Cleffa is a Fairy type baby Pokemon introduced in Generation II. Prior to Generation VI, it was a Normal type Pokemon. It evolves into Clefairy when leveled up with high friendship, which evolves into Clefable when exposed to a Moon Stone. Take a look below for 24 fun and interesting facts about Cleffa.
1. Cleffa is a small, pink creature that is vaguely star shaped in appearance.
2. Its ears are completely brown.
3. It has two small black eyes, a small mouth, and it appears to have a small, permanent blush on its cheeks.
4. It possesses stubby, digitless arms and legs, which come to a point.
5. It has a curl on its forehead and a curled up tail.
6. Cleffa lives in mountainous regions, typically found at meteor impact sites.
7. Sightings of Cleffa increase on nights illuminated by shooting stars, where they dance the night away; this dance is said to bring good fortune to any who witness it.
8. They quench their thirst the next morning by drinking dew.
9. It is fascinated by anything resembling stars and meteors, such as Minior. Because of this, as well as its own star-shaped silhouette, Cleffa is commonly believed to have arrived on a shooting star.
10. The anime showed that its evolved forms (and therefore Cleffa itself) are actually extraterrestrial Pokémon.
11. Cleffa shares its category with Staryu. They are both known as Star Shape Pokémon.
12. Cleffa is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 218.
13. Cleffa has the shortest Japanese Pokémon name.
14. Cleffa is tied with Igglybuff and Morelull for the lowest base Speed stat of all Fairy-type Pokémon.
15. Cleffa appears to be based on fairies and pixies, just like its evolved forms.
16. Cleffa is a corruption of clef (French for [musical] key). It is ultimately a diminutive of Clefairy, indicating it is less than Clefairy.
17. Lusamine’s Clefable first appeared as a Cleffa in a photo in Lillie’s Egg-xhilarating Challenge! and A Glaring Rivalry!, where Gladion was seen holding her. She appeared in a flashback in Night of a Thousand Poses!, where Lillie was seen holding her.
18. Cleffa made its main series debut in Wish Upon a Star Shape, where it first fell from a spaceship that belonged to the kleptomaniac Clefairy from Clefairy Tales. Ash and his friends had to get the Star Shape Pokémon back to its group before Team Rocket and the Pokémon Mystery Club could get their hands on it. It evolved at the end of the episode.
19. Multiple Cleffa appeared in A Real Cleffa-Hanger, where they played a major role.
20. A Cleffa appeared in The Brockster Is In!, under the ownership of Normajean. It was among the Pokémon poisoned by a group of wild Tentacruel but where saved thanks to Brock’s Chansey and Soft-Boiled.
21. Cleffa debuted in Pikachu & Pichu as one of the Pokémon in the Pichu Brothers’ Posse.
22. A Coordinator’s Cleffa appeared in Harley Rides Again.
23. A Cleffa appeared in Hungry For the Good Life! as one of the Pokémon being cared for by Mr. Backlot.
24. A Coordinator’s Cleffa appeared in Last Call — First Round!, where it was performing along with a Steelix in the Sinnoh Grand Festival.