Volcanion (Pokémon)

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Volcanion
Steam Pokémon
ボルケニオン
Volcanion
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Volcanion



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Water
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Water Absorb Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
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Weight
429.9 lbs. 195.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
3
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
100
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Volcanion (Japanese: ボルケニオン Volcanion) is a dual-type Fire/Water Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Volcanion was leaked in the January 2016 issue of CoroCoro magazine on December 12, 2015, and it was officially revealed on December 14, 2015.

Volcanion is the last Pokémon in the Central Kalos Pokédex.

Biology

Volcanion is a primarily maroon, quadruped Pokémon. It has pointed ears with blue interiors, bright blue eyes, yellow markings over and behind its eyes that resemble eyebrows and eyelashes, a pointed, yellow mandible, and a spike-like protrusion on each cheek. Its body is divided into three segments: a considerably larger front portion that has a hunched back, a thin, blue waist, and smaller hips that resemble its front portion. On its chest are four yellow, diamond-shaped bumps. There is a thin, yellow band around each of its leg joints and the lower, maroon portions of its legs are larger than the thin, blue upper portions. Each ankle has a short, blunt growth, while each foot has three yellow claws. Volcanion has a short, tapering tail with a slightly shorter blue bump along the top. On the back of the front portion of its body are two arm-like cannons. These cannons are normally held together and form a ring around the back. Each cannon is separated into three segments by bright blue lines and each segment has a single blue dot and a short, blunt growth. The topmost segments also have four small, yellow bumps around the ends.

The arms on Volcanion's back expel steam from inside its body. It can expel steam of superbly high pressure and has the ability to blow away mountains. As shown in the anime, Volcanion will eventually run out of water. When it does, a sound similar to a bell is heard, the lines and dots on its cannons turn red, and it is unable to use any Water-type moves until it refills its water supply from another source. It was also shown that Volcanion can live for several centuries. Steam Eruption is Volcanion's signature move.

In the anime

Volcanion in the anime

Major appearances

Volcanion (M19)

Volcanion played a major role in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. It was portrayed as a Pokémon who had a hatred of humans, and was targeting the Azoth Kingdom to retrieve the man-made Pokémon Magearna, of whom only it knew its true identity.

Minor appearances


In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Volcanion (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Volcanion appears as a Spirit.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Central #153
Hoenn
#—
X It lets out billows of steam and disappears into the dense fog. It's said to live in mountains where humans do not tread.
Y It expels its internal steam from the arms on its back. It has enough power to blow away a mountain.
Omega Ruby It lets out billows of steam and disappears into the dense fog. It's said to live in mountains where humans do not tread.
Alpha Sapphire It expels its internal steam from the arms on its back. It has enough power to blow away a mountain.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Shuffle
Event: Take on Escalation Battles

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XYORAS Nebel Volcanion Japanese region Online 70 April 16 to September 30, 2016
November 8 to December 15, 2016
January 21 to February 28, 2017
XYORAS Helen Volcanion PAL region Online 70 October 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017
XYORAS Helen Volcanion American region Online 70 October 9, 2016 to January 31, 2017
XYORAS Nebel Volcanion PAL region Online 70 November 8 to December 15, 2016
XYORAS Nebel Volcanion Taiwanese region Online 70 November 8 to December 15, 2016
January 21 to February 28, 2017
XYORAS Nebel Volcanion Japanese region Online 70 November 12, 2016 to January 25, 2017
XYORAS Nebel Volcanion American region Online 70 November 12, 2016 to January 25, 2017
XYORAS Nebel Volcanion Korean region Online 70 December 22, 2016 to February 28, 2017

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Rage Candy Bar Rage Candy Bar (100%) Assault Vest Assault Vest (100%)

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ¼×
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ¼×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Volcanion's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
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Water
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 10

#684
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Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.


Evolution

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Unevolved
Volcanion
 Fire  Water 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 721.png Spr b 6x 721.png Spr 6x 721.png Spr b 6x 721.png
Spr 6x 721 s.png Spr b 6x 721 s.png Spr 6x 721 s.png Spr b 6x 721 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Spr 7s 721 s.png Spr b 7s 721 s.png Spr 7s 721 s.png Spr b 7s 721 s.png
Front Back Front Back
721MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Volcanion images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Volcanion appears to be based on the Ryukyuan shisa, or komainu, mythical creatures inspired by lions, tigers, and dogs. Statues of them in pairs are used as guardians that invite good spirits and repel evil ones. Its mechanical appearance and cannon-like "arms" may also draw inspiration from tanks. Its type combination and signature move may refer to geysers. Its ability to fly using its cannon-like "arms" may also draw inspiration from a steam engine.

Name origin

Volcanion may be a combination of volcano and lion. It may also include canyon, referring to its ability to break large landmasses. "Canion" may also be a corruption of cannon.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ボルケニオン Volcanion From volcano, lion, cannon and canyon
France Flag.png French Volcanion Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Volcanion Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Volcanion Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Volcanion Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 볼케니온 Volcanion Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 波爾凱尼恩 Bōyíhhóinèihyān Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 波爾凱尼恩 / 波尔凯尼恩 Bō'ěrkǎiní'ēn Transliteration of its Japanese name


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Generation II: Celebi
Generation III: JirachiDeoxys
Generation IV: Phione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Generation V: VictiniKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Generation VI: DiancieHoopaVolcanion
Generation VII: MagearnaMarshadowZeraoraMeltanMelmetal
Generation VIII: Zarude


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