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Tommy: Go for its vulnerable spots!
Jason: It's a rock! It doesn't have any vulnerable spots!

A monster made out of rock or chunks of metal. Nearly always very tough, it can take dynamite to get past them if they're guarding something. Gargoyles and golems are usually portrayed this way, and are typically massive creatures, ranging from slightly taller than humans to the size of mountains. Rock Monsters' composition can vary, from simply being a roughly humanoid arrangement of boulders or slabs held together by magic or some other force, to being a more "fleshy" creature with rock-like skin that can flex and emote the same way living beings can.

Super-Trope to Living Statue, as statues are made of stone, and Crystalline Creature, which covers cases of creatures made of gems, crystals, glass and similar substances. May overlap with Silicon-Based Life, Gem Tissue, Smash Mook, Mistaken for Granite, Dishing Out Dirt, and Elemental Embodiment. A person with Elemental Armor may be able to make themselves resemble this. Contrast Taken for Granite, when the creature didn't start out made of rock, and Sentient Sands and Living Lava for creatures made of different sorts of geological material.

They are occasionally used as a sword-and-sorcery version of Mecha-Mooks, both in terms of being mass-produced by the villain and being enemies it's okay for the heroes to graphically smash to pieces.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • 3×3 Eyes: The Yan Gui (Rock Demons) are a race of monsters resembling legged boulders with faces and horns and are considered rather crude and stupid by fellow demons. Their leader, Mugero the "One-Horned Rock", has a round body/head with tentacle-like limbs who commands a giant flying fortress of living rock.
  • Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas: A heroic rock monster shows up when Shizuka, Gian and Suneo, trying to release prisoners (while Nobita and Doraemon goes for the main villains) are cornered by giant monsters released from cages. Shizuka, holding Doraemon's Instant Hypnotizing Megaphone which works on literally anything, including non-living objects, then uses the gadget on some rocks on the floor ("Rocks, help us!") Cue a pile of rocks forming into a giant humanoid monster and fighting off the hostile beasts.
  • Fairy Tail: Sherry's magic allows her to create a "Rock Doll", a huge, humanoid rock golem with a flat head for her to sit on. Actually causes Lucy to go Oh, Crap! when she realizes none of her Stellar Spirits is powerful enough to break the Rock Doll.
  • Hoshin Engi:
    • Hohitsu and Hosou are two mineral-based Monster Sennins who look human but are incredibly heavy and hard to damage. They're defeated when Taikobou overheats their bodies with a Fire Paopei and then splashes them with cold water, causing them to crack.
    • Among the Juttenkun, Choutenkun looks like a sentient slab of stone, and Shintenkun resembles a living stone monolith/jellyfish thing. Both have spatial Paopeis with Dishing Out Dirt powers (the former over dirt, the latter over meteors)
  • Yaiba: The aptly named Rock Soldier, a powerful entity with a body made mostly of stone an rocks sent by the Underworld Kingdom to gauge Yaiba's power and later to kill him. Acts as a Knight of Cerebus for the Pyramid arc.
  • YuYu Hakusho: Genbu is composed entirely of rock, and can melt into any rock surface. He can also control his rock body at will, and is fond of attacking by turning his body into a swarm of rocks and flying towards his opponent.

    Asian Animation 
  • Happy Heroes: In episode 37, the Monster of the Week is a rock creature with the ability to turn anything into stone by touching it. He touches a tree and petrifies Careless S., who had been resting on the tree when the monster passed by it. It eventually turns out that the rock monster is actually Mr. Lightbulb, of all people.

