Cresselia Raid Guide


Cresselia is a legendary pokemon that is from the Sinnoh region.

It is making its return to five star raids

Cresselia has a CP range that exceeds the Great league requirement, however you can get one with a CP low enough to enter the Great league by trading one you catch with a friend and hoping you get lucky enough for the stats to drop within the Great league range

There is a chance Cresselia can be shiny

It has:

HP 260

Defence 258

Attack 152

Cresselia is number 488 in the Pokedex. It is a Psychic type Pokemon. It has three weaknesses. These are Dark, Ghost and Bug

Its raid boss CP is 33,794

Its catch CP ranges are:

  • 1555-1633
  • Weather boosted: 1944-2041

Cresselia is weather boosted by Windy weather

Cresselia moveset

Cresselia has 2 fast moves and 4 charge moves

Its fast moves are:

  • Psycho Cut (Psychic)
  • Confusion (Psychic)

Its charge moves are:

  • Moonblast (Psychic)
  • Future Sight (Psychic)
  • Aurora Beam (Ice)
  • Grass Knot (Grass) – Elite charge move

Counters to Cresselia

Dark, Ghost and Bug are the types that Cresselia is weak too therefore anything possessing this typing/move sets will be effective.

Here are some of the most effective counters and the movesets to go with:

Giratina (Origin)

  • Shadow Claw (fast move)
  • Shadow Ball (Charge move)

Mega Gengar

  • Shadow Claw (Fast move)
  • Shadow Ball (Charge move)


  • Snarl (Fast move)
  • Shadow Ball (Charge move)


  • Hex (Fast move)
  • Shadow Ball (Charge move)


  • Bite (Fast move)
  • Crunch (Charge move)

Mega Houndoom

  • Snarl (Fast move)
  • Foul Play (Charge move)

Other effective counters would include Mega Gyarados, Hydreigon, Mewtwo, Weavile, Yveltal and Bisharp

Cresselia is an excellent option for both the Great and Ultra leagues. Its large bulk and decent moveset make it a strong pick.

Its fast move confusion is one of the best fast moves in the game and sports a STAB benefit.

 All Cresselia caught during this period will know the elite charged move Grass Knot. Running Moonblast and Grass Knot is the most effective charge move combination

How many Cresselia will you be raiding?!

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