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
Ability
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
Volcanion
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Weight
429.9 lbs. 195.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Volcanion
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
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0
Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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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, quadrupedal 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 Galar
#—
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
Pokémon HOME

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
SwSh Get Challenge Volcanion All Online 60 November 20, 2020 to April 30, 2021

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

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
066 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1212 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100100% 10
1818 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
2424 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100100% 20
3030 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
3636 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100100% 15
4242 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
4848 Scald Water Special 08080 100100% 15
5454 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
6060 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
6060 Haze Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
6666 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
7272 Steam Eruption Water Special 110110 09595% 5
7878 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
8484 Overheat Fire Special 130130 09090% 5
9090 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM13Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM13 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM66Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM89Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM89 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM98Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR39Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR43Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR43 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR52Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR55Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR55 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR70Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR78Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR79Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR88Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR88 Heat Crash Fire Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR98Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TR99Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 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 VIII
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
VI VII Defog Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
VI VII Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

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

#684
Shuffle721.png

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.


Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 252 Base Defense: 206
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: N/A km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

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 Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 721.png Spr b 7s 721.png Spr 7s 721.png Spr b 7s 721.png
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
721MS8.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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