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Skull Bash
Sailor Blastoise Skull Bash.png
ロケットずつき Rocket Headbutt
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal.gif
Category Physical
Power: 100
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 15
Affects: May affect anyone but the user
Secondary Effect: Raises user's Defense
Priority:
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Tough
Appeal: 1
Jam: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Tough
Appeal: 1
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Tough
Appeal:
Jam:

Skull Bash is a damage-dealing Normal-type move that was introduced in Generation I. It was the signature move of the Squirtle line until Generation III. It is TM40 in Generation I and post-Generation I, it can only be learnt by leveling up or breeding.

Effect

In battle

On the turn it is selected, Skull Bash will raise the user's Defense by one level. On the following turn, the user will attack. Once Skull Bash is selected, the user won't be able to switch out until the move is disrupted or fully executed.

If Skull Bash is not fully executed, PP will not be deducted from it, and it will not count as the last move used. If the opponent uses Mirror Move during the turn that the user first selects Skull Bash, Mirror Move will copy the move that the user executed before it (or fail if it can't).

Sleep, freeze, partial trapping, and flinching will pause but not disrupt the duration of Skull Bash.

In Pokémon Stadium, Mirror Move will copy Skull Bash on either of the turns it takes to execute.



Pokémon That Can Learn This Move

By Breeding

Pokémon Generations Parent
001.png II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII 007.png 008.png 009.png 713.png
The Pokemon below need to have already learned Skull Bash earlier (by breeding) before breeding again to produce a Pokemon knowing this move:

001.png 002.png 003.png 104.png 105.png 105A.png 111.png 112.png 464.png 459.png 460.png 833.png 834.png

029.png IV(HGSS), V, VI, VII, VIII 007.png 008.png 009.png 713.png 844.png
The Pokemon below need to have already learned Skull Bash earlier (by breeding) before breeding again to produce a Pokemon knowing this move:

001.png 002.png 003.png 104.png 105.png 105A.png 111.png 112.png 464.png 324.png 459.png 460.png 626.png 833.png 834.png

104.png II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII 007.png 008.png 009.png 713.png
The Pokemon below need to have already learned Skull Bash earlier (by breeding) before breeding again to produce a Pokemon knowing this move:

001.png 002.png 003.png 104.png 105.png 105A.png 111.png 112.png 464.png 459.png 460.png 833.png 834.png

111.png IV(HGSS), V, VI, VII, VIII 007.png 008.png 009.png 713.png
The Pokemon below need to have already learned Skull Bash earlier (by breeding) before breeding again to produce a Pokemon knowing this move:

001.png 002.png 003.png 104.png 105.png 105A.png 111.png 112.png 464.png 324.png

459.png 460.png 626.png 833.png 834.png



By TM (Generation I only)

Pokémon
004.png 005.png 006.png 007.png 008.png 009.png 015.png 019.pngSTAB 020.pngSTAB
023.png 024.png 025.png 026.png 027.png 028.png 029.png 030.png 031.png
032.png 033.png 034.png 035.pngSTAB 036.pngSTAB 037.png 038.png 039.pngSTAB 040.pngSTAB
046.png 047.png 052.pngSTAB 053.pngSTAB 054.png 055.png 056.png 057.png 058.png
059.png 060.png 061.png 062.png 063.png 064.png 065.png 066.png 067.png
068.png 072.png 073.png 077.png 078.png 079.png 080.png 083.pngSTAB 084.pngSTAB
085.pngSTAB 086.png 087.png 094.png 095.png 096.png 097.png 104.png 105.png
101.png 106.png 107.png 108.pngSTAB 111.png 112.png 113.pngSTAB 114.png 115.pngSTAB
116.png 117.png 118.png 119.png 120.png 121.png 122.png 123.png 124.png
125.png 126.png 128.pngSTAB 130.png 131.png 133.pngSTAB 134.png 135.png 136.png
137.pngSTAB 139.png 141.png 143.pngSTAB 147.png 148.png 149.png 150.png 151.png


By Leveling Up

Generation 007.png 008.png 009.png Others
I(1) 35 39 42
II(2) 40 45 55
III(3) 40 45 55 48 319.png
IV(4) 31 36 39 50 319.png
V(5) 31 36 39 50 319.png
VI(6) 31 36 39 50319.png(XY),51(ORAS)
1,65 689.png
1,60713.png
VII(7) 31(SM&USUM), 45(LGPE) 37(SM&USUM), 59(LGPE) 40(SM&USUM), 75(LGPE) 51319.png
1,65 689.png
1,60713.png
58787.png
53797.png
VIII(8) 36 50 56 1689.png
51713.png
70787.png
70797.png
1844.png

Generation II


By Breeding

Pokémon Parent
001.png 007.png, 008.png, 009.png
104.png 001.png, 002.png, 003.png, 007.png, 008.png, 009.png

Generation III

By Breeding

Pokémon Father
001.png 007.png, 008.png, 009.png
104.png 001.png, 002.png, 003.png, 007.png, 008.png, 009.png
369.png 007.png, 008.png, 009.png, 319.png

Generation IV

By Breeding

Pokémon Father
001.png 007.png, 008.png, 009.png
104.png 001.png, 002.png, 003.png, 007.png, 008.png, 009.png
369.png 007.png, 008.png,009.png, 319.png

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