Head Smash (move)

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 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.

Learnt by level up

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

Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 54
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 1
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 56
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
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Level 46
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 50
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 65
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 1
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 58
Nihilego
#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.

Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Water 2

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 — Breeding