The ‘Launch Pokemon’ Celesteela is a tricky Ultra Beast to defeat in Pokemon GO Raids, so you’ll need to be prepared if you want to beat it.
We recommend taking it on with at least five high-level Pokemon trainers who have powerful Electric or Fire-type Pokemon to counter Celesteela!
Celesteela is a Steel/Flying-type Ultra Beast. This means it only has two different weaknesses.
Additionally, Celesteela has a whopping 10 resistances you need to be mindful of when picking your raid team.
Celesteela Weaknesses & Resistances
|Electric||Bug (Double Resistant)|
|Grass (Double Resistant)|
|Poison (Double Resistant)|
Both Electric and Fire-type attacks deal 160% damage to Celesteela. Therefore, you’ll want to pick Fire and Flying-type Pokemon for your Celesteela Raid team.
Celesteela is double resistant to Bug, Grass, and Poison, meaning that attacks of these types only do 39% damage to it. Meanwhile, all of the other attack types it resists do 63% damage.
Best Pokemon to Counter Celesteela in Raids
The best Pokemon to counter Celesteela in Raids are Mega Charizard (X and Y), Mega Manectric, and Therian Forme Thundurus.
However, any strong Electric or Fire-type Pokemon will be very effective in Celesteela Raids as their attacks will exploit Celesteela’s two weaknesses.
These are the top 10 Pokemon to use against Celesteela:
|Pokemon||Image||Fast Attack||Charged Attack|
|Mega Charizard Y||Fire Spin||Blast Burn|
|Mega Manectric||Thunder Fang||Wild Charge|
|Mega Charizard X||Fire Spin||Blast Burn|
|Therian Forme Thundurs||Volt Switch||Thunderbolt|
|Zekrom||Charge Beam||Wild Charge|
|Mega Houndoom||Fire Fang||Flamethrower|
When is Celesteela in Pokemon GO Raids?
Celesteela is in Tier 5 Pokemon GO Raids from September 1-16, 2023.
It is a Raid boss in the Southern Hemisphere from September 1-8, then in Northern Hemisphere Raids from September 8-16.
Where in the World Can You Find Celesteela?
Celesteela will only be in Raids in one hemisphere at a time.
It is exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere from September 1-8, then exclusively in the Northern Hemisphere from September 8-16, 2023.
However, if you have a Remote Raid Pass, you can catch this Ultra Beast no matter where you are in the world. All you need is for someone in the other hemisphere to invite you to a Celesteela Raid.