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    Comic Books 
  • 2000 AD: One story depicts a civilization landing on a planet next to two giant, seated stone statues. A scientist reports that the eyelid of one of the statues is actually moving almost imperceptibly — the "statues" are actually alive. The leader arrogantly decides that they're going to settle right there until the statues notice them and understand that they've been conquered. Eons pass and eventually the settlers die out and their city crumbles to dust. Then we see the whole thing from the viewpoint of the giants. One half-sees a flurry of activity but, when it discovers the other didn't see it also, dismisses it as just imagination.
  • Astro City: The Ore-Master is a ten-foot-tall being made of metals pulled from the earth and burning with internal fire.
  • Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!: Pig-Iron is permanently locked into a body of solid steel. It renders him nearly immune to harm (though not to pain) and gives him enormous strength. While he complains about being unable to have a Secret Identity, the one time the transformation is reversed he tries desperately to get it back.
  • Dr. Blink: Superhero Shrink has Red Granite, a muscular strongman whose body is made entirely of red rock.
    "If you are pricking me, do I not bleed?"
    "Not last time I noticed, no..."
  • Marvel Universe:
    • Fantastic Four: The Thing looks like he's made of rocks (even though he isn't) and many who don't know who he is think he's a monster. There was however that one time where his hide was spawning savage duplicates of him that were rock to their core.
    • The Kronans are an entire race of rock people. The most prominent is Korg, who had a big role in Planet Hulk and its follow-ups.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (IDW): In Issue #91, the characters encounter a Roc Bird literally made out of living rock.
  • Robin: Badlands looks like he's made out of rocks, though his true nature is not expounded on, and he can create localized tremors as well.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had the Rock Soldiers, AKA Stone Warriors, from Dimension X.

    Fan Works 
  • Into the Hedge: The Garganstone, which destroys the heroes' portal back to their home simply by waking up from its sleep.
  • The Palaververse: Roc Birds, in the tradition of the show's pun-based creatures, are literally made of living rock.
  • Sharing the Night: As they age, the flesh and bone of dragons gradually transforms into rock, sometimes adorned with metal or lava. The truly eldest dragons resemble nothing so much as huge masses of rough stone, with great plates and splintered crags suggestive of tails and limbs and faces.

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    Film — Live-Action 
  • Galaxy Quest: Jason Nesmith has to fight a rock monster, providing the page quote and image. It's eventually teleported up to the ship and begins destroying Sarris's army.
  • The Hobbit: The stone giants in the live-action film are colossal humanoids made out of animated boulders — more than anything else, they look like pieces of the mountainsides that came to life and started brawling with each other. The giants are also present in the book, but there it is ambiguous what they actually are.
  • Hulk: David briefly transforms into a rock man during his fight with the Hulk. He is rammed into and merged with a huge boulder and thrown in a lake, where he further transforms into a water elemental.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Kronans are just as made-of-rocks as they are in the comics:
    • An unnamed Kronan warrior is easily dispatched by Thor early on in Thor: The Dark World.
    • A pair of fighting Kronans briefly shows up when the Eclector is jumping between worlds in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
    • Korg appears as a prominent supporting character in Thor: Ragnarok. The trope is subverted in that he's a very friendly and laidback character who never gets too upset at anything.
  • The NeverEnding Story and its sequels have the gentle Rock-Biter.
  • Noah: The Watchers, upon their Fall, became imprisoned in the soil and mud of the Earth as punishment for their disobedience. In the graphic novel, they merely (and knowingly) lost their wings, and look more like six-armed giants.
  • The putties from Power Rangers (2017), instead of their humanoid counterparts, are re-imagined as monsters made of rock, bricks, gravel, and whatever minerals happens to be nearby during their formation.
  • Return to Oz: The Nome King is a literal rock monster.
  • Rock Monster: The title character is a monster formed out of rocks.

  • Rock monsters and stone elementals are a recurring enemy in Fighting Fantasy. They're usually called Boulder Beasts, showing up in forest regions in The Forest of Doom, Crypt of the Sorcerer and Armies of Death. Occasionally the series will throw some exceptionally powerful stone enemies however, such as the Stone Guardians and Stone Colossus in Legend of Zagor note , a menacing-looking Gigantis in Eye of the Dragon who is a compulsory boss fight, and an Earth Elemental in Stormslayer, possibly the strongest of the bunch.

