Essentials

Overheat

Fire special

Generation 3

Summary

Lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages after inflicting damage.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 2
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon ½
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire ½
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 2
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel 2
  • Water ½

Stats

Power
130; percentile 93.2
Accuracy
90% ≈ 117.0 power
PP
5, up to 8 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
100
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 3
TM50
Generation 4
TM50
Generation 5
TM50
Generation 6
TM50

Effect

Inflicts regular damage, then lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Allows a full-power attack, but sharply lowers SP. ATK.

FireRed, LeafGreen

An intense attack that also sharply reduces the user’s SP. ATK stat.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user attacks the foe at full power. The attack’s recoil sharply reduces the user’s Sp. Atk stat.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user attacks the target at full power. The attack’s recoil harshly reduces the user’s Sp. Atk stat.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user attacks the target at full power. The attack’s recoil harshly lowers the user’s Sp. Atk stat.

Foreign Names

Italian
Vampata
French
Surchauffe
Spanish
Sofoco
German
Hitzekoller
Czech
Přehřátí
Japanese
オーバーヒート (oobaahiito)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Beauty
Appeal
♡♡♡♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
After this move, the user is more easily startled.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Beauty
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Overheat.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Psycho Boost Psychic special 5 140 90%

Lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages after inflicting damage.

Draco Meteor Dragon special 5 130 90%

Lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages after inflicting damage.

Leaf Storm Grass special 5 130 90%

Lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages after inflicting damage.

