How to catch a shiny Cresselia on Pokemon Go


Cresselia is the must-have Pokemon (Picture: Niantic)

Cresselia, the Lunar Pokemon, will take over from Heatran as the Legendary Raid Boss on Tier Five raids today – finally!

Cresselia is a legendary Psychic-type Pokemon who was first introduced into the franchise in Generation IV.

Pokemon Go fans will have to work quickly if they want a shiny Cresselia, as she will only be available in that form for a week.

Here is everything you need to know about catching Cresselia on Pokemon Go.

How many trainers will you need?

Before you jump right in to battle Cresselia, you need to make sure that you have a big enough team.

Cresselia promises to give a good fight, and so will need more trainers than in previous Legendary Raid battles.

To ensure you have the best chance of catching Cresselia, you want to have a team of around 3-5 trainers.

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Top Cresselia Counters

According to Pokebattler, the top 10 Cresselia counters are:

  • Mega Beedrill (Bug Bite, X-Scissor)
  • Shadow Weavile (Snarl, Foul Play)
  • Shadow Mewtwo (Psycho Cut, Shadow Ball)
  • Mega Charizard Y (Wing Attack, Blast Burn)
  • Shadow Tyranitar (Bite, Crunch)
  • Darkrai (Snarl, Dark Pulse)
  • Shadow Houndoom (Snarl, Foul Play)
  • Mega Blastoise (Bite, Hydro Cannon)
  • Chandelure (Hex, Shadow Ball)
  • Shadow Scizor (Fury, X-Scissor)
Mega Beedrill provides the best Cresselia counter (Picture: Niantic)

How to catch shiny Cresselia

Okay, so you have your team of brave trainers, and you have selected your strongest Pokemon. Now what?

Cresselia’s catch circle is quite large and located on her face, which makes it an easy target. You want to be using the circle lock technique here to get the maximum ‘Excellent’ throws in.

Cresselia’s attack is a fluid swoop forward, at which point she will circle back to her spot, so the best time to throw your Pokeball is when she has just finished her attack.

The best berry to use on Cresselia is the Golden Razz Berry.

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