How to Beat Clefairy

If you are looking for the best ways to defeat Clefairy in Pokemon Go, you've come to the right place! This guide will teach you how to successfully win battles against Clefairy by exploiting its Type weakness(es).

In addition, it is equally as important to choose the optimal Pokemon and Movesets to take advantage of those weaknesses. This will allow you to to deal maximum damage during battle and defeat Clefairy quickly and easily.
How to Beat Clefairy
To defeat Clefairy in Pokemon Go you must take advantage of its Type Weakness(es). Being a Fairy Type, Clefairy is vulnerable against Poison and Steel Type Moves.

This guide lists the best Pokemon and best Movesets you should use in order to defeat Clefairy as effectively and as efficiently as possible.
Before we get into the details of this guide, please see below. The following is a simple step by step guide/checklist on how to defeat Clefairy. If you would like more information surrounding terminology, specific Pokemon, Movesets, DPS, etc. feel free to check out the rest of this guide.
5 Simple Tips to Defeat Clefairy
Tip #1. CP (Combat Power) Advantage
Choose Pokemon with equal or higher CP than that of the Clefairy you are battling. If your CP advantage is high enough, the next steps will not be as important in battle. Clefairy can have up to a maximum of 1085 CP.
Tip #2. Use Move Types Clefairy is Weak Against
Taking advantage of the Type Weakness(es) of Clefairy will allow you to deal more damage during battle. Clefairy is weak against the following Types:
Tip #3. Use Pokemon & Moves of the Same Type for Additional Damage
For example, Bulbasaur using a Grass Move, Charmander using a Fire Move or Squirtle using a Water Move will deal 25% more damage simply because the Pokemon is the same Type as the Move it is using. You can find out more about damage mechanics at the end of this page.
Tip #4. Choose the Best Type(s) of Pokemon
Dealing additional damage, while taking reduced damage is important in defeating Clefairy. Avoid using Types of Pokemon Clefairy Moves are Super Effective against, instead try to use Types of Pokemon of which Clefairy Moves are Not Very Effective against.
MoveXClefairy Moves are Super Effective Against
Zen Headbutt
Body Slam
Disarming Voice
MoveClefairy Moves Not Very Effective Against
Zen Headbutt
Body Slam
Disarming Voice
Tip #5. Use High DPS Movesets for Max Damage
Taking advantage of the Type Weakness(es) of Clefairy and the STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) of your own Pokemon will allow you to deal a great amount of damage during battle. Clefairy will go down quickly if the optimal Pokemon & Movesets are used.

You can learn more about high damage Movesets at the end of this guide: Section IV. Best Pokemon & Movesets to use against Clefairy in battle.
Thank you for reading. If you would like further or more detailed information on how to defeat Clefairy please continue reading the rest of this guide. If you have questions, comments, or tips of your own, feel free to leave a message in the comment section at the end of this guide!
I. Clefairy Type Weaknesses
To defeat Clefairy you must first learn its Type weaknesses. Using specific Types of Moves that Clefairy is weak against will result in those Moves dealing Super Effective damage (25% damage bonus).
Clefairy is a Fairy Type Pokemon, which means it is weak against the following Move Type(s) and will be vulnerable to the following damage multipliers:
II. Utilizing Benefit of Super Effective Moves
Next we must identify Moves of the above Types. This is important as Moves that are Super Effective deal 25% additional damage. If a Pokemon has a double weakness, the Move will deal 56% additional damage.
In order to defeat Clefairy you will want to choose a Pokemon with Move Types Clefairy is vulnerable against. The moves of these types are shown below:
Move NameFast/
AcidFast Poison101.0579.52
Cross PoisonCharge Poison251.50-2516.67
Gunk ShotCharge Poison653.00-10021.67
Poison FangCharge Poison252.40-2010.42
Poison JabFast Poison121.05711.43
Poison StingFast Poison60.58410.34
SludgeCharge Poison302.60-2511.54
Sludge BombCharge Poison552.60-5021.15
Sludge WaveCharge Poison703.40-10020.59
Move NameFast/
Bullet PunchFast Steel101.2078.33
Flash CannonCharge Steel603.90-3315.38
Iron HeadCharge Steel302.00-3315.00
Magnet BombCharge Steel302.80-2510.71
Metal ClawFast Steel80.63712.70
Steel WingFast Steel151.33411.28
III. Pokemon Weakness(es) vs. Clefairy
Before we go any further, please take a minute to consider the following. Most of this guide is focused on dealing high amounts of damage in a short period of time, in order to beat Clefairy as quickly as possible.

