How to catch Cresselia in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

battle location Where to find and how to catch Cresselia in Pokémon Legends: Arceus legendary The Plate of Moonview Arena request

Once you’re in the postgame in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, tracking down Legendary Pokémon to add to your collection will be your main priority. “The Plate of Moonview Arena” is a request given to you by Cogita by selecting “the crescent moon” by speaking to her in the Ancient Retreat camp. This The Plate of Moonview Arena request will present you with the opportunity to capture Cresselia in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, so here is a guide for how to find and capture it.

The Plate of Moonview Arena

Where to find and how to catch Cresselia in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

When you’re ready to tackle your next legendary assignment, head over to the Coronet Highlands and make your way over to Moonview Arena. Melli and Calaba will be waiting for you, ultimately explaining that Cresselia has invaded the domain of the Noble Electrode you encountered earlier on in the adventure. Once you’ve finished your conversation, the encounter with the Moon Crescent Pokémon, Cresselia, will begin.

battle location Where to find and how to catch Cresselia in Pokémon Legends: Arceus legendary The Plate of Moonview Arena request

Cresselia will start off by using something akin to confusion on your trainer, which for some reason inverts your controls. Although it can be tricky to move around, it will quickly wear off, but you can attempt to throw your Pokémon at Cresselia to start a battle. Now that you’re facing it for real, use a status effect move to weaken it, as Cresselia happens to be quite bulky with decent defensive stats. Also, you will want to be mindful of Cresselia’s Lunar Blessing move, as it will constantly use it to recover lost HP.

After dealing a substantial amount of damage, start your usual barrage of Poké Balls until Cresselia is yours. Capturing the Moon Crescent Pokémon rewards you with the Dread Plate, thus advancing your quest to discover all legendary Pokémon. And with that, this quick guide for where to find and how to capture Cresselia in Pokémon Legends: Arceus through The Plate of Moonview Arena is complete.

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