Ash's Boldore
Ash's Boldore (2)



Debuts In

Gotta Catch A Roggenrola!

Caught at

Route 4

Evolves In






Current Location

In rotation

Ash's Boldore is the eighth Pokemon caught by Ash in the Unova region.


Ash Roggenrola

As a Roggenrola.

Boldore appeared as a Roggenrola in Gotta Catch a Roggenrola! where it slammed onto Ash and group and destroyed some of Cilan's food. It then battled and defeated Ash's Tepig and Oshawott easily. It later met Ash again when they investigated the tunnel. It was revealed that its other buddies were kidnapped by Team Rocket to make a Flash Cannon weapon that could take over Unova. It was already stolen before Ash saved it from their grasp. After escaping, it, Ash, Pikachu, and the rest of the Roggenrola escaped and destroyed the machine, along with Pikachu's Electro Ball. Roggenrola challenged Ash to a rematch, but was eventually defeated by Tepig and then caught by Ash.

In Battle for the Underground!, Roggenrola was used to propel the train that Ash, Iris, and Cilan were on to escape from Team Rocket. With Tepig using Ember that changed into Flamethrower, and Axew using Dragon Rage, it used Flash Cannon to help.

In BW060, Roggenrola helped rescue the kami trio from Team Rocket. Repeatingly using Flash Cannon, it hit Dr.Zager's helicopter until Ash's Pikachu, Iris' Axew and Emolga, and Cilan's Pansage joined in to break the prisons that trapped the kami trio.

In BW061, Roggenrola was used during Ash's fifth Unova Gym battle against Clay, the Driftveil Gym Leader. It fought Excadrill until it evolved into a Boldore and won using Rock Smash and Rock Blast.

In BW064, it teamed up alongside Cilan's Crustle in a double battle with Bianca's Escavalier and Professor Juniper's Accelgor. It fought well with its powerful attacks, but fell in battle.

Boldore's AttacksEdit

As RoggenrolaEdit

  • Sandstorm
  • Stone Edge
  • Flash Cannon

As BoldoreEdit

  • Rock Smash
  • Rock Blast

Voice Actors/actressesEdit

In JapanEdit

  • Inuko Inuyama as Roggenrola
  • Unsho Ishizuka as Boldore

In DubEdit

  • Tom Wayland as Roggenrola
  • N/A as Boldore


  • Boldore is Ash's first Rock-type Pokemon.
  • Boldore is the second Pokemon to evolve during a Gym battle, the first was Swadloon .