Horn Attack (move)

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Horn Attack
つのでつく Horn Thrust
Horn Attack V.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Horn Attack (Japanese: つのでつく Horn Thrust) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.


Horn Attack deals damage and has no secondary effect.


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Games Description
A Normal-type attack. A sharp horn is driven hard into the target to inflict damage.
An attack using a horn to jab.
RSE Jabs the foe with sharp horns.
Jabs the target with sharp horns.
FRLG The foe is jabbed with a sharply pointed horn to inflict damage.
The target is jabbed with a sharply pointed horn to inflict damage.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison 8 8 20 21 21 '
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison --, 8 8 22 23 23 '
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground --, 8 --       '
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock -- -- -- -- -- '
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock -- -- -- -- -- '
118 Goldeen Goldeen Water Water 24 15 15 11 11 '
119 Seaking Seaking Water Water --, 24 15 15 11 11 '
128 Tauros Tauros Normal Normal   13 13 8 8 8 ''''
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water 34         '
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water --, 34         '
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting   6 6 -- -- '
221 Piloswine Piloswine Ice Ground     --     '
232 Donphan Donphan Ground Ground   -- -- -- -- '
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock       -- -- '
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal         16 ''''
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
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug       Heracross
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Ash Heracross Horn Attack.png Nidorino Horn Attack.png Cerulean Gym Seaking Horn Attack.png Ash Tauros Horn Attack.png
Heracross Nidorino Seaking Tauros
The foe is jabbed with a sharply pointed horn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
033 Nidorino Nidorino thrusts its horn at the opponent.
Unknown Trainer's Nidorino Pokémon - I Choose You! Debut
118 Goldeen Goldeen charges and stabs its opponent with its horn.
A wild Goldeen Here Comes the Squirtle Squad None
Misty's Goldeen Bye Bye Psyduck None
139 Omastar Omastar jumps up, spins around like a saw blade and charges at the opponent.
A wild Omastar Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon None
119 Seaking Seaking charges at the opponent and strikes it with its horn.
The Cerulean Gym's Seaking The Misty Mermaid None
Unknown Trainer's Seaking Round One - Begin! Referred as Horn Drill
Juan's Seaking The Great Eight Fate! None
034 Nidoking Nidoking jumps and charges at the opponent with its horn pointed at it.
Gary's Nidoking The Fourth Round Rumble None
214 Heracross Heracross hits or throws the opponent with its horn. Sometimes, its horn glows a faint red or silver.
Ash's Heracross Roll On, Pokémon! None
Forrest Franklin's Heracross All in a Day's Wurmple None
Gordon's Heracross Absol-ute Disaster None
Kato's Heracross Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
Barry's Heracross Historical Mystery Tour! None
112 Rhydon Rhydon hits the opponent with its horn.
Pietra's Rhydon Right on, Rhydon None
Unknown Trainer's Rhydon The Ole' Berate and Switch! None
128 Tauros Tauros charges at the opponent and hits it with its horns.
Ash's Tauros The Ties That Bind None
232 Donphan Donphan's tusks glow white and it hits the opponent with them.
A Donphan Kellyn Captured with his Capture Styler Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 2 None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Horn Attack I.png Horn Attack II.png Horn Attack III.png Horn Attack IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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 Attack was the first move that was shown to be used in the anime. It was used by a Nidorino in the first episode.
  • Omanyte can learn this move in Generation I, despite having no visible horn or tusks.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 角撞 Jiǎo​zhuàng​
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Hoornaanval
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sarvi-isku (season 1)
Sarvisyöksy (EP077)
France Flag.png French Koud'Korne
Germany Flag.png German Hornattacke
Greece Flag.png Greek Κερασφόρα επίθεση
India Flag.png Hindi सींग अक्रमंद Seeng Akramand
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Serangan Tanduk
Italy Flag.png Italian Incornata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뿔찌르기 Ppul Jjireugi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Ataque de Chifre
Romania Flag.png Romanian Atacul cu Coarne
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Napad Rogom
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Ataque de cuerno
Spain Flag.png Spain Cornada

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