Overheat (move)

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM50
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Overheat at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 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
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 65
Turtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Level 49

Learnt by TM

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
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
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Litten
#725 / Fire

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Overheat in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Gen 6 — Special