Competitive Information for Cleffa [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Cleffa? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver 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 Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Cleffa is popular Normal-typed Pokemon. Cleffa is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Cleffa's only type-related weakness is Fighting.
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
- Petal Dance / Solar Beam
- Icy Wind
Special Sweeper Cleffa (Retro)
Cleffa is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Cleffa is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until it was realized Eviolite would make it quite viable. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Cleffa from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Petal Dance is a special 70-base power Grass-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Cleffa afterwards).
♦ Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
♦ Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the target's speed by 1 stage).
Wondering what moves can Cleffa 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.
These are a list of several common move combinations Cleffa can perform in Gold/Silver. 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 GS Move and Ability Combos for Cleffa
- Moves: Defense curl + Rollout
- Moves: Sunny day + Solar Beam
- Moves: Belly drum + Rest
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Create a build
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