Cresselia

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Cresselia
クレセリア
Cresselia.png

Giratina < Cresselia > Phione

Species Type
Lunar Pokémon Psychic.png
Number Ability
#488 Levitate
Height Weight
4′11″ (1.5m) 188.7 lbs. (85.6kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 0% Female: 100%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Undiscovered 3
Tier EV Yield
UU/OU/Uber 3 Special Defense Points

Cresselia (クレセリア) is the 488th Pokémon in the Pokédex. She is a Psychic-Type, and is known as the Lunar Pokémon.

Cresselia uses the Levitate Ability, which gives her an immunity to Ground-Type attacks and Ground-based Entry Hazards, along with nullifying the Arena Trap Ability.

Cresselia doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.

Cresselia is in the Undiscovered Egg Group; like most Legendary Pokémon Cresselia cannot breed. It takes Cresselia 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Cresselia takes on the appearance of a blue-and-pink swan-like being. Her underside is yellow, and on her head is a crescent moon-like headpiece. Her wings are pink and take on a ring-like shape.

[edit] Gender Differences

Cresselia is a Female Pokémon Species.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

After heading to Full Moon Island and receiving a Lunar Wing, Cresselia can be found roaming Sinnoh in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. Like other Legendary Pokémon that roam a region, Cresselia will attempt to run away at the start of the encounter, but that can be stopped with either a Faster Pokémon with Mean Look or a Pokémon with Shadow Tag.

The method of obtaining Cresselia is different in Black 2 and White 2. While a Cresselia can be found at Marvelous Bridge, the Lunar Wing is required, which can be found inside the Stranger's House east of Lentimas Town and past the entrance to Reversal Mountain. In these games Cresselia doesn't run away during the encounter.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Cresselia can be found at Sharpedo Rock in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Cresselia is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the 12th Floor of Wave Seas, but a Secret Slab or Enigma Part is required to encounter it.

Cresselia is a Boss Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. It is the guardian of Hippowdon Temple, which is where the battle takes place.

Cresselia can be found at any of the Treetop locations in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Cresselia is in the Diamond/Pearl promo set and is part of the Legend Card "Darkrai & Cresselia" in the Triumphant set. Cresselia is listed as a Rare Card in the Great Encounters and Majestic Dawn sets. Cresselia is listed as an Ultra Rare Card in the Great Encounters and Boundaries Crossed (2) sets. The Ultra Rare Cards are also EX Cards.

[edit] Anime/Manga

[edit] Anime

A wild Cresselia makes an appearance during Sleepless in Pre-Battle, appearing to dispel the nightmares caused by Darkrai, which were plaguing Canalave City.

[edit] Movies

A wild Cresselia makes a minor appearance in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

[edit] Manga

Cresselia's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Cresselia finds herself as a viable option in the Under-Utilized, Over-Utilized and Uber Tiers of Competitive Battling. She is one of the bulkiest Pokémon overall with high HP, Defense and Special Defense Statistics, making her a viable choice for defensive and support purposes. Access to Calm Mind further increases her Special Defense whilst increasing her Special Attack, which is relatively low.

Since Cresselia doesn't do well offensively compared to her defense and support roles, users of Taunt shut her down, which will allow Dark-Type and Bug-Type Pokémon to connect with multiple attacks without having to worry about Cresselia using Moonlight to restore HP.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Only One Roaming Sinnoh after encounter on Full Moon Island
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Trade
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 Only One Marvelous Bridge (Lunar Wing Required)

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red Not in game
Pokémon Blue Not in game
Pokémon Yellow Not in game



II Pokémon Gold Not in game
II Pokémon Silver Not in game
II Pokémon Crystal Not in game



III Pokémon Ruby Not in game
III Pokémon Sapphire Not in game
III Pokémon Emerald Not in game
III Pokémon FireRed Not in game
III Pokémon LeafGreen Not in game



IV Pokémon Diamond Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
IV Pokémon Pearl Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
IV Pokémon Platinum On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.
IV Pokémon HeartGold Those who sleep holding Cresselia's feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver Those who sleep holding Cresselia's feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.



V Pokémon Black On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.
V Pokémon White On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.
V Pokémon Black 2 On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.
V Pokémon White 2 On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.



VI Pokémon X Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
VI Pokémon Y Those who sleep holding Cresselia's feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stat
Speed Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Power Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
120
350 444
Atk
70
130 145 239 262
Def
120
220 245 339 372
Sp. Atk
75
139 155 249 273
Sp. Def
130
238 265 359 394
Spd
85
157 175 269 295

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Confusion Psychic.png 50 100 Special
Start Double Team Normal.png N/A N/A Status
11 Safeguard Normal.png N/A N/A Status
20 Mist Ice.png N/A N/A Status
29 Aurora Beam Ice.png 65 100 Special
38 Future Sight Psychic.png 100 100 Special
47 Slash Normal.png 70 100 Physical
57 Moonlight Normal.png N/A N/A Status
66 Psycho Cut Psychic.png 70 100 Physical
75 Psycho Shift Psychic.png N/A 90 Status
84 Lunar Dance Psychic.png N/A N/A Status
93 Psychic Psychic.png 90 100 Special

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM03 Psyshock Psychic.png 80 100 Special
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.png 90 100 Special
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM19 Roost Flying.png -- -- Status
TM20 Safeguard Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM29 Psychic Psychic.png 90 100 Special
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.png 80 100 Special
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM33 Reflect Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.png 90 100 Special
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.png 50 90 Special
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM70 Flash Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.png -- 100 Status
TM77 Psych Up Normal.png -- -- Status
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.png 100 100 Special
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.png  ?? 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM92 Trick Room Psychic.png -- -- Status


[edit] Via Breeding

Cresselia doesn't learn any moves by way of Breeding.

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Gravity Psychic.png -- --% Status
Helping Hand Normal.png -- --% Status
Icy Wind Ice.png 55 95% Special
Magic Coat Psychic.png -- --% Status
Magic Room Psychic.png -- --% Status
Recycle Normal.png -- --% Status
Signal Beam Bug.png 75 100% Special
Skill Swap Psychic.png -- --% Status
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Trick Psychic.png -- 100% Status
Zen Headbutt Psychic.png 80 90% Physical

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Fury Cutter Bug.png 20 95% Physical
Swift Normal.png 60 --% Special
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Role Play Psychic.png -- --% Status

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Cresselia
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[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Poison.png
Dark.png
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Steel.png
Fighting.png
Psychic.png
Bug.png
Dark.png
Ghost.png

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