However, it is important to note that defensive Type weaknesses play an important role in Pokemon Go battles as well.
First off, Clefairy can deal a great amount of damage using Pound and Moonblast. This is especially true if you are using Pokemon that are weak against these Move Type(s). The damage per second and ranking of this moveset is shown below.
High DPS Moveset for Clefairy:
Move Type:NormalFairy
Category:Fast Charge
Rank (DPS):#25#53
DPS (w/ STAB):13.025.9
Rank (w/ STAB):#25#19
Clefairy is capable of using the following Moves:
Clefairy Fast Moves:Clefairy Charge Moves:
PoundZen HeadbuttBody SlamDisarming VoiceMoonblast
Sec:0.54 sec1.05 secSec:1.56 sec3.9 sec4.1 sec
While Pound and Moonblast is a strong Moveset, most of Clefairy's Moves will deal additional damage if used against certain Types of Pokemon as they will take increased damage from Clefairy. Depending on the particular Moveset of the Clefairy you are battling against, you will want to try and avoid using Pokemon of the following Types.
MoveXClefairy Moves are Super Effective Against
Zen Headbutt
Body Slam
Disarming Voice
On the other hand, there are certain Types of Pokemon in Pokemon Go, that will take less damage from the Moves of Clefairy. Therefore, to survive longer during Gym battles you will want to try and use Pokemon of the below Types when battling against Clefairy.
MoveClefairy Moves are Not Very Effective Against
Zen Headbutt
Body Slam
Disarming Voice
It is important to note that this is not the only factor in choosing the optimal Pokemon to defeat Clefairy. If you have a Pokemon with much higher CP and a high damage Moveset vs. Clefairy you will obviously want to use that Pokemon. You will be able to win the battle quickly before your opponent has even had a chance to deal much damage.

However, if you are using a Pokemon with average CP and an average moveset, choosing the right Type of Pokemon becomes much more important.
IV. Benefits of Type Weakness & STAB Damage
Getting back to the offensive side of battling, the next step is to identify which Pokemon have the capability of using Super Effective Moves against Clefairy.

