Headbutt (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical  Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM02

Effects

Headbutt deals damage and has a 30% 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.

Outside of battle

In Gold, Silver, Crystal, and the remakes HeartGold & SoulSilver, Headbutt can be used to shake trees. Often wild Pokemon will fall out; some Pokemon are only obtainable via this method.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Headbutt turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may make foe flinch.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A ramming attack that may cause flinching.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user sticks its head out and rams. It may make the foe flinch.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
The user sticks its head out and rams straight forward. It may make the foe flinch.
HeartGold/SoulSilver The user attacks with its head. It may make the foe flinch. To find Pokémon, hit trees.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user sticks out its head and attacks by charging straight into the target. It may also make the target flinch.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user sticks out its head and attacks by charging straight into the target. This may also make the target flinch.
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
The user sticks out its head and attacks by charging straight into the target. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Headbutt 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.

SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 23
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 23
SeelSeel
#086 / Water
Level 1
DewgongDewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 1
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 13
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 29
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 13
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 29
CuboneCubone
#104 / Ground
Level 11
MarowakMarowak
#105 / Ground
Level 1
MarowakMarowak
#105 / Ground
Level 11
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 23
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 19
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 19
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 16
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Level 11
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
Level 11
ShroomishShroomish
#285 / Grass
Level 15
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Level 15
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 7
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 1
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 7
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 1
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 7
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
Level 15
SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 28
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
Level 28
BagonBagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 17
ShelgonShelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 17
SalamenceSalamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 17
BidoofBidoof
#399 / Normal
Level 13
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Level 13
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 1
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 1
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 16
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 17
RoggenrolaRoggenrola
#524 / Rock
Level 10
BoldoreBoldore
#525 / Rock
Level 1
BoldoreBoldore
#525 / Rock
Level 10
GigalithGigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 1
GigalithGigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 10
BasculinBasculin
#550 / Water
Level 5
DarumakaDarumaka
#554 / Fire
Level 14
Darmanitan (Standard Mode)Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 14
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 1
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 1
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 20
EscavalierEscavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 20
EelektrikEelektrik
#603 / Electric
Level 1
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
Level 1
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 18
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 18
DeinoDeino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 12
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 12
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 12
LitleoLitleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Level 11
PyroarPyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Level 11
FurfrouFurfrou
#676 / Normal
Level 12
Jangmo-oJangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Level 25
Hakamo-oHakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 25
Kommo-oKommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 25
NihilegoNihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Level 19

Learnt by breeding

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

DiglettDiglett
#050 / Ground
Field
Alolan DiglettDiglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Field
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
Field
Alolan DugtrioDugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Field
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Mineral
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
Field
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
Field
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
Field
TropiusTropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Grass, Monster
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Monster
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Monster
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
Field, Water 1
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
Field, Water 1
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
Undiscovered
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Human-Like
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Human-Like
BouffalantBouffalant
#626 / Normal
Field