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 – this Pokémon has little chance to be a meta changer.
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. We expect it to fall 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
We expect the following moves to be a part of Cradily move pool:
- Ancient Power rock
- Rock Slide rock
- Sludge Bomb poison
- Solar Beam grass
- Stone Edge rock
In addition, we expect that at least some of these moves will be added to Pokemon GO and eventually appear in Cradily’s move pool:
- Sandstorm rock
- Smack Down rock
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?”.