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Overheat (move)

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Overheat
オーバーヒート Overheat
Overheat.png
Overheat 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.

Overheat (Japanese: オーバーヒート Overheat) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation III. It has been TM50 since Generation III.

Effect

Generation III

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

Generation IV-V

Overheat no longer makes contact with the opponent.

Generation VI

Overheat's power changed 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.
DPPtHGSS 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.
XY 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 Type Level
I II III IV V VI
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire     97 97
554 Darumaka Darumaka Fire Fire     42 42
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire     54 54
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire     61 61
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire     69 69
667 Litleo Litleo Fire Normal       50
668 Pyroar Pyroar Fire Normal       57
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

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
TM50
IV
TM50
V
TM50
VI
TM50
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire
038 Ninetales Ninetales Fire Fire
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire
059 Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire
077 Ponyta Ponyta Fire Fire
078 Rapidash Rapidash Fire Fire
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
136 Flareon Flareon Fire Fire
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Fire Fire
156 Quilava Quilava Fire Fire
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire
209 Snubbull Snubbull Fairy Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull Fairy Fairy
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire
244 Entei Entei Fire Fire
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
294 Loudred Loudred Normal Normal
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal
310 Manectric Manectric Electric Electric
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground
323 Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground
324 Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fire
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire
514 Simisear Simisear Fire Fire
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika Electric Electric
554 Darumaka Darumaka Fire Fire
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire
609 Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire
636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
653 Fennekin Fennekin Fire Fire
654 Braixen Braixen Fire Fire
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic
661 Fletchling Fletchling Normal Flying
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder Fire Flying
663 Talonflame Talonflame Fire Flying
667 Litleo Litleo Fire Normal
668 Pyroar Pyroar Fire Normal
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
479 479O Rotom
Heat Rotom
Electric Ghost Upon changing into this form
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
479 479O Rotom
Heat Rotom
Electric Fire Upon changing into this form
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation VI

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
479 479O Rotom
Heat Rotom
Electric Fire Upon changing into this form
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Rotom Overheat.png Flannery Torkoal Overheat.png May Blaziken Overheat.png Flint Infernape Overheat.png
Rotom Torkoal Blaziken 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
324 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
257 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
006 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
256 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
479O Rotom 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
392 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
244 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

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Overheat III.png Overheat IV.png Overheat V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Overheat PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 過熱 Guòrè*
重擊 Zhòngjī*
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Oververhitting
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ylikuumennus
France Flag.png French Surchauffe
Germany Flag.png German Hitzekoller
Greece Flag.png Greek Υπερθέρμανση
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Overheat
Italy Flag.png Italian Vampata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오버히트 Overheat
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Overoppheting
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Super Aquecimento
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Onda de Calor
Super Aquecimento (anime)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Pregrevanje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Supercalor (AG056-AG191)
Sofoco (M07 DP180)
Spain Flag.png Spain Sofoco


Variations of the move Overheat
Special OverheatDraco MeteorLeaf Storm
Formerly a variation
Special Psycho Boost


Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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