  • Alien Hunters: Voora is an aggressive humanoid alien composed entire of boulders.
  • Discworld: Trolls are made of living rock of almost any kind; igneous trolls tend to look down on metamorphic and sedimentary ones, and a young troll raised in the city ends up becoming made of brick. They name themselves after rocks, minerals and geological formations (with the exception of one who reasoned that, if humans can be called Rocky or Cliff, he might as well do the same and named himself Big Jim Beef) and eat rocks. A passage in The Light Fantastic mentions that they're one of the few groups not bothered by the impending apocalypse, since many remember the days when they used to be molten alongside the young world and don't mind experiencing that again.
  • Juniper Sawfeather: Jolon from Echo of the Cliffs was transformed into a rock monster after killing his two best friends. He's been trapped for centuries in and near a hidden cavern near Cape Flattery. He can move almost instantly through rock, and when he steps out into the cavern, he takes the form of a giant stone troll. But he can't go out into the open, or he'll die.
  • A Mage's Power: Eric and Culmus have to fight several monsters of this variety in The Path of the Rat. They are rocks animated by the mana in the sewer and held together by creepers.
  • Max & the Midknights: Battle of the Bodkins: In chapter 5, Max runs into Sir Gadabout, and the two end up being surrounded by giant humanoid rock monsters known as Crags. Mumblin' sends them Seymour to help out, and he does so by playing the bagpipes, the sound of which causes the crags to crumble.
  • The NeverEnding Story has the Rock Biter, a Gentle Giant monster made of rock, as documented in the films folder.
  • The Stormlight Archive features the thunderclasts, something like giant stone dogs.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: has Lore, a rock golem who gets activated by Brea and becomes her protector for a while.
  • Star Trek: The Original Series
  • Ultra Series: Several kaiju:
    • Ultra Q: Gorgos is a creature that formed from a meteorite. Its pieces are capable of Pulling Themselves Together if the monster is blown apart thanks to an organic core in its body. That means the only way to permanently kill Gorgos is to some how separate the core from the body.
    • Ultraman: Bullton is a Reality Warper who can take the form of an unassuming meteorite, or a gigantic rock with numerous ports from which it can extend antennas to fire beams that do many strange things.
    • Return of Ultraman: Pris-Ma is a giant, crystalline being that has similar reality warping powers to Bullton, but can also manipulate the flow of time as it sees fit, absorb anything that comes into contact with its body, and can dissolve into vapour to travel great distances.
    • Ultraman Mebius: Gromite is a strange example, being more akin to an animate mass of flesh and organs that assimilates earth and rock to give itself a stony body. It is also capable of consuming more rock and rubble to heal itself, but doing so will expose its Achilles' Heel — the sole bit of its fleshy mass not covered up by its rocky hide.
    • Ultraman Nexus Golgolem, who carries regenerative Power Crystals on its back that allow it become invisible by phasing through reality. It also possesses Nested Mouths on the end of a long tongue in order to snatch humans.
    • Ultraman Dyna provides us with Darambia and Geomos, two formidable monsters created by the Spheres by sending an individual to merge with rocks. The former creature is Dyna's first foe having been formed from the Mars' terrain as a tripedal spider-like beast surrounded by a force field before reassembling itself as a bipedal monster with electric powers to compliment the force field. The latter monster was made from Earth rock, but proved even more formidable with its ability to absorb energy to create a defensive barrier, channel electricity through its body, and metamorphose into a dinosaurian form when it escapes Dyna and Super GUTS the first time.

    Multiple Media 
  • BIONICLE: A flaming one harasses a bunch of Matoran in the novel Island of Doom, to be then defeated by Avak and Hakann. Turned out they created and controlled it with their combined elemental powers, in an effort to make the Matoran think they were heroes.
  • Digimon:
    • Gotsumon is an impish humanoid made out of rough rocks. Its default evolution shifts to being made of ice, but its evolution is instead made of meteorites.
    • Golemon is a hulking humanoid made out of boulders roughly joined together.
  • The Vintians, introduced in Star Wars: The High Republic, are described as rock people. The only known member seen thus far goes by Geode (his real name can only be pronounced by those without a mouth), and he literally just looks like an ordinary slab of rock. He is able to engage in Offscreen Teleportation, move around only when people (including the reader/viewer) aren't looking, and speak (somehow) to certain characters. He works as a ship navigator.

