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How to Beat Cliff in Pokemon GO in October 2021

By Sam Woods

October 12, 2021

Team GO Rocket’s fearsome leader Cliff is back to cause havoc in October 2021 and he’s got a strong bunch of Pokemon with him.

To help you out, here’s our guide on how to take Cliff down, including the best counters for each of his different Pokemon.

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What Pokemon Does Cliff Use?

In Pokemon GO, Cliff can have a combination of seven different Pokemon, always starting with Seedot.

The full seven Pokemon and their orders are below:

Cliff has a total of seven different Pokemon he can bring into battles. They are as follows:

Slot One

  • Seedot

Slot Two

  • Hariyama
  • Kingler
  • Poliwrath

Slot Three

  • Sharpedo
  • Torterra
  • Tyranitar

HOW TO BEAT CLIFF IN JUNE 2021 – BEST COUNTERS

Here are the counters and weaknesses for every one of Cliff’s best Pokemon, including his Sharpedo, Torterra and Tyranitar. The counters are all listed in the order of effectiveness with their best moveset:

Slot One: Seedot – (Weaknesses = Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice and Poison)

  • Mega Charizard X/Y – Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Mega Pidgeot – Gust/Brave Bird
  • Mega Gengar – Hex/Sludge Bomb
  • Reshiram – Fire Fang/Overheat
  • Darmanitan (Standard) – Fire Fang/Overheat
  • Darmanitan (Galarian) – Ice Fang/Avalanhe
  • Chandelure – Incinerate/Overheat
  • Moltres – Fire Spin/Overheat
  • Blaziken – Fire Spin/Blast Burn

Slot Two: Hariyama – (Weakness = Fairy, Flying and Psychic)

  • Mega Gengar – Lick/Sludge Bomb
  • Mega Pidgeot – Gust/Brave Bird
  • Mewtwo – Confusion/Psychic
  • Hoopa – Confusion/Psychic
  • Unfezant – Air Slash/Sky Attack
  • Moltres – Wing Attack/Sky Attack
  • Latios – Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Regigigas – Zen Headbutt/Giga Impact
  • Lugia – Extrasensory/Aeroblast
  • Espeon – Confusion/Psychic

Slot Two: Kingler – (Weaknesses = Electric and Grass)

  • Mega Venusaur – Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant
  • Mega Manectric – Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Mega Ampharos – Volt Switch/Zap Cannon
  • Zekrom – Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Zarude – Vine Whip/Power Whip
  • Therian Thundurus – Volt Switch/Thunderbolt
  • Raikou – Volt Switch/Wild Charge
  • Zapdos – Thunder Shock/Thunderbolt
  • Magnezone – Spark/Wild Charge

Slot Two: Poliwrath – (Weaknesses = Electric, Fairy, Flying, Grass and Psychic)

  • Mega Venusaur – Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant
  • Mega Pidgeot – Gust/Brave Bird
  • Mega Manectric – Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Mewtwo – Confusion/Psychic
  • Zekrom – Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Hoopa – Confusion/Psychic
  • Latios – Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Zarude – Vine Whip/Power Whip
  • Attack Deoxys – Zen Headbutt/Zap Cannon
  • Unfezant – Air Slash/Sky Attack

Slot Three: Sharpedo – (Weaknesses = Bug, Electric, Fairy, Fighting and Grass)

  • Mega Manectric – Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Mega Venasaur – Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant
  • Mega Ampharos – Volt Switch/Zap Cannon
  • Zekrom – Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Zarude – Vine Whip/Power Whip
  • Lucario – Counter/Aura Sphere
  • Conkeldurr – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Therian Thundurus – Volt Switch/Thunderbolt
  • Machamp – Karate Chop/Dynamic Punch

Slot Three: Torterra – (Weaknesses = Ice x4, Bug, Fire, Flying)

  • Mega Abomasnow – Powder Snow/Weather Ball
  • Mega Charizard X/Y – Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Galarian Darmanitan – Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Mamoswine – Powder Snow/Avalanche
  • Glaceon – Ice Shard/Avalanche
  • Weavile – Ice Shard/Avalanche
  • Mewtwo – Psycho Cut/Ice Beam
  • Articuno – Frost Breath/Blizzard

Slot Three: Tyranitar – (Weaknesses = Bug, Fairy, Fighting x4, Grass, Ground, Steel, Water)

  • Mega Lopunny – Low Kick/Focus Blast
  • Lucario – Counter/Aura Sphere
  • Conkeldurr – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Mega Blastoise – Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Machamp – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Hariyama – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Sirfetch’d – Counter/Close Combat
  • Breloom – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Blaziken – Counter/Focus Blast

What Pokemon Should You Bring?

If we were to tackle Cliff in October 2021, the following are the Pokemon we’d bring with us.

  • Mega Pidgeot
  • Zarude
  • Lucario
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Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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