Best Moveset and Counters for Legendary Pokemon Cresselia

Cresselia is a level 5 Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO and is also a raid bosses. It is also known as the Lunar Pokémon and cannot evolve. She also doesn’t have a pre-evolved form. Her abilities make her immune to ground-type attacks and ground-entry hazards. As it is a Legendary Pokemon, it can be quite difficult to defeat it if one does not know the correct counters that work against it. So in this Pokémon GO guide, we’ll talk about the best counters against Cresselia and how to defeat her.

Cresselia in Pokémon GO

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Cresselia is a Psychic Type legendary pokemon and has a max CP of 2857. She is vulnerable to Bug, Dark, and Ghost Type Moves. Players can use Darkrai, Tyranitarand Chandelier against her to name a few as she is vulnerable to multiple types of Pokemon. All of these factors make it possible to defeat it even though it is a Legendary Raid Boss Pokémon.

Cresselia Movesets

The best movesets for Cresselia are Confusion and Future vision. Both have a 67.3 combined DPS. They are best used in Pokemon Gyms and also in PvP battles. These are pretty tough moves to counter since Cresselia is such a strong Pokemon, but players shouldn’t be afraid and select the best Pokemon on their team to ensure victory against her.

Best counters against Cresselia in Pokémon GO

Here is the list of the best counters that one can use against Cresselia and guarantee a win.

  • Hydraigon: Bite/Rough Swing
  • Chandelier: Hex Ball/Shadow
  • darkrai: rumble/dark pulse
  • Pheromose: Insect Bite/Bug Buzz
  • Gengar: Shadow Claw/Shadow Bullet
  • Hoopa (confined): Ball of Wonder/Shadow
  • Hoopa (unbound): Ball of Wonder/Shadow
  • Guratina (Origin): Shadow Claw/Shadow Bullet
  • weavile: Feint Attack/Foul Play
  • Deoxys (Attack): Poison Jab/Dark Pulse
  • Yveltal: rumble/dark pulse
  • mewtwo: Psycho Cut/Shadow Ball
  • Bench: Shadow Claw/Shadow Bullet
  • Absolute: Rumble/Refund
  • Escavslier: Bug Sting/Megatron
  • Zarude: Dark Bite/Pulse
  • Houndoom: Growl/foul play
  • Tyranitar: Bite/Crunch
  • Honchkrow: rumble/dark pulse
  • Bisharp: rumble/dark pulse
  • Yanmega: Insect Bite/Bug Buzz
  • Genesect (burn): Fury Cutter/X-Scissors
  • Genesect (Water): Fury Cutter/X-Scissors
  • Genesect(Normal): Fury Cutter/X-Scissors

A good enough team against Cresselia will consist of mewtwo, Houndoomand Pinser as both are great picks from the different types of Pokemon she’s vulnerable to, unlocking lots of great options and counters for players to raid Cresselia.

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If players want to complete the raid even faster, they can use Shadow versions of the aforementioned Pokemon for greater effect against the Legendary Pokemon. Another tip players should keep in mind before going into battle is that Cresselia becomes weaker in fog and rainy weather will become more powerful in windy conditions.

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