Pokemon Go Cresselia Raids: Best counters, weaknesses, and moves


The Moon’s Pokemon Cresselia has returned to raids in Pokemon Go.


Another legendary Pokemon has returned to Pokemon Go for a limited time. Cresselia, the Moon Pokémon, appears in five-star raids until December 1st. Not only does this mark another opportunity to catch the legendary Pokemon if you’ve missed it in the past, but there’s also a chance you’ll encounter a shiny Cresselia while in raids. Here are some tips to help you beat and capture Cresselia before it leaves Pokemon Go next month.

Cresselia weaknesses

Cresselia is a pure psychic-type Pokemon, which means it is vulnerable to insect, dark and ghost types. Dark Pokemon are especially useful against it; they resist Cresselia’s psychic attack and deal super-effective damage in return.

Other Pokemon to consider are steel types. Although they do not inflict super-effective damage on Cresselia, Steel types also withstand Cresselia’s psychic attacks, making them good defensive Pokémon to use if you need to round up your team.

Best Cresselia counters

Any Pokémon that has a type advantage over Cresselia will be useful when challenged in raids, but you can see some recommended Pokémon and features to use below.


  • Mega Beedrill: Bugbid, X-Scissor
  • Pinsir: Bugbid, X-Scissor
  • Scizor: Fury Cutter, X-Scissor
  • Escavalier: Bugbid, Megahorn
  • Genesekt: Fury Cutter, X-Scissor


  • Houndoom: Snarl, Crunch
  • Tyrants: Bid, Crunch
  • Absol: Snail, dark pulse
  • Woven: Snarl, avalanche
  • Bisharp: Snail, dark pulse
  • Darkrai: Snail, dark pulse
  • Zoroark: Spinning, unreasonable game


  • Gengar: Lick, Shadow Ball
  • Banette: Hex, Shadow Ball
  • Origin Forme Giratina: Shadow claw, Shadow ball
  • Chandelier: Hex, Shadow Ball

Best move

Cresselia’s stats are more defense oriented than other legendary psychic Pokemons, but it can still be an effective attacker. If you plan to use it in training matches, you will want to teach it the quick attack Confusion and the accused attack Vision for the future.

Cresselia leaves raids again at. 10 local time on December 1st. You can follow everything else happening in the game this month in our Pokemon Go November events round up.

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