There are some very powerful Rock-type Pokémon for players to choose from in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. A new regional variant, Hisuian Arcanine, tops the list of who is strongest, but there are many other options as well.

Hisuian Arcanine

Hisuian Arcanine is worth having in a party for its stats alone. It has a fantastic attack and special attack, and none of the remaining stats really put it at a disadvantage in battle. Hisuian Arcanine’s biggest downside is its dual Fire and Rock-typing. This gives it a 4x weakness to both Ground and Water-type moves, which can really hinder the Pokémon in battle. Players using Hisuian Arcanine should consider these weaknesses when choosing which Pokémon to challenge.

Hisuian Arcanine’s Stats and Strengths/Weaknesses

  • Type: Fire and Rock
  • Stat Total: 555
    • HP: 95
    • Attack: 115
    • Special Attack: 95
    • Defense: 80
    • Special Defense: 80
    • Speed: 90
Damage ModifierMove Types
4x Increased DamageGround; Water Type
2x Increased DamageRock; Fighting Type
0.5x Less DamageBug; Ice; Fairy; Normal; Flying; Poison Type
0.25x Less DamageFire Type

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Other strong Rock Type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Familiar Pokémon like Rhyperior and Probopass also get recognition as they are solid choices for players needing a good Rock-type Pokémon on their team. Another new Hisuian regional variant, Hisuian Avalugg, is also a great choice.


Rhyperior has great stats, with a staggering 140 attack stat that can take out many opponents in a few moves. It shares its biggest downside with Hisuian Arcanine, as it has two 4x weaknesses in Water and Grass-type moves. These are common typings in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, so players should be cautious when using Rhyperior.

  • Type: Ground and Rock
  • Stat Total: 535
    • HP: 115
    • Attack: 140
    • Special Attack: 55
    • Defense: 130
    • Special Defense: 55
    • Speed: 40


Probopass also has two 4x weaknesses to Fighting and Ground-type moves but compensates for this heavily with its fantastic defense and special defense stats. Probopass also has access to a decent move pool.

  • Type: Rock and Steel
  • Stat Total: 525
    • HP: 60
    • Attack: 55
    • Special Attack: 75
    • Defense: 145
    • Special Defense: 150
    • Speed: 40

Hisuian Avalugg

Hisuian Avalugg has great attack and defense stats, giving it a spot as one of the best Rock-type Pokémon, but these stats aren’t always enough as Avalugg has a 4x weakness to Fighting and Steel-type moves. It can also fall behind when it comes to special attack and special defense compared to other Rock-type options.

  • Type: Ice and Rock
  • Stat Total: 514
    • HP: 95
    • Attack: 127
    • Special Attack: 34
    • Defense: 184
    • Special Defense: 36
    • Speed: 38

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