Horn Drill (move)

Move data

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

Technical/Hidden Machine

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
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Level 45
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Level 58
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Level 53
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 1
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 62
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Level 37
Seaking
#119 / Water
Level 40
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 1
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 62
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Level 49
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 53

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Horn Drill in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Gen 1 — TM
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Gen 1 — TM
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Gen 1 — TM
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Gen 1 — TM
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM