Blacephalon (Pokémon)

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Blacephalon
Fireworks Pokémon
ズガドーン
Zugadoon
#806
Blacephalon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Ghost
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Beast Boost Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
30 (3.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
5'11" 1.8 m
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Weight
28.7 lbs. 13.0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#806
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
#000
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
257
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Atk
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Def
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Atk
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
0
External Links

Blacephalon (Japanese: ズガドーン Zugadoon) is a dual-type Fire/Ghost Pokémon introduced in Generation VII in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It is one of the Ultra Beasts and is known by the code name UB Burst (Japanese: UB:BURST UB: Burst).

Biology

Blacephalon has a humanoid figure with a slender torso and wide hips. Its legs are white with balls on the front, a pink one on the left leg and a blue one on the right leg. Its feet are shaped as if it is wearing high-heeled boots with pointed tips. The main body is yellow with alternating pink and blue stripes. It has a white ball on its chest and one as a tail. Its right arm is pink and its left arm is blue. Its hands are white and have frills on the wrists. A larger frill is around its neck and in the middle is a hole — the shape of the ripples change slightly depending on Blacephalon's mood.

For a head, Blacephalon has a white ball with a multitude of pink and blue dots that can change color to reflect its emotions and are supposedly made of tiny sparks. On both sides of the ball are stars with an alternating pink and blue color pattern — the tapering on the ends of these also changes depending on Blacephalon's mood. In the middle of these stars are yellow spots which may be Blacephalon's eyes. Blacephalon's head is not attached to the body, and can grow or shrink in size when it attacks.

Blacephalon is known to trick its targets through the foppish way it walks before blowing its head up without warning in order to steal their vitality.[1]. This Ultra Beast can freely move its head around easily and regenerate after blowing it up.

Blacephalon is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Mind Blown.

In the anime

Blacephalon in the anime

Major appearances

Blacephalon debuted in Twirling with a Bang!. Ash and his classmates first encountered it performing during a fireworks show. The next day, they learned that it was an Ultra Beast and set out as the Ultra Guardians to capture it. However, they also ran into a Xurkitree while trying to find it, and soon, the two Ultra Beasts ended up in a performance showdown, each trying to outperform the other with their moves. Thanks to a distraction from the Ultra Guardians, they were able to distract, weaken, and subsequently capture the two Ultra Beasts at the same time, allowing them to be returned home wherever they come from. It reappeared in a flashback in SM090.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM078 Blacephalon Rotom Pokédex Blacephalon, the Fireworks Pokémon. A Fire and Ghost type. Blacephalon surprises opponents by exploding its own head, then absorbs their energy.
This concludes the entries from the Sun & Moon series.

In the manga

Blacephalon in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Blacephalon first appeared in the Sun & Moon chapter. It emerged through one of the Ultra Wormholes opened by Guzma at Po Town. Sun and Anabel attempted to capture it, but regular Poké Balls didn't work on it, and they were narrowly saved by Tapu Bulu, who blew Blacephalon away.

In the TCG

Main article: Blacephalon (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Unavailable
Ultra Sun
Poni Grove (only two)
Ultra Moon
Trade

In side games

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 53
113 - 160 216 - 310
Attack: 127
118 - 196 233 - 388
Defense: 53
52 - 115 99 - 225
Sp.Atk: 151
140 - 223 276 - 441
Sp.Def: 79
75 - 144 146 - 282
Speed: 107
100 - 174 197 - 344
Total: 570   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 SM   USUM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
N/AN/A 0011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100}}100% 25
N/AN/A 0011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100}}100% 15
N/AN/A 0077 Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
N/AN/A 01313 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
N/AN/A 01717 Flame Burst Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 15
N/AN/A 02323 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
N/AN/A 02929 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
N/AN/A 03131 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
N/AN/A 03737 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
N/AN/A 04141 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
N/AN/A 04747 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
N/AN/A 05959 Mind Blown Fire Special 150150 100}}100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Blacephalon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Blacephalon

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM04Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM15Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM23Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM29Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM41Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM50Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM60Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM61Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM64Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Blacephalon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Blacephalon

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Blacephalon in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Blacephalon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Blacephalon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Blacephalon

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
S M US UM After You Normal Status —% 15
S M US UM Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
S M US UM Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10
S M US UM Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
S M US UM Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
S M US UM Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
S M US UM Recycle Normal Status —% 10
S M US UM Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15
S M US UM Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
S M US UM Trick Psychic Status 100% 10
S M US UM Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Blacephalon can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Blacephalon cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Blacephalon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Blacephalon

Side game data

Evolution

806Blacephalon.png
Unevolved
Blacephalon
 Fire  Ghost 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7u 806.png Spr b 7u 806.png
Spr 7u 806 s.png Spr b 7u 806 s.png
Front Back
806MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Blacephalon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Blacephalon may be based on clowns. It also shares similarities with fireworks and dandelions. Its ability to remove its head is similar to the yōkai Nukekubi, as well as the Dullahan of Celtic mythology.

Name origin

Blacephalon may be a combination of blast and cephalo- (prefix relating to the head).

Zugadōn literally means "head goes boom" (頭がドーン zu ga dōn).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ズガドーン Zugadoon From zu and ドーン dōn or a pun of 頭がドーン zu ga dōn
France Flag.png French Pierroteknik From Pierrot (stock pantomime character) and pyrotechnique
Spain Flag.png Spanish Blacephalon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kopplosio From Kopf and Explosion
Italy Flag.png Italian Blacephalon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 두파팡 Dupapang From 두 (頭) du and 파팡 papang
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 砰頭小丑 Pīngtàuhsíucháu From pīng, tàuh, and 小丑 síucháu
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 砰頭小丑 / 砰头小丑 Pēngtóuxiǎochǒu From pēng, 頭 / 头 tóu, and 小丑 xiǎochǒu


UB Burst

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese UB:爆炸 UB: Baauja
Mandarin UB:爆炸 UB: Bàozhà
France Flag.png French UC-Détonation
Germany Flag.png German UB Detonation
Italy Flag.png Italian UC Fragor
South Korea Flag.png Korean UB버스트 UB Burst
Russia Flag.png Russian УЧ Детонация UCH Detonatsiya
Spain Flag.png Spanish UE Explosivo

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