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Pokémon Go Blacephalon Raid: Best Moveset, Counters, and Tips

Guide for the best counters against Blacephalon during Battle Raids!

Blacephalon is a Tier 5 Ultra Beast Raid Boss in Pokémon Go. It is a slender body with vague limbs and a white collar. It holds the spherical head of the Pokémon in place and its spine and pelvic area have blue, pink, and yellow stripes. As it is an Ultra Beast Raid Boss, it will be quite difficult to fight against which is why you will need the perfect counters against it. So in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which you’ll be able to fight against Blacephalon in the best way possible.

Blacephalon in Pokémon Go

Blacephalon is a dual-type Fire and Ghost Pokémon with a maximum CP of 3727 at level 50. It is vulnerable to Dark, Ghost, Ground, Rock, and Water-type counters. Even if you have the perfect set of counters you’ll not be able to defeat Blacephalon all by yourself which is why I recommend you go into groups of at least two to four players against it. You should bring even more players with you if you don’t have the optimal counters.

Blacephalon Moveset

Pokémon Go Blacephalon moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Blacephalon include Astonish as a fast move and Overheat as a charge move. Both of them are the best combination of moves that you can use in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent options from its movepool include Incinerate, Mystical Fire, and Shadow Ball.

Best counters against Blacephalon in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best set of counters that you can use against Blacephalon to have the best chances of winning.

  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Tyranitar (Mega): Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Tyranitar (Shadow): Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Gengar (Mega): Lick/Shadow Ball
  • Garchomp (Mega): Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Kyogre (Shadow): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Rampardos (Shadow): Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Rhyperior (Shadow): Mud Slap/Rock Wrecker
  • Groudon (Shadow): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Rayquaza (Mega): Dragon Tail/Dragon Ascent
  • Diancie (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Excadrill (Shadow): Mud Slap/Scorching Sands
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Garchomp (Shadow): Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Chandelure (Shadow): Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Banette (Shadow): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Gengar (Shadow): Lick/Shadow Ball
  • Mewtwo (Shadow): Psycho Cut/Shadow Ball
  • Swampert (Shadow): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Gyarados (Mega): Bite/Hydro Pump
  • Crawdaunt (Shadow): Snarl/Crabhammer
  • Kingler (Shadow): Bubble/Crabhammer
  • Houndoom (Mega): Snarl/Foul Play
  • Tyranitar: Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Hydreigon: Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Feraligatr (Shadow): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Kyogre: Waterfall/Origin Pulse
Pokémon Go Blacephalon counters
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Blacephalon is a very tough opponent which is why you should try to bring as many players as you can along with yourself into the battle with it to have the best chance at winning.

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