Volcanion (Pokémon)

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Volcanion
Steam Pokémon
ボルケニオン
Volcanion
#721
Volcanion



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Water
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Water Absorb Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Volcanion
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Weight
429.9 lbs. 195.0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#721
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#153
Kalos
#000
Alola
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
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Volcanion
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
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
100
External Links

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 with blue and yellow markings. It has large, pointed ears with blue insides and bright blue eyes. Additionally, it has bushy yellow eyebrows and a yellow mandible. There are spike-protrusions on each cheek that extend downward over its lower jaw. Volcanion's body has two oval segments separated by a thinner, blue portion. The front portion the body is larger and has two large, arm-like cannons on the back. These cannons are usually held together, forming a ring. Each cannon is separated into three segments by bright blue lines, and each segment has a single blue dot and short, blunt growth. The topmost segments also have four small, yellow bumps around the end. On its chest are four yellow, diamond-shaped markings. There is a thin, yellow band around each of its leg joints. The upper portion of its legs is black and smaller than the large, red lower portion. Each ankle has a short, blunt growth, while each foot has three yellow claws. Volcanion has a short, tapering tail with a blue stripe on top.

Volcanion has a unique organ capable of turning water vapor around it into hot steam in an instant. It can expel steam of superbly high pressure and has the ability to blow away mountains, and is worshiped in southern parts of Kalos for creating the plain in that part of Kalos. As shown in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, Volcanion is able to run out of water; when it does, a sound similar to a starting bell in boxing is heard, the lines and dots on its cannons become red, and it is unable to use any Water-type move until it refills its water supply from any source of water.

Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel also showed that Volcanion can live for centuries. The one featured is at least five hundred years old.

In the anime

Volcanion in the anime

Major appearances

Volcanion (M19)

Volcanion played a major role in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. The plot summary included in the January 2016 issue of CoroCoro revealed that it had a hatred of humans, that it was targeting the Azoth Kingdom, and that it ended up connected to Ash due to a strange device that activated when it and Ash's group encountered each other. The February 2016 issue later revealed its motive for targeting the Azoth Kingdom: It was trying to retrieve the man-made Pokémon Magearna, of whom only it knew its true identity.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Volcanion (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
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.

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

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
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Defense: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Atk: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 600   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 VII, 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

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Steam Eruption Water Special 110110 09595% 5
011 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
011 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
088 Mist Ice Status 0000 —% 30
1111 Haze Ice Status 0000 —% 30
1515 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
2121 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
2828 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
3232 Scald Water Special 08080 100100% 15
4040 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100100% 10
4646 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
5050 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
5858 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
6565 Overheat Fire Special 130130 09090% 5
7676 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
8585 Steam Eruption Water Special 110110 09595% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volcanion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Volcanion

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM22Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM23Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM26Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM36Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM37Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM50Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM52Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM61Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM64Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM68Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM71Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM74Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM78Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM91Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volcanion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Volcanion

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Volcanion in Generation VII
  • 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 Volcanion in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volcanion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Volcanion

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Volcanion can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Volcanion cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Volcanion
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Volcanion

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 0

#684
Shuffle721.png

Risk-Taker
Damage may randomly be increased or decreased.


Evolution

721Volcanion.png
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
Spr 7s 721.png Spr b 7s 721.png
Spr 7s 721 s.png Spr b 7s 721 s.png
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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Notes

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