How to beat Pokemon Go Blacephalon Raid: Best counters

Ezequiel Leis
Blacephalon in Pokemon Go Raids

Blacephalon is now up for grabs in Pokemon Go, so here’s how to beat this powerful Ultra Beast in Raids, including its weaknesses, best counters, and shiny availability.

With Blacephalon available in Raids, the World of Wonders season of Pokemon Go has finally added all previously missing Ultra Beasts to the game, and you must be excited to catch this mysterious Pokemon.

Here’s how to beat Blacephalon in Pokemon Go Raids, including its weaknesses, best counters, and shiny availability.

How to get Blacephalon in Pokemon Go

You can catch Blacephalon in Pokemon Go after beating it in 5-Star Raids running until June 1, 2024, in the Western Hemisphere.

Keep in mind that 5-Star Raids in the Eastern Hemisphere during the same time will feature Stakataka, another Ultra Beast debuting in the game.

You can find Ultra Beast Raids in Pokemon Go by looking for Ultra Wormholes over Gyms.

Blacephalon weaknesses in Pokemon Go

Blacephalon is a Fire/Ghost-type Pokemon, which means it’s weak against Dark, Ghost, Ground, Rock, and Water-type attacks.

It’s also important to note that the Ultra Beast can resist Bug, Fighting, Normal, Fairy, Fire, Grass, Ice, Poison, and Steel-type moves in Pokemon Go. So, you should stick to super-effective attacks for better results.

Blacephalon in Pokemon anime
Blacephalon stats are 315 ATK, 148 DEF, and 142 STA.

Best counters for Blacephalon Pokemon Go Raids

The overall best counter to face Blacephalon in Pokemon Go Raids is Primal Kyogre with Waterfall and Origin Pulse.

You’ll need a full team of six Pokemon to tackle this 5-Star Raid, so here are other great counters:

Other good counters for this Raid include Mega Diancie, Mega Blastoise, Mega Banette, Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Gyarados, and Mega Houndoom.

All Blacephalon moves in Pokemon Go

Here are all the moves that Blacephalon can learn in Pokemon Go:

Fast Moves

  • Astonish (Ghost)
  • Incinerate (Fire)

Charged Moves

  • Shadow Ball (Ghost)
  • Overheat (Fire)
  • Mystical Fire (Fire)

Can Blacephalon be shiny in Pokemon Go?

No, shiny Blacephalon isn’t available in Pokemon Go yet. While most Ultra Beasts will get their shiny versions during Pokemon Go Fest 2024, Niantic haven’t confirmed if Blacephalon and Stakataka will get theirs as well.

We’ll make sure to update this guide once shiny Blacephalon debuts in Pokemon Go. Meanwhile, check out how you can get other Ultra Beasts like Poipole and Naganadel, along with details about the Ultra Space Wonders event.