Once you have defeated enough Team GO Rocket grunts, you will be able to take on the Team GO Rocket Leaders Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo. While the grunts are fairly easy to deal with, the leaders are more challenging. Here is how you can beat Team Rocket Leader Cliff in Pokemon GO.

Defeating all of these Team Rocket Leaders is important since doing so unlocks the Team Rocket Radar, which allows you to battle the Team GO Rocket Boss.

Defeating Cliff In Pokemon GO

To defeat Cliff in Pokemon GO, you need to counter his Pokemon. That is easier said than done since he can have different Pokemon. The first Pokemon that he has is Larvitar, but the second can be Sceptile, Kingdra, or Skarmory. Similarly, the third Pokemon that he has can be Tyranitar, Swampert, or Gyarados. The following is a breakdown of the times of these Pokemon so that you can counter them:

Pokemon #1

  • Larvitar (Rock/Ground)

Pokemon #2

  • Sceptile (Grass)
  • Kingdra (Water/Dragon)
  • Skarmory (Steel/Flying)

Pokemon #3

  • Tyranitar (Rock/Dark)
  • Swampert (Water/Ground)
  • Gyarados (Water/Flying)

The following are some of the best Pokemon that we can recommend:

PokemonBest Counters
LarvitarMega Sceptile, Mega Swampert, Porygon-Z, Samurott, Xurkitree
SceptileMega Charizard Y, Mega Salamence, Heatran, Ho-Oh, Celesteela
KingdraTogekiss, Sylveon, Mega Salamence, Mega Gyarados, Dialga
SkarmoryMega Charizard Y, Mega Blaziken, Xurkitree, Reshiram, Zekrom
TyranitarCobalion, Chesnaught, Buzzswole, Virizion, Keldeo
SwampertLudicolo, Leafeon, Mega Abomasnow, Mega Venusaur, Meganium
GyaradosZekrom, Mega Manectric, Xurkitree, Mega Ampharos, Zapdos

We recommend a Mega Slamence with Dragon Tail and Outrage, Reshiram with Fire Fang and Fusion Flare, and finally, Tapu Bulu with Bullet Seed and Solar Beam. This team will have no problem dealing with Cliff in Pokemon GO.

If you do not have the above-mentioned Pokemon, then you can use a combination of fighting, dark, water, grass, fire, and ghost-type Pokemon.

This is how you can beat Team Rocket Leader Cliff in Pokemon GO. If you want to learn more, then you can also check out our guide on the best counters for Regieleki.

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