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 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 6.6 lbs (3.0 kg)
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)

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 (base 2,560 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.

Moves learned by Cleffa

Moves learnt by level up

Cleffa learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CharmFairy 100
1PoundNormal 40 100
4EncoreNormal 100
7SingNormal 55
10Sweet KissFairy 75
13CopycatNormal
16Magical LeafGrass 60

Egg moves

Cleffa learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Cleffa egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
AromatherapyGrass
Belly DrumNormal
CovetNormal 60 100
Fake TearsDark 100
Heal PulsePsychic
MetronomeNormal
MimicNormal
Misty TerrainFairy
PresentNormal 90
SplashNormal
Stored PowerPsychic 20 100
TickleNormal 100
WishNormal

Move Tutor moves

Cleffa can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Cleffa is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Cleffa can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Soft-BoiledNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Cleffa learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CharmFairy 100
1PoundNormal 40 100
4EncoreNormal 100
7SingNormal 55
10Sweet KissFairy 75
13CopycatNormal
16Magical LeafGrass 60

Egg moves

Cleffa learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Cleffa egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
AromatherapyGrass
Belly DrumNormal
CovetNormal 60 100
Fake TearsDark 100
Heal PulsePsychic
MetronomeNormal
MimicNormal
Misty TerrainFairy
PresentNormal 90
SplashNormal
Stored PowerPsychic 20 100
TickleNormal 100
WishNormal

Moves learnt by TM

Cleffa is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Cleffa can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Soft-BoiledNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Cleffa sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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

Other languages

English Cleffa
Japanese ピィ (Py)
German Pii
French Mélo

Name origin

clef
musical symbol