Clefairy can use one of two Abilities: Cute Charm, which has a 30% chance of Infatuating its opponent if said opponent uses an attack that requires physical contact against it and is of the opposite gender; or Magic Guard, which prevents it from taking any form of indirect damage, including the effects of weather or entry hazards. Its Hidden Ability is Friend Guard, which reduces the damage that its allies take in a Double Battle or Triple Battle by 25%.
Clefairy is in the Fairy Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 2,560 Steps to hatch. It takes Clefairy 800,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Clefairy is a small pink Pokémon. It has a roundish body that has pointy ears with brown tips. In between the ears is a large curl. It has stubby arms and legs. Each arm has three fingers with claws at the end. Clefairy has a curly tail, similar to the curl on its head. It has two tiny wings on its back, though Clefairy cannot take flight. It has a left canine tooth. Clefairy has two wrinkles, one next to both eyes.
Clefairy has no gender differences.
In the first two Generations, Clefairy can be found at Mt. Moon. In Red and Blue, Clefairy can also be obtained at the Celadon Game Corner for 500 and 750 Coins, respectively. Clefairy can also be found on Routes 3 and 4 at night in Crystal.
Clefairy can be found throughout Mt. Coronet and the Trophy Garden as a Daily Pokémon in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. In addition to its aforementioned appearance at Mt. Moon, Clefairy can be found at the Safari Zone's Meadow at Night, and at any time of day after placing 3 Peak objects in the area.
In Pokémon X and Y, Clefairy can be caught at the Friend Safari. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be caught in the wild at Route 115 and Meteor Falls using the DexNav feature in the PokéNav Plus, after the defeat or capture of Groudon or Kyogre.
Clefairy makes appearances at Huge Storage 3 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Clefairy can be found at Joyous Tower 9F-14F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Clefairy can be found at The Nightmare B1-B17 and Marine Resort B1-B19. Clefairy appears in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing in each game's Unown-and Final-themed dungeons.
Clefairy can be found at Firebreathing Mountain Autumnwood 3-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Clefairy is in 12 different sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Expedition, EX FireRed and LeafGreen, EX Unseen Forces, Diamond and Pearl, Secret Wonders, HeartGold/SoulSilver, Call of Legends and Plasma Storm sets; as an Uncommon Card in the Gym Challenge and Neo Genesis sets; and as a Rare Card in the Base and Gym Heroes sets.
Clefairy appears from a Poké Ball in both Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee. In both games it uses Metronome to copy the move from another Pokémon that can appear out of a Poké Ball at random.
While Clefairy has yet to appear in any of the films, wild Clefairy make appearances in Pikachu's Vacation and Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.
Green would appear with her Clefairy in Chapters 32 and 33. Red would use a Moon Stone that he found on Mt. Moon to evolve her Clefairy, a Male Clefairy nicknamed "Cleffo," into a Clefable at the Silph Company Building during Chapter 33.
A trainer named Rad Rickshaw uses two Clefairy nicknamed Clefairan and Clefairin in Chapters 389, 397, 400, 402, 403 and 432.
Clefairy is in the PU tier of competitive battling. Thanks to Eviolite, Clefairy is a sturdy defensive Fairy-type that can provide very good utility for a team. Magic Guard is an incredible ability that makes Clefairy immune to all forms of residual damage, including Toxic, burn damage, and entry hazards. It has a big movepool that consists of moves like Stealth Rock, Thunder Wave, Healing Wish, and Soft-Boiled. It can serve as either a specially defensive support Pokémon that can be a bulky defensive presence with reliable recovery or a Calm Mind defensive win condition that can sweep against teams that lack a solid answer to it. However, Clefairy's bulk even with Eviolite is not enough to hold up against certain extremely powerful threats like Stoutland. It also needs a decent amount of support and can only really fit in on more defensively inclined teams due to its overall passive nature.
Clefairy is also a viable option in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. Magic Guard is the main niche that sets Clefairy apart from other defensive Pokémon, as its immunity to passive damage allows for it to act as a nice status absorber and does not allow for it to get worn down by entry hazards. Its special bulk is augmented greatly by Eviolite, which allows for it to check special attacking threats like Magmortar, Pyroar, and Samurott. Although it faces stiff competition as a defensive Fairy-type with Mega Audino, which boasts better bulk and is immune to Knock Off's item removal, Clefairy's access to one-turn recovery in Soft-Boiled gives it the ability to run more support options. Outside of the standard specially defensive set with moves like Stealth Rock and Thunder Wave to support the team, Clefairy can run a Calm Mind set that can act as a nice win condition while still providing paralysis support. Clefairy's flaws are that it is heavily crippled by Knock Off, which leaves it unable to easily switch into Fighting and Dark-types that commonly run the move. Clefairy is also pretty passive, which is problematic even after a few Calm Mind boosts, as it can invite free switch ins to Pokémon like Steelix and Rhydon.
- For learnsets from previous generations, see here
Cleffa Exclusive Moves
Transfer Only Z-Moves
- Clefairy was originally going to be the Mascot of Pokémon, however, the small electric mouse Pokémon, Pikachu took its spotlight as it was popular in the anime.
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