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Head Charge (move)

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Head Charge
アフロブレイク Afro Break
Head Charge B2W2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Head Charge (Japanese: アフロブレイク Afro Break) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation V. It is Bouffalant's signature move.


Head Charge inflicts damage and the user receives recoil damage equal to 25% of the damage done to the target.


Games Description
BWB2W2 The user charges its head into its target, using its powerful guard hair. It also damages the user a little.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal 31 ''''
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Alder Bouffalant Head Charge.png None.png None.png
The user charges head-first into the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant charges at the opponent and the afro on its head glows red. The front of it also glows yellow. It then slams the yellow part of its afro into the opponent.
Alder's Bouffalant Ash and Trip's Third Battle! Debut

In the manga

In the Be a Master!! Pokémon BW

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Head Charge BW.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • Head Charge is the only variation of Double-Edge that inflicts 1/4 of the inflicted damage as recoil and not 1/3 of it instead.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 爆爆頭突擊 Bàobàotóu Tújí
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Kop Charge
France Flag.png French Peignée
Germany Flag.png German Steinschädel
Italy Flag.png Italian Ricciolata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아프로브레이크 Afro Break
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Impacto de Cabeça
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Carga de Cabeza
Spain Flag.png Spain Ariete

Variations of the move Double-Edge
Physical Double-EdgeVolt TackleBrave BirdFlare BlitzWood Hammer

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