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- Amazing defenses allow it to counter some of the generations top threats such as Doryuuzu and Cloyster.
- Can aid sweeping immensely by being a great dual screener.
- SCan prevent sweeps with a Psycho Shift set.
- Although Psychic is not the best defensive typing, its defenses still allow it to survive even the strongest super effective hits.
- Its speed is not the best, meaning it will generally have to take a hit or two before being able to counter.
- The biggest hinderence is its awful offenses. Base 75 Sp.Atk does not cut it and has to rely on boosting to do serious damage to other Pokemon.
name: Bulky CMer
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Psychic
move 3: Ice Beam/Hidden Power Fighting
move 4: Ice Beam/Moonlight/Reflect
evs: 100 HP / 252 Def / 156 Sp.Atk
- Can come in and beat a lot of top threats, or at least boost alongside and beat them.
- Psychic is for general power which it badly needs, Hidden Power is to hit Doryuuzu super effectively and 2HKO after a boost. It also beats Cloyster.
- Ice Beam is to beat the majority of dragons, almost all are 2hko'd after a boost (exceptions being Dialga, Palkia, Reshiram and Kingdra).
- Reflect allows Cresselia to take even super effective physical hits rather well, while Moonlight is there for recovery in a pinch.
- Ice Beam is recommended in the 4th slot for the best coverage, since Reflect can be rather situational, and Moonlight is almost rendered useless by the ever-present weather.
- Tyranitar in general is one of the best counters to this set. It isn't 2HKO'd by HP Fighting in sandstorm, and can easily 2HKO Cress with almost all of its sets.
- Dark types in general are good counters to this set, since they find an easy switch in on Psychic and can hit Cresselia with STAB super effective moves.
- As a result, Korabuon makes a fantastic teammate for Cresselia. Not only does it resist Dark moves with a 4x resistance, if it manages to switch into a Dark move it gains an Attack boost due to Heart of Justice. It also so happens to have near perfect defensive synergy with Cresselia, with it resisting all of the weaknesses Cresselia has.
name: Psycho Shift
move 1: Psycho Shift
move 2: Psychic
move 3: Light Screen
move 4: Trick/Ice Beam
item: Flame Orb
evs: 100 HP / 252 Sp.Def / 156 Sp.Atk
- Able to come in on physical sweepers, hinder them with Psycho Shift and allow a sweeper to come in and wreak havoc.
- Psychic and Ice Beam are there to deal extra damage to opponents, mainly Dragons and Guts sweepers such as Roopushin.
- Light Screen allows it to tank special attacks even better.
- Special Attack EV's have been placed on this so it can do some decent damage without relying on burn damage.
- Trick is recommended over Ice Beam due to it giving increased survivability to Cresselia, however if you want to be able to check a broader amount of Pokemon Ice Beam should be preferred.
- Tyranitar again is a large threat to this set even if it is burned, since Cresselia can do next to no damage to it.
- Physical Fire sweepers, such as Hihidaruma, pose a large threat as Cresselia can't burn them, and can hit it with a boosted Flare Blitz for large amounts of damage.
- Kerudio is a very nice team-mate due to resisting both of the aforementioned threats.
- Support: The Calm Minder appreciates Toxic Spikes mainly for Chansey, as it plain walls the set. Forretress is good for this as it resists all of the weaknesses Cresselia has. It can also set up Stealth Rock and Spikes to help the cause. For the Psycho Shift set however, Toxic Spikes should NOT be used as it conflicts with the Burn that Creselia will be dishing out, so just stick to the other two entry hazards.
- Offensive Complements: Cresselia can quite easily beat the majority of Pokemon just because of its sheer bulk. The Pokemon that give it a lot of trouble are Scizor, Tyranitar, Urugamosu and Sazando with Dark Pulse. Generally against all these Pokemon barring Urugamosu, a Steel type is warranted. A good offensive partner is Heatran, who beats Scizor and Urugamosu rather easily, and can beat Sazando with a Scarf Dark Pulse and as long as the dragon isn't carrying either Surf or Earth Power. Tyranitar is a lot more of a tougher proposition as not a lot can switch into it. This means that arguably the best team-mates for Cresselia are any of the new Fighting quartet, Kobaruon, Kerudio, Birijion and Terakion. All of these can take on Tyranitar with ease, and depending on which one can beat the others, for example Terakion beats Urugamosu, Kobaruon beats Scizor, Kerudio beats Sazando.
- In a defensive combo, any bulky Fighting type that isnt weak to Bug generally works. A good recommendation is Kobaruon since it can take almost all assaults against Cresselia (Urugamosu is a large exception) and vice-versa.
- Dual Screens can be used to set up a sweep with Lunar Dance.
- Variation of Hidden Powers to tailor your teams needs.
- Thunder Wave if your team especially appreciates Paralysis support.
- Tyranitar, Scizor.
- Urugamosu, Arigudaa.
- Cresselia has no Dream World ability.