Horn Attack (move)

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Horn Attack
つのでつく Horn Thrust
Horn Attack IX.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
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  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

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

Effect

Horn Attack deals damage and has no secondary effect.

Horn Attack can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Fury Attack and Horn Drill to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn. It can also be used to finish a combination, with the user gaining 4 bonus appeal points if Leer was used in the previous turn.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Normal-type attack. A sharp horn is driven hard into the target to inflict damage.
GSC An attack using a horn to jab.
RSE Jabs the foe with sharp horns.
Colo.XD Jabs the target with sharp horns.
FRLG
DPPtHGSSPBR
The foe is jabbed with a sharply pointed horn to inflict damage.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The target is jabbed with a sharply pointed horn to inflict damage.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0032 Nidoran♂ PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 8 8 20 21 21 21 21 12 30 30
0033 Nidorino PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 1, 8 8 22 23 23 23 23 12 36 36
0034 Nidoking PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field 1, 8 1 - - - - - - 1 1
0111 Rhyhorn GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15 15 15
0112 Rhydon GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15 15 15
0118 Goldeen WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 24 15 15 11 11 11XY
8ORAS
8 14 15 15
0119 Seaking WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 24 15 15 11 11 11XY
8ORAS
8 14 15 15
0128 Tauros NormalIC Big.png Field Field - 13 13RSE
8FRLG
8 8 8 8 18 20 20 20
0138 Omanyte RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 34 - - - - - - - - -
0139 Omastar RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 1, 34 - - - - - - - - -
0214 Heracross BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 6 6 1 1 1 1 20 20 20
0221 Piloswine IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 - - - - - - -
0232 Donphan GroundIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0464 Rhyperior GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 1 1 1 1 15 15 15
0626 Bouffalant NormalIC Big.png Field Field 16 16 16 25
0787 Tapu Bulu GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 8 30
0984 Great Tusk GroundIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
0990 Iron Treads GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
1022 Iron Boulder RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
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 Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0588 Karrablast BugIC Big.png 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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 8 - 18 - 95% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 8 - 18 - 95% - Front Enemy No
BSL 8 - 18 - 95% - Front Enemy No
SMD 9 99 23 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

GO Normal.png Horn Attack
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 40
Energy cost 33
Duration 1.85 seconds
Damage window 0.8 - 1.65 seconds
Horn Attack GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 40
Energy cost 35
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
Nidoran♂NidorinoRhyhornGoldeenTauros
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 20 → 25
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 25 → 40
    • Energy cost: 25 → 33
    • Duration: 2.2 → 1.85 seconds
    • Damage window: 1.6 - 1.9 → 0.8 - 1.65 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

NormalIC RR.png Horn Attack
★★★
Attack power 14.2789
Charge time 0.7 seconds
Range type Dash
Number of hits 3
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Horn Attack Rumble Rush.png

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy.


In the anime

Main series

Ash Heracross Horn Attack.png
Heracross
Nidorino Horn Attack.png
Nidorino
Cerulean Gym Seaking Horn Attack.png
Seaking
Hayden Tauros Horn Attack.png
Tauros
The foe is jabbed with a sharply pointed horn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Nidorino Nidorino thrusts his horn at the opponent.
A Trainer's Nidorino Pokémon - I Choose You! Debut
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
Omastar Omastar jumps up, spins around like a saw blade and charges at the opponent.
A wild Omastar Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon None
Seaking Seaking charges at the opponent and strikes it with its horn.
The Cerulean Gym's Seaking The Misty Mermaid None
A Trainer's Seaking Round One - Begin! Incorrectly dubbed as Horn Drill
Juan's Seaking The Great Eight Fate! None
Nidoking Nidoking jumps and charges at the opponent with his horn pointed at it.
Gary's Nidoking The Fourth Round Rumble None
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
Rhydon Rhydon hits the opponent with its horn.
Pietra's Rhydon Right on, Rhydon None
A Trainer's Rhydon The Ole' Berate and Switch! None
Tauros Tauros charges at the opponent and hits it with his horns.
Ash's Tauros The Ties That Bind None
Hayden's Tauros Caring for a Mystery! None
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


Pokémon Origins

Giovanni Rhyhorn Horn Attack PO.png
Rhyhorn


The foe is jabbed with a sharply pointed horn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Rhyhorn Rhyhorn thrusts its horn into the opponent.
Giovanni's Rhyhorn File 3: Giovanni Debut


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 角撞 Gokjohng *
獨角撞擊 Duhkgok Gokjohng *
Mandarin 角撞 Jiǎozhuàng
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Rohový útok
Denmark Flag.png Danish Hornangreb
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Hoornaanval
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sarvi-isku (season 1)
Sarvisyöksy (EP077)
Sarvipusku (Advanced)
Sarvihyökkäys (later AG)
France Flag.png French Koud'Korne
Germany Flag.png German Hornattacke
Greece Flag.png Greek Κερασφόρα επίθεση Kerasfóra epíthesi
Israel Flag.png Hebrew מתקפת קרן Mitkefet Keren
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 Ppuljjireugi
Poland Flag.png Polish Atak Rogu
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ataque de Chifre (games, anime, TCG, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Ataque com Chifre (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Ataque de Chifrada (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Golpe de Chifre (anime)
Ataque de Chifre (TCG)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Atacul cu Coarne
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Napad Rogom
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Ataque de Cuerno (EP077-DP140)
Cuerno Ataque (EP091, EP256, DP072)
Cuerno (EP120)
Ataque Cuernil (AG176)
Spain Flag.png Spain Cornada
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Hornattack
Thailand Flag.png Thai เขาขวิด
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Boynuz Saldırısı
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Húc Bằng Sừng


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