Overheat (move)

Move data

Type Fire
Category   Special
Power 130
Accuracy 90
PP 5  (max. 8)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM50
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM50
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM50
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM50
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM50
Sword​/​Shield TR43

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Overheat
Japanese オーバーヒート (Overheat)
German Hitzekoller
French Surchauffe
Italian Vampata
Spanish Sofoco

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user attacks the target at full power. The attack’s recoil harshly lowers the user’s Sp. Atk stat.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 84
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 52
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 58
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 84
Turtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Level 48

Learnt by TR

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Magby
#240 / Fire
Entei
#244 / Fire
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Raboot
#814 / Fire
Carkol
#838 / Rock · Fire
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire
Centiskorch
#851 / Fire · Bug