Overheat (move)

Overheat
オーバーヒート Overheat
Overheat IX.png
Overheat IX 2.png
Type  Fire
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  130
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
After this move, the user is more easily startled.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Overheat (Japanese: オーバーヒート Overheat) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation III.

It is:

Effect

Generation III

Overheat deals damage and lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages. Overheat makes contact with the target in this generation.

Overheat can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 6 bonus appeal points if Sunny Day was used in the previous turn.

Generations IV and V

Overheat no longer makes contact with the target.

Generation VI onwards

Overheat's power was lowered from 140 to 130.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Overheat's power has been lowered to 110, and it lowers the user's offensive stats for three turns.

Category  Special
PP  5
Agile Strong
Power  110  90  130
Accuracy  90%  90%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Turns  3  3  3
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Lower's the user's offensive stats

Description

Games Description
RSE Allows a full-power attack, but sharply lowers Sp.Atk.*
Enables full-power attack, but sharply lowers the Sp.Atk.*
FRLG An intense attack that also sharply reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.
ColoXD Allows a full-power attack, but sharply lowers Sp.Atk.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user attacks the foe at full power. The attack's recoil sharply reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.*
The user attacks the foe at full power using fiery energy. It also sharply reduces the user's Sp. Atk.*
BWB2W2 The user attacks the target at full power. The attack's recoil harshly reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The user attacks the target at full power. The attack's recoil harshly lowers the user's Sp. Atk stat.
LA The user attacks the target at full power. The recoil from this move lowers the user’s offensive stats.
SV The user attacks the target with all its might. The recoil from this move harshly lowers the user's Sp. Atk stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0146    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 65
0155     Field Field 43 58
0156     Field Field 43 68
0157     Field Field 74
0157  
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 43 74
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 99
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 97 97 97 84
0554     Field Field 42 42 42
0555     Field Field 54 54 54
0607    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 61 61 61 52 52
0608    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 69 69 69 58 58
0609    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
0667    
 
Field Field 50 50 50
0668  
Pyroar
All forms
 
 
Field Field 57 57 57
0721    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 65 65 84 84
0776    
 
Monster Dragon 49 48
0911    
 
Field Field 64
0952    
 
Grass Grass 48
0994    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 91
1004    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 75
1008    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 91
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.


By TM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM50
0004     Monster Dragon
0005     Monster Dragon
0006    
 
Monster Dragon
0037     Field Field
0038     Field Field
0056     Field Field
0057     Field Field
0058     Field Field
0058  
Growlithe
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0059     Field Field
0059  
Arcanine
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0077     Field Field
0078     Field Field
0110  
Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0126     Human-Like Human-Like
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Blaze Breed)
 
 
Field Field
0136     Field Field
0146    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0155     Field Field
0156     Field Field
0157     Field Field
0157  
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0209     Field Fairy
0210     Field Fairy
0218     Amorphous Amorphous
0219    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0228    
 
Field Field
0229    
 
Field Field
0240     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0244     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0255     Field Field
0256    
 
Field Field
0257    
 
Field Field
0294     Monster Field
0295     Monster Field
0310     Field Field
0322    
 
Field Field
0323    
 
Field Field
0324     Field Field
0338    
 
Mineral Mineral
0383     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0384    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0390     Field Human-Like
0391    
 
Field Human-Like
0392    
 
Field Human-Like
0467     Human-Like Human-Like
0483  
Dialga
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0485    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493  
Arceus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0498     Field Field
0499    
 
Field Field
0500    
 
Field Field
0513     Field Field
0514     Field Field
0523     Field Field
0554     Field Field
0554  
Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0555     Field Field
0555  
Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0607    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0608    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0609    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0631     Field Field
0636    
 
Bug Bug
0637    
 
Bug Bug
0643    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0653     Field Field
0654     Field Field
0655    
 
Field Field
0661    
 
Flying Flying
0662    
 
Flying Flying
0663    
 
Flying Flying
0667    
 
Field Field
0668  
Pyroar
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0721    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0725     Field Field
0726     Field Field
0727    
 
