I like Volcanion getting Water Absorb. Water's neutral on Fire/Water so it's not necessarily useless, whereas Fire is resisted 4x.
Base 130 Sp. Attack is pretty good, but its stuck at base 70 Speed with Hoopa.
It has a base 110 Attack with Hoopa as well, but only gets Flame Charge and Bulldoze to boost its Speed.
function as a mixed attacker? With an 80 base HP, 120 Defense and 90 Sp. Defense, Volcanion could possibly be used to cripple.
Its signature move, Steam Eruption, caps at a 110 base power and has 95% accuracy. It has a 30% chance of burning the opponent.
At first glance, Steam Eruption looks like a higher-accuracy Hydro Pump combined with Scald. That is huge. Being able to deal lots of damage while possibly burning your foe is nice. And it's a Water-type attack, too! inb4 scarf / specs volcanion 1v1
Lets not forget Volcanion's amazing Fire/Water typing. Fire/Water is weak to only Ground, Rock, and Electric. It has x4 resistances to Fire, Ice, and Steel, and just x2 resists Bug and Fairy. Steam Eruption takes care of Volcanion's former two weaknesses, and it even gets Earthquake to dispose of the latter. I see Volcanion as something with crazy moveslot syndrome, because it learns things like Solar Beam (Sunny Day), Sludge Wave / Sludge Bomb, Focus Blast, Will-O-Wisp, Stone Edge, Earthquake, and Flash Cannon. Overheat was intended to be Volcanion's primary Fire-type STAB, but I like that it gets Flamethrower and Fire Blast too. flare blitz and sandstorm lolol