Rock Smash HM Location (TM98) and Pokemon That Learn It | Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (BDSP)

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Rock Smash (TM98) is a Fighting-type HM Move (Hidden Move) that allows you to smash cracked rocks in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (BDSP). Learn how and where to get Rock Smash, how and where to use it, and what Pokemon can learn Rock Smash.

All HM Locations and Effects
Rock Smash Cut Fly Defog
Surf Strength Rock Climb Waterfall

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How to Use Rock Smash

Press the A Button Towards the Cracked Rock

Pokemon BDSP - Press A to Use Rock Smash
To use Rock Smash in the overworld, press the A button towards a brown cracked rock. Activating the hidden move destroys the rock, allowing you to access new areas.

Defeat Roark to Use Rock Smash as a Hidden Move

Pokemon BDSP - Defeat Roark to Use Rock Smash as a Hidden Move
You cannot use Rock Smash as a Hidden Move unless you have defeated Roark, the gym leader at Oreburgh City. His team consists of Rock-type Pokemon so be sure to use Grass-type or Water-type Pokemon to deal with his Geodude, Onix, and Cranidos.

After defeating him, you can use Rock Smash to destory cracked rocks to access different areas of the Sinnoh region that you can't access before.

How to Beat Roark: Oreburgh City Gym Guide

Use Poketch and Switch to the Hidden Moves Screen

Pokemon BDSP - Poketch Press the Red Button to Switch Apps
You can also use Rock Smash as a hidden move from the Poketch app. If the Poketch app does not appear in the upper right corner of the screen, press the R button twice. If a small screen is displayed, press the R button once to enlarge it.

Once the Poketch app is displayed, press the red button to switch to the Hidden Moves screen and select Rock Smash from the menu.

It is recommended to simply press the A button towards the cracked rock as it is faster to do so.

All Poketch App Locations

Where to Get Rock Smash

Obtain from the Hiker in Oreburgh Gate

Get Rock Smash in Oreburgh Gate

You can obtain Rock Smash (TM98) from the Hiker near the entrance of the Oreburgh Gate on Route 203. Note that you need to obtain the 1st Gym Badge before you can use Rock Smash as a hidden move.

Getting the 1st Badge: Walkthrough Part 1

Battle Park Exchange Service Corner

This TM can be purchased at the Exchange Service Corner in the Battle Park during the post game for 40 Battle Points.

How to Get BP (Battle Points)

Rock Smash - Effect

Type Fighting Type Move
Category Physical Type Move Icon
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 15
Effect The user attacks with a punch that may also lower the target's Defense stat. It's also one of the Poketch's hidden moves
TM TM98
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Pokemon That Learn Rock Smash

By Default

MarshtompMarshtomp SwampertSwampert LucarioLucario

By Level Up

MudkipMudkip (6) RioluRiolu (20)

By Evolution

No Pokemon currently learn this move via this method.

