How to beat Pokemon Go Celesteela Raid: Best counters

Niladri Sarkar
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Celesteela is one of the most challenging Ultra Beasts in Pokemon Go Raids, and players need to take advantage of its weaknesses to defeat it without much effort. Here’s all you need to know about Celesteela’s weaknesses and counters, as well as its shiny chances in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go is bringing Ultra Beasts back to Raids during the World of Wonders season, with others finally debuting in the mobile game. Celesteela is a bulky Pokemon that many players have yet to capture, and a new chance is coming very soon.

So, they want to find out all about its weaknesses to build the best counters and catch Celesteela as soon as possible. In addition, they also want to know if shiny Celesteela is available.

Here are all the details about Celeseteela Raids in Pokemon Go.

How to get Celesteela in Pokemon Go

You can get Celesteela in Pokemon Go by defeating its Raid Battles running from April 4, 2024, in the Southern Hemisphere. The Ultra Beast is featured alongside Kartana in the Sizeable Surprises event running from Thursday, April 4, at 10 AM to Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at 8 PM local time.

We’ll let you know if Celesteela is available to challenge in the Northern Hemisphere during the World of Wonders season.

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Celesteela is one of the heaviest Pokemon.

Pokemon Go Celesteela type & weaknesses

Celesteela is a Steel/Flying-type species in Pokemon Go.

Coming to its weaknesses, Celesteela is only weak to the Electric and Fire-type moves. Since this Ultra Beast is quite bulky and has just two weaknesses, Pokemon Go players should focus on bringing only high-level counters to the Raid Battle.

Best counters for Pokemon Go Celesteela Raid

The overall best counter for Celesteela Raids in Pokemon Go is Mega Charizard Y with Fire Spin and Blast Burn.

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Mega Charizard Y has one of the best combinations of damage output and durability in Raid Battles.

While Mega Charizard Y is undoubtedly your go-to Celesteela counter, there are other species that can do the job quite well.

Here are the best Pokemon Go Celesteela Raid counters:

  • Mega Charizard Y: Sporting excellent Fire-type DPS (Damage Per Second) as well as high TDO (Total Damage Output) alongside a sky-high Attack stat of 319 make Mega Charizard Y the leading Celesteela counter.
  • Mega Manectric: Taking advantage of its powerful Electric-type moveset, Mega Manectric can dish out massive damage to Celesteela.
  • Xurkitree: Fellow Ultra Beast Xurkitree boasts a monstrous 330 Attack stat that helps it make a huge impact in the Raid. However, it has low bulk so dodging is recommended.
  • Mega Houndoom: The ever-reliable Mega Houndoom has fantastic Fire-type DPS that makes it one of the best counters in this Raid.
  • Reshiram: You can never count out the powerful Gen 5 Legendary species Reshiram from Raids that require a Fire-type counter.

Other good Pokemon Go Celesteela Raid counters include Zekrom, Magnezone, Darmanitan, Mega Charizard X, and Thundurus (Therian).

Celesteela Pokemon Go moveset

Here’s the complete Celesteela moveset in Pokemon Go:

Fast Moves

  • Air Slash (Flying)
  • Smack Down (Rock)

Charged Moves

  • Iron Head (Steel)
  • Heavy Slam (Steel)
  • Body Slam (Normal)
  • Bulldoze (Ground)

Can Celesteela be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Shiny Celesteela will debut in Pokemon Go thanks to the Sizeable Surprises event starting on April 4, 2024.

Lucky trainers might encounter shiny Celesteela after beating it in its 5-Star Raid Battle. You should know that shiny Raid Pokemon are a guaranteed catch, and the odds of encountering shiny Celesteela when it debuts in Pokemon Go are 1 in 20 or 5% chance.

That’s all you need to know about Pokemon Go Celesteela Raids. For more Pokemon Go content, be sure to check out our other guides:

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