Overdrive (move)

Overdrive redirects here. For the modes of Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem, see List of Pokémon with form differences → Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem.

オーバードライブ Overdrive
Overdrive IX.png
Overdrive IX 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Jam  0  
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Overdrive (Japanese: オーバードライブ Overdrive) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Toxtricity.


Overdrive inflicts damage to all opponents. Pokémon with the Ability Soundproof or Volt Absorb are not affected by this move.

Overdrive will become a Water-type move when used by a Pokémon with the Ability Liquid Voice. If the user is affected by Throat Chop, it will be unable to use this move for two turns.

Overdrive will have its power boosted by 30% when used by a Pokémon with the Ability Punk Rock. The damage dealt by Overdrive will also be halved when used against a Pokémon with Punk Rock.

If the user is holding a Throat Spray, the item will be consumed and the user's Special Attack stat will raise by one stage.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Overdrive cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user attacks opposing Pokémon by twanging a guitar or bass guitar, causing a huge echo and strong vibration.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
Human-Like Human-Like 44 44
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
Human-Like Human-Like 44 44
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other generations

Core series games

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 破音 Poyām
Mandarin 破音 Pòyīn
  Czech Přejezd
  French Overdrive
  German Overdrive
  Italian Overdrive
  Korean 오버드라이브 Obeodeuraibeu
  Spanish Amplificador

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