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Overgrow (Ability)

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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.

Overgrow (Japanese: しんりょく Fresh Greenery) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Twenty Pokémon can have this Ability, all of which are Grass types. All Grass-type starter Pokémon have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with Overgrow uses a Grass-type move, the power will increase by 1.5× if the user has less than or equal to ⅓ of its maximum HP remaining.

Outside of battle

Overgrow has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, Overgrow will deal double the damage if the Pokémon using it is below 25% of its HP.

Pokémon Conquest

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

Pokémon with Overgrow

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

In the anime

Clemont Chespin Overgrow.png Ash Grovyle Overgrow.png Ash Sceptile Overgrow.png None.png
Chespin Grovyle Sceptile
The user's Grass-type moves become more powerful when it gets tired or weak.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
253 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
254 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
650 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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 茂盛 Màoshèng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Overgroei
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ylikasvu
France Flag.png French Engrais
Germany Flag.png German Notdünger
Italy Flag.png Italian Erbaiuto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 심록 Simrok
Poland Flag.png Polish Zarastanie
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Crescimento
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Super Crescimento
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Super Poder
Spain Flag.png Spain Espesura


Variations of the Ability Overgrow
OvergrowBlazeTorrentSwarm

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