A brand new Legendary Pokémon has just been revealed which is a fairly confusing one. As a fan of the original 150, I’m still very much confused about dual-type Pokémon, and the latest addition isn’t doing much to help.
It’s called Volcanion, and it’ll be making its way to Pokémon X/Pokémon Y and Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. But what makes this new Pokémon so special, is that it’s essentially a weakness and resistance, of itself.
How does that work? Well, that’s because it’s a dual fire-and-water type. I know, your mind is blown. It’s also the final Pokémon in the National Pokedex for Generation VI.
According to the official description of Volcanion:
A new Mythical Pokémon has been found in the world of Pokémon, which cannot be encountered through regular gameplay. This Pokémon’s name is Volcanion!
Unlike any Pokémon discovered before it, this Pokémon is both Fire and Water type. It uses fire and water to create steam within its body, expelling explosive shock waves and boiling steam from the arms on its back. The power is said to be great enough to blow away an entire mountain, gouging out the earth and changing the shape of the land.
According to Bulbapedia, Volcanion’s actual weakness and resistances are:
- Ground x2
- Rock x2
- Electric x2
- Water 0x
- Bug ½x
- Steel ¼x
- Fire ¼x
- Ice ¼x
- Fairy ½x
Yes, it seems like silly analysis, but it does reveal that it isn’t actually weak to itself, which is odd considering its a water-and-fire type, and we know water is super effective against fire.
Anyway, Volcanion won’t only be making its way to the last two series’ of Pokémon games, it’ll also be making its animation debut in next year’s Pokémon X Y & Z movie.
We’re unsure when exactly we can get this Legendary Pokémon in-game, but it’ll likely require us to venture out to our nearest GAME store to collect. Or McDonalds if you’re in the US.
There’s no word as to whether Volcanion will be making its way to the Pokémon Trading Card Game.