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Cresselia is a Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon who represents the Crescent moon. Cresselia is the counterpart and rival of Darkrai, the two being the sole members of the Lunar Duo; Cresselia representing the Crescent Moon, and Darkrai representing the New Moon. The two possess almost the same powers, besides powers restricted to their typing.
During the events of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2 (Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky), Cresselia is time traveling to catch Darkrai. In the Post-game, Darkrai stops his travels and poses as Cresselia to partake in mischievous plans against the world, and to convince Palkia into killing the party later on. However, during that event, the real Cresselia teleports to the scene a split second before Darkrai is able to kill the party and saves their lives, removing Darkrai's illusion, and placing Darkrai into a state of pain. After a confrontation exposing Darkrai as a imposter, Cresselia failed to finish off Darkrai as it teleported away to the Dark Crater. Upon arrival to the Dark Crater however, Cresselia and the party defeated Darkrai.
In general, Cresselia is seen as a healer and cleric throughout the franchise, as well as the Dispeller of Darkness; opposite of Darkrai, who is the Harbinger of Darkness.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 2-C, likely 2-B
Classification: Legendary Pokémon, The Lunar Pokémon, The Crescent Moon
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman strength and speed, Flight, Telepathy, Healing, Electrokinesis, Cryokinesis, Mind Manipulation, Light Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation, Teleportation, Time Travel (Used to chase Darkrai), Immunity towards Grounded Hazards, Non-Physical Interaction, Mostly the same as Darkrai (However possesses a few other powers, which Darkrai does not have, and vice versa)
Attack Potency: Low Multiverse level, likely Multiverse level (Managed to fight against Darkrai, who managed to fight and corrupt Dialga and take hits from a bloodlusted Palkia. She fought him along with the Mystery Dungeon protagonists)
Speed: Infinite (Comparable to Darkrai)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Low Multiversal, likely Multiversal
Durability: Low Multiverse level, likely Multiverse level (Can tank hits from a bloodlusted Darkrai)
Stamina: High (Never shown signs of exhaustion during battle, can traverse the Deep Dark Crater, and can use the Blink IQ skill)
Range: Standard melee range. Low Multiversal, likely Multiversal with attacks and abilities
Intelligence: Very High, although not Omniscient (However, is able to detect where Darkrai is present when it's causing trouble. Able to heal any beings instantly and can dispel darkness in any form)
Weaknesses: Bug, Dark and Ghost based attacks (In the games)
- Time Travel: Able to go between several time periods (Used during the main storyline of PMD2 to chase Darkrai).
- Lunar Dance: Signature move: A strong power which harnesses the power of the Moon; It heals an ally to full health and removes any statuses. The downside of this move is that she will faint by using this move.
- Dream Manipulation: Able to enter dreams and control them.
- Psychic Powers: Possesses strong Psychic powers used in both combat and support situations.
- Hyper Beam: Able to charge a powerful energy beam that is used at maximum power.
- Moonblast: Able to charge a powerful ball of energy which harnesses the power of the Moon.
- Psycho Shift: Using her psychic power of suggestion, the Cresselia transfers her status problems to the enemy.
- Psycho Cut: Cresselia tears at the enemy with blades formed by psychic power.
- Moonlight: Cresselia restores her health. The amount of health regained varies with the time of day.