Head Smash (move)

Move data

Type Rock
Category   Physical
Power 150
Accuracy 80
PP 5  (max. 8)
Makes contact? Yes
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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Rockium Z and uses its Z-Power, Head Smash turns into Continental Crush and has base power 200.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Head Smash
Japanese もろはのずつき (Moroha no Zutsuki)
German Kopfstoß
French Fracass'Tête
Italian Zuccata
Spanish Testarazo

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user attacks the target with a hazardous, full-power headbutt. This also damages the user terribly.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user attacks the target with a hazardous, full-power headbutt. This also damages the user terribly.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 48
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Level 56
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 52
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 60
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Level 66

Learnt by breeding

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

Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Water 1, Water 3
Eiscue
Ice Face
#875 / Ice
Field, Water 1