Overgrow (Ability)

Overgrow しんりょく
Fresh Greenery
Flavor text
Generation III
Ups Grass moves in a pinch.
Generation IV
Powers up Grass-type moves in a pinch.
Generation V
Powers up Grass-type moves in a pinch.
Generation VI
Powers up Grass-type moves when the Pokémon is in trouble.
Generation VII
Powers up Grass-type moves when the Pokémon's HP is low.
Generation VIII
Powers up Grass-type moves when the Pokémon's HP is low.

Overgrow (Japanese: しんりょく Fresh Greenery) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. All Grass-type starter Pokémon have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

Generations III to IV

When a Pokémon with Overgrow uses a Grass-type move, the move's power will be increased by 50% if the user has less than or equal to ⅓ of its maximum HP remaining.

Generations V onward

Instead of boosting Grass-type moves' power, Overgrow now technically boosts the Pokémon's Attack or Special Attack by 50% during damage calculation if a Grass-type move is being used, resulting in effectively the same effect.

Outside of battle

Overgrow has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Overgrow

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Bulbasaur Grass Poison Overgrow None Chlorophyll
  Ivysaur Grass Poison Overgrow None Chlorophyll
  Venusaur Grass Poison Overgrow None Chlorophyll
  Chikorita Grass Grass Overgrow None Leaf Guard
  Bayleef Grass Grass Overgrow None Leaf Guard
  Meganium Grass Grass Overgrow None Leaf Guard
  Treecko Grass Grass Overgrow None Unburden
  Grovyle Grass Grass Overgrow None Unburden
  Sceptile Grass Grass Overgrow None Unburden
  Turtwig Grass Grass Overgrow None Shell Armor
  Grotle Grass Grass Overgrow None Shell Armor
  Torterra Grass Ground Overgrow None Shell Armor
  Snivy Grass Grass Overgrow None Contrary
  Servine Grass Grass Overgrow None Contrary
  Serperior Grass Grass Overgrow None Contrary
  Pansage Grass Grass Gluttony None Overgrow
  Simisage Grass Grass Gluttony None Overgrow
  Chespin Grass Grass Overgrow None Bulletproof
  Quilladin Grass Grass Overgrow None Bulletproof
  Chesnaught Grass Fighting Overgrow None Bulletproof
  Rowlet Grass Flying Overgrow None Long Reach
  Dartrix Grass Flying Overgrow None Long Reach
  Decidueye Grass Ghost Overgrow None Long Reach
  Grookey Grass Grass Overgrow None Grassy Surge
  Thwackey Grass Grass Overgrow None Grassy Surge
  Rillaboom Grass Grass Overgrow None Grassy Surge
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

When the Pokémon's HP falls below 25%, the power of Grass-type moves increases by 2-timesRBTDS or 1.5-timesSMD

Pokémon Conquest

In Pokémon Conquest, Overgrow will increase user's Attack if the Pokémon using it is below ⅓ of its HP.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the power of Grass-type moves when HP is low.
MDTDS Boosts the power of the Pokémon's Grass-type moves when its HP is low.
BSL HPがへって ピンチになると くさタイプの わざが つよくなる
Conq. Raises Attack when HP is low.
MDGtI When the Pokémon's HP is low, the power of its Grass-type moves goes up.*
When the Pokémon's HP is low, the power of Grass-type moves goes up!*
SMD When the Pokémon's HP is low, the power of Grass-type moves goes up!
MDRTDX When the Pokémon's HP is low, the power of Grass-type moves goes up.


In the anime

       
Chespin Grovyle Sceptile
The Pokémon's Grass-type moves become more powerful when it gets tired or weak.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Grovyle When Grovyle becomes tired out or weak, its body becomes surrounded by a green aura and the leaves on its arms glow green as well, powering up its Grass-type moves.
Ash's Grovyle Balance of Power Debut
  Sceptile When Sceptile becomes tired or weak, its body becomes surrounded by a green aura, powering up its Grass-type attacks.
Ash's Sceptile Once More with Reeling! None
  Chespin When Chespin becomes tired or weak, its body becomes surrounded by a green aura, powering up its Grass-type attacks.
Clemont's Chespin An Appetite for Battle! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 茂盛 Mauhsihng *
新綠 Sānluhk*
Mandarin 茂盛 Màoshèng *
新綠 Xīnlǜ*
  Dutch Woekergroei
  Finnish Ylikasvu
  French Engrais
  German Notdünger
  Italian Erbaiuto
  Korean 심록 Simrok
  Polish Zarastanie
Portuguese   Brazil Supercrescimento
  Portugal Super Crescimento
  Russian Зарастание Zarastaniye
Spanish   Latin America Se Hizo más Grande (AG070)
Súper Poder (AG191)
Espesura (XY015)
  Spain Espesura
  Swedish Överväxt
  Turkish Çabuk Büyüme
  Vietnamese Xanh tươi



Variations of the Ability Overgrow
OvergrowBlazeTorrentSwarm


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