Best Rock-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

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Pokemon Go is gaining popularity again and everyone is starting to research what kind of Pokemon to catch, train and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we take a look at Pokémon Rock! gives you some quick type and Pokemon stats to make sure you know what to look for and how to win.

Best Rock-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Before we begin, we want to cover a few important points while reading this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokemon, so you'll want to check it out at least once.



  • Pokémon Modifications: Certain Pokémon can be modified into different versions, which greatly strengthens them so as to place them at the top of a list, even if their standard version would not be there. However, modded versions of Rock Pokemon are very rare, so we've excluded them from these lists.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokemon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause confusion in choosing the best one. These secondary types can alter the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats such as Max CP. For this reason, we've included a list specifically for Rock-exclusive Pokémon.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the stats of the ten Pokémon with the highest CP in their category. Then we take the averages of their max CP, attack, defense, and stamina. Ranks are determined by which Pokemon has the best overall placement of those stats. We did it this way because it means you don't just get the highest CP, but rather the strongest Pokemon ranked by balanced averages.
  • Lists of Major Rock Types: The list below provides you with all the lists we provide in this guide for Rock Pokémon.
    • Rock Type Overall Top 10
    • Top 5 rock type combinations
    • Top Five Rock-type uniquement
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you with all the weaknesses and strengths of Rock-type Pokémon.
    • Strong Weakness(es): None
    • Weakness(es): Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, Water
    • Resistance(s): Fire, Flying, Normal, Poison
    • Strong Resistance(s): None

Rock Type Overall Top 10

  • # 1: Tyranitar
    • CP max: 4335
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 251/207/225
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Bite
      • Charge Attack: Stone Edge
  • # 2: Rhyperior
    • CP max: 4221
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 241/190/251
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Slap
      • Charge Attack: Rock Wrecker
  • # 3: terracion
    • CP max: 4181
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 260/192/209
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Smack Down
      • Charge Attack: Rock Slide
  • #4: Rampardos (tied)
    • CP max: 3728
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 295/109/219
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Smack Down
      • Charge Attack: Rock Slide
  • #4: Gigalith (tied)
    • Max CP: 3650
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 226/201/198
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Smack Down
      • Charge Attack: Rock Slide
  • #6: Archeops (Tie)
    • CP max: 3766
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 292/139/181
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast attack: wing attack
      • Charge Attack: Dragon Claw
  • #6: Rhydon (tie)
    • CP max: 3594
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 222/171/233
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Slap
      • Charge Attack: Earthquake
  • # 8: Regirock
    • Max CP: 3530
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 179/309/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Stone Throw
      • Charge Attack: Stone Edge
  • #9: Aggron (tied)
    • CP max: 3391
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 198/257/172
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Iron Tail
      • Charge Attack: Heavy Slam
  • #9: Golem (Tie)
    • CP max: 3334
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 211/198/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Slap
      • Charge Attack: Earthquake

Related: Best Flying-Type Pokémon In Pokémon Go - Pro Game Guides



Top 5 rock type combinations

  • # 1: Tyranitar
    • CP max: 4335
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 251/207/225
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Bite
      • Charge Attack: Stone Edge
  • # 2: Rhyperior
    • CP max: 4221
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 241/190/251
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Slap
      • Charge Attack: Rock Wrecker
  • # 3: terracion
    • CP max: 4181
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 260/192/209
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Smack Down
      • Charge Attack: Rock Slide
  • # 4: Rhydon
    • CP max: 3594
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 222/171/233
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Mud Slap
      • Charge Attack: Earthquake
  • #5: Archeops
    • CP max: 3766
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 292/139/181
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast attack: wing attack
      • Charge Attack: Dragon Claw

Exclusive rock type top five

  • #1: Rampardos (tied)
    • CP max: 3728
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 295/109/219
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Smack Down
      • Charge Attack: Rock Slide
  • #1: Gigalith (tied)
    • Max CP: 3650
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 226/201/198
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Smack Down
      • Charge Attack: Rock Slide
  • # 3: Regirock
    • Max CP: 3530
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 179/309/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Stone Throw
      • Charge Attack: Stone Edge
  • # 4: Sudowoodo
    • CP max: 2428
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 167/176/172
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Stone Throw
      • Charge Attack: Rock Slide
  • #5: Bold
    • CP max: 2293
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 174/143/173
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Smack Down
      • Charge Attack: Rock Slide

If you own any of the Rock Pokémon listed above, we suggest you research Raids and Battles! Remember: with Rock Pokemon, you want to avoid battling their pawns, primarily Water Pokemon. Check back for updates each season!



Want to see the best of some other guy? Check out our guides for the best Steel-type Pokemon and the best Poison-type Pokemon!

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