Cleffa

Cleffa is a Fairy type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Star Shape Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 173
Type Fairy
Species Star Shape Pokémon
Height 0.3 m (1′00″)
Weight 3.0 kg (6.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Cute Charm
2. Magic Guard
Friend Guard (hidden ability)
Local № 040 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
099 (Diamond/Pearl)
099 (Platinum)
040 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
088 (Black 2/White 2)
210 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
272 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
254 (Sword/Shield)
099 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
199 (Legends: Arceus)
043 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 150 (19.6% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 140 (higher than normal)
Base Exp. 44
Growth Rate Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 25% male, 75% female
Egg cycles 10 (2,314–2,570 steps)

Base stats

HP 50
210 304
Attack 25
49 163
Defense 28
54 170
Sp. Atk 45
85 207
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 15
31 141
Total 218 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Cleffa.

Evolution chart

(high Friendship) (use Moon Stone)

Cleffa changes

Pokédex entries

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.
Ruby
Sapphire
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.
FireRed When numerous meteors illuminate the night sky, sightings of CLEFFA strangely increase.
LeafGreen Because of its unusual, starlike silhouette, people believe that it came here on a meteor.
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.
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, starlike silhouette, people believe that it came here on a meteor.
SoulSilver When numerous meteors illuminate the night sky, sightings of CLEFFA strangely increase.
Black
White
It is often seen when shooting stars fill the night skies. It’s said to arrive riding on a shooting star.
Black 2
White 2
According to local rumors, Cleffa are often seen in places where shooting stars have fallen.
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
Alpha Sapphire
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.
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.
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.

Moves learned by Cleffa

Moves learnt by level up

Cleffa learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CopycatNormalStatus
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1SplashNormalStatus
4SingNormalStatus 55
8Sweet KissFairyStatus 75
12Disarming VoiceFairySpecial 40
16EncoreNormalStatus 100
20CharmFairyStatus 100

Egg moves

Cleffa learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Cleffa egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychicStatus
AromatherapyGrassStatus
Belly DrumNormalStatus
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
Heal PulsePsychicStatus
MetronomeNormalStatus
MimicNormalStatus
Misty TerrainFairyStatus
PresentNormalPhysical 90
SplashNormalStatus
Stored PowerPsychicSpecial 20 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
WishNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Cleffa is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Cleffa learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Fairy WindFairySpecial 40 100
9Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus 100
15Draining KissFairySpecial 50 100
21Calm MindPsychicStatus
29PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
37MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100
47Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Cleffa can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus 100
Calm MindPsychicStatus
FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Magical LeafGrassSpecial 60
Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
RestPsychicStatus
Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
SwiftNormalSpecial 60
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Cleffa sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Cleffa  sprite from Silver Cleffa  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Cleffa  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cleffa  sprite from Black & White Cleffa  sprite from X & Y Cleffa  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Cleffa  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Cleffa Shiny sprite from Silver Cleffa Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Cleffa Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Cleffa Shiny sprite from Black & White Cleffa Shiny sprite from X & Y Cleffa Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Cleffa

Gold
Silver
Breed Clefairy/Clefable
Crystal Route 34
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Breed Clefairy/Clefable
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Mt. Coronet, Trophy Garden
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Breed Clefairy/Clefable
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Breed Clefairy/Clefable
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Breed Clefairy/Clefable
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Mount Hokulani
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Breed Clefairy/Clefable
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Mt. Coronet
Legends: Arceus Fabled Spring

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Cleffa
Japanese ピィ (Py)
German Pii
French Mélo

Name origin

clef
musical symbol