Pokemon GO Cliff Counters October 2020: How To Beat Team Rocket Leader? Pokemon Weakness And More
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Pokemon GO Cliff Counters October 2020: How To Beat Team Rocket Leader? Pokemon Weakness And More

Alex Garton
24 October 2020

Here's how to defeat Rocket Leader Cliff.

Defeating each of the Team Rocket Leaders can be difficult when you're not familiar with the counters.

A leader's lineup is randomly selected out of a small selection of Pokemon.

Therefore, it's important to know the counters and strategies for each potential encounter.

Not least If you need to defeat the leaders to get hold of the 12km Strange Eggs or complete the Inter-Egg-Sting Development Quests.

Below you'll find some tips and counters on how to defeat Rocket Leader Cliff.

However, if you want help defeating some of the other Team Rocket Leaders, you'll find more guides underneath!

Rocket Leader Cliff Counters 

Cliff will always use Omantyte as his first Pokemon.

For Cliff's second Pokemon, he will either use Machamp, Onix or Electivire.

For his Third Pokemon, it will be Tyranitar, Swampert or Torterra.

Below is a list of counters and the most effective moves against each of Cliff's potential Pokemon:

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Omanyte

Omanyte is weak to Electric, Ground, Fighting and Grass Moves.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that counter Omanyte.

  • Venusaur - Vine Whip (Fast Move) + Frenzy Plant (Charge Move)
  • Torterra - Razor Leaf ( Fast Move) + Frenzy Plant (Charge Move)
  • Roserade - Razor Leaf (Fast Move) + Grass Knot (Charge Move)
  • Ludicolo - Razor Leaf (Fast Move) + Energy Ball (Charge Move)

Machamp

Machamp is weak to Psychic and Flying types.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that counter Machamp.

  • Mewtwo - Psycho Cut (Fast Move) + Psystrike (Charge Move
  • Lugia - Extrasensory ( Fast Move) + Sky Attack (Charge Move)
  • Togekiss - Charm (Fast Move) + Aerial Ace (Charge Move)
  • Giratina - Shadow Claw (Fast Move) + Shadow Ball (Charge Move)

Onix

Onix is weak against Grass, Water, Fighting, Ground, Ice and Steel moves.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that counter Onix.

  • Torterra - Razor Leaf (Fast Move) + Frenzy Plant (Charge Move
  • Venusaur - Vine Whip ( Fast Move) + Frenzy Plant (Charge Move)
  • Kyogre - Waterfall (Fast Move) + Hydro Pump (Charge Move)
  • Empoleon - Waterfall (Fast Move) + Hydro Pump (Charge Move)
  • Leafeon - Razor Leaf (Fast Move) + Last Resort (Charge Move)

Electivire

Electivire is weak against Ground types.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that counter Electivire.

  • Garchomp - Mud Shot (Fast Move) + Sand Tomb (Charge Move
  • Giratina - Dragon Breath ( Fast Move) + Ancient Power (Charge Move)
  • Rhyperior - Mud Slap (Fast Move) + Stone Edge (Charge Move)
  • Flygon - Mud Shot (Fast Move) + Earth Power (Charge Move)

Torterra

Torterra is weak to Ice and Fire.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that counter Torterra.

  • Moltres - Fire Spin (Fast Move) + Sky Attack (Charge Move
  • Articuno - Ice Shard ( Fast Move) + Ice Beam (Charge Move)
  • Heatran - Fire Spin (Fast Move) + Flamethrower (Charge Move)
  • Entei - Fire Spin (Fast Move) + Flamethrower (Charge Move)

Swampert

Swampert is weak to Grass moves.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that counter Swampert.

  • Leafeon - Quick Attack (Fast Move) + Leaf Blade (Charge Move
  • Roserade - Razor Leaf ( Fast Move) + Grass Knot (Charge Move)
  • Meganium - Vine Whip (Fast Move) + Frenzy Plant (Charge Move)
  • Venusaur - Vine Whip (Fast Move) + Frenzy Plant (Charge Move)

Tyranitar

Tyranitar is double weak to Fighting.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that counter Tyranitar.

  • Lucario - Counter (Fast Move) + Power Up Punch (Charge Move
  • Heracross - Counter ( Fast Move) + Close Combat (Charge Move)
  • Machamp - Counter (Fast Move) + Cross Chop (Charge Move)
  • Virizion - Quick Attack (Fast Move) + Close Combat (Charge Move)

Hopefully, this helps you defeat and takedown Rocket Leader Cliff.

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