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Head Smash (move)

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Head Smash
もろはのずつき Double-Edged Headbutt
Head Smash 2.png
Head Smash.png
Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  150
Accuracy  80%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.

Head Smash (Japanese: もろはのずつき Double-Edged Headbutt) is a damage-dealing Rock-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Head Smash inflicts damage and the user receives half of the damage dealt as recoil.

Description

Games Description
DPPt The user delivers a life-endangering head butt at full power. The user also takes terrible damage.
HGSS The user delivers a life-endangering attack at full power. The user also takes terrible damage.
BWB2W2 The user attacks the target with a hazardous, full-power headbutt. The user also takes terrible damage.
XY The user attacks the target with a hazardous, full-power headbutt. This also damages the user terribly.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock 78 78 --, 78
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock 43 46 46
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock 52 58 58
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fire   37 37
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting   44 44
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting   50 50
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting   53 50
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting   65 65
681 Aegislash Aegislash Steel Ghost     --
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum Rock Dragon     --, 58
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison   CranidosRampardos CranidosRampardosTepigPigniteEmboarScraggyScrafty CranidosRampardosTepigPigniteEmboarScraggyScraftyTyrantrum
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock no Relicanth Relicanth
231 Phanpy Phanpy* Ground Ground   Nidoran♂ TepigPigniteEmboarScraggyScrafty TepigPigniteEmboarScraggyScrafty
299 Nosepass Nosepass* Rock Rock   000 no
304 Aron Aron Steel Rock   CranidosRampardos CranidosRampardos CranidosRampardosTyrantrum
566 Archen Archen* Rock Flying no Corsola Corsola
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon no ScraggyScrafty ScraggyScraftyTyrantrum
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 Type Obtained with
304 304 Aron Steel Rock Dream World - Icy Cave
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 events

Generation VI

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
306 306 Aggron Steel Rock 2014 Korean World Championship Series Aggron
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

None.png Roark Rampardos Head Smash.png None.png None.png
Rampardos
The user starts to get covered by a bluish-white light glow and then charges into its opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
408 Cranidos Cranidos's body becomes surrounded in a whitish-blue aura, then the aura surrounds its body, making Cranidos look black and white. Cranidos shoots at the opponent with its head pointed at it and smashes into it.
Roark's Cranidos A Gruff Act to Follow! Debut
409 Rampardos Rampardos's body becomes surrounded by a whitish-blue aura, making it seem black and white, and it shoots at the opponent with its head pointed at it, slamming into it with its head.
Roark's Rampardos O'er the Rampardos We Watched! None

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! manga


In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga


In other generations

Head Smash IV.png Head Smash V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 雙刃頭錘 Shuāngrèn Tóuchúi
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Kopdreun
France Flag.png French Fracass'Tête
Germany Flag.png German Kopfstoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Κεφαλοκόπημα
India Flag.png Hindi सिर फोड़ो Sir Phodo
Italy Flag.png Italian Zuccata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 양날박치기 Yangnal Bakchigi
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Bate-Cabeça
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Choque de Cabeça
Romania Flag.png Romanian Lovitura la Cap
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Plancha de Cabeza (DP016-DP018)
Golpe de Cabeza* (DP107)
Spain Flag.png Spain Testarazo


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