Are you struggling against the captains of Team Rocket? Are you struggling to figure out how to beat Cliff August as of 2020 in the Pokémon Go mobile game? In this guide, we’ll show you how you can counter Cliff’s Pokémon line-up. This is the definitive guide on how to beat Cliff as of August 2020.
How to Beat Cliff August 2020: First Pokémon
Cliff used to start with a Stantler. During August, he starts with a Grimer and will attempt to snuff you out with toxic fumes.
The best way to counter Grimer is to use a Pokémon that either knows Ground or Psychic-type attacks or is Steel-type. A Steel-type Pokémon will resist poison damage, while a Psychic or Ground-type one will carry you through the rest of Grimer’s team.
How to Beat Cliff August 2020: Second Pokémon
Once you’ve beaten Grimer, Cliff will up the ante and bring out some mean Pokémon. His remaining team is comprised of Machamp, Omastar, and Electivire.
Machamp is a powerful Fighting-type. However, he can be countered by Psychic-type with good defenses that allow him to tank some hits. Some good Pokémon would be Mewtwo and Giratina since they’re also good against the other two Pokémon.
As for Omastar, you’ll have to go with Grass-types. Some good Pokémon for this would be Torterra and Venusaur. The best thing about them is that they can hold up against Machamp and Electivire while also being good counters for Omastar.
The last one of the team is Electivire, which is – hey, surprise! – an Electric-type. It uses Electric and Fighting-type fast moves, and Electric and Ice-type charge moves. Any good Ground-type Pokémon such as Garchomp or Thyperior should be able to counter Electivire easily.
When it comes to how to beat Cliff in August 2020, this is how you take care of the second pokémon.
For his third and last Pokémon, Cliff will bring out one of three randomly chosen Pokémon. You’ll have to either face Tyranitar, Swapert, or Torterra. Cliff won’t be defeated without making you work hard for it, as these are all very tough Pokémon.
Tyranitar is a Ground and Dark-type Pokémon. He uses Dark and Steel-type fast moves and Rock, Fire, and dark-type moves. Even though he seems intimated, he can be countered by Fighting-type Pokémon. You can’t go wrong with choosing Lucario for this fight, but any other good Fighting-types such as Heracross or Machamp should do the trick.
Swampert is a Ground and Water-type Pokémon. He uses Water and Ground-type fast moves. As for his charge moves, he also uses Water, Ground, as well as poison ones. He’s definitely trickier to deal with than Tyranitar, but a good Grass-type Pokémon should do the job. Just be mindful of Swampert as he likes to use strong Poison-type moves against them.
As for Torterra, he is a Ground and Grass-type Pokémon. He uses Grass and Dark-type fast moves and Rock, Grass, and Ground-type charge moves. The best way to deal with Torterra is to bring out an Ice or Fire-type Pokémon. With that said, you need to be careful if you bring an Ice-type as Torterra will still be able to deliver some serious damage with his charge moves.
So, there you have it, that’s how you can easily (well, not really) beat Cliff in August 2020!