Celesteela (Pokémon)

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Celesteela
Launch Pokémon
テッカグヤ
Tekkaguya
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Celesteela



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Flying
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Ability
Beast Boost Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
30'02" 9.2 m
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Weight
2204.4 lbs. 999.9 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
257
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
1
Atk
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Def
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Speed
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
0
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Celesteela (Japanese: テッカグヤ Tekkaguya) is a dual-type Steel/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

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-04 Blaster (Japanese: UB04 Blaster).

Biology

Celesteela is a large, vaguely humanoid Ultra Beast with a bodily construction that resembles a cross between a space shuttle and a bamboo shoot. It has a small, white head with a tiny mouth and a skinny neck with three segments. On top of its head is a gray structure resembling a hat with long, flowing hair underneath. The hair reaches midway down its body and is rimmed with bright blue. The "hat" has two small blue dots and four white spikes arranged in an X-shape. These spikes resemble decorative hair sticks. On the very top of its hat is a long gray horn similar to a drill bit. It has large, disembodied gray arms that resemble bamboo stalks. At the end of each arm is a ring of bright blue, fin-like projections and a collection of eight smaller, black bamboo shoots. Each smaller stalk has a bright blue ring with a small line extending back up the stalk.

Its main body is conical and resembles a dress with four overlapping layers. The shortest and outermost layer is the shortest and appears metallic, while the inner layers are each a lighter shade of green, progressively longer, and seem to be cloth or plant material. Underneath all the layers is a white body with a light gray crisscross pattern covering it and a bright blue ring along the base. Below the dress is what appears to be a collection of eight black bamboo stalks. On the bottom of each stalk is a bright blue ring with a small line extending back up the stalk; this causes the stalks to also resemble solid rocket boosters. Celesteela is one of the heaviest Pokémon, tying with Cosmoem.

According to Wicke from the Aether Foundation, its most distinctive feature is the energy that it stores within itself: a flammable gas that it can shoot from its two huge arms. This is mostly used to propel itself in flight and for battle, but it is thought to have sufficient power and lift to even fly into space. Celesteela's rocket thrust is powerful enough to destroy an entire bamboo forest. Despite being Steel-type, Celesteela's body is plantlike and can absorb nutrients from the soil. As seen in the anime, Celesteela can have a long lifespan, as one was buried in Alola for over 200 years.

In the anime

Main series

 
Celesteela in the anime

Major appearances

Celesteela (anime)

Celesteela debuted in Rise and Shine, Starship!, where Sophocles found it buried alive while camping at Bamboo Hill and believed it to be The Celestial Starship (Japanese 星舟かぐや Starship Kaguya), a figure from a folktale. He and his classmates decided to dig it out of the ground, and although the Ultra Guardians failed to catch it due to the fact that it was rooted down, it eventually flew off back into space. Unlike the other Ultra Beasts in the anime so far, this Celesteela had been growing in Alola for more than 200 years.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM069 Celesteela Rotom Pokédex Celesteela, the Launch Pokémon. A Steel and Flying type.

GOTCHA!

A Celesteela briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

 
Celesteela in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Celesteela debuted as a silhouette in The Final Match and a Surprising Finale!.

Celesteela physically debuted in A Raid and Po Town. It was one of the Ultra Beasts used by Guzma to attack the invading Trial Captains and Hau at Po Town before later escaping to cause havoc on the rest of Ula'ula Island. It reappeared from Confusion and Monsters from Another World to The Truth and Island Kahuna Hapu, as well as Play the Melody That Echoes in the Altar.

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

In the TCG

Main article: Celesteela (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #297
Alola
USUM: #397
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It appeared from the Ultra Wormhole. Witnesses observed it flying across the sky at high speed.
Moon One kind of Ultra Beast. Witnesses have seen it burn down a forest by expelling gas from its two arms.
Ultra Sun One of the dangerous UBs, high energy readings can be detected coming from both of its huge arms.
Ultra Moon Although it's alien to this world and a danger here, it's apparently a common organism in the world where it normally lives.
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
Trade
Moon
Haina Desert, Malie Garden (only two for either location)
Ultra Sun
Trade
Ultra Moon
Ultra Crater
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one, requires unlocking the They Came From The Ultra Beyond! adventure)


In side games

Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Ultra Beasts appear


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
97
157 - 204 304 - 398
101
95 - 168 186 - 331
103
97 - 170 189 - 335
107
100 - 174 197 - 344
101
95 - 168 186 - 331
61
59 - 124 114 - 243
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 ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
055 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1010 Wide Guard Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
1515 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
2020 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
2525 Ingrain Grass Status 0000 00——% 20
3030 Autotomize Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
3535 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
4040 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100100% 10
4545 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
5050 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
5555 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
6060 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100100% 10
6565 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
7070 Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Celesteela
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Celesteela

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06  TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM20  TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78  TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM95  TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM96  TM96 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR28  TR28 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR52  TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR70  TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Celesteela
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Celesteela

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Celesteela in Generation VIII
  • 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 Celesteela in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Celesteela
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Celesteela

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
Sw Sh EP Steel Roller Steel Physical 130 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Celesteela
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Celesteela
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Block Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
VII Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Celesteela
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Celesteela
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Steel
  Attack Power: 70 - 116   7

#772
 

Eliminate
Rarely removes all non-Support Pokémon.
Skill Swapper: Beast Power

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Celesteela
 Steel  Flying 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Celesteela images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Celesteela is likely based on Princess Kaguya from The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter: its body resembles bamboo shoots, its arms resemble cut bamboo trunks, and overall it resembles a mixture of elements of a space shuttle and a depiction of Princess Kaguya as a woman with long hair wearing a multilayered kimono. Its body may also incorporate similarities to the spacecraft SELENE (nicknamed "Kaguya" in Japan), which orbited the Moon between 2007 and 2009. The combination of bamboo and spacecraft elements may also reference bamboo rockets.

Name origin

Celesteela may be a combination of celestial, steel, and stella (Latin and Italian for star).

Tekkaguya may be a combination of 鉄火 tekka (gunfire), 鉄鋼 tekkō (steel), and かぐや姫 Kaguya-hime (Princess Kaguya).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese テッカグヤ Tekkaguya From 鉄火 tekka, 鉄鋼 tekkō, and かぐや姫 Kaguya-hime
  French Bamboiselle From bamboo and mademoiselle
  Spanish Celesteela Same as English name
  German Kaguron From Kaguya and iron
  Italian Celesteela Same as English name
  Korean 철화구야 Cheolhwaguya From 철 (鐵) cheol, 화 (火) hwa and 카구야 공주 Kaguya-gongju
  Cantonese Chinese 鐵火輝夜 Titfófāiyeh From tit, and 輝夜姬 Fāiyeh-gēi
  Mandarin Chinese 鐵火輝夜 / 铁火辉夜 Tiěhuǒhuīyè From 鐵 / 铁 tiě, huǒ and 輝夜姬 / 辉夜姬 Huīyè-jī


UB-04 Blaster

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese UB04:噴射器 UB04: Pansehhei
Mandarin UB04:噴射器 / UB04:喷射器 UB04: Pēnshèqì
  French UC-04 Réacteur
  German UB-04 Zündung
  Italian UC 04 Propulsus
  Korean UB04 블래스터 UB04 Blaster
  Russian УЧ-04 Взрывщик UCH-04 Vzryvshchik
  Spanish UE-04 Cohete


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