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I am building a competitive Clefable and I have the following moves
-Cosmic Power

I don’t know which of these moves to teach (I have Ferrothorn but I want to teach it thunder wave for hindering speed, and if I’m getting rid of stealth rock, I have to pass it to someone else and it is a bit more risky to have Ferrothorn as a stealth rock set because of its 4x weakness to fire and nonexistent speed)

Why are you not using soft boild in the first place?
What is your Ferrothorn's moveset? And what are the other mons on your team?
What format is this?
To answer First Sinner’s question, it can’t learn soft boiled in sword and shield, I checked the move pool for gen 8. Answering -oPsydxck, My Ferrothorn knows Stealth Rock, Power Whip, Leech seed, and Knock off. Responding to Frozen Inferno, this is singles format.
You mean those ranked battles thing? I assume that's the format since smogon banned evasion in which case you might as well go stealth rock and replace the rocks on your durian with spikes
no I just use regular online like the link battle because I maybe a bit scared of the other casual online battle

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Use Stealth Rock. Only use Minimize if you wanna troll people. Jokes aside, Stealth Rock is much more useful than Minimize as it not an one time offer. Whenever a Pokemon switches in, they lose upto to 50% of their maximum health, which is really, really useful. And yes, use Soft - Boiled over Moonlight.

Here's the Smogon set:

Clefable @ Leftovers
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 SpD
Calm Nature
- Moonblast
- Knock Off
- Stealth Rock
- Soft-Boiled

Hope I helped :)

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This is for sword and shield and this is a clefable I didn’t transfer from FrLg with soft boiled and clefable can’t learn soft boiled unless there is a method I haven’t heard of to do such. Anyway thanks for your answer