Cresselia (Pokémon)

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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
Abilities
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
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Base experience yield
210
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
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Footprint
F488.png None.png
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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 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. 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
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
Unobtainable

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

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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Cresselia's learnsets from 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 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
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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

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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
488MS.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 is 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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