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Cleffa (Pokémon)

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Pichu #172: Pichu
Pokémon
#174: Igglybuff Igglybuff
Cleffa
Star Shape Pokémon
ピィ
Py
#173
Cleffa

Cleffa

Cleffa

Cleffa
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fairy Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Cute Charm or Magic Guard Cacophony
Cacophony
Friend Guard
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Cleffa

Mega Cleffa Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
25% male, 75% female
Catch rate
150 (19.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
6.6 lbs. 3.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#173
Kanto
#040
Johto
#324
Hoenn
#099
Sinnoh
#088
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-240
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
37
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
44
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F173.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
140
External Links

Cleffa (Japanese: ピィ Py) is a Fairy-type baby Pokémon, and prior to Generation VI, a Normal-type.

It evolves into Clefairy when leveled up with high friendship, which evolves into Clefable when exposed to a Moon Stone.

Biology

Cleffa is a small, pink creature that is vaguely star-shaped in appearance. Its ears are completely brown. It has two small black eyes, a small mouth, and it appears to have a small, permanent blush on its cheeks. It possesses stubby, digitless arms and legs, which come to a point. It has a curl on its forehead and a curled up tail. Cleffa can also gain nutrients by drinking dew water. It has been known to be attracted by meteor showers, and sightings of this Pokémon always increase during meteor showers. When it does show up, it dances the night away. Cleffa lives in mountainous regions.

In the anime

Cleffa in the anime

Major appearances

A Cleffa Egg in the anime

In Wish Upon a Star Shape, a Cleffa fell from a spaceship that belonged to the kleptomaniac Clefairy from Clefairy Tales. Ash and his friends had to get the Star Shape Pokémon back to its group before Team Rocket and the Pokémon Mystery Club could get their hands on it. It evolved at the end of the episode.

Several Cleffa appeared in the episode A Real Cleffa-Hanger.

A Cleffa appeared in Hungry For the Good Life!.

Minor appearances

Cleffa first appeared in Pikachu & Pichu as part of the Pichu Bros Posse.

Another Cleffa appeared in the Sinnoh Grand Festival in Last Call — First Round!.

A Cleffa appeared under the ownership of Normajean in The Brockster Is In!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP246 Cleffa Ash's Pokédex Cleffa, the Star Shape Pokémon. Cleffa is the pre-evolved form of Clefairy. Their star shape has led some to believe that they reach the Earth riding on shooting stars. Strangely, many Cleffa are often found on nights of meteor showers.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG134 Cleffa Ash's Pokédex Cleffa, the Star Shape Pokémon. Cleffa are said to form circles and dance as if they are flying on nights when there are many falling stars.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP084 Cleffa Dawn's Pokédex Cleffa, the Star Shape Pokémon. It has the silhouette of a star in the night sky and some believe that Cleffa ride on shooting stars.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Cleffa in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Gligar Glide, Cleffa is one of the baby Pokémon that escape from the Daycare Center near Goldenrod City.

Whitney has a Cleffa first seen in Irked Igglybuff and Curmudgeonly Cleffa. Using its Sweet Kiss, it provided an opening for her Miltank to use a Rollout on what she thought was Suicune, but the fake Pokémon withstood the attack and struck Miltank down.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Whitney owns a Cleffa in Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys.

In the TCG

Main article: Cleffa (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Cleffa only appears as a random trophy.

Trophy information

With silhouettes that resemble stars, Cleffa are often sighted when the night sky is filled with shooting stars. Cleffa evolves into Clefairy, but only if it has a strong bond of friendship with its trainer. Since Cleffa are so cute and lovable, many trainers choose to keep it in this unevolved form.

Game data

Cleffa in Pokémon Puzzle Collection Vol. 2

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Stadium 2: Cleffa appears in a quiz-show styled mini-game alongside Igglybuff. A series of Pokémon parade across the screen and players have to count how many of the Pokémon species that have been instructed to be counted parade across the screen. The final score is based how close the answered amount is to the right number.
  • Pokémon Puzzle Collection Vol. 2: A Cleffa appears during Motion Puzzle mode, taking over the role that Pichu had in the first game.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Because of its unusual, star-like silhouette, people believe that it came here on a meteor.
Silver When numerous meteors illuminate the night sky, sightings of Cleffa strangely increase.
Crystal If the impact site of a meteorite is found, this Pokémon is certain to be within the immediate area.
Stadium 2 Because of its unusual, star-like silhouette, people believe that it came here on a meteor.
Generation III
Ruby On nights with many shooting stars, Cleffa can be seen dancing in a ring. They dance through the night and stop only at the break of day, when these Pokémon quench their thirst with the morning dew.
Sapphire
Emerald On nights with many shooting stars, Cleffa can be seen dancing in a ring. They dance until daybreak, when they quench their thirst with the morning dew.
FireRed When numerous meteors illuminate the night sky, sightings of Cleffa strangely increase.
LeafGreen Because of its unusual, star-like silhouette, people believe that it came here on a meteor.
Generation IV
Diamond Its silhouette is like a star. It is believed to arrive riding on shooting stars.
Pearl Many appear when the night skies are filled with shooting stars. They disappear with sunrise.
Platinum It is often seen when shooting stars fill the night skies. It's said to arrive riding on a shooting star.
HeartGold Because of its unusual, star-like silhouette, people believe that it came here on a meteor.
SoulSilver When numerous meteors illuminate the night sky, sightings of Cleffa strangely increase.
Generation V
Black It is often seen when shooting stars fill the night skies. It's said to arrive riding on a shooting star.
White
Black 2 According to local rumors, Cleffa are often seen in places where shooting stars have fallen.
White 2
Generation VI
X Because of its unusual, starlike silhouette, people believe that it came here on a meteor.
Y Many appear when the night skies are filled with shooting stars. They disappear with sunrise.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Breed Clefairy or Clefable
Crystal
Odd Egg
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Breed Clefairy or Clefable
Emerald
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Mt. Coronet*, Trophy Garden
Platinum
Mt. Coronet, Trophy Garden
HeartGold SoulSilver
Breed Clefairy or Clefable
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Amity Meadow
Generation V
Black White
Breed Clefairy or Clefable
Black 2 White 2
Breed Clefairy or Clefable
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Clefairy or Clefable

