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Hacking has always been a prominent feature in any Pokémon game, and even in this current age of instant video evidence on YouTube taking the place of playground rumours, determined individuals are uncovering secrets about the most recent generation of Pokémon games. It should be noted that this article contains potential spoilers concerning as yet unannounced aspects of Pokémon X & Y and Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, so you’ve been warned!


Our previous article looked at Hoopa and its Unbound form, but little has been discussed about Volcanion, the elusive Steam Pokémon. Boasting a unique Fire and Water typing, Volcanion uses superheated steam to tackle its opponents, and thanks to some clever data miners, that's not all we know about this legendary monster.

Volcanions' signature move is called Steam Eruption, which is a Water type Special move with a staggering 110 base attack and 95 accuracy. That's going to pack a serious wallop. The Pokémon also has access to Fire attacks as well, as you might expect, meaning that this critter's got excellent coverage, and its typing gives it some impressive resistances.

So how do you get your hands on one of these without getting on the wrong side of Nintendo? Given that Volcanion isn't currently available in either pair of games, we can assume that Nintendo is planning to release it in an upcoming event, much in the way it does for many of its more elusive legendary fighters.

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Not content with uncovering the monster, its type and its moveset, hackers were also able to find some hidden monologue from the owner of the television studio in Mauville City. The speech refers to a mysterious character known as Brandon that many believe to be Pyramid King Brandon from Pokémon Emerald, who was intrinsically linked to the Battle Frontier in the same game. Naturally this text will only appear if you have Volcanion in your party, so you won't be able to see it in your game without resorting to nefarious means. See the transcript below:

Hot diggidy! That's a Volcanion you have there, isn't it?

As far as I know, the people in that group are the only ones in history to have seen this Pokémon. To think that I'd meet a Trainer who not only found Volcanion, but actually caught it!

What a day! I like you, kid! I'm the head of this TV studio. How about I show you some top-secret specials we made about Volcanion?

They're a little something I made for a TV show once back in the day, but... Well, things didn't work out, and they ended up getting shelved.

OK! Sit back and enjoy! My top-secret Volcanion specials!

All right! Which clip would you like to watch?

This is a special edition of MVTV: Explorations of the Ancient World! Join us deep in the swamplands of the Kalos region where we found a mythical Volcanion! ... Explorer: "B-boss! There it is! It's Volcanion!" Brandon: "Oh! Get back! If it blows, it could send even huge mountains flying! It can change moisture into super-heated steam in an instant with its internal organs causing a massive explosion!" Explorer: "That was a close one! Thanks for saving me, boss!" Brandon: "Stay alert at all times! Don't forget your courage sensor!"

This is a special edition of MVTV: Explorations of the Ancient World! Join us in the untouched woodlands of the Sinnoh region where we found a mythical Volcanion! ... Explorer: "B-boss! There it is! It's Volcanion!" Brandon: "Oh! Get back! Look at those arm-like things growing out of its back! It uses those to suck in moisture to turn into a thick fog! If we stay here, we'll be trapped in the fog!" Explorer: "That was a close one! Thanks for saving me, boss!" Brandon: "Stay alert at all times! Don't forget your courage sensor!"

This is a special edition of MVTV: Explorations of the Ancient World! Join us on a desert island in the Johto region where we found a mythical Volcanion! ... Explorer: "B-boss! There it is! It's Volcanion!" Brandon: "Oh! Get back! An explosion from Volcanion can even change mountain ranges into plains! It's thought that ancient land masses were formed in that way." Explorer: "That was a close one! Thanks for saving me, boss!" Brandon: "Stay alert at all times! Don't forget your courage sensor!"

How about that?! Quite the spectacle, wasn't it? That's our fantastic TV series from the famous explorer Brandon!

All right, that was quite the spectacle! That's our fantastic TV series from the famous explorer Brandon!

It's not clear whether or not activating this will change anything in the game on a grander scale, as the efforts to discover these titbits can often mess up the game to the point that certain events don't trigger when they should, so we still can't be sure that we know everything.

Leave us a comment below telling us how you feel about this unique Pokémon, and you can check out this video below which takes you through the finer details of the hidden messages that you can discover.

[via kotaku.com]