Furthermore, we must identify Pokemon that are the same Type as the Moves they are using. This will result in an added 25% additional damage bonus, commonly referred to as STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus).
If you are new to Pokemon Go or to the damage mechanics in general, be sure to review the chart below before making your way to Section V. (Best Pokemon Movesets vs. Clefairy). It explains how Pokemon Go DB determines the best damage Moveset/Pokemon to beat Clefairy.
The following chart explains the terms used in this guide:
Battle Mechanics Terminology (Quick Reference Guide)
DPSDPS stands for Damage per Second. The DPS of each Move is calculated by taking the Power of a Move and dividing it by the time (seconds) it takes to actually perform the move (also known as a cooldown).
STABSTAB stands for Same Type Attack Bonus. When a Pokemon uses a Move that is the same Type as itself that Move will deal additional bonus damage. For example, if a Fairy Type Pokemon uses a Fairy Type Move it will deal 25% more damage.
Best Fast MoveThe Best Fast Move is calculated by taking the highest DPS Fast Move a Pokemon is capable of using. This includes the 25% STAB bonus. Generally every Pokemon in Pokemon Go will have one of two possible Fast Moves.
Best Charge MoveThe Best Charge Move is calculated by taking the highest DPS Charge Move a Pokemon is capable of using. This includes the 25% STAB bonus. Generally every Pokemon in Pokemon Go will have one of three possible Charge Moves.
Best Fast Move DPS vs. ClefairyBest Fast Move DPS vs. Clefairy is calculated by taking the Best Fast Move DPS w/ STAB and multiplying that DPS by 1.25 if Clefairy has a single weakness to that Type or multiplying that DPS by 1.56 if Clefairy has a double weakness to that Type.
Best Charge Move DPS vs. ClefairyBest Charge Move DPS vs. Clefairy is calculated by taking the Best Charge Move DPS w/ STAB and multiplying that DPS by 1.25 if Clefairy has a single weakness to that Type or multiplying that DPS by 1.56 if Clefairy has a double weakness to that Type.
Average DPSAverage DPS is simply the average of the Best Fast Move DPS vs. Clefairy and the Best Charge Move DPS vs. Clefairy. The chart is then sorted by highest Average DPS to lowest.
V. Best Pokemon & Movesets to use against Clefairy in battle.
The following chart lists the top Pokemon/Moveset against Clefairy. The list is sorted by highest Average Damage per Second to lowest. Type Effectiveness and STAB play a big role in increasing the damage that is done to Clefairy. If you follow every step in this guide, you will have a much easier time defeating Clefairy. Good Luck!
Best Pokemon Movesets vs. Clefairy
PicNameBest Fast MoveBest Charge MoveFast Move TypeCharge Move TypeBest Fast Move DPS vs. ClefairyBest Charge Move DPS vs. ClefairyAverage DPS
MukPoison JabGunk ShotPoisonPoison17.933.925.9
BeedrillPoison JabSludge BombPoisonPoison17.933.125.5
NidorinoPoison JabSludge BombPoisonPoison17.933.125.5
GrimerPoison JabSludge BombPoisonPoison17.933.125.5
NidoqueenPoison JabSludge WavePoisonPoison17.932.225.0
NidokingPoison JabSludge WavePoisonPoison17.932.225.0
TentacruelPoison JabSludge WavePoisonPoison17.932.225.0
EkansPoison StingGunk ShotPoisonPoison16.233.925.0
MankeyScratchCross ChopNormalFighting12.037.524.8
Nidoran♀Poison StingSludge BombPoisonPoison16.233.124.6
NidorinaPoison StingSludge BombPoisonPoison16.233.124.6
Nidoran♂Poison StingSludge BombPoisonPoison16.233.124.6
ArbokAcidGunk ShotPoisonPoison14.933.924.4
JigglypuffPoundBody SlamNormalNormal16.232.124.1
OddishAcidSludge BombPoisonPoison14.933.124.0
GloomAcidSludge BombPoisonPoison14.933.124.0
BellsproutAcidSludge BombPoisonPoison14.933.124.0
WeepinbellAcidSludge BombPoisonPoison14.933.124.0
VictreebelAcidSludge BombPoisonPoison14.933.124.0
PrimeapeLow KickCross ChopFightingFighting10.437.524.0
MachopLow KickCross ChopFightingFighting10.437.524.0
MachokeLow KickCross ChopFightingFighting10.437.524.0
MachampBullet PunchCross ChopSteelFighting10.437.524.0
HaunterShadow ClawSludge BombGhostPoison14.533.123.8
GengarShadow ClawSludge BombGhostPoison14.533.123.8
MeowthScratchBody SlamNormalNormal15.032.123.5
IvysaurVine WhipSludge BombGrassPoison13.533.123.3
VenusaurVine WhipSludge BombGrassPoison13.533.123.3
PidgeotWing AttackHurricaneFlyingFlying15.031.323.1
WigglytuffPoundHyper BeamNormalNormal16.230.023.1
ChanseyPoundHyper BeamNormalNormal16.230.023.1
GravelerMud SlapStone EdgeGroundRock13.932.323.1
GolemMud SlapStone EdgeGroundRock13.932.323.1
RhydonMud SlapStone EdgeGroundRock13.932.323.1
DewgongFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
CloysterFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
LaprasFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
ArticunoFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
RattataTackleBody SlamNormalNormal13.632.122.8
EeveeTackleBody SlamNormalNormal13.632.122.8
SandslashMetal ClawEarthquakeSteelGround15.929.822.8
GastlyLickSludge BombGhostPoison12.533.122.8
VileplumeAcidSolar BeamPoisonGrass14.930.622.7
CharizardWing AttackFire BlastFlyingFire15.030.522.7
ArcanineFire FangFire BlastFireFire14.930.522.7
ZubatBiteSludge BombDarkPoison12.033.122.5
PsyduckWater GunCross ChopWaterFighting15.030.022.5
ExeggutorZen HeadbuttSolar BeamPsychicGrass14.330.622.4
TangelaVine WhipPower WhipGrassGrass13.531.322.4
WartortleWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
BlastoiseWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
GolduckWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
SeadraWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
StarmieWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
VaporeonWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
OmastarWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
ParasectBug BiteSolar BeamBugGrass13.930.622.3
KoffingTackleSludge BombNormalPoison10.933.122.0
WeezingTackleSludge BombNormalPoison10.933.122.0
DugtrioMud SlapEarthquakeGroundGround13.929.821.8
MarowakMud SlapEarthquakeGroundGround13.929.821.8
SnorlaxZen HeadbuttBody SlamPsychicNormal11.432.121.7
OnixRock ThrowStone EdgeRockRock11.032.321.6
PoliwrathBubbleHydro PumpWaterWater13.629.621.6
KabutopsMud ShotStone EdgeGroundRock10.932.321.6
NinetalesEmberFire BlastFireFire11.930.521.2
PonytaEmberFire BlastFireFire11.930.521.2
RapidashEmberFire BlastFireFire11.930.521.2
MagmarEmberFire BlastFireFire11.930.521.2
FlareonEmberFire BlastFireFire11.930.521.2
MoltresEmberFire BlastFireFire11.930.521.2
DragoniteDragon BreathDragon ClawDragonDragon15.027.321.2
RaticateBiteHyper BeamDarkNormal12.030.021.0
GyaradosBiteHydro PumpDarkWater12.029.620.8
LickitungZen HeadbuttHyper BeamPsychicNormal11.430.020.7
AlakazamPsycho CutPsychicPsychicPsychic15.424.620.0
MewtwoPsycho CutPsychicPsychicPsychic15.424.620.0

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