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Head Charge

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal 120 100% 15 0 Physical Single non-user


Deals damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to 1/4 of the damage dealt, rounded half up, but not less than 1 HP.

Competitive Use

Head Charge is simply a better Double-Edge. Unfortunately, only Bouffalant learns it (not counting Smeargle). With 110 base Attack and STAB backing it, Head Charge is an excellent move for Bouffalant. However, 55 base Speed really limits what could have been an excellent Pokemon. Still, Head Charge should be on almost any Bouffalant set, if you happen to be using one.

Related Moves

Return has a lower Base Power, but does not cause recoil.

Double-Edge has the same Base Power, but with far greater distribution and higher recoil damage.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Bouffalant Normal RU Reckless / Sap Sipper / Soundproof 95 110 95 40 95 55 490