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Pokemon GO Celesteela Raid Guide – Best Counters & Weaknesses

Here’s how you can beat the Ultra Beast Celesteela in Pokemon GO Raids by exploiting its weaknesses and using the best Pokemon to counter it!

During the Summer of 2022, Ultra Wormholes began to open in Pokemon GO, letting Ultra Beasts through. These are powerful Pokemon from another dimension who need to be defeated in Raids to be caught.

The ‘Launch Pokemon’ Celesteela is one of these Ultra Beasts and can be a real challenge to beat if you aren’t prepared.

Fortunately, we’ve got everything you need to know about Celesteela Raids in Pokemon GO right here. This includes the all-important best Pokemon to counter it too!

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Celesteela Pokemon GO Raid Guide

Celesteela Type

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.

Check out our ultimate Pokemon GO Raids Guide to find out the top tips for Raiding.

Celesteela Weaknesses

  • Electric
  • Fire

Both of these attack types deal 160% damage to Celesteela. Therefore, you’ll want to pick Fire and Flying-type Pokemon for your Celesteela Raid team.

Celesteela Resistances

  • Bug (Double Resistant)
  • Grass (Double Resistant)
  • Poison (Double Resistant)
  • Dragon
  • Fairy
  • Flying
  • Ground
  • Normal
  • Psychic
  • Steel

Celesteela is double resistant, meaning that attacks of these types only do 39% damage to it. Meanwhile, all of the other attack types above will do 63% damage, so you’ll want to avoid these if possible.

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Celesteela Pokemon GO pokedex

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:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega Charizard YPokemon GO Mega Charizard YFire SpinBlast Burn
Mega ManectricMega Manectric Pokemon GOThunder FangWild Charge
Mega Charizard XPokemon GO Mega Charizard XFire SpinBlast Burn
Therian Forme ThundursPokemon GO Therian Forme ThundurusVolt SwitchThunderbolt
ZekromPokemon GO ZekromCharge BeamWild Charge
XurkitreeXurkitree Pokemon GOThunder ShockDischarge
Mega HoundoomMega Houndoom Pokemon GOFire FangFlamethrower
ReshiramPokemon GO ReshiramFire FangOverheat
Ho-OhHo-Oh Pokemon GOIncinerateSacred Fire
DarmantianPokemon GO DarmanitanFire FangOverheat

With plenty of Mega Pokemon being effective against Celesteela, make sure you know how to Mega Evolve Pokemon in Pokemon GO before you take on this Raid.

Now that you know how to beat Celesteela, check out our Pokemon GO Kartana Raid Guide. This is the other new Ultra Beast in the game!

When is Celesteela in Pokemon GO Raids?

Celesteela will be in Raids in the Southern Hemisphere of the world from 11 AM to 5 PM local time on November 27.

This is part of the Pokemon GO Ultra Beast Arrival event, where all of the Ultra Beasts will be available to battle!

Where in the World Can you Find Celesteela?

Celesteela will only be in Raids in the Southern Hemisphere. This means you’re in luck if you live in the Southern half of the world in regions like Oceania, Southern Africa, and South America.

However, if you know how to get remote Raid Passes in Pokemon GO you can catch this Ultra Beast no matter where you are in the world. All you need is for someone in the Southern Hemisphere to invite you to a Celesteela Raid.

Pokemon GO Celesteela Kartana Map

Also, once you’ve defeated this Ultra Beast, you’ll still need to catch it. Check out our Pokemon GO Berries guide to find out which Berries can boost your catch rate and more!

Finally, find out all of the Ultra Beasts and Legendaries in Pokemon GO right now! There are bound to be even more added very soon too!

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