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Skull Bash (move)

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Skull Bash
ロケットずつき Rocket Headbutt
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
 ???
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if no other Pokémon has chosen the same Judge.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Skull Bash (Japanese: ロケットずつき Rocket Headbutt) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Skull Bash does nothing on the turn it is selected, other than say that the user lowered its head. On the following turn, Skull Bash will do damage, PP will be deducted from it, and it will count as the last move used. Once Skull Bash is selected, the user won't be able to switch out until it is disrupted or fully executed.

If Skull Bash is not fully executed, PP will not be deducted from it, and it will not count as the last move used. If the opponent uses Mirror Move during the turn that the user lowers its head, Mirror Move will copy the move that the user executed immediately before using Skull Bash (or fail if it can't).

Sleep, freeze, partial trapping, and flinching will pause but not disrupt the duration of Skull Bash.

In Stadium, Mirror Move will copy Skull Bash on either of the turns it takes to execute.

Generation II and beyond

On the turn it is selected, Skull Bash will raise the user's Defense one level.


In the anime

Pokémon

Charmander. Charmander runs at the opponent with its head down and strikes it with its head.

Squirtle. Squirtle runs and jumps at its opponent with its head down and strikes it with its head.

Magmar. Magmar hurtles itself towards its foe and hits them with its skull.

Scyther. Scyther flies at top speed towards its foe and its body begins to glow before hitting its target.

Learnset

Generation I

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
007 007 Squirtle Water 35
008 008 Wartortle Water 39
009 009 Blastoise Water 42
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By TM40

#   Pokémon Type
004 004 Charmander Fire
005 005 Charmeleon Fire
006 006 Charizard Fire Flying
007 007 Squirtle Water
008 008 Wartortle Water
009 009 Blastoise Water
015 015 Beedrill Bug Poison
019 019 Rattata Normal
020 020 Raticate Normal
023 023 Ekans Poison
024 024 Arbok Poison
025 025 Pikachu Electric
026 026 Raichu Electric
027 027 Sandshrew Ground
028 028 Sandslash Ground
029 029 Nidoran♀ Poison
030 030 Nidorina Poison
031 031 Nidoqueen Poison Ground
032 032 Nidoran♂ Poison
033 033 Nidorino Poison
034 034 Nidoking Poison Ground
035 035 Clefairy Normal
036 036 Clefable Normal
037 037 Vulpix Fire
038 038 Ninetales Fire
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal
040 040 Wigglytuff Normal
046 046 Paras Bug Grass
047 047 Parasect Bug Grass
052 052 Meowth Normal
053 053 Persian Normal
054 054 Psyduck Water
055 055 Golduck Water
056 056 Mankey Fighting
057 057 Primeape Fighting
058 058 Growlithe Fire
059 059 Arcanine Fire
060 060 Poliwag Water
061 061 Poliwhirl Water
062 062 Poliwrath Water Fighting
063 063 Abra Psychic
064 064 Kadabra Psychic
065 065 Alakazam Psychic
066 066 Machop Fighting
067 067 Machoke Fighting
068 068 Machamp Fighting
072 072 Tentacool Water Poison
073 073 Tentacruel Water Poison
077 077 Ponyta Fire
078 078 Rapidash Fire
079 079 Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 080 Slowbro Water Psychic
083 083 Farfetch'd Normal Flying
084 084 Doduo Normal Flying
085 085 Dodrio Normal Flying
086 086 Seel Water
087 087 Dewgong Water Ice
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison
095 095 Onix Rock Ground
096 096 Drowzee Psychic
097 097 Hypno Psychic
104 104 Cubone Ground
105 105 Marowak Ground
106 106 Hitmonlee Fighting
107 107 Hitmonchan Fighting
108 108 Lickitung Normal
111 111 Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 112 Rhydon Ground Rock
113 113 Chansey Normal
114 114 Tangela Grass
115 115 Kangaskhan Normal
116 116 Horsea Water
117 117 Seadra Water
118 118 Goldeen Water
119 119 Seaking Water
120 120 Staryu Water
121 121 Starmie Water Psychic
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
123 123 Scyther Bug Flying
124 124 Jynx Ice Psychic
125 125 Electabuzz Electric
126 126 Magmar Fire
128 128 Tauros Normal
130 130 Gyarados Water Flying
131 131 Lapras Water Ice
133 133 Eevee Normal
134 134 Vaporeon Water
135 135 Jolteon Electric
136 136 Flareon Fire
137 137 Porygon Normal
139 139 Omastar Rock Water
140 140 Kabuto Rock Water
141 141 Kabutops Rock Water
143 143 Snorlax Normal
147 147 Dratini Dragon
148 148 Dragonair Dragon
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation II

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
007 007 Squirtle Water 40
008 008 Wartortle Water 45
009 009 Blastoise Water 55
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 001 | style="background: #FFF" | 001 | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 104 | style="background: #FFF" | 104 | style="background: #FFF" | Cubone | colspan="2" style="background:#E0C068; text-align:center" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation III

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
007 007 Squirtle Water 40
008 008 Wartortle Water 45
009 009 Blastoise Water 55
319 319 Sharpedo Water Dark 48
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 001 | style="background: #FFF" | 001 | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 104 | style="background: #FFF" | 104 | style="background: #FFF" | Cubone | colspan="2" style="background:#E0C068; text-align:center" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 369 | style="background: #FFF" | 369 | style="background: #FFF" | Relicanth | colspan="1" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water || style="background:#B8A038" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Rock | style="background: #FFF" | Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise
Sharpedo

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation IV

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
007 007 Squirtle Water 31
008 008 Wartortle Water 36
009 009 Blastoise Water 39
319 319 Sharpedo Water Dark 50
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 001 | style="background: #FFF" | 001 | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur | colspan="1" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 104 | style="background: #FFF" | 104 | style="background: #FFF" | Cubone | colspan="2" style="background:#E0C068; text-align:center" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 369 | style="background: #FFF" | 369 | style="background: #FFF" | Relicanth | colspan="1" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water || style="background:#B8A038" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Rock | style="background: #FFF" | Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise
Sharpedo

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}


Other apperances

Trivia

  • No Generation IV Pokémon can learn this move in any way, not even by breeding.
  • All Pokémon to learn this move by leveling up are of the Template:Type2.

In other languages

  • Spanish: Cabezazo
  • French: Coud'krâne
  • German: Schädelwumme
  • Italian: Capocciata
Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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