Overheat (move)

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Move data

Type Fire
Category 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
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM50
Sun/Moon 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Firium Z and uses its Z-Power, Overheat turns into Inferno Overdrive and has base power 195.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user attacks the target at full power. The attack’s recoil harshly lowers the user’s Sp. Atk stat.
Sun/Moon 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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 97
DarumakaDarumaka
#554 / Fire
Level 42
Darmanitan (Standard Mode)Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 54
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 61
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 69
LitleoLitleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Level 50
PyroarPyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Level 57
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 65

Learnt by TM

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
PonytaPonyta
#077 / Fire
RapidashRapidash
#078 / Fire
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
MoltresMoltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
CyndaquilCyndaquil
#155 / Fire
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
EnteiEntei
#244 / Fire
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
LoudredLoudred
#294 / Normal
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
NumelNumel
#322 / Fire · Ground
CameruptCamerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
TepigTepig
#498 / Fire
PignitePignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
SimisearSimisear
#514 / Fire
ZebstrikaZebstrika
#523 / Electric
DarumakaDarumaka
#554 / Fire
Darmanitan (Standard Mode)Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
ChandelureChandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
LarvestaLarvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
FletchlingFletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
FletchinderFletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
TalonflameTalonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
LitleoLitleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
PyroarPyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water