Celesteela Pokémon GO Raid Guide: Weakness and counters cover image

Celesteela Pokémon GO Raid Guide: Weakness and counters

Celesteela is in raids in Pokémon GO.

Celesteela will be back in Pokémon GO raids from April 4-12. Celesteela is a region locked Pokémon, and will only be available in the Southern Hemisphere. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you'll need to use Remote Raid Passes to access this raid.

Additionally, for the first time ever, the shiny version of Celesteela will be available in Pokémon GO.

Unlike Kartana, available in the Northern Hemisphere Celesteela isn't a meta relevant at all. There are several better (and easier to get) Steel-type and Flying-type Pokémon. Doing these raids will be all about adding an extra Shiny 'mon to your Pokédex.

If you do plan to take on these raids, here is everything you need to take on Celesteela in Pokémon GO.

Best Celesteela counters in Pokémon GO:

Celesteela has a weakness to both Electric and Fire-types in Pokémon GO. It has a HUGE ten resistances, including three double resistances. So, you'll want to make sure your team is optimised for this raid.

Thankfully, there are lots of good Fire and Electric-types we can use as Celesteela counters in Pokémon GO. Here are the best Celesteela counters:

Mega Y Charizard
Fire Spin & Blast Burn
Mega Blaziken
Fire Spin & Blast Burn
Reshiram
Fire Fang & Fusion Flare
Mega X Charizard
Fire Spin & Blast Burn
Heatran
Fire Spin & Magma Storm
Mega Houndoom
Fire Fang & Flamethrower
Primal Groudon
Mud Shot & Fire Punch
Mega Ampharos
Volt Switch & Zap Cannon
Therian Forme Thundurus
Volt Switch & Wildbolt Storm
Xurkitree
Thunder Shock & Discharge
Mega Manectric
Thunder Fang & Wild Charge
Zekrom
Charge Beam & Fusion Bolt

There are lots of strong Fire and Electric-types you can use to battle Celesteela that have been easily available in Pokémon GO. Mega Ampharos for example was available thanks to Mareep Community Day Classic in late 2023, and Manectric was available thanks to Electrike being a Pokémon in the recent Research Day.

Mega Charizard X is even in Mega Raids at the same time as Celesteela. So, building a team of the best Celesteela counters should be no problem at all.

Mega Evolutions to get you more Celesteela candy in Pokémon GO

Mega Evolutions can help you get more candy and XL candy with every catch. Having a mega level 3 active that boosts candy for Steel and Flying-types will give you an extra 2 candy per catch, as well as a 25% bonus to your XL candy chance.

Here are the Pokémon you can Mega Evolve to get more Celesteela candy in Pokémon GO:

  • Pidgeot
  • Pinsir
  • Aerodactyl
  • Steelix
  • Scizor
  • Aggron
  • Salamence
  • Rayquaza

How many trainers do I need to beat Celesteela in Pokémon GO?

Celesteela isn't a difficult Pokémon to take down. Higher level trainers with good Pokémon will be able to take this raid down in a group of three. For lower level trainers we suggest at least a group of five.

Celesteela Pokémon GO 100% IV

While Celesteela isn't the best Pokémon, getting that 100% IV is still pretty cool. Here are the CP values to keep an eye out for after your raid:

  • 1772 CP
  • 2216 CP (Weather Boosted)

Weather Effects:

Weather boost can help you save candy, get better IVs and benefit from power boosts on your team. Here are the weather effects to keep an eye on when taking on these raids.

Weather
Pro
Con
Sunny
Your Fire-type Pokémon will be boosted.
Celesteela's Ground-type attack will be boosted.
Windy
Celesteela will be a higher CP when caught.
Celesteela's Flying-type attack will be boosted.
Partly Cloudy
-
Celesteela's Rock-type and Normal-type attacks will be boosted.
Cloudy
-
-
Snow
Celesteela will be a higher CP when caught.
Celesteela's Steel-type attacks will be boosted.
Rainy
Your Electric-type Pokémon will be boosted.
-
Fog
-
-

Sunny or Rainy weather are worth keeping an eye out for if you plan to do some Celesteela raids in Pokémon GO. Windy is also a good weather, if you're looking for that higher CP to save on Candy and Stardust.

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