Head Smash (move)

Head Smash
もろはのずつき Double-Edged Headbutt
Head Smash VIII.png
Head Smash VIII 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 recoil damage equal to ½ of the damage done to the target.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Physical
PP  5
Agile Strong
Power  120  100  150
Accuracy  80%  80%  90%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Recoil  50%  50%  75%
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
User is damaged by a percentage of damage dealt

Description

Games Description
DPPtPBR 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
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
The user attacks the target with a hazardous, full-power headbutt. This also damages the user terribly.
LA The user attacks the target with a hazardous, full-power headbutt. This also damages the user.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral 54 48SwShBDSP
47LA
369   Relicanth
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 78 78 1, 78XY
1, 56ORAS
1, 56 55
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster 43 46 46 46 46BDSP
47LA
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster 52 58 58 58 58BDSP
47LA
438   Bonsly
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 47LA
498   Tepig
  Field Field 37 37 37
499   Pignite
 
 
Field Field 44 44 44
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field 50 50 50
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2 46 56
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon 53 50 50 52
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon 65 65 65 60
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon 1, 58 1, 58 66
793   Nihilego
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 73 70
834   Drednaw
 
 
Monster Water 1 66
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field HGSS
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3
231   Phanpy
  Field Field HGSS BDSP
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral HGSS
304   Aron
 
 
Monster Monster HGSS
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2 USUM
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
875   Eiscue
  Water 1 Field
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
304   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.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 Regina's Corsola (The Isle of Armor)Sh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3 Pokémon Adventure Camp Archen
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
306   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 other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Head Smash is a move with 50 base power, 80% accuracy, and 5 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front and receives recoil damage equal to ¼ of their maximum HP.

In Gates to Infinity and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, the recoil damage is instead 30% of the user's max HP.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 3 188 225 80% An opponent Recoil The user also takes 33% of the damage it dealt to the target.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. But it also hurts the user.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえるが じぶんも ダメージをうけてしまう
MDGtI It damages an enemy, but you receive recoil damage, too.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy, but you'll receive recoil damage, too.


In the anime

       
Rampardos Cranidos
The user starts to get covered by a bluish-white aura and then charges into its opponent headfirst.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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
  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. Once the attack is finished, blue sparks run up Rampardos's body as it takes recoil damage.
Roark's Rampardos O'er the Rampardos We Watched! None


In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 雙刃頭錘 Sēungyahn Tàuhchèuih
Mandarin 雙刃頭錘 / 双刃头锤 Shuāngrèn Tóuchúi
  Dutch Kopdreun
  French Fracass'Tête
  German Kopfstoß
  Greek Κεφαλοκόπημα
  Hindi सिर फोड़ो Sir Phodo
  Italian Zuccata
  Korean 양날박치기 Yangnal Bakchigi
  Polish Supertaran
Portuguese   Brazil Bate-Cabeça
  Portugal Choque de Cabeça
  Romanian Lovitura la Cap
Spanish   Latin America Plancha de Cabeza (DP016-DP018)
Golpe de Cabeza* (DP107)
  Spain Testarazo
  Vietnamese Húc Đầu Lợi Hại



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