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.

Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Bug
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Bug

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Zen Headbutt from a move tutor 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
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Absol
#359 / Dark
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Beldum
#374 / Steel · Psychic
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Audino
#531 / Normal
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · 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
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Rockruff
Own Tempo Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
Komala
#775 / Normal
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel