Vulkin is an enemy that the protagonist can encounter in Hotland.
Toasty bun!Vulkin with a hot dog
As its name implies, Vulkin resembles a volcano, with the conical structure that is a common characteristic of volcanoes. Lava can be seen leaking from their crown, and little puffs of smoke can be seen spewing out steadily. Vulkin usually has their eyes closed and a permanent blush. Due to their cheerful attitude, they are usually seen smiling.
Vulkin is a kind creature who, unfortunately for the protagonist, thinks their lava can heal people.
- Their "Thunder" attack is a cloud at the top center of the board, firing bolts at a wide angle toward the SOUL, the bolts separating more the farther they travel. A variation of this has the cloud move.
- This attack actually can speed you up if the protagonist gets hit by it.
- Their "fire" attack is two columns at the right and left edges of the board, shooting fireballs toward the center; the fireballs go back to the column from which they were fired.
- This monster can be spared by hugging or encouraging them. However, encouraging them will increase their attack, and hugging them will decrease the protagonist's defense.
- Criticizing them will discourage them from attacking altogether, which is useful when there is another monster.
- Thunder! Helpful speed up!!! [Neutral]
- Ah! I'll help! Healing magmas! [Neutral]
- Speed will help dodge!! [Neutral]
- You're hurt! I'll help!!! [Protagonist Low HP]
- Ahh... Not... helping? Okay... [Criticize]
- Trash... rump... Ahh... [Criticize twice]
- Ahh... [Neutral after being Criticized]
- Does not help... [Neutral after being Criticized]
- Oh! Ah! I'm helping! [Encourage]
- Ahh! Ahh! Does my best! [Encourage]
- Ahh! Tries the hardest! [Encourage]
- Works hard! Works hot! [Encourage]
- Ahh... so... LOVEY! [Hug]
- Feels so warm! [Hug]
- Hug...continue... [Hug]
- Mistakenly believes its lava can heal people. [Check]
- Vulkin strolls in. [Encounter]
- A strange parade blocks the path. [Encounter with another Vulkin]
- Tsunderplane attacks! Not because it's jealous Vulkin is paying attention to you! [Encounter with Tsunderplane]
- Vulkin is wiggling its weird rump. [Neutral]
- Vulkin is making coffee in its crater. [Neutral]
- Vulkin makes a smoke hoop and jumps through it. [Neutral]
- Vulkin stands in the corner. [Criticize]
- You tell Vulkin that its attacks are NOT helpful. [Criticize]
- You tell Vulkin that its rump looks like a sack of trash. [Criticize twice]
- Little streams of lava come from Vulkin's eyes. [Criticize twice]
- You tell Vulkin it's doing a great job. Its attacks become extreme... [Encourage]
- Vulkin parades around you proudly. [Encourage]
- You give Vulkin a hug. It warms your heart... | And your whole body! Ouch! Your DEFENSE dropped! [Hug]
- Vulkin's cheeks glow with a bright heat. [Hug]
- Vulkin assures you the plane turning tiny is, like, completely intentional. [When Tsunderplane is spared]
- Vulkin's name comes from the word volcano and possibly Vulcan, the name of the Roman god of volcanoes and metalworking.
- There is a glitch where a Vulkin NPC will repeat the last message displayed, followed by the phrase: "smell the pain."
- Vulkin may be mentioned during Mettaton's news report by the headline saying "TINY VOLCANO MONSTER DOES ITS BEST, RECEIVES TINY APPLAUSE."
- Vulkin shares their attack sound effect with Reaper Bird and Snowdrake's Mother.