Overheat (move)

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Move data

Type Fire
Category Special Special
Power 130
Accuracy 90
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM50
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM50
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM50
X/Y TM50

Effects

Overheat deals damage but lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages after attacking.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 3-5, Overheat has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Allows a full-power attack, but sharply lowers SP. ATK.
FireRed/LeafGreen An intense attack that also sharply reduces the user’s SP. ATK stat.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user attacks the foe at full power. The attack’s recoil sharply reduces the user’s Sp. Atk stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks the target at full power. The attack’s recoil harshly reduces the user’s Sp. Atk stat.
X/Y The user attacks the target at full power. The attack’s recoil harshly lowers the user’s Sp. Atk stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Overheat at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 97
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Level 42
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 54
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 61
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 69
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Level 50
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Level 57
Volcanion
#720 / Fire · Water
Level 65

Learnt by TM

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Magby
#240 / Fire
Entei
#244 / Fire
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Volcanion
#720 / Fire · Water

Special/Event moves

Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
On form change