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Pokémon GO Clefairy – Best Moveset, Counters, And Weaknesses

Learn how to best utilize Clefairy's stats, moveset, and counters after catching it during the Pokémon GO Clefairy Commotion event.
Pokémon GO Clefairy – Best Moveset, Counters, And Weaknesses

Pokémon GO Trainers eagerly anticipate the start of the upcoming limited-time event, Clefairy Commotion. This event coincides with the real-world lunar occurrence of the Harvest Moon, where they’ll likely gain an encounter with the Fairy-type Pokémon.

There’s also the possibility that a Shiny Clefairy may appear in the wild for those lucky enough to spot them. This guide will explore Clefairy’s base stats and weaknesses to determine the best counters and movesets for Pokémon GO.

Pokémon GO Clefairy – Best Counters & Weaknesses

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Participate in the Clefairy Commotion event for a chance encounter with Clefairy beneath the Harvest Moon. (Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

Clefairy is extremely weak to Steel and Poison-type attacks, so Trainers would be wise to utilize these types when encountering it in the wild. Quite similarly, Pokémon with Charged and Fast Attacks possessing these types can be added to the battle-up.

During the Clefairy Commotion event, Clefairy will appear more often in the wild between 6 pm and 9 pm local time on 10th September 2022. Below we have suggested the best Steel and Poison-type counters that Trainers should use against Clefairy:

Steel-type counters:

  • Zacian: Metal Claw; Iron Head
  • Metagross: Bullet Punch; Meteor Mash, Flash Cannon
  • Dialga: Metal Claw; Iron Head
  • Exacadrill: Metal Claw: Iron Head

Poison-type counters:

  • Nihilego: Acid, Poison Jab; Sludge Bomb, Gunk Shot
  • Gengar: Lick; Sludge Bomb
  • Roserade: Poison Jab; Sludge Bomb, Solar Beam
  • Eternatus: Poison Jab; Cross Poison

Other type counters:

Pokémon GO Clefairy – Best Moveset And Stats

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Clefairy may have relatively weak stats; however, the Zen Headbutt and Moonblast are the strongest moves to utilize. (Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

During the Pokémon GO Clefairy Commotion event, Trainers can encounter the Fairy-type Pokémon more frequently in the wild and, if lucky, its Shiny form. Once they’ve caught Clefairy, they can utilize the Pokémon’s stats and moveset in Raids, GO Battle League events, and more.

To effectively use Clefairy in combat and determine which moveset is best, we’ve listed the Pokémon’s base stats, including its attack and Combat Power (CP):

  • ATK: 107
  • DEF: 108
  • STA: 172
  • CP range: 611 - 660
  • CP range with Weather Boost: 764 - 825

Clefairy’s most powerful moveset is the Zen Headbutt and Moonblast with Disarming Voice as an optional Charged Attack. While the Zen Headbutt has less DPS than Pound, it inflicts more damage than the Fast Attack.

Moonblast, on the other hand, is a powerful Charged Attack overall for Clefairy to utilize as it has a higher Damage output and greater DPS. However, Moonblast and Disarming Voice benefit from the same type ATK Bonus, as they’re both fairly-type moves, granting them a 20% damage bonus.

That concludes our guide on the best moveset, counters, and weaknesses for Clefairy in Pokémon GO.

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Featured image courtesy of Niantic / The Pokémon Company.