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I dont get it?


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well rhydon and various other pokemon can use it if they have horns all it does it has 30% chance of hitting thats why it does one hit KO and 5 pp

unless they have STURDY.  then i think it fails no matter what
also, it can't hit if your pokemon is lower level
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Horn Drill and other 1 hit KO moves use... well this.

Type: Normal

Category: Physical

Power: -

Accuracy: -

PP: 5 (max. 8)

Introduced: Generation I

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.


If it hits, Horn Drill is guaranteed to make the opponent faint. It is more likely to hit Pokemon 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 Pokemon at least 30 levels above the user.

In Generation I, Horn Drill had 30% accuracy, but did not affect opponents faster than the user.

Source:The Pokemon Database: Horn Drill (move)

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A little advice: Please try not to answer old questions.
At least others who click on this question will see my answer.
Well, yeah, they will, but it's unnecessary. This answer is wrong anyway, if your Pokemon is even ONE level lower than your target, Horn Drill will fail. So, this is wrong. I would downvote, but this is your first time. Be careful with this stuff.
I changed it. This time, I'm quoting from PDB. HA!