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Horn Drill (move)

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Horn Drill
つのドリル Horn Drill
Horn Drill.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  %
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • 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.

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) + 30)%. Horn Drill ignores all changes to accuracy and evasion stats.

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

Generation III

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

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.
PMDRB Defeats the target in one shot--if it hits. It has no effect on a Ghost-type foe.
DPPtHGSS 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.
XY 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 Type Level
I II III IV V VI
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison 36 38 38 47 45 45 45
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison 41 46 46 53 58 58 58
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock 45 37 38 37 63 63
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock 48 37 38 37 71 --, 71
118 Goldeen Goldeen Water Water 45 43 43 41 41 41
119 Seaking Seaking Water Water 48 49 49 47 47 47
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock       37 71 --, 71
530 Excadrill Excadrill Ground Steel         31 31
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt Rock Dragon           49
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum Rock Dragon           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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
077 Ponyta Ponyta Fire Fire     Nidoran♂NidorinoRhyhornRhydonRhyperior Nidoran♂NidorinoRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorExcadrill Nidoran♂NidorinoRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorExcadrill
086 Seel Seel Water Water   Nidoran♂NidorinoRhyhornRhydon Nidoran♂NidorinoRhyhornRhydonRhyperior Nidoran♂NidorinoRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorExcadrill Nidoran♂NidorinoRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorExcadrill
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice   Nidoran♂NidorinoRhyhornRhydon Nidoran♂NidorinoRhyhornRhydonRhyperior Nidoran♂NidorinoRhyhornRhydonRhyperior Nidoran♂NidorinoRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTyruntTyrantrum
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 Type Machine
I
TM07
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison Poison
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
077 Ponyta Ponyta Fire Fire
078 Rapidash Rapidash Fire Fire
086 Seel Seel Water Water
087 Dewgong Dewgong Water Ice
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
118 Goldeen Goldeen Water Water
119 Seaking Seaking Water Water
128 Tauros Tauros Normal Normal
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water
148 Dragonair Dragonair Dragon Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
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
131 131 Lapras Water Ice Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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 event

Generation II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
206 206 Dunsparce Normal New York City Pokémon Center
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 other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

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.

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
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

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)
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
Horn Drill V.png 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)
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
Horn Drill Stadium.png Horn Drill Stad2.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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 獨角鑽 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
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
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


One-hit knockout moves
Physical FissureGuillotineHorn Drill
Special Sheer Cold


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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