Clefairy

Clefairy
ピッピ
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Nidoking < Clefairy > Clefable
Species
Type
Fairy Pokémon
Fairy.gif
Number
Ability
#35
Height
Weight
2' (0.6m)
16.5 lbs. (7.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 25%
Female: 75%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
150
Tier
EV Yield
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Clefairy (ピッピ) is the 35th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Fairy-Type, formerly Normal-Type, and is known as the Fairy Pokémon.

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%.

Cleffa can evolve into Clefairy with a High Happiness rating, and Leveling Up, and can evolve a second time into Clefable by using a Moon Stone on it.

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.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

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.

Gender Differences

Clefairy has no gender differences.

Game Information

Original Games

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 reprise their original appearance in Fire Red, Leaf Green, Heart Gold and Soul Silver, appearing at Mt. Moon in each game.

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.

Clefairy can be found at Giant Chasm in Black, White, Black 2 and White 2. Clefairy can also be found inside a Hidden Grotto at Giant Chasm in Black 2 and White 2.

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.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Clefairy can be caught at Mount Hokulani when called on by a Cleffa in an S.O.S. Battle.

Spin-Off Games

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.

Other Appearances

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.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

A group of Wild Clefairy have appeared at Mt. Moon in various episodes, including Clefairy and the Moon Stone and A Real Cleffa-Hanger.

Whitney would use her Clefairy in A Goldenrod Opportunity, only to withdraw it from battle when its Metronome caused it to use Splash.

Movies

While Clefairy has yet to appear in any of the films, wild Clefairy make appearances in Pikachu's Vacation and Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

Manga

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.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

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.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow Rare Mt. Moon
Red Unlimited Celadon Game Corner (500 Coins)
Blue Unlimited Celadon Game Corner (750 Coins)
Gold/Silver/Crystal Rare Mt. Moon
Crystal 5% Route 3, Route 4 (Night)
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
Fire Red/Leaf Green Rare Mt. Moon
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Common Mt. Coronet
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 5% Trophy Garden (Daily Pokémon)
HeartGold/SoulSilver 5% Mt. Moon
HeartGold/SoulSilver -- Safari Zone: Meadow (Night)
Pokéwalker Very Common Resort (>4000 Steps), Night Sky's Edge (>5000 Steps)
Black/White 30% Giant Chasm (Crater Forest)
Black 2/White 2 15% Giant Chasm (Entrance and Cave), Hidden Grotto
Black 2/White 2 20% Giant Chasm: Outside
X/Y -- Friend Safari (Fairy)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire -- Route 115, Meteor Falls (DexNav)
Sun/Moon 10% Mount Hokulani (S.O.S. Battle) (Night)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Its magical and cute appeal has many admirers. It is rare and found only in certain areas.
Blue Its magical and cute appeal has many admirers. It is rare and found only in certain areas.
Yellow Adored for their cute looks and playfulness. They are thought to be rare, as they do not appear often.
II Gold The moonlight that it stores in the wings on its back apparently gives it the ability to float in midair.
Silver Its adorable behavior and cry make it highly popular. However, this cute Pokémon is rarely found.
Crystal Though rarely seen, it becomes easier to spot, for some reason, on the night of a full moon.
III Ruby On every night of a full moon, groups of this Pokémon come out to play. When dawn arrives, the tired Clefairy return to their quiet mountain retreats and go to sleep nestled up against each other.
Sapphire On every night of a full moon, groups of this Pokémon come out to play. When dawn arrives, the tired Clefairy return to their quiet mountain retreats and go to sleep nestled up against each other.
Emerald On every night of a full moon, they come out to play. When dawn arrives, the tired Clefairy go to sleep nestled up against each other in deep and quiet mountains.
FireRed Its adorable appearance makes it popular as a pet. However, it is rare and difficult to find.
LeafGreen With its magical and cute appeal, it has many admirers. It is rare and found only in certain areas.
IV Diamond Thought to live with others on quiet mountains, it is popular for its adorable nature.
Pearl It flies using the wings on its back to collect moonlight. This Pokémon is difficult to find.
Platinum It is said that happiness will come to those who see a gathering of Clefairy dancing under a full moon.
HeartGold The moonlight that it stores in the wings on its back apparently gives it the ability to float in midair.
SoulSilver Its adorable behavior and cry make it highly popular. However, this cute Pokémon is rarely found.
V Black It is said that happiness will come to those who see a gathering of Clefairy dancing under a full moon.
White It is said that happiness will come to those who see a gathering of Clefairy dancing under a full moon.
Black 2 On nights with a full moon, Clefairy gather from all over and dance. Bathing in moonlight makes them float.
White 2 On nights with a full moon, Clefairy gather from all over and dance. Bathing in moonlight makes them float.
VI X It is said that happiness will come to those who see a gathering of Clefairy dancing under a full moon.
Y The moonlight that it stores in the wings on its back apparently gives it the ability to float in midair.
Omega Ruby On every night of a full moon, groups of this Pokémon come out to play. When dawn arrives, the tired Clefairy return to their quiet mountain retreats and go to sleep nestled up against each other.
Alpha Sapphire On every night of a full moon, groups of this Pokémon come out to play. When dawn arrives, the tired Clefairy return to their quiet mountain retreats and go to sleep nestled up against each other.
VII Sun Its adorable behavior and appearance make it popular with men and women, young and old. Its numbers are few, however.
Moon On nights with a full moon, they gather together and dance. The surrounding area is enveloped in an abnormal magnetic field.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
70
. 250 344 .
Atk
45
85 95 189 207
Def
48
90 101 195 214
Sp. Atk
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Def
65
121 135 229 251
Speed
35
67 75 169 185

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Spotlight Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Disarming Voice Fairy.gif 40 -- Special.png
Start Pound Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Growl Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Encore Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
7 Sing Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
10 Double Slap Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
13 Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
16 Follow Me Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
19 Bestow Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
22 Wake-Up Slap Fighting.gif 70 100 Physical.png
25 Minimize Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
28 Stored Power Psychic.gif 20 100 Special.png
31 Metronome Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
34 Cosmic Power Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
37 Lucky Chant Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
40 Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
43 Moonlight Fairy.gif -- -- Other.png
46 Moonblast Fairy.gif 95 100 Special.png
49 Gravity Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
50 Meteor Mash Steel.gif 90 90 Physical.png
55 Healing Wish Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
58 After You Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM03 Psyshock Psychic.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Amnesia Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Aromatherapy Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
Belly Drum Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Fake Tears Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
Heal Pulse Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Metronome Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Misty Terrain Fairy.gif -- -- Other.png
Present Normal.gif  ?? 90 Physical.png
Splash Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Stored Power Psychic.gif 20 100 Special.png
Tickle Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Wish Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Cleffa Exclusive Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Charm Fairy.gif -- 100 Other.png
10 Sweet Kiss Fairy.gif -- 75 Other.png
13 Copycat Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
16 Magical Leaf Grass.gif 60 -- Special.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 160*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 160 -- Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 175 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 185 -- Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 190 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 185 -- Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 180 -- Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 185 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Twinkle Tackle Fairy.gif 175 -- Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 200 -- Physical.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 160*/100*
Continental Crush Rock.gif 100 -- Physical.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 140 -- Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 120 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120 -- Physical.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
+ 220 Happiness
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Clefairy

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Dark.gif
Dragon.gif
Fighting.gif
Fire.gif
Poison.gif
Steel.gif
Bug.gif
Dark.gif
Dragon.gif
Fighting.gif
Poison.gif
Steel.gif

Trivia

  • 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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