|4′11″ (1.5m)||188.7 lbs. (85.6kg)|
|Male: 0%||Female: 100%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|UU/OU/Uber||3 Special Defense Points|
Cresselia () is the 488th Pokémon in the Pokédex. She is a Psychic-Type, and is known as the Lunar Pokémon.
Cresselia doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.
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.
 Gender Differences
Cresselia is a Female Pokémon Species.
 Game Information
 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.
 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.
 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.
A wild Cresselia makes a minor appearance in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.
Cresselia's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
 Pokémon Information
 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.
 Area 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)|
|I||Pokémon Red||Not in game|
|I||Pokémon Blue||Not in game|
|I||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.|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
Cresselia doesn't learn any moves by way of Breeding.
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor
 Heart Gold/Soul Silver
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
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