#173 Cleffa
Image from the Generation III games
Category Star Shape Pokémon
National Dex Nr. #173
Generation 2
Pokémon Color Pink
First Appearance Pokémon Gold And Silver
Latest Appearance Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Type(s) Fairy
Ability/ies Cute Charm, Magic Guard
(Hidden: Friend Guard)
Average Height 1'00"
Average Weight 6.6 lbs.
Evolves Into Clefairy

Cleffa is a normal type baby Pokémon that debuted in Generation II. It evolves into Clefairy when leveled up with high happiness, which evolves into Clefable when exposed to a Moon Stone. Clefts are small, pink vaguely star shaped creatures. They dance in the moonlight and feed of dew water. Cleffa have been known to be attracted by meteor showers. Sightings of this Pokémon always increases during meteor showers, and when they do show up, they dance the night away. They live in mountainous areas with Clefairy's, especially Mt. Moon. They are based on fairies and pixies, just like its evolutions.


  • Cleffa has the shortest Japanese name for a Pokémon with Py.

National Pokédex
← #172: Pichu
#173: Cleffa
#174: Igglybuff →
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