By TM

IvysaurIvysaur VenusaurVenusaur CharmanderCharmander
CharmeleonCharmeleon CharizardCharizard SquirtleSquirtle
WartortleWartortle BlastoiseBlastoise BeedrillBeedrill
RattataRattata RaticateRaticate PikachuPikachu
RaichuRaichu SandshrewSandshrew SandslashSandslash
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀ NidorinaNidorina NidoqueenNidoqueen
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂ NidorinoNidorino NidokingNidoking
ClefairyClefairy ClefableClefable ParasParas
ParasectParasect DiglettDiglett DugtrioDugtrio
PsyduckPsyduck GolduckGolduck MankeyMankey
PrimeapePrimeape GrowlitheGrowlithe ArcanineArcanine
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl PoliwrathPoliwrath MachopMachop
MachokeMachoke MachampMachamp GeodudeGeodude
GravelerGraveler GolemGolem SlowbroSlowbro
MukMuk GengarGengar OnixOnix
KrabbyKrabby KinglerKingler CuboneCubone
MarowakMarowak HitmonleeHitmonlee HitmonchanHitmonchan
LickitungLickitung RhyhornRhyhorn RhydonRhydon
ChanseyChansey TangelaTangela KangaskhanKangaskhan
ScytherScyther ElectabuzzElectabuzz MagmarMagmar
PinsirPinsir TaurosTauros GyaradosGyarados
LaprasLapras VaporeonVaporeon JolteonJolteon
FlareonFlareon OmanyteOmanyte OmastarOmastar
KabutoKabuto KabutopsKabutops AerodactylAerodactyl
SnorlaxSnorlax ArticunoArticuno ZapdosZapdos
MoltresMoltres DragoniteDragonite MewtwoMewtwo
MewMew BayleefBayleef MeganiumMeganium
QuilavaQuilava TyphlosionTyphlosion CroconawCroconaw
FeraligatrFeraligatr FurretFurret LedianLedian
TogepiTogepi TogeticTogetic FlaaffyFlaaffy
AmpharosAmpharos MarillMarill AzumarillAzumarill
SudowoodoSudowoodo PolitoedPolitoed AipomAipom
WooperWooper QuagsireQuagsire SlowkingSlowking
GirafarigGirafarig PinecoPineco ForretressForretress
DunsparceDunsparce GligarGligar SteelixSteelix
SnubbullSnubbull GranbullGranbull ScizorScizor
ShuckleShuckle HeracrossHeracross SneaselSneasel
TeddiursaTeddiursa UrsaringUrsaring SlugmaSlugma
MagcargoMagcargo SwinubSwinub PiloswinePiloswine
CorsolaCorsola SkarmorySkarmory HoundourHoundour
HoundoomHoundoom PhanpyPhanpy DonphanDonphan
TyrogueTyrogue HitmontopHitmontop ElekidElekid
MagbyMagby MiltankMiltank BlisseyBlissey
RaikouRaikou EnteiEntei SuicuneSuicune
LarvitarLarvitar PupitarPupitar TyranitarTyranitar
LugiaLugia Ho-OhHo-Oh TreeckoTreecko
GrovyleGrovyle SceptileSceptile TorchicTorchic
CombuskenCombusken BlazikenBlaziken MudkipMudkip
MarshtompMarshtomp SwampertSwampert PoochyenaPoochyena
MightyenaMightyena ZigzagoonZigzagoon LinooneLinoone
LombreLombre LudicoloLudicolo SeedotSeedot
NuzleafNuzleaf ShiftryShiftry BreloomBreloom
SlakothSlakoth VigorothVigoroth SlakingSlaking
LoudredLoudred ExploudExploud MakuhitaMakuhita
HariyamaHariyama NosepassNosepass DelcattyDelcatty
SableyeSableye MawileMawile AronAron
LaironLairon AggronAggron MedititeMeditite
MedichamMedicham GulpinGulpin SwalotSwalot
SharpedoSharpedo WailmerWailmer WailordWailord
NumelNumel CameruptCamerupt TorkoalTorkoal
SpindaSpinda TrapinchTrapinch VibravaVibrava
FlygonFlygon AltariaAltaria ZangooseZangoose
SeviperSeviper WhiscashWhiscash CorphishCorphish
CrawdauntCrawdaunt ClaydolClaydol CradilyCradily
AnorithAnorith ArmaldoArmaldo KecleonKecleon
DusclopsDusclops TropiusTropius AbsolAbsol
SphealSpheal SealeoSealeo WalreinWalrein
RelicanthRelicanth BagonBagon ShelgonShelgon
SalamenceSalamence MetangMetang MetagrossMetagross
RegirockRegirock RegiceRegice RegisteelRegisteel
KyogreKyogre GroudonGroudon RayquazaRayquaza
DeoxysDeoxys Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys (Attack Forme) Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys (Defense Forme)
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys (Speed Forme) TurtwigTurtwig GrotleGrotle
TorterraTorterra ChimcharChimchar MonfernoMonferno
InfernapeInfernape PrinplupPrinplup EmpoleonEmpoleon
BidoofBidoof BibarelBibarel KricketuneKricketune
CranidosCranidos RampardosRampardos ShieldonShieldon
BastiodonBastiodon BuizelBuizel FloatzelFloatzel
GastrodonGastrodon AmbipomAmbipom BunearyBuneary
LopunnyLopunny StunkyStunky SkuntankSkuntank
BronzongBronzong GibleGible GabiteGabite
GarchompGarchomp MunchlaxMunchlax RioluRiolu
LucarioLucario HippopotasHippopotas HippowdonHippowdon
SkorupiSkorupi DrapionDrapion CroagunkCroagunk
ToxicroakToxicroak AbomasnowAbomasnow WeavileWeavile
LickilickyLickilicky RhyperiorRhyperior TangrowthTangrowth
ElectivireElectivire MagmortarMagmortar TogekissTogekiss
LeafeonLeafeon GlaceonGlaceon GliscorGliscor
MamoswineMamoswine GalladeGallade ProbopassProbopass
DusknoirDusknoir DialgaDialga PalkiaPalkia
HeatranHeatran RegigigasRegigigas Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)
Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme) DarkraiDarkrai ArceusArceus

