Head Smash (move)

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Head Smash
もろはのずつき Double-Edged Headbutt
Head Smash.png
Head Smash 2.png
Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  150
Accuracy  80%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Head Smash (Japanese: もろはのずつき Double-Edged Headbutt) is a damage-dealing Rock-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Head Smash inflicts damage and the user receives half of the damage dealt as recoil.

Description

Games Description
DPPt The user delivers a life-endangering head butt at full power. The user also takes terrible damage.
HGSS The user delivers a life-endangering attack at full power. The user also takes terrible damage.
BWB2W2 The user attacks the target with a hazardous, full-power headbutt. The user also takes terrible damage.
XYORAS
SM
The user attacks the target with a hazardous, full-power headbutt. This also damages the user terribly.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral 54
369 Relicanth Relicanth
Water 1 Water 2 78 78 1, 78XY
1, 56ORAS
1, 56
408 Cranidos Cranidos
Monster Monster 43 46 46 46
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster 52 58 58 58
498 Tepig Tepig
Field Field 37 37 37
499 Pignite Pignite
Field Field 44 44 44
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field 50 50 50
550 Basculin Basculin
Water 2 Water 2 46
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon 53 50 50
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon 65 65 65
681 Aegislash Aegislash
Mineral Mineral 1 1
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
Monster Dragon 1, 58 1, 58
793 Nihilego Nihilego
Undiscovered Undiscovered 73
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
Monster Field HGSS
222 Corsola Corsola
Water 1 Water 3
231 Phanpy Phanpy
Field Field HGSS
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral HGSS
304 Aron Aron
Monster Monster HGSS
566 Archen Archen
Flying Water 3
633 Deino Deino
Dragon Dragon
776 Turtonator Turtonator
Monster Dragon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
304 Aron Aron
Monster Monster Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By events

Generation VI

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster 2014 Korean World Championship Series Aggron
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

None.png Roark Rampardos Head Smash.png Roark Cranidos Head Smash.png None.png
Rampardos Cranidos
The user starts to get covered by a bluish-white light glow and then charges into its opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
408 Cranidos Cranidos's body becomes surrounded in a whitish-blue aura, then the aura surrounds its body, making Cranidos look black and white. Cranidos shoots at the opponent with its head pointed at it and smashes into it.
Roark's Cranidos A Gruff Act to Follow! Debut
409 Rampardos Rampardos's body becomes surrounded by a whitish-blue aura, making it seem black and white, and it shoots at the opponent with its head pointed at it, slamming into it with its head.
Roark's Rampardos O'er the Rampardos We Watched! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! manga


In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga


In other generations

Head Smash IV.png Head Smash V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 雙刃頭錘 Shuāngrèn Tóuchúi
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Kopdreun
France Flag.png French Fracass'Tête
Germany Flag.png German Kopfstoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Κεφαλοκόπημα
India Flag.png Hindi सिर फोड़ो Sir Phodo
Italy Flag.png Italian Zuccata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 양날박치기 Yangnal Bakchigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Super Taran
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Bate Cabeça
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Choque de Cabeça
Romania Flag.png Romanian Lovitura la Cap
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Plancha de Cabeza (DP016-DP018)
Golpe de Cabeza* (DP107)
Spain Flag.png Spain Testarazo


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