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Cresselia(JP) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a Psychic legendary Pokémon that made its first appearance in the fourth generation games Diamond and Pearl. It is a member of the Lunar duo with Darkrai.

Physiology and Behaviour

Cresselia is a Pokémon that has a blue, swan-like body with a yellow underside. It has pink eyes, a dark pink, round tuft on its head, and a pointed, beak-like snout. There are yellow, crescent-shaped ornaments on the sides of its head that merge together in the back. It has a pointed, tail-like protrusion on its rear. Cresselia has glowing, pink, ring-like wings on its sides and back. The wings on its sides are solid dark pink, while the wing on its back is larger and consists of three shades of pink. These wings, especially its back wing, release shining particles and undulate beautifully around the quarter moon. It has paw-like protrusions resting on its chest. Its only a female species.

Cresselia has the power to dispel nightmares, and holding one of its feathers is said to bring happy dreams. It is also great at recovery and healing techniques.

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

After coming in possession of the National Pokédex, head over to Canalave City and head into the southwestern house. This house will have a boy who is not capable of waking up, and if you talk to him he'll mutter the word "dark", likely refering to Darkrai. After talking with the boys' mother, the player should talk to the sailor outside (the kid's father), who'll ask you to head to Fullmoon Island, where Cresselia is. After facing her, she'll flee, though will leave behind the Lunar Wing. Head back to Canalave City with the item in hand and give it to the boy to wake him up. Cresselia will now be roaming Sinnoh.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Cresselia is found on the strange ring above Crescent Isle, south of Ever Grande City in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. This island appears randomly at the start of the day or when it is received from passersby.

Other Pokémon games

Super Smash Bros. series

Cresselia doesn't appear inside of a Poké Ball in the Wii game Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but is rather one of the three different Pokémon that appear (and inflict some sort of events on the stage) on the Spear Pillar stage of the game (Dialga and Palkia, two other Pokémon, also appear here, as do the three Legendary trio Pokémon. Dialgia and Palkia have a couple of effects on the stage, including a laser cutting across the screen vertically or horizontally and inflicting moderate damage, and causing parts of the stage to fall. Once she appears, she'll use Psycho Cut, attempting to hit the opponents. Cresselia also appears as a trophy.

Trophy descriptions

A Lunar Pokémon. Cresselia appears on Fullmoon Island and, once discovered, flies around different areas of Sinnoh. Her signature move, Lunar Dance, causes Cresselia to die but recovers all the HP and cures the status conditions of the next Pokémon her Trainer sends out. Cresselia excels at recovery techniques and is unusual in that she appears only as a female.

In the anime

In Pokkén Tournament

Cresselia can be used as an assist alongside Reshiram in Pokkén Tournament. It uses Lunar Dance to heal the user of any negative status, recovers health and Synergy Gauge.

Origin and inspiration

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Pokémon Pearl Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Pokémon Platinum On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.
Pokémon HeartGold Those who sleep holding Cresselia's feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Pokémon SoulSilver Those who sleep holding Cresselia's feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.
Pokémon White On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.
Pokémon Black 2 On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.
Pokémon White 2 On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully.
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Pokémon Y Those who sleep holding Cresselia's feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Pokémon Omega Ruby Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon.
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Those who sleep holding Cresselia's feather are assured of joyful dreams. It is said to represent the crescent moon.


Game locations

Title Location(s)
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond
Roaming Sinnoh
Pokémon Pearl
Roaming Sinnoh
Pokémon Platinum
Roaming Sinnoh
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black
Trade, event
Pokémon White
Trade, Event
Pokémon Black 2
Marvelous Bridge
Pokémon White 2
Marvelous Bridge
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X
Trade
Pokémon Y
Trade
Pokémon Omega Ruby
Crescent Isle
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Crescent Isle


Base Stats

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

Moveset

Main article: Cresselia/moveset

Gallery

Sprites

Sprites
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Platinum
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Heart Soul
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Black White
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X Y
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Sword Shield
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