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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 onwards
Pokémon Sword and Shield
In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Steam Eruption could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Steam Eruption cannot be selected in a battle.
|The user immerses the target in superheated steam. This may also leave the target with a burn.
||This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
|No Eggs Discovered
|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In other games
|Number of hits
|Number of projectiles
|Critical hit rate
||May burn the foe
In the anime
|The user expels steam of superbly high pressure at the opponent.
||First Used In
||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 and the Mechanical Marvel
In other generations
Spin-off series games
In other languages