Megahorn (move)

Megahorn
メガホーン Megahorn
Megahorn IX.png
Megahorn IX 2.png
Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  120
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Megahorn (Japanese: メガホーン Megahorn) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM60 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! and TR28 in Generation VIII. Prior to Generation III, it was the signature move of Heracross.

Effect

Megahorn deals damage and has no secondary effect.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Physical
PP  5
Agile Strong
Power  100  80  120
Accuracy  85%  85%  95%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
None

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Bug-type attack that uses a stiff horn or horns. It is rarely learned.
GSC A powerful charge attack.
RSEColo. A brutal ramming attack using out-thrust horns.
FRLG A brutal ramming attack delivered with a tough and impressive horn.
XD A brutal ramming attack using outthrust horns.
DPPtPBR Utilizing its tough and impressive horn, the user rams into the foe with no letup.
HGSS Using its tough and impressive horn, the user rams into the foe with no letup.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
Using its tough and impressive horn, the user rams into the target with no letup.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0034    
 
Monster Field - 43FRLG 58 58 1, 58 1, 58 55 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
0078     Field Field - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
0078  
Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
0111    
 
Monster Field - 57 57 67 67XY
49ORAS
49 36 55 55 - 55
0112    
 
Monster Field - 66 57 77 1, 77XY
55ORAS
55 36 61 61 - 61
0118     Water 2 Water 2 - 57FRLG 51 57 57XY
45ORAS
45 40 45 45
0119     Water 2 Water 2 - 69FRLG 63 72 1, 72XY
1, 54ORAS
1, 54 50 51 51
0214    
 
Bug Bug 54 53 55 55BW
46B2W2
46XY
37ORAS
37 55 55 57 55
0464    
 
Monster Field 57 77 1, 77XY
55ORAS
55 61 61 - 61
0503     Field Field 1 1 1 1
0503  
Samurott
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field - 1
0545    
 
Bug Bug 1 1, 65 1, 65 74
0586  
Sawsbuck
All forms
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1
0626     Field Field 41 41 41 50
0716     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 44 44 70
0787    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 53 65
0870     Fairy Mineral 55 55
0899    
 
Field Field 62
0980    
 
Water 1 Field 36
0984    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 77
0990    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 77
1010    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 77
1022    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0167    
 
Bug Bug - -
0214    
 
Bug Bug - -
0234     Field Field
0359     Field Field
0588     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.


By TM/TR/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0034    
 
Monster Field
0078     Field Field
0078  
Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
0086     Water 1 Field
0087    
 
Water 1 Field
0111    
 
Monster Field
0112    
 
Monster Field
0118     Water 2 Water 2
0119     Water 2 Water 2
0128     Field Field -
0131    
 
Monster Water 1
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0214    
 
Bug Bug
0234     Field Field
0359     Field Field
0464    
 
Monster Field
0503  
Samurott
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0545    
 
Bug Bug
0588     Bug Bug
0589    
 
Bug Bug
0626     Field Field
0638    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0639    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0640    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0647  
Keldeo
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0716     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0787    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0797    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0834    
 
Monster Water 1
0870     Fairy Mineral
0896     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0898  
Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0899    
 
Field 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
0359     Field Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
0588     Bug Bug Dream World - Pleasant Forest
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
0588     Bug Bug Summer 2011 Karrablast
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
1010    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Walking Wake and Iron Leaves ShowcaseSV
Walking Wake and Iron Leaves Repeat EventSV
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

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 24 - 10 - 84% - Front Enemy Yes
MDTD 24 - 7 - 84% - Front Enemy Yes
MDS 38 - 7 - 84% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL 38 - 7 - 84% - Front Enemy Yes
MDGtI 40 99 15 50 80% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 37 99 15 30 80% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

  Megahorn
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 110
Energy cost 100
Duration 2.2 seconds
Damage window 1.7 - 1.9 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 110
Energy cost 55
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: 55 → 80
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 80 → 90
    • Duration: 3.2 → 2.2 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.4 - 2.7 → 1.7 - 1.9 seconds
  • January 23, 2020
    • Power: 90 → 110
Trainer Battles
  • January 23, 2020
    • Power: 90 → 100
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 100 → 110

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Megahorn
★★★★★
Attack power 22.54338
Charge time 1.02 seconds
Range type Dash
Number of hits 4
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 4 189 226 85% An opponent No additional effect. Emmet (Special Costume) & Escavalier

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
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy.


