There are only two Steel/Fairy
types out in the world: Mawile, who was originally just
Steel, and Klefki, the new dangling set of jingly keys
from Gen VI! As much as I'd love to make fun of
GameFreak running out of ideas (looking at you,
Vanilluxe and Garbodor), Klefki's a far more creative
design for a key ring, don't you think?
In any case, this is Klefki's first
Steel-type card, which means you can run it thematically
with the rest of your Steel deck if you want to - the
only real question is, do you want to? Klefki isn't
notably strong at only 70 HP, and I doubt you're gonna
be utilizing his Dull Light attack for a measly 2-for-20
and Confusion. So what else does Klefki have?
I think you saw it the moment you
looked at him: Call for Family. That's right, it's yet
another "Call for Family" Pokemon that we have to
compare to Emolga (LTR). What's the difference? It
requires Steel Energy, and Klefki has 1 Retreat Cost.
The funny thing is, Emolga hasn't been that big of a
deal in a long time from what I've seen - there's not a
whole lot of crazy Emolga strats going down these days!
Which means that Klefki's even less relevant now.
It's a shame too; there could have
been a really neat card for a Steel-typed Klefki, but
perhaps they got too focused on other Steel types that
by the time they got to Klefki, they were all like, "Eh,
just make him another Caller."
Standard: 1.5/5 (it's sad how
irrelevant something like Call for Family - which once
upon a time was REALLY GOOD - gets over time)
Expanded: 1.5/5 (not much better
Limited: 3/5 (I can imagine seeking
out that Big Basic still far more valuable here)
Arora Notealus: He'll never let go
of your keys, Jack! You can sink to the bottom of the
Atlantic, but Klefki will always hold onto your safety
Next Time: TIME TO TURN UP THE