Pokemon Go Cliff Counters [May 2022]

Pokemon Go Cliff Counters [May 2022]
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Written by 

Michael Christopher


7th Apr 2022 17:28

The best Pokemon GO Cliff counters for May 2022 are the same as April. You can likely rely on some of the same three Pokemon to take him down once more, but if they weren't optimal, you may need to swap some of them out. To take down Cliff in Pokemon GO, you can enlist the help of this guide to know exactly what his weaknesses are and how to take him down.

These are the best Pokemon GO Cliff counters in May 2022.

If you haven't taken down the other Team GO Rocket leaders yet, take a look at these guides:

Pokemon GO Cliff Lineup: May 2022

Cliff’s first Pokemon is always a Cubone, and as is the case for every other Team GO Rocket boss, his second and third Pokemon could be one of three. His second Pokemon could be:

  • Omastar
  • Electivire
  • Luxray

And his third Pokemon could be either:

  • Tyranitar
  • Charizard
  • Swampert

Pokemon GO Cliff Counters: Cubone

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Cliff’s Cubone is an easy Pokemon to counter, you can use one of the following to most effectively do the job:

  • Mamoswine (Powder Snow | Avalanche)
  • Venusaur (Vine Whip | Frenzy Plant)
  • Kyogre (Waterfall | Surf)
  • Any strong Pokemon with Water, Grass, or Ice-type moves

Cliff's second and third slots are where it gets a bit more varied. Here’s the best way to take out each of the possible three second Pokemon:

Pokemon GO Cliff Counters: Omastar

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Omastar weaknesses: Electric | Fighting | Grass (x2) | Ground

  • Tangrowth (Vine Whip | Power Whip)
  • Lucario (Counter | Aura Sphere)
  • Groudon (Mud Shot | Earthquake)
  • Roserade (Razor Leaf | Leaf Storm)
  • Torterra (Razor Leaf | Frenzy Plant)

Pokemon GO Cliff Counters: Electivire

pokemon go cliff electivire
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Electivire weakness: Ground

  • Groudon (Mud Shot | Earthquake)
  • Therian Landorus (Mud Shot | Earthquake)
  • Excadrill (Mud-Slap | Earthquake)
  • Garchomp (Mud Shot | Earth Power/Earthquake)
  • Mamoswine (Powder Snow | Bulldoze)


Pokemon GO Cliff Counters: Luxray

Luxray weakness: Ground

  • Garchomp (Mud Shot | Earth Power/Earthquake/Sand Tomb)
  • Groudon (Mud Shot | Earthquake)
  • Excadrill (Mud-Slap | Drill Run)
  • Rhyperior (Mud-Slap | Earthquake)
  • Mamoswine (Mud-Slap | Bulldoze)

Pokemon GO Cliff Counters: Tyranitar

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Tyranitar weaknesses: Bug | Fairy | Fighting (x2) | Grass | Ground | Steel | Water

  • Conkeldurr (Counter | Dynamic Punch)
  • Kyogre (Waterfall | Surf)
  • Machamp (Counter | Dynamic Punch)
  • Groudon (Mud Shot | Earthquake)
  • Lucario (Counter | Aura Sphere)

Pokemon GO Cliff Counters: Charizard

pokemon go cliff charizard
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Charizard weaknesses: Electric | Rock (x2) | Water

  • Rampardos (Smack Down | Rock Slide)
  • Rhyperior (Smack Down | Rock Wrecker)
  • Kyogre (Waterfall | Surf)
  • Tyranitar (Smack Down | Stone Edge)
  • Terrakion (Smack Down | Rock Slide)

Pokemon GO Cliff Counters: Swampert

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Swampert weakness: Grass (x2)

  • Zarude (Vine Whip | Power Whip)
  • Roserade (Razor Leaf | Leaf Storm)
  • Venusaur (Vine Whip | Frenzy Plant)
  • Torterra (Razor Leaf | Frenzy Plant)
  • Tangrowth (Vine Whip | Power Whip)

That’s every single Pokemon Cliff can throw at you, and every Pokemon to make you make him regret it. Use a few of these beasties to get the upper hand, and claim those rewards you’re fighting for. Good luck!


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