Head Smash (move)

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Move data

Type Rock
Category 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.

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

SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 54
RelicanthRelicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 1
RelicanthRelicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 56
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 46
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 58
TepigTepig
#498 / Fire
Level 37
PignitePignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Level 44
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 50
BasculinBasculin
#550 / Water
Level 46
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 50
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 65
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
TyrantrumTyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 1
TyrantrumTyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 58
NihilegoNihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Level 73

Learnt by breeding

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

Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Field, Monster
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
PhanpyPhanpy
#231 / Ground
Field
DonphanDonphan
#232 / Ground
Field
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Monster
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Monster
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Monster
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Flying, Water 3
DeinoDeino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
TurtonatorTurtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Dragon, Monster