Zen Headbutt (move)

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Zen Headbutt
しねんのずつき Thought Headbutt
Zen Headbutt.png
Zen Headbutt 2.png
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.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

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.
BWB2W2 The user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. It may also make the target flinch.
XYORAS
SM
The user focuses its willpower to its head and attacks the target. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
048 Venonat Venonat
Bug Bug 37 37 37
049 Venomoth Venomoth
Bug Bug 41 41 41
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field 40 44BW
29B2W2
29XY
32ORAS
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field 44 50BW
29B2W2
29XY
25ORAS
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1 34 32 32
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1 34 32 32
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like 50 41 41
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like 64 41 41
128 Tauros Tauros
Field Field 29 35 35
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Flying Flying 33 37 37
164 Noctowl Noctowl
Flying Flying 37 42 42
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1 34 32 32
203 Girafarig Girafarig
Field Field 41 41 41XY
32ORAS
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field 38 38 38
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field 29 29 29
270 Lotad Lotad
Water 1 Grass 27DP
31PtHGSS
31 31XY
33ORAS
271 Lombre Lombre
Water 1 Grass 27DP
31PtHGSS
31 31XY
40ORAS
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like 50 53 1, 53XY
34ORAS
308 Medicham Medicham
Human-Like Human-Like 1
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Bug Human-Like 37 37 37XY
33ORAS
314 Illumise Illumise
Bug Human-Like 37 37 37XY
33ORAS
325 Spoink Spoink
Field Field 26 26 26
326 Grumpig Grumpig
Field Field 26 26 26
340 Whiscash Whiscash
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1XY
30ORAS
371 Bagon Bagon
Dragon Dragon 35 35 35XY
34ORAS
372 Shelgon Shelgon
Dragon Dragon 37 37 37XY
35ORAS
373 Salamence Salamence
Dragon Dragon 37 37 37XY
35ORAS
375 Metang Metang
Mineral Mineral 52 52BW
29B2W2
29XY
32ORAS
376 Metagross Metagross
Mineral Mineral 62 62BW
29B2W2
29XY
32ORAS
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 40 40XY
41ORAS
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 40 40XY
41ORAS
385 Jirachi Jirachi
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35 35 35
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Undiscovered Undiscovered 65 65 65XY
49ORAS
408 Cranidos Cranidos
Monster Monster 33 37 37
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster 36 43 43
486 Regigigas Regigigas
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50 50
494 Victini Victini
Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49
517 Munna Munna
Field Field 23 23
605 Elgyem Elgyem
Human-Like Human-Like 65 32
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
Human-Like Human-Like 65 32
644 Zekrom Zekrom
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 43
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
Undiscovered Undiscovered 46ORAS
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
041 Zubat Zubat
Flying Flying
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy
320 Wailmer Wailmer
Field Water 2
325 Spoink Spoink
Field Field
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
369 Relicanth Relicanth
Water 1 Water 2
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon
636 Larvesta Larvesta
Bug Bug
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 Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1
019 Rattata Rattata
Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
Field Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Field Field
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Field Field
041 Zubat Zubat
Flying Flying
042 Golbat Golbat
Flying Flying
048 Venonat Venonat
Bug Bug
049 Venomoth Venomoth
Bug Bug
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Grass Grass
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
Human-Like Human-Like
128 Tauros Tauros
Field Field
131 Lapras Lapras
Monster Water 1
137 Porygon Porygon
Mineral Mineral
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Flying Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl
Flying Flying
169 Crobat Crobat
Flying Flying
173 Cleffa Cleffa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
Fairy Flying
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying
196 Espeon Espeon
Field Field
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1
203 Girafarig Girafarig
Field Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
Field Field
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field
238 Smoochum Smoochum
Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
270 Lotad Lotad
Water 1 Grass
271 Lombre Lombre
Water 1 Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
Water 1 Grass
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
Amorphous Amorphous
293 Whismur Whismur
Monster Field
294 Loudred Loudred
Monster Field
295 Exploud Exploud
Monster Field
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
Field Fairy
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like
307 Meditite Meditite
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
Human-Like Human-Like
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Human-Like Bug
314 Illumise Illumise
Human-Like Bug
318 Carvanha Carvanha
Water 2 Water 2
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
Water 2 Water 2
320 Wailmer Wailmer
Field Water 2
321 Wailord Wailord
Field Water 2
325 Spoink Spoink
Field Field
326 Grumpig Grumpig
Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
337 Lunatone Lunatone
Mineral Mineral
338 Solrock Solrock
Mineral Mineral
340 Whiscash Whiscash
Water 2 Water 2
343 Baltoy Baltoy
Mineral Mineral
344 Claydol Claydol
