Get ready, Trainers! A new Raid Battle challenge is here—and it’s out of this world! We’re excited to announce that Cresselia, the Lunar Pokémon 🌙, will appear in Raid Battles until December 18! #BeLegendary https://t.co/fRwhzYvgCi pic.twitter.com/sfVjRQS4e3
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) November 20, 2018
Starting November 20th at 13:00 PST (21:00 GMT) and lasting until December 18th at 13:00 PST (21:00 GMT), Cresselia will take the place of Giratina as a Legendary Raid Boss. Its max CP is 2857, and its available fast moves are Confusion and Psycho Cut. Its charged moves include Aurora Beam, Moonblast or Future Sight.
In order to take down this Legendary Pokémon, counters are highly recommended. Dark-type Pokémon such as Weavile and Tyranitar are fine counters, especially with moves along the lines of Foul Play and Crunch respectively. Ghost-type Pokémon such as Spiritomb and Banette are also good choices, however Gengar would not be suitable, as it risks heavily being damaged by Future Sight, Psychic or Psycho Cut. Finally, Bug-type Pokémon such as Scizor constitute fine counters.
Are you looking forward to catching Cresselia? Or had you wished Giratina could have stayed for longer?