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Mt. Snowfall
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 1
Forever Level 50
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Wish Cave (1F-4F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Canal Ruins
Pokémon Rumble Blast Autumnwood: Firebreathing Mountain

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1 Swift Cleffa Japanese Japan 5 December 15, 2001 to January 14, 2002
GSC Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1 Petal Dance Cleffa Japanese Japan 5 March 16 to April 7, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Swift Cleffa English United States 5 March 22 to April 11, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Petal Dance Cleffa English United States 5 April 12 to May 4, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Scary Face Cleffa English United States 5 October 25 to 31, 2002

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Leppa Berry Leppa Berry (50%) Moon Stone Moon Stone (5%)
Platinum
Pokéwalker Qualot Berry Qualot Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Defense: 28
29 - 88 54 - 170
Sp.Atk: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 15
18 - 73 31 - 141
Total: 218   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
1/2
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35 Tough 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
00Start Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥ 1
044 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
077 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
1010 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 0000 07575% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
1313 Copycat Normal Status 0000 —% 20 Cute 1 0  
1616 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 —% 20 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Cleffa obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cleffa
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cleffa
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cleffa
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cleffa
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
MarillCastform Amnesia* Psychic Status —% 20
RoseliaSwirlixSlurpuff Aromatherapy Grass Status —% 5
MarillSwirlix Belly Drum* Normal Status —% 10
Skitty Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
MawilePlusleMinunSwirlixSlurpuff Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
AudinoAromatisse Heal Pulse Psychic Status —% 10
ClefairyClefableTogetic Metronome Normal Status —% 20
Jigglypuff Mimic Normal Status —% 10
SpritzeeAromatisse Misty Terrain Fairy Status —% 10
PikachuMarillSnubbull Present* Normal Physical 90% 15
MarillHoppipSkiploomJumpluff Splash Normal Status —% 40
Clefairy Stored Power Psychic Special 20 100% 10
PikachuMarillSkittyMawileCherubiCottonee Tickle* Normal Status 100% 20
TogeticSwirlixSlurpuff Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cleffa in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Cleffa in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cleffa
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cleffa
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS After You Normal Status —% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Gravity Psychic Status —% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Recycle Normal Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Role Play Psychic Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Trick Psychic Status 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Wonder Room Psychic Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Cleffa can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Cleffa cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Cleffa
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Cleffa
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani173.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP173.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 13.1%
Friend Area: Mt. Moonview
Phrases
51%-100% HP The stars in the sky are where I came from!
26%-50% HP Oh, no! I lost about half my HP already!
1%-25% HP I can't go on like this... I want to go back to the stars...
Level up Yay! See? I leveled up!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yay! See? I leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP173.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  Normal Assist.png
( Normal )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It creates hearts around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

173Cleffa.png
Baby form
Cleffa
 Fairy 
Egg
Breed


Soothe Bell
Friendship
035Clefairy.png
First evolution
Clefairy
 Fairy 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
036Clefable.png
Second evolution
Clefable
 Fairy 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 173.png Spr b 2g 173.png Spr 2s 173.png Spr b 2g 173.png Spr 2c 173.gif Spr b 2g 173.png
Spr 2g 173 s.png Spr b 2g 173 s.png Spr 2s 173 s.png Spr b 2g 173 s.png Spr 2c 173 s.gif Spr b 2g 173 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 173.png Spr b 3r 173.png Spr 3e 173.gif Spr b 3r 173.png Spr 3r 173.png Spr b 3r 173.png
Spr 3r 173 s.png Spr b 3r 173 s.png Spr 3e 173 s.gif Spr b 3r 173 s.png Spr 3r 173 s.png Spr b 3r 173 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 173.png Spr b 4d 173.png Spr 4p 173.png Spr b 4p 173.png Spr 4h 173.png Spr b 4h 173.png
Spr 4d 173 s.png Spr b 4d 173 s.png Spr 4p 173 s.png Spr b 4p 173 s.png Spr 4h 173 s.png Spr b 4p 173 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 173.png Spr b 5b 173.png Spr 5b 173.png Spr b 5b 173.png
Spr 5b 173 s.png Spr b 5b 173 s.png Spr 5b 173 s.png Spr b 5b 173 s.png
Front Back Front Back
173MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Cleffa images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Cleffa shares its species name with Staryu. They are both known as Star Shape Pokémon.
  • Cleffa is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 218.
  • Cleffa has the shortest Japanese name.

Origin

It is possible that it's based on fairies and pixies, just like its evolutions.

Name origin

Cleffa is a corruption of clef (French for [musical] key). It is ultimately a diminutive of Clefairy, indicating it is less than Clefairy.

Py may be a shortening of pixie. It is ultimately a diminutive of Pippi.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ピィ Py May be a shortening of pixie
France Flag.png French Mélo A contraction of the word mélodie
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cleffa Same as its English name
Germany Flag.png German Pii From its Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Cleffa Same as its English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean Ppi Transliteration of its Japanese name


External links

Pichu #172: Pichu
Pokémon
#174: Igglybuff Igglybuff


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