|“||So, you're here. I'm Brock. I'm Pewter's Gym Leader. My rock-hard willpower is evident even in my Pokémon. My Pokémon are all rock hard, and have true-grit determination. That's right - my Pokémon are all the Rock type! Fuhaha! You're going to challenge me knowing that you'll lose? That's the Trainer's honor that compels you to challenge me. Fine, then! Show me your best!||„|
Brock "The Rock-Solid Pokémon Trainer!" is the first Gym Leader Red encountered in his adventures in Kanto. He is an expert and specialist of the Rock typing. Arguably one of the most iconic Gym Leaders in the entire series [Only really rivaled by Misty and Giovanni], Brock has become a recurring character in the Pokémon franchise, appearing in Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow, Pokémon Adventures and arguably most famously, the Pokémon anime series.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 8-A | At least 7-B | At least 7-B | At least 7-A
Gender: Male. His Pokémon can vary.
Age: Late Teens to Early 20s
Classification: Gym Leader of Kanto
Powers and Abilities: Varies, though all of his Pokémon have varying degrees of Superhuman Physical Characteristics | Earth Manipulation, Weather Manipulation, Statistics Amplification and Nerfing with Onix | Life Draining, Earth Manipulation, Water Manipulation, Blade Mastery with Kabutops | Electricity Manipulation, Fire Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Weather Manipulation, Energy Projection, Berserker Mode via Thrash with Tyranitar | Earth Manipulation, Berserk Mode with Rampardos | Earth Manipulation, Explosion Manipulation, Statistics Amplification with Golem | Water Manipulation, Earth Manipulation, Healing, Sleep Inducement with Relicanth | Water Manipulation, Earth Manipulation, Statistics Amplification and Nerfing with Omastar
Attack Potency: At least Multi-City Block level (Commands a well trained Onix, which can eat giant boulders and create massive tunnels according to the Pokédex. As the Gym Leader, should be stronger than the trainer in his gym, who commands a Diglett) | At least City level (Battled against Ethan after he arrived in Kanto. At this point, Ethan had bested Lance in a battle) | At least City level+ (Stronger than before. Comparable to Pryce, who commands a well-trained Abomasnow) | At least Mountain level (Commands a well trained Rhyperior and Tyranitar, the former of which can tank a volcanic eruption with no scratch and the latter can crumble great mountains just by walking)
Speed: Superhuman movement (Onix can move at 50 MPH) with likely Supersonic+ combat speed (Shouldn't be too far behind Misty) | High Hypersonic+ (Faster than Lance, who was already much faster than the gym leaders like Chuck, who was faster than both Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee) | Likely Massively Hypersonic (Faster than before) | At least Massively Hypersonic+ (Comparable to Elesa)
Lifting Strength: Varies
Striking Strength: Multi-City Block Class (His Geodude should be roughly comparable to Onix) | At least City Class (His Pokémon could injure Ethan's) | At least City Class+ | At least Mountain Class (Tyranitar can shatter mountains, an the rest of his team should be comparable to it)
Durability: At least Multi-City Block level (Onix is described as being "hard as diamonds" and should have this level of durability through sheer size and hardness of its skin. Comparable to Res's team) | At least City level (His team is comparable to Ethan's) | At least City level+ | At least Mountain level (Rhyperior can tank large scale volcanic eruptions, which can generate Megatons worth of energy. His team should be comparable to his Tyranitar)
Stamina: High for Brock. Superhuman for his Pokémon
Range: Varies on the Pokémon and Move.
Standard Equipment: Various of his Pokémon have "hold items", a list of them can be found here.
Intelligence: Above Average (As a Gym Leader, Brock is a cut above most trainers in both skill and strength. Like most other Leaders, Brock is adept in deploying strategy in the middle of combat to adapt to the current opponents team composition. Despite his lowly position as the "first" Gym Leader, Brock has been shown to be more or less comparable to the "higher up" Gym Leaders like Sabrina, Koga and Blaine as seen during the rematch events. Eventually, Brock would participate the the "Type Experts" tournament and proved his worth as a formidable challenge)
Weaknesses: Varies on the Pokémon, though most of his teams are weak to Grass, Water and Ground type attacks.
Notable Attacks/Techniques: See below, each image under the "Pokémon Teams" header will link to said Pokémon's learnset.
Key: Gen 1 | Gen 2 | Gen 2 Rematch | Gen 5
Note: This profile is based off his appearances in the Video Games, not his manga or anime incarnations.
Heart Gold/Soul Silver