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Revision as of 04:44, 11 February 2013

Larvesta #636: Larvesta
Pokémon
#638: Cobalion Cobalion
Volcarona
ウルガモス Ulgamoth
#637
637Volcarona.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black and White
Type
Bug Fire
Category
Sun Pokémon
Abilities
Flame Body Swarm
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#143 #172
Regional Browser numbers
Height
5'03"
Imperial
1.6 m
Metric
Weight
101.4 lbs.
Imperial
46.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
White
Catch rate
15 (2%)
Body style
Body13.png
Footprint
 F637.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 41 cycles
(10455 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 248 Battle Exp.: 2481*

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

It evolves from Larvesta starting at level 59.

Biology

Physiology

Volcarona has four small feet. It has six leaf-like wings that are orange in color and have small black spots. Its eyes appear to be compound and are two shades of blue. The fuzz on its body is a smoky white and in tangles. Its abdomen is black in the center and a pattern of light blue with black dots on the outside.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Volcarona releases fiery scales from its six wings to create a sea of fire. It is said that its fires can replace the sun when it is dark with ash.

Behavior

Volcarona have been known to use their six wings to scatter ember scales.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Volcarona in the anime

Major appearances

Volcarona made its TV debut in Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!, in which a hunter named Rizzo tried to capture it. Ash, his friends and Brycen tried to stop Rizzo from doing so. They had a battle, in which Brycen defeated Rizzo's Jellicent with his Beartic, and freed the Sun Pokémon.

Minor appearances

Volcarona made its debut 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.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

Volcarona is used by Alder to battle Shin for the ownership of the Light Stone.

In the TCG

Main article: Volcarona (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
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
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
One Relic Castle
Black 2 White 2
One Relic Castle
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Glacier Palace - East Tower, Glacier Palace - West Tower, Illusion Dunes, Farthest Cape
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: World Axle - B2F (Boss)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Korean Nationals 2012 Volcarona Korean South Korea 100 June 9 to 10, 2012

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White SilverPowder SilverPowder (100%)
Black 2 White 2 SilverPowder SilverPowder (100%)
Events* Focus Sash Focus Sash (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 85
145 - 192 280 - 374
Attack: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 135
126 - 205 247 - 405
Sp.Def: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 550   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, 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
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
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
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
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
00Start String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
00Start Leech Life Bug Physical 02020 100100% 15
00Start Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
1010 Leech Life Bug Physical 02020 100100% 15
2020 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
3030 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
4040 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
5050 Silver Wind Bug Special 06060 100100% 5
5959 Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 —% 20
6060 Heat Wave Fire Special 100100 09090% 10
7070 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
8080 Rage Powder Bug Status 0000 —% 20
9090 Hurricane Flying Special 120120 07070% 10
100100 Fiery Dance Fire Special 08080 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Volcarona obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140140 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 03030 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
  • 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

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
HeracrossSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyKarrablastEscavalier Endure Normal Status —% 10
VenonatVenomothYanmaYanmega Foresight Normal Status —% 40
MetapodButterfreeKakunaBeedrillPinsirGligar
GliscorSilcoonBeautiflyCascoonDustoxNincada
Ninjask
Harden Normal Status —% 30
Forretress Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
Beautifly Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
CaterpieMetapodButterfreeWeedleKakunaBeedrill
SpinarakAriadosWurmpleSilcoonBeautiflyCascoon
DustoxSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyJoltikGalvantula
LarvestaVolcarona
String Shot Bug Status 95% 40
VenonatVenomothVolbeat Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Volcarona in Generation V
  • 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

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Volcarona can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Volcarona cannot be tutored the move 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

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
636 Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
636 Bug BiteBW Bug Physical 60 100% 20
636 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
636 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 60 100% 25
636 Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
636 Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
636 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120 100% 15
  • 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

By events

Generation V
Other generations:
None
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Korean Nationals 2012 Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
  • A superscript level indicates that Volcarona can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP637.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Fiery Dance
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Flame Body
Defense: ★★★ Ability 2: Frighten
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3: Sponge
Evolves from Larvesta when Attack reaches 131
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Okuni, Hidenaga, Masayuki, Sessai

Evolution

Larvesta
Unevolved
Larvesta
 Bug  Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 59


Volcarona
First evolution
Volcarona
 Bug  Fire 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 637.png Spr 5b 637.png Spr b 5b 637.png
Spr 5b 637 s.png Spr 5b 637 s.png Spr b 5b 637 s.png
Volcarona For other sprites and images, please see Volcarona images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Volcarona and its pre-evolution.
  • Volcarona has the highest Special Attack of all Bug-type Pokémon, and the highest base stat total of all non-legendary Bug-type Pokémon.
  • Volcarona and Genesect are the only two Bug-type Pokémon to learn Fly, but neither are Flying-type.
  • Volcarona is the last non-legendary Pokémon in the National Pokédex, also making it the last Pokémon that evolves from another Pokémon.
  • Larvesta takes the longest to go through a single stage of evolution of all Pokémon, evolving at level 59.
  • It shares the species name "Sun Pokémon" with Espeon and Sunflora.
  • It learns a new move by level up each tenth level, the only exception being level 59.
  • Volcarona is the only Pokémon with a catch rate of 15.
  • Volcarona is the only Pokémon that has a base stat total of 550.
  • Larvesta and Volcarona cannot learn Attract, despite having genders and being compatible with other TMs. They share this trait with Nincada, Ferroseed, and Ferrothorn.
  • Volcarona, along with Whimsicott, are the only non-Flying-type Pokémon able to learn Hurricane.
  • Volcarona is the only non-legendary Pokémon that learns a move upon reaching level 100.

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 be based on a solar deity, a type of god said to be able to control various aspects of the sun such as sunrise, sunset, eclipses, position, etc, the black spots on its wings representing dark spots on the sun. 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 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. Volcarona's appearance may also be loosely based on that of 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. Its color scheme is very similar to some incarnations of Mothra.

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
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 Bulkamoseu From 불카누스 bulkaneuseu and moth. 불 also means "fire"


Notes


External links

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