Generations V to VII
Head Charge inflicts damage, and the user receives
recoil damage equal to ¼ of the damage done to the target.
Pokémon Sword and Shield
In Versions 1.0 to 1.1.1 of
Pokémon Sword and Shield, Head Charge could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.2.0, it can be selected and functions as it did in previous generations.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Head Charge cannot be selected in a battle.
B W B2 W2 The user charges its head into its target, using its powerful guard hair. It also damages the user a little.
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Sw Sh LA The user charges its head into its target, using its powerful guard hair. This also damages the user a little.
BD SP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
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. *
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In other generations
Core series games
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