Zen Headbutt (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 90
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Zen Headbutt deals damage and has a 20% 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 Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Zen Headbutt turns into Shattered Psyche and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Zen Headbutt
Japanese しねんのずつき (Shinen no Zutsuki)
German Zen-Kopfstoß
French Psykoud'Boul
Italian Cozzata Zen
Spanish Cabezazo Zen

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user focuses its willpower to its head and rams the foe. It may also make the target flinch.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. It may also make the target flinch.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. This may also make the target flinch.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Zen Headbutt 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.

Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 37
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 41
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 25
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 25
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 32
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 32
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 41
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 41
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Level 41
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 16
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 16
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 32
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 32
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 38
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Level 29
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 33
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 40
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 34
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 1
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 33
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 33
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 26
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 26
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 34
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 35
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 35
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 32
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 32
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 41
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Level 41
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Level 35
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 49
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 49
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 49
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 49
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 37
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 43
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Level 50
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 49
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 23
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 32
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 32
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 43
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 46
Oranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
Level 29
Tapu Bulu
#787 / Grass · Fairy
Level 48
Solgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
Level 19

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Zen Headbutt by the various move tutors in the games.

Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Absol
#359 / Dark
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Rockruff
Own Tempo Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying