Volcanion (Pokémon)

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Volcanion
Steam Pokémon
ボルケニオン
Volcanion
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Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Water
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Water Absorb Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
120 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
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Weight
429.9 lbs. 195.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
3
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
100
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Volcanion (Japanese: ボルケニオン Volcanion) is a dual-type Fire/Water Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Volcanion was leaked in the January 2016 issue of CoroCoro magazine on December 12, 2015, and it was officially revealed on December 14, 2015.

Volcanion is the last Pokémon in the Central Kalos Pokédex.

Biology

Volcanion is a primarily maroon, quadrupedal Pokémon. It has pointed ears with blue interiors, bright blue eyes, yellow markings over and behind its eyes that resemble eyebrows and eyelashes, a pointed, yellow mandible, and a spike-like protrusion on each cheek. Its body is divided into three segments: a considerably larger front portion that has a hunched back, a thin, blue waist, and smaller hips that resemble its front portion. On its chest are four yellow, diamond-shaped bumps. There is a thin, yellow band around each of its leg joints and the lower, maroon portions of its legs are larger than the thin, blue upper portions. Each ankle has a short, blunt growth, while each foot has three yellow claws. Volcanion has a short, tapering tail with a slightly shorter blue bump along the top. On the back of the front portion of its body are two arm-like cannons. These cannons are normally held together and form a ring around the back. Each cannon is separated into three segments by bright blue lines and each segment has a single blue dot and a short, blunt growth. The topmost segments also have four small, yellow bumps around the ends.

Volcanion has an organ that allows it to vaporize the water it absorbs instantly with extremely high temperatures. The arms on Volcanion's back expel the resulting steam from inside its body, allowing it to disappear into the dense fog. It can expel steam of superbly high pressure and has the ability to blow away mountains. It's said to live in mountains where humans do not tread. As shown in the anime, Volcanion will eventually run out of water. When it does, a sound similar to a bell is heard, the lines and dots on its cannons turn red, and it is unable to use any Water-type moves until it refills its water supply from another source. It was also shown that Volcanion can live for several centuries.

Volcanion is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Steam Eruption.

In the anime

 
Volcanion in the anime

Major appearances

Volcanion (M19)

Volcanion played a major role in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. It was portrayed as a Pokémon who had a hatred of humans, and was targeting the Azoth Kingdom to retrieve the man-made Pokémon Magearna, of whom only it knew its true identity.

Minor appearances


In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Volcanion (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Volcanion appears as a Spirit.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Central #153
Hoenn
#—
X It lets out billows of steam and disappears into the dense fog. It's said to live in mountains where humans do not tread.
Y It expels its internal steam from the arms on its back. It has enough power to blow away a mountain.
Omega Ruby It lets out billows of steam and disappears into the dense fog. It's said to live in mountains where humans do not tread.
Alpha Sapphire It expels its internal steam from the arms on its back. It has enough power to blow away a mountain.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOMEVersion 1.3.0+
Event
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Pokémon HOME


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VI side games.
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Bulbasaur Sea, Greninja Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Take on Escalation Battles
Masters EX
Poké Fair sync pair scout (Sygna Suit Lysandre's)


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XYORAS Nebel Volcanion Japanese region Online 70 April 16 to September 30, 2016
November 8 to December 15, 2016
January 21 to February 28, 2017
XYORAS Helen Volcanion PAL region Online 70 October 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017
XYORAS Helen Volcanion American region Online 70 October 9, 2016 to January 31, 2017
XYORAS Nebel Volcanion PAL region Online 70 November 8 to December 15, 2016
XYORAS Nebel Volcanion Taiwanese region Online 70 November 8 to December 15, 2016
January 21 to February 28, 2017
XYORAS Nebel Volcanion Japanese region Online 70 November 12, 2016 to January 25, 2017
XYORAS Nebel Volcanion American region Online 70 November 12, 2016 to January 25, 2017
XYORAS Nebel Volcanion Korean region Online 70 December 22, 2016 to February 28, 2017
SwSh Get Challenge Volcanion All Online 60 November 20, 2020 to April 30, 2021
SwSh Korean Adventure Volcanion All Online 60 April 26 to October 31, 2021
SwSh Mythical 2022 Volcanion All Online 60 September 9 to December 31, 2022

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Rage Candy Bar (100%)   Assault Vest (100%)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Steam Eruption Water Special 110110 09595% 5
011 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
066 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1212 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100100% 10
1818 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
2424 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
3030 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
3636 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100100% 15
4242 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
4848 Scald Water Special 08080 100100% 15
5454 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
6060 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
6060 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
6666 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
7878 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
8484 Overheat Fire Special 130130 09090% 5
9090 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volcanion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Volcanion
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008  TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009  TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM024  TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM038  TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM093  TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107  TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM110  TM110 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM118  TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM121  TM121 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM125  TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM133  TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM139  TM139 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM141  TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM142  TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM147  TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM148  TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150  TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM157  TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM165  TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM174  TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM179  TM179 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM180  TM180 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM188  TM188 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM189  TM189 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM193  TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volcanion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Volcanion
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Volcanion
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volcanion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Volcanion
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.4 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 84 Base Defense: 60 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fire
  Attack Power: 80 - 130   10

#684
 

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 190 Base Attack: 252 Base Defense: 216
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Take Down, Incinerate, Water Gun
Charged Attacks: Hydro Pump, Overheat, Sludge Bomb, Earth Power

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Volcanion
 Fire  Water 



Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
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Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Volcanion images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Given Volcanion's mechanical appearance, type combination, and ability to boil water into steam, it may be based on steam engines and other boilers, while its "arms" function as artillery weapons. It may also pull from the brazen bull, a hollow, bronze statue of a bull that would be heated over a flame to kill a person locked inside; or the Ryukyuan shisa and komainu, mythical creatures inspired by lions, tigers, and dogs. Its signature move may refer to geysers.

Name origin

Volcanion may be a combination of volcano and lion. It may also involve cañón (Spanish for cannon).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ボルケニオン Volcanion From volcano, lion, and canyon or cañón
  French Volcanion Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Volcanion Same as English/Japanese name
  German Volcanion Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Volcanion Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 볼케니온 Volcanion Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 波爾凱尼恩 / 波尔凯尼恩 Bō'ěrkǎiní'ēn Transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 波爾凱尼恩 Bōyíhhóinèihyān Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name


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