Essentials

Horn Drill

Normal physical

Generation 1

Summary

Causes a one-hit KO.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
* (no fixed power)
Accuracy
30%
PP
5, up to 8 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
TM07
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts damage equal to the target's max HP. Ignores accuracy and evasion modifiers. This move's accuracy is 30% plus 1% for each level the user is higher than the target. If the user is a lower level than the target, this move will fail.

Because this move inflicts a specific and finite amount of damage, Endure still prevents the target from fainting.

The effects of Lock-On, Mind Reader, and No Guard still apply, as long as the user is equal or higher level than the target. However, they will not give this move a chance to break through Detect or Protect.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

A one-hit KO, drill attack.

Generation 3
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.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The foe is stabbed with a horn rotating like a drill. The foe instantly faints if it hits.

Generation 5
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.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user stabs the target with a horn that rotates like a drill. The target faints instantly if this attack hits.

Foreign Names

Japanese
つのドリル (tsunodoriru)
Korean
뿔드릴
French
Empal'Korne
German
Hornbohrer
Spanish
Perforador
Italian
Perforcorno
Czech
Vrtání rohem

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
Flavor text
Earn +15 if all the Pokémon choose the same Judge.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Horn Drill.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Guillotine Normal physical 5 * 30%

Causes a one-hit KO.

Fissure Ground physical 5 * 30%

Causes a one-hit KO.

Sheer Cold Ice special 5 * 30%

Causes a one-hit KO.

Pokémon

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

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

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 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.
36 38 38 47 45 45 45 Nidoran♂ Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always male Monster
Field
46 57 40 40 40 50 273
41 46 46 53 58 58 58 Nidorino Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always male Monster
Field
61 72 57 55 55 65 365
45 45 37 38 37 63 63 Rhyhorn Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Rock Head
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
80 85 95 30 30 25 345
48 48 37 38 37 71 Rhydon Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Rock Head
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
105 130 120 45 45 40 485
37 71 Rhyperior Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Solid Rock
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
115 140 130 55 55 40 535
45 45 43 43 41 41 41 Goldeen Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Water 2 45 67 60 35 50 63 320
48 48 49 49 47 47 47 Seaking Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Water 2 80 92 65 65 80 68 450
31 31 Excadrill Ground Steel Sand Rush
Sand Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Field 110 135 60 50 65 88 508
49 Tyrunt Rock Dragon Strong Jaw
Sturdy
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
58 89 77 45 45 48 362
53 Tyrantrum Rock Dragon Strong Jaw
Rock Head
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
82 121 119 69 59 71 521
Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 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.
• • • Ponyta Fire Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body
½ male, ½ female Field 50 85 55 65 65 90 410
• • • • Seel Water Thick Fat
Hydration
Ice Body
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
65 45 55 45 70 45 325
• • • • Lapras Water Ice Water Absorb
Shell Armor
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
130 85 80 85 95 60 535
Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
07 07 Nidorina Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always female Undiscovered 70 62 67 55 55 56 365
07 07 Nidoqueen Poison Ground Poison Point
Rivalry
Sheer Force
always female Undiscovered 90 92 87 75 85 76 505
07 07 Nidoran♂ Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always male Monster
Field
46 57 40 40 40 50 273
07 07 Nidorino Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always male Monster
Field
61 72 57 55 55 65 365
07 07 Nidoking Poison Ground Poison Point
Rivalry
Sheer Force
always male Monster
Field
81 102 77 85 75 85 505
07 07 Ponyta Fire Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body
½ male, ½ female Field 50 85 55 65 65 90 410
07 07 Rapidash Fire Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body
½ male, ½ female Field 65 100 70 80 80 105 500
07 07 Seel Water Thick Fat
Hydration
Ice Body
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
65 45 55 45 70 45 325
07 07 Dewgong Water Ice Thick Fat
Hydration
Ice Body
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
90 70 80 70 95 70 475
07 07 Rhyhorn Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Rock Head
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
80 85 95 30 30 25 345
07 07 Rhydon Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Rock Head
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
105 130 120 45 45 40 485
07 07 Goldeen Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Water 2 45 67 60 35 50 63 320
07 07 Seaking Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Water 2 80 92 65 65 80 68 450
07 07 Tauros Normal Intimidate
Anger Point
Sheer Force
always male Field 75 100 95 40 70 110 490
07 07 Lapras Water Ice Water Absorb
Shell Armor
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
130 85 80 85 95 60 535
07 07 Omastar Rock Water Swift Swim
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
70 60 125 115 70 55 495
07 07 Dragonair Dragon Shed Skin
Marvel Scale
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
61 84 65 70 70 70 420
07 07 Dragonite Dragon Flying Inner Focus
Multiscale
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
91 134 95 100 100 80 600
07 07 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600

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