Cleffa (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Cleffa (disambiguation).
Cleffa
Star Shape Pokémon
ピィ
Py
#173
Cleffa



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fairy Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Cute Charm or Magic Guard Cacophony
Cacophony
Friend Guard
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
25% male, 75% female
Catch rate
150 (29.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
2570 - 2826 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Cleffa
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
6.6 lbs. 3.0 kg
Cleffa
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
37
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
44
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Cleffa
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
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F173.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
140
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Cleffa (Japanese: ピィ Py) is a Fairy-type baby Pokémon introduced in Generation II. Prior to Generation VI, it was a Normal-type Pokémon.

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 lives in mountainous regions, typically found at meteor impact sites. Sightings of Cleffa increase on nights illuminated by shooting stars, where they dance the night away; this dance is said to bring good fortune to any who witness it. They quench their thirst the next morning by drinking dew. It is fascinated by anything resembling stars and meteors, such as Minior. Because of this, as well as its own star-shaped silhouette, Cleffa is commonly believed to have arrived on a shooting star. The anime showed that its evolved forms (and therefore Cleffa itself) are actually extraterrestrial Pokémon.

In the anime

Major appearances

Cleffa in the anime

Lusamine's Cleffa

Lusamine's Clefable first appeared as a Cleffa in a photo in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge! and A Glaring Rivalry!, where Gladion was seen holding her. She appeared in a flashback in Night of a Thousand Poses!, where Lillie was seen holding her.

Other

A Cleffa Egg in the anime

Cleffa made its main series debut in Wish Upon a Star Shape, where it first 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.

Cleffa were revealed to be living at Mt. Moon in in A Real Cleffa-Hanger.

A Cleffa belonging to Normajean in The Brockster Is In! was poisoned by a group of wild Tentacruel but were saved thanks to Brock's Chansey's Soft-Boiled.

Minor appearances

Cleffa debuted in Pikachu & Pichu as part of the Pichu Brothers' Posse.

A Coordinator's Cleffa appeared in Harley Rides Again.

A Cleffa was being cared for by Mr. Backlot in Hungry For the Good Life!.

A Coordinator's Cleffa and Steelix performed in the Sinnoh Grand Festival in Last Call — First Round!.

A Cleffa playfully chased a Chikorita in I Choose You!.

Three Trainers' Cleffa appeared in The Power of Us.

A Trainer's Cleffa appeared in Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Strategy!.

A Trainer's Cleffa watched the battles of the Manalo Conference in Battling on the Wing!.

A Trainer's Cleffa watched the battle between Ash's Pikachu and Tapu Koko in From Z to Shining Z!.

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.
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.
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.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

A Cleffa appeared in ICYR2.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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

Whitney has a Cleffa, which was first seen in Irked Igglybuff and Curmudgeonly Cleffa. Using her Sweet Kiss, she 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.

A Cleffa appeared in a fantasy in Cautious Clefairy.

A Cleffa appeared in a fantasy in Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia IV.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

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

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Cleffa appeared in GDZ55.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Cleffa appeared in Clefairy Becomes a Father...?!.

A Cleffa appeared in The Exam Showdown!!.

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 Johto
#040
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#099
Johto
#040
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 Unova
B2W2: #088
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #210
Alola
USUM: #272
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun On late nights illuminated by shooting stars, it gazes intently skyward, as if thinking of its home.
Moon Because of its silhouette, it's believed to be a star reborn. For some reason, it loves Minior.
Ultra Sun On nights with many shooting stars, they gather in packs and dance in circles. If you should see them, something good will happen!
Ultra Moon Said to have ridden here on a shooting star, Cleffa seem to appear in places where meteorites have struck in the past.
Generation VIII Galar
#254
Sword According to local rumors, Cleffa are often seen in places where shooting stars have fallen.
Shield Because of its unusual, starlike silhouette, people believe that it came here on a meteor.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Breed Clefairy or Clefable
Crystal
Breed Clefairy or Clefable
Route 34 (Odd Egg*)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Breed Clefairy or Clefable
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
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Clefairy or Clefable
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Mount HokulaniNight
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Mount HokulaniNight
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Puzzle Challenge
Hatch the Normal Star Egg
Generation III
Channel
Mt. Snowfall
Trozei!
Endless Level 1, Forever Level 50, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Wish Cave (1F-4F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Marine Resort (2F-7F)
MD Sky
Marine Resort (2F-7F)
Ranger: GS
Canal Ruins
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumnwood: Firebreathing Mountain
Rumble U
Flower Garden: Festival on Mount Moon
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 6
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 687
Event: Pokémon Safari (Eighth release)
Rumble World
Sapphire Sea: Blue Tower (All Areas), Origin Hideaway: Super Gene Laboratorium (All Areas)

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
Sun Moon Moon Stone Moon Stone (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Moon Stone Moon Stone (5%)
Sword Shield Moon Stone Moon Stone (5%)
Pokéwalker Qualot Berry Qualot Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

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

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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Splash Normal Status 0000 —% 40
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Copycat Normal Status 0000 —% 20
044 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
088 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 0000 07575% 10
1212 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 —% 15
1616 Encore Normal Status 0000 100100% 5
2020 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 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 level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM10Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM10 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM18Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM29Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM47Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM71Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM87Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM89Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM89 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR14Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR14 Metronome Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TR25Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TR30Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR82Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TR90Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
RoseliaRoseradeSpritzeeAromatisseSwirlixSlurpuff
Indeedee
Aromatherapy Grass Status —% 5
Aromatisse Heal Pulse Psychic Status —% 10
PikachuTogedemaru Present* Normal Physical 90% 15
PikachuMawileCherubiTogedemaru Tickle* Normal Status 100% 20
SwirlixSlurpuff Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cleffa in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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 Trozei!
Trozeiani173.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 173.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: B
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist:
(present)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-240
It creates hearts around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fairy
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT173.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fairy
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 20

#498
Shuffle173.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.
Skill Swapper: Super Cheer
Pokémon GO
GO173.png Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 79
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Clefairy Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Pound, Zen Headbutt
Charged Attacks: Grass Knot*, Psyshock*, Signal Beam, Psychic, Body Slam

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.png 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.png 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.png 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.png 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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 173.png Spr b 6x 173.png Spr 6x 173.png Spr b 6x 173.png
Spr 6x 173 s.png Spr b 6x 173 s.png Spr 6x 173 s.png Spr b 6x 173 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 173.png Spr b 7s 173.png Spr 7s 173.png Spr b 7s 173.png
Spr 7s 173 s.png Spr b 7s 173 s.png Spr 7s 173 s.png Spr b 7s 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 category 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 Pokémon name.
  • Cleffa is tied with Igglybuff and Morelull for the lowest base Speed stat of all Fairy-type Pokémon.

Origin

Cleffa appears to be based on fairies and pixies, just like its evolved forms.

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
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 皮寶寶 / 皮宝宝 Píbăobăo From and 寶寶 băobăo


Related articles

External links

Pichu #172: Pichu
Pokémon
#174: Igglybuff Igglybuff


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