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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Blacephalon (disambiguation).
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 (8.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
5'11" 1.8 m
Blacephalon
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Weight
28.7 lbs. 13.0 kg
Blacephalon
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
257
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Blacephalon
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
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0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
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0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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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).

Contents

Biology

Blacephalon is a colorful, humanoid Ultra Beast. Its slender torso and wide hips are yellow with alternating blue and pink stripes. There is a white sphere in the middle of its body and another on its back in place of a tail. It has thin arms with white frills on its wrists and teardrop-shaped hands. The right arm is pink, while the left is blue. Each arm has a spherical bulge near the shoulder. Its legs are shaped like white high-heeled boots with curled toes. Each foot has a sphere on it: blue on the left and pink on the right. Around its neck is a white frill with a hole in the center.

Blacephalon's head is a white ball with a multitude of pink and blue dots, which are a collection of tiny sparks. On either side of the ball are stars that are blue on the outside, pink on the inside, and have yellow dot-like eyes on the center. The head is not attached to the body and can be removed for use as a weapon. As seen in Pokémon Refresh, the color of the sparks and the color and shape of the stars change with Blacephalon's mood. As seen in the anime, this Ultra Beast can freely move its head around easily and regenerate after blowing it up. It is known to trick its targets through the silly way it walks before blowing its head up without warning. It then steals their vitality to use as energy.[1] Blacephalon is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Mind Blown.

In the anime

Blacephalon in the anime

Major appearances

Blacephalon (anime)

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 Securing the Future!.

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.

In the manga

Blacephalon in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Blacephalon debuted in An Urgent Task and the Capture of an Ultra Beast. It emerged through one of the Ultra Wormholes opened by Guzma at Po Town. Sun and Anabel attempted to catch it, but regular Poké Balls didn't work on it, and they were narrowly saved by Tapu Bulu, who proceeded to blow Blacephalon away. It reappeared in Thieving and Boss Crabominable.

Multiple Blacephalon appeared in Summon the Emissaries of the Moon and the Sun.

In the TCG

Main article: Blacephalon (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #393
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
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.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Unobtainable
Ultra Sun
Poni Grove (only two)
Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

Stats

Base stats

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

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Blacephalon's learnsets from other generations.



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
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Front Back
806MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Blacephalon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In the Generation VII games, Blacephalon can learn Magic Coat through level-up but cannot learn it via Move Tutor.
  • Blacephalon could be a counterpart to fellow Ultra Beast Stakataka. Both have high Attack stats and the same base stat total, but Blacephalon has high Special Attack and Speed stats and low defenses, while Stakataka is extremely slow but has a very high Defense. Additionally, both appear in Poni Grove at the same point in the story, with Blacephalon appearing in Ultra Sun and Stakataka appearing in Ultra Moon.

Origin

Blacephalon may be based on clowns with a popping balloon for a head. Based on its behavior of startling people in order to drain them of their vitality, it may specifically take inspiration from the evil clown trope found in fiction. Its movements and motions in the Pokémon anime are similar to those of circus performers.

Blacephalon also shares similarities with fireworks and dandelions. Given its slender body and its head being described as made of sparks, it may also be based on sparklers. 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 (element with the meaning of "head"). It could also be a corruption of face balloon, as its head is reminiscent of a balloon.

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

Related articles

Notes

External links

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