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Blockhead Clefairy
鈍間のピッピ Blockhead Pippi
Poké Ball
Red Clefairy PM.png
Debuts in Introducing the Pokémon Clefairy!!
Caught at Pallet Town
Evolves in Clefairy Evolves... At Last?!
Clefairy Evolves... At Last?!
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Nature Unknown
Current location With Red
Clefairy Clefable Clefairy
This Pokémon spent 23 chapters as Clefairy and less than 1 chapter as Clefable.

Clefairy (Japanese: ピッピ Pippi), also known as Blockhead Clefairy (Japanese: 鈍間のピッピ Blockhead Pippi) by other Pokémon, is Red's first Pokémon and Pikachu's cousin in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga, and related manga series. Along with Pikachu, he is one of Red's closest Pokémon, albeit also an annoyance to him and the rest of his team.


Clefairy debuted in the first chapter, Introducing the Pokémon Clefairy!! where he was a wild Pokémon living in a field. Red, racing to get to Professor Oak's lab before his rival Green does, decides to take this field as a shortcut where he finds a wild Nidoran♂ and the Clefairy who attempt to attack him. Clefairy drops some coconuts on Red from a tree above, only to shortly fall off and drop onto the Nidoran♂, knocking him out. Red thanks Clefairy for the help and continues to run for the lab, finding that Green had already made it there. While the three discuss about Professor Oak's favor of completing the Pokédex, Clefairy bursts into the lab and is yelled at by the professor. When given the choice of which starter Pokémon he wants, Red decides to take Clefairy with him, which thrills the Pokémon greatly. Green is however skeptical that Red can be a successful Trainer with a Clefairy, and has his chosen starter Pokémon Charmander attack the Clefairy, setting his tail on fire and causing the Pokémon to run around frantically, which sets the entire lab on fire and enrages Professor Oak.

As a Clefable

In Bring Down the Powerful Opponent Onix!!, Red attempts to challenge the Gym Leader In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga in a battle, but Clefairy flees after seeing his Onix shortly after witnessing Green and his Charmander being thrown out the Gym, which forces Red to drag Clefairy back. Inside, the two learn of Brock's Pokémon collection, and find out that Clefairy's cousin Pikachu is also a part of it. This angers Clefairy and gives him the courage to fight Brock's Onix in a battle, which Clefairy prolongs by using an assortment of tricks. Clefairy later manages to defeat Onix by drawing his picture onto its tail, causing Onix to chase its tail until it becomes dizzy, and becomes knocked out after Clefairy smashes a fallen pillar on its head. By winning the battle, Clefairy's cousin is freed from Brock's collection and joins Red's team.

Clefairy evolved into a Clefable in Clefairy Evolves... At Last?!, but had later devolved back into a Clefairy in the same chapter.

Clefairy has continued to travel with Red in Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Unova.

Personality and characteristics

Clefairy is often an unintelligent, lazy, loudmouthed, crass, vulgar, and generally rude Pokémon. He is typically selfish, often thinking about himself instead of others, and is also cowardly, preferring to win battles through the use of trickery, luck or other unconventional means. More often though he will try to flee and hide, sometimes even going as far as to disguise himself, to avoid battling others, especially against Pokémon who are by far larger and stronger than he. Clefairy does occasionally show some redeeming qualities, but he is usually a mischief maker most of the time. His manners and stupidity are often an annoyance to Red and the rest of his Pokémon team, and is also especially a major cause in fights between Pikachu and Tyrogue, who are both smarter, more well-behaved and otherwise more capable than Clefairy.

His mannerisms are also well known among Pokémon across entire regions, who typically refer to Clefairy as "that blockhead Clefairy". Rather than taking offense to this, Clefairy falsely believes it to be a compliment with the idea that he is "famous" among Pokémon.

Moves used

Using Light Screen and SolarBeam
Red Clefairy Follow Me PMHGSS.png
Using Follow Me
Move First Used In
Minimize The Big Battle In The Viridian Forest!!
Barrier The Big Battle In The Viridian Forest!!
Tackle × Hatch the Pokémon Egg!!
Scary Face A Finger Lickin' Battle!
Rollout Demanding Tests at the Pokémon School!
Headbutt The Ultimate Battle...?!
Light Screen A Challenge to the Elite Four!
SolarBeam A Challenge to the Elite Four!
Reflect PMHGSS05
Metronome PMHGSS20
Follow Me PMHGSS20
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the anime

Clefairy in the anime

Clefairy appeared along with Red and Pikachu in the anime episode Lights, Camerupt, Action!. The three characters appeared in one of Ash's favorite films. The movie showed Red, Pikachu, and Clefairy walking a road together, when Clefairy complains that he's hungry, even though Red says he just ate. He then smells out a delicious sandwich, which a Teddiursa is holding, and eats it himself, making the Teddiursa cry. Teddiursa's mother, an Ursaring, then appears, angry at Clefairy for making her child cry, and sends Clefairy flying.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 山口眞弓 Mayumi Yamaguchi


  • Clefairy and Pikachu are stated to be cousins. This is actually possible according to video game canon as Clefairy and Pikachu both belong to the Fairy Egg Group. However, this was not known when the manga was originally published, as Pokémon Gold and Silver had not been released yet.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Clefairy and Clefable.

PM GreenBlueYellowGoldSilver
Professor OakBill
BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaSabrinaKogaBlaineGiovanniLoreleiBrunoAgathaLance
Professor ElmEarlClefairy RangersKurtDJ MaryChairmanKiyo
PMRS RubySapphireRedBlue
Professor BirchMr. StoneMr. BrineyMaxieTetsuyaRydelRydel's rival
Dr. TakedaScott
PMDP DiaKazuki
Professor RowanMarsLookerCharon
Dai FugōOkane Daisukī
PMBW BlackBiancaCheren
Professor JuniperNCedric JuniperGhetsis
PMXY ShaunaProfessor Sycamore

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