How to Beat Cliff in Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, you’ll discover that in order to obtain particular Pokémon, you must overcome the bosses and grunts of Team GO Rocket. Cliff, Arlo, Sierra, and Giovanni are challenging but rewarding leaders.

Three Shadow Pokémon are used by each Team Rocket Leader, the last two of which move. Magnemite is the first Pokémon Cliff uses; the next two will each be chosen at random from three other Pokémon.

Cliff’s final two Pokémon won’t be known to you until you’re engaged in combat. After the first conflict, you are free to fight Cliff as often as you choose. If you are low on CP-boosting Stardust, Candies, or TMs or pressed for time, choose and prepare a specific line-up in advance.

Pokemon Go Cliff Best Counters

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Below we’ve specified all the best counters for Cliff in Pokemon Go uses and their counters:

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Fixed Pokemon – Magnemite

Since Magnemite is dual Steel and Electric type, it is preferable to utilize Pokémon with Steel, Fighting, Ground, and/or Steel-type attacks for their Fast Moves and Charge Moves. The greatest options would be legendary Pokémon like Entei or Landorus, although common Pokémon like Excadrill, Blaziken, or Swampert are all effective options.

Random Pokémon Set #1 Omastar, Pinsir, or Venasaur

It is ideal to select a counter with move types that generally cover all three Pokémon. Thankfully, both Vensaur and Pinsir have weaknesses to fire and flying. Omnastar is immune to both of these, so keep a spare Pokémon with Grass, Ground, Fighting, or Electric-type attacks to replace it and try again. Darmanitan, Charizard Swampert, and Torterra are all solid options.

Random Pokemon Set #2 – Camerupt, Sharpedo, or Tyranitar

Cliff’s third Pokemon is the most challenging to prepare for because all three potential encounters lack any common vulnerabilities and are stronger than the second.  Swampert and Quagsire are effective against Tyranitar and Camerupt’s Ground-type weaknesses, or you can also use other Ground-type

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Sharpedo has quite a few weaknesses as well. Any Bug, Electric, Fairy, Fighting, and Grass type can be powerful against it. Conkeldurr, Blaziken, or Terrakion are excellent Pokémon when fighting Sharpedo.


You will gain 1,000 Stardust, have your Hero Medal leveled up, and get two of the following if you have defeated all of Cliff’s Pokemon:

  • Unova Stone 1x
  • 12km Egg 1x
  • Max Revives 2x
  • Max Potions 2x
  • Revives 4x
  • Hyper Potions 4x

That’s all there is to know about beating Cliff in 2023. Check out Gameinstants for more guides about Pokémon GO!