Celebi

Celebi, The Time Travel Pokémon. It has the power to travel across time, but it is said to appear only in peaceful times.This Pokémon wanders across time. Grass and trees flourish in the forests in which it has appeared. When it disappears deep in a forest, it is said to leave behind an egg it brought from the future. This Pokémon came from the future by crossing over time. It is thought that so long as Celebi appears, a bright and shining future awaits us.

Overview

Celebi is a brilliant Pokémon, but it has major flaws. While its concept is so awesome that the site is based on it, with this entry being done for the site's 13th birthday, it has a myriad of weaknesses that are ever growing. Having 7 type weaknesses, though with 6 different resistances, it cannot withstand too many hits. Despite this, its stats help it hang on, which is why its standing competitively is always in question.

Abilities

Natural Cure: Celebi's only ability. It will heal status conditions when Celebi switches out. Very handy if you end up Paralysed or hit by Toxic.

Movesets

A Madman With a Box Without the Box

- Nasty Plot
- Giga Drain / Energy Ball
- Earth Power / Psychic / Recover
- Hidden Power Fire / Ice
Item Attached: Leftovers / Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 220 HP / 252 SAtk / 36 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

A pretty standard set here. If you can set it up, use Nasty Plot to boost Celebi's Special Attack. Giga Drain can provide decent damage with healing should you choose not to use Recover while Energy Ball can get the damage in. Earth Power and Psychic provide some decent Special moves that can do some serious damage to the opponents. Hidden Power can put in some coverage where Celebi doesn't normally get it; Fire can take out the Bug-types that Celebi fears and Ice gives further coverage

All of Time and Space...Where do you want to start?

- Leaf Storm
- Earth Power
- Psychic
- Trick
Item Attached: Choice Specs
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

A standard Choice Specs set. Leaf Storm can do some serious, crippling damage to nearly any opponent. Earth Power, Ancient Power. Hidden Power and Shadow Ball can provide significant coverage to take down many potential counters and Psychic provides STAB. This set can typically take down any wall or, at the very worst, cripple an opponent.

I'm Regenerating...

- Substitute
- Leech Seed
- Giga Drain / Recover
- Hidden Power Fire / Ice
Item Attached: Big Root / Leftovers
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 128 SDef / 128 Def
Timid Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

This set is essentially a massive stalling set. You set up a Substitute and Leech Seed, the standard subseed idea. However, with the various recovery moves, and the use of the Big Root, you can recover more Hit Points allowing you to rinse and repeat at will. Giga Drain will help you take out the opponents, but Recover is a pacifistic approach. Hidden Power can give you decent coverage against the opponents if you choose to go offensive within the set

Hello, I'm the Doctor

- Thunder Wave
- Recover
- Reflect / Light Screen / Heal Bell
- Leaf Storm
Item Attached: Leftovers
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 128 SDef / 128 Def
Timid Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

The final set is a standard supporting set for Celebi. Thunder Wave can cripple many an opponent, and due to Celebi's speed, it will likely hit before many opponents can get a hit in. Recover is obvious in that it will heal Celebi of any damage. Reflect & Light Screen can help support your team in lowering damage from Physical or Special moves respectively. Finally, Leaf Storm can do significant damage.

Other Options

Baton Pass / U-turn, Stealth Rock, Calm Mind, Magical Leaf, Weather, Perish Song
Baton Pass and U-turn are able to get Celebi to eject itself from battle, with U-turn being able to do some damage in the process with Baton Pass carrying various boosts to the next Pokémon
Stealth Rock is a bit risky but can be used in a support set
Magical Leaf has a low amount of damage but it will always hit, which is very useful in battle.
Calm Mind can be used in place of Nasty Plot to boost Special Attack, but also gives a Special Defense boost
Weather moves can screw up the opponent's plans easily enough
Perish Song can decimate foes, and works well if teamed with Baton Pass or U-turn

Double & Triple Battle Options

Celebi will very likely fail in Double & Triples due to its lack ofmovepool for those battles and its huge weaknesses. It's best to avoid.

Partners

Heatran is an amazing partner for Celebi. Heatran basically resists everything that will damage Celebi and Celebi resists what damages Heatran. This allows you to switch between them and take your foes out at will, especially if you use Baton Pass/U-turn. Water-types like Gyarados and Pokémon like Magnezone are also great partners for similar reasons. If you use Baton Pass with Nasty Plot, you can pass on the Special Attack boost

Countering Celebi

There is a ridiculous amount of possible Celebi counters due to its typing. Beyond that, Special Walls like Blissey will stop it easily, being able to withstand almost all hits from Celebi. Steel-type and Dragon-type Pokémon such as Skarmory and Latios/Latias can fully withstand Celebi's hits if it doesn't have the correct coverage, allowing them to take it out easily.

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald:
Event Only.

FireRed/LeafGreen:
Event Only

Colosseum/XD:
Event Only

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum:
Event Only.

HeartGold/SoulSilver:
Event Only

Black/White:
Event Only

Black 2/White 2:
Event Only

Animé Appearences

Celebi has made a few appearances. In these, most of the appearances have had it having to travel through time for one reason or another, One was found by a young Professor Oak while being hunted while Kodai was hunting one in order to harness its energy

# -English Episode Name- -Jap. Episode Name- Pics
M4 Celebi: Voice of the Forest Celebi: A Timeless Encounter Pics
M6 Jirachi - Wish Maker The Wishing Star of Seven Nights - Jirachi Pics
C12 Celebi & Joy! Another Legend of Celebi! Pics
S20 The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon The Terrifying Mirage Pokémon Pics
432 Green Guardian Pokémon Ranger Appears! Celebi Rescue Operation! Pics
M10 The Rise of Darkrai Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai Pics
560 Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine Return to the Basics, Team Rocket! Pics
611 An Egg Scramble Johto Festa! Chikorita and Totodile Appear!! Pics
M13 Zoroark - Master of Illusions Phantom Champion Zoroark Pics

 
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