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Larvesta #636: Larvesta
Pokémon
#638: Cobalion Cobalion
Volcarona
Sun Pokémon
ウルガモス
Ulgamoth
#637
Volcarona



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Fire
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Flame Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Swarm
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
15 (5.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
Volcarona
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Weight
101.4 lbs. 46.0 kg
Volcarona
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
248
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Volcarona
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
0
Atk
0
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Sp.Def
0
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HP
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Atk
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Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body13.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F637.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

Volcarona (Japanese: ウルガモス Ulgamoth) is a dual-type Bug/Fire Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Larvesta starting at level 59.

Contents

Biology

Volcarona is a large, moth-like Pokémon with four small feet. It appears to have compound eyes that are two shades of blue, and there is a red horn-like structure on each side of its face. The fuzz on its upper body is smoky white and tangled. Its abdomen is black in the center and light blue with black dots on the outside. It has six leaf-like wings that are orange in color and have small black spots.

Volcarona releases burning scales from its wings to engulf the battlefield in a sea of fire. Volcarona's flames are said to provide a replacement for the sun when the atmosphere is dark with volcanic ash, and some legends claim that it hatched from a cocoon of raging flames to save people and Pokémon in freezing climates or start fires. Volcarona does this by scattering its burning scales. It was feared as the "rage of the sun" by ancient people, and it was even worshiped as a deity of fire in some places. Volcarona's shrine in Relic Castle remains as a testament to the respect it commanded.

Volcarona is the only known Pokémon capable of learning Fiery Dance.

In the anime

In the main series

Volcarona in the anime

Major appearances

Volcarona made its main series debut in Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!, where a Pokémon hunter named Rizzo attempted to catch it. However, Ash, his friends, and Brycen tried to stop Rizzo from doing so. They had a battle, where Brycen eventually defeated Rizzo's Jellicent with his Beartic, and then freed the Sun Pokémon.

Minor appearances

Volcarona debuted in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW078 Volcarona Ash's Pokédex Volcarona, the Sun Pokémon and the evolved form of Larvesta. When ash from a volcanic eruption darkened the sky, it is said Volcarona's fire replaced the sun.

In Pokémon Generations

A wild Volcarona appeared in The Adventure. It encountered and battled Pikachu inside the Relic Castle, but was defeated by its Volt Tackle.

In the manga

Volcarona in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

A Volcarona appeared in Get the Legendary Pokémon!, under the ownership of Alder. It was used to battle Shin for possession of the Light Stone.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Ghetsis owns a Volcarona that first appeared in The Power of Dreams. Earlier in the Black & White chapter, it was being sought by Ryoku.

Benga's Volcarona first appeared in PS541.

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

A Volcarona appeared in The Scarlet Scroll: Kunoichi's Situation, under the ownership of Okuni.

In the TCG

Main article: Volcarona (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #143
Unova
B2W2: #172
Black When volcanic ash darkened the atmosphere, it is said that Volcarona's fire provided a replacement for the sun.
White A sea of fire engulfs the surroundings of their battles, since they use their six wings to scatter their ember scales.
Black 2 Thought to be an embodiment of the sun, it appeared during a bitterly cold winter and saved Pokémon from freezing.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X A sea of fire engulfs the surroundings of their battles, since they use their six wings to scatter their ember scales.
Y When volcanic ash darkened the atmosphere, it is said that Volcarona's fire provided a replacement for the sun.
Omega Ruby A sea of fire engulfs the surroundings of their battles, since they use their six wings to scatter their ember scales.
Alpha Sapphire When volcanic ash darkened the atmosphere, it is said that Volcarona's fire provided a replacement for the sun.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #204
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun As it flies, it scatters its flaming scales. It was feared by ancient people, who referred to it as "the rage of the sun."
Ultra Moon According to legends, it was hatched from a flaming cocoon to save people and Pokémon that were suffering from the cold.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #187
Sword Volcarona scatters burning scales. Some say it does this to start fires. Others say it's trying to rescue those that suffer in the cold.
Shield This Pokémon emerges from a cocoon formed of raging flames. Ancient murals depict Volcarona as a deity of fire.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Relic Castle (Only one)
Black 2 White 2
Relic Castle (Only one)
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Larvesta
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Larvesta
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Lush Jungle (Cave) (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Expansion Pass
Loop Lagoon, Challenge Beach, Potbottom Desert

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: World Axle - B2F
Conquest
Evolve Larvesta
MD GTI
Glacier Palace - Eastern Spire (1F-12F), Glacier Palace - Western Spire (1F-12F)
Rumble U
Flower Garden: Guardians of the Flower Patch (Reward),
Secret Warehouse: Walking a Thin Line, Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 6
Shuffle
Pedra Valley: Stage 206
Prasino Woods: Stage 599
Rumble World
White Ruins: Everspring Valley (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 30: Stage 10

