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Zen Headbutt (move)

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Zen Headbutt
しねんのずつき Thought Headbutt
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Type  Psychic
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.

Zen Headbutt (Japanese: しねんのずつき Thought Headbutt) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Zen Headbutt inflicts damage and has a 20% chance of causing the target to flinch.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user focuses its willpower to its head and rams the foe. It may also make the target flinch.
PMDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Cringe status condition, making its actions fail.
BWB2W2 The user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. It may also make the target flinch.
XY The user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison 37 37 37
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison 41 41 41
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water 40 44 29 29
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water 44 50 29 29
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic 34 32 32
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic 34 32 32
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic 50 41 41
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic 64 41 41
128 Tauros Tauros Normal Normal 29 35 35
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying 33 37 37
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying 37 42 42
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic 34 32 32
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic 41 41 41
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal 38 38 38
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal 29 29 29
270 Lotad Lotad Water Grass 27 31 31 31
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass 27 31 31 31
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost 50 53 --, 53
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic     --
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug 37 37 37
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug 37 37 37
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic 26 26 26
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic 26 26 26
340 Whiscash Whiscash Water Ground -- -- --
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon 35 35 35
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon 37 37 37
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying 37 37 37
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic 52 52 29 29
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic 62 62 29 29
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic 40 40 40
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic 40 40 40
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic 35 35 35
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic 65 65 65
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock 33 37 37
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock 36 43 43
486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal Normal 50 50 50
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire   49 49
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic   23 23
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic   65 32
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic   65 65
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric   43 43
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
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying HoothootNoctowl HoothootNoctowl HoothootNoctowl
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingPsyduckGolduckLotadLombreCranidosRampardos SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingPsyduckGolduckLotadLombreCranidosRampardos SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingPsyduckGolduckLotadLombreCranidosRampardos
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal no SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingCranidosRampardos SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingCranidosRampardos
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying HoothootNoctowl HoothootNoctowl HoothootNoctowl
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpig PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpig Munna PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpig Munna
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpig PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpigMunna PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpig Munna
320 Wailmer Wailmer Water Water no PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpigWhiscashMunna PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpigWhiscashMunna
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpig PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpig Munna PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpig Munna
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpig PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpig Munna PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpigMunna
369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock no SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingPsyduckGolduckLotadLombre Whiscash SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingPsyduckGolduckLotadLombre Whiscash
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingCranidosRampardos SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingCranidosRampardos SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingCranidosRampardos
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting no PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpigBagonShelgonSalamence Munna PsyduckGolduckTaurosGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpigBagonShelgonSalamence Munna
636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire no VenonatVenomothVolbeat VenonatVenomothVolbeat
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire
038 Ninetales Ninetales Fire Fire
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying
048 Venonat Venonat Bug Poison
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
128 Tauros Tauros Normal Normal
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
173 Cleffa Cleffa Normal Normal
175 Togepi Togepi Normal Normal
176 Togetic Togetic Normal Flying
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
270 Lotad Lotad Water Grass
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Psychic
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Psychic
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Psychic
293 Whismur Whismur Normal Normal
294 Loudred Loudred Normal Normal
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal
301 Delcatty Delcatty Normal Normal
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark
320 Wailmer Wailmer Water Water
321 Wailord Wailord Water Water
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
340 Whiscash Whiscash Water Ground
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
374 Beldum Beldum Steel Psychic
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Psychic Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Psychic Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic Psychic
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
440 Happiny Happiny Normal Normal
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal
468 Togekiss Togekiss Normal Flying
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal Normal
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
Grass Grass
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Grass Flying
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
504 Patrat Patrat Normal Normal
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic
518 Musharna Musharna Psychic Psychic
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal
550 Basculin Basculin Water Water
554 Darumaka Darumaka Fire Fire
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon
636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
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 IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
374 374 Beldum Steel Psychic Pokéwalker - Winner's Path
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 V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
293 293 Whismur Normal Dream World - Icy Cave
338 338 Solrock Rock Psychic Dream World - Icy Cave
343 343 Baltoy Ground Psychic Dream World - Icy Cave
374 374 Beldum Steel Psychic Dream World - Rugged Mountain
550 550 Basculin Water Dream World - Sparkling Sea
550B 550B Basculin Water 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 V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
376 376 Metagross Steel Psychic Video Game Championships 2013 MetagrossBWLv.45
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

Bagon Zen Headbutt.png Roark Rampardos Zen Headbutt.png Azure Drowzee Zen Headbutt.png Zekrom M14 Zen Headbutt.png
Bagon Rampardos Drowzee Zekrom
The user focuses its willpower to its head and rams the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
408 Cranidos The blue part on Cranidos's skull glows blue and becomes surrounded in a light blue reflective shield. It then slams its head into the opponent.
Roark's Cranidos Shapes of Things to Come! Debut
A Cranidos controlled by Red Eyes Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part One) None
409 Rampardos Rampardos's skull and eyes glows blue and becomes surrounded in a light blue reflective shield. It then slams its head into the opponent.
Roark's Rampardos Wild in the Streets! None
371 Bagon The gray helmet on Bagon's head glows blue and it becomes surrounded in a light blue reflective shield. It then slams its head into the opponent.
Unknown Trainer's Bagon Tag! We're It...! None
096 Drowzee The top part of Drowzee's head glows blue and its head becomes surrounded by a see-through reflective shield. It then shoots at the opponent like a missile and slams its head into it.
Azure's Drowzee Beating a Bustle and Hustle! None
644 Zekrom Zekrom lowers its head and purple energy begins to form in front of its forehead. Zekrom then raises its head and the purple energy grows larger and forms into a ball of shining light blue energy. Zekrom then lowers its head and flies head first into the opponent.
Zekrom (M14) Black—Victini and Reshiram
White—Victini and Zekrom
None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Zen Headbutt 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 意念頭錘 Yìniàn Tóuchuí
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zen Kopstoot
France Flag.png French Psykoud'Boul
Germany Flag.png German Zen-Kopfstoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Κεφαλιά Διαφωτισμού
India Flag.png Hindi ज़ेन सिर की टक्कर Zen Sir Ki Takkar
Italy Flag.png Italian Cozzata Zen
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사념의박치기 Sanyeom-yi Bakchigi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cabeçada Zen
Romania Flag.png Romanian Capul de Berbec Zen
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cabezazo Zen


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