Pokémon

Fire Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Special Attack are more suited to Overheat's special damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
97 97 Victini Psychic Fire Victory Star genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
42 42 Darumaka Fire Hustle
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Field 70 90 45 15 45 50 315
54 54 Standard Darmanitan Fire Sheer Force
Zen Mode
½ male, ½ female Field 105 140 55 30 55 95 480
54 54 Darmanitan Zen Darmanitan Fire Psychic Sheer Force
Zen Mode
½ male, ½ female Field 105 30 105 140 105 55 540
61 61 Litwick Ghost Fire Flash Fire
Flame Body
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 50 30 55 65 55 20 275
69 69 Lampent Ghost Fire Flash Fire
Flame Body
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 40 60 95 60 55 370
50 Litleo Fire Normal Rivalry
Unnerve
Moxie
⅛ male, ⅞ female Field 62 50 58 73 54 72 369
57 Pyroar Fire Normal Rivalry
Unnerve
Moxie
⅛ male, ⅞ female Field 86 68 72 109 66 106 507
Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Rotom Form: Appears when Rotom changes to this form. Disappears if Rotom becomes another form and this move can only be learned by form change.
Rotom Heat Rotom Electric Fire Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
50 50 50 50 Charmander Fire Blaze
Solar Power
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
39 52 43 60 50 65 309
50 50 50 50 Charmeleon Fire Blaze
Solar Power
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
58 64 58 80 65 80 405
50 50 50 50 Charizard Fire Flying Blaze
Solar Power
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
78 84 78 109 85 100 534
50 Charizard Mega Charizard X Fire Dragon Tough Claws ⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
78 130 111 130 85 100 634
50 Charizard Mega Charizard Y Fire Flying Drought ⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
78 104 78 159 115 100 634
50 50 50 50 Vulpix Fire Flash Fire
Drought
¼ male, ¾ female Field 38 41 40 50 65 65 299
50 50 50 50 Ninetales Fire Flash Fire
Drought
¼ male, ¾ female Field 73 76 75 81 100 100 505
50 50 50 50 Mankey Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
50 50 50 50 Primeape Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
50 50 50 50 Growlithe Fire Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified
¾ male, ¼ female Field 55 70 45 70 50 60 350
50 50 50 50 Arcanine Fire Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified
¾ male, ¼ female Field 90 110 80 100 80 95 555
50 50 50 50 Ponyta Fire Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body
½ male, ½ female Field 50 85 55 65 65 90 410
50 50 50 50 Rapidash Fire Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body
½ male, ½ female Field 65 100 70 80 80 105 500
50 50 50 Magby Fire Flame Body
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Undiscovered 45 75 37 70 55 83 365
50 50 50 Magmar Fire Flame Body
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 65 95 57 100 85 93 495
50 50 50 Magmortar Fire Flame Body
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 75 95 67 125 95 83 540
50 50 50 50 Flareon Fire Flash Fire
Guts
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 130 60 95 110 65 525
50 50 50 50 Moltres Fire Flying Pressure
Flame Body
genderless Undiscovered 90 100 90 125 85 90 580
50 50 50 50 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
50 50 50 50 Cyndaquil Fire Blaze
Flash Fire
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 39 52 43 60 50 65 309
50 50 50 50 Quilava Fire Blaze
Flash Fire
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 58 64 58 80 65 80 405
50 50 50 50 Typhlosion Fire Blaze
Flash Fire
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
50 50 50 50 Snubbull Fairy Intimidate
Run Away
Rattled
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
60 80 50 40 40 30 300
50 50 50 50 Granbull Fairy Intimidate
Quick Feet
Rattled
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
90 120 75 60 60 45 450
50 50 50 50 Slugma Fire Magma Armor
Flame Body
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 40 40 40 70 40 20 250
50 50 50 50 Magcargo Fire Rock Magma Armor
Flame Body
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 50 50 120 80 80 30 410
50 50 50 50 Houndour Dark Fire Early Bird
Flash Fire
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
50 50 50 50 Houndoom Dark Fire Early Bird
Flash Fire
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 75 90 50 110 80 95 500
50 Houndoom Mega Houndoom Dark Fire Solar Power ½ male, ½ female Field 75 90 90 140 90 115 600
50 50 50 Entei Fire Pressure
Flash Fire
genderless Undiscovered 115 115 85 90 75 100 580
50 50 50 50 Ho-Oh Fire Flying Pressure
Regenerator
genderless Undiscovered 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
50 50 50 50 Torchic Fire Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
50 50 50 50 Combusken Fire Fighting Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
50 50 50 50 Blaziken Fire Fighting Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
50 Blaziken Mega Blaziken Fire Fighting Speed Boost ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 80 160 80 130 80 100 630
50 50 50 50 Loudred Normal Soundproof
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
84 71 43 71 43 48 360
50 50 50 50 Exploud Normal Soundproof
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
104 91 63 91 73 68 490
50 50 50 Manectric Electric Static
Lightning Rod
Minus
½ male, ½ female Field 70 75 60 105 60 105 475
50 Manectric Mega Manectric Electric Intimidate ½ male, ½ female Field 70 75 80 135 80 135 575
50 50 50 50 Numel Fire Ground Oblivious
Simple
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Field 60 60 40 65 45 35 305
50 50 50 50 Camerupt Fire Ground Magma Armor
Solid Rock
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 70 100 70 105 75 40 460
50 50 50 50 Torkoal Fire White Smoke
Shell Armor
½ male, ½ female Field 70 85 140 85 70 20 470
50 50 50 50 Solrock Rock Psychic Levitate genderless Mineral 70 95 85 55 65 70 440
50 50 50 50 Groudon Ground Drought genderless Undiscovered 100 150 140 100 90 90 670
50 50 50 50 Rayquaza Dragon Flying Air Lock genderless Undiscovered 105 150 90 150 90 95 680
50 50 50 Chimchar Fire Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
44 58 44 58 44 61 309
50 50 50 Monferno Fire Fighting Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
64 78 52 78 52 81 405
50 50 50 Infernape Fire Fighting Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
76 104 71 104 71 108 534
50 50 50 Dialga Steel Dragon Pressure
Telepathy
genderless Undiscovered 100 120 120 150 100 90 680
50 50 50 Heatran Fire Steel Flash Fire
Flame Body
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 91 90 106 130 106 77 600
50 50 50 Arceus Normal Multitype genderless Undiscovered 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
50 50 Victini Psychic Fire Victory Star genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
50 50 Tepig Fire Blaze
Thick Fat
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 63 45 45 45 45 308
50 50 Pignite Fire Fighting Blaze
Thick Fat
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 90 93 55 70 55 55 418
50 50 Emboar Fire Fighting Blaze
Reckless
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
50 50 Pansear Fire Gluttony
Blaze
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
50 50 Simisear Fire Gluttony
Blaze
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
50 50 Zebstrika Electric Lightning Rod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 63 80 63 116 497
50 50 Darumaka Fire Hustle
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Field 70 90 45 15 45 50 315
50 50 Standard Darmanitan Fire Sheer Force
Zen Mode
½ male, ½ female Field 105 140 55 30 55 95 480
50 50 Darmanitan Zen Darmanitan Fire Psychic Sheer Force
Zen Mode
½ male, ½ female Field 105 30 105 140 105 55 540
50 50 Litwick Ghost Fire Flash Fire
Flame Body
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 50 30 55 65 55 20 275
50 50 Lampent Ghost Fire Flash Fire
Flame Body
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 40 60 95 60 55 370
50 50 Chandelure Ghost Fire Flash Fire
Flame Body
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 55 90 145 90 80 520
50 50 Larvesta Bug Fire Flame Body
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
50 50 Volcarona Bug Fire Flame Body
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 85 60 65 135 105 100 550
50 50 Reshiram Dragon Fire Turboblaze genderless Undiscovered 100 120 100 150 120 90 680
50 Fennekin Fire Blaze
Magician
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 40 45 40 62 60 60 307
50 Braixen Fire Blaze
Magician
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 59 59 58 90 70 73 409
50 Delphox Fire Psychic Blaze
Magician
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 75 69 72 114 100 104 534
50 Fletchling Normal Flying Big Pecks
Gale Wings
½ male, ½ female Flying 45 50 43 40 38 62 278
50 Fletchinder Fire Flying Flame Body
Gale Wings
½ male, ½ female Flying 62 73 55 56 52 84 382
50 Talonflame Fire Flying Flame Body
Gale Wings
½ male, ½ female Flying 78 81 71 74 69 126 499
50 Litleo Fire Normal Rivalry
Unnerve
Moxie
⅛ male, ⅞ female Field 62 50 58 73 54 72 369
50 Pyroar Fire Normal Rivalry
Unnerve
Moxie
⅛ male, ⅞ female Field 86 68 72 109 66 106 507

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