The Team Go Rocket Leaders are no simple opponents. They’re going to give you a harder time than those lowly grunts, but with the knowledge in this guide, you’ll learn how to beat Cliff in Pokemon Go.
How to Beat Team Go Rocket Leader Cliff in Pokemon Go
With proper preparation, Cliff’s normally formidable team won’t stand a chance against your team. Luckily his choices aren’t very diverse which makes building your team fairly easy. Here are all of Cliff’s possible Pokemon:
- Pokemon 1
- Meowth (Normal)
- Pokemon 2
- Snorlax (Normal)
- Sandslash (Ground)
- Flygon (Dragon/Ground)
- Pokemon 3
- Tyranitar (Rock/Dark)
- Infernape (Fire/Fighting)
- Torterra (Grass/Ground)
Just put a good Fighting-type Pokemon out there and you’ll be fine. Machamp, Hariyama, and Breloom are all solid options here. Meowth is weak and any one of those burly beasts should make short work of the cat.
If you get Snorlax, then you can just keep on letting your best Fighting-type take it out. Either of the other two opposing creatures will get beaten by a good Ice attacker like Mamoswine or Weavile.
A good Water-type like Kyogre, Crabhammer Kingler, or Hydro Cannon Swampert will also help you take on either Flygon or Sandslash and could be a big help for the third Pokemon too.
The ideal Pokemon to run into here is Tyranitar. Even though it’s the strongest of the three, you’ll already have a Fighting-type in your party that can hit two of Tyranitar’s weaknesses.
If you don’t win the lottery, then you’ll run into Infernape or Torterra. Infernape can easily be taken down by a good Water-type. Just be careful if you have a Crawdaunt out there since it’s weak to this ape’s Fighting moves.
Psychic- and Flying-type Pokemon are also decent against Infernape, but a Water-type is the safest option since two of Cliff’s previous mons are weak to that type.
Torterra will get thoroughly defeated by Ice-types. Sky Attack Moltres is an option too, but Ice-types will be stronger. Just be careful with Mamoswine since it’s weak to Torterra’s Grass moves.
Best Pokemon Team
This one is tough. Not because you’ll have a difficult time, but just because there are so many options. For sure you’ll want to have one solid Fighting Pokemon, but then the rest of your team is up in the air.
My ideal team for beating Cliff is:
- Machamp (Counter|Dynamic Punch)
- Mamoswine (Powder Snow|Avalanche)
- Moltres (Wing Attack|Sky Attack)
If you don’t have all those Pokemon, then most combinations of good Fighting-, Ice-, Water-, or Flying-types should be able to get the job done.
That’s all there is to know about how to beat Team Go Rocket Leader Cliff in Pokemon Go. If you want to learn anything else about this game, then just check out our Pokemon Go Guide Wiki.