The best rock Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Rock Pokémon can always be tricky, mostly benefiting from high defense and struggling in PvP in Pokemon Go, but our list has some of the best for your roster

Tyranitar, Rhyperior, Rampardos, a rock Pokemon from Pokemon Go,.

Rock Pokémon can be a bit of a pain. They have the most number of weaknesses out of all the types, tied only with grass-types, and can often have double weaknesses. To compound all this, they’re frequently very slow. But they do have some redeeming qualities that make them a worthy partner in Pokémon Go.

First off, they usually have super high defence and resistance. Their offence is often high too, which helps. So, who’s the best rock Pokémon in Pokémon Go? Well, here’s our top ten, offering up a blend of great DPS and general likeability. Like, I love Crustle, so that’s why it’s in here. That’s just how it is.

So, read on and get your rocky mouthful. We’ve got guides for psychic Pokémon, ice Pokémon, dark Pokémon, and fire Pokémon too, so you can make sure your Pokémon Go roster is up to the task. We’ve also got a guide to collection games if you’re bored of enslaving sentient creatures.

Anyway, let’s rock on.

Rock Pokémon

Crustle, a rock Pokemon from Pokemon Go,.

Crustle

  • Fast move: Smack down
  • Charge move: Rock blast

Okay, Crustle doesn’t have too many redeeming features, other than their high defence making them a good tank. The main thing, though, is that Crustle is a crab in a big bit of land. Just slap bang right at the bottom of this bit of sediment. That’s my jam, lemme tell ya. Check out our Pokémon Unite Crustle guide if you’re a fan of the Poké-MOBA.

Terrakion, a rock Pokemon from Pokemon Go,.

Terrakion

  • Fast move: Smack down
  • Charge move: Rock slide

A fighting/rock-type, Terrakion doesn’t have any double weaknesses, and is pretty good all around. With lower DPS than the other fighting/rock-type Rampardos, it’s not quite as good, but if you want something that looks like a bull then you’re in luck.

Rhyperior, a rock Pokemon from Pokemon Go,.

Rhyperior

  • Fast move: Smack down
  • Charge move: Rock wrecker

Rhyperior’s move rock wrecker makes it an excellent attacker. A community day move, it has very high damage, making Rhyperior a must-have for any rock-type fans. If only they didn’t look like that.

Rampardos, a rock Pokemon from Pokemon Go,.

Rampardos

  • Fast move: Smack down
  • Charge move: Rock slide

Rampardos with smack down and rock slide has excellent DPS, beating everyone except Mega Aerodactyl. While they have higher DPS than Rhyperior, it doesn’t have as high a defence. But the two are really closely matched.

Alolan Golem, a rock Pokemon from Pokemon Go,.

Alolan Golem

  • Fast move: Rock throw
  • Charge move: Stone edge

The gen seven variation of Golem is a rock/electric combo, and is great with a rock moveset or an electric. It’s especially good for new players thanks to its versatility, and it has a big Wario moustache, so I love it.

Tyranitar, a rock Pokemon from Pokemon Go,.

Tyranitar

  • Fast move: Smack down
  • Charge move: Stone edge

Not only is Tyranitar a weird green porcupine, they’re also a rock/dark combo with good DPS and defence. It’s not the top of its class for either type, but it’s pretty high in both, making it another versatile pick.

Aggron, a rock Pokemon from Pokemon Go,.

Aggron

  • Fast move: Iron tail
  • Charge move: Heavy slam

While Aggron is pretty useless for PvE, they look like a stony unicorn and they have decent DPS. They’re a steel/rock combo and work best with two steel moves as above, and its main benefit is its high defence.

Regirock, a rock Pokemon from Pokemon Go,.

Regirock

  • Fast move: Rock throw
  • Charge move: Stone edge

Regirock doesn’t have hands, it has bludgeons. Their face has an ‘H’ on it. I don’t like the way it looks. Still, it’s seriously good at defence, has a good DPS, and can have a rock-type fast move and charge move. Definitely worth the sacrifice.

Omastar, a rock Pokemon from Pokemon Go,.

Omastar

  • Fast move: Rock throw
  • Charge move: Rock slide

Omastar is one of my favourite Pokémon. I’m not sure why, I just have a really good memory of the little fella. It’s really blue, and it has a shell. It’s cute. It also has great counters for ice and fire type Pokémon. But whatever, it’s cute.

That’s all the rock Pokémon you’re getting today, friend. For more, check out our Pokémon Go Eevee evolution, Pokémon Go raids, and Pokémon Go events guides.