Field Field
0733    
 
Flying Flying
0757    
 
Monster Dragon
0758    
 
Monster Dragon
0776    
 
Monster Dragon
0806    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0813     Field Human-Like
0814     Field Human-Like
0815     Field Human-Like
0838    
 
Mineral Mineral
0839    
 
Mineral Mineral
0851    
 
Bug Bug
0909     Field Field
0910     Field Field
0911    
 
Field Field
0935     Human-Like Human-Like
0936    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0937    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0952    
 
Grass Grass
0966    
 
Mineral Mineral
0967    
 
Field Field
0979    
 
Field Field
0994    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1004    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1007    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1008    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1020    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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.


Form change

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0479  
Rotom
Heat Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Upon changing into this formPtHGSS
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.


Generation V onward

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0479  
Rotom
Heat Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Upon changing into this form
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.


Special move

Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0966    
 
Mineral Mineral Wild Tera Pokémon - Glaseado MountainSV
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 Mystery Dungeon series

Overheat inflicts damage to all enemy Pokémon adjacent to the user, and then lowers the user's own Special Attack by two stages. In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Overheat's description erroneously states that it lowers the user's Special Defense instead of Special Attack. This error is not present in the TM description of Overheat.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 20 - 10 - 84% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
MDTDS 20 - 10 - 84% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
BSL 20 - 10 - 84% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
MDGtI 53 99 12 50 90% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
SMD 40 50 12 30 90% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Overheat is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Overheat
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 160
Energy cost 100
Duration 4 seconds
Damage window 2.6 - 3.8 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 130
Energy cost 55
Secondary effect   2 Attack
Effect chance 100%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                            
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • December 11, 2019
    • Power: 150 → 130
    • Energy cost: 80 → 55
    • Secondary effect added

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Overheat
★★★★★
Attack power 79.7636
Charge time 0.9 seconds
Range type Arc (wide)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect Lowers the user's Attack

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Overheat Special 3 136 163 90% An opponent Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by two stat ranks. Silver & Ho-Oh
Serena & Fennekin/Braixen/Delphox
Ryuki & Turtonator
Scottie/Bettie & Charmander/Charmeleon/CharizardEgg (Support role only)
Scottie/Bettie & Magby/MagmarEgg (Strike role only)
Scottie/Bettie & FuecocoEgg (Strike role only)
Sync moves
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Fiery Passion Overheat Special Default 200 240 An opponent This attack's power increases when the target is burned. Flannery & Torkoal
Burn-It-All Overheat Special Default 250 300 An opponent No additional effect. Flint & Infernape

Notes:

  • Overheat:
    • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Sharply lowers the user's Sp. Atk.

Pokkén Tournament

Overheat appears as one of Chandelure's Pokémon moves. Chandelure glows red and charges up, gaining armor against a variety of attacks until it releases a fiery tornado. After the attack, Chandelure falls over and has its Attack and Speed lowered, referencing the Special Attack reduction of the original move. If used again with lowered stats, it deals significantly less damage, while when used in a positive state, it deals significantly more damage while also removing the buffs Chandelure had.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Damages all foes around the user, but also lowers the user's Special Defense by two levels and thaws frozen Pokémon.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on all enemies within a 1-tile range, but also reduces the user's Special Attack by 2 levels. It will thaw frozen Pokémon.
BSL まわりの てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえるが じぶんの とくこうが 2だんかいさがる こおっていたポケモンは こおりがとける
MDGtI It damages nearby enemies, but it also sharply lowers your Special Attack. (The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It damages nearby enemies, but it also sharply lowers your Sp. Atk. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the anime

