Steam Eruption (move)

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Steam Eruption
スチームバースト Steam Burst
Steam Eruption VIII.png
Steam Eruption VIII 2.png
Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  110
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience a lot if used last.

Steam Eruption (Japanese: スチームバースト Steam Burst) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Volcanion.


Generations VI to VII

Steam Eruption deals damage and has a 30% chance of burning the target. Upon execution, Steam Eruption will thaw the user if frozen (even if the move fails to hit the target).

Steam Eruption also thaws a frozen target hit by it.

Generation VIII

In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Steam Eruption cannot be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.


Games Description
The user immerses the target in superheated steam. This may also leave the target with a burn.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
721 Volcanion Volcanion
FireIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1, 85 1, 85 72SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
721 Volcanion VolcanionLv. 60
FireIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Scrap 2020 Volcanion
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Volcanion Steam Eruption.png None.png None.png
The user expels steam of superbly high pressure at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
721 Volcanion Volcanion's eyes and body glow light blue. An orb of water then forms in between the two cannons on its back and explodes, creating a massive blast around Volcanion.
Volcanion (M19) Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel Debut

In other generations

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蒸汽爆炸 Jīnghei Baauja
Mandarin 蒸汽爆炸 Zhēngqì Bàozhà
Denmark Flag.png Danish Dampudbrud
France Flag.png French Jet de Vapeur
Germany Flag.png German Dampfschwall
Italy Flag.png Italian Vaporscoppio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스팀버스트 Steam Burst
Spain Flag.png Spanish Chorro de Vapor

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