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How to Beat Cliff in Pokémon GO

Here's how to beat Cliff in Pokémon GO
Here's how to beat Cliff in Pokémon GO | Niantic/The Pokémon Company

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.

Pokémon 1

  • Stantler — Countered by Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama and Blaziken

Pokémon 2

  • 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

Pokémon 3

  • 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