Competitive Information for Celebi [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Celebi celebi
Base Stats for Celebi

Psychic / Grass

Abilities:
Natural CureNatural Cure: This Pokemon has its major status condition cured when it switches out.


Evolutions / Family:
Celebi

Weakness Chart for Psychic/Grass-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
4x
2x
  
0.5x
0.5x
2x
2x
2x
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
2x
  
2x
0.5x
  
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Celebi? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Celebi in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

TyranitarHeatranLucarioSwampertGliscorForretressDragoniteDugtrioAzelfBlisseyVaporeon


Celebi is popular Psychic and Grass-typed Pokemon. Celebi is a common Pokemon to see in Generation 4. Celebi is weak to Bug, Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Ice, and Poison-typed attacks.


Species: Celebi
Item: Leftovers / Choice Scarf
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 220 Def / 36 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic
- Leech Seed
- Recover
- Thunder Wave

Physical Wall Celebi (Analytic)

Celebi is a legendary Physical Wall. This moveset is designed to take a decent amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Celebi last longer regaining it's it's vitality every turn. Choice Scarf will increase Celebi's speed by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Natural Cure, Celebi has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Leech Seed is a status move (1/8 of target's hp is restored to Celebi every turn).
Recover is a status move (heals your Celebi by 50% of its max hp).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).




Species: Celebi
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Seed Bomb
- Zen Headbutt
- Sucker Punch

Physical Sweeper Celebi (Natural Cure)

Celebi is a legendary Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Natural Cure, Celebi has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Zen Headbutt is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).




Species: Celebi
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Psychic
- Earth Power
- Shadow Ball

Special Sweeper Celebi (Natural Cure)

Celebi is a legendary Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Natural Cure, Celebi has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Celebi's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Celebi? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Celebi in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

TyranitarHeatranLucarioSwampertGliscorForretressDragoniteDugtrioAzelfBlisseyVaporeon


Species: Celebi
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Seed Bomb
- Zen Headbutt
- Sucker Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Celebi (Natural Cure)

Celebi is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Natural Cure, Celebi has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Zen Headbutt is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Sucker Punch is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Dark-type move (usually goes first. fails if target is not attacking).




Species: Celebi
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Leaf Storm / Energy Ball
- Psychic
- Earth Power
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Celebi (Natural Cure)

Celebi is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Natural Cure, Celebi has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Leaf Storm is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Grass-type move (lowers your Celebi's special attack by 2 stages).
Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Earth Power is a special 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Celebi learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Future Sight
80
90%
15
Hits two turns after being used.
Giga Drain
60
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leaf Storm
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Silver Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-6 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Last Resort
130
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Sucker Punch
80
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Heal Block
--
100%
15
For 5 turns, the foe(s) is prevented from healing.
Healing Wish
--
--
10
User faints. Replacement is fully healed.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Leech Seed
--
90%
10
1/8 of target's HP is restored to user every turn.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Perish Song
--
--
5
All active Pokemon will faint in 3 turns.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stealth Rock
--
--
20
Hurts foes on switch-in. Factors Rock weakness.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Celebi can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Celebi

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