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Cresselia Pokémon GO Raid Guide (Best counters, candy tips)

Prepare yourself for battle.

As part of the road to the Sinnoh Tour, Cresselia will be back in Pokémon GO raids on Tuesday February 20 with a raid hour between 6 and 7pm local time that day too.

Cresselia isn't the most powerful Pokémon in the world, but it has a really nice shiny and is still worthwhile adding to your collection.

This is a Pokémon you can handle in small groups, so you can grind plenty of XP and raid rewards in a quick space of time with just one or two friends.

Best Cresselia counters in Pokémon GO:

Cresselia is a Psychic-type Pokémon and therefore is weak to Ghost, Dark and Bug type Pokémon. That leaves us with some good choices, including powerful mega Pokémon that can help you run through a Cresselia raid in no time at all.

Here are the best Cresselia counters in Pokémon GO:

Mega Tyranitar
Bite & Brutal Swing
Mega Gengar
Lick & Shadow Ball
Shadow Chandelure
Hex & Shadow Ball
Hydreigon
Bute & Brutal Swing
Mega Gyrados
Bite & Crunch
Origin Forme Giratina
Shadow Claw & Shadow Force
Darkrai
Snarl & Shadow Ball
Volcarona
Bug Bite & Bug Buzz
Yveltal
Snarl & Dark Pulse
Hisuian Typhlosion
Hex & Shadow Ball
Weavile
Snarl & Foul Play
Mega Beedrill
Bug Bite & X-Scissor

Thankfully, the Pokémon you need to build a good team of Cresselia counters are readily available. Don't forget that for any of the mega Pokémon listed, their non mega versions would also be good counters.

Hisuian Typhlosion recently had a raid day, and Darkrai has a raid day on Monday, meaning you can grab one or two ready for Cresselia.

Mega Evolutions to get you more Cresselia 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 Psychic types will give you an extra 2 candy per catch, as well as a 25% bonus to your XL candy chance.

Here are all the Pokémon you can mega evolve to get more Cresselia candy in Pokémon GO.

  • Alakazam
  • Slowbro
  • Gardedvoir
  • Medicham
  • Latias
  • Latios

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

Cresselia is a pretty easy Pokémon to take down. Two very high level trainers, especially with party power, could take down Cresselia. About 3-5 higher level trainers and 6-8 lower level trainers is the rule of thumb here.

Cresselia Pokémon GO 100% IV

We're always chasing those illusive 100% IV Pokémon. Here are the CP values that will indicate if you have the chance to catch a perfect max IV Cresselia.

  • 1633 CP
  • 2014 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
-
-
Windy
Will allow you to get a higher level Cresselia
Boosts Cresselia's Psychic moves
Partly Cloudy
-
-
Cloudy
-
Boosts Cresselia Moonblast
Snow
-
Boosts Cresselia Aurora Beam
Rainy
Boosts your Bug-type Pokémon
-
Fog
Boosts Dark and Ghost-type Pokémon
-

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