Klink

Plus
If allied with a Pokemon with Plus or Minus, the wielder's Special Attack increases by 50%.
Minus
If allied with a Pokemon with Plus or Minus, the wielder's Special Attack increases by 50%.
Clear Body
The wielder's stats cannot be lowered.
Type Tier
Steel LC
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
40
- 20 23 -
Atk
55
10 12 15 16
Def
70
11 13 16 17
SpA
45
9 11 14 15
SpD
60
10 12 15 16
Spe
30
8 9 12 13
  • Little Cup

Overview

Klink is a prime example of a weak Pokemon, complete with low stats and a terrible movepool. To make it worse, Klink is genderless, meaning its best moves are illegal in Little Cup since they are level-up moves learned later than level 5. If that wasn't enough, Klink is weak to common types such as Fire and Fighting. While it does have some useful resistances, there are many better Steel-types in the tier, and Klink should almost always be left off any serious team.

Name Item Nature

Special Attacker

Eviolite Modest
Moveset EVs
~ Rock Polish
~ Flash Cannon
~ Thunderbolt / Charge Beam
~ Hidden Power Ground
36 HP / 36 Def / 240 SpA / 196 Spe

Rock Polish raises Klink's Speed to 24, just enough to attempt a sweep. Flash Cannon is the main attacking move on this set, as it is Klink's best STAB move. Thunderbolt provides good coverage alongside Flash Cannon and is a powerful move in general, which is why it is the main choice in the third slot. Charge Beam is a much weaker alternative, but it has a good chance of raising Klink's Special Attack, which can be very useful if somehow it has the time to use it. For the last move, Hidden Power Ground is used to deal serious damage to Chinchou and Magnemite.

Team Options & Additional Comments >>>

Other Options

Toxic is a decent option, as it can inflict crippling status on a bulky Pokemon such as Chinchou. Volt Switch can deal a little damage as Klink switches out, so it is always an option. Thunder Wave could provide paralysis support for Klink's team, though there are plenty of better options for the move. Finally, Hidden Power Fire is a good choice if Ferroseed is more important to hit than Chinchou.

Checks and Counters

Fighting-types are solid checks to Klink, KOing it easily with their STAB moves. Ferroseed walls Klink that lack Hidden Power Fire and can set up hazards. Munchlax and Lickitung also wall Klink, and can hit back with Fire-type moves or Earthquake.

Unreleased

Klink gets Clear Body from the Dream World. It is a good ability, and because Plus and Minus do nothing in single battles, Clear Body is vastly superior.