Meta Battle Subway PokeBase - Pokemon Q&A

What is a good moveset for Klefki?

1 vote

If you have a good moveset for Klefki, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Remember, this is for competitive movesets, not in-game. Ability, EVs etc should be included. More guidelines here.

Klefki Pokedex & learnset for reference.

Klefki sprite

asked Oct 31, 2013 by MovesetBot
My Klefki if you saw my Tangela.
Holding Light Clay
Reflect
Light Screen
Thunder Wave
Foul Play
252 Def/252 Spd/4 HP

19 Answers

3 votes


Klefki @ Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 Atk
Lax Nature
- Thunder Wave
- Flash Cannon
- Torment
- Foul Play

Wrecks everything. Counters Aegislash. OU. TWave-Torment shuts down all the new Pokes.

answered Oct 31, 2013 by Ninja
More like annoys everything. I cannot take the people on battle spot with Thunder Wave just paralyzing away... that's why most of my pokemon hold lum berries and know the move taunt. This moveset will not stand a chance if Taunt has been used. Then all it can use is Foul Play.
And then you switch. It wrecks everything.
What about Mirror Shot (if it can learn it)?
Flash Cannon>Mirror Shat
why do you have attack EVs?
as far as i can see you have no physical moves and foul play uses the opponents attack in damage calculation
Bold is better. Doesn't lower Sp.D, and Foul Play doesn't use your attack anyway. It also reduces confusion and Foul Play Damage.
2 votes

Klefki @ Light Clay
Trait: Prankster
EV's: 252Def/252 Sp. Def/4 HP
Nature: Bold/Calm/Impish/Careful - basically raise one of the defences and lower one of the attacks
Moves:
- Thunder Wave/Foul Play
- Spikes
- Reflect
- Light Screen

This is very good at setting up dual screens. Thunder Wave is useful, but you might prefer Foul Play so you aren't completely shut down by Taunt users. Spikes means it has a double role as a hazard setter as well.

answered Oct 31, 2013 by MeloettaMelody
If you have Foul Play, you need a stat condition. Take out one of the screens to T-Wave and Foul Play. :)
2 votes

The next step up from Liepard.

Klefki @ Leftovers
enter image description here
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Bold Nature
- Substitute
- Swagger
- Thunder Wave
- Foul Play

answered Nov 13, 2013 by JarJar~
cheap tactics soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo annoying
It works well! not cheap... it's pokemon :P
One word: 'Taunt'
1 vote

enter image description here

Klefki @ Leftovers:
Trait: Prankster
EV: 252 HP / 248 Def / 8 Sp.Def
Calm Nature

  • Thunder Wave
  • Toxic
  • Dazzling Gleam
  • Spikes

So another Prankster user ? Outclassed by Whimsicott, itself outclassed by Tornadus, itself outclassed by the "unoutclassable" Prankster user Thundurus. Yeah. It's doomed for the abyss.
Thunder Wave or Toxic can be used in function of the threat: a sweeper may shut down with Thunder Wave, whilst a wall will fear Toxic. Dazzling Gleam is a filler, mainly attacking some Dragons here and there. Spikes is a support move that will fade away after a bird come on, and otherwise will damage Pokémon.

answered Oct 31, 2013 by RecreativeReshiram
edited Nov 1, 2013 by RecreativeReshiram
I think you mean Calm.
Yes. That's what I meant. Thank you, Mew, for pointing this out :D
I'd replace Dazzling Gleam with Foul Play. Just my opinion though.
While its stats are below the other Prankster users you mentioned, Klefki is the inly one who has access to Dual Screens. It can still work very effectively in that regard.
1 vote

Here's an interesting idea

Klekfi @ Leftovers
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 Spe
Bold Nature
- Calm Mind
- Draining Kiss
- Flash Cannon
- Hidden Power {Ground}

Calm Mind Klekfi. I decided on Draining Kiss. An odd choice, but recovery is neccesary. Flash Cannon is STAB, and HP ground is to kill Steels, Poison, and fire

answered Nov 1, 2013 by tazzie
0 votes

I went for a bulky Pokémon with this fella:

Nature: Careful

EVs: Def, SpDef

Ability: Magician

Item: Dark Gem

Moves:

-Fairy Lock/Toxic: Fairy Lock prevents a weak oponent from fleeing (specially in double battles with a sweeper partner) while Toxic is for a full-bulk Klefki.

