Overdrive (move)

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Overdrive redirects here. For the modes of Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem, see List of Pokémon with form differences → Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem.
オーバードライブ Overdrive
Overdrive IX.png
Overdrive IX 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Overdrive (Japanese: オーバードライブ Overdrive) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Toxtricity.


Overdrive inflicts damage to all opponents.

Overdrive is a sound-based move. Overdrive can hit Pokémon even if they are behind a substitute.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Overdrive cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user attacks opposing Pokémon by twanging a guitar or bass guitar, causing a huge echo and strong vibration.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0849 Toxtricity
All forms
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Human-Like Human-Like 44 44
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 generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 破音 Poyām
Mandarin 破音 Pòyīn
France Flag.png French Overdrive
Germany Flag.png German Overdrive
Italy Flag.png Italian Overdrive
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오버드라이브 Obeodeuraibeu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Amplificador

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