How to beat Cresselia in Pokemon Go : Weakness, Counters & How to Catch

The Lunar pokemon is in raids for the coming week, until Friday, September 18 at 1 pm, GMT -7. 

Knowing the best counters to crush Cresselia will be vital if you want to take it down and possibly catch a Shiny Cresselia, especially if you only have some people in your raid group. 

Here are the best counters, weaknesses, and Cresseila movesets you should know about! 

Type: Psychic 

Weakness: Ghost, Bug, Dark

Resistances: Fighting, Psychic 

Boosted weather: Windy 

Fast moves: Psycho Cut (Dark x2), Confusion (Dark x2)

Charged moves: Future Sight (Dark x2), Moon Blast (Fire, Dark, Dragon), Aurora Beam(Water, Fire, Dragon) 

Counters and Movesets 

  • Darkrai: Snarl/ Dark Pulse
  • Weavile: Snarl/Foul Play 
  • Houndoom: Snarl/Foul Play 
  • Giratina: Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball 
  • Mewtwo: Psycho Cut/ Shadow Ball 
  • Chandelure: Hex/ Shadow Ball 
  • Hydreigon: Bite/ Dark Pulse 
  • Genesect: Fury Cutter/ X-Scissor 
  • Tyranitar: Bite/ Crunch 
  • Volcarona: Bug bite/ Bug buzz

As Cresselia is a Psychic-type Pokemon, the best chance is to counter it during raids. 


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