Cresselia (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
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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
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
100
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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.

Biology

Cresselia is a Pokémon that 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 that merge together in the back. It has a pointed, tail-like protrusion on its rear. Cresselia has glowing, pink, ring-like wings on its sides and back. The wings on its sides are solid dark pink, while the wing on its back is larger and consists of three shades of pink. These wings, especially its back wing, release shining particles and undulate beautifully around the quarter moon. It has paw-like protrusions resting on its chest.

Due to its appearance, Cresselia is said to resemble a crescent moon and the woman who made the Milky Way. 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. Cresselia can unleash spores in the air to cause confusion on opponents while forming a shield to defend itself at the same time. Its relationship to its counterpart, Darkrai, can vary between individuals and canons, with some being antagonistic, as seen in Sleepless In Pre-Battle! and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, or cooperative, as seen in Nightfall? Nightmares! and A Midsummer Night's Light!. It tends to reside on a island or mountain that has a Darkrai nearby in order to keep an eye on it.

Cresselia is the only known Pokémon able to learn Lunar Dance and Lunar Blessing. Cresselia is a female-only species.

In the anime

 
Cresselia in the anime

Major appearances

Cresselia (recurring)

A Cresselia first appeared in Nightfall? Nightmares!, where she was targeted by Team Rocket's Matori Matrix. At the end of the episode, she was found by Chloe and Dawn. In A Midsummer Night's Light!, Dawn helped to treat Cresselia's wounds. When Matori Matrix attempted to capture Cresselia, Darkrai defended it, but was badly hurt in the process. Cresselia used Lunar Dance to heal Darkrai, who defeated Team Rocket before clearing up the clouds, allowing Cresselia to heal herself with Moonlight.

Cresselia's known moves are Psycho Cut, Lunar Dance, and Moonlight.

Others

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. She reappeared in a flashback in A Midsummer Night's Light!.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN075 Cresselia Chloe's Rotom Phone Cresselia, the Lunar Pokémon. A Psychic type. Cresselia has been called a representation of the moon. It is also said that its feathers can dispel nightmares.

In the manga

 
Cresselia in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

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.

Pokémon Try Adventure

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 on the Spear Pillar stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Cresselia reprises its role as a stage hazard on the returning Spear Pillar stage. Spear Pillar now allows for any of the three Legendary Pokémon to appear each time, rather than being set for the whole match; however, Cresselia appears much less frequently than Dialga and Palkia. Unlike in Brawl, the stage now has a green color tint when no Pokémon is active, and Cresselia's appearance does not change the color from this default green; in Brawl, Cresselia used the same blue tint as Dialga to signify its appearance. Cresselia also appears as a Spirit.

Game data

NPC appearances

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
  Spoilers end here.  

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
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#230
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond When it flies, it releases shiny particles from its veil-like wings. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus Cresselia is reminiscent of the crescent moon. It leaves a brilliant line of light in its wake as it flies across the night sky. I daresay it resembles the heavenly maiden who created the Milky Way.


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)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Roaming Sinnoh (only one)
Legends: Arceus
Moonview Arena (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
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Limited sync pair scout (Sygna Suit Dawn's)


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 (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

Cresselia is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.3.0+, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

SwShBDSP

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

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 12 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 30
6 17 Confusion Psychic Special 50 100% 20
12 23 Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 15
19 31 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 70 100% 15
27 39 Recover Normal Status —% 10
36 49 Psychic Psychic Special 80 100% 10
46 59 Moonblast Fairy Special 85 100% 10
57 71 Lunar Blessing Psychic Status —% 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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM60  TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM61  TM61 Guard Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM69  TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM70  TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM72  TM72 Magic Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR11  TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25  TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34  TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR38  TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40  TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR82  TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR83  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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM04  TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13  TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16  TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM20  TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM29  TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM33  TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM53  TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM57  TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM67  TM67 Recycle Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM70  TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM73  TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM77  TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM85  TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM86  TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM92  TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
  • 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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP 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

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Power Shift Normal Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Calm Mind Psychic Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 70 100% 15
Sw Sh EP BD SP Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Charge Beam Electric Special 50 90% 15
Sw Sh EP BD SP Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Icy Wind Ice Special 60 95% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Giga Impact Normal Physical 120 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Hyper Beam Normal Special 120 90% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Ice Beam Ice Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Psychic 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
  • Only Pokémon Sword and Shield allows transferred Pokémon to use their moves from older games
  • 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 Sword and Shield
  • 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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 100%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:  
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
  Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 63
Base Attack: 82 Base Defense: 63 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Builder
Repairs damage done to the walls of the Trozei Box.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 80 - 145   20

#275
 

Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Eject++
Pokémon GO
  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

 
Unevolved
Cresselia
 Psychic 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
HOME
   
  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. The rings also resemble the hagoromo gowns worn by the Tennin, spiritual beings in Japanese Buddhism, and its colour scheme of pink, yellow, and light blue, is the same as the dress worn by the Chinese goddess of the moon, Chang'e. 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. In Cresselia's Hisui Pokédex entry it states: "[Cresselia] resembles the heavenly maiden who created the Milky Way", this "heavenly maiden" may be a reference to the Estonian goddess of birds Lindu who is said to have created the Milky Way with her tears.

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
  Japanese クレセリア Cresselia From crescent and Selene
  French Cresselia Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Cresselia Same as English/Japanese name
  German Cresselia Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Cresselia Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 크레세리아 Cresselia Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 克雷色利亞 / 克雷色利亚 Kèléisèlìyǎ / Kèléisèlìyà Transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 克雷色利亞 Hāklèuihsīkleih'a Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name


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