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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Celesteela (disambiguation).
Celesteela
Launch Pokémon
テッカグヤ
Tekkaguya
#797
Celesteela



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Flying
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
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
30'02" 9.2 m
Celesteela
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Weight
2204.4 lbs. 999.9 kg
Celesteela
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
257
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Celesteela
0
HP
1
Atk
1
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
0
External Links

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).

Contents

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 a 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 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

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.

In the manga

Celesteela in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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
Unobtainable

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

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


Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
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Steel
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 116 Raise Max Level.png 7

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

Evolution

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Unevolved
Celesteela
 Steel  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 797.png Spr b 7s 797.png Spr 7s 797.png Spr b 7s 797.png
Spr 7s 797 s.png Spr b 7s 797 s.png Spr 7s 797 s.png Spr b 7s 797 s.png
Front Back Front Back
797MS6.png 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
Japan Flag.png Japanese テッカグヤ Tekkaguya From 鉄火 tekka, 鉄鋼 tekkō, and かぐや姫 Kaguya-hime
France Flag.png French Bamboiselle From bamboo and mademoiselle
Spain Flag.png Spanish Celesteela Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kaguron From Kaguya and iron
Italy Flag.png Italian Celesteela Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 철화구야 Cheolhwaguya From 철 (鐵) cheol, 화 (火) hwa and 카구야 공주 Kaguya-gongju
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 鐵火輝夜 Titfófāiyeh From tit, and 輝夜姬 Fāiyeh-gēi
China and Taiwan Flags.png 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
France Flag.png French UC-04 Réacteur
Germany Flag.png German UB-04 Zündung
Italy Flag.png Italian UC 04 Propulsus
South Korea Flag.png Korean UB04 블래스터 UB04 Blaster
Russia Flag.png Russian УЧ-04 Взрывщик UCH-04 Vzryvshchik
Spain Flag.png Spanish UE-04 Cohete

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