Horn Drill (move)

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Horn Drill
つのドリル Horn Drill
Horn Drill VI.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  30%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Earn +15 if all the Pokémon choose the same Judge.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that successfully showed their appeal.

Horn Drill (Japanese: つのドリル Horn Drill) is a Normal-type one-hit knockout move introduced in Generation I. It was TM07 in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Horn Drill has 30% accuracy and inflicts damage equal to the target's current HP. Horn Drill will break a substitute if it hits, and can be countered for infinite damage when it does so.

Horn Drill will not affect a target whose current Speed stat is greater than the user's current Speed stat.

Generation II

Unlike in Generation I, Horn Drill can affect a Pokémon whose Speed stat is greater than the user's current Speed stat. However, it cannot affect a Pokémon of a higher level. The accuracy of Horn Drill depends on the level of the user and the level of the target and is worked out with the formula

Accuracy = ((level of user - level of target)*0.78 + 30)%.

Horn Drill cannot be countered for infinite damage if it misses in Pokémon Stadium 2.

Generations III to VI

Horn Drill's chance of hitting is now independent of accuracy and evasion stats; instead, it depends on the level of the user and the level of the target and is worked out with the formula

Accuracy = ((level of user - level of target) + 30)%.

Horn Drill can no longer be countered for infinite damage if it misses.

Horn Drill can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra two appeal points if the move Horn Attack was used in the prior turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination and will give an extra three appeal points if any of the moves Lock-On, Mind Reader and Miracle Eye was used in the prior turn.

Generation VII

Horn Drill's accuracy is now displayed as 30%; however, its accuracy calculation remains unchanged.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A single-hit knockout attack. Learned only by Pokémon with a horn or horns.
GSC A one-hit KO, drill attack.
RSEColo.XD A one-hit KO attack that uses a horn like a drill.
FRLG The horn is rotated like a drill to ram. The foe will faint if it hits.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is stabbed with a horn rotating like a drill. The foe instantly faints if it hits.
BWB2W2 The user stabs the target with a horn that rotates like a drill. If it hits, the target faints instantly.
XYORAS
SM
The user stabs the target with a horn that rotates like a drill. The target faints instantly if this attack hits.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 36RGB
38Y
38 47 45 45 45 45
033 Nidorino Nidorino
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 41RGB
46Y
46 53 58 58 58 58
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 45 37 38 37 63 63XY
53ORAS
53
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 48 37 38 37 71 1, 71XY
1, 62ORAS
1, 62
118 Goldeen Goldeen
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 45 43 43 41 41 41XY
37ORAS
37
119 Seaking Seaking
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 48 49 49 47 47 47XY
40ORAS
40
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 37 71 1, 71XY
1, 62ORAS
1, 62
530 Excadrill Excadrill
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 31 31 1, Evo.
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 49 49
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 53 53
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
077 Ponyta Ponyta
FireIC Big.png Field Field
086 Seel Seel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
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

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM07
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
030 Nidorina Nidorina
PoisonIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
033 Nidorino Nidorino
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
034 Nidoking Nidoking
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
077 Ponyta Ponyta
FireIC Big.png Field Field
078 Rapidash Rapidash
FireIC Big.png Field Field
086 Seel Seel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
087 Dewgong Dewgong
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
118 Goldeen Goldeen
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
119 Seaking Seaking
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
128 Tauros Tauros
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
139 Omastar Omastar
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
148 Dragonair Dragonair
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field New York City Pokémon Center
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

Horn Drill will cause a Pokémon to instantly faint through "calamitous damage" (changed to "It's a one-hit KO!" in Gates to Infinity), regardless of level, but is prone to missing.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Defeats the target in one shot--if it hits. It has no effect on a Ghost-type foe.

In the anime

In the main series

Misty Goldeen Horn Drill.png Juan Seaking Horn Drill.png Forrest Rhyperior Horn Drill.png Clay Excadrill Horn Drill.png
Goldeen Seaking Rhyperior Excadrill
The foe is stabbed with a horn rotating like a drill.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
112 Rhydon Rhydon's horn spins like a drill and it charges at the opponent. It then stabs the opponent with its horn.
Blaine's Rhydon Riddle Me This Debut
An archeologist's Rhydon Shell Shock! None
Pietra's Rhydon Right on, Rhydon! None
A Coordinator's Rhydon Harley Rides Again None
Head engineer's Rhydon Bibarel Gnaws Best! None
119 Seaking Seaking's horn begins to spin like a drill. Then, it rams its spinning horn into the opponent, sometimes repeatedly.
Cerulean Gym's Seaking The Misty Mermaid None
Juan's Seaking The Great Eight Fate! None
118 Goldeen Goldeen's horn spins like a drill and it hits the opponent with it.
Misty's Goldeen Just Add Water None
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior's horn spins like a drill and it hits the opponent with it.
Forrest's Rhyperior SS025 None
Pokémon hunter's Rhyperior A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways! None
530 Excadrill The silver protrusion on the top of Excadrill's head glows silver and extends. It then begins to spin like a drill. Excadrill then stabs the opponent with it.
Clay's Excadrill Battling the King of the Mines! None

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Giovanni Rhyhorn Horn Drill PO.png Giovanni Rhydon Horn Drill PO.png None.png
Rhyhorn Rhydon
The foe is stabbed with a horn rotating like a drill. A hit will always result a knockout.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn's body becomes surrounded by light blue, spiraling streaks of energy. It then charges at the opponent and stabs it with its horn. If hit, the target will faint instantly.
Giovanni's Rhyhorn File 3: Giovanni Debut
112 Rhydon Rhydon's horn spins like a drill and its body becomes surrounded by light blue, spiraling streaks of energy. It then charges at the opponent and stabs it with its horn. If hit, the target will faint instantly.
Giovanni's Rhydon File 3: Giovanni None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Core series games

Horn Drill I.png Horn Drill II.png Horn Drill III.png Horn Drill IV.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
Horn Drill 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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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

Spin-off series games

Horn Drill Stad.png Horn Drill Stad2.png Horn Drill Colo.png Horn Drill XD.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
Horn Drill PBR.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
Horn Drill PMD RB.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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

Trivia

  • Despite the implied need for a horn or horn-like apparatus to use this move, at least two Pokémon that don't have a horn but gain one upon evolution (Nidorina and Ponyta) can learn Horn Drill.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 角鑽 Gokjyun
Mandarin 角鑽 / 角钻 Jiǎozuān *
獨角鑽 / 独角钻 Dújiǎozuān *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Hornboring
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Hoornboor
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sarvipora
France Flag.png French Empal'Korne
Germany Flag.png German Hornbohrer
Greece Flag.png Greek Τρυπανοκέρατο Trupanokérato
Italy Flag.png Italian Perforcorno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뿔드릴 Ppul Drill
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Horndrill
Poland Flag.png Polish Świdroróg
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Chifre Broca (anime, TCG, manga)
Perfurar com Chifre (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Perfuração de Chifre (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Broca de Chifre (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Săpătura cu Cornul
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Rog bušilica
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Perforador (EP058-EP061)
Perforadora (EP256)
Cuerno Barrera (AG110)
Taladro de Cuerno (DP057)
Excavación* (BW061)
Spain Flag.png Spain Perforador
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Boynuz Matkabı
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Mũi Khoan Sừng


One-hit knockout moves
Physical FissureGuillotineHorn Drill
Special Sheer Cold


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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