Main series

 
Torkoal
 
Infernape
 
Heat Rotom
 
Darmanitan
The user attacks the target with a full-power blast of fire. This move is most powerful when first used and becomes weaker when used repeatedly.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Torkoal opens its mouth, which glows white. It then fires a white flame that has a red-orange flame spiraling around it from its mouth at the opponent. The blast is most powerful when first used and becomes weaker when used repeatedly, regardless of whether the opponent dodges it or not. Sometimes when using the attack, the red spots on its shell light up, or its whole body will turn bright red.
Flannery's Torkoal Going, Going, Yawn Debut
Ash's Torkoal All Torkoal, No Play None
  Blaziken's body turns a faint red and it releases a white fire with a red-orange flame spiraling around it at the opponent. The blast is most powerful when first used and becomes weaker when used repeatedly.
Rafe's Blaziken Destiny Deoxys None
May's Blaziken Once More with Reeling! None
A wild Blaziken Heated Battle None
  Charizard's body turns red. It then releases a white fire with a red-orange flame spiraling around it from its mouth. The blast is most powerful when first used and becomes weaker when used repeatedly.
Ash's Charizard The Symbol Life None
  Combusken's body turns a shade of red and it releases a ball of white fire with a red-orange flame spiraling around it at the opponent. The blast is most powerful when first used, and becomes weaker when repeatedly.
May's Combusken Channeling the Battle Zone! None
  Heat Rotom opens the door on its body and releases a powerful red-orange flame from the inside of its body at the opponent. The blast is most powerful when first used and becomes weaker when used repeatedly.
A wild Rotom Get Your Rotom Running! None
A wild Rotom To Catch a Rotom! None
  Infernape's body turns red and it releases a powerful orange-yellow fire with an orange flame spiraling around it from its mouth at the opponent. The blast is most powerful when first used and becomes weaker when used repeatedly.
Flint's Infernape Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port! None
  Entei opens its mouth and forms a ball of white fire with a red-orange stream of fire spiraling around it. It then fires a stream of white fire with red-orange fire around it from the orb at the opponent. As the attack gets weaker, the white fire turns into yellow.
Entei (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
  Slugma releases a large stream of swirling fire from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Slugma Heated Battle None
  Rapidash releases a large stream of swirling fire from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Rapidash Heated Battle None
  Magmortar releases a large stream of swirling fire from its arm cannon at the opponent.
A wild Magmortar Heated Battle None
  Heatran release a large stream of swirling fire from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Heatran Heated Battle None
  Moltres fires a large swirling ball of fire at the opponent.
A wild Moltres Heated Battle None
  Pyroar's body glows red and then fire surrounds its body. Pyroar then unleashes a big stream of fire from its body at the opponent.
A wild Pyroar A Fiery Rite of Passage! None
  Volcanion fires a large swirling ball of fire at the opponent.
Volcanion (M19) Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel None
  Darmanitan creates a ball of yellow and red fire in front of its mouth. It then fires a stream of fire from the ball at the opponent.
Goh's Darmanitan Raid Battle in The Ruins! None


Pokémon Evolutions

 
Volcarona


The user attacks the target with a full-power blast of fire.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Volcarona forms a big ball of fire in front of its body. It then releases the fireball at the opponent in the form of a huge flame.
Alder's Volcarona The Plan Debut


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battle Frontier


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 過熱 Gwoyiht *
Mandarin 過熱 / 过热 Guòrè *
重擊 Zhòngjī *
  Dutch Oververhitting
  Finnish Ylikuumennus
French   Canada Surchauffer*
  Europe Surchauffe
  German Hitzekoller
  Greek Υπερθέρμανση
  Indonesian Overheat
  Italian Vampata
  Korean 오버히트 Obeohiteu
  Norwegian Overoppheting
  Polish Przegrzanie
Portuguese   Brazil Superaquecimento
  Portugal Superaquecer
Sobreaquecer
  Serbian Pregrevanje
Spanish   Latin America Supercalor (AG056-AG191)
Sofoco (M07 DP180)
  Spain Sofoco
  Swedish Överhetta
  Thai โอเวอร์ฮีท
  Vietnamese Nhiệt Năng Tuôn Trào


Variations of the move Overheat
  OverheatDraco MeteorLeaf StormFleur Cannon
Formerly a variation
  Psycho Boost


Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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