-Spikes

-Foul Play: Allows it to take care of sweepers without it having a decent attack itself, as it uses the foe's attack stat. The Dark Gem will empower this move.

-Protect/Play Rough: Protect is to be used with Toxic or in double battles and Play Rough gives it STAB if Foul Play isn't enough

Extra: After using Foul Play and losing the item, its ability Magician allows it to take the foe's item, which might come in handy.

answered Oct 31, 2013 by Irkan
0 votes

Klefki @ Leftovers

Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Bold Nature

  • Foul Play
  • Thunder Wave
  • Spikes
  • Light Screen
answered Nov 1, 2013 by JarJar~
0 votes

Personally, I love Klefki. An excellent Fairy type:
Dazzling Gleam/Draining Kiss
Flash Cannon
Torment
Spikes

This is a great moveset. Spikes is for a great entry hazard. Because of its lovely typing, it will be able to at least set 2 layers of Spikes, if you're facing the correct Pokemon. If not, one layer is plenty. Torment is there not only to annoy, but to scout out a couple of the opponent's moves, so you can get an idea of who to switch into. Dazzling Gleam is for STAB, or if you want recovery, go with Draining Kiss and give it the Pixie Plate. Flash Cannon is also STAB and destroys other fairies save for Mega Mawile.

answered Nov 5, 2013 by Goodra521
0 votes

Item - Leftovers
Ability - Pransker
EV's - 252HP 128Def 128Sp.Def
Nature - Modest or Adamant
- Thunderwave
- Swagger
- FoulPlay
- DazzlingGleam/PlayRough/FlashCannon (Depending on Modest or Adamant)
Thunderwave to slow and possibly immobilize. If your optional move is super-effective then use that or swagger to raise their attack and add another immobilizing effect making it hard for them to move and use FoulPlay to utilize their raised attack swagger can be use multiple times even if they are confused to add more attack to your FoulPlay, really good for going against psychic types and pretty much anything that is a special attacker. I even managed to get a Lucario very to low health, I would have KO'd it if I had Swagger at the time but I didn't

answered Nov 13, 2013 by mrnigel117
0 votes

Ability: Prankster

Holding Light Clay

EVs: 232HP/168Def/108Sp.D
Careful Nature
Light Screen
Reflect
Thunder Wave/Spikes
Foul Play

This EV spread gives Klefki 260 to both defences and improves its overall bulk from attacks on both sides of the spectrum. The standard 252/252 leaves it very vulnerable to side you didn't invest in. Split defences also allows it to use Dual Screens much better. Under Dual Screens this set effectively gives Klefki 520 to both defences.

It's also possible to use another set that replaces the nature, item and Foul Play. The following set gives more survivability if that's what you're going for.

Ability: Prankster

Holding Leftovers

EVs: 232HP/168Def/108Sp.D
Calm Nature
Light Screen
Reflect
Thunder Wave/Spikes
Draining Kiss

This set gives Klefki some form of recovery but it will miss the damage dealing potential of Foul Play.

answered Jan 29 by Nivar
0 votes

Klefki@ Light Clay enter image description here

Ability: Prankster

EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef

Nature: Bold

Moves:

  • Reflect
  • Light Screen
  • Spikes / Taunt / Thunder Wave
  • Foul Play / Thunder Wave
answered Mar 29 by Torterra02
Taunt and T-Wave
0 votes

Personally. all these responses are stupid movesets. my klefki could destroy each of them. get max ev's for SPA and DEFENSE

  • Thunder wave
  • Draining kiss
  • Iron defense
  • calm mind

use thunder wave first each time. then use calm mind and iron defense until you see fit to use draining kiss. I hope you choose this moveset. these other responses are just gonna get you a faint

answered Apr 3 by coolersquid
That's harsh. :D
Ever heard of support Pokemon?
Your set is no better than some of the others. Klefki is meant to be a support pokemon, setting up screens and hazards before leaving.
0 votes

Well everyone has gone and done the more viable support sets, let's go with gimmicks! Nope, not Swagplay. Item switch.

