Head Charge (move)

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Head Charge
アフロブレイク Afro Break
Head Charge VIII.png
Head Charge VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Head Charge (Japanese: アフロブレイク Afro Break) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation V. It is the signature move of Bouffalant.

Effect

Head Charge inflicts damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to ¼ of the damage done to the target.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In Versions 1.0 to 1.1.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Head Charge could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.2.0, it is usable and functions as it did in previous generations.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Head Charge cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

Head Charge cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user charges its head into its target, using its powerful guard hair. It also damages the user a little.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShLA
The user charges its head into its target, using its powerful guard hair. This also damages the user a little.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user charges its head into the target, using its powerful guard hair. This also damages the user a little.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0626 Bouffalant NormalIC Big.png Field Field 31 31 31 40
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Head Charge inflicts damage and the user receives recoil damage equal to 10% of the user's max HP.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
SMD 37 99 20 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:


Pokémon Rumble Rush

NormalIC RR.png Head Charge
★★★★★
Attack power 26.07959
Charge time 1.18 seconds
Range type Dash
Number of hits 4
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect Causes recoil
Head Charge Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Head Charge Physical 3 167 200 100% An opponent Recoil The user also takes 25% of the damage it dealt to the target. Hugh & Bouffalant
Sync move
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Trusted Partners Head Charge Physical Default
6★ EX
300 360 An opponent
All opponents
No additional effect. Hugh & Bouffalant

Description

Games Description
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD It damages an enemy, but it damages you, too.*
It damages an enemy, but you'll receive recoil damage, too.*


In the anime

Alder Bouffalant Head Charge.png
Bouffalant


The user charges its head into its target, using its powerful guard hair.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Bouffalant Bouffalant charges at the opponent and the afro on its head glows red. The front of it also glows yellow. It then slams the yellow part of its afro into the opponent.
Alder's Bouffalant Ash and Trip's Third Battle! Debut


In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 爆炸頭突擊 Baaujatàuh Dahtgīk *
爆爆頭突擊 Baaubaautàuh Dahtgīk *
Mandarin 爆炸頭突擊 / 爆炸头突击 Bàozhàtóu Tújí *
爆爆頭突擊 Bàobàotóu Tújí *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Kopcharge
France Flag.png French Peignée
Germany Flag.png German Steinschädel
Italy Flag.png Italian Ricciolata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아프로브레이크 Apeurobeureikeu
Poland Flag.png Polish Szarża
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ataque de Cabeça (TCG, manga)
Impacto Bruto (anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ataque de Cabeça
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Carga de Cabeza
Spain Flag.png Spain Ariete
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cú Giáng Đầu Bò


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