Volcanion (Japanese: ボルケニオン Volcanion) is a major character who appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.
In the movies
A long time ago, Volcanion met Magearna at the Nebel Plateau. The two became friends, as Magearna was able to fold up to protect herself whenever Volcanion exploded. Since then, Volcanion had been protecting Magearna at the plateau.
In the movie, Volcanion first appears chasing after an airship driven by Cherie and Levi. Volcanion states that he has come to retrieve something, but Levi fights it off with his Mega Alakazam and Glalie. During the battle, Levi manages to fit an electronic band around one of its legs, though Volcanion deflects a second band before it is launched off the ship, falling and crashes down to where Ash and his friends are. While Ash and the group are not severely hurt, they discover that the band that Volcanion had deflected earlier is now attached to Ash. Volcanion tries to leave, only for Ash to be forcibly pulled toward the band on Volcanion's leg. Despite its distate towards humans, Volcanion reluctantly allows Ash to stay by it as Volcanion flies off in pursuit of Levi and Cherie toward the Azoth Kingdom.
Volcanion appears at the kingdom where Alva is receiving Magearna from his henchmen. Volcanion confronts them but Alva begins to ward it off with his Mega-Evolved Shiny Gengar along with Alakazam and Glalie. Volcanion becomes frozen, but as it thaws, Ash's other Pokémon arrive and assist Volcanion in overwhelming the three Mega-Evolved Pokémon. The ensuing confusion allows Volcanion to escape with Magearna who flee to Nebel Plateau, unwillingly bringing along Ash and the group.
The next day, Alva and his forces invade the Nebel Plateau, flooding the area with smoke. While Volcanion tries to retaliate, Volcanion and Ash become trapped by Electric Terrain and Stealth Rock. Alva's forces threaten Magearna that they will torture the humans and Pokémon until it submits and goes with them. Unable to watch its friends get tortured, Magearna surrenders and is taken to Alva. Angered, Volcanion, along with the group, goes off to the Azoth Kingdom to save Magearna.
At the kingdom, the group defeat Alva and his forces. However, they realize they had come too late, with Magearna having appeared to have lost her memory and personality. They also find out that the fortress they are in is spiraling out of control and will crash into the Nebel Plateau. The group plan to explode the fortress in the air with Volcanion's power, while the rest flee in Kimia's airship. While Volcanion plans to destroy the castle from within the engine room, Ash refuses to let Volcanion carry the plan out as he realizes it will be a suicide mission. Ash tells Volcanion to explode outside so that it could escape as well. However, while Volcanion helps the humans and Pokémon evacuate the castle, after they leave, it jumps back inside, intending to sacrifice itself. Apologizing for not being able to save Magearna, Volcanion explodes once Kimia has completed the evacuation, completely destroying the fortress.
Later, as the others are mourning for its death, Volcanion appears injured, but still alive. It struggles to Magearna's side, in the process shocking Magearna into regaining her memory and personality. However, it collapses soon after, apparently having died of its injuries. The group mourns anew, and Magearna produces flowers, whose pollen gets in Volcanion's nose and makes it sneeze, reviving it. To thank the Pokémon who helped it rescue Magearna, Volcanion gives them the title of honorary members of the Nebel Plateau.
In the credits, Volcanion assists the Pokémon of Nebel Plateau in removing and burying the wreckage of Alva's fortress. Volcanion continues watching over the others from its cave, ensuring they all can live in peace.
Personality and characteristics
Volcanion is very protective of both Magearna as well as the Pokémon living in Nebel Plateau. It would do anything it can to keep them safe from harm.
It also does not trust humans nor the Pokémon belonging to humans, and it reveals that all of the Pokémon living at Nebel Plateau were harmed by humans and thus fear them. However, over time, Ash and the others begin to regain Volcanion's trust for humans by bringing out their own Pokémon and assisting in the treatment of an injured Amaura. At the end, Volcanion allows the group, including the humans, to be called honorary Nebel Plateau Pokémon.
|A † shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
In the games
This Volcanion was distributed to players of Pokémon X and Y and Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire who inserted a serial code, which was included on preordered tickets for Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea.
|Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
|Date received is the receiving system's date when the Wonder Card is received.
|This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.
In the spin-off games
Volcanion appears in Pokémon Ga-Olé.
|Volcanion (Promotional disks)
In the TCG
Deck case: The Volcanion & Mega Gardevoir Deck Case (Japanese: デッキケース ボルケニオン・メガサーナイト Deck Case: Volcanion•Mega Sirnight) utilizes elements of the expansion's booster pack artwork, featuring Volcanion on the front and both Shiny Mega Gardevoir and Magearna on reverse. The case comes with 2 similarly illustrated card dividers and has space to store at least 90 cards in sleeves, or 180 loose cards.
Deck case image:
Volcanion-EX Special Jumbo Card Pack
The Volcanion-EX Special Jumbo Card Pack (Japanese: スペシャルジャンボカードパック「ボルケニオンEX」) was released on August 5, 2016 following the Japanese opening of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, which starred Volcanion and Magearna. Volcanion is featured as a reprinted Jumbo Pokémon-EX card and Magearna as a new Full Art promotional card. The pack also comes with 4 Fever-Burst Fighter booster packs, 2 Cruel Traitor booster packs, and 2 Mythical & Legendary Dream Shine Collection booster packs.
Sleeves: Each pack contains 32 card sleeves.
- The Volcanion Sleeves (Japanese: デッキシールド ボルケニオン Deck Shield: Volcanion) feature the same 5ban Graphics illustration of Volcanion as the Fever-Burst Fighter booster pack art complete with the expansion's industrial city theme in the background.
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