Like all Tier 5 Raid bosses in Pokemon GO, defeating Cresselia isn’t easy and requires a bit of preparation!
To defeat this Legendary Pokemon with some time to spare, you’ll want to battle it with at least five high-level Pokemon trainers.
Additionally, all of these players should use strong counters to Cresselia, which exploit one of its three weaknesses.
What Type is Cresselia?
Cresselia is a pure Psychic-type Pokemon.
As a single-type Pokemon, it is pretty simple to counter, as it has just two resistances and three weaknesses.
Cresselia Weaknesses & Resistances
Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type attacks deal 160% damage to Cresselia, as it is weak to these types.
Meanwhile, Fighting and Psychic-type attacks deal just 63% damage, as Cresselia resists both of these attack types.
Best Pokemon to Counter Cresselia in Raids
The best Pokemon to counter Cresselia in Raids include Tyranitar, Chandelure, Giratina, and Hydreigon. However, any Pokemon with strong Dark, Ghost, or Bug-type attacks will be effective!
Also, you can use a Mega Pokemon, such as Mega Gengar, Mega Banette, or Mega Houndoom, for some extra firepower, and to boost the attack of your Pokemon which it shares a type with.
These are the top 10 Pokemon to use against Cresselia and their best attacks:
|Pokemon||Image||Fast Attack||Charged Attack|
|Mega Gengar||Lick||Shadow Ball|
|Mega Banette||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball|
|Mega Houndoom||Snarl||Foul Play|
|Giratina (Origin Forme)||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball|
|Hoopa (Unbound)||Astonish||Dark Pulse|
|Pheromosa||Bug Bite||Bug Buzz|
When is Cresselia in Pokemon GO Raids?
Cresselia is in Pokemon GO Raids from August 4 to August 16, 2023. It will rotate in and out of 5-Star Raids at 10 AM local time on those days: