Horn Drill

Horn Drill



Statistical Attributes

Base Power



Extra Information
  • Does not make contact
  • Does not have an animation
  • Has minor bugs
  • Banned in Ranked PvP

Horn Drill is a Normal-type one-hit-knockout move.


Horn Drill inflicts damage equal to the target’s current HP, guaranteeing that it faints if the move hits. It’s accuracy is based on the difference in level between the user and the target, using the following formula:

  • Acc = ( ( user_level — target_level) + 30 )%

This means that the accuracy is 30% at equal level, and increases by 1% for every level of difference, reaching 100% accuracy with a level difference of 70. Furthermore, accuracy and evasion changes do not affect Horn Drill’s accuracy.

If the target is higher level than the user, or if the target has the Sturdy ability, Horn Drill will always fail.

Ranked PvP

The use of Horn Drill is forbidden in Ranked PvP as per the OHKO clause.


  • Unlike in the original games, Horn Drill does not make contact. It does not trigger on-contact abilities and items like Rough Skin, Static and Rocky Helmet. (Report thread)
  • If the opposing Pokémon blocks Horn Drill with the Sturdy ability, the regular ‘But it failed’ message is displayed, not informing that it failed because of Sturdy.



No. Pokémon Type 1 Type 2 Level
032 Nidoran Male Poison 45
033 Nidorino Poison 58
111 Rhyhorn Ground Rock 53
112 Rhydon Ground Rock 62
118 Goldeen Water 37
119 Seaking Water 40
464 Rhyperior Ground Rock 71
530 Excadrill Ground Steel 31
696 Tyrunt Rock Dragon 49
697 Tyrantrum Rock Dragon 53

Emboldened Pokémon avail from a STAB bonus for this move.

Egg Moves

No. Pokémon Type 1 Type 2
077 Ponyta Fire
078 Rapidash Fire
086 Seel Water
087 Dewgong Water Ice
131 Lapras Water Ice

Emboldened Pokémon avail from a STAB bonus for this move.