Larvesta and Volcarona first appeared in Pokemon’s fifth generation. The Larvesta evolutionary line was incredibly rare in the Unova Region, and that trend continued in both Kalos and Alola. However, Pokemon Sword and Shield flipped this. Originally unobtainable, Larvesta is now quite easy to catch via The Isle of Armor DLC.
Sword and Shield’s Expansion Pass launched about a month ago, on June 17. Its first of two-halves, The Isle of Armor, has been an exciting journey. For many, the biggest benefit was the addition of many classic Pokemon. Among them, Larvesta is one of the standouts because of its powerful evolution and unique typing.
Where to Find the Fire-Bug Type
If you want to catch and raise a Larvesta you’ll have to find one wandering in the wild. Larvesta is found roaming the Forest of Focus and Loop Lagoon. The Larvesta located in the Forest of Focus are capped at level 15. Meanwhile, the Loop Lagoon versions of the Pokemon will be caught at level 40. Larvesta evolves into Volcarona at level 59.
For trainers who catch the level 15 version, leveling up Larvesta to level 59 isn’t too difficult. All of the Pokemon in a trainer’s party will gain EXP after battle and EXP Candies are quite easy to obtain in the Wild Area.
Why Use Volcarona
The Fire-Bug type Pokemon Volcarona is incredibly powerful. It isn’t a legendary, but it does boast an impressive base stat total of 550. The Sun Pokemon’s Special stats are its bread and butter. Its Sp. Atk is an impressive 135 and its Sp. Def is 105. Volcarona’s 100 Speed stat is also a formidable statistic.
It is incredibly weak against Rock-type Pokemon and falls short in a battle against Flying-type and Water-type Pokemon. That said, it resists six different Pokemon monster types.
On top of learning several Fire and Bug type moves like Bug Buzz and Heat Wave, Volcarona can be taught powerful moves like Fly, Poison Jab, and Zen Headbutt.