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Blacephalon (ズガドーン Zugadoon) (codenamed UB Burst) is a Fire/Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is an Ultra Beast exclusive to Pokémon Ultra Sun.

Biology

Blacephalon tricks targets into letting their guard down as it draws near with its funny gait, swaying this way and that—then shocks them by blowing up its own head without warning. Before they can recover their senses, it steals their vitality, which it’s said to use as a source of energy.

Physiology

Blacephalon looks like a very colorful Headless Horseman in a Jester's outfit.

Evolution

Blacephalon does not evolve.

Game info

In Pokémon Ultra Sun, after Necrozma absorbs Nebby and becomes Dusk Mane Necrozma, a Blacephalon appears in Mahalo Trail through an Ultra Wormhole opened by the Prism Pokémon and faces Hala, Hau and Tapu Koko in a battle.

Game location

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Poni Grove/Trade from Ultra Sun Two


Pokédex entries

  • Ultra Sun

    It slithers toward people. Then, without warning, it triggers the explosion of its own head. It’s apparently one kind of Ultra Beast.

  • Ultra Moon

    A UB that appeared from an Ultra Wormhole, it causes explosions, then takes advantage of opponents’ surprise to rob them of their vitality.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
53
Attack
127
Defense
53
Sp. Atk
151
Sp. Def
79
Speed
107
Total
570

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
7 Magic Coat —% 15 Psychic Status
13 Stored Power 20 100% 10 Psychic Special
17 Flame Burst 70 100% 15 Fire Special
23 Night Shade 100% 15 Ghost Special
29 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
31 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
37 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
41 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
47 Trick 100% 10 Psychic Status
59 Mind Blown 150 100% 5 Fire Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt —% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM60 Quash 100% 15 Dark Status
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Blacephalon learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You USUM —% 15 Normal Status
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Last Resort USUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Recycle USUM —% 10 Normal Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Blacephalon USUM 806b
806SB
Blacephalon Shiny USUM
Sword Shield Back

Trivia

  • Blacephalon is the only Ultra Beast with a signature move.
  • It is the second Pokémon with Fire as its primary type and Ghost as its secondary type, following the Alolan Form of Marowak.

Origin

It has some characteristics of fireworks. It is also based on a clown.

Etymology

"Blacephalon" is a play on the word Blasphemy , Blaze or Blast, and the Greek word kephalē (κεφαλή), which means head.

Names in other languages

  • Japanese: Zugadon (translates into "head goes boom")
  • French: Pierroteknik (a mix of a misspelling of Pyrotechnique (pyrotechnic) and the Japanese word Piero (ピエロ) which means clown)
  • Spanish: Blacephalon
  • German: Kopplosio (mix of Kopf (head) and explosion)

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