Overheat (move)

Overheat
オーバーヒート Overheat
Overheat VIII.png
Overheat VIII 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 was TM50 from Generation III to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and is TR43 in Generation VIII.

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 also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra six appeal points if the move Sunny Day was used in the prior 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.

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.
Colo.XD 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
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user attacks the target at full power. The attack's recoil harshly lowers the user's Sp. Atk stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 97 97 97 84
554   Darumaka
  Field Field 42 42 42
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field 54 54 54
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 61 61 61 52
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 69 69 69 58
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
667   Litleo
 
 
Field Field 50 50
668   Pyroar
 
 
Field Field 57 57
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 65 65 84
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon 49 48
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
TM50
IV
TM50
V
TM50
VI
TM50
VII
TM50
VIII
TR43
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
057   Primeape
  Field Field
058   Growlithe
  Field Field
059   Arcanine
  Field Field
077   Ponyta
  Field Field
078   Rapidash
  Field Field
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
136   Flareon
  Field Field
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field
156   Quilava
  Field Field
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
255   Torchic
  Field Field
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
294   Loudred
  Monster Field
295   Exploud
  Monster Field
310   Manectric
  Field Field
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field
323   Camerupt
 
 
Field Field
324   Torkoal
  Field Field
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
485   Heatran
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
498   Tepig
  Field Field
499   Pignite
 
 
Field Field
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
514   Simisear
  Field Field
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field
554   Darumaka
  Field Field
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug
643   Reshiram
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
653   Fennekin
  Field Field
654   Braixen
  Field Field
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying
667   Litleo
 
 
Field Field
668   Pyroar
 
 
Field Field
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
725   Litten
  Field Field
726   Torracat
  Field Field
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
813   Scorbunny
  Field Human-Like
814   Raboot
  Field Human-Like
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like
838   Carkol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
839   Coalossal
 
 
Mineral Mineral
851   Centiskorch
 
 
Bug Bug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Form change

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479   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.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479   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.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479   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.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479   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.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479   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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Overheat is a move with base power of 20, 10 PP and 84% accuracy. The user damages all enemy Pokémon adjacent to them, even if they are frozen (thawing them in the process), and lowers its 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.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 3 136 163 90% An opponent Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by two stat ranks.

Past Description

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

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

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

       
Heat Rotom Torkoal Darmanitan Infernape
The user glows red and then releases an extremely powerful blast of orange-yellow fire. As the attack is used successively, it becomes less powerful.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Torkoal Torkoal opens its mouth and its mouth glows white. Then it fires a white flame that has a red-orange flame spiraling around it 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 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 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 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
  Rotom 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 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 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 Slugma release a large stream of swirling fire from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Slugma Heated Battle None
  Rapidash Rapidash release a large stream of swirling fire from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Rapidash Heated Battle None
  Magmortar Magmortar release a large stream of swirling fire from its "arm cannon" at the opponent.
A wild Magmortar Heated Battle None
  Heatran Heatran release a large stream of swirling fire from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Heatran Heated Battle None
  Moltres Moltres fires a large swirling ball of fire at the opponent.
A wild Moltres Heated Battle None
  Pyroar Pyroar's body glows red and then fire surrounds its body. Pyroar then unleashes a big steam of fire from its body at the opponent.
A wild Pyroar A Fiery Rite of Passage! None
  Volcanion Volcanion fires a large swirling ball of fire at the opponent.
Volcanion (M19) Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel None
  Darmanitan 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


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 Overheat
  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
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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748
495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172
7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
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25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation VIII TRs
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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