Volcarona is a dual-type Bug/Fire Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It evolves from Larvesta starting at level 59. Take a look below for 25 fun and fascinating facts about Volcarona.
1. Volcarona is a large, moth like Pokemon with four small feet.
2. It appears to have compound eyes that are two shades of blue, and there is a red horn-like structure on each side of its face.
3. The fuzz on its upper body is smoky white and tangled.
4. Its abdomen is black in the center and light blue with black dots on the outside.
5. It has six leaf-like wings that are orange in color and have small black spots.
6. Volcarona releases burning scales from its wings to engulf the battlefield in a sea of fire.
7. Volcarona’s flames are said to provide a replacement for the sun when the atmosphere is dark with volcanic ash, and some legends claim that it hatched from a flaming cocoon to save people and Pokémon in freezing climates.
8. It was feared as the “rage of the sun” by ancient people, and it was even worshipped in some places; Volcarona’s shrine in Relic Castle remains as a testament to this.
9. Volcarona is the only known Pokémon capable of learning Fiery Dance.
10. Volcarona shares its category with Espeon and Sunflora. They are all known as the Sun Pokémon.
11. It also shares its category with Solgaleo in Japanese, as Solgaleo is also known as the Sun Pokémon in that language.
12. Volcarona is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 550.
13. Volcarona and its pre-evolution are the only Pokémon that are neither Legendary nor Mythical that learn a move upon reaching level 100.
14. Volcarona evolves from its pre-evolved form Larvesta later than than any other two-stage evolution family, at Level 59.
15. Volcarona is based on a moth, particularly the Atlas moth or cecropia moth. Conceptually, it seems to be derived from the phrase “like a moth to a flame”, which refers to the observed positive phototaxis demonstrated by moths. It may also have been inspired by Mothra, a famous Kaiju.
16. It may be also based on a solar deity. Its wings may be based on the petals of a tiger lily, having the same number of extensions, black spots, and red-orange coloring. The black spots on its wings may also represent the dark spots on the sun.
17. The head and antennae of Volcarona bear a resemblance to the headpiece of Hathor, which depicts the horns of the goddess cradling a disk representing the sun in between.
18. In addition, Volcarona’s appearance may be loosely based on a seraph, a type of angel that is often associated with fire, as its name literally translates to “burning one”. Like Volcarona, seraphim are often depicted with six red wings and no legs.
19. Volcarona is a combination of volcano and corona, referring to its Fire type and status as the Sun Pokémon. It may also refer to Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
20. Volcarona made its main series debut in Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!, where a Pokémon hunter named Rizzo attempted to catch it. However, Ash, his friends, and Brycen tried to stop Rizzo from doing so. They had a battle, where Brycen eventually defeated Rizzo’s Jellicent with his Beartic, and then freed the Sun Pokémon.
21. Volcarona debuted in White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.
22. A wild Volcarona appeared in The Adventure. It encountered and battled Pikachu inside the Relic Castle, but was defeated by its Volt Tackle.
23. A Volcarona appeared in Get the Legendary Pokémon!, under the ownership of Alder. It was used to battle Shin for possession of the Light Stone.
24. Ghetsis owns a Volcarona that first appeared in The Power of Dreams. Earlier in the Black & White chapter, it was being sought by Ryoku.
25. Benga’s Volcarona first appeared in PS541.