Pokémon Go Cliff counters and weaknesses (December 2022)

Let us give you a rundown of the best team to use against any potential 'mons Pokémon Go’s Cliff may use this month, updated for December 2022

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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.

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

What are the best Pokémon Go Cliff counters for Machop?

Currently, Cliff’s first Pokémon is always Machop. Luckily, it’s fairly easy to beat, so we recommend choosing a Pokémon that’s also super effective against the remaining members of his team.

  • Mewtwo – Psycho Cut and Psystrike
  • Metagross – Zen Headbutt and Psychic
  • Alakazam – Psycho Cut and Psystrike
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What are the best Pokémon Go Cliff counters for Crobat?

Crobat is weak to electric, ice, psychic and rock-type moves. Use the following Pokémon if you hope to win.

  • Mewtwo – Psycho Cut and Psystrike
  • Galarian Darmanitan – Ice Fang and Avalanche
  • Alakazam – Psycho Cut and Psystrike

What are the best Pokémon Go Cliff counters for Pinsir?

Cliff’s Pinsir is a bug-type. Here are the Pokémon we recommend using against it.

  • Moltres – Fire Spin and Sky Attack
  • Darmanitan – Fire Fang and Overheat
  • Ho-Oh – Incinerate and Brave Bird

What are the best Pokémon Go Cliff counters for Amoonguss?

Shadow Amoonguss is weak to fire, flying, ice, and psychic-type moves. These are the Pokémon you should put in your team.

  • Metagross – Zen Headbutt and Psychic
  • Moltres – Fire Spin and Sky Attack
  • Darmanitan – Fire Fang and Overheat

What are the best Pokémon Go Cliff counters for Tyranitar?

Tyranitar is double weak to fighting-type attacks, you can also use bug, fairy, grass, ground, steel, and water-types moves. Here are the Pokémon we recommend using against it.

  • Machamp – Counter and Dynamic Punch or Cross Chop
  • Lucario – Counter and Power-up Punch
  • Conkeldurr – Counter and Power-up Punch

What are the best Pokémon Go Cliff counters for Aerodactyl?

Shadow Aerodactyl is one of the Pokémon Cliff uses, it’s weak to electric, rock, ice, steel, and water attacks.

  • Metagross – Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash
  • Kyogre – Waterfall and Surf
  • Terrakion – Smack Down and Rock Slide

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What are the best Pokémon Go Cliff counters for Camerupt?

Camerupt’s main weakness is water-type attacks, here are the Pokémon we recommend you take into battle.

  • Kyogre – Waterfall and Surf
  • Vaporeon – Water Gun and Hydro Pump
  • Feraligatr – Water Gun and Hydro Pump

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 Arlo, Pokémon Go Sierra, Pokémon Go Giovanni, and Pokémon Go best Pokémon guides. Then, head on over to our Pokédex and Pokémon Go promo codes to pick up some freebies.