Essentials

Head Smash

Rock physical

Generation 4

Summary

User receives 1/2 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 2
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting ½
  • Fire 2
  • Flying 2
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 1
  • Ground ½
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
150; percentile 97.7
Accuracy
80% ≈ 120.0 power
PP
5, up to 8 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. User takes 1/2 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

The user delivers a life-endangering head butt at full power. The user also takes terrible damage.

HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user delivers a life-endangering attack at full power. The user also takes terrible damage.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user attacks the target with a hazardous, full-power headbutt. The user also takes terrible damage.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user attacks the target with a hazardous, full-power headbutt. This also damages the user terribly.

Foreign Names

Japanese
もろはのずつき (morohanozutsuki)
Korean
양날박치기
French
Fracass'Tête
German
Kopfstoß
Spanish
Testarazo
Italian
Zuccata
Czech
Drcení hlavou

Contests

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Tough
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Head Smash.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Light of Ruin Fairy special 5 140 90%

User receives 1/2 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Pokémon

Rock Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Attack are more suited to Head Smash's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
78 78 78 Relicanth Water Rock Swift Swim
Rock Head
Sturdy
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 2
100 90 130 45 65 55 485
43 43 46 46 Cranidos Rock Mold Breaker
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 67 125 40 30 30 58 350
52 52 58 58 Rampardos Rock Mold Breaker
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 97 165 60 65 50 58 495
37 37 Tepig Fire Blaze
Thick Fat
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 63 45 45 45 45 308
44 44 Pignite Fire Fighting Blaze
Thick Fat
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 90 93 55 70 55 55 418
50 50 Emboar Fire Fighting Blaze
Reckless
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
53 50 Scraggy Dark Fighting Shed Skin
Moxie
Intimidate
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
50 75 70 35 70 48 348
65 65 Scrafty Dark Fighting Shed Skin
Moxie
Intimidate
½ male, ½ female Field
Dragon
65 90 115 45 115 58 488
Shield Aegislash Steel Ghost Stance Change ½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 50 150 50 150 60 520
Blade Aegislash Blade Aegislash Steel Ghost Stance Change ½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 150 50 150 50 60 520
Tyrantrum Rock Dragon Strong Jaw
Rock Head
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
82 121 119 69 59 71 521
Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • Nidoran♂ Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always male Monster
Field
46 57 40 40 40 50 273
• • Corsola Water Rock Hustle
Natural Cure
Regenerator
¼ male, ¾ female Water 1
Water 3
55 55 85 65 85 35 380
• • • Phanpy Ground Pickup
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Field 90 60 60 40 40 40 330
• Nosepass Rock Sturdy
Magnet Pull
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
• • • Aron Steel Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Heavy Metal
½ male, ½ female Monster 50 70 100 40 40 30 330
• • Archen Rock Flying Defeatist ⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Water 3
55 112 45 74 45 70 401
• • Deino Dark Dragon Hustle ½ male, ½ female Dragon 52 65 50 45 50 38 300

18 Pokémon

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