Competitive Information for Volcanion [X/Y]

Competitive Pokemon X/Y Movesets and Strategies for Volcanion volcanion
Base Stats for Volcanion

Fire / Water

Abilities:
Water AbsorbWater Absorb: This Pokemon heals 1/4 of its max HP when hit by Water moves; Water immunity.


Evolutions / Family:
Volcanion

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Volcanion? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in X/Y 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 X/Y generation metagame.


Volcanion is an extraordinary Fire and Water-typed Pokemon. It's usual to find yourself dealing with Volcanion when battling in the 6th generation meta. Volcanion is weak to Electric, Ground, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Volcanion
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz
- Superpower
- Return
- Earthquake

Physical Sweeper Volcanion (Water Absorb)

Volcanion is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Volcanion's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Water Absorb, Volcanion heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Volcanion).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Volcanion's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).




Species: Volcanion
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Overheat / Flamethrower
- Steam Eruption / Scald
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Earth Power

Special Sweeper Volcanion (Water Absorb)

Volcanion is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Volcanion's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Water Absorb, Volcanion heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Volcanion's special attack by 2 stages).
Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Steam Eruption is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Volcanion? These builds have been optimized for X/Y 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 X/Y generation metagame.


Species: Volcanion
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Superpower

Doubles Physical Sweeper Volcanion (Water Absorb)

Volcanion is a legendary Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Volcanion's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Water Absorb, Volcanion heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Volcanion).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Volcanion's attack and defense by 1 stage).




Species: Volcanion
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Water Absorb
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave / Incinerate
- Steam Eruption / Scald
- Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb
- Earth Power

Doubles Special Sweeper Volcanion (Water Absorb)

Volcanion is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Volcanion's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Water Absorb, Volcanion heals 1/4 of its max hp when hit by water moves; water immunity.

Heat Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Incinerate is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Fire-type move (destroys the foes berry/gem).
Steam Eruption is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target).
Scald is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Water-type move (30% chance to burn the target. thaws target).
Sludge Wave is a special 95-base power Poison-type move (10% chance to poison adjacent pokemon).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Volcanion 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
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hydro Pump
110
80%
5
No additional effect.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Incinerate
60
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry/Gem.
Overheat
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Scald
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn the target. Thaws target.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Wave
95
100%
10
10% chance to poison adjacent Pokemon.
Snore
50
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.
Steam Eruption
110
95%
5
30% chance to burn the target.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Weather Ball
50
100%
10
Power doubles and type varies in each weather.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
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.
Flare Blitz
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil. 10% chance to burn. Thaws user.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
Stomp
65
100%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
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.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Volcanion can perform in X/Y. 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 XY Move and Ability Combos for Volcanion

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