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 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.

Celesteela Pokemon GO pokedex

Celesteela Weaknesses & Resistances

WeaknessesResistances
ElectricBug (Double Resistant)
FireDragon
Fairy
Flying
Grass (Double Resistant)
Ground
Normal
Poison (Double Resistant)
Psychic
Steel

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.

Celesteela Raid Pokemon GO

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

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.

Pokemon GO Celesteela Kartana Map

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.

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