Head Smash (move)

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Move data

Type Rock
Category Physical Physical
Power 150
Accuracy 80
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Head Smash deals damage, but the user receives 12 of the damage it inflicts in recoil. In other words, if the attack does 100 HP damage to the opponent, the user will lose 50 HP.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
The user delivers a life-endangering head butt at full power. The user also takes terrible damage.
HeartGold/SoulSilver The user delivers a life-endangering attack at full power. The user also takes terrible damage.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks the target with a hazardous, full-power headbutt. The user also takes terrible damage.
X/Y The user attacks the target with a hazardous, full-power headbutt. This also damages the user terribly.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Head Smash at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 1
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 78
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 46
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 58
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Level 37
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Level 44
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 50
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 50
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 65
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 1
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 58

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Head Smash as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Field, Monster
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Field, Monster
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Field, Monster
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Field
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Field
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Monster
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Monster
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Monster
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Head Smash in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Gen 4 — Breeding
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Gen 4 — Pre-evolution