Steam Eruption (move)

Steam Eruption
スチームバースト Steam Burst
Steam Eruption IX.png
Steam Eruption IX 2.png
Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  110
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VI
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience a lot if used last.

Steam Eruption (Japanese: スチームバースト Steam Burst) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is one of the signature moves of Volcanion.


Generations VI to VII

Steam Eruption deals damage and has a 30% chance of burning the target. Upon execution, Steam Eruption will thaw the user if frozen (even if the move fails to hit the target).

Steam Eruption also thaws a frozen target hit by it.

Generation VIII onwards

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Steam Eruption could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Steam Eruption cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user immerses the target in superheated steam. This may also leave the target with a burn.
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
721   Volcanion
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1, 85 1, 85 72SwSh 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
721   VolcanionLv. 60
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Scrap 2020 Volcanion
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 games

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Steam Eruption
Attack power 146.0007
Charge time 1.74 seconds
Range type Wide Shot
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May burn the foe

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Slots of move gauge MP
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pairs
Special 4 157 188 95% An opponent OK While Frozen Removes the frozen condition from the user. Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target burned. Sygna Suit Lysandre & Volcanion (Direct link)

In the anime

The user expels steam of superbly high pressure at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Volcanion Volcanion's eyes and body glow light blue. An orb of water then forms in between the two cannons on its back and explodes, creating a massive blast around Volcanion.
Volcanion (M19) Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel Debut

In other generations

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蒸汽爆炸 Jīnghei Baauja
Mandarin 蒸汽爆炸 Zhēngqì Bàozhà
  Danish Dampudbrud
  French Jet de Vapeur
  German Dampfschwall
  Italian Vaporscoppio
  Korean 스팀버스트 Seutimbeoseuteu
  Spanish Chorro de Vapor

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