Discover the Rock-type Pokémon that triumph in battles.
I have recently talked about the best Water-type Pokémon as one of the great elites of the saga, while over time we have been able to see that this has given rise to all kinds of marine and aquatic creatures that make rival teams tremble. However, this is something that does not apply to the Rock type.
Being quite clear, we are before one of the weaker types of the saga, since its weaknesses include Steel, Water, Plant, Fighting and Earth, that is, five weaknesses of which most are very common in Pokémon combat, so today one of the great tasks Game Freak’s pending is to correct this just like it is with the Ice type.
In total there are 79 Rock-type Pokémon after the launch of the ninth generation
Now, far from this pessimism, the time has come to focus on those who are the elite of the elite within the Rock-type Pokémon, leading with this to the next top 5 you will find best rock type pokemonpreviously having to make a list of discards starting with the Legendaries, Singulars, Ultra Entities and Paradox Forms, which, although they would not cover the entire top, would remain with the first positions.
Therefore, they are left out of this top Terrakion, Diancie, Ironquills, Stakataka, and Nihilego. If you miss someone, it is not that we have forgotten. They just aren’t even good. On the other hand, among the discards of the normal Pokémon, we are not going to go much further, since they have been left out Lycanroc, Rhyperior, Rampardos, Omastar and Glimmora. It’s not a very high number, but you can’t get too much out of this guy, to be clear.
It is time to talk first about one of the great Pokémon that we could see in the first generation, so although it does not end up standing out too much compared to Pokémon of other types, we can see that Aerodactyl has a high Speed and a good Attack which allows it to attack almost before any other Pokémon, also being one that can enter the fight and set Trap Rocks.
However, it is not limited to this only, since if he manages to use Sharpclaws just once, the opponent will have to tremblesince Bis Wings, Earthquake, Sharp Rock and other offensive movements will attack with greater power and always hitting the hit, which will undoubtedly help you get more out of and control the combat, especially when using Avalanche, capable of push back the opponent.
And all this without mentioning its Mega Evolution, which gives it enormous potential thanks to Hard Claw, while it doesn’t even need to increase its Attack with other moves to attack with great power. Under this same premise, the peak moment of this Pokémon was by far Pokémon Let’s GO, where it became the best pokemon in the game.
From a veteran Pokémon we went to another newcomer, being that way Garganacl is here to staybeing a Pokémon that, despite its Rock type, is made to shine, being the classic defensive Pokémon that can withstand several blows, but much better, being, first of all, Purifying Salt which allows you not to suffer any change of state.
It is just for this that poisoning, burning, paralyzing or freezing it is not a feasible option, being able to also use the teracrytalization of the Ghost type to avoid the movements of the Fighting type or use it to get more power from Body Iron. All this without forgetting that with Recovery it will be much more durable in combat.
And if this was not enough, count on Salting, a movement that will subtract health from rivals each turn, especially those of the Water and Steel types, which are two of its great weaknesses and that now they will think twice before going out on the battlefield to face this Pokémon. Needless to say, it is not higher because it needs more experience, but it could perfectly have been number 2 on the list.
A veteran who was blessed in recent generations with an ability that has managed to put him at the top, while Gigalith is a Pokémon that has managed to shine thanks to sandblastingsummoning the Sandstorm, a weather that increases his Special Defense, so attacking him even with physical or special attacks makes him a tough nut to crack.
Not for nothing, we are before a Pokémon that can be a great companionsince with Vastaguardia he will protect his ally from movements such as Surf, Earthquake, Avalanche, among many others, also counting on these two movements to be able to attack his rivals freely, while putting the Rock Trap is just one more of the many additions it has.
And if this was not enough, just see that he has little left in combat to be able to use Explosion, a movement that will destroy everything in its path and that can turn the fight around. Of course, make sure that the partner is a Ghost type or uses Protection and that no Pokémon has Moisture.
Another of the greats that we are going to find in the game and that has a little more seniority after a complete generation in which it has shone, being that way Coalossal is proof that a good Skill can go a long way. by a Pokémon, since its combination of Fire / Rock types is disastrous, one of the worst that exists. But that has not prevented him from being crowned in this top with 2nd place.
We owe all this to his Combustion Ability, which makes when hit with a Fire or Water type move, its Speed is maxed out, allowing it to attack before any Pokémon on the field. However, if we have a partner with a low Special Attack, Surf and Coalossal have Weakness Insurance, we will have a Pokémon that in a single turn can double its Attack and Special Attack, as well as quadruple its Speed.
The rest is history, since with this simple strategy (and the possibility of using the Dynamax or the Gigamax), we have a Pokémon that, being clear, has won tournaments during his competitive career of the eighth generation. We’ll see what the future holds for him in the ninth and after.
Once again we are in one of these tops in which it is known in advance which will be the first place, since Tyranitar is crowned the best Rock-type Pokémon since the second generation was released, being a Pokémon that has only gotten better with the passage of time. In fact, we can see that even Ironquills is still below him.
In any case, we are going to treat Tyranitar as it deserves, since Sandblast increases his Special Defense and sets Sandstorm weather As with Gigalith, only Tyranitar gets more out of it, since it can take advantage of this increase to use Dragon Dance and boost its Speed and Attack, being able to attack next with Crush, Sharp Rock, Avalanche, Fire Punch, Earthquake, among others. many others.
In fact, it is a Pokémon that Teracrystallization has come in handy, since using the Ghost type says goodbye to its x4 weakness to the Fighting type, this being the one that has caused the biggest headaches for Tyranitar since its origins. However, this does not detract from a Pokémon that even with a Mega Evolution, was still used normally for being too good.