Headbutt (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM02
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM01

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.

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.

Outside of battle

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Headbutt
Japanese ずつき (Zutsuki)
German Kopfnuss
French Coup d'Boule
Italian Bottintesta
Spanish Golpe Cabeza

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user sticks out its head and attacks by charging straight into the target. This may also make the target flinch.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 21
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Level 21
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 21
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Level 21
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Level 12
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Level 12
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Level 1
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 24
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 21
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
#199 / Poison · Psychic
Level 21
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 28
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Level 25
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Level 12
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Level 12
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Level 12
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Level 12
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 16
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 16
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 16
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 50
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 54
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 15
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 15
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 15
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Level 32
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 32
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 28
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 1
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 28
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Level 24
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Level 24
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 24
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Level 24
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Level 24
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Level 24
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 24
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Level 24
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 8
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 1
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 20
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 20
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 30
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 30
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 20
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 20
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 20
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Level 20
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Level 20
Jangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Level 16
Hakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 16
Kommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 16
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Level 35
Meltan
#808 / Steel
Level 16
Melmetal
#809 / Steel
Level 1
Scorbunny
#813 / Fire
Level 24
Raboot
#814 / Fire
Level 30
Cinderace
#815 / Fire
Level 30
Wooloo
#831 / Normal
Level 21
Dubwool
#832 / Normal
Level 21
Chewtle
#833 / Water
Level 21
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Level 21
Appletun
#842 / Grass · Dragon
Level 1
Silicobra
#843 / Ground
Level 20
Sandaconda
#844 / Ground
Level 20
Obstagoon
#862 / Dark · Normal
Level 12
Falinks
#870 / Fighting
Level 15
Eiscue
Ice Face
#875 / Ice
Level 24
Kubfu
#891 / Fighting
Level 20
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Level 20
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Level 20

Learnt by breeding

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

Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Field
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Field