Pokemon Go: Cliffs Team Rocket Guide (Best Counters)

Pokémon Go now allows players to fight Team Rocket bosses, each using a different Pokémon.

Fighting the bosses is a mandatory step in monthly team missile research. So if you want a Shadow Legendary Pokémon, you have to accept it.

Cliff is one of the Team Rocket gymnastics directors. He uses a mix of regular and ground Pokémon, with some other types thrown in.

How do I find Cliff?

Defeat Team Rocket Grunt at PokéStops and get six mysterious components. After reaching six, they are put together into a tracker to find a Team Rocket leader. At various PokéStops marked by the tracker, you compete against one of the three leaders. You don’t know which sports director is there, but the locations change only once a day, so you should have enough time to find the one you want.

Which Pokémon does Cliff use?

Cliff uses three Pokémon and his first Pokémon is always the same, his second and third Pokémon vary. His possible team members are listed below

  • First Pokémon: Meow
  • Second Pokémon: Sandslash / Snorlax / Flygon
  • Third Pokémon: Tyranitar / Infernape / Torterra

Which Pokémon should I use against Cliff?

Cliff uses a lot of basic and normal types water– and struggleTypes are a safe bet.

  • Machamp with counter and dynamic punch (best for normal cliff types like Meowth and Snorlax)
  • Swampert with Mud Shot and Hydro Cannon
  • Blaziken with fire throwers and explosion fire (Best on Cliff’s Grass type, Torterra)

Cliff’s third Pokémon can vary in style. Machamp and Swampert therefore help to cover your bases. A fire type like Moltres, Blaziken, or Chandelure might be a good idea if you measure up against Torterra.

Our other guides tell you how to take out the other Team Rocket leaders:

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