Best Rock Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

We're taking a look at the best Rock Pokémon currently available in Pokémon Go!

Pokémon Go is gaining popularity again, and it's causing everyone to start investigating what type of Pokémon they should catch, train, and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we're looking at Rock Pokémon! We're going to give you some quick stats about the type and the Pokémon 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 things when reading over this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokémon, so you'll want to glance over it at least once.

  • Pokémon Alterations: Some Pokémon can be altered into different versions, which significantly boosts them in such a way that it may put them at the top of a list, even if their standard version wouldn't be there. However, altered versions of Rock Pokemon are very rare, so we have excluded them from these lists.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokémon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause some confusion in picking the best. These secondary types can change the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats like Max CP. Because of this, we have included a list specifically for Rock-exclusive Pokemon.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the statistics of the ten Pokémon with the highest CP of their category. Then, we take the averages of their Max CP, Attack, Defense, and Stamina. The ranks are determined by which Pokémon has the best overall placement of those stats. We did it this way because it means you're not just getting the highest CP, but instead, the strongest Pokémon ranked by balanced averages.
  • The Lists for the Top Rock Types: The list below provides you all the lists we're providing in this guide for Rock Pokémon.
    • Top Ten Overall Rock-type
    • Top Five Combination Rock-type
    • Top Five Rock-type Only
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you all 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

Top Ten Overall Rock-type

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

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

Top Five Combination Rock-type

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

Top Five Exclusive Rock-type

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

If you have one of the Rock Pokémon listed above, we suggest looking for raids and battles! Remember: with Rock Pokémon, you want to avoid fighting their counters, primarily Water Pokémon. Check back for updates every season!

Want to see the best of some other types? Check out our guides for the Best Steel Type Pokémon and Best Poison Type Pokemon!

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