  • Hittite Mythology's Kumarbi Cycle, the episode "Song of Ullikummi". The god Kumarbi has sex with a rock. Not a goddess of stone; not a human-shaped rock; not a magical animate rock. A just regular rock. He somehow impregnates the rock, and from this union the rock monster Ullikummi is born. Ullikummi inherits Kumarbi's hominoid shape and animacy, and the rock's basalt composition.
  • Norse Mythology: Scandinavian/Norse trolls are sometimes depicted in a stone variety. For example John Bauer's painting The Child and the Stone Troll. Normal Scandinavian/Norse trolls also turns into stones in sunlight.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Duel Masters has the Rock Beast family of cards.
  • Dungeons & Dragons is chock full of these.
    • Creatures from the Elemental Plane of Earth, being Elemental Embodiments of earth and stone, often embody this trope:
      • The xorn and xaren, two related stone-like creatures that eat minerals and metals.
      • Earth elementals are large humanoids made of stone and rock, often resembling nothing so much as a large pile of earthen debris that sprouted crude limbs and went for a stroll.
      • The 1st Edition Manual of the Planes populates the Elemental Plane of Earth with creatures that appeared identical to Prime Material Plane creatures (such as bears, jackals and pegasi) but made of rock and stone.
    • Likewise, many creatures from the Quasi-Elemental Plane of Mineral are this as well. Dragon magazine #174, The Dragon's Bestiary, has four creatures made of crystal: glomus, shards, trilling crysmals and crystalle, the Ruler of the Plane of Mineral and Prince of Mineral Quasi-Elementals.
    • The bowler, which looks like a small-to-medium sized boulder. It rolls over other creatures and crushes them, then eats them.
    • The galeb duhr is a large boulder-like creature with arms and legs, and which can use earth-related spells.
    • Stone trolls (Dragon magazine #199) have rocky skin that they get from eating rocks, stones and gems.
    • Construct (created) monsters:
      • The caryatid column, stone columns carved into statues which animate and attack intruders.
      • Gargoyles. In 2nd Edition they're magically animated sculptures, while 3rd Edition has them as flesh-and-blood humanoids who use their stone-like skin as a form of camouflage. Dragon magazine #223 has four variant stone gargoyles. In 5th Edition, they're changed to be a type of earth elemental.
      • The stone guardian is a golem-like creature used to protect specific areas.
      • Basic D&D had living statues, one of which is the rock version. It had an outer crust of stone and was filled with magma (lava), which it could squirt out of its fingers.
      • Golems can be built out of stone, and 2nd Edition had the three gemstone golems (Diamond, Emerald and Ruby).
  • Fabula Ultima: The most powerful Elemental in the core rulebook is the Cragboar, a living rock formation in the shape of a massive boar.
  • Pathfinder retains most of the D&D rock monsters, with a few original additions such as crystal golems and stone colossi.
  • Rifts: The Obsedai are towering humanoids made out of living rock, native chiefly to the Rockies and the higher peaks of the Appalachians. They feed on wood and stone, the color of the rocks they eat determining the color they themselves are, and when angered are said to glow from within like they're filled with glowing lava.
  • Tails of Equestria:
    • Rocs are giant birds with stone slabs for feathers.
    • Bol-dars resemble lumpy, living boulders with short limbs, and spend most of their lives lying around doing nothing at all.


