Cresselia

Cresselia is a Psychic type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Lunar Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 488
Type Psychic
Species Lunar Pokémon
Height 4′11″ (1.5 m)
Weight 188.7 lbs (85.6 kg)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local №

Training

EV yield 3 Special Defense
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 100 (higher than normal)
Base Exp. 270
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 0% male, 100% female
Egg cycles 120 (base 30,720 steps)

Base stats

HP 120
350 444
Attack 70
130 262
Defense 120
220 372
Sp. Atk 75
139 273
Sp. Def 130
238 394
Speed 85
157 295
Total 600 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Cresselia.

Evolution chart

Cresselia changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond
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
SoulSilver
Those who sleep holding CRESSELIA’s feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.
X
Omega Ruby
Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Those who sleep holding Cresselia’s feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.

Moves learned by Cresselia

Moves learnt by level up

Cresselia learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychic 50 100
1Double TeamNormal
1Lunar DancePsychic
1MoonlightFairy
1Psycho CutPsychic 70 100
1Psycho ShiftPsychic 90
11SafeguardNormal
20MistIce
29Aurora BeamIce 65 100
38Future SightPsychic 120 100
47SlashNormal 70 100
57MoonlightFairy
66Psycho CutPsychic 70 100
75Psycho ShiftPsychic 90
84Lunar DancePsychic
93PsychicPsychic 90 100
99MoonblastFairy 95 100

Egg moves

Cresselia does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Cresselia can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychic
GravityPsychic
Helping HandNormal
Icy WindIce 55 95
Magic CoatPsychic
Magic RoomPsychic
RecycleNormal
Signal BeamBug 75 100
Skill SwapPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100
TelekinesisPsychic
TrickPsychic 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Cresselia is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Cresselia can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Cresselia learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychic 50 100
1Double TeamNormal
1Lunar DancePsychic
1MoonlightFairy
1Psycho CutPsychic 70 100
1Psycho ShiftPsychic 90
11SafeguardNormal
20MistIce
29Aurora BeamIce 65 100
38Future SightPsychic 120 100
47SlashNormal 70 100
57MoonlightFairy
66Psycho CutPsychic 70 100
75Psycho ShiftPsychic 90
84Lunar DancePsychic
93PsychicPsychic 90 100
99MoonblastFairy 95 100

Egg moves

Cresselia does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Moves learnt by TM

Cresselia is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Cresselia can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Cresselia sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Cresselia  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cresselia  sprite from Black & White Cresselia  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Cresselia Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cresselia Shiny sprite from Black & White Cresselia Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Cresselia

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Trade/migrate from another game
Black 2
White 2
Marvelous Bridge
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Spots
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds

Other languages

English Cresselia
Japanese クレセリア (Cresselia)
German Cresselia
French Cresselia

Name origin

crescent
a phase of the moon
Selene
Greek goddess of the moon