Cleffa’s Path of Solitude

Quick Tips

Make sure the Pokemon is at least level 80, but preferably higher.

Increase Cleffa’s EVs for Speed, HP, Attack, and Special Attack.

Master Psychic-type moves, such as Psychic or Zen Headbutt, and utilize the different styles.

Heatran’s Challenge

Cleffa faces a level 80 Zubat in this Path of Solitude challenge.

Zubat is a Pokémon belonging to the Poison/Flying typing. Due to this, Zubat has a weakness to Psychic, Ice, and Electric-type attacks only. In addition, it is immune to Ground-type attacks. Additionally, it has some resistance against Grass, Fighting, Poison, Bug, and Fairy-type attacks. Fortunately, Cleffa can learn a few super-effective moves.

Recommendations & Advantages

During this challenge, it will be very important to learn super-effective moves to use against Zubat. Furthermore, the move Psychic can be learned by Cleffa at level 29 and fully mastered at level 40. As Zubat is level 80 in this challenge, the move should be fully mastered and ready to use in battle. Using a combination of agile style and strong style moves will also ensure your victory.

Additionally, Zen Headbutt, a move taught by Zisu, will have a slight advantage as Zubat’s physical attack defense is lower than it’s special attack defense. If you encounter issues using Psychic, Zen Headbutt may give you a few extra points of damage in your favor.

Other recommendations include:

  • Level up Cleffa to at least Level 80 in order to either match or outlevel Zubat.
    • Unless you are looking for a challenge, you should at least match your opponent’s level.
  • Increase of Effort Values (EVs) for Speed, HP, Attack, and Special Attack.
    • Leveling speed ensures Cleffa can attack quickly. Zubat is quick in this challenge and can easily one-hit KO you before you can even attack.
    • Increasing HP ensures Cleffa has more health to endure attacks.
    • Depending on the move you plan to use, Special Attack and Attack EVs will come in handy.
    • With Grit items, you can upgrade your Effort Values. A variety of activities can be carried out in order to obtain these items, such as defeating wild Pokémon and releasing captured Pokémon.
    • Effort Values significantly increase stats when reaching an EV level of 1, 4, 7, and 10.
  • Master the moves learned from Zisu.
    • A mastered move can be used in both Agile-style and Strong-style, which is incredibly useful in this battle.
    • Zen Headbutt is another super-effective move that can be learned via Zisu if needed.

Path of Solitude Rewards

The rewards for completing this challenge are similar to those offered for completing the other Path of Solitude challenges.

First-time Completion

  • Path of Solitude stamp for Cleffa’s Pokédex entry
  • x3 EXP Candy L

Subsequent Completions

  • x3 Grit Dust