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Cresselia (Pokémon)

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Cresselia
Lunar Pokémon
クレセリア
Crecelia
#488
Cresselia

Cresselia

Cresselia

Cresselia
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Levitate Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Cresselia

Mega Cresselia Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30855 - 31109 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
188.7 lbs. 85.6 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#488
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-254
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
210
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F488.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
100
External Links

Cresselia (Japanese: クレセリア Crecelia) is a Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon.

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

It is a member of the lunar duo with Darkrai.

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

In the anime

Cresselia in the anime

Major appearances

Cresselia made its debut appearance in the anime in Sleepless In Pre-Battle!. Cresselia normally returns 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 caused by Darkrai. In the episode, Cresselia helped Ash and the residents of Canalave City get better sleep by stopping Darkrai.

Minor appearances

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

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 manga

Cresselia in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Cresselia appears under the ownership of Palmer.

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.

Game data

NPC appearances

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
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
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
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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Roaming Sinnoh
Platinum
Roaming Sinnoh
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Trade, Event
Black 2 White 2
Marvelous Bridge
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

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 Silent Forest Advanced Mode S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: All (Random Legendary Encounter)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 World Championships 2013 Qualifiers Senior Division 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
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.


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 VI, 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Lunar Dance Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Psycho Shift Psychic Status 0000 100100% 10
00Start Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100100% 20
00Start Moonlight Fairy Status 0000 —% 5
00Start Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
00Start Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
1111 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
2020 Mist Ice Status 0000 —% 30
2929 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
3838 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
4747 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
5757 Moonlight Fairy Status 0000 —% 5
6666 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100100% 20
7575 Psycho Shift Psychic Status 0000 100100% 10
8484 Lunar Dance Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
9393 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
9999 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Cresselia obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Cresselia can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Cresselia cannot be tutored the move 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP488.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 100%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Psychic  Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
( Psychic )
Field move: None
Browser entry  
It lets loose strange orbs. It attacks by spitting orbs of psychic power.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

488Cresselia.png
Unevolved
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, whereas Cresselia prevents them. Also, their islands are shaped and named opposite of each other, and their types are frequently considered 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 six Legendary Pokémon that has a definite gender, the other five being Latias (a female-only species), Latios (a male-only species) and the Forces of Nature (whose members are all male-only species).
    • All of these Legendary Pokémon except Landorus appeared roaming around the region they debuted in.
  • Tower Tycoon Palmer, Cheryl, and Buck all own a Cresselia; they use these at the Battle Tower.
  • Cresselia's three main colors (pink, yellow and blue) are the same as the main colors of the Lake guardians.
  • Prior to Generation VI, Cresselia's body style was Body14.png.

Origin

The general body shape of Cresselia seems to be based after a swan. Her head is covered in crescent moon shapes and she wears many aurora-colored planetary rings. These rings resemble Saturn's rings. Cresselia shares characteristics with Sarimanok, a mythical being who is usually depicted as a fowl with colorful wings and feathered tail. Sarimanok's head is profusely decorated and is said to be a symbol of good fortune. She also may be based on the Alkonost, a female headed bird god who usually departs to society to warn it.

Name origin

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

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese クレセリア Crecelia 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 Cresceria Transliteration of Japanese name


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