 Sceptile Sceptile
File:GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon BDSP
257 Blaziken Blaziken
File:FireIC Big.png
File:FightingIC Big.png
Field Field BDSP
260 Swampert Swampert
File:WaterIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 BDSP
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
File:WaterIC Big.png
File:GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass BDSP
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
289 Slaking Slaking
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
295 Exploud Exploud
File:NormalIC Big.png Monster Field BDSP
296 Makuhita Makuhita
File:FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
297 Hariyama Hariyama
File:FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
306 Aggron Aggron
File:SteelIC Big.png
File:RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster BDSP
335 Zangoose Zangoose
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
377 Regirock Regirock
File:RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
378 Regice Regice
File:IceIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
379 Registeel Registeel
File:SteelIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
383 Groudon Groudon
File:GroundIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
387 Turtwig Turtwig
File:GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass BDSP
388 Grotle Grotle
File:GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass BDSP
389 Torterra Torterra
File:GrassIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass BDSP
390 Chimchar Chimchar
File:FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like BDSP
391 Monferno Monferno
File:FireIC Big.png
File:FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like BDSP
392 Infernape Infernape
File:FireIC Big.png
File:FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like BDSP
395 Empoleon Empoleon
File:WaterIC Big.png
File:SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field BDSP
400 Bibarel Bibarel
File:NormalIC Big.png
File:WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field BDSP
408 Cranidos Cranidos
File:RockIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
409 Rampardos Rampardos
File:RockIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
443 Gible Gible
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon BDSP
444 Gabite Gabite
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon BDSP
445 Garchomp Garchomp
File:DragonIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon BDSP
446 Munchlax Munchlax
File:NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
448 Lucario Lucario
File:FightingIC Big.png
File:SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like BDSP
452 Drapion Drapion
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 BDSP
453 Croagunk Croagunk
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
File:PoisonIC Big.png
File:FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
File:GrassIC Big.png
File:IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass BDSP
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
File:NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
File:GroundIC Big.png
File:RockIC Big.png
Monster Field BDSP
466 Electivire Electivire
File:ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
467 Magmortar Magmortar
File:FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
File:IceIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Field Field BDSP
485 Heatran Heatran
File:FireIC Big.png
File:SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
486 Regigigas Regigigas
File:NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
487 Giratina Giratina
File:GhostIC Big.png
File:DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
491 Darkrai Darkrai
File:DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
493 Arceus Arceus
File:NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered BDSP
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
074 Geodude Geodude
File:RockIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
095 Onix Onix
File:RockIC Big.png
File:GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
108 Lickitung Lickitung
File:NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster Dream World - Pleasant Forest
128 Tauros Tauros
File:NormalIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
529 Drilbur Drilbur
File:GroundIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Rock Climb is a move with 12 base power, 88% accuracy and 14PP. The user attacks enemy in front of them, possibly inflicting confusion.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Confused status condition, which makes its movements and attacks go astray.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで こんらんじょうたいにかえる
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Confused status condition. The Confused status impairs its sense of direction.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy confused.


In the anime

150px 150px 150px 150px
Grotle Moving along the wall Jumping high Torterra
The user's claws glow white and grow, enabling the user to climb cliffs with agility.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
388 Grotle Grotle's claws glow white, then grow longer. It then runs quickly at the opponent and hits it with one of its claws, or slams into it with great force. It can also jump extremely high when using the attack, or Grotle's claws glow white and extend, and it gets on its hind legs and slams its front ones into the ground. A giant mountain then protrudes from the ground under the opponent. Grotle runs up the side of the mountain and slams into the opponent with great force.
Ash's Grotle The Lonely Snover! Debut
389 Torterra Torterra's claws glow white and then grow longer. It then gets onto its hind legs and slams its front ones into the ground. The ground separates and protrudes from the ground under the opponent. Torterra then runs up the side of the protruded ground and slams into the opponent. When Torterra is defeated, the ground forms back to the way it was.
Ash's Torterra Keeping in Top Forme! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

In battle

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Outside of battle

Main article: Rocky wall → Gallery

Trivia

  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Rock Climb can be obtained and used as an HM, after Viridian City Gym Leader Blue has been defeated. This makes Rock Climb the only HM that requires a Gym Badge outside of the starting region in order to be used.
  • Rock Climb was the last HM move to be introduced.
  • Some of the Pokémon that can learn Rock Climb, such as Cubone, appear to lack the physique required to climb walls while carrying a human.
  • In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the Gligar and Zigzagoon evolutionary lines, as well as Bidoof, can't learn Rock Climb, despite being able to learn this move by breeding in previous generations.

In other languages

Language Title
20px Bulgarian Скално изкачване Rock Climb
Chinese Cantonese 攀岩 Pāanngàahm *
攀登岩石 Pāandāng Ngàahmsehk *
Mandarin 攀岩 Pānyán *
攀登岩石 Pāndēng Yánshí *
20px Czech Horolezecký útok
20px Dutch Steenklim
Rotsklimmer*
Rotsklimmen*
20px French Escalade
20px German Kraxler
20px Greek Αναρρίχηση Anarríchisi
20px Hindi Pahadi chadhai पाहाड़ी चढाई
20px Indonesian Naik Batuan
Panjat Tebing
20px Italian Scalaroccia
20px Korean 락클라임 Rock Climb
20px Polish Wspinaczka
20px Portuguese Escalada de Rocha*
20px Romanian Cățărarea
20px Spanish Treparrocas
20px Vietnamese Vượt Đá



Generation IV TMs
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2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708


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