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Korean Nationals 2012 Volcarona Korean South Korea 100Shiny June 9 to 10, 2012
BWB2W2 Pokémon Game Show Alder's Volcarona Japanese Japan 77 August 17 to 18, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White SilverPowder SilverPowder (100%)
Black 2 White 2 SilverPowder SilverPowder (100%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Silver Powder Silver Powder (100%)
Sword Shield Silver Powder Silver Powder (100%)
Events* Focus Sash Focus Sash (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
85
145 - 192 280 - 374
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
135
126 - 205 247 - 405
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
550
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 VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 —% 20
011 Fiery Dance Fire Special 08080 100100% 10
011 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 —% 20
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
011 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
011 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
011 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
011 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
011 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 —% 20
1818 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
2424 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
3030 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
3636 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100100% 10
4242 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
4848 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 09090% 10
5454 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
6262 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
7070 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
7878 Rage Powder Bug Status 0000 —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volcarona
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Volcarona
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM13Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM13 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM92Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM92 Mystical Fire Fire Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR18Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR43Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR43 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR55Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR55 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR61Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR61 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR86Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR89Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volcarona
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Volcarona
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
NincadaNinjaskJoltikGalvantulaShelmetAccelgor
CutieflyRibombee
Absorb Grass Special 20 100% 25
MetapodButterfreePinsirNincadaNinjask Harden Normal Status —% 30
Heracross Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Volcarona in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Volcarona in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volcarona
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Volcarona
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh IoA Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volcarona
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Volcarona
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volcarona
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Volcarona
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Conquest
PCP637.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Fiery Dance
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Flame Body
Ability 2: Frighten
Ability 3: Sponge
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Larvesta when its Attack is 131 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Hidenaga, Masayuki, Okuni, and Sessai
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT637.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#184
Shuffle637.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.
Skill Swapper: Barrier Shot
Pokémon GO
GO637.png Base Stamina: 198 Base Attack: 264 Base Defense: 189
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Fire Spin, Bug Bite
Charged Attacks: Overheat, Bug Buzz, Solar Beam, Hurricane

Evolution

636Larvesta.png
Unevolved
Larvesta
 Bug  Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 59
637Volcarona.png
First evolution
Volcarona
 Bug  Fire 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 637.png Spr b 5b 637.png Spr 5b 637.png Spr b 5b 637.png
Spr 5b 637 s.png Spr b 5b 637 s.png Spr 5b 637 s.png Spr b 5b 637 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 637.png Spr b 6x 637.png Spr 6x 637.png Spr b 6x 637.png
Spr 6x 637 s.png Spr b 6x 637 s.png Spr 6x 637 s.png Spr b 6x 637 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 637.png Spr b 7s 637.png Spr 7s 637.png Spr b 7s 637.png
Spr 7s 637 s.png Spr b 7s 637 s.png Spr 7s 637 s.png Spr b 7s 637 s.png
Front Back Front Back
637MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Volcarona images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Volcarona shares its category with Espeon and Sunflora. They are all known as the Sun Pokémon.
    • It also shares its category with Solgaleo in Japanese, as Solgaleo is also known as the Sun Pokémon in that language.

Origin

Volcarona is based on a moth, particularly the Atlas moth or cecropia moth. Conceptually, it seems to be derived from the phrase "like a moth to a flame", which refers to the observed positive phototaxis demonstrated by moths. It may also have been inspired by Mothra, a famous Kaiju.

It may be also based on a solar deity. Its wings may be based on the petals of a tiger lily, having the same number of extensions, black spots, and red-orange coloring. The black spots on its wings may also represent the dark spots on the sun. The head and antennae of Volcarona bear a resemblance to the headpiece of Hathor, which depicts the horns of the goddess cradling a disk representing the sun in between.

In addition, Volcarona's appearance may be loosely based on a seraph, a type of angel that is often associated with fire, as its name literally translates to "burning one". Like Volcarona, seraphim are often depicted with six red wings and no legs.

Name origin

Volcarona is a combination of volcano and corona, referring to its Fire type and status as the Sun Pokémon. It may also refer to Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.

Ulgamoth is a combination of ウルカヌス Urukanusu (Vulcan), 蛾 ga (moth), and moth.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ウルガモス Ulgamoth From ウルカヌス Urukanusu, ga and the English word moth
France Flag.png French Pyrax From Pyro and Ra or thorax.
Spain Flag.png Spanish Volcarona Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ramoth From Ra and moth. Might also be an allusion to Mothra
Italy Flag.png Italian Volcarona Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 불카모스 Bulkamos From 불카누스 bulkaneuseu and moth. 불 also means "fire"
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 火神蟲 / 火神虫 Huǒshénchóng From 火神 huǒshén and chóng


Notes


External links

Larvesta #636: Larvesta
Pokémon
#638: Cobalion Cobalion


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