Pokemon
Regular
Shiny
Cresselia
Psychic Type
Lunar Pokémon
Hisuian Pokedex: #230

Pokemon Legends Arceus Cresselia is a Psychic Type Lunar Pokémon with a Slow growth rate and a 3 Special Defense EV Yield. Cresselia can be found with Levitate as an Ability; we recommend the Calm Nature, based on 600 total combined Base Stats in PLA.

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Cresselia Stats and Abilities

Based on Cresselia Base IVs we consider this pokemon S-Tier choice. Cresselia Highest IV Stat is Special Defense (130) and the Lowest being Attack (70).

Cresselia Stats
Rank Stat Value
D
HP
120
D
Attack
70
B
Defense
120
C
Special Attack
75
A
Special Defense
130
D
Speed
85
S
Total
600
Cresselia Details
Cresselia Detail
Best Nature
Calm
+10% Special Defense
-10% Attack
Liked Foods
Catch Rate3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Undiscovered
Cresselia Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Levitate
Levitate causes the Pokémon to be raised (like Flying-type Pokémon).

How To Evolve Cresselia in Pokemon Legends Arceus

The Pokemon Cresselia does not have an evolution in the Pokemon Legends Arceus Series.

Where To Find Cresselia Locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus

List of Locations where you can find and catch Cresselia in PLA.

Cresselia has 1 spawn locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 70 Cresselia, within the Moonview Arena location via Special Event.

Coronet Highlands Cresselia Locations
Pokemon Spawns Location How To Catch
Cresselia
Psychic Type
Lv. 70
Coronet Highlands
Moonview Arena
Special Event
Very Common

Cresselia is one of the many Legendary Pokemon found and captured in the Hisui region. Cresselia is involved in a request called, The Plate of Moonbreak Arena and can be found inside Moonview Arena, located in the Coronet Highlands. As with all the Legendary Pokemon, it can be a brutal fight if you are not prepared, be sure to save your game before battling Cresselia.

Pokemon LA Cresselia Weakness

Cresselia is a Psychic Type pokemon. This will cause Cresselia to take More Damage from Bug, Ghost, Dark Type Moves, and Less Damage from Fighting, Psychic Type moves.

Cresselia Type Weakness
Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Bug
Ghost
Dark
0.5x
Less Damage
Fighting
Psychic
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Cresselia Weak Against?

Cresselia Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Giratina Origin
Ghost Type
Dragon Type
S
Giratina Altered
Ghost Type
Dragon Type
S
Darkrai
Dark Type
A
Hisuian Typhlosion
Fire Type
Ghost Type
A
Basculegion
Water Type
Ghost Type

What pokemon is Cresselia Strong Against?

Cresselia Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Cresselia
Psychic Type
S
Uxie
Psychic Type
S
Mesprit
Psychic Type
S
Azelf
Psychic Type
A
Infernape
Fire Type
Fighting Type

How To Complete Cresselia Research Tasks in PLA

Research Task Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Task 6 Task 7
Number caught1
Times you have seen it use Moonblast1361225
Times you have seen it use Lunar Blessing1361225
Times you've seen it use a strong style move1361225
Times you've seen it use an agile style move1382040

Best Cresselia Moves in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Best Moveset for Cresselia Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Cresselia Best Moves
Level Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
46
Moonblast
Special
95
100 15 May lower opponent's Special Attack.
36
Psychic
Special
135
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
19
Psycho Cut
Physical
105
100 20 High critical hit ratio.
12
Slash
Physical
70
100 20 High critical hit ratio.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in Bold
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Cresselia Level Up Moves in PLA

List of Moves Cresselia can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Legends Arceus. Level Requirements within (#) are the Level you (Master) the move at; this allows you to use the move in Agile and Strong Stance.

Cresselia Level Up Moves
Level Move Description
1
(12)
Tackle
Normal Type
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
6
(17)
Confusion
Psychic Type
Power:
75
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

May confuse opponent.
12
(23)
Slash
Normal Type
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
19
(31)
Psycho Cut
Psychic Type
Power:
105
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
27
(39)
Recover
Normal Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User recovers half its max HP.
36
(49)
Psychic
Psychic Type
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
46
(59)
Moonblast
Fairy Type
Power: 95
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May lower opponent's Special Attack.
57
(71)
Lunar Blessing
Psychic Type
Power:
0
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

The user heals its own status conditions and restores its HP. Incoming moves also become more likely to miss.
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Cresselia Move Shop Attacks in PLA

List of Moves Cresselia can learn from the Move Shop.

Cresselia Move Shop Moves
Move Shop Description
Swift
Normal Type
Power: 60
Acc: —
PP: 20
Special

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
Power Shift
Normal Type
Power: -
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Status

The user swaps its offensive and defensive stats.
Calm Mind
Psychic Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Special Attack and Special Defense.
Rest
Psychic Type
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
Psycho Cut
Psychic Type
Power:
105
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Type
Power:
120
Acc: 90
PP: 15
Physical

May cause flinching.
Charge Beam
Electric Type
Power: 50
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Special

May raise user's Special Attack.
Energy Ball
Grass Type
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
Icy Wind
Ice Type
Power: 55
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Special

Lowers opponent's Speed.
Shadow Ball
Ghost Type
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
Giga Impact
Normal Type
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

User must recharge next turn.
Hyper Beam
Normal Type
Power: 150
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Special

User must recharge next turn.
Ice Beam
Ice Type
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May freeze opponent.
Psychic
Psychic Type
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
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Pokemon similar to Cresselia based on Psychic Type
Similar Psychic Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Cresselia-Pokemon-Image
Cresselia
PSYCHIC-Type 600 120 70 75 120 130 85
S
Uxie-Pokemon-Image
Uxie
PSYCHIC-Type 580 75 75 75 130 130 95
S
Mesprit-Pokemon-Image
Mesprit
PSYCHIC-Type 580 80 105 105 105 105 80
S
Azelf-Pokemon-Image
Azelf
PSYCHIC-Type 580 75 125 125 70 70 115
B
Wyrdeer-Pokemon-Image
Wyrdeer
NORMAL-Type PSYCHIC-Type 525 103 105 105 72 75 65
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