Clefable can use one of two Abilities: Cute Charm, which has a 30% chance of infatuating an opponent of the opposite gender that uses a move requiring physical contact against it; or Magic Guard, which prevents all forms of indirect damage, taking damage from only direct-attacking moves. Its Hidden Ability is Unaware, which ignores the Statistic Modifications of the opposing Pokémon.
Clefable is in the Fairy Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 2,560 Steps to hatch. It takes Clefable 800,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Clefable is a small-ish pink Pokémon with visible wings on its back, but these wings don't enable Clefable to fly. It retains the curled tail and curled head tuft after evolving. The tips of its ears take on a black color.
Clefable doesn't have any gender differences.
Clefable make appearances at Endless Level 51, Pair Trozei, Forever Level 1 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
The only way to obtain a Clefable in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve Clefairy. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Clefable can be found at The Nightmare B1-B17 and Marine Resort B1-B19. Clefable appears in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing in each game's respective Unown-and Final-themed areas.
Clefable can be found at Firebreathing Mountain Autumnwood 3-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game. In Pokémon Rumble U, Clefable can be found at Flower Garden section called the Mt. Moon Festival.
Trading Card Game
Clefable is listed in 10 different sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Versus Set; as an Uncommon Card in the EX Unseen Forces and Plasma Storm sets; and as a Rare Card in the Jungle (2), Gym Heroes, Expedition (2), EX FireRed and LeafGreen, Diamond and Pearl, HeartGold/SoulSilver and Call of Legends sets.
Wild Clefable make appearances in Clefairy and the Moon Stone and A Real Cleffa-Hanger, both episodes taking place in the vicinity of Mt. Moon. Other trainers have used Clefable in Stage Fight, Beauty and the Breeder, Deceit And Assist! and New Plot - Odd Lot!.
While Clefable has yet to appear in any of the films, Wild Clefable make an appearance in the Pikachu Short "Pikachu's Vacation".
Using the Moon Stone that Red had found on Mt. Moon, Green would evolve her Clefairy into a Clefable in Chapter 33. Nicknamed Cleffo by his Trainer, he would make subsequent appearances in Chapters 69, 84, 270, 271, 286 and 334.
Clefable is in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. As one of the best support Pokémon in the tier with a wonderful defensive typing and decent bulk, Clefable serves as a good check to many dangerous attackers such as Zygarde, Latios, Mega Medicham, and Mega Heracross. It has instant recovery in Soft-Boiled which allows for it to perform its role very well and consistently throughout the match. Clefable has two amazing abilities that enhance its defensive capabilities, with Magic Guard allowing for it to avoid all residual damage while Unaware allows for it to stop setup sweepers. With Magic Guard, Clefable provides strong utility for its teammates by being a Stealth Rock setter that has a great matchup against Mega Sableye, allowing for it to make a matchup against stall much easier to deal with. It also can be a terrific Calm Mind sweeper with Magic Guard which cannot be easily worn down thanks to Magic Guard. Unaware Clefable can put a stop to a number of setup sweepers that defensive teams would otherwise have issues with. Some setup sweepers that Clefable can stop are Dragon Dance Zygarde, Swords Dance Mega Heracross, and Tail Glow Manaphy. Despite Clefable's good bulk, it can be overwhelmed by attackers that it is supposed to check if has been worn down and can be powered through by extremely powerful Pokémon like Ash-Greninja. Clefable has a rather low Speed stat which makes it susceptible to Taunt users like Tapu Fini and Tapu Lele, which can prevent it from providing utility for its team.
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Pre-Evolution Exclusive Moves
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