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.

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Cresselia Weaknesses & Resistances

Bug Fighting

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.

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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:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega GengarPokemon GO Mega GengarLickShadow Ball
Mega BanetteMega Banette Pokemon GOShadow ClawShadow Ball
TyranitarTyranitar Pokemon GOBiteBrutal Swing
Mega HoundoomMega Houndoom Pokemon GOSnarlFoul Play
HydreigonHydreigon Pokemon GOBiteBrutal Swing
ChandelurePokemon GO ChandelureHexShadow Ball
Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina Pokemon GO (Origin)Shadow ClawShadow Ball
DarkraiDarkrai Pokemon GOSnarlShadow Ball
Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa Pokemon GO (Unbound)AstonishDark Pulse
PheromosaPheromosa Pokemon GOBug BiteBug 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:

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