By Egg Move

No Pokemon currently learn this move via this method.

By Move Tutor

No Pokemon currently learn this move via this method.

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All HM Locations and Effects
Rock Smash Cut Fly Defog
Surf Strength Rock Climb Waterfall

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TM01
Focus Punch
TM02
Dragon Claw
TM03
Water Pulse
TM04
Calm Mind
TM05
Roar
TM06
Toxic
TM07
Hail
TM08
Bulk Up
TM09
Bullet Seed
TM10
Work Up
TM11
Sunny Day
TM12
Taunt
TM13
Ice Beam
TM14
Blizzard
TM15
Hyper Beam
TM16
Light Screen
TM17
Protect
TM18
Rain Dance
TM19
Giga Drain
TM20
Safeguard
TM21
Dazzling Gleam
TM22
Solar Beam
TM23
Iron Tail
TM24
Thunderbolt
TM25
Thunder
TM26
Earthquake
TM27
Low Sweep
TM28
Dig
TM29
Psychic
TM30
Shadow Ball
TM31
Brick Break
TM32
Double Team
TM33
Reflect
TM34
Shock Wave
TM35
Flamethrower
TM36
Sludge Bomb
TM37
Sandstorm
TM38
Fire Blast
TM39
Rock Tomb
TM40
Aerial Ace
TM41
Torment
TM42
Facade
TM43
Volt Switch
TM44
Rest
TM45
Attract
TM46
Thief
TM47
Steel Wing
TM48
Skill Swap
TM49
Scald
TM50
Overheat
TM51
Roost
TM52
Focus Blast
TM53
Energy Ball
TM54
False Swipe
TM55
Brine
TM56
Fling
TM57
Charge Beam
TM58
Endure
TM59
Dragon Pulse
TM60
Drain Punch
TM61
Will-O-Wisp
TM62
Bug Buzz
TM63
Nasty Plot
TM64
Explosion
TM65
Shadow Claw
TM66
Payback
TM67
Recycle
TM68
Giga Impact
TM69
Rock Polish
TM70
Flash
TM71
Stone Edge
TM72
Avalanche
TM73
Thunder Wave
TM74
Gyro Ball
TM75
Swords Dance
TM76
Stealth Rock
TM77
Psych Up
TM78
Snarl
TM79
Dark Pulse
TM80
Rock Slide
TM81
X-Scissor
TM82
Sleep Talk
TM83
Bulldoze
TM84
Poison Jab
TM85
Dream Eater
TM86
Grass Knot
TM87
Swagger
TM88
Pluck
TM89
U-Turn
TM90
Substitute
TM91
Flash Cannon
TM92
Trick Room
TM93
Cut
TM94
Fly
TM95
Surf
TM96
Strength
TM97
Defog
TM98
Rock Smash
TM99
Waterfall
TM100
Rock Climb

All TM Locations

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Electric TypeElectric Ice TypeIce Fighting TypeFighting
Ground TypeGround Poison TypePoison Flying TypeFlying
Psychic TypePsychic Bug TypeBug Rock TypeRock
Ghost Type,Ghost Dragon TypeDragon Dark TypeDark
Steel TypeSteel Fairy TypeFairy Normal TypeNormal
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