Pokémon’s Mythical Fire And Water Abomination Officially Announced, Two Years After Fans Found It

Pokémon’s Mythical Fire And Water Abomination Officially Announced, Two Years After Fans Found It

Today The Pokémon Company announced Mythical Pokémon Volcanion, the first-ever dual Fire and Water-type. You may have heard of him already, as he leaked over two years ago.

Fans first heard of Volcanion back in 2013, when hackers discovered the unnatural combination of opposing forces by thumbing through the code for Pokémon X and Y. Between that and the stuff they found in 2014’s Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, we pretty much know everything there is to know about Volcanion. We’re just missing the official artwork, seen above, the trailer, seen below.

From the official announcement:

Unlike any other Pokémon, Volcanion is both Fire- and Water- type. This Pokémon uses fire and water to create steam within its body, expelling explosive shock waves and scalding steam from the arms on its back. Volcanion’s power is said to be so great it can destroy an entire mountain, gouging out the earth and changing the shape of the land!

The only thing we don’t know now is how Volcanion will be distributed — The Pokémon Company urges fans to stay tuned to official channels for that info.

I’m actually really impressed that they waited so long to reveal him. With code in place in games dating back two years, whatever event they plan around Volcanion has been brewing for ages. Nice job, even if nosy folks ruined the grand reveal.


  • I can’t wait for pokemen go, where pokemon like this will only be distributed from the location of actual volcanic events.

    I hope you have some Icelandic friends.

    • You do know that they announced they are being released in early 2016 right?

      It was in the same Nintendo direct where cloud was announced for smash.

      • yes that was an announcement… i want them to re-release the game again already.
        Just a comment about how impatient i am about waiting..

        Thank you

  • Considering they’ve skipped the Hoopa distribution here I’m not getting my hopes up about seeing Volcanion any time soon.

    • There’s a Hoopa distribution event happening from the 18th. Should be available from at least JB Hifi. Not sure about EB.

      • Cool. Where did you get the 18th from? All I’m seeing is a Facebook post promising early 2016. Still not getting my hopes up about a Volcanion event happening before 2017.

  • The surfing Pikachu game was hidden for yonks as well.

    Also the Naboo starfighter in one of the rogue squadron games. Came out well before the new movies.

  • Distribution events are so meh. Why can’t they just release a worldwide update that adds on the pokemon with some sort of side quest?

  • Am I the only one who finds it a bit weird that with the vast majority of games on-disc locked content absolutely disgusts us, but for Pokemon it’s somehow tolerated?

    Don’t get me wrong, I like Pokemon games, but after starting with Mew in Red and Blue it just seems to have become increasingly ridiculous. Now we’ve gotten to the point where you’ll buy a game that contains monsters/characters that you can’t obtain for one or more years, and even then you will likely only be able to do so for an extremely limited window of time, usually to coincide with a movie.

    Does anybody actually like the way Pokemon does this?

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