    Video Games 
  • Age of Mythology: The titan Perses is seemingly made of magma and crystals.
  • ARK: Survival Evolved has a Scorched Earth DLC with a territorial creature called a "Rock Elemental" that disguises as rocks and if approached will reveal itself as a giant rock monster that throws boulders at the player and is nearly impossible to kill due to how little damage it takes because of it's rocky body, and it can only eat stone and minerals, and destroy stone structures. It's also immune to fire and is weak against things like explosives and Giganotosauruses.
  • Avernum: Golems through the series, especially the second trilogy and remakes resemble towering humanoids crudely carved from rock and minerals. In the remakes, Ifrits use the same skin despite being demons, not constructs.
  • Battle Chess: The rooks. At rest they're just a stone tower, but they transform into a rock monster to move and attack.
  • Coffee Talk: As seen on his album covers, Aremy Jendrew is a bespectacled stone golem.
  • Dark Souls has the Titanite Demons. They were originally slabs of titanite, but transformed into demons when the god of blacksmiths died. Being made of solid titanite, they are very slow, but nearly impossible to hurt. If you do manage to destroy one, you receive Demon Titanite as a reward, which is used to craft and upgrade some of the game's most powerful weapons.
  • Deep Rock Galactic: Ommoran Heartstones that show up in Escort Missions are a little different in that, rather than a monster made of rock, they are giant rocks that are monsters. They're enormous, crystalline geodes that generate a mass of crystal around them, can manipulate the local wildlife into attacking, and even generate powerful energies to sling boulders telekinetically and fire lasers from special crystalline structures. They're also so utterly indestructible the only way to reach the Heartstone deep within is to use a massive drill that plows through normal rock like butter, and it still takes a while.
  • Demon Front contains golems who appears as ordinary rocks, who then unfolds themselves as rocky humanoids and attack the heroes by grabbing, punching, or, in the winter level, hurling snowballs from a distance.
  • Demon Hunter: The Return of the Wings: Morem monsters are animated rock golems that crawl on the ground.
  • Dillon's Rolling Western: The Grocks come in a lot of varieties, but all of them resemble boulder-like creatures with a face and stubby legs
  • Dragon Age II: The rock wraiths found in the Primeval Thaig, form a crude body with different sized stones. The actual creature resembles a ghostly skeletal nervous system with a Skull for a Head.
  • Dwarf Fortress:
    • Among the various elemental creatures found living Beneath the Earth are gabbro men and amethyst men. As their bodies are made entirely out of rock and mineral, they can be very dangerous foes: they feel no pain, cannot be suffocated, are difficult to damage due to most weapons glancing off their stony skin, can punch a dwarf to death with ease and are building destroyers. If killed, they obviously cannot be butchered like other creatures, instead leaving behind, respectively, a rough gabbro boulder or an amethyst.
    • Mods get further in on this action. In The Earth Strikes Back, most boulders have a slight chance of animating upon excavation and trying to beat the piss out of your dwarves for waking them up; there are also wyrms made of rock whose eggs you can dig out, when you don't find them fully alive and grumpy at their awakening.
  • In The Elder Scrolls, Atronachs are a type of unaligned lesser Daedra which are essentially the Elemental Embodiments of the elements they represent. Stone Atronachs are this, naturally. Storm Atronachs a loosely humanoid collection of rocks held together with electricity.
  • Evil Islands: Stone Elementals, and Golems made either of steel or diamond.
  • Excitebots: Trick Racing features large rock creatures in the terrain that move in place and blow on the racers. Their effect on the race is minimal, but they do add visual flair.
  • EXTRAPOWER: Giant Fist: A few of these are fought in Magarda Volcano stages, first as a stage boss then as enemies showing up again at the higher elevations.
  • Forge Quest: The first boss of the game is a giant humanoid creature made up of round rocks.
  • Ginger Beyond The Crystal: The boss of Meteor Mountain is a rock creature that fights [[Player Character Ginger]] in three ways.
    • In the first phase, it rolls rocks at Ginger.
    • In the second phase, it superheats the ground to try and cook Ginger.
    • In the third phase, it tries to jump on Ginger.
  • Goblin Sword: One of the enemy types is a giant rock person who attacks by throwing rocks at the Player Character.
  • Guild Wars: The sequel also has assorted Earth Elementals (including the giant rock arms summoned by a centaur shaman in the Human tutorial and later in a mid-game zone), as well as the Asura golems with a very similar "parts floating freely" aesthetic.
  • Heroes of Might and Magic: Earth Elementals are bulky and sturdy creatures made of rock.
  • Kameo: Elements of Power has a few, because to its fantasy setting:
