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I got a Keldeo from a trade in Pokémon X, and now it's in my Pokémon ΩRuby. It has a Calm Nature. I want to use it in cometitive play, but to my knowledge every Keldeo ever runs Timid. I came up with this set, trying to take advantage of those respectable 91/90/90 defenses.

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Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 SpA / 108 SDef / 148 Spe
Calm Nature
- Secret Sword
- Scald
- Calm Mind
- Substitute

If anyone could improve on this moveset (particularly EVs), suggest a new one, or jus tell me I'm crazy, I would like that very much.

Ur crazy
Calm Kelpie is far FAR outclassed by Timid imo... but it does force a lot of switches regerdless. Once you get a SubCM up tho, speed will be the only thing stopping you.
With Calm Nature, you fail to outspeed positive natured and fully invested base 100 speed pokemon (Staraptor, Mega Charizard X and Y, Mega Gardevoir etc). imo, it would be preferable to ditch this one and find a Timid one unless you're desperate.

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Defensive Keldeo, huh? Let's try this...

Keldeo @ Chesto Berry
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 SpA
Calm Nature
-Calm Mind
-Secret Sword

As previously stated, this takes a defensive approach to Keldeo. If you can net a Scald burn, Keldeo can take hits really well and set up with Calm Mind. ChestoRest is nice, as well, because if they can whittle you down to low health you can infuriate them by healing up to full health again.