During the main story, you’ll be tasked with quelling the fury of Kleavor, the Noble Pokémon that protects the Obsidian Fieldlands.
Kleavor’s Weaknesses & Strengths
Kleavor is weak to Water, Rock and Steel. Conversely, it resists Normal and Poison
When facing Kleavor head on, there are three attacks to watch out for.
Beware when Kleavor stands still and spreads its arms out, in a diagonal line. After a short while, its eyes will gleam and there will be an audible cue. As soon as this happens, press the Y button to dodge sideways. Otherwise, you’ll be hit by its lunge attack.
Sometimes, a circle of wind will begin forming around Kleavor, while it winds up for an attack. When you see the wind appear, move outside of the wind ASAP. Soon afterwards, Kleavor will perform a spinning whirlwind attack on the spot. This attack is quite easy to avoid, so long as you don’t dilly-dally.
On rare occasions, Kleavor may lift its head up and swing its scythes backwards. When this happens, keep an eye on Kleavor, while maintaining your distance. Kleavor will then roll forwards and slam its scythes ahead. But that’s not the main attack. Instead, a series of jagged rocks will launch towards you in a straight line. As soon as Kleavor slams the ground, dodge sideaways.
When sending a Pokémon to fight Kleavor, the Noble will use these moves:
- Stealth Rock: Deals Rock-type damage and leaves behind splinters that inflict additional damage each turn.
- Double Hit: Boosts the damage of Kleavor’s next attack by 50%.
- Air Slash: Deals Flying-type damage.
- Aerial Ace: Deals Flying-type damage. Weaker than Air Slash, but never misses.
The key for an easy victory is to prepare a strong Water or Rock-type. If you chose as your starter, you’ve got a strong advantage. Another Water-type option is , which you can catch towards the south of Horseshoe Plains. For Rock-types, there’s , dotted around Deertrack Heights.
To stop Kleavor, you must throw Forest Balms at it, until its frenzy gauge is depleted. Throwing balms works the same as throwing Poké Balls. So you hold ZR and release to throw the balm. To make things easier, you’ll have infinite balms.
Obviously, the Lord of the Woods won’t just let you pelt it with balms. So get ready to dodge whenever Kleavor is about to attack.
Initially, the main attack to look for is the lunge. You want to dodge after seeing its eyes gleam/when you hear the gleaming sound effect. Dodge too early and you’re liable to get hit. After Kleavor lunges, if it hits a wall, it’ll be stunned (dizzy stars will surround its head).
While Kleavor is stunned, you should send out a Pokémon to hurt it. There’ll be a prompt below the frenzy gauge. Press the X button to switch from balms to your Pokémon, then unleash your strongest Water or Rock-type. At this point, the action will switch to a standard Pokémon fight.
Inflict enough damage and Kleavor will drop its guard (it will look like it’s collapsed). In this state, your balms will be more effective than usual, so keep lobbing them non-stop! After a while, Kleavor will recover and the cycle repeats.