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 № 230 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Defense
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 100 (higher than normal)
Base Exp. 290
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 110
202 350
Sp. Atk 75
139 273
Sp. Def 120
220 372
Speed 85
157 295
Total 580 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.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
When it flies, it releases shiny particles from its veil-like wings. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Legends: Arceus Cresselia is reminiscent of the crescent moon. It leaves a brilliant line of light in its wake as it flies across the night sky. I daresay it resembles the heavenly maiden who created the Milky Way.

Moves learned by Cresselia

Moves learnt by level up

Cresselia learns the following moves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the levels specified.

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

Egg moves

Cresselia does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

Moves learnt by level up

Cresselia learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
12SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
19Psycho CutPsychicPhysical 70 100
27RecoverNormalStatus
36PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
46MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100
57Lunar BlessingPsychicStatus

Move Tutor moves

Cresselia can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Cresselia sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8 Generation 9
Normal Cresselia  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cresselia  sprite from Black & White Cresselia  sprite from X & Y Cresselia  sprite from Legends: Arceus Cresselia  sprite from Scarlet & Violet
Shiny Cresselia Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cresselia Shiny sprite from Black & White Cresselia Shiny sprite from X & Y Cresselia Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

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
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Trade/migrate from another game
Legends: Arceus Moonview Arena
Scarlet
Violet
Trade/migrate from another game

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