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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

How to Locate & Use HM Rock Smash (TM 98)

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Sophia Hayes

This page explains how to find Rock Smash (TM98) - a Fighting-type HM Move (Hidden Move) that allows you to smash cracked rocks in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (BDSP).

Rock Smash - Move Details

Type Category Power Accuracy PP Effect TM
Fighting Physical 40 100 15 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 TM98

Rock Smash HM Location

(1 of 2) As you step foot in Oreburgh Gate, this Hiker will grab your attention.

As you step foot in Oreburgh Gate, this Hiker will grab your attention. (left), He’ll add Rock Smash to your Hidden Moves app. (right)

You can obtain Rock Smash (TM98) from the Hiker near the entrance of the Oreburgh Gate at the end of Route 203.

How to Use Rock Smash

(1 of 2) To use Rock Smash, you must defeat Roark, the Oreburgh City Gym Leader.

To use Rock Smash, you must defeat Roark, the Oreburgh City Gym Leader. (left), His Coal Badge will enable Rock Smash on your Pokétch. (right)

Easy Method

(1 of 2) Face the cracked rock and press the A button.

Face the cracked rock and press the A button. (left), Select “Yes” and kaboom, the rock’s gone! (right)

Simply press the A Button towards the cracked rock and you’ll be prompted to use Rock Smash.

Longer Method

(1 of 2) You can also manually select “Rock Smash” from the Hidden Moves app.

You can also manually select “Rock Smash” from the Hidden Moves app. (left), It does the same thing, but is more fiddly. (right)

Alternatively, while facing a cracked rock, open up and zoom into your Pokétch by using the R button.

While zoomed in, move the cursor with the Left Stick and press the A button while on top of the big red button on the right side to cycle to the Hidden Moves app. (You can also cycle by clicking the Right Stick inwards.)

When you’re on the Hidden Moves app (while zoomed in), hover over Rock Smash with the cursor and then press the A button.

Notable Locations Where You Can Use Rock Smash

  • Oreburgh Gate, to reach the basement and obtain TM70 Flash.
  • Ravaged Path, to progress to Floaroma Town.
  • Various other caves throughout the game.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    29 November 2021
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This strategy guide for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl contains all the information Pokémon trainers will need to complete the game and catch every single Pokémon!

In this remake of the classic Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, you’ll journey through the mystical Sinnoh region to become a Pokémon master. Along the way, you’ll confront the scheming Team Galactic and witness the awesome power of the Legendary Dialga or Palkia.

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  • An introduction to the Grand Underground.
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    – Strategies for defeating the Gym Leaders and Elite Four.
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    – All the Pokémon that inhabit the Hideways.
    – Information for all the treasure you can dig up.
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