Horn Drill (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power
Accuracy
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM07

Effects

If it hits, Horn Drill is guaranteed to make the opponent faint. It is more likely to hit Pokémon that are of a lower level than the user.

Its accuracy (as a percentage) is calculated as below, ignoring all other accuracy and evasion modifiers:

UserLevel - TargetLevel + 30

This means that Horn Drill will fail against a target Pokémon at least 30 levels above the user.

Changes

In Generation 1, Horn Drill has 30% accuracy, but does not affect opponents faster than the user.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Horn Drill turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 180.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Horn Drill
Japanese つのドリル (Tsuno Drill)
German Hornbohrer
French Empal'Korne
Italian Perforcorno
Spanish Perforador

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
A one-hit KO, drill attack.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A one-hit KO attack that uses a horn like a drill.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The horn is rotated like a drill to ram. The foe will faint if it hits.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is stabbed with a horn rotating like a drill. The foe instantly faints if it hits.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user stabs the target with a horn that rotates like a drill. If it hits, the target faints instantly.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user stabs the target with a horn that rotates like a drill. The target faints instantly if this attack hits.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user stabs the target with a horn that rotates like a drill. The target faints instantly if this attack hits.
Sword​/​Shield The user stabs the target with a horn that rotates like a drill. The target faints instantly if this attack hits.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Horn Drill 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.

Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Level 60
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 68
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Level 50
Seaking
#119 / Water
Level 58
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 68
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Field
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Field