Pokemon Go Kleavor counters, weaknesses & Shiny availability
Kleavor is making its Pokemon Go debut in 3-Star Raids, so we’ve got all the tips you need to defeat it including weaknesses, counters, and whether it can be Shiny.
Pokemon Legends Arceus introduced loads of Hisuian regional variants to the Pokedex as well as some brand-new evolutions. One of these is Kleavor, a powerful Bug/Rock-type evolution for Kanto’s Scyther.
Following in the footsteps of Sneasler and Overqwil, Kleavor is now making its long-awaited Pokemon Go debut. The only way to encounter it will be to battle it during a special Raid Day event on May 6, 2023.
To help you defeat Kleavor, we’ve put together a Raid guide with details of its weaknesses and some of the best counters to use.
Kleavor weaknesses in Pokemon Go
Kleavor is a Bug/Rock-type Pokemon which means it’s weak against Rock, Steel, and Water-type attacks.
On the other hand, it’s resistant against Normal and Poison attacks, so you’ll want to avoid using those wherever possible.
Kleavor counters in Pokemon Go
Here are some of the best counters to use against Kleavor in Pokemon Go:
|Mega Swampert||Water Gun & Hydro Cannon|
|Mega Blastoise||Water Gun & Hydro Cannon|
|Kyogre||Waterfall & Origin Pulse|
|Dialga||Metal Claw & Iron Head|
|Terrakion||Smack Down & Rock Slide|
|Metagross||Bullet Punch & Meteor Mash|
|Rhyperior||Smack Down & Rock Wrecker|
|Rampardos||Smack Down & Rock Slide|
|Excadrill||Metal Claw & Iron Head|
|Kingler||Bubble & Crabhammer|
Don’t worry if you don’t have any of these counters, simply focus on your strongest Pokemon that are able to target Kleavor’s weaknesses.
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How to get Kleavor in Pokemon Go
The only way to get Kleavor in Pokemon Go is to first defeat it in a 3-Star Raid Battle. Kleavor will only appear in Raids during the special Raid Day event on May 6, 2023, between 11AM and 2PM local time.
Once you’ve defeated Kleavor, you’ll be given a limited amount of Premier Balls to try and catch it. You can use Silver Pinap Berries and land Excellent Curveball Throws to increase your chances of success.
It’s worth pointing out that Kleavor cannot be evolved from Scyther, despite that being the case in Pokemon Legends Arceus where it first appeared.
Is Shiny Kleavor available in Pokemon Go?
The good news is that Shiny Kleavor is available in Pokemon Go. The chances of encountering one are quite low, so it’s simply a case of taking part in as many Raid Battles as possible during the event.
Shiny Kleavor has a forest green hue instead of its usual caramel color. You can see what they both look like in the image above, so you know what to keep an eye out for.
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