Pokémon GO Lileep, known as the “Sea Lily Pokémon” evolves into Pokémon GO Cradily, the “Barnacle Pokémon”. Cradily has a max CP of 2081, STA 172 and DEF 198 – meaning that this Pokémon is no major threat in the metagame.
In the core games, these Pokémon are resurrected from Root Fossils. Fortunately for Pokémon GO trainers, there will be no need for any fossil resurrection. Lileep is known to live on the seafloor, and then nests in the shallows of warm seas after evolving into Cradily.
We’ll encounter these Pokémon in Water Biomes – mainly beaches. Get ready to put on some sunscreen and hit those beaches hard!
Cradily in the Pokémon GO meta
Cradily has very interesting typing, but it’s Max CP doesn’t allow it to perform any better than similarly tiered Pokémon. Its combat performance falls in line with the likes of Golduck, Magmar, Rapidash etc…
Cradily does not have any mega evolution, so it’s main purpose is to be a Pokédex filler. Yes, we know, a ton of Gen III Pokémon fall into that category – but it’s not up to us, the CP system is simply broken and there is little we can do about it.
Pokémon GO Cradily Moves
Cradily has access to the following moves as part of its movepool:
- Acid poison(Fast)
- Infestation bug (Fast)
- Grass Knot grass (Charged, 2 Bar)
- Stone Edge rock (Charged, 1 Bar)
- Bulldoze ground (Charged, 2 Bar)
Shiny Lileep and Shiny Cradily in Pokemon GO
A normal Lileep has purple base that serves as its lower limbs, and purple bulb-like body. The limbs and body are connected by a yellow segmented stem. It has 8 dark tipped, pink tentacles on its head, and yellow eyes inside a pitch black opening. A normal Cradily is green on most of its body. It has various yellow markings on its head, neck, and torso. Around its head are 8 dark tipped, pink tentacles like its pre-evolved form.
A shiny Lileep has green base that serves as its lower limbs, and green bulb-like body. The limbs and body are connected by a yellow segmented stem. It has 8 dark tipped, light green tentacles on its head. A shiny Cradily is purple on most of its body. It has various yellow markings on its head, neck, and torso. Around its head are 8 dark tipped, brown tentacles.
In the anime
Lileep and Cradily first appeared on the 376th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 102) titled, “Where’s Armaldo?”.