The sixth generation of Pokémon is going out with a bang following confirmation that Volcanion, currently listed last in the National Pokédex, will be distributed in Europe and North America this October – just one month before it will lose that distinction with the flood of a whole new generation. Set to be distributed by serial code at GameStop stores in North America, Germany and Italy with partners for other European countries to be announced at a later date.
The legendary Fire/Water-type Pokémon will be received at level 70 and will know the moves Steam Eruption, Flamethrower, Hydro Pump and Explosion. It will be holding the Assault Vest item and have its standard ability of Water Absorb. For more information on the event, feel free to head on over to the official website.
The Pokémon Company International also confirmed that as expected, the latest anime feature film will be making its way to the west. Titled “Pokémon The Movie Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, the film’s official synopsis is as follows:
In this latest cinematic adventure, Ash meets the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion when it crashes down from the sky, creating a cloud of dust—and a mysterious force binds the two of them together! Volcanion despises humans and tries to get away, but it’s forced to drag Ash along as it continues its rescue mission. They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where a corrupt minister has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokémon Magearna, created 500 years ago. He plans to use its mysterious power to take control of this mechanical kingdom! Can Ash and Volcanion work together to rescue Magearna? One of the greatest battles in Pokémon history is about to unfold!
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Pokémon The Movie Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel was released theatrically in Japan last month. A live-action movie centring around Detective Pikachu is also in development.