    • Two of Kameo's transformations are rock themed: Rubble, who is creature that's a pile of sentient rocks, and Major Ruin, a tapir armadillo with stone plating that can roll into a ball.
    • Two of the enemies are Rock Trolls, which are giants formed from boulders, and Stone Golems, giants with stony skin that can unleash tremors.
  • King's Bounty: Cyclopes in this game have stone textured bodies.
  • Kirby:
    • Wham Bam Rock and Wham Bam Jewel have hands made out rock and gems, respectively. Though the hands are the only parts of the bosses we clearly see, other than a few parts of their faces in the background, butwecan assume other parts of them are made out the same material.
    • Most of the enemies that give Kirby the Stone ability. One of these enemies is Rocky, a literal walking rock with eyes and feet.
  • Krut: The Mythic Wings have rock ogres, gigantic humanoid monsters made of rocks as the main villains. Their leader Zurah in particular is a rock kaiju large enough to trample all over buildings.
  • The Legendary Axe: Rock Men are common enemies that look like squarish rocks until approached.
  • The Legend of Spyro:
    • The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning: Rubble brutes, enemies found in the Tall Plains, are masses of stony blocks held together by vines and roots. They lie around passively, animating when Spyro approaches them. The Stone Sentinel, the level's boss, is a supersizes version of these. Crystal brutes, a variant found later in the game, are made of crystal instead.
    • The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon: The monsters in Malefor's army are magically created from the earth, and appear as crude humanoid or animalistic figures made out of stones, earth and grassy sod.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
      • Talus monsters are overworld minibosses that can be found in set locations. If you approach a pile of boulders in an open space, they may come together and start taking swings at you. The only way to damage them is by the ore deposit on its head (which is particularly weak to weapons designed for mining, such as sledgehammers, though bomb runes can do in a pinch), and they tend to drop a lot of valuable gems when defeated. They also come in elemental variants, which require slightly different tactics than the standard type. These include the Igneo Talus, made of volcanic rock, and the Frost Talus, made of solid ice.
      • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity adds the Malice Talus, a stronger variant of Talus corrupted by Calamity Ganon's influence. Just like a normal Talus, the Malice Talus also has Igneo and Frost counterparts.
      • Pebblits are smaller versions of the Talus. They only take one hit from a Remote Bomb or the appropriate weapon to destroy, with no specific Weak Point that's necessary to target. They also come in magma and frozen versions.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask has the Nejirons, boulder-like monsters living in the Ikana region that roll toward Link and blow up upon hitting him. Their name (the Japanese word "neji" meaning "twisted" combined with "-ron") and design indicate that they're supposed to be an Evil Counterpart Race to the Gorons.
  • Lost Land Adventure have plenty of rock golems as enemies in the underground caverns and the desert ruins, with two different bosses - a rock Giant Spider and a rock Krakken - as the boss of each respective levels.
  • Mabinogi has Golems in the Rock, Forest (looks like pieces of overgrown ruins) and Sulfur varieties. Also, the two dungeons in the Rano region are full of stone beasties that are basically animate Mayincatec sculpture.
  • The Matrix: Path of Neo: The Mega-Smith is made of the broken streets, glass, buildings and cars of the city.
  • Metroid:
    • Metroid: The manual says Polyps are living, poisonous lava, though to the player, they may as well be lifeless geyser hazards.
    • Metroid Prime has Thardus, the boss of the Phendrana Drifts, which is an entity of living ice, rock, and Phazon. The fact it was a result of Space Pirate testing with Phazon's effects provides some early Foreshadowing that Phazon itself is actually alive.
  • Monster Rancher: Golems are humanoid creatures made out of craggy rock shapes.
  • Mega Rock from Monster Sanctuary resembles a muscular humanoid made of boulders, and is entwined with vines.
  • Mother 3: The Crag Lizard looks like a monitor lizard made out of stone and Minerali enemy is a floating stone octohedron.
  • My Singing Monsters: Monsters of the Earth element sometimes seem to be made of rocks, notably Noggin, a slab of cobblestone with humanlike hands and feet, and Quarrister, a multi-headed golem.
  • Peblito: Rock and Roll: The titular protagonist and Grit both belong to a race of sapient rock creatures.
  • Phoning Home: One of the enemies you face in the game is a very, VERY big monster made of boulders.
  • Pikmin 3: Rock Pikmin break away from the standard colorful Plant Person look of the Pikmin family and instead look like shiny, multifaceted pebbles with eyes, short limbs and a stalk tipped with a leaf, bud or flower — they're essentially animated rocks. They're also far and away the toughest Pikmin breed: they can easily shatter armor and crystals that regular Pikmin can't touch, and are immune to being crushed (they're just harmlessly planted back in the ground instead of being killed) and to skewering attacks (which only knock them back instead of impaling them).