In the anime

 
Absol
 
Rhyperior
 
Heracross
 
Sawsbuck
The user charges towards its opponent and then smashes it with its horn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Heracross's horn glows bright white, faint red, or green and multiple shades of yellow and it rams the opponent with its horn.
Ash's Heracross The Ties That Bind Debut
Forrest Franklin's Heracross All in a Day's Wurmple None
Conway's Heracross Smells Like Team Spirit! None
Barry's Heracross Steeling Peace of Mind! None
Kato's Heracross Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
Goh's Heracross Trade, Borrow, and Steal! None
  Rhydon charges and stabs the opponent with its horn; or, Rhydon's horn glows white and extends. Then, it stabs the opponent with it; or, Rhydon's horn glows bright yellow or green and multiple shades of yellow, and it stabs the opponent with it.
A Scientist's Rhydon Tag! We're It...! None
A Team Rocket Grunt's Rhydon Meloetta and the Undersea Temple! None
Zirc's Rhydon HZ025 None
  Rhyperior's horn glows white and extends. It then stabs the opponent with it.
Palmer's Rhyperior Challenging a Towering Figure! None
Forrest's Rhyperior DPS02 None
  Sawsbuck lowers its head and a radiating silver energy erupts from the ends of its horns and covers them completely. Sawsbuck then charges at the opponent with its head down.
Burgundy's Sawsbuck A Connoisseur's Revenge! None
  Samurott's horn glows white, as it hits the opponent with it.
Cameron's Samurott Cameron's Secret Weapon! None
  Absol's horn glows green and grows in size. It then hits the opponent with it.
Astrid's Absol Mega Evolution Special I None
  Mega Absol's horn glows green and grows in size. It then hits the opponent with it.
Astrid's Absol Mega Evolution Special I None
  Mega Heracross's horn glows light green and grows in size. It then rams the opponent with it.
Levi and Cherie's Heracross Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel None


In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Pokémon Adventures


  • Giovanni's Nidoking was revealed to know Megahorn on the official website, but he was never shown using the move.

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Megahorn has the highest base power of all Bug-type moves, excluding Z-Moves, Max Moves, and G-Max Moves.
    • A Savage Spin-Out based on Megahorn has the highest power of all Bug-type moves.
  • In Pokémon Stadium 2, Bugsy erroneously refers to this move as "Megaphone" when his Heracross (present only in Round 2) uses it. This is possibly due to a translation error, as ホーン can mean horn or phone (as an alternate writing of フォーン) in Japanese. This is also why this move was mistranslated as Megaphone in Korean versions prior to Generation IX.
  • Clodsire can learn Megahorn despite lacking visible horns. This, however, may be a reference to its Pokédex entry from Pokémon Scarlet, which states it retaliates by "sticking thick spines out from its body".

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超級角擊 Baakmaahn-dēun Gokgīk *
百萬噸角擊 Baakmaahn-dēun Gokgīk *
超級角撞 Chīukāp Gokjohng *
兆幅音頻 Siuhfūk Jāmpàhn *
Mandarin 超級角擊 Chīukāp Jiǎojí / Chīukāp Jiǎojī *
兆幅音頻 Zhàofú Yīnpín *
百万吨角击 Bǎiwàndùn Jiǎojī *
  Czech Megaroh
  Danish Megahorn
  Dutch Megahoorn
  Finnish Sarvihyökkäys (OS)
Sarvipusku (AG)
  French Mégacorne
  German Vielender
  Greek Μεγακέρας Mégakéras
  Hindi बड़ा सींग Bada Seeng
  Indonesian Megahorn
  Italian Megacorno
  Korean 메가혼 MegahonIX+
메가폰 MegaponII, IVVIII
  Polish Megaróg
Portuguese   Brazil Megachifre (games, TCG, PS158-present)
Mega Chifre (anime, PS508)
  Portugal Megachifre
  Romanian Megacornul
  Serbian Megarog
  Spanish Megacuerno
  Swedish Megahorn
  Thai เมก้าฮอร์น
  Vietnamese Siêu Sừng



Variations of the move Megahorn
  MegahornPower WhipPrecipice Blades


Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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PE
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Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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