Blacephalon is a Fire/Ghost type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Fireworks Pokémon.

Blacephalon is an Ultra Beast introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, also known by the code name UB Burst.

Blacephalon tricks targets into letting their guard down as it draws near with its funny gait. Its head is made up of collection of curious sparks, and it appears to have the wondrous ability to freely remove its own head and make it explode.

Pokédex data

National № 806
Type Fire Ghost
Species Fireworks Pokémon
Height 1.8 m (5′11″)
Weight 13.0 kg (28.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Beast Boost
Local № 392 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)


EV yield 3 Special Attack
Catch rate 30 (3.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 0 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 257
Growth Rate Slow


Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 120 (30,584–30,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 53
216 310
Attack 127
233 388
Defense 53
99 225
Sp. Atk 151
276 441
Sp. Def 79
146 282
Speed 107
197 344
Total 570 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Blacephalon.

Evolution chart

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.

Moves learned by Blacephalon

Moves learnt by level up

Blacephalon learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

1AstonishGhost 30 100
1EmberFire 40 100
7Magic CoatPsychic
13Stored PowerPsychic 20 100
17Flame BurstFire 70 100
23Night ShadeGhost 100
29Light ScreenPsychic
31Calm MindPsychic
37Fire BlastFire 110 85
41Shadow BallGhost 80 100
47TrickPsychic 100
59Mind BlownFire 150 100

Egg moves

Blacephalon does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Blacephalon can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

After YouNormal
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Knock OffDark 65 100
Last ResortNormal 140 100
Pain SplitNormal
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
TrickPsychic 100
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

Blacephalon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Blacephalon sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Blacephalon  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Blacephalon Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Blacephalon

Ultra Sun Poni Grove
Ultra Moon
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Trade/migrate from another game
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Blacephalon
Japanese ズガドーン (Zugadoon)
German Kopplosio
French Pierroteknik

Name origin

an explosion
of or relating to the head