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Giratina #487: Giratina
Pokémon
#489: Phione Phione
Cresselia
Lunar Pokémon
クレセリア
Cresselia
#488
Cresselia



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Levitate Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Cresselia
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Weight
188.7 lbs. 85.6 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
210
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Cresselia
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
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Atk
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Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F488.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
100
External Links

Cresselia (Japanese: クレセリア Cresselia) is a Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It is a member of the Lunar duo with Darkrai.

Contents

Biology

Cresselia has a blue, swan-like body with a yellow underside. It has pink eyes, a dark pink, round tuft on its head, and a pointed, beak-like snout. There are yellow, crescent-shaped ornaments on the sides of its head. Cresselia has glowing, pink, ring-like wings on its sides and back with paw-like protrusions resting on its chest. These wings release shining particles and undulate beautifully around the quarter moon. Cresselia's tail releases an undulated and beautiful aurora during the quarter moon as well.

Cresselia has the power to dispel nightmares, and holding one of its feathers is said to bring happy dreams. It is also great at recovery and healing techniques. However, as seen in the anime, it can be quite hostile towards its counterpart, Darkrai. Cresselia is the only known Pokémon able to learn Lunar Dance. Cresselia is a female-only species.

In the anime

Cresselia in the anime

Major appearances

Cresselia made her main series debut in Sleepless In Pre-Battle!. She normally returns to her shrine on Fullmoon Island during a certain time of the year when a Darkrai also comes by to cause nightmares. She may also leave her feathers, which people find to help stop the nightmares caused by Darkrai. In the episode, Cresselia helped Ash and the residents of Canalave City get better sleep by stopping Darkrai. Team Rocket attempted to catch Cresselia, but they were stopped when Dawn's Swinub evolved into Piloswine.

Minor appearances

Cresselia debuted in the opening sequence of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Cresselia appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP104 Cresselia Dawn's Pokédex Cresselia, the Lunar Pokémon. Shining particles are released from Cresselia's wings like a veil, and it is said to represent the crescent moon.

In the manga

Cresselia in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Cresselia debuted as a silhouette in a fantasy in Unplugging Rotom (Heat, Wash, Mow, Fan, Frost).

Cresselia appears under the ownership of Palmer, who caught her on Fullmoon Island in order to give Sailor Eldritch's son the cure to wake up from a terrible nightmare. Cresselia followed her Trainer into the Distortion World where she squared up against her nemesis, Darkrai. Eventually, Platinum got on Cresselia in order to chase Charon who was commanding Giratina to fly him out of the Distortion World. She first appeared in The Final Dimensional Duel II.

In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga

A Cresselia debuted in TA26.

In the TCG

Main article: Cresselia (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Cresselia appears on the Spear Pillar stage as one of three Pokémon who appear in the center (the others being Dialga and Palkia). Cresselia acts completely different than the other two in terms of attacks it uses. It will often use Psycho Cuts around the field, and sometimes shoot one large Psycho Cut as if it were a boomerang, hitting anyone that touches it.

Trophy information

A Lunar Pokémon. Cresselia appears on Fullmoon Island and, once discovered, flies around different areas of Sinnoh. Its signature move, Lunar Dance, causes Cresselia to faint but recovers all the HP and cures the status conditions of the next Pokémon its Trainer sends out. Cresselia excels at recovery techniques and is unusual in that it appears only in female form.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Cresselia appears as a Spirit.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Pearl
Platinum On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.
HeartGold Those who sleep holding Cresselia's feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.
White
Black 2 On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Y Those who sleep holding Cresselia's feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Omega Ruby Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Alpha Sapphire Those who sleep holding Cresselia's feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Roaming Sinnoh (Only one)
Platinum
Roaming Sinnoh (Only one)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Trade, Event
Black 2 White 2
Marvelous Bridge (Only one)
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Crescent Isle (Only one)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World) (Only one)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sharpedo Bluff*
MD Sky
Sharpedo Bluff*
Ranger: SoA
Hippowdon Temple (during mission)
Rumble
Silent Forest Advanced Mode S
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: All (Random Legendary Encounters)
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Guided by Pichu (Reward), Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 3
Shuffle
Event: Take on Escalation Battles
Event: Cresselia Appears
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Colossal Tree (Special Boss)
Picross
Area 30: Stage 14
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Arceus Sea, Mewtwo SeaFinal

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Seung Heon's Cresselia Korean South Korea 68 August 24 to 25, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Expert Belt Expert Belt (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
120
180 - 227 350 - 444
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
15/22 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
011 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
066 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
1212 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
1818 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2424 Psycho Shift Psychic Status 0000 100100% 10
3030 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3636 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100100% 20
4242 Moonlight Fairy Status 0000 00——% 5
4848 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
5454 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
6060 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
6666 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
7272 Lunar Dance Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cresselia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cresselia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM60Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM61Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM69Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM70Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM72Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM72 Magic Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR65Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR82Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR83Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cresselia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cresselia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cresselia in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Cresselia in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cresselia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cresselia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Expanding Force Psychic Special 80 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cresselia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cresselia
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 095}}95% 20
IV V VI VII Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
IV V VI VII Recycle Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
IV V VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cresselia
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cresselia
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 488.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 100%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
Psychic
Field move: None
Browser entry R-254
It lets loose strange orbs. It attacks by spitting orbs of psychic power.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush488Body.png Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 63
Base Attack: 82 Base Defense: 63 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT488.png

Builder
Repairs damage done to the walls of the Trozei Box.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 145 Raise Max Level.png 20

#275
Shuffle488.png

Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Eject++
Pokémon GO
GO488.png Base Stamina: 260 Base Attack: 152 Base Defense: 258
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Psycho Cut, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Aurora Beam, Moonblast, Future Sight, Grass Knot

Evolution

488Cresselia.png
Unevolved
Cresselia
 Psychic 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 488.png Spr b 4d 488.png Spr 4p 488.png Spr b 4p 488.png Spr 4p 488.png Spr b 4p 488.png
Spr 4d 488 s.png Spr b 4d 488 s.png Spr 4p 488 s.png Spr b 4d 488 s.png Spr 4p 488 s.png Spr b 4d 488 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 488.png Spr b 5b 488.png Spr 5b 488.png Spr b 5b 488.png
Spr 5b 488 s.png Spr b 5b 488 s.png Spr 5b 488 s.png Spr b 5b 488 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 488.png Spr b 6x 488.png Spr 6x 488.png Spr b 6x 488.png
Spr 6x 488 s.png Spr b 6x 488 s.png Spr 6x 488 s.png Spr b 6x 488 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 488.png Spr b 7s 488.png Spr 7s 488.png Spr b 7s 488.png
Spr 7s 488 s.png Spr b 7s 488 s.png Spr 7s 488 s.png Spr b 7s 488 s.png
Front Back Front Back
488MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Cresselia images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Cresselia's form seems to be based on a swan. Considering its crescent moon motif and the aurora-colored planetary rings around its body, it may originate from the constellation Cygnus. Cresselia shares characteristics with Sarimanok, a legendary fowl with a profusely decorated head, feathered tail, and colorful wings that are said to be a symbol of good fortune.

Name origin

Cresselia may be a combination of crescent (referring to the lunar phase) and Selene (Greek goddess of the Moon).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese クレセリア Cresselia From crescent (referring to a phase of the moon) and Selene (Greek goddess of the Moon)
France Flag.png French Cresselia Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cresselia Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Cresselia Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Cresselia Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 크레세리아 Cresselia Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 克雷色利亞 Kè Léi Sè Lì Yà Transliteration of Japanese name


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