Competitive Information for Volcarona [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Volcarona volcarona
Base Stats for Volcarona

Bug / Fire

Abilities:
Flame BodyFlame Body: 30% chance a Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon will be burned.


Evolutions / Family:
Larvesta
Volcarona

Weakness Chart for Bug/Fire-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
  
0.5x
  
2x
  
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
0.5x
  
  
  
4x
0.5x
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Volcarona? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Volcarona in Pokemon Black/White:

ScizorBreloomSkarmoryGyaradosThundurus-TherianStarmieScraftySalamenceHonchkrowGengarEspeonRaikou


Volcarona is a remarkable Bug and Fire-typed Pokemon. Volcarona are common Pokemon to see in the BW metagame. Volcarona is weak to Flying, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Volcarona
Item: Sitrus Berry / Lum Berry
Ability: Flame Body
Nature: Mild (+SpA, -Def)
EVs: 140 Hp / 252 SpA / 116 Spe
Moveset:
- Hurricane
- Flamethrower / Fire Blast
- Giga Drain
- Quiver Dance / Bug Buzz

Special Tank Volcarona (Analytic)

Volcarona is an interesting Special Tank. It tries to take a mighty amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. With Flame Body, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Volcarona will be burned.

Hurricane is a special 120-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to confuse target. can't miss in rain).
Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Fire Blast is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Giga Drain is a special 75-base power Grass-type move (Volcarona recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Quiver Dance is a status move (raises your Volcarona's special attack, special defense, speed by 1 stage).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Volcarona
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Flame Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Overheat / Flamethrower
- Bug Buzz / Signal Beam
- Psychic
- Giga Drain

Special Sweeper Volcarona (Flame Body)

Volcarona is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Volcarona from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Volcarona's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flame Body, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Volcarona will be burned.

Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Volcarona's special attack by 2 stages).
Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special 75-base power Grass-type move (Volcarona recovers 50% of the damage dealt).




Species: Volcarona
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Flame Body
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Fiery Dance / Fire Blast
- Quiver Dance
- Bug Buzz
- Substitute

Volcarona Special Sweeper (Bug Burning Gallows*)

Volcarona is a wonderful Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Volcarona's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flame Body, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Volcarona will be burned. Lum Berry I would first choose for item. Life Orb next suggestion.

Fiery Dance is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fire-type move (50% chance to raise your Volcarona's special attack by 1 stage).
Fire Blast is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Quiver Dance is a status move (raises your Volcarona's special attack, special defense, speed by 1 stage).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Substitute is a status move (Volcarona takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Volcarona? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Volcarona in Pokemon Black/White:

ScizorBreloomSkarmoryGyaradosThundurus-TherianStarmieScraftySalamenceHonchkrowGengarEspeonRaikou


Species: Volcarona
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Flame Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave / Overheat
- Bug Buzz / Signal Beam
- Psychic
- Giga Drain

Doubles Special Sweeper Volcarona (Flame Body)

Volcarona is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Volcarona from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Volcarona's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flame Body, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Volcarona will be burned.

Heat Wave is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Volcarona's special attack by 2 stages).
Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special 75-base power Grass-type move (Volcarona recovers 50% of the damage dealt).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Volcarona learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fiery Dance
80
100%
10
50% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Spin
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Heat Wave
100
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hurricane
120
70%
10
30% chance to confuse target. Can't miss in rain.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Incinerate
30
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry.
Overheat
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Silver Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Struggle Bug
30
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flame Charge
50
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Speed by 1.
Flame Wheel
60
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target. Thaws user.
Flare Blitz
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. Thaws user.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leech Life
20
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thrash
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Wild Charge
90
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magnet Rise
--
--
10
For 5 turns, the user has immunity to Ground.
Morning Sun
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quiver Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, Speed by 1.
Rage Powder
--
--
20
The foes' moves target the user on the turn used.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
String Shot
--
95%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tailwind
--
--
30
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Whirlwind
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Will-O-Wisp
--
75%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Volcarona can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Volcarona

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