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** In Deoxys's case, it can project aurora-like light patterns, as shown in ''[[Destiny Deoxys]]'', while in Cresselia's case, it can release aurora-like particles from its tail, and can learn {{m|Aurora Beam}}.
 
** In Deoxys's case, it can project aurora-like light patterns, as shown in ''[[Destiny Deoxys]]'', while in Cresselia's case, it can release aurora-like particles from its tail, and can learn {{m|Aurora Beam}}.
 
* Cresselia is one of two non-water types that can learn Aurora Beam; with the other being {{p|Delibird}}.
 
* Cresselia is one of two non-water types that can learn Aurora Beam; with the other being {{p|Delibird}}.
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** Cresselia also learns Psychic in the highest level of any Pokemon, 93.
 
* Cresselia's Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy information mentions that she "excels at recovery techniques", yet she does not learn {{m|Recover}}, considered to be one of the standard recovery moves. She can only learn {{m|Rest}}, {{m|Psycho Shift}}, and {{m|Moonlight}} to heal herself (although she can heal others with {{m|Lunar Dance}} at the cost of her own health).
 
* Cresselia's Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy information mentions that she "excels at recovery techniques", yet she does not learn {{m|Recover}}, considered to be one of the standard recovery moves. She can only learn {{m|Rest}}, {{m|Psycho Shift}}, and {{m|Moonlight}} to heal herself (although she can heal others with {{m|Lunar Dance}} at the cost of her own health).
   

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Cresselia (Japanese: クレセリア Crecelia) is a Template:Type2 legendary Pokémon.

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

Biology

Physiology

Cresselia has a blue, swan-like body with a yellow underside, and two magenta tufts that form an arc across her chest. The yellow ornaments on the sides of her head give her head the appearance of a crescent moon. Cresselia also has glowing, pink, ring-like wings on her sides and back with paw like protrusions resting on Cresselia's chest.

Gender differences

Cresselia is a female-only species with no male counterpart, but rather a genderless counterpart.

Special abilities

Cresselia has the power to dispel the nightmares, including ones induced by Darkrai, and in return induce pleasant dreams. She can also heal psychological scars if the sufferer looks at her. Some fans say Cresselia is the "Sandman" of the Pokémon world.

Cresselia is the only known Pokémon that learns Lunar Dance.

Behavior

She appears to be gentle, worrying for the ill and giving peace to those tormented by Darkrai. However, as seen in the anime, she can be quite hostile towards her counterpart, Darkrai. In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2, her opposition to Darkrai becomes clearly evident, with the story showing scenes of Cresselia chasing it.

Habitat

Cresselia lives at Fullmoon Island. It also travels around the Pokémon world, dispelling the terrible nightmares others suffer and chasing Darkrai.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Cresselia anime.jpg
Cresselia in the anime

A Cresselia first appeared in a short cameo in the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Cresselia made her debut appearance in the anime in Sleepless in Pre-Battle. Cresselia normally comes to its shrine on Fullmoon Island during a certain time of the year when a Darkrai also comes by to cause nightmares. It may also leave its feathers, which people find to help stop the nightmares. It the episode, Cresselia helps Ash and the other residents of Canalave City get better sleep by stopping Darkrai.

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.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

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 she uses. She'll often shoot 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.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2: Cresselia has made it her mission to foil Darkrai's plot of plunging everyone in the world into an endless nightmare. After healing Azurill of its nightmare, she joins the player's team as a guest in Dark Crater. After defeating Darkrai, Cresselia will offer to officially join the team.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Pearl Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Platinum On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.
HeartGold クレセリアの はねを もって ねると たのしい ゆめが みられると いう。 みかづきのけしん と よばれている。
SoulSilver クレセリアの はねを もって ねると たのしい ゆめが みられると いう。 みかづきのけしん と よばれている。
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
One Roaming Sinnoh
Platinum
One Roaming Sinnoh
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sharpedo Bluff
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Hippowdon Temple (during mission)
Pokémon Rumble Quiet Forest

Stats

Base stats

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


Pokéthlon 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 V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

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By leveling up

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By tutoring

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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Cresselia
Does not evolve
Cresselia
 Psychic 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 488.png Spr 4p 488.png Spr 4p 488.png Spr b 4d 488.png
Spr 4d 488 s.png Spr 4p 488 s.png Spr 4p 488 s.png Spr b 4d 488 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 488.png Spr 5b 488.png Spr b 5b 488.png
Spr 5b 488 s.png Spr 5b 488 s.png Spr b 5b 488 s.png
Cresselia For other sprites and images, please see Cresselia images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • When Cresselia is encountered, the music is the same as an ordinary wild Pokémon, instead of a legendary Pokémon theme. She shares this trait with Shaymin, Latias, and Latios.
  • Cresselia can be seen as an opposite of Darkrai, as Darkrai causes nightmares, where Cresselia prevents them. Also, their islands are shaped and named opposite of each other, and their types are frequently known as opposites.
    • Furthermore, in the TCG, one of the attacks on Darkrai 3/106 of Great Encounters, Darkness Pursuit, has a base damage of 100 if Cresselia is the opposing Pokémon. Otherwise, it deals 50 damage.
  • Cresselia is one of three legendary Pokémon that has a definite gender, the other two being Latias (a female-only species) and Latios (a male-only species).
  • Tower Tycoon Palmer, Cheryl, and Buck all own a Cresselia; they use these at the Battle Tower.
  • Cresselia is the last Pokémon in National Pokédex order as of Generation IV with a definite type of Template:Type2, due to Arceus's ability, Multitype.
  • Cresselia's three main colors (pink, yellow and blue) are the same as the main colors of the Lake guardians.
  • Cresselia is the second Pokémon with information about it relating it to an aurora, the first being Deoxys.
    • In Deoxys's case, it can project aurora-like light patterns, as shown in Destiny Deoxys, while in Cresselia's case, it can release aurora-like particles from its tail, and can learn Aurora Beam.
  • Cresselia is one of two non-water types that can learn Aurora Beam; with the other being Delibird.
    • Cresselia also learns Psychic in the highest level of any Pokemon, 93.
  • Cresselia's Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy information mentions that she "excels at recovery techniques", yet she does not learn Recover, considered to be one of the standard recovery moves. She can only learn Rest, Psycho Shift, and Moonlight to heal herself (although she can heal others with Lunar Dance at the cost of her own health).

Origin

Cresselia is based after a swan with features of heavenly bodies such as a crescent moon-shaped head and rings like Saturn's around its body.

Cresselia shares characteristics with Sarimanok, a colorful being from Philippine mythology.

Name origin

Her name is derived from crescent, referring to a phase of the moon. The selia in her name may be derived from Selene, the Greek goddess of the Moon.

In other languages

Kanto: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Hoenn: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
KyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxys
Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
GiratinaCresseliaPhione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Unova: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
ReshiramZekromLandorusKyuremKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancieHoopaVolcanion
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