Generations V to VII
Head Charge inflicts damage, and the user receives
recoil damage equal to ¼ of the damage done to the target.
In Versions 1.0 to 1.1.1 of
Pokémon Sword and Shield, Head Charge cannot be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.2.0, it can be selected and functions as it did in previous generations.
B W B2 W2 The user charges its head into its target, using its powerful guard hair. It also damages the user a little.
X Y OR AS S M US UM
Sw Sh The user charges its head into its target, using its powerful guard hair. This also damages the user a little.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains from this move. STAB Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In other games
Head Charge inflicts damage to the enemy and the user receives recoil. In
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, the recoil damage is 10% of the user's max HP, rather than being affected by the damage dealt to the enemy.
MD GtI UNUSED
S MD It damages an enemy, but it damages you, too. * It damages an enemy, but you'll receive recoil damage, too. *
In the anime
The user charges head-first into the opponent.
First Used In
Bouffalant Bouffalant charges at the opponent and the afro on its head glows red. The front of it also glows yellow. It then slams the yellow part of its afro into the opponent.
Ash and Trip's Third Battle! Debut
In the manga
In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga In other generations In other languages