Zen Headbutt (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Physical Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 90
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Zen Headbutt deals damage and has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch (if the target has not yet moved).

Pokémon with the ability Inner Focus or those behind a Substitute cannot be made to flinch.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user focuses its willpower to its head and rams the foe. It may also make the target flinch.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. It may also make the target flinch.
X/Y The user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Zen Headbutt 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.

Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 37
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 41
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 29
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 29
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 32
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 32
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 41
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 41
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Level 35
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 37
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 42
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 32
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 41
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 38
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Level 29
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 31
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 31
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 1
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 53
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 1
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 37
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 37
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 26
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 26
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 35
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 37
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 37
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 29
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 29
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 40
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 40
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Level 35
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 65
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 65
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 65
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 65
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 37
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 43
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Level 50
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 49
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 23
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 32
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 32
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 43

Learnt by breeding

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

Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Monster, Water 1
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Monster, Water 1
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Monster
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Monster
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Monster, Water 1
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Field
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Fairy, Field
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Fairy, Field
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Field, Water 2
Wailord
#321 / Water
Field, Water 2
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Field
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Field
Absol
#359 / Dark
Field
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 2
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Undiscovered
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Monster
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Bug
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Bug

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Beldum
#374 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Audino
#531 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Basculin
#550 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Bouffalant
#626 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor