Cleffa (Pokémon)

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0172MS.png #0172: Pichu
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
#0173
Cleffa



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fairy Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Cute Charm or Magic GuardGen IV+ 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
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
10 cycles
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
Footprint
F0173.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Pink
Base friendship
140
External Links

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 Pokémon that is vaguely star-shaped in appearance. Its ears are completely brown. Cleffa has two small black eyes and a small mouth, and it appears to have a small, permanent blush on its cheeks. It possesses stubby arms and legs, which have no defined digits and 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 become more likely during 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.

Prior to Generation V, Cleffa and its evolved forms were the only known Pokémon that could have Magic Guard as an Ability.

Evolution

Cleffa evolves into Clefairy, which evolves into Clefable.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0173Cleffa.png
Unevolved
Cleffa
 Fairy 

0035Clefairy.png
First evolution
Clefairy
 Fairy 

0036Clefable.png
Second evolution
Clefable
 Fairy 


In the anime

Cleffa in the anime
A Cleffa Egg in the anime

Major appearances

Lusamine's Cleffa

In Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge! and A Glaring Rivalry!, Lusamine's Clefable was seen as a Cleffa held by Gladion in a photo. Lillie was shown to have held her in a flashback in Night of a Thousand Poses!.

Other

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

In A Real Cleffa-Hanger, multiple Cleffa were revealed to be living at Mt. Moon.

In The Brockster Is In!, Normajean's Cleffa was badly poisoned by a Tentacruel, alongside several of her other baby Pokémon.

In Star Night, Star Flight!, a Cleffa that Tiara once befriended appeared in flashbacks and as an illusion. She had been forced to say goodbye to it several days before the events of the episode, leaving Tiara distraught.

Minor appearances

Cleffa debuted in Pikachu & Pichu, where it was part of the Pichu Brothers' Posse.

A Coordinator's Cleffa appeared in Harley Rides Again.

In Hungry For the Good Life!, a Cleffa was being cared for by Mr. Backlot.

In Last Call — First Round!, a Coordinator's Cleffa and Steelix competed in the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

In I Choose You!, a Cleffa playfully chased a Chikorita.

Three Trainers' Cleffa appeared in The Power of Us.

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

In Battling on the Wing!, a Trainer's Cleffa watched the battles of the Manalo Conference.

In From Z to Shining Z!, a Trainer's Cleffa watched the battle between Ash's Pikachu and Tapu Koko.

A Cleffa appeared in a fantasy in Time After Time!.

In Pikachu Translation Check..., a Trainer's Cleffa was in a video.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN083 Cleffa Goh's Rotom Phone Cleffa, the Star Shape Pokémon. A Fairy type. Because it's shaped like a star in the night sky, some people believe it has celestial origins.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

A Cleffa appeared in ICYR2.

Pokémon Adventures

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.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

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

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Cleffa appeared in GDZ55.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

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 on 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
Galar
Crown Tundra #043
Sinnoh
#099
Hisui
#199
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.
Brilliant Diamond Its silhouette is like a star. It is believed to arrive riding on shooting stars.
Shining Pearl Many appear when the night skies are filled with shooting stars. They disappear with sunrise.
Legends: Arceus In silhouette, they resemble twinkling starlight. When shooting stars rain from the night sky, Cleffa gather in numbers and dance as though they are indeed incarnations of the stars.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#151
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet On late nights illuminated by shooting stars, it gazes intently skyward, as if thinking of its home.
Violet Since it is often seen when shooting stars fill the night skies, it's said to come here by riding on a star.


