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Cresselia Pokemon GO Counters: Best Pokemon to Use Against the Legendary

Cresselia battling Darkrai
Cresselia battling Darkrai | The Pokémon Company via Bulbapedia

Cresselia Pokemon GO counters are the easiest way to take down the legendary Pokemon.

Don't be fooled by Cresselia's ethereal appearance. This Pokémon packs an intimidating punch in Pokémon GO as a final tier legendary raid boss. In any given raid, it can have nearly 33,000 CP and be a nightmare to bring down. Fortunately, just like any other Pokémon, it has weak spots you can exploit to take it down. Just a handful of Pokémon available in GO could be the difference between a raid capture and failure.

Here are some of the best counters for Cresselia in Pokémon GO.

Cresselia Pokemon GO Counters: Best Pokemon to Use Against the Legendary

1. Giratina

Giratina from Pokémon Origins
Giratina from Pokémon Origins | The Pokémon Company via Bulbapedia

Unsurprisingly, a ghost-type hybrid legendary is the best counter to take on Cresselia. With its combination of defense, attack, and type advantage, it's more than worth it to invest some time into Giratina. Make sure you stick with dark and ghost-type moves like "Shadow Claw" to really blast Cresselia where it hurts. This Pokémon has a max CP of 3379.

2. Mewtwo

Mewtwo from the Pokémon anime
Mewtwo from the Pokémon anime | The Pokémon Company via Bulbapedia

While rare, Mewtwo still stands as one of the top counters against Cresselia. It has a mix of speed, defense, and damage to bring any battle to its knees. Cresselia is weak against ghost-type moves so having a Pokémon with its trademark being "Shadow Ball" is invaluable. If you have a Mewtwo on your team, it would be more than worth it to fit this 4178 CP Pokémon into the match.

3. Gengar

Gengar from the Pokémon anime
Gengar from the Pokémon anime | The Pokémon Company via Bulbapedia

Gengar is at the bottom of the list because, despite it's attack power and type advantage, it is comically squishy. You may only be able to get a few good hits in before Cresselia attacks and dashes your dreams away. Fortunately, these will still be good hits with moves such as "Shadow Claw" and "Shadow Ball." At a maximum of 2878 CP, Gengar is the fastest of this list—just make sure you have plenty of max revives to keep it that way.