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
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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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Appeal  0  
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.

Overdrive is a sound-based move. Overdrive can hit Pokémon even if they are behind a substitute.

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
All forms
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Overdrive Special 4 160 192 100% All opponents No additional effect. Sygna Suit Roxie & Toxtricity
Buddy move
Sorrowful Echoes Overdrive Special 4 180 216 100% All opponents Activation Condition: When weather, terrain, or zone effects are activated.

Deactivation Condition: When all weather, terrain, and zone effects are cleared.

The power of this move is not lowered even if there are multiple targets. Decreases the amount of move gauge slots needed to use this move by 2 when the zone is a Poison Zone. This attack's power increases 20% when the target is affected by a status condition.

Sygna Suit Piers & Toxtricity
Sync move
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Lightning and Blues Overdrive Special Default 250 300 An opponent No additional effect. Sygna Suit Piers & Toxtricity
6★ EX All opponents
6★ EX with EX role The sync buff is doubled the first time a sync move is used.

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

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

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