Pokemon GO Celesteela weaknesses, counters & Shiny details

Pokemon GO Celesteela weaknesses, counters & Shiny details
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead


5th Apr 2024 15:20


Ultra Beasts are leaking into Pokemon GO again via Ultra Wormholes, one of which is the Launch Pokemon, Celesteela. If you're still on the quest to catch 'em all in Pokemon GO, now's the perfect time to go after this Ultra Beast.

This primer details Celesteela's weaknesses along with a list of ideal counters that'll make defeating (and catching!) the Ultra Beast in the mobile game a breeze.

Celesteela weaknesses

Celesteela is a dual Steel/Flying-type Pokemon, which means it's weak to Fire and Electric-type attacks.

It takes reduced damage from Ground, Normal, Flying, Steel, Psychic, Dragon, and Fairy-type attacks, though, and it is extra resistant to Poison, Bug, and Grass-type attacks, so avoid using those.

Best counters for Celesteela

Here are some of the best Pokemon to use as direct counters to Celesteela in Raid Battles:

Pokemon Best Moveset Sprite
Reshiram Fire Fang & Fusion Flare
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Xurkitree Thunder Shock & Discharge
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Zekrom Charge Beam & Fusion Bolt
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Darmanitan Fire Fang & Overheat
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Thundurus Thunder Shock & Thunderbolt
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Moltres Fire Spin & Overheat
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Lanturn Spark & Thunderbolt
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Skeledirge Incinerate & Flamethrower
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Charizard Fire Spin & Blast Burn
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Solgaleo Fire Spin & Flamethrower
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Melmetal Thundershock & Thunderbolt
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Dialga (Origin) Dragon Breath & Thunder
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Despite its status as an Ultra Beast, Celesteela is a middling option on PvE and PvP, but you never want to underestimate your opponent, so come prepared with the proper counters if you plan to battle it!

Can Celesteela be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Yes! As of April 4, 2024, Shiny Celesteela is finally in Pokemon GO. If you're situated in the Southern Hemisphere, you can seek out Shiny Celesteela in Five-Star Raids as part of the Sizable Surprises Event.

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Coleman Hamstead
About the author
Coleman Hamstead
Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.
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