Horn Drill (move)

Horn Drill
つのドリル Horn Drill
Horn Drill VIII.png
Horn Drill VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  30%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Earn +15 if all the Pokémon choose the same Judge.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that successfully showed their appeal.

Horn Drill (Japanese: つのドリル Horn Drill) is a Normal-type one-hit knockout move introduced in Generation I. It was TM07 in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Horn Drill inflicts damage equal to the target's current HP. Its accuracy is 30%. Horn Drill will break a substitute if it hits.

Horn Drill will not affect a target whose current Speed stat is greater than the user's current Speed stat.

Generation II

The accuracy of Horn Drill is now calculated using the following formula:

 

If the user is a lower level than the target, the move always fails (Speed no longer has any impact on the success of Horn Drill). If the user is 90 levels or more higher than the target, Horn Drill's accuracy is 100% (even though the formula would produce values over 100% for a difference of 91 or more).

This formula means that the accuracy starts at approximately 30% ( ) when the Pokémon have the same level, and grows by approximately 0.78% ( ) for every level higher than the target that the user is. This accuracy is affected by accuracy and evasion stats.

In the Generation II core series games only, Horn Drill can be countered by Counter for maximum damage if it misses. In Pokémon Stadium 2, Horn Drill cannot be countered by Counter.

Generations III to VII

Despite having an accuracy of 30% listed, Horn Drill's chance of hitting a Pokémon is instead calculated using the following formula:

 

This formula means that the accuracy starts at 30% when the Pokémon have the same level, and is 1% more likely to hit for every level the user is higher than the target. If the user is at least 70 levels higher than the target, Horn Drill will always hit. If the user is a lower level than the target, the move always fails.

This chance of hitting is not an accuracy: it is not affected by accuracy and evasion stats, nor is it affected by other accuracy modifiers such as Gravity, Wide Lens, and Compound Eyes. Additionally, Horn Drill cannot hit a semi-invulnerable Pokémon. However, effects that guarantee moves to hit (such as No Guard and Lock-On) still affect Horn Drill.

Horn Drill can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra two appeal points if the move Horn Attack was used in the prior turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination and will give an extra three appeal points if any of the moves Lock-On, Mind Reader and Miracle Eye was used in the prior turn.

Generation VIII

When used in a Max Raid Battle against a Dynamax Pokémon while it is under the effect of a mysterious barrier, Horn Drill will deplete two bars of the barrier's strength. Otherwise, Horn Drill will always fail against Dynamax Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A single-hit knockout attack. Learned only by Pokémon with a horn or horns.
GSC A one-hit KO, drill attack.
RSEColo.XD A one-hit KO attack that uses a horn like a drill.
FRLG The horn is rotated like a drill to ram. The foe will faint if it hits.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is stabbed with a horn rotating like a drill. The foe instantly faints if it hits.
BWB2W2 The user stabs the target with a horn that rotates like a drill. If it hits, the target faints instantly.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user stabs the target with a horn that rotates like a drill. The target faints instantly if this attack hits.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field 36RGB
38Y
38 47 45 45 45 45SMUSUM
27PE
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field 41RGB
46Y
46 53 58 58 58 58SMUSUM
47PE
078   Rapidash
  Field Field 1PE
087   Dewgong
 
 
Water 1 Field 1PE
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field 45 37 38 37 63 63XY
53ORAS
53SMUSUM
55PE
60
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field 48 37 38 37 71 1, 71XY
1, 62ORAS
1, 62SMUSUM
67PE
68
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2 45 43 43 41 41 41XY
37ORAS
37SMUSUM
34PE
50
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2 48 49 49 47 47 47XY
40ORAS
40SMUSUM
39PE
58
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field 37 71 1, 71XY
1, 62ORAS
1, 62 68
530   Excadrill
 
 
Field Field 31 31 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon 49 49 48
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon 53 53 54
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
077   Ponyta
  Field Field
077   Ponyta
Galarian Form
  Field Field
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM07
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
077   Ponyta
  Field Field
078   Rapidash
  Field Field
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field
087   Dewgong
 
 
Water 1 Field
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2
128   Tauros
  Field Field
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
148   Dragonair
  Water 1 Dragon
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field New York City Pokémon Center
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, Horn Drill has 12PP and 35% accuracy. The user attacks enemy in front and makes them faint through "calamitous damage" (internally treated as 9999 damage), regardless of the level. Although most damaging moves can damage a Pokémon immune to the move in main series, Horn Drill will always fail if the target has the type immunity.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's accuracy has been decreased to 20%.