Pokédex Image Cleffa SM.png Pokédex Image Cleffa SV Kitakami.png
Cleffa in the Alola Pokédex Cleffa in the Kitakami Pokédex

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
Hammerlocke Hills, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands, Forest of Focus, Insular Sea (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Mount Coronet, Trophy Garden
Legends: Arceus
Cobalt Coastlands: massive mass outbreaks
Coronet Highlands: Fabled SpringNight, massive mass outbreaks
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Reveler's Road, Kitakami Hall, Oni Mountain, Infernal Pass, Crystal Pool
Tera Raid Battles (1★)


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
Rumble World
Sapphire Sea: Blue Tower (All Areas), Origin Hideaway: Super Gene Laboratorium (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Mimikyu SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Wish Cave (1F-4F), Purity Forest (1F-4F)
Fainted Pokémon: Wyvern Hill
New Snap
Mightywide RiverDay Level 3, Night Level 2
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 687
Event: Pokémon Safari (Eighth release)
Masters EX
Egg event (Fairy- and Normal-Type Egg Event, Fairy- and Normal-Type Egg Event (2022), Three-Type Egg Event (2023), Normal- and Fairy-Type Egg Event): Scottie/Bettie & CleffaEgg


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
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 50 April 10 to 15, 2020

Held items

Games Held items
Diamond Pearl
Platinum
Pokéwalker
Qualot Berry Qualot Berry (100%)
Sun Moon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Vivichoke Vivichoke (15%)
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy S Exp. Candy S (100%)
Grit items by level

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 IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Splash Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Copycat Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
044 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
088 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 0000 07575% 10
1212 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00——% 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM016Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM019Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM019 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00—}}—% 15
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM033Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM037Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM037 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM041Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM054Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM079Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM080Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM139Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM139 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM178Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM178 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM191Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM205Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM227Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM227 Alluring Voice Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 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 or an alternate form of Cleffa
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Mirror Herb*
Heal Pulse Psychic Status —% 10
PikachuMarillSnubbull
Present* Normal Physical 90% 15
PikachuMorpeko
Tickle* Normal Status 100% 20
Mirror Herb*
Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Cleffa
  • 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

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 Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 173.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Talk to in Capim Town
Connected to: Budew
Connection Orb Set: 8

Phrases
Normal I like shooting stars! I like stars, too! ♪
Low HP (< 50%) I'm getting kind of sleepy…
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 Rumble Rush
Rush173Body.png Walking Speed: 1.97 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 62 Base Defense: 45 Base Speed: 50
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fairy
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT173.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Fairy
None Shuffle.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.png Swappable Skill(s): Super Cheer


Pokémon GO
GO173.png Base HP: 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
New Pokémon Snap
NPS173.png
Photodex entry #223
I’m sure you noticed those Cleffa dancing inside the cave with a view of the night sky. It’s said that Cleffa first arrived here in ancient times, riding on a meteor.

Evolution data

0173Cleffa.png
Baby form
Cleffa
 Fairy 
Menu HOME Egg.png
Breed


Rare Candy + Soothe Bell
Level up with
high friendship
0035Clefairy.png
First evolution
Clefairy
 Fairy 
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
0036Clefable.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 2s 173.png Spr 2c 173.png Spr b 2c 173.png
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Generation V
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Generation VII
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Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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Legends: Arceus
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Cross-Generation
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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 is tied with Pawmi and Greavard for having the shortest Japanese name of all Pokémon, being spelt with only two kana.
    • Cleffa is tied with Cramorant for the shortest Japanese Pokémon name in trademarked romaji, with only two letters.
  • Cleffa is tied with Igglybuff and Morelull for the lowest base Speed stat of all Fairy-type Pokémon.
  • Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Togepi are the only baby Pokémon to have a TAG TEAM GX card.

Origin

Cleffa seems to be based on fairies and pixies since it is a small, playful, magical creature. It may also be inspired by the concept of extraterrestrial life due to its rumored celestial origins and vaguely star-shaped body. It may also reference the mythical Moon rabbit due to its large ears and the fact that it reaches its final evolved form using a Moon Stone.

Name origin

Cleffa may be a combination of clef (musical symbol) and the first two letters of fairy or fable; fa may also be derived from the popular western musical teaching method solfa (i.e. do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti).

Py may be a truncation of pixie.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ピィ Py From pixie
France Flag.png French Mélo From mélodie
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cleffa Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Pii From Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Cleffa Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean Ppi Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 皮寶寶 / 皮宝宝 Píbǎobao From the transcription of Japanese name and 寶寶 / 宝宝 bǎobao
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 皮寶寶 Pèihbóubóu From the transcription of Japanese name and 寶寶 bóubóu


Related articles

External links

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