Megahorn (move)

Megahorn
メガホーン Megahorn
Megahorn VIII.png
Megahorn VIII 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 is 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
Using its tough and impressive horn, the user rams into the target with no letup.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field 43FRLG 58 58 1, 58 1, 58SMUSUM
55PE
1, Evo.
078   Rapidash
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
078   Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 1SwSh
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field 57 57 67 67XY
49ORAS
49SMUSUM
36PE
55
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field 66 57 77 1, 77XY
55ORAS
55SMUSUM
36PE
61
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2 57FRLG 51 57 57XY
45ORAS
45SMUSUM
40PE
45
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2 69FRLG 63 72 1, 72XY
1, 54ORAS
1, 54SMUSUM
50PE
51
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug 54 53 55 55BW
46B2W2
46XY
37ORAS
37 55
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field 57 77 1, 77XY
55ORAS
55 61
503   Samurott
  Field Field 1 1 1
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1, 65 1, 65 74SwSh
586   Sawsbuck
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field 41 41 41 50SwSh
716   Xerneas
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 44 44 70SwSh
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 53 65SwSh
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral 55SwSh
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

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
TM60
VIII
TR28
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field PE SwSh
078   Rapidash
  Field Field PE SwSh
078   Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field SwSh
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field PE
087   Dewgong
 
 
Water 1 Field PE
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field PE SwSh
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field PE SwSh
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2 PE SwSh
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2 PE SwSh
128   Tauros
  Field Field SwSh
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1 PE SwSh
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered PE SwSh
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
359   Absol
  Field Field SwSh
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field SwSh
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug SwSh
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field SwSh
638   Cobalion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
639   Terrakion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
640   Virizion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
647   Keldeo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
716   Xerneas
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
797   Celesteela
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
834   Drednaw
 
 
Monster Water 1 SwSh
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral SwSh
896   Glastrier
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
SwSh SwSh
EP
BDSP LA
078   Rapidash
  Field Field
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
234   Stantler
  Field Field
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
503   Samurott
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
899   Wyrdeer
 
 
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
234   Stantler
  Field Field HGSS BDSP
359   Absol
  Field Field HGSS BDSP
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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
359   Absol
  Field Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
588   Karrablast
  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
588   Karrablast
  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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Megahorn is a move with base power of 24, 10 PP and 84% accuracy. The user attacks enemy in front, cutting corners.

In Explorers of Time and Darkness, the move's PP is decreased to 7.

In Explorers of Sky, the move's power is raised to 38.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 4 189 226 85% An opponent No additional effect.

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

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 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 Rhydon charges and stabs the opponent with its horn, or Rhydon's horn glows white and extends and then 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
  Rhyperior 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 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 Samurott's horn glows white, as it hits the opponent with it.
Cameron's Samurott Cameron's Secret Weapon! None
  Absol Absol's horn glows green and grows in size. It then hits the opponent with it.
Astrid's Absol Mega Evolution Special I None
  Absol 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
  Heracross 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

  • 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.
  • 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 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 메가폰 Megapon
  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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