Competitive Information for Klinklang [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Klinklang klinklang
Base Stats for Klinklang

Steel

Abilities:
MinusMinus: If an active ally has this Ability or the Plus Ability, this Pokemon's Sp. Atk is 1.5x.
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PlusPlus: If an active ally has this Ability or the Minus Ability, this Pokemon's Sp. Atk is 1.5x.
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Clear BodyClear Body: Prevents other Pokemon from lowering this Pokemon's stat stages.


Evolutions / Family:
Klink
Klang
Klinklang

Weakness Chart for Steel-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
0.5x
2x
2x
0.5x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
2x
0.5x
0.5x
0x
0.5x
0.5x
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Klinklang? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common team mates for Klinklang in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

ToxtricityDarmanitan-GalarBarraskewdaPelipperDittoAegislashGrimmsnarlGyaradosMimikyuArcanine


Klinklang is an outstanding Steel-typed Pokemon. Klinklang is a pretty usual Pokemon to see in Generation 8. Klinklang is weak to Fighting, Fire, and Ground-typed attacks.


Species: Klinklang
Item: Leftovers / Iapapa Berry
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 6 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Wild Charge / Thunder Wave
- Gear Grind / Shift Gear
- Ally Switch
- Substitute

Physical Sweeper Klinklang (Analytic)

Klinklang is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Klinklang last longer regaining it's it's life every turn. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Klinklang's stat stages.

Wild Charge is a physical 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Gear Grind is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Steel-type move (hits 2 times in one turn).
Shift Gear is a status move (raises your Klinklang's speed by 2 stages and attack by 1 stage).
Ally Switch is a status move (your Klinklang swaps positions with its ally).
Substitute is a status move (Klinklang takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).




Species: Klinklang
Item: Leftovers / Iapapa Berry
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Moveset:
- Ally Switch
- Shift Gear / Flash Cannon
- Substitute
- Thunder Wave / Discharge

Physical Wall Klinklang (Analytic)

Klinklang is an extraordinary Physical Wall. The purpose of this moveset is to take a hefty amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Klinklang last longer regaining it's health points every turn. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Klinklang's stat stages.

Ally Switch is a status move (your Klinklang swaps positions with its ally).
Shift Gear is a status move (raises your Klinklang's speed by 2 stages and attack by 1 stage).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Substitute is a status move (Klinklang takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Discharge is a special 80-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze adjacent pokemon).




Species: Klinklang
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Wild Charge
- Facade / Giga Impact
- Assurance
- Protect

Physical Sweeper Klinklang (Clear Body)

Klinklang is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Klinklang's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Klinklang's stat stages. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Wild Charge is a physical 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Klinklang is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Giga Impact is a physical 150-base power Normal-type move (Klinklang cannot move next turn).
Assurance is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if target was damaged this turn).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Klinklang this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Klinklang? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common team mates for Klinklang in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

ToxtricityDarmanitan-GalarBarraskewdaPelipperDittoAegislashGrimmsnarlGyaradosMimikyuArcanine


Species: Klinklang
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Wild Charge
- Facade / Giga Impact
- Assurance
- Protect

Doubles Physical Sweeper Klinklang (Clear Body)

Klinklang is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Klinklang's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Clear Body, prevents other pokemon from lowering Klinklang's stat stages. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Wild Charge is a physical 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Klinklang is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Giga Impact is a physical 150-base power Normal-type move (Klinklang cannot move next turn).
Assurance is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if target was damaged this turn).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Klinklang this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Klinklang learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Discharge
80
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze adjacent Pokemon.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Power Gem
80
100%
20
No additional effect.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Steel Beam
140
95%
5
User loses 50% max HP.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunder Shock
40
100%
30
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Volt Switch
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Zap Cannon
120
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Bind
15
85%
20
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Gear Grind
50
85%
15
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Vice Grip
55
100%
30
No additional effect.
Wild Charge
90
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
Autotomize
--
--
15
Raises the user's Speed by 2; user loses 100 kg.
Charge
--
--
20
+1 SpD, user's Electric move next turn 2x power.
Electric Terrain
--
--
10
5 turns. Grounded: +Electric power, can't sleep.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Gear Up
--
--
20
Raises Atk, Sp. Atk of allies with Plus/Minus by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Lock-On
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss the target.
Magnetic Flux
--
--
20
Raises Def, Sp. Def of allies with Plus/Minus by 1.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Shift Gear
--
--
10
Raises the user's Speed by 2 and Attack by 1.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Klinklang can perform in Sword/Shield. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive SS Move and Ability Combos for Klinklang

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