  • Pokémon: This is a very common look for Ground- and Rock-type Pokémon:
    • Geodude and its evolutions, Graveler and Golem, are made of animated rocks and soil. Golem, in particular, is a bipedal turtle-like creature with a shell of stones. Their Alolan subspecies are noted to be made of magnetic rocks, specifically, making them Electric-type in addition to Rock-type.
    • Rhyhorn, Rhydon and Rhyperior resemble stone covered rhinoceros.
    • Onix is a giant snake-like beast made up of several rough boulders strung together like beads. Its evolution, Steelix, trades the rocks for chunks of metal, and Steelix's Mega Evolution adds several quartz-like crystals sprouting from its metallic segments.
    • Though they're Poison-type Pokémon, Koffing and Weezing have the look of one by resembling floating meteorites with faces.
    • Roggenrola, Boldore and Gigalith are made up of large blue-black rocks studded with orange crystals and arranged to roughly mimic the bodies of flesh-and-blood animals, growing more complex as the Pokémon evolves. Roggenrola is simply a large rock with two stony feet — essentially a cross between this trope and Cephalothorax — while Gigialith has distinct legs and a head.
    • Carbink is a essentially a floating rock topped with a small head and dotted with several blue crystals.
    • Minior is a living meteor that falls to earth from the edge of the atmosphere. Its entire gimmick is that it encases its star-like form inside a rocky casing that protects it from harm.
    • Rolycoly is a living lump of coal trundling along on a single wheel. It evolves into a mine cart (Carkoal) and even further into a bipedal rock golem (Coalossal).
    • Nacli, Naclstack, and Garganacl are rock creatures made of rock salt. Nacli starts as a limbless mushroom-like form, then it evolves into a quadrupedal form (Naclstack), until it finally becomes a bipedal salt golem (Garganacl).
    • Among the legendaries, Regirock is a loosely humanoid Golem made of grey and tan boulders, and Diancie — being a Carbink who underwent a unique transformation — is a fairylike humanoid made out of rocks and pink crystals.
  • Putrefaction 2's first boss is a gigantic, hovering, humanoid pile of rocks, animated by putrid energy and emanating a green glow. Periodically in battle, it even shatters only to reform back to a monstrous form; it falls apart upon defeat.
  • Quest for Glory II: The Earth Elemental is humanoid with gray skin that looks like stone.
  • In Skies of Arcadia, the boss monster of Shrine Island, Sentinel, is a unique sort of rock monster, being more of a highly-advanced robot with Floating Limbs powered by magic crystals. Another pair of rock monsters serves as the bosses of Daccatt's Island — Sinestra and Destra, a pair of giant, floating stone heads who also have magic crystals embedded in their body, albeit with less craftsmanship than Sentinel.
  • Skylanders:
    • Prism Break is rock golem who is now partially composed of crystal after being trapped in a cave-in for 100 years.
    • Rocky, one-half of the Skylander Rocky Roll is a rock cyclops who works as a miner.
  • Smite: Geb, the Egyptian God of Earth, takes the form of a towering being made out of floating boulders in a humanoid shape, with trees, grass and bits of architecture visible on his shoulders. His Molten Fury skin turns him into a volcanic version of this.
  • Stellaris: The Lithoids Species Pack DLC introduces a number of these to complement the game's preexisting mammalian, avian, reptilian, arthropod, molluscoid, fungoid and plantoid species categories. Lithoids generally resemble living masses of rock and crystal, sometimes partly glowing or molten, and sometimes roughly resembling humanoid or animalistic body shapes and sometimes just being living clusters of crystalline matter. In gameplay, they have a significant bonus to habitability, allowing them to colonize planets inhospitable to other species, and consume minerals (the same resource used to construct buildings and starships) instead of food.
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • Super Mario 64: Eyerok, the boss of Shifting Sand Land, is basically a pair of stone hands each with a single blue eye in the center.
    • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga: Trunkle is a large, living boulder with arms, legs and a tree growing out of his head, who attacks by hurling smaller boulders at the brothers.
    • Super Mario Galaxy includes the boss Bouldergeist, a being resembling a column of rock with a vaguely demonic face and a pair of floating arms also made out of rocks. After he's defeated, it turns out that he's not actually a rock monster — rather, he's a ghost that possessed a pile of rocks.
  • Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon: Mr. Onyx is a Cragorian, a species of large, eight-foot-tall, stony humanoids. Cragorians tend to have the highest combat ratings out of any species of crew member.
  • Warcraft III: Stone, Mud and Granite golems are a common sight. All of them are immune to Magic, which makes them considerably harder to kill. Infernals are this trope Wreathed in Flames.