Mineral Mineral
358 Chimecho Chimecho
Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
369 Relicanth Relicanth
Water 1 Water 2
371 Bagon Bagon
Dragon Dragon
372 Shelgon Shelgon
Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence
Dragon Dragon
374 Beldum Beldum
Mineral Mineral
375 Metang Metang
Mineral Mineral
376 Metagross Metagross
Mineral Mineral
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
408 Cranidos Cranidos
Monster Monster
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster
433 Chingling Chingling
Undiscovered Undiscovered
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral
440 Happiny Happiny
Undiscovered Undiscovered
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered
447 Riolu Riolu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
Field Human-Like
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
Monster Monster
468 Togekiss Togekiss
Fairy Flying
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
Mineral Mineral
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous
480 Uxie Uxie
Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
Undiscovered Undiscovered
486 Regigigas Regigigas
Undiscovered Undiscovered
488 Cresselia Cresselia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
494 Victini Victini
Undiscovered Undiscovered
498 Tepig Tepig
Field Field
499 Pignite Pignite
Field Field
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field
504 Patrat Patrat
Field Field
505 Watchog Watchog
Field Field
517 Munna Munna
Field Field
518 Musharna Musharna
Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
Field Flying
531 Audino Audino
Fairy Fairy
538 Throh Throh
Human-Like Human-Like
539 Sawk Sawk
Human-Like Human-Like
550 Basculin Basculin
Water 2 Water 2
554 Darumaka Darumaka
Field Field
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Field Field
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
Flying Flying
562 Yamask Yamask
Mineral Amorphous
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
Mineral Amorphous
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
Water 1 Water 3
565 Carracosta Carracosta
Water 1 Water 3
566 Archen Archen
Water 3 Flying
567 Archeops Archeops
Water 3 Flying
574 Gothita Gothita
Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
Human-Like Human-Like
577 Solosis Solosis
Amorphous Amorphous
578 Duosion Duosion
Amorphous Amorphous
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
Amorphous Amorphous
605 Elgyem Elgyem
Human-Like Human-Like
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
Human-Like Human-Like
623 Golurk Golurk
Mineral Mineral
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
Field Field
628 Braviary Braviary
Flying Flying
633 Deino Deino
Dragon Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous
Dragon Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
Dragon Dragon
636 Larvesta Larvesta
Bug Bug
637 Volcarona Volcarona
Bug Bug
638 Cobalion Cobalion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639 Terrakion Terrakion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640 Virizion Virizion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
643 Reshiram Reshiram
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649 Genesect Genesect
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field
654 Braixen Braixen
Field Field
655 Delphox Delphox
Field Field
672 Skiddo Skiddo
Field Field
673 Gogoat Gogoat
Field Field
674 Pancham Pancham
Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
Field Human-Like
676 Furfrou Furfrou
Field Field
677 Espurr Espurr
Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
Field Field
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
Monster Dragon
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
Monster Dragon
698 Amaura Amaura
Monster Monster
699 Aurorus Aurorus
Monster Monster
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like
716 Xerneas Xerneas
Undiscovered Undiscovered
717 Yveltal Yveltal
Undiscovered Undiscovered
718 Zygarde Zygarde
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
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 IV

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
374 Beldum Beldum
Mineral Mineral Pokéwalker - Winner's Path
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
293 Whismur Whismur
Monster Field Dream World - Icy Cave
338 Solrock Solrock
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
343 Baltoy Baltoy
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
374 Beldum Beldum
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Rugged Mountain
550 Basculin Basculin
Water 2 Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
550 Basculin Basculin
Water 2 Water 2 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 V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
376 Metagross Metagross
Mineral Mineral Video Game Championships 2013 MetagrossBWLv.45
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 GO

Zen Headbutt
Fast Attack
Type Psychic
Power 12
Energy boost 9%
Duration 1.05 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
ClefairyClefablePsyduckAbraHypnoExeggutor
LickitungChanseyMr. MimeTaurosPorygonSnorlax

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Zen Headbutt had a power of 15 and an energy gain of 4%.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Cringe status condition, making its actions fail.

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 Zen Headbutt 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 意念頭錘 Yìniàn Tóuchuí
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zenkopstoot
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
Poland Flag.png Polish Taran Zen
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cabeçada Zen
Romania Flag.png Romanian Capul de Berbec Zen
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cabezazo Zen


Variations of the move Hyper Fang
Physical Hyper FangZen Headbutt


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