With the Global leg of Pokémon Go Fest taking place this weekend, players will have another chance to catch Blacephalon in the game’s Raid Battles.


Indeed, the weekend's Raid Battle schedule is looking absolutely stacked, with the likes of Necrozma, Stakataka, Pheromosa and Kartana up for grabs as well.

To maximise your rewards within the game, we have assembled all the information you need to know on Blacephalon, so you can ensure you don’t head into the weekend empty-handed.

Keep on reading for all the key details that should stand you in good stead for the battles ahead.

When is Blacephalon in Pokémon Go Raid Battles?

The Blacephalon we caught at Pokémon Go Fest 2024 in Madrid.
The Blacephalon we caught at Pokémon Go Fest 2024 in Madrid. Niantic

Blacephalon will next be available in Pokémon Go Raid Battles on Saturday 13th July and Sunday 14th July, with raids slated to start at 10am and end at 6pm both days.

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We'd expect parks around the world to be packed with fans this weekend, as heaps of other big-name creatures will also be appearing in the game. This is all part of Pokémon Go Fest Global.

So you don't spend too much time trying to figure out which Pokémon is best to bring along on the Raid, read on and we'll show you what Blacephalon is weak against, as well as the best counters.

What type is Blacephalon in Pokémon Go?

Blacephalon is a Fire and Ghost-type. A rare combination!

This means that Blacephalon is resistant to attacks from Bug, Fighting, Normal, Fairy, Fire, Grass, Ice, Poison and Steel-type opponents. So try not to bring any of those.

It's also worth noting that Blacephalon is categorised as a Legendary. It'd make a fine addition to your collection.

What is Blacephalon's weakness in Pokémon Go?

Blacephalon is weak against Ground, Water, Rock, Ghost and Dark-type Pokémon and moves.

This is because Blacephalon is a dual Fire-Ghost-type Pokémon themselves. While being a dual-type Pokémon has its advantages in terms of moves, it also opens it up to have more weaknesses.

That doesn't mean any old 'Mon can take on Blacephalon, though, as being a 5-star Raid boss signifies. You'll need to do your homework to ensure you bring the right counters.

Fortunately, we've done your homework for you just below – you're welcome!

Best Blacephalon counters in Pokémon Go

The best Blacephalon counters in Pokémon Go are Primal Kyogre, Primal Groudon, Mega Tyranitar, Mega Swampert, Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar and Mega Garchomp.

If you want a comprehensive look at which moves to use, check them out below:

  • Primal Kyogre (Water) – Waterfall and Origin Pulse
  • Primal Groudon (Ground/Fire) – Mud Shot and Precipice Blades
  • Mega Tyranitar (Rock/Dark) – Bite and Brutal Swing
  • Mega Swampert (Water/Ground) – Water Gun and Hydro Cannon
  • Shadow Tyranitar (Rock/Dark) – Bite and Brutal Swing
  • Mega Gengar (Ghost/Poison) – Lick and Shadow Ball
  • Mega Garchomp (Dragon/Ground) – Mud Shot and Earth Power

Any of the above should serve you well, but it’s best to have at least a few of them on hand if you want to stand a chance.

Best Blacephalon move set in Pokémon Go

If you are skilled enough to defeat and capture Blacephalon in Pokémon Go, then you will be in a position to use some of its attacks and skills.

The Fire/Ghost-type Pokémon‘s best fast attacks are:

  • Incinerate (fire): 12.61 damage per second
  • Astonish (ghost): 7.27 damage per second

Blacephalon’s best charged attacks are:

  • Shadow Ball (ghost): 33.33 damage per second
  • Overheat (fire): 40 damage per second
  • Mystical Fire (fire): 30 damage per second

That is everything you need to know about battling and then using Blacephalon in its 5-Star Raid Battles ahead of its appearance in Pokémon Go this week!

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