Klefki@Toxic Orb/Flame Orb
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252HP and 252 Def/4 SDef or 4 Def/ 252 SDef
Nature: Bold or Calm

Moves:
Switcheroo
Foul Play
Substitute / Protect
Toxic / Thunder Wave / Spikes

Switcheroo and Prankster switches out their item real fast. Klefki is also faster than Sableye, so this is great for crippling it before it can taunt. Other tanks and walls also don't appreciate being given a status item. Substitute/Protect scouts the enemy move and give you more turns of tick damage. Foul Play is for attacking if ever Klefki eats a taunt. The last move is for further support after the item swap: Toxic for more damage, great with Protect. Thunder Wave is for extra annoyance. With Spikes, Klefki might get a free turn to do it, because of possible switches caused by Toxic Orb/Flame Orb.

Toxic Orb is easier to manage than Flame Orb, since you don't need to swap immediately as Klefki is immune to poison status. Flame Orb has the benefit of crippling physical attackers that don't have Guts or Facade.

Switcheroo (and Trick) are weaker now because they are blocked by mega evo stones that you can expect one per team, and there's the possibility of getting stuck with an Assault Vest, but don't let it deter you.

Other possible items to swap around include Choice Band/Specs/Scarf and Lagging Tail. Choice items are best for locking supports and tanks into undesirable moves, forcing a switch. Lagging Tail is to cripple non-priority sweepers.

answered Apr 4 by Malachite
Iron Ball too. If you suspect a fling user, Iron Ball is risky due to the 130 base fling damage.
0 votes

Klefki @ Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 Def / 252 S.Def / 4 Atk
Lax Nature
- Foul Play
- Toxic
- Protect
- Swagger

Works surprisingly well!

answered Apr 4 by Haribos_01
0 votes

Klefki@ Leftovers
Prankster
252 in both defenses and 4 in hp
Bold, or Calm( I like bold because everyone wants klefki to eat an earthquake.)
Moveset
T.Wave/Attract-(I hate T.Wave because everyone has that ground switch ready. However attract can save your butt long enough for leftovers to do their job)

Swagger-Combined with attract and you have a mean klefki.

Reflect/Light screen- For your teams needs. I like reflect incase of earthquake switches.

Foul Play-Lets face it with taunt you need an attack. Not to mention with a crippled sweeper in love with your jingling keys, and swagger. foul play helps seal the deal.

Please note This can be screwed over if your klefki is faced with same types (male/male etc) This also helps me scout their team because people will switch out.

answered May 7 by Crayoverlord
0 votes

Klefki @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 SpAtt
Bold Nature
- Thunder Wave
- Flash Cannon
- Recycle
- Foul Play

answered Jul 15 by Toxicroak
0 votes

Klefki (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
Evs: 252 HP, 6 Def, 252 Sp.Def
Nature: Careful (+Sp.Def,-Sp.Atk)
- Foul Play
- Iron Defense
- Swagger
- Thunder Wave

answered Jul 15 by Soundwave
0 votes

Well Klefki has alright stats so here is an idea for a Waller moveset,

With Sitrus berry or lum berry as an item
Ability: Prankster
Bold as a nature and Iv trained in Hit points or more defense
Here are the moves

  • Calm mind : For getting that sp.attack and sp. defense
  • Draining kiss: For healing STAB and powered by calm mind
  • Substitute: For stalling fro a bit.
  • Recycle: For getting healing or recovering from status conditions
answered Jul 17 by Duskull123
0 votes

ent
Klefki @ Leftovers / Light Clay
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 Def / 252 Att / 4 Hp
- Thunder Wave
- Torment
- Foul Play
- Reflect / Light Screen
A great utility annoyer. T-Wave slows down quick foes and has the added affect of disabling a foe for 1 time with a 25% Chance. Torment stops Calm Mind / Cosmic Power in its tracks. Foul Play does a great deal of damage to Aeiglash, a common threat in the Meta Game, but also is an attacking move. Reflect and Light Screen can help with a team altogether.

answered Aug 28 by Mr Gamaken