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Volcarona (Pokémon)

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

Volcarona

Volcarona

Volcarona
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Fire
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Flame Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Swarm
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Volcarona

Mega Volcarona Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
15 (2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
10455 - 10709 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
101.4 lbs. 46.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#637
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#143/#172
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
248
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
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
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body13.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F637.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Larvesta starting at level 59.

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 fiery scales from its wings to create a sea of fire. It is said that its fires can replace the sun when it is dark with ash, and it has been known to rescue freezing Pokémon.

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

Volcarona in Pokémon BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

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 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 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.

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

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Glacier Palace - Eastern Spire, Glacier Palace - Western Spire, Miragesands, Cape at the Edge
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: World Axle - B2F (Boss)
Pokémon Conquest Evolve Larvesta

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Korean Nationals 2012 Volcarona Korean South Korea 100 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%)
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 VI, 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Fiery Dance Fire Special 08080 100100% 10
00Start Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
00Start Rage Powder Bug Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 09090% 10
00Start Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
00Start Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
00Start Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
00Start Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
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 —% 20
5050 Silver Wind Bug Special 06060 100100% 5
5959 Quiver Dance Bug Status 0000 —% 20
6060 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 09090% 10
7070 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
8080 Rage Powder Bug Status 0000 —% 20
9090 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15 ??? 0   0  
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 ??? 0   0  
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15 ??? 0   0  
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
HeracrossSewaddleKarrablast Endure Normal Status —% 10
VenonatVenomothYanmaYanmega Foresight Normal Status —% 40
MetapodKakunaPinsirGligarGliscorSilcoon
CascoonNincadaNinjaskSpewpa
Harden Normal Status —% 30
Forretress Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
Beautifly Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
CaterpieWeedleSpinarakAriadosWurmpleSewaddle

SwadloonLeavannyJoltikGalvantulaLarvestaVolcarona
Scatterbug

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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Tailwind Flying Status —% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
636 Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
636 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
636 Double-Edge Normal 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

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 its Attack is 131 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Hidenaga, Masayuki, Okuni, and Sessai

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
637MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Volcarona images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Volcarona and its pre-evolution.
  • Volcarona has the highest Special Attack base stat of all Bug-type Pokémon.
  • Larvesta takes the longest to go through a single stage of evolution of all Pokémon, evolving at level 59.
  • Volcarona shares its species name with Espeon and Sunflora. They are all known as the Sun Pokémon.
  • Volcarona is the only Pokémon with a catch rate of 15.
  • Volcarona is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 550.
  • Volcarona and its pre-evolution are the only non-Legendary Pokémon that learn a move upon reaching level 100.
  • Volcarona and its pre-evolution are the only Pokémon with a double weakness to the Rock-type that are not Flying-types.
    • This makes them the Pokémon vulnerable to the most damage from entry hazards, able to be affected by both Stealth Rock (from which they take maximum damage) and Spikes.

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.

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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