Beating Cliff in Pokémon GO is no easy task. As a Team GO Rocket leader, he is a formidable foe. For players looking to complete the special research tasks for January, overcoming Cliff is a necessity. Here's how best to handle the Team GO Rocket leader.
How to Beat Cliff in Pokémon GO
To beat Cliff, you'll first have to find him using a Rocket Radar. Once you find him, the two of you will enter a Pokémon battle.
Pokémon GO players are reporting that Cliff runs three Pokémon on his team, but he pulls those three Pokémon from a longer list. Here are all the Pokémon Cliff can throw out, plus a series of counters to each.
- Stantler — Countered by Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama and Blaziken
- Marowak — Countered by Kyogre, Kingler, Roserade, Sceptile, Mamoswine and Mewtwo
- Electivire — Countered by Excadrill, Groudon, Garchomp and Rhyperior
- Onix — Countered by Kyogre, Kingler, Roserade, Sceptile, Machamp, Groudon and Mamoswine
- Tyranitar — Countered by Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama, Excadrill,
- Metagross, Kyogre, Roserade, Gardevoir and Mamoswine
- Torterra — Countered by Mamoswine, Weavile, Mewtwo, Moltres, Blaziken and Pinsir
- Swampert — Countered by Roserade, Sceptile, Venusaur and Torterra