Volcanion (the Steam Pokemon) is a legendary Fire/Water-type Pokemon found in the high mountains of the Kalos region. Defying the laws of nature itself in both life and abilities, Volcanion are powerful beasts that can more than bring the powers of fire and water to a crashing crescendo in any fight. They might not be the fastest beasts on four legs, but you would be better off leaving them alone, lest you end up with a scalding stream of water being blasted full force into your face!
Volcanion are walking biological contradictions and are duly noted as the only Pokemon that can possess the natural attributes of both the Fire and Water-types as a result of their extremely bizarre and complex anatomy. From what can be told from the few encounters that have been made with these animals, it seems that they are most likely mammals with a thick armored hide that protects well against physical attacks, which is a good thing because the inside of them could almost be considered a living pressure cooker. As strange as it might seem, it appears that the muscle system of Volcanion is powered not by electrical impulses but steam that is pumped through its body at incredible velocities to allow it to move its enormous bulk with relative ease. Volcanion possess an advanced thermoregulatory system and are able to regulate their body temperature by constantly venting steam from their bodies, creating a safe system that enables full locomotion without cooking their insides in the process. Near the top of their back is a large organ that functions as a heat conductor, breaking down nutrients gathered from water, plant and meat material and using them to fuel intense metabolic reactions that superheat water stored in the large hump on the beast’s back, creating nearly infinite amounts of steam in the process. How the water is absorbed is still the question of some debate, but it is theorized that is it probably a combination of nutrient-rich spring water and water taken straight from the atmosphere through small pores in its hide. In battle, these beasts are able to use their rugged bodies to deal considerable damage in close quarters, but in general, Volcanion prefer to use their natural powers to attack from afar and can do so as a result of a third pair of limbs on their back that act as a set of hands for the beasts. While they are normally cupped together to help contain pressurized steam, when Volcanion need to use a Fire or Water-type attack, they can detach them and spray the attack at high velocity through these limbs, making them akin to high-pressure water pumps. The speed at which these attacks leave the arms, however, is much faster than what is measured in any other Pokemon of their type, so much in fact that it enables them to utilize the Scald attack with such ferocity that it changes into a new move altogether, the Steam Eruption attack, which shares all of the same basic properties but is as powerful as the Hydro Pump attack and in turn a devastating weapon in battle. This, in combination with their relatively high stats, make Volcanion a devastating force on the battlefield and not something you want to anger in the slightest.
Possibly because of their strange anatomy, it seems that Volcanion are loners and prefer to remain outside of human contact if at all possible. This may be because Volcanion have been known to occasionally release so much steam at once to regulate their body temperature that they turn into a walking cannon, creating water-based explosions of energy so intense that they can level an entire mountain in a single blow. Interestingly enough, some locals in the Kalos region treat Volcanion as a religious symbol because of this, as the flat, rugged terrain that the Kalos Power Plant and these locals live on was created when a mountain was leveled by a Volcanion’s super-powered Steam Eruption attack, granting these people a place to live. Nonetheless, because of this terrible power, Volcanion prefer to remain hidden and can do so by releasing large plumes of steam for long periods of time to create a vast fog that literally follows them everywhere they go. If they are spotted by a human, these beasts will spew out even thicker clouds of steam to shroud them further and walk away under the thick shroud, never to be seen again by the same traveler. Thankfully, Volcanion are otherwise benign creatures and do not wish harm on others, but if they feel that they or their home is being threatened, these monsters will be more than happy to destroy their opponent and ensure that they can continue living out their biologically-improbable lives in peace.
While they might be almost impossible to find in the wild and more of a myth to some than real, Volcanion are devastating beasts that can more than destroy opponents that are unable to counter their unique type combination and incredible powers in battle. With a thick hide perfect for physical fights and a devastating steam-powered anatomy unlike any other in the world, it goes without saying that Volcanion are terrific brutes and are more than worth fearing regardless of the Pokemon on your side. If you ever find yourself lucky enough to spot one of these beasts, do yourself a favor and try not to get too close; you might feel like taking a photo just to show how cool you are to your friends, but it is unlikely that they will find it funny when you have to go to the hospital for serious burns after getting cooked like a hardboiled egg for trespassing!