Pokémon Go Cliff counters January 2024

Want to know the best Pokémon Go Cliff counters for this month? Well, we’re here to help. Cliff can sometimes feel like the toughest Team Rocket Go Leader, so it’s only natural you may need a little bit of extra help working out which Pokémon you should use in a team against him.

With help from our Cliff counters guide, you will soon have a team full of strong Pokémon to take into battle. We have also gone ahead and listed all of the available rewards you can get your hands on by knocking out all three of the Team Rocket Go leaders’ Pokémon. Check out our Pokémon Go Arlo, Pokémon Go Sierra, and Pokémon Go Giovanni guides for even more assistance.

Now, let’s get into the best counters for Pokémon Go’s Cliff.

What are the best counters for Dratini?

Currently, Cliff’s first Pokémon is always Dratini, it’s weak to dragon-, ice-, and fairy-type moves. It should be fairly easy to take out.

Here are our recommended Dratini counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Togekiss Charm and Dazzling Gleam
Garchomp Dragon Tail and Outrage
Rayquaza Dragon Tail and Outrage
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What are the best counters for Slowking?

Slowking is weak to bug-, dark-, electric-, ghost-, and grass-type moves and can be one of Cliff’s second Pokémon.

Use one of the following Pokémon to counter Slowking:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Electivire Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
Gengar Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
Hydreigon Bite and Brutal Swing

What are the best counters for Gallade?

Cliff can choose Gallade as one of his second Pokémon, it’s weak to flying-, ghost-, and fairy-types.

Here are the Pokémon we recommend using against Gallade:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Gengar Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
Gardevoir Charm and Dazzling Gleam
Togekiss Charm and Dazzling Gleam

What are the best counters for Cradily?

Shadow Cradily can be one of Cliff’s second Pokémon, it’s weak to bug-, fighting-, ice-, and steel-type moves.

Here are our recommended Cradily counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Lucario Counter and Power-Up Punch
Galarian Darmanitan Ice Fang and Avalanche
Conkeldurr Counter and Dynamic Punch

What are the best counters for Tyranitar?

Tyranitar is one of Cliff’s final Pokémon, it’s double weak to fighting-type attacks, and you can also use bug-, fairy-, grass-, ground-, steel-, and water-types moves.

Here are our recommended Tyranitar counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Machamp Counter and Dynamic Punch or Cross Chop
Lucario Counter and Power-up Punch
Conkeldurr Counter and Power-up Punch

What are the best counters for Mamoswine?

Shadow Mamoswine is one of the final Pokémon Cliff uses, it is weak to fighting-, fire-, grass-, steel-, and water-type attacks.

We recommend you use one of these Mamoswine counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Metagross Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash
Hydreigon Bite and Brutal Swing
Reshiram Fire Fang and Fusion Flare

Pokémon Go's Cliff next to a small image of a Tyranitar

What are the best counters for Dusknoir?

Dusknoir is weak to dark- and ghost-type attacks, it’s one of three potential final Pokémon Cliff uses.

Here are the Pokémon we recommend using against Dusknoir:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Gengar Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
Hydreigon Bite and Brutal Swing
Tyranitar Bite and Brutal Swing

Cliff’s team changes up slightly each month, so we’ll update this page frequently.

What rewards do I get for beating Cliff?

When you defeat Cliff, or any other Team Go Rocket Leader, you will receive some handy rewards. You will always get 1,000 Stardust and a random selection of two of the following items:

  • A 12km egg
  • One Revive
  • One Max Revive
  • One Max Potion
  • One Unova Stone
  • One Sinnoh Stone

For more content like this, make sure you check out our Pokémon Go best Pokémon guide. Then, head on over to our Pokédex and Pokémon Go promo codes to pick up some freebies.