Pokémon GO

  Horn Drill
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power ?
Energy cost ?
Duration 1.9 seconds
Damage window 0.5 - 1.5 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power ?
Energy cost ?
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Description

Games Description
MDRB Defeats the target in one shot--if it hits. It has no effect on a Ghost-type foe.
MDTDS Defeats the target in one shot if it hits successfully. It has no effect on a a Ghost-type enemy.
BSL てきポケモンを いちげきで たおしてしまうが めいちゅうしにくい ゴーストタイプの ポケモンには こうかがない
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
The enemy will faint if this attack hits, but it's hard to land this move. It has no effect on Ghost-type Pokémon.


In the anime

Main series

       
Rhydon Seaking Rhyperior Excadrill
The foe is stabbed with a horn rotating like a drill.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Rhydon Rhydon's horn spins like a drill and it charges at the opponent. It then stabs the opponent with its horn. Sometimes, the horn glows orange while using the move.
Blaine's Rhydon Riddle Me This Debut
An archaeologist's Rhydon Shell Shock! None
Pietra's Rhydon Right On, Rhydon! None
A Coordinator's Rhydon Harley Rides Again None
Head engineer's Rhydon Bibarel Gnaws Best! None
Team Rocket's Rhydon A Crackling Raid Battle! None
  Seaking Seaking's horn begins to spin like a drill. Then, it rams its spinning horn into the opponent, sometimes repeatedly.
Cerulean Gym's Seaking The Misty Mermaid None
Juan's Seaking The Great Eight Fate! None
  Goldeen Goldeen's horn spins like a drill and it hits the opponent with it.
Misty's Goldeen Just Add Water None
  Rhyperior Rhyperior's horn spins like a drill and it hits the opponent with it.
Forrest's Rhyperior DPS02 None
Pokémon hunter's Rhyperior A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways! None
  Excadrill The silver protrusion on the top of Excadrill's head glows silver and extends. It then begins to spin like a drill. Excadrill then stabs the opponent with it.
Clay's Excadrill Battling the King of the Mines! None


Pokémon Origins

       
Rhyhorn Rhydon
The foe is stabbed with a horn rotating like a drill. A hit will always result a knockout.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Rhyhorn Rhyhorn's body becomes surrounded by light blue, spiraling streaks of energy. It then charges at the opponent and stabs it with its horn. If hit, the target will faint instantly.
Giovanni's Rhyhorn File 3: Giovanni Debut
  Rhydon Rhydon's horn spins like a drill and its body becomes surrounded by light blue, spiraling streaks of energy. It then charges at the opponent and stabs it with its horn. If hit, the target will faint instantly.
Giovanni's Rhydon File 3: Giovanni None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Despite the implied need for a horn or horn-like apparatus to use this move, at least two Pokémon that don't have a horn but gain one upon evolution (Nidorina and Ponyta) can learn Horn Drill.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 角鑽 Gokjyun
Mandarin 角鑽 / 角钻 Jiǎozuān *
獨角鑽 / 独角钻 Dújiǎozuān *
  Czech Vrtání rohem
Rohový vrtavý útok (Black & White series)
  Danish Hornboring
  Dutch Hoornboor
  Finnish Sarvipora
  French Empal'Korne
  German Hornbohrer
  Greek Τρυπανοκέρατο Trupanokérato
  Italian Perforcorno
  Korean 뿔드릴 Ppuldeuril
  Norwegian Horndrill
  Polish Świdroróg*
Wirujący Róg*
Udarowy Róg*
Atak Rogiem*
Straszliwy Róg*
Wiertłoróg*
  Brazilian Portuguese Chifre Broca (Pokémon GO, anime, TCG, manga)
Perfurar com Chifre (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Perfuração de Chifre (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Broca de Chifre (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Romanian Săpătura cu Cornul
  Serbian Rog bušilica
Spanish   Latin America Perforador (EP058-EP061)
Perforadora (EP256)
Cuerno Barrera (AG110)
Taladro de Cuerno (DP057)
Excavación* (BW061)
  Spain Perforador
  Swedish Hornborr
  Thai เขาสว่าน
  Turkish Boynuz Matkabı
  Vietnamese Mũi Khoan Sừng



One-hit knockout moves
  FissureGuillotineHorn Drill
  Sheer Cold


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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