Rock-type Pokémon are affiliated with rocks and mountains and are one of the three different types that represents earth's minerals. Like Steel-types. Rock types are known for their high defense against Normal-type physical attacks and are also very durable.
Rock types are very effective against Fire, Flying, Ice and Bug-type Pokémon but have weaknesses to Ground, Steel, Water, Grass and Fighting-type attacks. It has the most type weaknesses along with the Grass-types, which it has the same amount as.
Rock-type Pokémon should not be confused with Ground-type Pokémon. Rock-types deal with throwing or breaking rocks, while Ground-types deal specifically with the ground itself, particularly soil. However, many Rock Pokémon are also Ground-type.
Abilities of Rock Pokémon
- Battle Armor
- Clear Body - Just Regirock; This is a Steel ability.
- Defeatist - Unique to the Archen family.
- Flame Body - Just Magcargo; This is a Fire ability.
- Gluttony - Just Shuckle; This is a Fire ability.
- Guts - Just Larvitar; This is a Fighting ability.
- Hustle - Just Corsola; This is a Flying/Normal ability.
- Justified - Just Terakion; This is a Fighting ability.
- Levitate - This is a Psychic ability.
- Lightningrod - Just the Rhydon family; This is a Ground ability.
- Magma Armor - Just Magcargo; This is a Fire ability.
- Magnet Pull - Just the Nosepass family; This is a Steel ability.
- Mold Breaker - Just the Cranidos family; This is a Dragon ability.
- Multitype - Unique to Arceus (Rock Arceus).
- Natural Cure - Just Corsola; This is a Grass ability.
- Pressure - Just Aerodactyl; This is a Flying ability.
- Rock Head
- Sand Stream - Just Tyranitar; This is a Ground ability.
- Shed Skin - Just Pupitar; This is a Bug ability.
- Shell Armor - Just the Omanyte family; This is a Water ability.
- Solid Rock
- Suction Cups - Just the Lileep family
- Swift Swim - This is a Water ability
- Contrary - Just Shuckle; This is a Grass ability.
- Heavy Metal - Just the Aron family; This is a Steel ability.
- Rattled - Just the Bonsly family; This is a Normal ability.
- Reckless - Just the Rhydon family; This is a Fighting ability.
- Regenerator - Just Corsola; This is a Psychic ability.
- Sand Force - This is a Ground ability.
- Sand Veil - This is a Ground ability.
- Sheer Force - Just the Cranidos family; This is a Fighting/Ground/Water ability.
- Soundproof - Just the Shieldon family; This is a Normal ability.
- Storm Drain - Just the Lileep family; This is a Water ability.
- Unnerve - This is a Bug ability.
- Weak Armor
Known Rock Pokémon Trainers
|Kanto Gym Leader Brock||Hoenn Gym Leader Roxanne||Sinnoh Gym Leader Roark||Kalos Gym Leader Grant||Cragspur Warlord Ujiyasu|
Rock Pokémon Families
|Unevolved||First evolution||Second evolution||Other type|
|Onix||Steelix||Ground; Only Onix is Rock|
|Slugma||Magcargo||Fire; Only Magcargo is Rock|
|Larvitar||Pupitar||Only Tyranitar is Dark instead of Ground|
|Nosepass||Probopass||Only Probopass is Steel|
|Aron||Lairon||Aggron||Steel; Only Mega Aggron isn't part Rock|