    Web Animation 
  • Monkey Wrench has the Lythops, small creatures which resemble dolls made of living rock.
  • Robo-san and Wan-chan has tiny little rock creatures that look like normal rocks until they stand up, at which point it's revealed that they have eyes and legs. They also produce fart sounds when they plop back on the ground.
    • Later on, Robo-san encounters a much bigger rock monster in a cave. The rock monster throws Robo-san into the water.
  • RWBY has the Petra Gigas, fought in volume 4. This monster is the result of a Geist Grimm possessing a large assortment of boulders. Notably, when one of its limbs is blown off, it possesses a tree as a handy replacement.
    • Volume 7 gives us a new variant, wherein the Geist possesses a mass of IceDust, and incorporates elements of a mine shaft and the boulders within.

  • Awful Hospital: The Stone Slab takes the form of a broken tombstone with eyes. Granted, it's actually more of a Helpful Mook than a monster.
  • Huckleberry features one of those in the beginning, known as "Rock Giant". It's so big that its head alone passes for a mountain.
  • Nebula: Both Mars and Mercury are made of rock, though Mars is definitely more 'monstrous' looking, also having jagged spikes growing out of his back and arms. Both of them are jerks at worst though, with Mars having a well-hidden heart of gold and Mercury an Odd Friendship with Sun to soften them.

    Web Original 
  • In Children of Stone, a Brian Engh short film, rock monsters, originally the protectors of humanity, cause the end of human civilization as punishment for mankind's destructive ways.
  • Critical Role: Ashton Greymoore, one of the members of Bells Hells, is an earth genasi, with a body made of solid rock and purple crystals growing out of their head to imitate hair. This does not seem to impede them at all, and in fact makes them quite a bit more durable than their flesh and blood companions — several years before the start of the campaign they were thrown out of a 5th story window and shattered their skull on the pavement, but survived thanks to Milo patching the injury with molten gold and slag glass.
  • Mahu: In "Frozen Flame" Mr. Storm discovers and later controls a group of lesser earth elementals. Unlike those of the mainland though, these creatures are native to the islands, rather than created or summonned through ancient rituals by groups of mages.
  • Unforgotten Realms: Kobolds might look like furry animals, but they are actually rock monsters. They also eat rocks, and have magnetic properties.

    Western Animation 



Ivan is the first to be akumatized by Hawk Moth, becoming the golem creature Stoneheart.

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