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Volcarona (Pokémon)

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Meraruba #636: Meraruba
Pokémon
#638: Cobalon Cobalon
Ulgamoth
ウルガモス Ulgamoth
#637
180px
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
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
BodyUnknown.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 introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Meraruba starting at level 59.

Biology

Physiology

Volcarona has four small feet. It has six leaf-like wings, yellow and orange in color. 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 bottom end is blue and its middle is black.

Gender differences

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

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the 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 かざんばいで ちじょうが まっくらに なったとき ウルガモスの ほのおが たいようの かわりに なったという。
White たたかいになると 6まいの ハネから ひのこの りんぷんを まきちらして あたり いちめんを ひのうみにする。
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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 Ancient Castle
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Held items

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 01515 07070% 15
4040 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
5050 Silver Wind Bug Special 06060 100100% 5
5959 Butterfly Dance Bug Status 0000 —% 20
6060 Heat Wave Fire Special 100100 09090% 10
7070 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
8080 Anger Powder Bug Status 0000 —% 20
9090 Hurricane Flying Special 120120 07070% 10
100100 Fire 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 
HeracrossSewaddleKurumayuHahakomoriKaburumoShubarugo 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
DustoxSewaddleKurumayuHahakomoriBachuruGalvantula
MerarubaVolcarona
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 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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

Special moves

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Evolution

Meraruba
Unevolved
Meraruba
 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.
    • No other Pokémon has the same base stat total as Ulgamoth.
  • Volcarona and Genesect are the only two Bug-type Pokémon to learn Fly, but neither are Flying-type.
  • Volcarona is the last Pokémon in the National Pokédex that evolves from another Pokémon.
  • Volcarona takes the longest to go through a single stage of evolution of all Pokémon, evolving at level 59.
  • After evolving, Volcarona has lower base Attack stat than its pre-evolution.
  • It shares the species name "Sun Pokémon" with Espeon and Sunflora.
  • Although Volcarona clearly flies, it is not Flying-type, nor can it have the ability Levitate. It shares this trait with Beedrill, Venomoth, Heracross, Dustox, Volbeat and Illumise.
  • It learns a new move by level up each tenth level, the only exception being level 59.
  • Volcarona is the last non-legendary Pokémon in the National Pokédex order.
  • It is one of the few Pokémon part of a two-stage evolution that distributes three EV points while its pre-evolution only gives one.
  • Volcarona is the only Pokémon to date with a catch rate of 15.

Origin

Volcarona is based on a moth, particularly the Atlas moth. Conceptwise, 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. 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 collar of Volcarona bears a strong resemblance to the headpiece of Hathor, which depicts the horns of the goddess cradling a disk representing the sun in between.

Name origin

Volcarona comes from volcano and Corona both referencing its Fire type and its status as the Sun Pokémon.

In other languages

External links

Notes

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