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Overheat

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Fire 140 90% 5 0 Special Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages.

Competitive Use

Overheat is an incredibly powerful Fire-type move. However, so much sheer power comes with a high price, as after usage it will sharply reduce the user's Special Attack, making them easy opportunities for enterprising opponents. For this reason, it fits a more hit-and-run playstyle often preferred by Choice users. Unfortunately, Fire-types have that nasty weakness to Stealth Rock and considering that Choice users have to switch out a lot by nature, it can prove troublesome. Anyhow, Choice Specs Heatran gets an honorable mention because it is bulky, hits hard, and is neutral to Stealth Rock, so is a very good candidate if you are using a technique of this sort.

Related Moves

Fire Blast is a slightly less powerful and less accurate alternative with no negative effects.

Flamethrower is a much less powerful but more accurate alternative with no negative effects.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Arcanine Fire UU Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 90 110 80 100 80 95 555
Arceus-Bug Bug Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dark Dark Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dragon Dragon Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Electric Electric Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fighting Fighting Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fire Fire Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Flying Flying Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ghost Ghost Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Grass Grass Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ground Ground Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ice Ice Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Normal Normal Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Poison Poison Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Psychic Psychic Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Rock Rock Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Steel Steel Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Water Water Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Blaziken Fire / Fighting Uber Blaze / Speed Boost 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Camerupt Fire / Ground NU Magma Armor / Solid Rock / Anger Point 70 100 70 105 75 40 460
Chandelure Ghost / Fire UU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 55 90 145 90 80 520
Charizard Fire / Flying NU Blaze / Solar Power 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Charmander Fire LC Blaze / Solar Power 39 52 43 60 50 65 309
Chimchar Fire LC Blaze / Iron Fist 44 58 44 58 44 61 309
Combusken Fire / Fighting NU Blaze / Speed Boost 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
Cyndaquil Fire LC Blaze / Flash Fire 39 52 43 60 50 65 309
Darmanitan Fire UU Sheer Force / Zen Mode 105 140 55 30 55 95 480
Darmanitan-Z Fire / Psychic Limbo Sheer Force / Zen Mode 105 30 105 140 105 55 540
Darumaka Fire LC Hustle / Inner Focus 70 90 45 15 45 50 315
Dialga Steel / Dragon Uber Pressure / Telepathy 100 120 120 150 100 90 680
Emboar Fire / Fighting RU Blaze / Reckless 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
Entei Fire RU Pressure / Flash Fire 115 115 85 90 75 100 580
Exploud Normal NU Soundproof / Scrappy 104 91 63 91 63 68 480
Flareon Fire NU Flash Fire / Guts 65 130 60 95 110 65 525
Granbull Normal NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Rattled 90 120 75 60 60 45 450
Groudon Ground Uber Drought 100 150 140 100 90 90 670
Growlithe Fire LC Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 55 70 45 70 50 60 350
Heatran Fire / Steel OU Flash Fire / Flame Body 91 90 106 130 106 77 600
Ho-Oh Fire / Flying Uber Pressure / Regenerator 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
Houndoom Dark / Fire UU Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 75 90 50 110 80 95 500
Houndour Dark / Fire LC Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
Infernape Fire / Fighting OU Blaze / Iron Fist 76 104 71 104 71 108 534
Lampent Ghost / Fire NU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 40 60 95 60 55 370
Larvesta Bug / Fire LC Flame Body / Swarm 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
Litwick Ghost / Fire LC Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 50 30 55 65 55 20 275
Magby Fire LC Flame Body / Vital Spirit 45 75 37 70 55 83 365
Magcargo Fire / Rock NU Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 50 50 120 80 80 30 410
Magmar Fire NU Flame Body / Vital Spirit 65 95 57 100 85 93 495
Magmortar Fire RU Flame Body / Vital Spirit 75 95 67 125 95 83 540
Manectric Electric RU Static / Lightningrod / Minus 70 75 60 105 60 105 475
Mankey Fighting LC Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Moltres Fire / Flying RU Pressure / Flame Body 90 100 90 125 85 90 580
Ninetales Fire OU Flash Fire / Drought 73 76 75 81 100 100 505
Numel Fire / Ground LC Oblivious / Simple / Own Tempo 60 60 40 65 45 35 305
Pansear Fire LC Gluttony / Blaze 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Ponyta Fire LC Run Away / Flash Fire / Flame Body 50 85 55 65 65 90 410
Primeape Fighting NU Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
Rapidash Fire NU Run Away / Flash Fire / Flame Body 65 100 70 80 80 105 500
Rayquaza Dragon / Flying Uber Air Lock 105 150 90 150 90 95 680
Reshiram Dragon / Fire Uber Turboblaze 100 120 100 150 120 90 680
Simisear Fire NU Gluttony / Blaze 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Slugma Fire LC Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 40 40 40 70 40 20 250
Snubbull Normal LC Intimidate / Run Away / Rattled 60 80 50 40 40 30 300
Solrock Rock / Psychic NU Levitate 70 95 85 55 65 70 440
Tepig Fire LC Blaze / Thick Fat 65 63 45 45 45 45 308
Torchic Fire LC Blaze / Speed Boost 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
Torkoal Fire NU White Smoke / Shell Armor 70 85 140 85 70 20 470
Typhlosion Fire RU Blaze / Flash Fire 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Victini Psychic / Fire UU Victory Star 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Volcarona Bug / Fire OU Flame Body / Swarm 85 60 65 135 105 100 550
Zebstrika Electric NU Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper 75 100 63 80 63 116 497