Competitive Information for Blacephalon [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Blacephalon blacephalon
Base Stats for Blacephalon

Fire / Ghost

Abilities:
Beast BoostBeast Boost: This Pokemon's highest stat is raised by 1 if it attacks and KOes another Pokemon.


Evolutions / Family:
Blacephalon

Weakness Chart for Fire/Ghost-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.25x
2x
  
  
0.5x
0x
0.5x
  
2x
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
2x
0.5x
0x
0.5x
  
2x
0.5x
2x
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Blacephalon? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Blacephalon in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

Landorus-TherianFerrothornMagearnaLopunny-MegaCrawdauntMedicham-MegaGreninjaRibombeeKeldeoGallade-MegaAmpharos-MegaWhimsicott


Blacephalon is an extraordinary Fire and Ghost-typed Pokemon. It's a not-uncommon sight to see Blacephalon out in the 7th generation battlefield. Blacephalon is weak to Dark, Ghost, Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Blacephalon
Item: Choice Specs / Choice Scarf
Ability: Beast Boost
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flamethrower / Mind Blown
- Shadow Ball
- Substitute
- Trick / Calm Mind

Special Sweeper Blacephalon (Popular/Trending)

Blacephalon is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Choice Specs will increase the damage of Blacephalon's special moves by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. Choice Scarf will increase Blacephalon's speed by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Beast Boost, Blacephalon's highest stat is raised by 1 if it attacks and koes another pokemon.

Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Mind Blown is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Fire-type move (Blacephalon loses 50% max hp. hits adjacent pokemon).
Shadow Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Substitute is a status move (Blacephalon takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Trick is a status move (Blacephalon switches its held item with the target's).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Blacephalon's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Blacephalon
Item: Firium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Mind Blown / Overheat
- Shadow Ball
- Psychic
- Dark Pulse

Special Sweeper Blacephalon (Beast Boost)

Blacephalon is a stupendous Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Blacephalon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Blacephalon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Beast Boost, Blacephalon's highest stat is raised by 1 if it attacks and koes another pokemon.

Mind Blown is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Fire-type move (Blacephalon loses 50% max hp. hits adjacent pokemon).
Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Blacephalon's special attack by 2 stages).
Shadow Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Blacephalon? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Blacephalon in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

Landorus-TherianFerrothornMagearnaLopunny-MegaCrawdauntMedicham-MegaGreninjaRibombeeKeldeoGallade-MegaAmpharos-MegaWhimsicott


Species: Blacephalon
Item: Firium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave / Mind Blown
- Shadow Ball
- Psychic
- Dark Pulse

Doubles Special Sweeper Blacephalon (Beast Boost)

Blacephalon is a decent Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Blacephalon from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Blacephalon's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Beast Boost, Blacephalon's highest stat is raised by 1 if it attacks and koes another pokemon.

Heat Wave is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Mind Blown is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Fire-type move (Blacephalon loses 50% max hp. hits adjacent pokemon).
Shadow Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Dark Pulse is a special 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Blacephalon learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flame Burst
70
100%
15
Damages Pokemon next to the target as well.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mind Blown
150
100%
5
User loses 50% max HP. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Night Shade
--
100%
15
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Overheat
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Psyshock
80
100%
10
Damages target based on Defense, not Sp. Def.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Stored Power
20
100%
10
+ 20 power for each of the user's stat boosts.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flame Charge
50
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Speed by 1.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Last Resort
140
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Smack Down
50
100%
15
Removes the target's Ground immunity.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
After You
--
--
15
The target makes its move right after the user.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quash
--
100%
15
Forces the target to move last this turn.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 4.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Will-O-Wisp
--
85%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Blacephalon can perform in Sun/Moon. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive SM Move and Ability Combos for Blacephalon

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