One of my favourite teachings by Martín Prechtel is that ‘violence is an inability with grief’. In other words, it takes skillfulness to grieve well, to grieve wholeheartedly. It requires us to bravely, nakedly come to face all that is lost, keeping our hearts open to loving just as fully again.
When we make war, lashing out in rage and revenge, it is because we are unwilling to make this full encounter with grief. It is easy to enact the same violence which has taken so much from us - including towards ourselves - but the greater work is to let that which is missing enlarge your life; to make beauty from your brokenness.
Whatever you hold in the cauldron of your intention is your offering to the divine. The quality of assistance you can generate and receive from the Holy is governed by the quality of your inner offering. When you indulge in fear and doubt, you are flooding the arena where love is attempting to work.
(Theory) Primal Volcanion? Volcanion getting a role in Sun/Moon?
Hi guys, here’s the first theory I’m going to share with you all! I’ve been thinking about it ever since the name of the kingdom where this year’s Pokémon movie will take place (Azoth Kingdom) was revealed. Then it was impulsed even more after the official announcement of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, when I started to research about alchemy and now this theory has reached its highest point after the recent news regarding the new games. I’m sure you’re asking “Why so? Why would Volcanion have something to do with the new games?” Well… Read on and find out!
As many of you can probably tell, lately the guys at Game Freak are going strong with alchemy related themes. What, you don’t know what I’m talking about? Does Project AZOTH ring any bells?
One could say that “Project AZOTH” is the codename for Team Magma/Aqua’s goal. As all Pokémon fans know, the peeps from Team Magma or Team Aqua (depending on the version) want to summon Groudon/Kyogre to expand the land and the ocean respectively but, there’s more! Here’s some quotes from the Project AZOTH files, they can be found in Team Magma or Team Aqua’s hideout (only in ORAS):
“The goal of Project AZOTH is to return the world-to return everything-to the beginning.”
“Primal Reversion is a potential of Pokémon Evolution, a potential different from Mega Evolution.”
“Primal Reversion […] absorbs natural energy […] thereby increasing its power dramatically.”
“Both states enhance Pokémon’s power: the difference lies in the source of the required energy.”
“We intend to analyze the power of the ultimate weapon used in Kalos 3,000 years ago.”
“Devon Corporation holds the secret of the technology of the ultimate weapon.”
So what we can gather from here is that Team Magma/Aqua wanted to return everything to its primal state to make something better… And that’s exactly what the Azoth ritual is about. First let’s take a look at the definition of Azoth:
Agent of transformation? Animating spirit hidden in all matter that makes transmutation possible?! That sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Of course it does, that’s what Mega Evolution/Primal Reversion is about! At this point I’m sure you are wondering “Okay and what’s Volcanion part in all of this?” That’s a question I’m going to answer very soon but first, I must talk about something else: As you must know, last week we got two know (after a very long time) the starters and mascot legendaries for the new Pokémon games, Sun and Moon. There’s something interesting about them…
See? People at Game Freak are very enthused about alchemy lately and I don’t blame them, is a fascinating subject! But what I really want to show with this is that Project AZOTH is not a onetime thing, if that wasn’t clear enough with the Azoth Kingdom (yes, I know the anime is unrelated to the games but bear with me). I think it’s clear that alchemy will play a big role in the new games. If you don’t believe me, judge by yourself!
Now ladies and gentleman, it’s finally time… I’m going to explain what Volcanion’s part in all of this is! Of course, we still need to talk about alchemy. I think this picture will show very well my point:
Solar fire, lunar water and Edem, a word meaning “vapor” in Hebrew… All these things can be applied to our steamy friend, right?
I hope I’m making myself clear: according to my theory, the one I’m sharing with you all right now, Volcanion might get a Primal Reversion or something similar, or at least play a role in the games. I know, you must think I’m crazy for thinking that Volcanion would get a treatment exclusively reserved to Groudon and Kyogre but, consider the following: the strength at which Volcanion expels water from his arms can reduce a mountain to absolutely nothing, creating plains. What’s more, according to an NPC on Kalos, Volcanion is worshipped in the southern part of the region for that very reason. On the opposite side, I’m sure that Volcanion could use the water on his body to fill “small” water masses like lakes and such. That could make him a parallel to Groudon and Kyogre!
What if Volcanion ends up becoming a plot point on Sun/Moon? What if the evil team seeks him to use his powers with something related to Solgaleo and/or Lunaala? Or something similar to Heatran on Pokémon Platinum! Maybe we get to capture him in-game, a la Deoxys! Probably the Deoxys on the DE was put here to set a precedent, a precedent of an event pokémon being caught during the normal gameplay.
That could also explain why Volcanion is being distributed as the ticket pre order event rather than the movie event, an honor that has been transferred to whoever wins the Pokémon Elections and that could be an ordinary pokémon. Not even Magearna was considered for the movie event, which probably means that we will have to wait until Sun/Moon is out to get her in our games.
If you made it here, I want to thank you for reading through all of this! Now only time will tell if this theory comes true or if, instead, it gets debunked. Meanwhile, we should enjoy the news about the games that (hopefully) we will get each month.
And that’s all for now, expect to see more theories in the future!