Morphs [Oak Catalog #]
- Klefki  Magnencij Kleptes
are 20 cm*
greyish silver Pokemon with a mouth resembling that of a keyhole on an older style lock. They have a small, pink body of sorts hanging from the bottom of their "head". On the top of their heads is a horn that makes up roughly half of its size, the horn having two protrusions on the front that make it resemble a key. On its face is a small, pink gem of sorts. At the base of its horn are two long, metallic offshoots that it uses as arms.
This Pokemon's metallic body appears to be mostly a shell of sorts, controlled through a mild form of ferrokinesis - in fact, the only parts of the Pokemon that appear to be biological would be the key hole face, the pink gem in its head, and the teardrop shaped body below it.
The gem embedded in its head is used as a focus for its ferrokinetic and fairy powers, allowing it to increase its power and manipulate the metal more easily. It's theorized that its ability to manipulate metal may in fact be connected to its fairy powers, and the gem is used to overcome metal's natural resistance to its primary typing.
The body below the head contains the majority of the Pokemon's organs, the stomach being an exception, kept within its large cranium instead. It is a common misconception that this part is pink - the marking on the front, in fact, is the actual colour that appears after vigorous cleaning. The Pokemon shows extreme discomfort and the typical allergic reaction to the metal it coats itself in when this substance is removed, leading to theories that it may have evolved this overtime in order to protect itself from the common weakness and, eventually, incorporate it as a natural defense against predators.
The mouth is a hot subject for debate among researchers. Depictions of this Pokemon show it as having a less key hole shaped mouth, with the more common design having begun to show up roughly around the same period as the invention of the lock and key. In more recent times, a few rare sightings of Klefki with narrower, slit like mouths have been showing up, the first sighting being shortly after the invention of the first key card, leading to several possible theories as to the connection between this Pokemon's shape and its seeming connection to keys.
This Pokemon has been noted taking up residence at the ruins of a hotel, commonly known as the Lost Hotel by passerby. Considering that they have also been observed near damp caverns, where various lichens and mosses grow (See: Diet), it is currently assumed that the sometimes damp and always dim conditions within the hotel, along with the abundance of keys and other small detritus produce a highly desirable environment for the fairy type.
prefer a diet rich in minerals and mosses, although they will eat various molds if need be. The minerals are used to maintain their outer shell, which they use to keep themselves protected. Trainers raising this Pokemon are recommended to, on top of the usual plant matter they ingest, include a zinc supplement - While they do use iron quite frequently, too much has been known to break down the protect pink coating on their bodies and within their digestive tracts, triggering an allergic reaction, which is avoided when they are fed zinc instead.
Recently bred males will require a larger amount of metal for a short period of time, and may feed on small bugs to help supply the metal needed. It is recommended to instead increase the supply of zinc and add in about one part iron to every 4 parts zinc during this period, as eating insects will often irritate their stomach linings as they eat the bugs whole and alive, lacking any teeth to crush them with.
Klefki is considered a fairly minor risk to trainers, but like any Pokemon, these risks still do exist. When nearing the territory of a Klefki, if the Pokemon feels threatened they may begin to shake the various objects they have gathered at the intruder, as a warning. If not heeded, the Pokemon will begin to escalate, using guile and quick wit to outsmart the perceived threat, catching them off guard with status moves in the middle of an attack from their foe.
When in full on battle, Klefki are capable of a number of underhanded and devious tricks, such as using any light that is available to blinding their foe, sometimes even causing damage with the brightness. They may also manipulate their horns, grinding them together to create an ear splitting screeching sound. This technique, dubbed Metal Sound by trainers, will often break the concentration of a foe, allowing Klefki to get in an easy, unresisted ranged attack. On top of this, they are also able to turn the strength of a foe against them, resulting in the opponent becoming harmed by their own brute strength. Due to this, if one desires to battle a Klefki, it is recommended to bring a Pokemon that can resist both Steel and Fairy attacks, and uses moves of the special persuasion. A Fire type is usually enough to scare them off, as the sudden influx of light will make them an easy mark for predators, not to mention that the heat is able to melt off the protective coat and expose them to the very metal they are allergic to.
Outside of battle, if the Klefki is at ease, it may pull a variety of pranks on those in its territory. For the most part, these pranks are harmless, if not a bit irritating - Stealing keys and necklaces, jump scares, and so on. However, if one approaches your mouth, it is highly recommended to cover your lips immediately - Like some ghost types, Klefki are able to steal life energy, their method requiring a kiss. Some reports also state that they may kidnap a human and bring them to an "alternate reality" (See: Powers).
Tame Klefki are less of an issue, although it is recommended that, if you are trusting them with keys or something else valuable, you get them a couple partners that you can keep an eye on. Else you may find your keys on a wild Klefki when on a stroll one day.
Courting and Childrearing
The Pokemon begins to prepare for courtship from the day it has developed its metallic covering. Gathering the shiniest baubles and trinkets it can find, it manipulates its arms to be able to pierce the object, creating a hole to lace their pseudo arms through - whether it's a shiny rock, a sparkling gem, a soft feather, or so on. This has a chance at destroying the object, which has led to a preference for objects that already have holes in them. During mating season, males and female begin to present their collections to each other. The Klefki will choose an item from each others collections, and if they agree to it, they will exchange the objects with one another and find a shaded, secluded spot where moss and mold may be growing.
For the next few days, the female's lower body will begin to balloon in size, producing five to eight eggs, while the male defends his mate and gathers metals for later consumption. Once the eggs are laid - each about the size of a pea, the male will first shed his protective covering before applying his protective pink coating to the eggs. The pair will switch duties as the male will be weakened, having to regenerate his covering. Once the male has regenerated, the pair will leave the majority of the items from their collection, keeping only the item they exchanged with each other, and part ways. The items serve to confuse predators, who mistake the nest as an abandoned pile of junk.
Upon hatching, the babies will not venture far from the pile as they gain size, devouring any moss and mold they can find, along with their father's old metal coating, before parting ways, splitting the objects left by their parents.
These Pokemon form a loose social group, respect dependent on who has the most and best looking objects in their collection. While tastes have been noted to change from clan to clan, a consistency has been noted in that keys are the most highly prized. For the most part, the Pokemon remain solitary outside of these comparison competitions, however, the ones with the highest social ranking will tend to have a few stragglers of the opposite sex, usually 2 or 3.
, for the most part, lack any powers that are truly unique, or even worthy of note among fairy or steel types. However, it does appear to possess one poorly understood ability, which is currently under research by the scientific community. According to eye witness testimony, Klefki occasionally open portals to another realm. This was previously thought to be superstition fueled by belief in the mythical fairy world, but recent video evidence has shown a Klefki opening one of these portals using one of the keys it carries. Research is currently underway as to figure out the mechanics behind this ability, how it may have used it before keys were invented, and where this portal may lead to.
In Human Culture
This Pokemon began to appear more prominently around the time keys were invented. Particularly affluent individuals in ancient times would wear Klefki as wrist bands, letting them and the keys dangle from below their wrists. They also appear in some legends where humans were taken to a land of fae, trapped their for ages before reappearing - One such tale involves them taking the human to a ring of Foongus, opening the portal there.
In modern times, this Pokemon has been used as a symbol in video games to indicate the number of keys left - featuring very prominently in the Legend of Zoroark
edited 12th Apr '14 10:07:00 PM by Icalasari