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 1.5 m (4′11″)
Weight 85.6 kg (188.7 lbs)
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 (30,584–30,840 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 Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
1Double TeamNormalStatus
6MistIceStatus
12Aurora BeamIceSpecial 65 100
18PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
24Psycho ShiftPsychicStatus 100
30SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
36Psycho CutPsychicPhysical 70 100
42MoonlightFairyStatus
48SafeguardNormalStatus
54PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
60MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100
66Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
72Lunar DancePsychicStatus

Egg moves

Cresselia does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Cresselia can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Expanding ForcePsychicSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Cresselia is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Cresselia is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
1Double TeamNormalStatus
1Lunar DancePsychicStatus
1MoonlightFairyStatus
1Psycho CutPsychicPhysical 70 100
1Psycho ShiftPsychicStatus 100
11SafeguardNormalStatus
20MistIceStatus
29Aurora BeamIceSpecial 65 100
38Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
47SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
57MoonlightFairyStatus
66Psycho CutPsychicPhysical 70 100
75Psycho ShiftPsychicStatus 100
84Lunar DancePsychicStatus
93PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
99MoonblastFairySpecial 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 SwitchPsychicStatus
GravityPsychicStatus
Helping HandNormalStatus
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
Magic RoomPsychicStatus
RecycleNormalStatus
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
Skill SwapPsychicStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TelekinesisPsychicStatus
TrickPsychicStatus 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Cresselia sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Roaming Sinnoh
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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