Horn Attack (move)

Horn Attack
つのでつく Horn Thrust
Horn Attack VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Horn Attack (Japanese: つのでつく Horn Thrust) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Horn Attack deals damage and has no secondary effect.

Horn attack can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra four appeal points if move Leer was used in the prior turn. It can also be used to start a combination, causing Fury Attack and Horn Drill to give extra two appeal points if used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Normal-type attack. A sharp horn is driven hard into the target to inflict damage.
GSC An attack using a horn to jab.
RSE Jabs the foe with sharp horns.
Colo.XD Jabs the target with sharp horns.
FRLG
DPPtHGSSPBR
The foe is jabbed with a sharply pointed horn to inflict damage.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
The target is jabbed with a sharply pointed horn to inflict damage.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field 8 8 20 21 21 21 21SMUSUM
12PE
30
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field 1, 8 8 22 23 23 23 23SMUSUM
12PE
36
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field 1, 8 1 1
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2 24 15 15 11 11 11XY
8ORAS
8SMUSUM
14PE
15
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2 24 15 15 11 11 11XY
8ORAS
8SMUSUM
14PE
15
128   Tauros
  Field Field 13 13RSE
8FRLG
8 8 8 8SMUSUM
18PE
20
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 34
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 1, 34
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug 6 6 1 1 1 1 20
221   Piloswine
 
 
Field Field 1 1
232   Donphan
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field 1 1 1 1 15
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field 16 16 16 25
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 8 30
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
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug
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 Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Horn Attack is a move with 8 base power, 95% accuracy, and 18 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front.

Pokémon GO

  Horn Attack
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 40
Energy cost 33  
Duration 1.85 seconds
Damage window 0.8 - 1.65 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 40
Energy cost 35  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
     
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 20 → 25
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 25 → 40
    • Energy cost: 25 → 33
    • Duration: 2.2 → 1.85 seconds
    • Damage window: 1.6 - 1.9 → 0.8 - 1.65 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy.


In the anime

Main series

       
Heracross Nidorino Seaking Tauros
The foe is jabbed with a sharply pointed horn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Nidorino Nidorino thrusts his horn at the opponent.
A Trainer's Nidorino Pokémon - I Choose You! Debut
  Goldeen Goldeen charges and stabs its opponent with its horn.
A wild Goldeen Here Comes the Squirtle Squad None
Misty's Goldeen Bye Bye Psyduck None
  Omastar Omastar jumps up, spins around like a saw blade and charges at the opponent.
A wild Omastar Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon None
  Seaking Seaking charges at the opponent and strikes it with its horn.
The Cerulean Gym's Seaking The Misty Mermaid None
A Trainer's Seaking Round One - Begin! Referred as Horn Drill
Juan's Seaking The Great Eight Fate! None
  Nidoking Nidoking jumps and charges at the opponent with his horn pointed at it.
Gary's Nidoking The Fourth Round Rumble None
  Heracross Heracross hits or throws the opponent with its horn. Sometimes, its horn glows a faint red or silver.
Ash's Heracross Roll On, Pokémon! None
Forrest Franklin's Heracross All in a Day's Wurmple None
Gordon's Heracross Absol-ute Disaster None
Kato's Heracross Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
Barry's Heracross Historical Mystery Tour! None
  Rhydon Rhydon hits the opponent with its horn.
Pietra's Rhydon Right on, Rhydon None
A Trainer's Rhydon The Ole' Berate and Switch! None
  Tauros Tauros charges at the opponent and hits it with his horns.
Ash's Tauros The Ties That Bind None
Hayden's Tauros Caring for a Mystery! None
  Donphan Donphan's tusks glow white and it hits the opponent with them.
A Donphan Kellyn Captured with his Capture Styler Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 2 None


Pokémon Origins

       
Rhyhorn
The foe is jabbed with a sharply pointed horn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Rhyhorn Rhyhorn thrusts its horn into the opponent.
Giovanni's Rhyhorn File 3: Giovanni Debut


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 角撞 Gokjohng *
獨角撞擊 Duhkgok Gokjohng *
Mandarin 角撞 Jiǎozhuàng
  Czech Rohový útok
  Danish Hornangreb
  Dutch Hoornaanval
  Finnish Sarvi-isku (season 1)
Sarvisyöksy (EP077)
Sarvipusku (Advanced)
Sarvihyökkäys (later AG)
  French Koud'Korne
  German Hornattacke
  Greek Κερασφόρα επίθεση Kerasfóra epíthesi
  Hebrew מתקפת קרן Mitkefet Keren
  Hindi सींग अक्रमंद Seeng Akramand
  Indonesian Serangan Tanduk
  Italian Incornata
  Korean 뿔찌르기 Ppuljjireugi
  Polish Atak Rogu
Portuguese   Brazil Ataque de Chifre (games, anime, TCG, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Ataque com Chifre (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Ataque de Chifrada (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Golpe de Chifre (anime)
Ataque de Chifre (TCG)
  Romanian Atacul cu Coarne
  Serbian Napad Rogom
Spanish   Latin America Ataque de Cuerno (EP077-DP140)
Cuerno Ataque (EP091, EP256, DP072)
Cuerno (EP120)
Ataque Cuernil (AG176)
  Spain Cornada
  Swedish Hornattack
  Thai เขาขวิด
  Turkish Boynuz Saldırısı
  Vietnamese Húc Bằng Sừng



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