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Cresselia (Japanese: クレセリア Kureseria) is a Psychic-Type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IV. Cresselia is Darkrai's rival.

Biology

Physiology

Cresselia has a series of horns near its head that resemble crescent moons. It has a yellow stripe that stretches from its face to the tail. The rest of its body is periwinkle. It has three pink "wings", two on the side of its body and one above it that is lighter in color. They connect to two paw-like protrusions on its chest.

Behavior

It is hostile to Darkrai.

Natural abilities

It can prevent nightmares and create sweet dreams. Those who sleep with its feather will dream.

Evolution

Cresselia does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Roaming Sinnoh One
Platinum Roaming Sinnoh One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Trade None
Black/White Trade None
Black 2/White 2 Marvelous Bridge One
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Crescent Isle One
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World) One


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and Platinum

Cresselia first makes an appearance in D/P. After defeating the Champion, the player can go to Canalave City, and  Sailor Eldritch (who let the player travel to Iron Island) has a problem. His son has fallen into a deep sleep, and plagued by nightmares. His only chance of waking up is getting the Lunar Wing, an item on Fullmoon Island. Once you get there, Cresselia appears and gives the player the Lunar Wing. You can come back to Fullmoon Island after this side-quest is complete, and Cresselia is there. Once the player interacts with it, it will fly away. Just like Mesprit, it becomes a roaming Pokémon.

Pokémon Black 2/White 2

Once the player reaches Lentimas Town, they can go east to Reversal Mountain, and go south to reach the Strange House. A ghost will lead you to the top room, and in the center of the room, you will find the Lunar Wing. Once the player defeats the Champion, they can go to Marvelous Bridge, and near the end of the bridge (if you are coming from Nimbasa City, near the beginning if they are coming from Black City or White Forest) and a text box will say that the Lunar Wing has started to shine, and giving you the option to hold it up. If you say yes, you will hear Cresselia's cry, and she will appear.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

During a time of the day (the exact time is unknown) an island will appear south of Ever Grande City. On the island is a mirage spot that Cresselia is in.

Side games

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Sharpedo Bluff
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hippowdon Temple (during mission)


Pokédex entries

  • Diamond

    Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.

  • Pearl

    Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.

  • Platinum

    On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.

  • HeartGold

    Those who sleep holding Cresselia's feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.

  • SoulSilver

    Those who sleep holding Cresselia's feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.

  • Black

    On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.

  • White

    On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.

  • Black 2

    On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.

  • White 2

    On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.

  • X

    Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.

  • Y

    Those who sleep holding Cresselia's feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.

  • Omega Ruby

    Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Those who sleep holding Cresselia's feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.


In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Cresselia made an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as seen in the background of the stage Spear Pillar, Palkia and Dialga also appear there. To attack, she will release a lunar "boomerang" that flies around the stage, bringing damage to the players it hits.

Stats

Base Stats
HP
120
Attack
70
Defense
120
Sp. Atk
75
Sp. Def
130
Speed
85
Total
600

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Lunar Dance —% 10 Psychic Status
1 Psycho Shift 100% 10 Psychic Status
1 Psycho Cut 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical
1 Moonlight —% 5 Fairy Status
1 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
1 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
11 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
20 Mist —% 30 Ice Status
29 Aurora Beam 65 100% 20 Ice Special
38 Future Sight 120 100% 10 Psychic Special
47 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
57 Moonlight —% 5 Fairy Status
66 Psycho Cut 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical
75 Psycho Shift 100% 10 Psychic Status
84 Lunar Dance —% 10 Psychic Status
93 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
99 Moonblast 95 100% 15 Fairy Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Lunar Dance —% 10 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 7 0 ♥
1 Psycho Shift 100% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
1 Psycho Cut 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Moonlight —% 5 Fairy Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
1 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
1 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
11 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
20 Mist —% 30 Ice Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
29 Aurora Beam 65 100% 20 Ice Special Type Beautiful 2 3 ♥
38 Future Sight 120 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever 2 0 ♥
47 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
57 Moonlight —% 5 Fairy Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
66 Psycho Cut 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
75 Psycho Shift 100% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
84 Lunar Dance —% 10 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 7 0 ♥
93 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
99 Moonblast 95 100% 15 Fairy Special Type Beautiful 1 4 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special
1 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
11 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
20 Mist —% 30 Ice Status
29 Aurora Beam 65 100% 20 Ice Special
38 Future Sight 100 100% 10 Psychic Special
47 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
57 Moonlight —% 5 Normal Status
66 Psycho Cut 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical
75 Psycho Shift 90% 10 Psychic Status
84 Lunar Dance —% 10 Psychic Status
93 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Confusion 50 100% 25 Psychic Special Type Smart 3
1 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
11 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
20 Mist —% 30 Ice Status Type Beauty 2
29 Aurora Beam 65 100% 20 Ice Special Type Beauty 2
38 Future Sight 80 90% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart 2
47 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool 3
57 Moonlight —% 5 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
66 Psycho Cut 70 100% 20 Psychic Physical Type Cool 2
75 Psycho Shift 90% 10 Psychic Status Type Cool 0
84 Lunar Dance —% 10 Psychic Status Type Beauty 0
93 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 4 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 1 3 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 2
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough 2
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 1
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart 2
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM48 Skill Swap —% 10 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beauty 2
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM67 Recycle —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart 1
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Type Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 1
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Type Cute 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Cresselia learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Gravity USUM —% 5 Psychic Status
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Magic Room USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Recycle USUM —% 10 Normal Status
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Skill Swap USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Gravity ORAS —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Magic Coat ORAS —% 15 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Magic Room ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
Recycle ORAS —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Skill Swap ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Trick ORAS 100% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Gravity B2W2 —% 5 Psychic Status
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Magic Coat B2W2 —% 15 Psychic Status
Magic Room B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Recycle B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Skill Swap B2W2 —% 10 Psychic Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Trick B2W2 100% 10 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt B2W2 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Type Cool 2
Gravity HGSS —% 5 Psychic Status Type Beauty 2
Helping Hand HGSSPt —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 1
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Type Beauty 2
Magic Coat HGSS —% 15 Psychic Status Type Beauty 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 3
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beauty 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool 2
Trick HGSSPt 100% 10 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
Zen Headbutt HGSSPt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 488 front Pt 488 front Pt 488 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Cresselia BW Cresselia BW
BWShinyCresselia BWShinyCresselia
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Cresselia XY Cresselia XY
Cresselia Shiny XY Cresselia Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Cresselia (anime)

Trivia

  • Cresselia is exclusively female, as opposed to its counterpart Darkrai being genderless.
  • Prior to Generation VI, its body style was considered to be Shape 14.

Origin

Cresselia could be based on the constellation Cygnus, which is also a swan.

Name origin

"Cresselia" is derived from "crescent".

Gallery

See also

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